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Dear Parents and Students, 

We are looking forward to welcoming our students to the new school year tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17! Listed below are a few important reminders. Additional information can be found in our online resource hub.   
 
Transportation Delays 
Families may experience transportation delays if their student is a bus rider, particularly at the start of the school year, due to staffing shortages. We encourage families to provide transportation for their students if possible. Student drivers and car riders should plan ahead and arrive to campus early due to the increase in traffic from students being dropped off. Students who arrive late to class due to JTHS transportation delays are not marked tardy. We appreciate your patience as we work to safely transport students to and from school. The most current and up-to-date bus route schedules are below.   
   
Central Bus Routes
West Bus Routes
 
School Meals 
JTHS participates in the National School Lunch Program and is monitored by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Will County Health Department. Students pay $3.10 for a full lunch meal and $2.00 for a full breakfast. Students that qualify for reduced price meals through the Free and Reduced Meal application process pay $.40 for a full lunch and $.30 for a full breakfast. Directly certified students (SNAP, TANF, FOSTER, MEDICAID) or students that meet the criteria for free meals through the meal application process receive a full lunch and breakfast at no cost. Cafeteria menus are posted weekly on the websites listed below.  
 
Central/Pathways/Transition Cafeteria Website  
West Cafeteria Website  
  
MySchoolBucks – Cashless Cafeteria  
Cash is not accepted in the cafeteria. Parents and students must create a pre-paid account through the MySchoolBucks web site. By prepaying, parents can assure lunch money is being used for school meals, reduce worries about forgetting or losing money, limit the amount used each day and specify if additional food can be purchased. 
 
How to Use MySchoolBucks 

  1. Go to www.myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app MSB Parent, USA (IOS or Android)   

  1. If you have not already done so, create your free parent/guardian account and add your student(s) using their school name/student ID.     

  1. Add school items or invoices to your cart   

  1. Check out using your credit/debit card or electronic check 

 
If you have questions, contact the Textbook Center.
Central Textbook Center
(815) 727-6811
 
West Textbook Center
(815) 727-6993
 
Attendance & Permission to Leave Campus
Regular attendance is essential for academic success. The state laws of Illinois are very specific concerning the matter of student attendance in public schools. It is assumed that students will always be in school except for cases of illness or serious family crisis.  
  
If a student is absent or tardy to school, the parent or guardian must telephone the dean’s office the same day stating the reason for the student’s absence or tardiness (24-hour voice mail is available).

Students are not permitted to leave the building during the school day without permission. There are rare occasions when students must leave during the school day. When such a time arises, parents must call the attendance office with the date, time, and reason for early dismissal. Students will receive a “permit to leave” the building for the designated time. Please note due to the volume of calls and availability of staff, requests for permission to leave campus should be made at least two days in advance.
 
Central/AVAC/Transition Center Attendance Office
(815) 727-6801
 
West Attendance Office
(815) 727-6900
  
Pathways Attendance Office
(815) 727-6810
 
Have a great school year!

  • Central
  • District
  • West