Dear Robert Frost Community,
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! Over the past few weeks, the dedicated Frost staff has worked hard to prepare our school for the arrival of our students. We are excited to meet our new Spartans on Tuesday and welcome back our 8th grade students on Wednesday. We know that your child is prepared for what is sure to be a highly successful year at Robert Frost Junior High School. This email is to provide you with a preview of next week’s back-to-school events:
FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL
- Tuesday, August 26th is “Frost Forward”, a special day devoted toONLY the incoming 7th graders. We will be running a special bell schedule on this day where students will get to practice opening their lockers, travel through their class schedules, and learn about life at Frost. Please ensure that your student brings the following on this day:
- Class schedule
- School supplies (Please note that this is a change from previous information; students are welcome to bring their school supplies on this day—they will be able to put their supplies in to their hallway locker during Homeroom/1st period)
- On Wednesday, August 27th the 8th Grade Students will join the 7th Grade Students as we host our annual Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Kick-Off Celebration. Students will learn what our expectations are of them in different locations throughout the school. Please ensure that your student brings the following on this day:
- Class schedule
- Assignment Notebook
- School supplies
During the first days of school, we will be reviewing with the students a number of school rules including our policies on dress code and the prohibition of cell phones and entertainment devices. Please take a moment to talk with your child about these and other key points found in the Frost Parent-Student Handbook that you received on Information Day.
GIRLS BASKETBALL and BOYS/GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Our junior high school fall sports season kicks off next week. Girls basketball holds try-outs after school on Thursday, August 28th from 2:15-4:00 pm. Boys & Girls Cross Country hosts an informational meeting after school on Thursday, August 28th from 2:15-4:00 pm. We encourage your child to participate in sports and represent Frost as a Spartan “student-athlete”. If your child plans to participate, per School Board Policy, current physicals are required of all students to be on file prior to try-outs and/or participation in any inter-scholastic sport. If you have any additional questions about your child’s physical, please contact our school nurse.
Frost school hours are 7:38 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. with the first bell ringing at 7:30. Please note: Beginning Wednesday, August 27th, every Wednesday is designated for staff development. Students are dismissed 30 minutes early on Wednesdays (1:45 p.m.).
Frost school office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Remember that our student absence line (847-357-6802) is available 24 hours a day. Please call by 7:00 a.m. if your child will be absent from school. In the event that you need to contact your child at school, please feel free to contact our main office (847-357-6800) between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Also, students are able to use the student phone located in the main office to contact parents. With staff permission, classroom phones are also available for students to use.
PICK UP PROCEDURES
To ensure the safety of our students, there will be no entry to our parking lot beginning at 2:15 (1:45 on Wednesdays) until ten minutes after the end of the day. When entering the east parking lot, please follow the yellow arrows marked on the pavement for safe traffic flow. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the flow of traffic to make it safer for our students.
Due to the rainy weather this afternoon, the Frost staff was unable to visit homes to personally welcome your child back to school and to provide information about next week. Our goal was to make it to as many homes today as possible; unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate! Instead, we look forward to welcoming your child back to school next week here at Frost.
Please visit our Frost JHS website for the building calendar http://frost.sd54.org/events/ . Finally, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frostspartans and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/frostspartans to stay updated with the latest news and information about the great things happening at Frost. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to ensuring your child’s educational success. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year with your child.
Have a nice weekend,