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November 4: 8th Grade Night - Samohi Marching Band & Color Guard
November 10: JAMS PTSA / Joint ELAC meeting
November 10: Parent Ed Night: Drug Awareness: Fentanyl Explained

"Bell" Schedule:

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"John Adams Middle School Discussions"


PTSA / ELAC Joint Meeting!

Thursday November 10, 2022 6:00 - 6:55 PM
JAMS Student Cafeteria

Spanish translations provided.  Refreshments will be served.

Parent Ed Night immediately following 7PM - 8:30PM 
Se acerca una noche de educación para padres


Topic: Drug Awareness: Fentanyl Explained
The JAMS, Lincoln, and Samohi PTSAs invite you to a joint Parent Ed Night on Drug Awareness: Fentanyl Explained. We will be joined by Juli Shamash from the Drug Awareness Foundation and Jolan Dawson from Clare Matrix. The speakers will discuss the dangers of Fentanyl, how teenagers acquire drugs today, and what we can do to help and protect our children. This conversation will be geared for parents; it would not be appropriate to bring students to this presentation.

In person: JAMS Performing Arts Center Studio, 2425 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Zoom registration link:
Please register in advance for this meeting.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Conciencia sobre las drogas: El fentanyl explicado
Las PTSA de JAMS, Lincoln y Samohi lo invitan a una noche conjunta de educación para padres sobre la conciencia sobre las drogas: El fentanilo explicado. Nos acompañarán Juli Shamash de la Drug Awareness Foundation y Jolan Dawson de Clare|Matrix. Los oradores hablarán sobre los peligros del fentanilo, cómo los adolescentes adquieren las drogas actualmente y qué podemos hacer para ayudar y proteger a nuestros hijos. Esta conversación estará dirigida a los padres; no sería apropiado traer los alumnos a esta presentación.

En persona: JAMS Performing Arts Center Studio, 2425 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Por favor regístrese con anticipación para esta reunión. Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.

8th Grade Night - Samohi Marching Band & Color Guard

Friday, November 4, 2022
7-8:30pm :  Meet at the Basketball Courts

Parking is limited in the Olympic lot. Suggest you use the Civic lot on 4th and Olympic. Enter campus through the 4th Street Gate

Calling all 8th graders and their families to come meet the Band Director, Mr McKeown and see the Viking Marching Band perform parts of  their competition show. Bring your instrument and play a few pep tunes with the band.

Please join us even if you do not play an instrument or are just beginning. (No commitment at this time)

There will be Marching Band swag to give away too! 

Attendance & what to do if your child is absent or leaving early:

All absences and tardies must be excused by parents or guardians. Parents should report absences via the JAMS website (click on "Find It Fast" and then "Report an Absence"; or click here) or by leaving a phone message at 310-452-2326 x72201. Phone messages should include your child's name, ID number or birthdate, date of absences and a detailed reason for the absence. 

Please let us know first thing in the morning if your child will be leaving school early. You may send your child with a note (to bring to the office before the start of school), fill out the online "Report an Absence" form or leave a detailed phone message at 310-452-2326 x72201. The note/message should contain your child's name, the time they will be leaving, the reason for leaving early and a phone number where you can be reached for verification. If advance notice is not given, please be patient with us as we locate your child and bring them to the office. This is especially important during lunch and nutrition when students are spread out all over campus.

Absences that are not cleared within 72 hours will be recorded as truant. For more information on attendance policies, please visit the JAMS website or refer to SMMUSD's Attendance FAQ page.

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