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Ballou JH Newsletter
Ballou JH Newsletter
Posted on 06/04/2021

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Ballou Junior High Weekly Newsletter June 4, 2021



Mon 6/7
Late Start Virtual

Tues 6/8
Cohort A on site 11:15 – 1:55

Wed  6/9
V.Homeroom 9:15
Cohort B on site 11:15 – 1:55

Thurs 6/10   Cohort A on site
9th DEVICE Check In

Fri  6/11 
Last Day 
Cohort B on site
9th DEVICE Check In          

Mon 6/14
Late start Virtual

4-7PM CL 2.0 9th Grade Device & Textbook, 7-8 CL 2.0 text check in

Tues 6/15
Last Day Cohort A on Campus

Wed 6/16  Only 9thGr, DHH and Support Center on campus 7:25 - 10:40. Grades 7-8 Virtual short classes and 9th assembly 


    Bruin Families,

    During these last 8 days of school we will be collecting 9th grade devices (they get new ones on August 19 at Rogers Sophomore Orientation Day), collect all textbooks, and celebrate the tremendous perseverance of our Ballou students and families.   Remote, hybrid, in-person school has definitely been an opportunity for us all to grow.  Although we have experienced numerous epic changes, two things remained constant:  1.) Our students (and their families) are some of the best humans around.  and 2.) Our staff remained committed to making positive connections with students whether in person or virtual.  Indeed, we have all grown immensely and learned we are "Better Together."

    With PRIDE,     Mrs.Kusche, Principal

    Ballou School News

    Staff News:  Congratulations to Mr. Shoup who will be retiring this year!  Congratulations to Mrs. Erath and Mrs. Perkowsky who will be moving to new school adventures.   We will miss each of these phenomenal educators. 

    EPIC Yearbook  $15 Online sales via EZPay. Supplies are dwindling.  Books will arrive AFTER June 16th.  Pick up dates TBD  

    9th Grade  June 16th Event Registration has closed.  However, if your ninth grader still wants to attend, , please contact the Main Office.   We are still working out transportation bus route details. This last day of school (7:25 – 10:40am) will include short classes with activities, COVID approved snacks, and end with virtual live 9th grade awards. On campus award winners will receive their award in their Bruin Time Homeroom.  7-8th Graders will attend shortened virtual classes, ending with Homeroom. 

    9th Graders will turn in computer devices (and hot spots) on June 10, 11 or 14.   7-8 Graders keep devices over the summer.  Because most 9th graders will turn in devices before June 15, no 9th grader will be penalized for not logging in on Monday or Tuesday..   ALL 7-8yh graders are expected to log during virtual classes.  

    COED  Grades 7-9 Intramural Athletics and Activities:  Art Club, GSA, Homework Club, and athletics from 2-4:30pm. Pre-sign up required. Masks required.  Activity bus T-TH.   LAST ACTIVITIES ARE JUNE 11th.       

    From our Counselors and Prevention Intervention Specialist:  If you struggle with addiction and/or mental illness, or you know some who does, you are NOT alone. Need Help Reach Out!  SAMHSA’s National Helpline  – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)     

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The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Char Krause,, (253) 435-6295;
504/ADA Coordinator: Char Krause,, (253) 435-6295;
Title IX Coordinator Staff: Amie Brandmire,, (253) 841-8666;
Title IX Coordinator Students: Char Krause,, (253) 435-6295

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