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Ten Back-to-School Tips for the 2017-2018 School Year

Welcome New Families -- we’re glad you’re here! Listed below are our “Bulldog Ten Tips” to assist in the transition from summer to back-to-school for our new families. Let us know what we can do to help. 

  1. New Student & Freshmen Orientation - Monday, August 14, at 7:55 a.m. http://www.judgememorial.com/apps/pages/NewStudent/FroshOrientation
    Check in will take place in the foyer of the Auditorium. Students should arrive in school uniform but with comfortable shoes (athletic shoes, no sandals or flip flops). It may be a warm day, so consider the uniform shorts option. Lunch will be provided to all new students. Dismissal will be at approximately 1:30 p.m. This is an orientation for students only. Parents are invited to join us in the cafeteria from 8-9 a.m. for a New Parent Welcome and Coffee.

  2. New Parent Orientation - Thursday, August 17, at 5:30 p.m. 
    If you are just beginning your Judge experience, this social is the best first chance for you to hear from administration and get your questions in a casual, informal setting. Parents will meet in the cafeteria. This is an orientation for parents only.

  3. Student Handbooks/Planners 
    New Students receive their current year Calendar and Weekly Planner and Student/Parent Handbook at orientation and on the first day of school for returning students. Once all students have received their current year handbook/planner, parents may purchase an additional copy at the Spirit Shop for themselves (supply is limited).

  4. Uniforms 
    Dennis Uniforms, is Judge's sole uniform vendor. Uniforms may be purchased at Dennis Uniforms located at 3560 S. Main Street, SLC or online at www.dennisuniform.com (school code: R10). Contact Dennis Uniform for current store hours at 801-287-9200. Sweaters, vests, spirit wear, and gently used uniforms may be purchased in the on-campus Spirit Shop. Students are allowed to wear any spirit/club/athletic top with the uniform bottom on all Fridays. Uniform standards for all Judge Memorial students are detailed in the student handbook posted on the website.

  5. Lunch
    Judge offers a variety of daily menu choices in the Bulldog Café lunchroom. Students may pay with cash, credit and debit cards. Student lunch can cost anywhere from $4 to $6, depending on your child’s preferences. Continental breakfast items are available in the cafeteria in the morning before the first bell.

  6. School Picture Day - Monday, August 28
    Students do take their school photos in school uniform.

  7. Homework Lab opens Monday, August 28
    Think your student may need extra study time? The Homework Lab is open in the Learning Commons Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5P, closed on Wednesdays, Fridays, and on early dismissal days (those dates are announced via the student planner, online web calendar, and weekly parent emails).

  8. Parent Volunteer Hours
    The quickest and easiest way to meet new people and get involved as a new parent is to Volunteer! Parents are expected to perform 15 hours of service for the school year. There are all sorts of options for you, from one-on-one projects to large events requiring dozens of volunteers. Visit the website for a listing of opportunities, http://www.judgememorial.com/apps/pages/JPA

  9. Rest Up!
    Before heading off for the first day of school at Judge Memorial, encourage your student to get a good night's rest on Tuesday, and then have a good breakfast Wednesday morning. Students should report to Judge Memorial in uniform no later than 7:59A on Wednesday, August 16. It’s going to be a great year!

  10. Dream big! 
    Let your student know that you have high expectations for their high school career. When you expect your students to be committed, stay on top of their school assignments, and balance schoolwork with extracurricular participation, they will rise to the occasion.