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One Book One School

Denman's One Book One School Assignment is One Crazy Summer.  

 

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.  This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama. 

 

Following are the summer reading assignments that will be DUE during the first week of school.  Happy Reading!

 

PE Summer Assignment.pdf

 
 

Welcome Incoming Families

Welcome to the Denman Community! We are looking forward to meeting you. We invite you to visit the PTSA website for information on how to connect and get involved at www.denmanptsa.com.

Important Dates!

 

  • BY APRIL 21: Register your child at Denman. 
    Registration Office is open on weekdays 8:00am-4:00pm.
  • MAY 2: Ice Cream Social 5:30-7pm
  • MAY 30-JUN 2: Step Up Week 8:30am-12:30pm; breakfast and lunch will be served. Spots are limited and registration for this great program should be completed ASAP.

Tardy Scoop Policy

Tardy Scoop

 

In an effort to reduce and diminish Student Tardies, James Denman Middle School has implemented a new attendance intervention known as the “Tardy Scoop”. Every period after the second bell the Counselors, Security, and other Admin will “scoop” any students in the hallway that did not make it to class on time. They will then be escorted to the cafeteria for 5 minutes. A pass indicating they were part of the “Tardy Scoop” group will be distributed and that is their entry back to class. If a student is seen 3 times in one day, an automatic call home to schedule a conference will be made. If a student has been scooped up 3 or more times in the week, they will serve “Tardy Tuesday” on Tuesdays after school as stated in our original policy. 

 

1st period

The Denman Tardy Scoop

 


 

 

Make it to class BEFORE the bell rings!

 

 

3x/day = Parent Conference/Tardy Tuesday

3x/week = Tardy Tuesday

 

“To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is unthinkable.”

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 the morning of the absence to report by phone. 415.469.4535
  2. Send the student to school with letter from parent and or doctor.
  3. Email Ms. Hearne at HearneR@sfusd.edu, or grade level counselor
  4. Come into school and report absence

 

Tardy: If a student is tardy for school they have a 15 minute window (between 9-9:15am and Weds. 9:30-9:45am) before they have to go to the attendance office (RM116) to retrieve a tardy pass. After 9:15 they are to report to the attendance office with or without excuse and then report straight class. You are able to report a student being tardy the same way you report an 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. Send the student with a note the same morning of early dismissal with time they need to be dismissed or picked up.
  2. Call into the school that morning and give the time student needs to be dismissed.
  3. Email Ms. Hearne or grade level counselor day prior to dismissal or morning of with the time that student needs to be dismissed.

 

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.

 

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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Beacon News

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HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

Please follow the link below for High School Information

 

High School Information Page

 

Check out the High School Board

High School Board

Pi Day at JDMS

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