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September 7, 2021

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Tuesday, Sept. 7th, 2021

Principal’s Message
It’s about the halfway point of the first six weeks and Sept. 24th (the end of the six weeks) is right around the corner. Now that most everyone has the school routine and our schedule figured out it seems like a good time to ask……… “how are you child’s grades?”

Some of you already know the answer to the “grades” question because you check Skyward every day. However, a few of you may still be unsure about how to keep up with grades online.
No worries…….here you go.

To know about you child’s grades………go to, “Our Schools”, “Danforth”, “Family Portal”, “Check Grades, Find Assignments”, “Family Access”. If you are a new user, click on “Sign up here”.

As always, if you have a question about a grade, a missing assignment or anything about a particular class, please email your child’s teacher.

Thanks for taking a look at the Newsletter.

Greg Howard, Principal

In the next few days
Thursday, Sept. 9th – Volleyball vs. Boerne – 8th grade at Boerne North; 7th grade HERE – B game at 5 then A Football vs. Lampasas – 8th grade at Lampasas; 7th grade HERE – B game at 4:30 the A
Saturday, Sept. 11th – Cross Country at San Marcos CC Meet

More detailed info about other Danforth activities
From Meagan Williamson, Yearbook Advisor

Please help us have the best pictures for the yearbook this year! You can upload pictures of games or extracurricular activities using this app!
Attached is the image share information

From Alicia Rennels, Garden Club
Come and join us as we plant seeds and grow friendships!
What? Danforth Jr. High Unified Garden Club
Who? Open to all students as a unified, student-led, after school program/club.
When? Club will meet after school on at least two Thursdays a month. Students will meet occasionally during Texan Time and during some science classes.
Where? RM 110, Danforth garden and outdoor areas, and Scudder Farms
Cost? Free for all students. We will hold occasional fundraisers as needed to support the needs of the club.
Sponsors? Alicia Rennels, John Griffis, Jessica Williams
If you child is interested in joining, please have them fill out the Google Form:

From Yllisia Allen, PTO President

If you have any interest in joining our PTO or have any questions, contact us at

From Jessica Payne, School Nurse

As we do with the start to any school year, we have some illness going around. Just a few reminders as we go through the school year. If your student is sick, please keep them home from school and follow up with their doctor if there are symptoms such as Fever (over 100.0), Cough, Headache, Body aches, Vomiting or Diarrhea, Loss of smell or Loss of taste. If your student is going to be out from school due to illness, please send a note with the written excuse to our attendance clerk at

If your student tests positive for COVID, they should remain home from school for 10 days from when symptoms started or from the test date. Please notify me here in the nurse’s office if your student will be out due to COVID. If a family member who lives in the same house tests positive it is recommended that they isolate themselves away from the rest of the family. All other family members should get tested 4-5 days after last exposure (when they were close to an ill person) then return to school if negative and without any symptoms.(Example: Mom tests positive on 8/27 everyone tested negative the same day. It is recommended that Billy stay home to quarantine until another negative test is received 4-5 days after mom tested positive. So Billy would test again on 8/31 or 9/1.)

The Curative COVID testing site (next to Community Center) in Wimberley is open M-F 8am-5pm and you make an appointment online at before you go. It's free and easy with results in 24 hours. I’m always available if you have any questions!! Remember to stay home when you are sick!!

Thanks!! Jessica Payne, RN, Danforth Jr. High School


From Carrie Campbell, Wimberley Rotary Club Representative
The Rotary Club is once again sponsoring Danforth Jr. High’s “Rotary Loves Readers Contest”. Any student can submit an entry and have the chance to win 1st place ($100) or 2nd place ($50). This month’s contest asks the question, “What elements make a book a perfect read for a vacation?” Students will receive more details about the contest from their English teacher. Entries are due to or at the Danforth library by the end of the school day on September 30th.