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QUESTIONS:  With approximately 1,400 students in our building, it is not unusual for us to receive several telephone calls on a daily basis for requests to deliver messages.  We try to do this as efficiently as possible, but sometimes it can become an overwhelming task.  We are asking for help from parents in these areas.  First, in order to decrease classroom interruptions, please limit requests for message deliveries to emergencies only.  Please give reminders at home regarding being picked up after school or appointment times.  When you call the Junior High, it will be more efficient if you contact the appropriate office for your specific needs (see below).  If you get the automated attendant when you call the Junior High (222-3073), you can immediately press the desired office extensions.

 

MAIN OFFICE

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / Phone: 217-222-3073, press 4

Daniel Sparrow, Principal

Brenda Fleer, Asst. Principal for Curriculum & Instruction

 

CALL THE MAIN OFFICE

  •  to leave an emergency message for your child
  • if you need information regarding book fees and insurance claims

 

SCHOOL RELATED DELIVERIES:  If it is necessary for you to bring in items such as class projects, forgotten lunch money, musical instruments, or gym clothes, please take these items to the Main Office.  Please remember that any non-student entering the building must sign in and be prepared to show a photo ID.

 

ATTENDANCE OFFICE

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / Phone: 217-228-7130 or 217-222-3073, press 1

Rick Owsley, Asst. Principal for Student Services

Deans: Julie Marshall, Tony Fesler, and  Tom Lepper

 

CALL THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE:

  • for information or inquiries about student absences, discipline, and bus information.
  • for information regarding sports.

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND REPORT OF ABSENCE:  Regular attendance is an important part of success in school.  When your child is absent, please call the Attendance Office before 9:00 a.m. If we have not received a phone call from you by 9:00 a.m., we will contact you.

 

REQUESTS TO LEAVE BUILDING:  Requests to leave the building, while school is in session, should be cleared through the Attendance Office and require a note or phone call from the parent of the student making the request.  Students are to use the 14th Street entrance at all times during the school day and must be cleared to leave by Security personnel.

 

BUS PASSES:  Students may not ride the bus home with another student without a written request from the parent of the visiting student and permission from the Attendance Office.  A bus pass will be issued if the request is approved.

 

TELEPHONE USAGE:  After school, a telephone is available in the main lobby.  During school, a pass is required to use the telephone in the Attendance Office.   This phone is for emergencies only.

 

GUIDANCE OFFICE

Counselors’ Hours:  7:25 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Office is open 7:15 a.m.– 3:15 p.m./ Phone: 217-222-4334 or 217-222-3073, press 2

Jackie Martin, Greta Heck, & Mike Llewelyn

 

CALL THE COUNSELORS OFFICE:

  • for information about grades, homework, and to talk to a counselor.
  • Students are encouraged to see their counselor for assistance with personal or school problems.  Students need to have a pass from their classroom teacher to go to the Counselors’ Office.

 

NURSE’S OFFICE

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Phone: 217-228-7132 or 217-222-3073, press 3

 

CALL THE NURSE’S OFFICE REGARDING:

  • medication to be taken at school
  • gym class excuses
  • physicals
  • immunization records

 

STAFF VOICE MAIL

Phone: 217-228-7189, then extension

You may access voice mail numbers by calling 217-228-7189, press 5.

 

TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY

ARRIVAL / DISMISSAL TIMES:  The school day begins at 7:45 a.m.  Students should not plan to be at the Junior High before 7:25 a.m..   All students and visitors must pass through Security at the 14th Street entrance. The Jersey and Maine Street doors are not for entry during the school day.  The only exception to this policy will be special program students entering at the Jersey Street doors.  Please note that, except for the 14th Street entrance, all doors will be locked from the outside during the school day.

School is dismissed at 2:10 p.m., and most of the buses will have vacated our premises by approximately 2:17 p.m. Bus riders are to report to their bus lines.  Unless they are in a conference with a staff member or participating in a supervised activity, students are to leave the building and proceed home as soon as school is out.

DROPPING OFF AND PICKING UP STUDENTS:  To avoid bus traffic and to minimize students being placed in a danger zone, we ask that parents follow these guidelines when dropping off and picking up your students:
  • It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus with an extended, red stop-arm.  Violators may be arrested and have their license suspended for three months if convicted.  Please watch for school buses along 14th Street before and after school.
  • Students should never be called to cross the streets between buses or cars.  All students are expected to cross streets at the corners.  Students dropped off or picked up on the north side of Maine St., the east side of 14th St., or the south side of Jersey St. should be aware that they should always cross the street at the corner.  Because adults serve as role models for our students, we request the same of all adults.
  • Throughout the entire day, students and visitors may only enter the building through the 14th Street entrance.

 

Before school, most bus traffic will be on 14th and Jersey Streets, between 7:25 and 7:40. Please watch for stopped and unloading school buses along these streets during the busy drop off period.  North and southbound traffic in front of Quincy Junior High School on 14th Street will be subject to periodic stoppage due to bus congestion.  It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus with an extended, red stop-arm.   Students may be dropped off on any of the streets around Quincy Junior High School; however, please be aware that students should always cross streets at the corner, in designated cross walks.

 

After school, in order to ensure that cars do not pass buses while they are loading, barricades will be in place from approximately 2:37 to 2:52 p.m. on 14th Street from Maine to Jersey, and on Jersey from 14th Street to 12th Street.  Parents will need to wait until approximately 2:52 p.m. to use these streets.  If you wish to pick up your child immediately after school (2:40 p.m.), please park along Jersey St. in front of the Athletic field (between 14th and 16th Streets) or on the south side of Maine Street and have your child meet you there.

 

STUDENTS WHO MUST CROSS BROADWAY STREET BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL. Students who live north of Broadway do not have to walk across Broadway. They can meet Bus #67 at 14th & Spring at 7:20 a.m. to come to school. After School, students can meet bus #59 in the second line-up on 14th Street. Students who cross Broadway on a daily basis going to and from school are encouraged to participate in this safety program.

 

STUDENTS RIDING THE CITY BUS:  The westbound Quincy Transit Line bus will pick up students at 2:50 p.m. on the northwest side of 14th and Maine Streets.  The bus picks up students every half hour after 2:50 p.m.