JC Schools Inclement Weather Plan
Because some of Johnson City Schools open doors as early as 7:00 a.m. school buses begin picking up students at 6:25 a.m. Occasionally weather conditions worsen quickly thus requiring a later decision. Parents need to be aware of this possibility and plan accordingly. The safety of students, staff, and parents remains the top primary consideration.
How does Johnson City Schools decide when to close schools due to inclement weather?
When weather events are occurring, or have occurred, the school system gathers information from many sources. The Superintendent is in constant contact with Johnson City transit officials as they drive bus routes through neighborhoods and school zones. The school system consults with the National Weather Service regarding up-to-the-minute forecasts and conditions. School administrators talk to maintenance and custodial staff members to determine the condition of school campus roads and parking lots. Once all information is collected, the Superintendent makes the final decision.
Why aren’t schedule changes always announced the night before?
Every attempt is made to announce school schedule changes as soon as possible. There have been times when the forecast the night before does not develop as reported. The timing of the decision remains secondary, however, to the safety issues.
How do I find out if Johnson City Schools will have a change of schedule?
Contact your child’s school to register for district alerts or download the Johnson City Schools App – SchoolWay for school closings, delays, and early dismissals. If you already have this service, please make sure that phone numbers and email addresses are correct.
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DRIVER’S EDUCATION REGISTRATION
For ten (10) current Science Hill High School students
January 19, 2017
3:00 – 4:30 pm
First come first served basis with payment of $175.00
Columbus Powell Service Center
100 East Maple Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
Due to the snow day on January 9th, February 3rd will now be a regular school day.
Science Bowl will practice today during flex time in Mrs. Brouillette’s room. All seniors going to the state competition in February must attend to receive permission forms. Any student interested in participating in the regional Science Olympiad competition at ETSU in February, please come to Mrs. Brouillette’s room (419) during the second half of flex today. A representative will be here to discuss the competition and answer student questions.
The next Beta Club meeting is Tuesday, January 24 after school in room 417. We will having the yearbook picture taken at the meeting. We will also be discussing the spring projects.
Seniors: If you believe that you should be recognized as a TN Scholar, Honors Graduate, or Graduate with Distinction please drop by to see your counselor so that they can make sure your name is added to the correct lists.
TEACHERS - LOVE IS IN THE AIR AND VALENTINE'S DAY IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! Once again the choral department will be delivering singing Valentines on February 14th. If it is not feasible for us to visit your classroom, please let me know and we will send Cupid elsewhere. Teachers may buy Valentines for $7.00 per class. Oaks #2033
REMINDER: students are not allowed to drive through the bull pen in the mornings.
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR THE SHOWSTOPPERS SPRING PRODUCTION OF “THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON”. AUDITION INFORMATION MAY BE PICKED UP FROM MR. MARSHALL THIS WEEK THROUGH MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 24TH IN STUDIO 535 FROM 3:00 TO 5:00 P.M. YOU MUST COME PREPARED TO PERFORM A 2 MINUTE SOLO ACTING PIECE. THE AUDITIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL SCIENCE HILL STUDENTS GRADES 9 THOUGH 12.
Attention all students: Please remember that it is now a requirement for you to take the ACT in order to graduate. If you are a senior that has not taken the ACT, you need to see your counselor ASAP to get information on taking the test. Juniors, if you are interested in taking your free ACT exam, you need to see your counselor for info on signing up for the March 21st exam.
Students are not permitted to block stairwells at any time. In particular, students may not sit in stairwells during flex.