A schedule for early morning study hall will be announced soon. Parents will need to escort their children to the auditorium and sign them in on the first day, as well as complete the agreement letter (these will be available the 1st day of study hall). As a reminder, study hall is a work period for students. Students must come and complete Imagine Math, homework, and reading (in that order). Sitting and talking, or sitting quietly but unproductively, will result in a student being banned from study hall.
Unless your child is signed up for early morning study hall, enrolled in YMCA Fun Company or part of the Early Morning Spanish program, your child cannot be on the JT Moore campus before 8:40 a.m. Once enrolled, students cannot be dropped off for study hall before 7:30. YMCA Fun Company begins at 7:00 a.m. and held in the cafeteria.
Students who arrive at 8:55am or later will have to be signed in by their parent/guardian. Students can no longer arrive late and sign themselves in. Please be on time to school.
Students at JT Moore are given latitude in choosing what to wear to school each day. The updated dress code policy is posted here. Upon a 4th violation of the dress code policy, a student will be required to wear a polo shirt and Khaki pants to school for the remainder of the school year. Please ensure that you and your child review the dress code policy. It will be enforced with fidelity.
JT Moore has an on-site Nurse for assistance with any student’s medical needs. She works in several schools and is not dedicated to JT Moore all-day, every day. Please contact Nurse Nicole Gray for more information at [email protected].
School sports begin right away in the Fall. For a 6th-8th grade student to try out for one of our teams, he/she must have a completed sports physical dated after June 1, 2022. This is a yearly requirement. Your doctor may have the form, or you can get the sports physical paperwork in the front office of JT Moore. You may also find the forms here.
All 7th graders must have an updated immunization record on file that includes the state required booster shots.
No Cell Phone Policy during School Hours at J. T. Moore Middle School
At J. T. Moore Middle School, we prioritize the safety, focus, and well-being of our students. We believe that minimizing distractions and fostering a conducive learning environment is crucial for their academic success. Therefore, we have implemented a strict no cell phone policy during school hours. The following guidelines outline our policy:
Cell phones are strictly prohibited during school hours, which includes class time, passing periods, and any other school-related activities. In terms of this policy, school hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and include study hall (7:30-8:40) and YMCA FunCompany (7:00-8:40)
All cell phones must be turned off, not on silent or vibrate, and stored away securely in backpacks, lockers, or designated areas provided by the school.
Use of cell phones for any purpose, including texting, calling, and browsing the internet, is not permitted.
Headphones, earbuds, or any other audio accessories connected to a cell phone are also prohibited.
Any student found in possession of or using a cell phone during school hours will be subject to disciplinary action, as outlined in the school’s discipline policy.
We understand that there may be exceptional circumstances where students need access to a cell phone for safety reasons or emergencies. In such cases, students must request permission from a teacher or administrator, and they will be escorted to a designated area to use their cell phone under supervision.
Instances of non-compliance with the no cell phone policy will result in disciplinary action. Repeat offenses may lead to more severe disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion from school.
Students who are found to be using their phones during school hours will have their phones taken up and placed in the locked safe in the front office. Dr. Hughes must meet with the parent and student before the phone is returned. There are no warnings given and this meeting must occur after the first offense before the phone is returned. Dr. Hughes has scheduled Monday mornings from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. to meet with those parents and students whose phones have been locked up due to violation of the cell phone policy. He will only meet on Monday mornings. Thus, parents cannot come up to the school to meet and get their child’s phone back before Monday morning. Please don’t put Dr. Hughes on the spot and ask for the phone to be returned earlier. If a second violation of this policy occurs, the parent will need to meet with Dr. Hughes and provide proof of ownership of the phone, i.e., cell phone bill, proof of purchase, etc., before the phone is returned and the student will no longer be permitted to have the phone at school.
Any student who refuses to relinquish his/her phone if found to be violating the cell phone policy will be suspended from school. The parent must pick the student up and the student will no longer be able to bring a phone to school.
We kindly request the support and cooperation of all parents/guardians in reinforcing this no cell phone policy with their child. It is essential to discuss the importance of minimizing distractions and maintaining focus during school hours.
We understand that cell phones can provide a means of communication and convenience. However, we believe that by setting boundaries and eliminating distractions, we can create an optimal learning environment that promotes engagement, collaboration, and academic growth.
If you have any questions or need further clarification regarding the no cell phone policy, please feel free to contact the school administration.
There are more than 80 landlines in the school and parents needing to get in touch with their children can call the front office at 615-298-8095 to do so.