July 2, 2017
Dear Granger Parents,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Granger Junior High School, home of the Griffins. The 2017-2018 school year marks the start of an important and exciting opportunity for our students to have an outstanding educational experience. Here at Granger Junior High School, our staff is committed to rigorous instructional and academic improvement. Our goal is to ensure that each student is prepared to meet the academic rigor of the Common Core Standards and to provide a safe and supportive learning environment. Our students will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum that will prepare them for success in high school and college.
We are committed to academic success. If a student is performing below grade level, he/she will be enrolled in an Avid Excel or Math workshop during the school day. Any student who doesn’t master a formative assessment (each core curriculum teacher gives an exam every two weeks) or fails to complete classwork/homework assignments on a timely basis, will be required to attend academic re-teaching interventions after school.
We have mutual goals for your child: academic success and social skills development. By working together and monitoring your child’s progress daily, we can mutually achieve these important goals. Help your child succeed by insisting that your child:
Attend school daily and on time. Medical appointments should be made after school hours
Completes homework assignments and reads 30 minutes daily
Is prepared with all instructional materials including having his/her iPad or Lenovo fully charged
Monitor their classwork/homework by monitoring their courses via Canvas or Jupiter Grades
Parents need to stay informed and seek out their child’s teacher or counselor when questions arise.
The free or reduced lunch program is available for all students who qualify. Parents must complete a lunch application every year. Applications will be mailed to your home and will also be available at the Main Office beginning July 6 and should be submitted by July 14. All students who qualify will have a pin number assigned to them to purchase cafeteria food items during breakfast, nutrition break and lunch. Food prices will be determined by each family’s ability to meet specific requirements. Regularly priced lunches will be $2.80. Failure to turn in a completed lunch application will forfeit your child’s ability to have a free or reduced lunch.
It is important for parents and students to keep up with grades throughout the school year. Grades are accessible via their iPads on the Canvas informational system or Jupiter Grades. Students who are new to the district will receive their passwords at the beginning of the school year. Returning students will use their passwords from last school year.
GJH offers many opportunities for parents to become a part of their child’s experience. Open House is scheduled for Thursday, August 17 which will allow you the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and learn about the academic expectations for each class.
This will be a great year for your child here at GJH. As Principal, I want to extend a personal invitation to each of you to visit our campus to volunteer and attend our activities throughout the year.
Education is a team effort
Arturo Montaño, Principal, Granger Junior High School