8th Grade Great America Letter (mailed early April)

Dear Eighth Grade JLS Students, Parents, and Guardians:

It is difficult to believe that fourth quarter is already here. In June, the eighth grade class will enjoy an excursion to Great America to celebrate a year of hard work.  It is my hope that all members of this class will be able to attend this end-of-year trip on Monday, June 6, 2011.

Attending the concluding trip to Great America is regarded as a privilege for eighth graders.  To be eligible for participation, students must make wise choices with respect to behavior.  Teachers and administrators have established specific expectations for student behavior during the weeks preceding the trip.  In order for students to attend the Great America trip they must meet these expectations.  The following guidelines will be discussed with the students, will be announced on KJLS, and will be posted on the JLS website.

All of JLS/PAUSD rules and policies are in effect during this field trip. The JLS dress code will be enforced.  An eighth grade student will NOT be able to attend the Great America trip if he or she:

  1. Receives two or more disciplinary referrals between May 2 and June 3.
  2. Is suspended from school between May 2 and June 3.
  3. Accumulates 5 or more unexcused tardies between May 2 and June 3.
  4. Has a library fine, overdue book, unreturned textbook, or other obligation that is not cleared by noon on Friday, June 3, 2010.
  5. Has not turned in an athletic team uniform by Friday, May 27, 2011.

We thank you for your help in discussing and supporting these expectations with your child.  Any student who is excluded, or chooses not to go to Great America, will be expected to attend school on the day of the trip.  Arrangements will be made for these students to be supervised at JLS.

Here are the details:

WHERE: Great America

WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (approximately). If you need to pick up your student earlier, send a note to Joan Scherer in the Guidance Office by Thursday, June 2.

HOW: Transportation by school bus. Students will be picked up and dropped off at JLS.

COST:               Students without a season pass when payment is due = $37.00 (regular ticket)

Students with a season pass when payment is due = $10.00

Your payment should be made by check payable to JLS Middle School and returned with the attached permission slip to the Guidance Office by Thursday, May 5.

No refunds can be given once the tickets have been purchased.

Financial assistance is available upon request.

If you have any questions, please contact the administrative team (856-5188) or Joan Scherer (856-5182).


Sharon Ofek, Principal