Students and Families of Maple Grove Elementary School We are excited to begin classes for the fall on Monday morning. We have made adjustments to our schedule this year due to our present situation. All students will unload and load at the side entrance to the gym. No unloading will occur prior to 8 a.m. for buses and cars. We will unload one bus at a time with all 5th and 6th graders staying in the gym until the hallways have cleared. Car riders then will enter the building. Pre-K and Kindergarten will be eating breakfast in the cafeteria in the morning with all other classes eating in their respective rooms. For lunch we will have two classes in the cafeteria and one in the gym to maintain low numbers and proper social distancing. Dismissal time for the students will be at 2 pm. Remote learning time will be from 2-3 pm for the teachers. Students opting for remote learning will be contacted by their teacher when they can pick up their books. We are working on a schedule and date to provide a class to the remote students which will occur in the high school cafeteria regarding our chrome books. This class will be given before chrome books will be issued. We would like to thank you for willingness to be flexible during these difficult times. We are so excited to see the students on Monday. Thanks again. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour, Principal
Students and Families of Joppa Jr./Sr. High School We are excited to begin classes for the fall on Monday morning. We have made adjustments to our schedule this year due to our present situation. The doors at the high school will open at 7:50 for high school students only that are eating breakfast. All other students will enter the building at 8:00 a.m. High School students will report to their first period class, 7th graders will report to Ms. Carder’s class and 8th graders will report to Ms. Bellamey’s class. The 7th grade and 8th grade class will have breakfast delivered to their class. Dismissal in the afternoon will be at 2 pm. Remote learning time will be from 2-3 pm for the teachers. Students opting for remote learning will be contacted by their teacher when they can pick up their books. We are working on a schedule and date to provide a class to the remote students which will occur in the high school cafeteria regarding our chrome books. This class will be given before chrome books will be issued. We would like to thank you for willingness to be flexible during these difficult times. We are so excited to see the students on Monday. Thanks again. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour, Principal
The staff at Joppa/Maple Grove School District #38 are so ready for the 2020-21 school year to begin on Monday morning. The teachers and support staff have been working very hard the past few days and are excited about the school year. More will be posted tomorrow about arrival times for both schools. Go Jets and Rangers.
Joppa-Maple Grove is in need of sub custodians. If you are interested please contact Dr. Dufour or Deanna at 543-7589, or stop by the high school for an application.
Acorn Equality Fund will award scholarships of $1,000 to $4,000 for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender parents in downstate Illinois. Applications are available at https://www.acornequalityfund.org/scholarships--grants.html. Deadline is September 18.
Students now have access to their 2020-21 schedule. To view the schedule, students or parents/guardians should log into their StI account. Make sure you have selected 2020-21 school year and click on schedule. The last day for students to change their schedule is Friday, August 21.
Due to the low participation numbers, Jr. High baseball and softball will not have a season this year. The high school volleyball season has been moved to the spring based on the most recent I.H.S.A. guidance.
Just a quick reminder that drive up registration is today at the high school from 1 pm-7 pm for all students. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Hey Ranger Nation! I am so excited for us to come back together for classes! JHS English students will need the following school supplies: -a 3-ring binder with dividers, 1.5 in. preferred -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -a face mask JHS Speech students will need: -a 3-ring binder, 1.5 in. preferred -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) JJHS Keyboarding students will need: -a pocket folder -loose leaf college-ruled paper -pens/pencils (NO RED or PINK) I will be providing my JHS English students with a college-ruled composition notebook at the start of the school year. I can't wait to see you!
Junior High supply list for Mrs. Carder: Binder - in the past I have requested each student to have a 3 inch binder to be able to incorporate all classes in one binder. If you choose to use different, smaller binders, you will need to ensure you are taking the appropriate binder to each class. I do require students to keep all work that has been passed back. This is an easy way to study for exams. I also check, on occasion, to see if students are keeping their work. -Ear buds/ear phones -Pencils (if you use mechanical pencils you must supply your own led) -Erasers -Paper -Masks (at least 2) -Water bottle (must have a secure lid to prevent spills) -We will occasionally complete posters and projects and will require other items as needed (crayons, colored pencils, poster board.) Requested Items - if you are able to purchase anything extra for our classrooms it would be greatly appreciated! -Kleenex -Pencils -Cleaning/disinfecting wipes -Bandaids -Personal supplies (there is a “closet” of hygiene items in the office that we would like to try to keep stocked, but there are also some items that we would like to keep in the classroom on hand for students - deodorant, female products, etc.) -Disinfectant spray -Hand sanitizer
Registration day for all returning students will be Tuesday, August 11 from 9-11 and 1-7 at the high school building. ALL students must register for the 2020-21 school year and ALL registration information must be turned in by Wednesday, August 12. If you are unable to pick up your students packet on August 11 or return it on the 12, please contact either office for arrangements. Packets are also on the jmg38.com website.
Important back to school dates Drive thru Registration August 11, 9-11 and 1-7 pm for all JMG#38 students at the high school. Teacher In-Service August 13th and 14th First day of school is August 17th School will be in session from 8am - 2 pm There will be two options: Option 1 - In person at school, either MG or JHS JR/SR High. Option 2- Remote learning. If you commit to remote learning that option will be in place for 9 weeks. We look forward to seeing you all very soon for our 2020-21 school year.
Students transferring in from another district may come to the high school office on Monday, August 10 from 9-11 or 1-3 to register. If a later time is needed, please call and speak with the office. Remember to bring proof of residency as well as any legal documentation needed.
Registration for Maple Grove Elementary, Joppa Jr./Sr. High will be held on August 11th from 9-11 am and 1-7 pm at the Joppa Jr./Sr. High entrance. The packets may be picked up and filled out in the parking lot and returned the same day or the day following for those desiring to do them at home. All information will be inside the manila envelopes and when returned can be placed in the designated box in front of the school. We are looking forward to seeing you then.
There will be a community and parent meeting regarding the 2020-21 school year reopening on Wednesday, July 22, at 6 pm in the Joppa Jr/Sr. High Cafeteria. This meeting can either be attended on Zoom or in person. If you are attending in person, please send a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your attendance. Due to state mandates, we are allowed to have no more than 50 people in attendance. If the number of attendees exceeds this number, then we will open an additional meeting immediately following the 6 pm meeting. You are more than welcome to attend this meeting virtually. If you do attend, please adhere to social guidelines. You must wear a facial mask and follow the 6 ft. social distance guidelines. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you soon. Dr. Jeffrey A. Dufour Topic: Community and Parent Information Meeting Time: July 22, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97670197526?pwd=R1VaOWszd1lzSE9acFRCUGNoVWRCUT09 Meeting ID: 976 7019 7526 Passcode: 3jbJBy
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Governor Pritzker and Coursera recently launched the Workforce Recovery Initiative, which offers virtual career training for unemployed Illinois residents. Registration for the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative will be made available to Illinois residents from now through September, and all courses must be completed by Dec. 31, 2020. Upon completion of the program, participants may earn an industry-recognized credential as well as information about continuing building upon their new skilled through continued education at their local community college. Go to: https://www.coursera.org/government/workforce-recovery
Welcome Principal, Dr. Dufour Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District 38 is excited to welcome Dr. Dufour as the new school principal for Joppa Jr/Sr High School and Maple Grove Elementary School. Dr. Dufour has been the Physical Education Teacher at Joppa for the last year. Prior to that, he worked in North Carolina as Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and as a PE teacher throughout his career. His enthusiasm and love for education will enable him to foster relationships and provide the leadership to build and maintain a positive school culture.
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