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October 12, 2021

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 2021

Principal’s Message

After a nice break for students and staff…..we’re back to our regular schedule.


If you have high school age students you’ve noticed that each day this week they have different themes to use as they dress for school. It’s all associated with their homecoming activities. Our JH dress up days will come later (in a couple of weeks) during what has traditionally been our Red Ribbon week. But we’re doing something different this week. Red Ribbon Week has been replaced with TEXAN Life Skills week. I’ll have more on that next week in this space. For now……..enjoy the rest of this week.


Thanks for taking a look at the Newsletter.


Greg Howard, Principal
In the next few days
Wednesday, Oct. 13th – FCA Fields of Faith; 7:30 pm at Texan Stadium
Thursday, Oct. 14th - Volleyball vs. Boerne Voss – 8th grade AWAY; 7th grade HERE – B game at 5 then A Football at San Antonio Cornerstone Christian – 7th game at 5 then 8th grade


More detailed info about other Danforth activities

From Meagan Williamson, Yearbook Advisor 40% of the books have already been sold! We are setting records this year! Best deal of the year is right now: $35 for a YEARBOOK with a free name stamp. The price goes up to $40 and $5 name stamps and icons after November 30th. Buy online here: https://www.balfour.com/texas/wimberley/danforth-junior-high-school


From Yllisia Allen, PTO President Want to help out with PTO at Danforth? Stay connected and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/danforthjhpto/

From Erin Sivils, Attendance Clerk
One of the sections in the Texas Education Code that drives our attendance policies is Sec. 25.095. This section deals with truancy. As a district, we are required to send a letter to notify a parent when a student has been absent without excuse three days (or parts of days) within a 4-week period. This is why one of our district attendance policies requires parents to send a written note within 3 days of the absence explaining the reason for being out. It is a requirement even if the absence will ultimately be unexcused. When absences have no reason or are unreported, I (the attendance clerk) am required to send home attendance letters requesting the proper information. That letter is one of the truancy prevention measures the state says we must take. Another reason the three day policy is important is because I am unable to change the attendance code later. All of these are Texas Education Agency policies we must follow. For more information click on the links below or you can always call me at 512-847-2181 ext. 5264. By email you can reach me erin.sivils@wimberleyisd.net
https://texas.public.law/statutes/tex._educ._code_section_25.095 https://www.wimberleyisd.net/domain/137