Welcome Middle School Families

Important Information to Help You Get Started

Important Dates for 2017-2018
  • Friday, August 11, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Textbook and Schedule Pick-Up 
  • Saturday, August 19 - Fall Preseason practices begin. Click here for more information. 
  • Sunday, August 20, 3:30 p.m. - Class 6 Orientation
  • Wednesday, August 23 - Opening Day
  • Friday, August 25, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Back to School Coffee - Ligums Practice Facility
  • Tuesday-Friday, September 5-8 - Mo Ranch Trip for Class 6 - (attendance at Mo Ranch is required for all Class 6 students)
  • Monday, September 11, 8:45 a.m. - Class 6 Parent Meeting - Tradition Room
  • Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. - Middle School Parents Night

Summer Reading Lists
Please click on a class below:

Course Selection
More information will be available at the New Parent Meeting on Wednesday, April 19. We will provide information from the meeting electronically for those who cannot attend. Online textbook reservation will occur in June.

Directory and Online Access
Access to our online community will provide you with additional information and insight on the school calendar, programs, and resources, including an online directory with the most up-to-date contact information for members of the St. John’s community. Please use the username and password that you used to submit an application or sign the contract. If you have problems, please click on the "Having Trouble Logging In?" link on the login page. Each parent has his/her own profile and login information. Login information will not change for current parents and Alumni who already have an account with St. John’s. We encourage you to get acquainted with the website. A tutorial is available by clicking on Account > Getting Started or to access a handout on SJS website general information click here. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Technology Jeff Ritter at jritter@sjs.org

This summer, you will receive a printed "Family Directory" in the mail with address, email, and phone information for the SJS Community.

Security

The School asks that parents place a small, circular SJS decal on the lower, passenger side of their car front windshield. Decals are available at the reception areas and parents' desks. When visiting campus, parents are required to wear a parent identification badge provided by the School. Please pick up your badge at the Parents' Guild Back to School Coffee on August 25. If you are unable to attend Back to School Coffee, badges can be made in division offices.
 
We have fully implemented the Raptorware Visitor Management System to help track all campus visitors, including parents, vendors, and contractors. When school visitors check in, we will ask for a valid, government-issued form of identification (such as a driver’s license or passport) that will be scanned by the system. The IDs will be matched against the 50 states’ public sex offender databases, as well as data entered by the School on custody issues and restraining orders. The system will alert us to any person who might jeopardize the safety of the campus. This is not a comprehensive criminal background search—no other criminal information (traffic tickets, warrants, misdemeanors, or felonies) can be searched. Visitors to St. John's will be directed to park at the Taub Campus Parking Lot at the southwest corner of Buffalo Speedway and Westheimer. Additional parking is also available in the garage on the Taub Campus. 
 
In August, at the New Parent and Student Orientation, parents should bring a government-issued ID such as a driver's license or passport that will be scanned by the system. You will also have an opportunity to do this at the Back to School Coffee on August 25.

Uniform Information
The St. John's uniform can be purchased at any Sue Mills location. For more information on Sue Mills uniforms, click here. To view the uniform regulations, click here. Please note that there will be used uniform sales on Tuesday, May 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and in August (details to follow).

Pick-Upand Drop-Off

Cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus. All cars must enter the Lower School and Middle School carpool lanes from West Alabama (Gate 9) for morning and afternoon carpool. The safest and easiest entry into the chute off West Alabama is from the west bound side (right turn). Lower School parents will stay to the right in the chute, and Middle School parents will stay to the left. If you have both Lower and Middle School students in your carpool, please default to the Lower School drop-off area.

Five or six cars will be loaded at one time and then dispatched. Please abide by the seat belt law before leaving the parking lot; however, the driver may be directed to pull forward in the lane while passengers complete buckling their belts to maintain the flow on the carpool line. Drivers may not leave the car. If stowing backpacks in the trunk of the car is preferred, students must be able to independently load their backpacks in the trunk. Students will enter cars only from the right. We ask that you not park in the parking lot as a means of collecting your children from the carpool line. When exiting the Carpool, vehicles are required to make a right turn onto Buffalo Speedway.
 
Private Instrument Lessons
For enrolled students, St. John's offers private onsite instruction in piano, guitar, flute, violin, and cello. If you would like to learn more or register for guitar, flute, violin or cello lessons, please click here. For private piano lessons, please click here.

Beginner Band & Beginner Strings Information

Your child has the wonderful opportunity to learn to play a wind instrument in the Beginner Band in group in Middle School!

The wind instruments that they can choose from are:
Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone,
French Horn, or Tuba

For string instrument information, you are welcome to contact Penny Meitz, Orchestra Director, at pmeitz@sjs.org. The string instruments they can choose from are:
Violin, Viola, Cello, or String Bass

If your child is interested in learning to play one of these instruments as part of their Fine Arts obligation, there will be more information given at the New Parent meeting on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. You may also contact Darrell Parrish, Band Director, at dparrish@sjs.org for further information.

Schedule a School Visit -
We would love for you to spend the day with us! 

Visits will take place Wednesday, March 22.
Students may wear their school uniforms or
comfortable clothes, and lunch will be provided.
Please confirm your child's visit by emailing Jennifer Bowen at jbowen@sjs.org

To view the MS Campus Visit Invitation, please click here.
 
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