Principal's Notes

December 18, 2018

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE BEGINS TOMORROW  As the final projects finish and classes wind down, it is now time for your student to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the semester with their final exams.  Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest tonight and tomorrow as well as eats a great breakfast.  Exams will begin at 8:20am and end at 12:00pm.  Please see the final exam schedule below.

December 19

8:20am - 10:05am   A Block Final

10:15am - 12:00pm  C Block Final

December 20

8:20am - 10:05am B Block Final

10:15am - 12:00pm  D Block Final

December 21

Make-up finals – scheduled with the teacher

No School for those who completed their finals.


LOST AND FOUND IS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE  Please make sure that your student checks through the lost and found table.  We have lunchboxes, water bottles, shoes, jeans, and more that need to find their owner.  All items will be donated at the end of the semester.


PLEASE CLEAN OUT YOUR LOCKERS  There is nothing worse than coming back from break to a smelly hallway because someone forgot to take their leftovers home.  Please make sure that you clean out your locker before you leave.  Also, all PE/Athletic lockers will be cleaned during the break.  Any left items will be donated to charity.  So, please take home all belongings.


STOMACH FLU IS ALIVE AND WELL AT JA  We have had a series of stomach flu cases among the students and staff.  Please make sure to remind your students to wash their hands regularly.  If they are experiencing symptoms such as high fever, vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home for at least 24 hours after their symptoms subside or until they are no longer contagious.


COAT DRIVE FOR FCA  Do you have any coats that you have outgrown or would like to donate?  Please send them to school with your student.  FCA is holding a coat drive to donate to Clothes to Kids of Denver, a non-profit that provides clothing to preschool-12th grade students.  Please drop them off in Room 234. 


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE NEW YEAR  Tuesday, January 8, the second term begins.  On this day, the parking lot should be ready to go.  There will be a new traffic pattern using the parking lot as the drop-off/pickup queue that we will send out as the date approaches.  However, if it is more convenient, you may continue using the same street side pattern as well.


MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD SURVEY   When the students return, they will be asked to participate in an online survey administered through the district.  This survey provides valuable insight about our school climate, school safety, and learning.  Student responses are voluntary and confidential.  If you would like more information about this survey, please click on the link:  MYVH Family Notification Letter


THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:  SPENDING TIME WITH WHO TRULY MATTERS  At this time of the year, people are either happy or anxious about spending time with family.  Why?  Because of the relationships we have formed.  Family is a funny thing.  There are times my family drives me up a wall and others when I am sad to separate because of the great times and others when they are the only ones who understand who I am.  Regardless, they are my family and I love them because somehow we came together with one common trait, our name.  We stay together because we have endured the tough times, laughed through the ridiculous times, and celebrated the good times.  JA is very much an extension of my family and I hope you feel the same.  My wish for you is to enjoy the next two weeks with those who matter whether it is your family, your extended family, or your family of friends.  We will see you next year!


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