Ione Junior High School is committed to developing students who are confident and resilient life-long learners. We strive to ensure high school preparation for all students, through rigorous and integrated curriculum, with a focus on college and career readiness. We prioritize an atmosphere of cooperation, with an emphasis on respect for individual differences, inclusion for all, and strong school community values.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
We are thrilled to announce that Ione Junior High School will be holding an in-person 8th grade promotion ceremony for the year of 2021! Although it will look a little different this year with Covid-19 restrictions, we are confident that our families of students will appreciate the fact that we are able to hold a ceremony for our outgoing 8th graders. Please refer to this Promotion Letter 2021 for detailed information regarding the ceremony. Please call our office at (209) 257-5500 if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you and joining in on congratulating our outgoing 8th graders into the next chapter of their education.
Dear Students and Families,
The time to complete course requests for Ione Junior High for the 2021-2022 school year is finally here! Below, you will find links to complete course requests for next year. Each form is designed for students who will be in the identified grade next year, for example the 8th grade form is for students who will be in 8th grade in the 21-22 school year.
*There is a separate form for students who have an IEP. If the student has an IEP, please use the form for students with IEPs only. Please complete only one course request form per student.
You will also find the Course Descriptions for advanced courses, enrichment courses, and general electives attached to this email. All students will take Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Tutorial/ Study Skills. All students will take ONE general elective. Students may select their top two general elective preferences using the form. While placement in a requested elective cannot be guaranteed due to class size limitations, administration will attempt to fulfill requests whenever possible. Finally all students will take ONE enrichment course. AVID is the only enrichment course that students may select. The application process for AVID occurred in February and March and is currently closed. Any students not already accepted into AVID will be placed in an appropriate enrichment course based on previous student performance in the subject area, teacher recommendation, previous performance on state-wide testing, and performance on benchmark assessments.
The final question on all course requests asks parents, guardians, and/ or caretakers to write their full name indicating that they approve of the requested courses.
The deadline for completing course request forms and all relevant applications is Friday, May 14th, 2021. While course requests will be accepted after the deadline, priority for full courses will be given to students who complete the forms by the deadline.
8th Grade Link: https://forms.gle/
8th Grade IEP Only Link: https://forms.gle/
7th Grade Link: https://forms.gle/
7th Grade IEP Only Link: https://forms.gle/
6th Grade Link: https://forms.gle/
Don’t miss out on Ione Junior High’s talented group of journalists as they present the Colt Chronicle Vol. 1 Issue 7 . In this issue, you can find some interesting Spring Holiday ideas and facts, as well as a fun guide to pranks!
Dear IJHS Families, we want to take this opportunity to inform you that we will be administering the State CAASPP assessments this spring the week of April 19th. There are a few important notes regarding the testing that families must be aware of. Please read this CAASPP Parent Communication 2 letter for information regarding the testing. Please have students also read this Intouch Letter for instructions regarding testing. Both letters are in English and Spanish. We hope your children have a rested weekend! Please contact the office at (209) 257-5500 if you have any additional questions, thank you!
Dear Ione Junior High students and families, on March 8, 2021 the ACUSD Board of Trustees approved the shift from two full days a week to four full days a week beginning Tuesday, April 6. Please refer to this community letter for detailed information regarding the transition. For students who will remain on full Distance Learning, there is a revised Distance Learner Schedule to refer to. The Four Day Bell Schedule will remain the same. If your child is on full distance learning and you wish to request that your child come back to hybrid learning, please contact our office at (209) 257-5500 to be put on a wait list. Because space is restricted in our classrooms, it is not guaranteed that your child will be able to return to hybrid learning this school year. Thank you for understanding and we are excited to be shifting into this transition.
Join IJHS for Coffee & Conversation on Tuesday, February 23rd at 8:30AM
This is a virtual event The dial-in information is below:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 385 483 7595
You do not want to miss out on updates about our Hybrid/DL classes and SPSA. See the full Agenda here!
Ione Junior High School presents COLT Chronicle Issue 1 Volume 5
You do not want to miss out on some amazing poetry, a COVID-19 update and important do’s and dont’s for picture day, Valentine’s Day, and more!
Please join us for the next School Site Council (SSC) Meeting on 1/14/21 at 5:00 PM.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Meeting ID: 385 483 7595
You do not want to miss this exciting edition of The Colt Chronicle!