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End of Year Schedule
Congratulations to those students who qualified to attend GOTCHA! The Vacaville Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a trip to STARs Recreation Center for a day of fun on May 25th. The following was the criteria used for students to attend:
7th and 8th Grade students with a 3.83 GPA or higher for quarters one, two, and three, and no more than 2 demerits for quarters three and four combined.
Vacaville PD is now hiring crossing guards. Contact (707) 449-5434.
Important! No backpacks, large bags or suitcases are allowed. Seriously, only bring your yearbook and something other than a permanent or metallic marker to write with in the planner. Any bags brought will be inspected, girls are allowed small purses. All other bags will be confiscated and stored in the office.
Today is our last full day of school for the school year 2015-2016. Tomorrow is the 7th grade assembly and 8th grade assembly is Wednesday. Dismissal time both days is 11:30 am.
It’s yearbook time! If you would like to purchase a yearbook, come to room D16 during your lunch. Yearbooks will be sold for $40 cash. No personal checks will be accepted at this time.
As per school rules, no permanent markers will be allowed, especially for signing yearbooks. They can and will be confiscated if found.
Vaca High locker forms for incoming 9th graders are located in the front office and due before the end of the school year.
8th graders: If you haven’t turned in your green clearance form, please give them when completely signed to your Study Hall teacher or hand them in when you buy your 8th grade activity ticket.
Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board. You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below. You can also view each individual flyer in the Index of Community Bulletin Board Items box below under Elementary Events, Secondary Events, and Parent/Community Resources.
Visit Willis Jepson's Middle School's Official Facebook page to stay current on school activities.
Notes on School Safety
Online cruelty, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, digital harassment, slander, Internet defamation, virtual impersonation -- the Internet has a dark side. And for middle school students, things that people may say or post about them online, are especially taken to heart. We’d like to share with you a campaign that is helping to raise awareness about this issue, combatting cyber-hate with kindness.
East Bay Area middle school teacher Kim Karr began a program called #icanhelp, designed to empower students to take a stand against cyber harassment. The program educates students on the negative effects of cyber bullying, and gives them tools and strategies to help stand up to this behavior. The program encourages students to 1. post positively, 2. reply to comments with positive thoughts, 3. block people from their social media that may be inappropriate, and last, 4. tell adults when cyber bullying occurs. We encourage all our families to reinforce these four strategies with our students when the conversation arises at home surrounding cyberbullying.
At Willis Jepson, our Counseling department has begun to spread the word about #icanhelp on campus, and is using the four strategies to help students fight back against cyber bullying. In addition, students have received public service announcements through the web bulletin encouraging them to take a stand against cyber bullying, and our leadership students are helping to spread the word. When a student finds a negative post, made about themselves or someone else, they can post “#icanhelpdeletenegativity” in the comments field, to flag that comment for the social media company. Many posts and group sites are being taken down by the company as a result of students tagging them.
For more information on #icanhelp, visit http://www.icanhelpdeletenegativity.org/, or email your students counselor at Willis Jepson.
TEXT TO TIP LINE
If you have factual information regarding a person possessing an illegal object on campus (weapons, drugs, etc), or if you know of someone who may be a danger to themselves, text Officer Pro using our Text To Tip line to let him know. All texts are anonymous.
This number should not be used if there is an emergency (call 911), or if you are reporting on something that has already happened.