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School Schedule

 

Feb. 15-19th President's break
March 11 Minimum day, 12:20 dismissal
March 25-31st Spring Break

 

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Willis Jepson Named a California School to Watch!

We are pleased to share that Willis Jepson has been named as one of eleven middle schools in the state of California to be awarded as a School to Watch - Taking Center Stage.  Each year, the Middle Grades Forum and California League of Schools identifies middle schools that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success.  In the words of State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, "These middle schools teach deeply to standards, assess ongoing student progress, and use data to make decisions.  They develop confident and capable adolescent citizens, differentiate instruction for all learners, and provide effective interventions to struggling students and English learners."

The sites selected to be Schools to Watch™-Taking Center Stage model schools meet the unique challenges of their student populations and share a strong, ongoing record of student achievement. We are extremely proud of our staff, students and community, who all share in this great honor!

News

2/8/16

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 on the following link: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/community.

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2/5/16

ATTENTION 8th grade girls INTERESTED IN PLAYING GOLF IN THE FALL OF 2016 @ Vacaville High…ATTEND AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON THURSDAY 02/11 @ LUNCH IN The gym.  Any questions, please contact Mr. Bassey at Vacaville High – justinb@vacavilleusd.org

 

Honor society students: LAST DAY!! You must RSVP and pay the $3 by Friday in order to be part of Jepson’s National Honor Society. Ms. Cook is available before school and in between classes. Please stop by room I46.

 

Pennies For Patients News! Big thank you to Mrs. Coble’s 7th grade study hall for bringing in a total $150.73 so far and Mr. Cooney’s 8th grade study hall has brought in $120.31.  That is amazing. There is still time for your study hall to set a new record for giving and win that pizza party. In just two weeks we have collected $710! We are half way to our goal. All this spare change adds up. If each student would bring in just one dollar we would easily reach our goal of $1400. Our last collection day will be Tuesday, February 9. Let’s help kids with cancer. At Jepson we do the right thing.

 

 

Do you ever accidentally wear the same outfit as your best friend? It happens a lot by accident, now let’s do it with purpose. Thursday, February 11 will be TWIN DAY.  Yearbook photographers will be out at both lunches taking photos of twins and triplets. Dress alike and make sure you and your twin get their picture in the yearbook.


Congratulations. Ms. Brasher’s class had 34 items of PINK!!

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2/4/16

 

Progress reports will come out tomorrow.

 

Honor society students: You must RSVP and pay the $3 by Friday in order to be part of Jepson’s National Honor Society. Ms. Cook is available before school and in between classes. Please stop by room I46.

 

o  Dance on Friday, Feb. 5th Cupid’s Bash

o  $5 to get in dance

o  Dance hours are 5:30 – 8:00pm

o  Make your own ice cream sundaes for $3

o  Wear PINK on Friday, February 5th – judging will be by study hall – winning study hall gets a prize. Outfit must be more than 80% pink.

 

A message from Mr. Wight:  Students, the language that we use on campus is not only a reflection of ourselves, but of our school.  Remember, it is against school rules to use any profanity while at school.  This means during lunch and passing period as well, not just in the classroom.  Supervisors have been authorized to assign lunch ADP for inappropriate language – let’s keep our speech school appropriate.  

 

Pennies For Patients News! Big thank you to Mrs. Coble’s 7th grade study hall for bringing in a total $150.73 so far and Mr. Cooney’s 8th grade study hall has brought in $120.31.  That is amazing. There is still time for your study hall to set a new record for giving and win that pizza party. In just two weeks we have collected $710! We are half way to our goal. All this spare change adds up. If each student would bring in just one dollar we would easily reach our goal of $1400. Our last collection day will be Tuesday, February 9. Let’s help kids with cancer. At Jepson we do the right thing.

 

 

 

Do you ever accidentally wear the same outfit as your best friend? It happens a lot by accident, now let’s do it with purpose. Thursday, February 11 will be TWIN DAY.  Yearbook photographers will be out at both lunches taking photos of twins and triplets. Dress alike and make sure you and your twin get their picture in the yearbook.

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Healthy Kids Parent Survey

Please complete the Parent  Survey Component of the California Healthy Kids Survey by 1/29/16.

 

          · Your participation is voluntary and very important.

          · This is an anonymous survey.

          · All questions apply to this school only.

          · The results are for the use of your district.

 

The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.

It is designed so that participating staff cannot be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.

 

CDE/CHKS will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

 

Thank you for your time and input!

 

School Code Needed for Survey (case sensitive): TZ63XV  

Parent Survey / English

Código de la escuela necesario para la encuesta (distingue mayúsculas y minúsculas): TZ63XV
Parent Survey / Spanish

Support in Math

There are many ways you and your student can get support in math.

Most teachers allow students to re-do homework and do quiz and test re-takes.  Encourage your student to take advantage of this support!

Online resources are also available:  Khan Academy, Big Ideas textbook online (students have a login)

Parents can help at home.  Many students just need to review basic math skills such as multiplication, decimals,

fractions, and integers.  Flashcards are a great way to practice basic skills.

Contact your student's math teacher for more information.

Homework Help

Solano Library Resources

1-866-57-ASKUS • solanolibrary.com

  • Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center

1020 Ulatis Drive  Vacaville, CA • 95687

Teen volunteers are available to help with homework questions.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays  3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Vacaville Public Library-Town Square

1 Town Square Pl • Vacaville, CA • 95688

Teen volunteers are available to help with homework questions.

Wednesday's 3:30 - 4:30 PM

  • Get FREE help online from real tutors in Math, Science, Social Studies and English for Grades 4-12 and College intro. 

​Everyday from 1:00 - 10:00 PM

http://solanolibrary.com find the "Teens" section then click homework help then click got homework?

 

College Club Tutor

  • Arielle, CALSOAP College Club tutor, will be available to tutor during the school day on Monday's and Wednesday's. She will call student's out of class during non-academic classes.  Sign up in Counseling Office.

Stay Connected

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.

(707) 418-0594

 

This number should not be used if there is an emergency (call 911), or if you are reporting on something that has already happened.