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Thursday, August 20th, is Back-to-School Night from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Come walk through the school, meet teachers, and get class information. We will have food vendors outside the school, including Waffle Love, KoTako, and Kona Ice, for you to purchase a meal or a snack. A percentage of the food sales will be donated to South Jordan Middle.
Monday, August 24th, is 7th Grade Orientation. 7th Grade students only will come to school for a half-day from 7:50-11:50 am. Students will go through a shortened class schedule and attend orientation meetings.
Tuesday, August 25th, is the first day of school for all students from 7:50 am to 2:50 pm. There have been some changes to the class change policy – please see the attached letter. We can’t wait to have students back at SoJo – We are going to have a great year!
2015-16 Registration Information
Click HERE for more information regarding online registration for the 2015-16 school year.
Attention back-to-school shoppers, we just wanted to remind you of the school dress code as you begin preparing for the new school year. SoJo’s dress code requires clothing that is fitting for the educational environment, which has been determined by the District School Board and the local School Community Council. This includes shorts, skirts, and dresses that reach mid-thigh, shirts that cover the midriff and have a sleeve, and clothing without holes that show skin. Shirts must also have school-appropriate logos or slogans. If a student is wearing leggings or tights, they also need a skirt, shorts, or shirt that reaches mid-thigh. For more specifics on the school dress code, see the Student Handbook: http://sojomiddle.org/student-handbook/jordan-district-policies/
Thank you for your cooperation with the school dress code. We look forward to a fantastic year!
All students will need to have up to date immunizations before starting school on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Flyers listing the required immunizations as well as Salt Lake County Health Department information are attached below.
Beliefs for Schedule/Teacher Change
Much time and consideration has gone into your student’s placement and schedule at South Jordan Middle School. At South Jordan Middle School, we believe that every voice counts and that every child is as equally entitled to a positive learning experience as another. The Class change request policy was designed in accordance with Utah SB 122 which states: “ An LEA shall reasonably accommodate a parent’s or guardian’s initial selection of a teacher or request for a change. Reasonably accommodate means an LEA shall make it’s best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right specified in section 53A-15-1503 without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; and while balancing the parent rights of parents or guardians; the education needs of other students; the academic and behavioral impacts to a classroom; a teachers workload; and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.”
- The learning environment is most productive when there is a balance of classroom size, diversity and academic ability.
- Teachers have the responsibility to give input on student placement
- All teachers provide equal opportunities for quality learning.
- Students, parents and teachers should have an opportunity to learn to work with and appreciate various personalities.
- Creating different mixes of students encourages new friendships and social community growth.
- It is in the best interest of all students to control student placement combinations that could lead to disciplinary problems. Some combinations require a significant amount of classroom teacher time to regulate and can reduce teaching time for the rest of the class.
Chalk the Walk 2015
SoJo Art Students displayed their talents on the sidewalks.
Permit Information for the 2015-16 School Year
Please click here to find out more information about permits for the 2015-16 school year.
SoJo Spotlight Newsletter
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