HJHS will be closed April 2-5 for Easter Break.
HJHS: 3rd Qtr final grades will be sent via student emails on Thursday, March 18th.
HJHS will be closed March 6-14 for Spring Break.
8th Grade Parents: Please be sure your student checks their school email to complete the freshman registration process. They were provided with a short demonstration video from Mr. Tate, the high school counselor, and a registration form to complete. The form needs to be completed by Friday, March 5th. You can click the link provided to view the video. Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VjYDotiFiZtXgeba3nGs_aakWFb8JiRK/view?usp=sharing **If your student did not receive an email please have them reach out to their Enrichment teacher.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for HJHS parents is now live. To take the survey please visit: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent We appreciate your responses as we strive to improve!
HJHS: 3rd Qtr midterm grades will be sent via student emails on Wednesday, Feb. 10th. At-risk parent-teacher conferences are Thursday, Feb. 11th from 5pm-8pm. Teachers will be in contact to schedule those parents who need to come in for a conference.
HJHS Spring pictures will be on Thursday, January 28th. Students who are still remote learners are welcome to come from 11:00-1130 for their picture.
Announcement: Volleyball Tryouts- Tuesday (1/19) - 6th grade from 5-6pm, 7th/8th grade from 6-7:15 Wednesday (1/20) - 6th grade from 3-4pm, 7th/8th grade from 4-5:15pm
Sorry you have to go to our Live Feed on our Website at: https://www.herrinschools.org/o/hjh to see the yearbook flyer.
Reminder that students who were issued a chromebook from the school need to bring that chromebook (in the case that it was issued in) daily to and from school. We do not have enough chromebooks for them to have one at home and at school.
Reminder that tomorrow (Jan. 5th) is the first day back to school for students. Grade cards for 2nd quarter will be emailed to student email accounts on Wednesday, January 6th. Please note that the retention list for HJHS is extremely long for this point in the school year and those students who are failing will be retained if grades do not improve this semester. If you are concerned about your child being retained, please consider in-person schooling as opposed to remote learning as there is no substitute for face-to-face education by a licensed teacher.
Parents: This is a reminder about HJHS student grades. Current grade reports went out to your student's email last Tuesday (11/24). You should verify to your student's enrichment teacher that you've seen their grades. There is an assignment in their Google classroom set up to do this OR you can email the teacher. Also, the grading period ends officially on Dec. 11th. Students will be retained this school year if they do not complete their work!
Attention athletes and families: Starting today, Nov. 20th, Herrin CUSD #4 will pause all athletics due to the Governor's tier 3 mitigations. More information will be passed along as it becomes available.
This year, the HJHS Student Council is helping the Herrin scouts with Scouting for Food. Due to COVID restrictions, scouts are not able to collect bags door-to-door. Scouting For Food is one of the area’s largest food drives and is critical for our local food pantry and Herrin House of Hope. We have distributed blue, Scouting for Food bags to the students. Those wishing to bring the bags back with food will return them to SCHOOL this Thursday, where we will collect them and give them to Scouting For Food on Saturday. Thanks for your help in this endeavor. Our community needs our help. We will also have a collection site on Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm at Southside Lumber.
Just to clarify the tentative schedule for HJHS for the next two weeks- For this week, 11/16-11/20, we are proceeding with the normal schedule. There are no changes at this time. On Monday and Tuesday of next week, 11/23-11/24, Herrin CUSD #4 will be using two Remote Learning Planning Days. There will be no in-person or remote learning during that time. There will also be no assignments given or attendance taken on 11/23 and 11/24. Midterm grade reports will be emailed to student emails on Tuesday, Nov. 24th. Parents should indicate that they've seen their student's grades and send a picture of the sign-off/indication back to their enrichment/band teacher through Google classroom. 11/25-11/29 is Thanksgiving Break. These plans are highly dependent upon the health or our faculty, staff, and students. We will notify families if the schedule changes.
2nd Qtr Midterm ends on Friday, Nov. 20th. Midterm grade reports will be emailed to student emails on Tuesday, Nov. 24th. Parents should indicate that they've seen their student's grades and send a picture of the sign-off/indication back to their enrichment/band teacher through Google classroom.
If you had a parent-teacher conference (virtual or in-person) in October at HJHS, please fill out this survey to provide feedback to the school on your experience. Click the following link: https://forms.gle/bY7Nc4eC1W3kvC5X6
HJHS night #2 of Parent-Teacher conferences will be: Thursday, Oct. 29th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please call HJHS to request a callback from your student's teachers to schedule. 942-5603
1st Qtr ends on Friday, Oct. 9th. Grade cards will be sent home on Wednesday, Oct. 14th.
HJHS Fall 2020 Parent-Teacher conferences will be: Oct. 6th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Oct. 29th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Oct. 30th, 8:00 -11:00 a.m. & 1:00 -3:00 p.m. Please call HJHS to request a conference. 942-5603
If you need PowerSchool log-in information for your student, please email email@example.com with your with your request and include your name and your student's name.
Dental Safari will be at HJHS on October 9, 2020. For info, click on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y238w76e
Our local McDonald's is honoring educators that exhibit the ULTIMATE DEDICATION to their students & contribute to the IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION in our MOST CHALLENGING TIMES! Please follow the link below to honor an HJHS teacher! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/teachitforward2
September is Recovery Awareness Month. In their efforts to raise awareness of drug and alcohol addiction and use, RecoverUs is sponsoring free webinars, titled Hidden in Plain Sight, for parents and adults. The link to register for the webinar is bit.ly/hpsgroup2. For the next month, RecoverUs has a replica of a teenager's bedroom set up in their facility and will be conducting interviews, podcasts along with the presentation of Hidden in Plain Sight.
1st Qtr Midterm ends on Friday, Sept. 11th. Midterm grade reports will be sent home on Wednesday, Sept. 16th.
Picture retake day is Thursday, Sept. 17th. Remote kids will be able to come to the gym 1:00-3:00 to get their photo taken.
Beginning Wednesday, September 2, ALL Herrin Junior High School students may receive a free breakfast and lunch. Remote learners may pick up at HHS along Polk Street at 10:30 AM, and in-person learners may pick up as they enter and leave school each day.
Per Mrs. Mayer: Lifetouch picture codes will be emailed to each student's school email account.
Good afternoon! This is an update regarding fan attendance at Herrin CUSD #4 Athletic Events. According to IDPH guidelines, all fans must wear a mask at indoor and outdoor events. Individuals should maintain at least 30 feet distance from any player, coach, or official. We ask that HJHS baseball/softball spectators sit in the outfield. HHS tennis fans may sit in designated areas on the parking lot side. HHS/HJHS cross county and HHS golf spectators may observe from a distance and away from start and finish areas. Thank you for all of your support in observing IDPH guidelines, so our student athletes may participate this season. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HHS Activities/Athletics Office.
Herrin CUSD #4 Hotspot Locations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bxa8tZPCQURQ_B4_vAIem4CJMxWHsZ-2gKl02XIp2k/edit?usp=sharing
In order to address a few minor technical issues, we have temporally had to suspend student Google accounts. We will have everything up and running tomorrow morning and no one will be penalized. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Good afternoon Herrin Junior High School Families! I wanted to send a quick update out to those families who have selected remote learning for this semester. 1) Students will need to check their @herrinschools.org email. Teachers have begun enrolling students in their Google Classrooms, and students will need to accept that invitation for each class. Also, if you need access to the student Google account, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2) Meetings with teachers may vary between live, in-person, and recorded for you to watch on your own time. 3) Assignments and projects will be due for remote learning students on or about the same time as students who are in-class. (There will be some leeway this coming week as we establish times for book pick-up.) 4) Attendance will be taken each day that a class meets including all classes on Friday. Attendance is the remote learning student's responsibility to ensure contact. A "contact" may be a message to the teacher in Google Classroom, the submission of an assignment, or a wellness "check-in" Google Form created by the teacher. Failure to check in results in an absence. We will release additional information next week to let you know when you will be able to pick up books and needed materials for this semester. Stay safe and, most importantly, in touch with us!
HJHS Cheer Workshops/Tryouts Workshop:Wednesday, August 19th from 6-8pm at the football field. Tryouts: Friday, August 21st starting at 6pm at the football field. Students must have a sports physical in order to try out, and they must be enrolled in in-school learning in order to tryout. Masks MUST be worn while instructed on both days.
8/11/2020 Blended Learning Procedure ARRIVAL ... Students dropped off: 8th grade, Southwest door 8th grade wing. 7th grade, commons area - main entrance to gym. 6th grade, Northwest door 6th grade wing. Walkers and bike riders use these same entrances. Bus Riders will arrive between 8-8:30 and proceed to these same entrances. Temps will be taken before students are allowed entry. DISMISSAL...Walkers, bike riders, and car pickups will be released at noon. 6th grade pickups should park in the North lot, 7th & 8th grade pickups should park in either the South lot or the East lot. Students will come to your car. Bus riders will be dismissed as their buses arrive to campus. BACKPACKS ... no lockers will be issued, however, students will be allowed to carry backpacks to class. Students should also bring bottled water with them as water fountains will be inoperable. DEVICES ... Secretaries are working diligently to compose a list of those families who have requested devices at registration. There will be more information on this later this week on how devices will be distributed and signed for by parent/guardian. REMOTE LEARNING ... The process for remote learning will be directed by each teacher. Those who chose the blended option will be instructed in-person if there is an online component to complete. Those fully remote WILL have online portions to complete each day that particular class meets and on Fridays. As more information becomes available, we will certainly try to get it posted on here asap. If you have further questions, ask them in the comments section below and we will try to answer them asap. Just know that everything up to this point has been changing almost daily and our #1 concern is the safety of our students and staff.
Thank you so much to our students and families for your patience as we enter this new school year. We hope this video provides additional help with learning the entrance procedures for HJHS. https://youtu.be/XZC_Q6WXyrw