A message from Mr. Hallihan: We have a lot of great information in this newsletter for you. Please take a moment to read it, and remember that #JTAchievesTogether. I hope you have a fantastic Homecoming weekend.
Progress Reports available on September 24
Progress Reports will be available to view online through Home Access Center on Monday, September 24. Please contact the Principal’s Office if you would like a print copy of your student’s Report Card.For Home Access Center help, please call (815) 727-6860.
Tip of the Week: Talk to your teen about vaping #JTAchivesTogether
In 2015, 1 in 6 high school students reported vaping (using vaporizers or e-cigarettes) in the past month. Today, more high school students are vaping rather than smoking regular cigarettes. No matter how it's delivered, nicotine is harmful for youth and young adults.
Use CDC's Parent Tip Sheet to help you talk with your children. This tip sheet offers facts and practical ways to start conversations with young people about the risks of vaping.
National Emergency Alert TEST During School Day
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on October 3, 2018 during the school day. The test will evaluate the distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.
The WEA test begins at 1:18 p.m., which is when JTHS students pass between periods 6B and 7A. Most cell phones (depends on carrier) will receive a text message titled "Presidential Alert" that says: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."
Phones that are on silent or vibrate will still broadcast the message, similar to a Tornado Warning or an AMBER alert, and users cannot opt out of the WEA messages. The only way to stop this message is for cell phones to be turned off or in airplane mode.
The EAS test follows at 1:20 p.m., during which period 7A begins at Joliet Township High School. The EAS test will be sent by radio stations, television stations, cable and satellite systems.Complete details from FEMA at https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test
October 4 is a SIP A Day - JTHS School Improvement Day
Students will follow this schedule on SIP A Days:
|Period 1||11:20 AM - 12:15PM|
|Period 4A||12:20 PM - 12:34 PM|
|Period 4B||12:50 PM - 1:15 PM|
|Period 3||1:20 PM - 2:15 PM|
|Period 2||2:20 PM - 3:15 PM|
SIP Day Transportation Information
On SIP Days, JTHS buses follow a special schedule. Please note that the information below does not pertain to Special Education buses.
On SIP A Days
The standard-sized large buses arrive 4 hours later than regularly scheduled pick up time. For example, if your student’s regularly scheduled pick up time is 6:30 a.m., his or her bus would arrive at 10:30 a.m.
On SIP B Days
Freshman standard-sized large buses arrive 4 hours later than regularly scheduled pick up time.
Sophomore, Junior and Senior standard-sized large buses arrive 3 hours later than regularly scheduled pick up time.
Special Education Bus Routes
For SIP Day Special Education bus routes, please call the Transportation Office at: 815-727-6873.
JJC Pre-Fair Planning Workshop on October 17
Are you confused about the process of selecting a college/university? Have questions about financial aid? This workshop will answer these questions and more. Click here to learn more.
Joliet Central High School Club Directory
Is your student involved in any extracurricular activities? At Joliet Central High School, there are many clubs to choose from. Check out the Club Directory to see the full list.
Upcoming Mobile Food Pantry hosted in Joliet
On Friday, September 28, 2018 from 2PM - 4PM at the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic on 213 E Cass Street, Joliet, IL 60432. Click here to see the flyer.
Joliet Chamber Great Teachers Nomination
Nominate your favor Joliet Central High School teacher for the Joliet Chamber Great Teacher Award. The deadline for nominations is 4:00 PM on October 15.
JTHS Hosts Internship Recruiting Event
Joliet Township High School (JTHS) will host two events on Monday, October 29 to recruit business partners interested in providing internship opportunities to JTHS students. Click here to RSVP.
Registration Now Open For Steel Tots Preschool
The Steel Tots Preschool located at Joliet Central High School is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Click here to learn more.
Upcoming JCHS events include:
• September 22: Homecoming Parade & Game
• September 24: JTHS Family & Community Committee Meeting
VISIT THE CALENDAR FOR MORE DETAILS.
Joliet Central Athletic Update
Visit the Athletic Calendar to see next week's athletic events. Go, Steelmen!