James M. Bennett High
Respect. Responsibility. Ready to Learn.
- James M. Bennett High
Parent Message 1-17
Good evening, Clipper families. This is Principal Savage with your weekly message.
Just a reminder that we will be off on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that speaks to me is:
If you can’t fly, then run.
If you can’t run, then walk.
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
but by all means, keep moving.
As we have ventured through school during the pandemic our return to a more “normal” setting has sometimes seemed slow, but I am proud that we have kept moving and in the end we will have a new better normal as a result of all we have learned.
We learned last week from the state athletic group that winter competitive sports for this school year have been canceled. We are still hopeful; we will be able to have fall and spring sports but will know more in the coming weeks.
Last week a few special messages went out to students and families. One went to seniors in jeopardy of not graduating and one went to students currently enrolled is state assessed courses. Please take time to review these messages as they contain importation information to help students be successful.
There were some great photos taken during last week’s Winter School Spirit Week. Thank you to everyone who participated. Our mock trial team had their first competition last week and won! We are very proud of them and their hard work. We continue to have Step Up four days a week afterschool to help with tutoring needs. Information is available online or give us a call.
As we continue to prepare for our in-person option slated for Feb 2nd if you selected to return two days a week you must complete the COVID agreement before you are able to return. A link to the agreement is in the email portion of the message. https://covid.wcboe.org/auth/login/
We are just a few days away from the end of the second term and the first semester. Students should be continuing to work through the end of the term on the 29th to ensure they earn the best grade possible. Also, if you know your child has missed more than 5 days of school during this second term give us a call so we can work out an attendance recovery plan. Otherwise, your child’s grades will appear as E’s on their report card.
We have established an attendance email. JMBAttendance@wcboe.org
We know that the pandemic and the closure of schools has made things difficult for students and families. Included in the email are a few resources to support you and your student.
Caregiver Referral Form - https://sites.google.com/wcboe.org/jmbcounselorpage/social-and-emotional-wellness
Guidance Page -https://sites.google.com/wcboe.org/jmbcounselorpage/home
Kathy Klaverweiden – 9th graders
Krista (Baker) Brown – 10th, 11th, 12th A-D
Tana Ellis – 10th, 11th, 12th E-J
Jesse Serig – 10th, 11th, 12th K-Q
Hope Bowers – 10th, 11th, 12th R-Z & ELL
You can also text life crisis for help: LIFE CRISIS TEXT LINE.pptx
Thank you and have wonderful evening. Bulletin - JMB Weekly Bulletin Jan 18.docx