Daily Bulletin

Jim Thorpe Area High School Bulletin for Monday, October 02, 2023

Main Office

    Main Office contact info --
    Mrs. Ohl (johl@jtasd.org)
    Mrs. Everitt (kamara.everitt@jtasd.org)

College Coffee Chat

Ms. Burchell and Mrs. Klotz are holding informal Chats about college in the Library on the following dates -- 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1 during PODS.
They will meet with interested members of the Class of 2024 in the Library.
They will be serving coffee and snacks.
Class of 2024 -- Get help with the college search, applications and more.

Lunch Schedule Week of 9/18/2023

Monday -- Chipotle Chicken Flatbread
Tuesday -- Popcorn Chicken Bowl
Wednesday -- Mozzarella and Tomato Panini
Thursday -- Macaroni and Cheese
Friday -- TNG Signature Hamburger

Athletic Schedule. Week of 9/18/23

Monday -- Golf at Leagues, depart at 7:00am; Girl's Tennis vs Notre Dame at 4:00pm, Volleyball at Schuylkill Haven at 5:30 pm, depart at 3:45pm; Boys Soccer vs Pottsville at 6:15pm; JV Football at Palmerton at 6:00pm, depart at 4:20pm
Tuesday -- Tennis at Schuylkill Valley at 4:00pm, depart at 2:00pm; Girls Soccer at Shenandoah Valley at 5:00pm, depart at 3:15pm; Volleyball vs Tamaqua at 5:30pm
Wednesday -- Cross Country vs Tried Valley Gillingham & Schuylkill Haven at 4:00pm, depart at 2:30pm; Tennis vs Pen Argyl at 4:00pm
Thursday -- Tennis at Blue Mountain at 3:30pm, depart at 1:45pm; Boys Soccer vs Tamaqua at 5:00pm; Volleyball at North Schuylkill at 5:30pm, depart at 3:30pm
Friday -- Football vs Pine Grove at 7:00pm

Cell Phone Policy

    Cell Phones are NOT allowed to be used during the school day.
      *****This also applies to AirPods.
    The only acceptable time to use a cell phone will be during lunch.
    *****Please see handbook for the consequences for breaking the cell phone policy.

Dress Code Reminders

    Jeans may be worn but they may not have any holes, tears, frays or rips in them.
    Backless shoes are not allowed. No slides. No Crocs.
    No camis or shirts that show any torso may be worn. Even if worn under a sweater or zip up. Pajama pants can not be worn.
    Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length or longer.
    Hoodies may be worn but the hood must stay down in the building.


Attendance shall be required of all students enrolled in the school during the days and hours that the school is in session, except that an administrator may excuse a student for temporary absences when he/she receives satisfactory evidence of such mental, physical, or other urgent conditions which may reasonably cause the student’s absence.
Parent and Doctor notes can be emailed to the Main Office to Mrs. Everitt (kamara.everitt@jtasd.org) or Mrs. Ohl (johl@jtasd.org).
It should be noted, credit for the year may be withdrawn when a student acquires absences totaling twenty (20) or more days unless these are extenuating circumstances.
District-wide guidelines for attendance
Students arriving after 7:45 AM but before 10:30 AM are considered tardy.
Students arriving after 10:30 AM but before 12:30 PM are considered AM absence.
Students arriving after 12:30 PM will be considered a full day absence.
Students leaving before 12:30 PM will be considered a PM absence.
******Students arriving after 10:30 AM will be ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity on that day unless there is documentation that is handed into the office showing their presence at an approved appointment.
As soon as a student returns to school after any absence, he/she should return an excuse card, note, or doctor’s statement to the office. This excuse card or note is to be completed by a parent indicating the reason for the absence and is to be signed by the parent. It is to be returned within THREE DAYS of the student’s return to school or the absence will be considered unexcused.
If a student is out for three or more consecutive days, there MUST be a Doctor’s certificate handed in, not a parent note, in order for the days to be excused.
Once a student accrues fifteen (15) days of absence, a Doctor’s certificate must be handed in for each day of absence thereafter, a parent’s note will cause the days to be considered unexcused. Administration has the option to call and verify doctor’s notes. In case of truancy and/or forged excuses, the absence will be unexcused and the parent will be notified and the detention policy will be enforced.
Parents and students can be fined following their child’s third day of unexcused or illegal absence from school, and they are therefore urged to send an excuse with the student on the day following the student absence.

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