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It’s Survey Time!

 Our annual family survey, formerly known as the Satisfaction Survey, is available now. The results of the survey form part of of the School Quality Improvement Index, which is the district’s system of accountability to the federal government.

 

The survey is available both online and on paper. Online surveys are available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Arabic.  Paper family surveys are due on March 23. If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, please contact Ms. Soto.

 

Here is the link to the survey for Denman families:

http://bit.ly/2nWLcVJ

 

                                                                                                                                                                                           

We would like to hear from as many families as possible. Everyone’s voice is important!


 

Welcome to the Denman Community! We are looking forward to meeting you.

Important Dates!
  • BY April 6: Register you child at Denman (closed during Spring Break 3/26-3/30). Registration Office Room 127 is open on weekdays 8:30am-3:30pm
  • May 2 @ 5:30-7pm: Ice Cream Social
  • June 7 & 8 @ 9am-3pm: Step Up Program
Connect!
Support!
  • Use our Amazon link to earn up to 10% of your purchases for Denman!
  • Become a Basementeer, select Denman as your charity and receive 10% discount while earning 10% for the school
  • Donate to the Denman Pride fund
Get Involved! 

In August, once your student attends Denman:

  • Buy your Denman PTSA membership 2018-2019
  • Visit our Denman PTSA website for various volunteer opportunities
  • Register for the new school communications tool to receive weekly bulletin, homework assignments, grades etc.
  • Visit the James Denman Website for all school information

CYRM BOOK WINNERS FOR DENMAN


 

These are the CYRM 2017-18 titles that James Denman students felt were the best:

 

INTERMEDIATE -Pax by Sara Pennypacker

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL - A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

 

YOUNG ADULT -  Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

 

PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS - The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus by Jen Bryant

steam night december 5

SF Jazz in 314

Turkey Trot

dreamforce

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Finch Robot Competition Video

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Health Fair - October 6

Student iPad Deployment

In order for your child to recieve their iPad, an online form must be completed by going to bit.ly/vilsipadform. If you prefer filling out a paper form, paper copies are available in the main office.

 

Students who have not returned an iPad from the 2016-17 school year will not be issued a new iPad until the original iPad is returned.

Attendance Policy

James Denman Middle School

Attendance

 

Absence:  If a student is absent from school there are two types of absences they may fall under, excused or unexcused. Both types will still show up on a student attendance profile report. There is more than one way that you can report an absence.

 

  1. Call into the school on the morning of the day in which the student will be absent to report the absence by phone (415.469.4535)
  2. Send the student with an excuse or doctor's note, when the student returns to school from the day that they were absent.
  3. Come into school and report absence

 

Tardy: If a student is tardy for school they have a 15-minute window (MTThF: Between 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.) to report straight to class in the morning. After 9:15 a.m., students are to report to the attendance office with or without excuse to retrieve a tardy pass, then report immediately to class. Class periods following the first period of the school day have the same protocol as first period, students will have to report to the attendance office for a tardy pass and return to class if tardy by 15 minutes or more. Student tardiness can be reported in the same manner as a reported absence.

 

Early Dismissal: Students are allowed to leave early from school with permission from parent/guardian. If a student needs to leave or be released early from school there is more than one way to report it.

  1. The student may bring a note on the morning of the day in which the student will be dismissed early. The note must specify the time that they will need to be dismissed from school.
  2. Call the school on the morning of the day in which the student will be dismissed early and specify the time that the student will need to be dismissed from school. 

Truant: Students will show up on a truancy list after 18 PERIODS of either absence, unexcused absence, tardy, unexcused tardy, tardy 30 minutes or more. There are two different types of letters you may receive for students that are considered truant.  Families that receive a truancy letter are able to call in or stop by to correct any attendance. After receiving 3 letters and no contact from parent and or guardian the school then goes forward with the next step in attendance protocol through the district.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the attendance of your child please feel free to call, email, or stop by Ms. Hearne’s office (RM116) and she will assist you.

 

James Denman School Calendar 2017-2018

Denman Pride Winners 3/16/18

Advisory of the Week

Ms. Arroyo's Advisory

 

Winners:
 

6th Grade

Prizes:

  • Cathy Cao
  • Claire Larson

Sandwich:

  • Arman Perez

 

7th Grade

Prizes:

  • Mette
  • Jun Kang Zheng

Sandwich:

  • Edwin Mejia

 

8th Grade

Prizes:

  • Michael C.
  • Jeffrey Luo

Sandwich:

  • Erica G.

 

Teacher shoutouts to:

  • Ms. Casey
  • Mr. Furr
  • Mr. Luu
  • Ms. Pengosro
  • Ms. Ryan
  • Ms. Shillingburg
  • Mr. Yarrington

 

Raffle winners win a choice of :
Denman Pride on the Southside Teeshirt

Denman Pride Water Bottle

Denman Pride Sports Bag

A (one-time) Pass to the Front of Any Line

 

Congratulations everyone!

High School Corner

CLICK HERE FOR THE DOCUMENT LISTING HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION- shadowing, application deadlines, placement notification and registration.

BEACON NEWS

Family and Community Programs! Free to parents and students of Denman. No sign ups required, just drop in!
Tuesdays @ 7 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Capoeira

  • Ceramics

  • Martial Arts

  • English as a Second Language - all first languages welcome

How to Report Lost or Stolen iPads

If your device has been missing for an extended period of time or has been confirmed as stolen, please follow the steps contained within this document:

Directions for Reporting

https://goo.gl/Ej8gef
 

Form for Reporting

https://goo.gl/Ru8Crd

Fill out as much information as possible on the forms. If you do not know the serial or asset tag number of the iPad, please complete and submit all the student information. The missing information will be entered after submission by Denman staff.

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