Dear Students and Families:
Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year! Our commitment at Jacumba Middle School is to provide a Safe, Respectful, and Responsible learning environment that will empower students to become creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners prepared for high school, college, and life in the twenty-first century.
I would like to continue the high expectations for our students in regards to academic performance within the classroom, participation in co-curricular activities as well as responsible citizens at school and in the community. I am asking each student to make a commitment to demonstrating Safe, Respectful, and Responsible behavior by being active participants in their learning community. Doing so will enable all to have a successful and enjoyable school year.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will be fully adopted this year in Math and Language Arts classes; with Science and History coming soon. CCSS makes for a more rigorous approach to learning as students will be challenged to develop their analytical skills, communicate their learning verbally, in writing, and/or in a presentation. In almost every classroom, students will have access to technology that will allow for more real time collaboration with their peers and increase their 21stcentury learning experiences.
Middle school is a time of a change. It is an exciting time, but it can also be challenging with the increase in workloads and the social adjustment that occur through the course of the day. Jacumba Middle School Jr. Redhawks, I encourage you to do the following so you can be successful in your transition and time in middle school:
Parents, please make time to:
We are looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year at Jacumba Middle School. I encourage all students to connect with our school; stand up to mistreatment, vandalism, and to anything you know is not right. Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd. Be yourself and even when no one is watching, do the right thing. Parents, please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, Jacumba Middle School will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.
I encourage you all to be active in our PTSA. Our partnership is essential for our continued success. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open.
I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and your student to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success. Once again, welcome to Jacumba Middle School!
I am honored to serve as your principal