Get to Know Roth Junior High School

  • Welcome to Roth Junior High School! Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions that are designed to help you learn more about our school. Please feel free to call the main office at 359-5100 for additional information. We’re happy to help!

    Student schedules and locker information:
    Beginning Friday, August 25, parents will be able to access student schedules on-line using SchoolTool.  
    Please be advised that these schedules are subject to change as we continue to balance class sizes in electives and AIS classes. All changes should be completed by Friday, September 1. If you choose to print your schedule, please print your schedule after September 1 and bring it with you on the first day of school. Students should report to their “A Day, First Period Homeroom” when they arrive on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

    Arrival and Dismissal:
    The regular school day begins at 7:15 AM and ends at 2:30 PM. All students are expected to ride their assigned buses every day. Bus passes that allow students to ride a different bus will be given for supervision or emergency purposes only and can be obtained through the attendance secretary in the main office. 
    Students who are dropped off by a parent may not report earlier than 6:55 AM. Upon arrival, they must report to the cafeteria, where supervision is provided. 
    A 3:30 PM late bus is provided Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for those students participating in after-school activities. 
    Students are not allowed to attend after-school athletic events held at Roth Junior High School without parent/guardian supervision for the entire event. 


    Student Agendas
    All students will receive an agenda planner on the first day of school. These agendas may be used as an organizational tool to track homework, projects and upcoming assessments.   
    The agenda may also serve as an important tool for regular communication between teachers and parents. Parents will review the agenda with their children when it is brought home. Students who lose/alter/deface their agendas must purchase a new one from the book store for the price of $5.00. Students will also be instructed with how to use Google Calendar as an organizational tool this year.
    ID Cards
    Students will receive an ID card within the first few days of school. These will serve as temporary ID cards until October, when the permanent cards are distributed. Students will need ID cards for such things as signing materials out from the library, staying afterschool, and purchasing tickets to school events. In order to be valid, an ID card must not be folded or mutilated in any way. If an ID card is lost or destroyed, a new one will need to be requested through the library. 

    Back Packs   
    Students are allowed to carry a school bag during the day.  The purpose of the bag is to keep belongings organized and to protect Chromebooks from damage. Please try to purchase a bag with a padded section for the Chromebook.  Students will have the same locker as last year. They will be able to access lockers throughout the school day.  
    Appropriate Dress
    At Roth Junior High School, we want all students to present themselves with a positive image every day. Our expectations regarding appropriate dress, together with strong parent support, foster a learning environment that supports academic achievement. Please review page 7 of the Code of Conduct for a comprehensive definition of dress code expectations. You may access the document by going to www.rhnet.org/codeofconduct and scrolling to the bottom of the page.
    Some examples of unacceptable clothing are: halter tops, tube tops, sagging pants that fall below the hipline, spaghetti straps, see-through garments, plunging necklines, clothing that is too tight or contains vulgar, obscene, or offensive material, and short skirts or shorts. The acceptable length for shorts, skirts, or dresses is as follows: with your arms relaxed at your sides, your clothing should be no shorter than your finger-tips. Students must wear shoes at all times and underwear must not be exposed. Hats and other headgear are not to be worn during the school day unless worn for religious or medical purposes. Students wearing something unacceptable will be required to remove, cover or replace the article(s) of clothing. Repeated offenses will be considered insubordination and subject to the Code of Conduct. 
    Items not permitted and/or not allowed to use in School
    Among the items that students should never have in possession (on their person or in a locker) are: weapons, drugs, alcohol, medication, laser pointers, squirt guns, pocket knives, and chains. The identification of any of the above items may subject the student to the terms and conditions of the code of conduct. In addition, the item will be confiscated and can only be reclaimed by a parent or guardian. Parents should review the RH Code of Conduct carefully with their children to be well aware of the entire list of non-permitted items within the code of conduct. 

    Cell Phones,/ Phone Calls and Electronic Devices
    The school has provided every student with a Chromebook to enhance their learning. We recognize that many families have provided their students with personal cell phones and allow them to carry them to school each day. We will allow students to have phones with them, but we ask that they have phones off and away during instructional periods, unless a teacher requests they use a personal cell phone during class.  

    We need to work together with the same message regarding technology use at school. Please refrain from contacting your student during the school day unless it is an emergency.  

    We will continue to focus on appropriate use of technology devices, being responsible, and attending to the classroom instruction instead of being distracted by technology. Technology should enhance our learning, not distract from it.  

    If a student needs to make a phone call, there is a student telephone in the main office for student use before and after school, and during all lunch periods.

    Home/School Communication
    E-News Subscription: Information from the principal’s office is sent out in a weekly E-News. The principal and superintendent maintain separate lists, and you must be subscribed to their lists to receive the E-News. You can subscribe—or unsubscribe—by going to www.rhnet.org/enews.

    Monthly Newsletters: All Roth families can read our monthly newsletter by accessing the district website at www.rhnet.org and going to the Roth page. The district no longer mails copies of the newsletter to students’ homes. If you would prefer a paper copy of the newsletter, please call Mrs. Cooper at 359-5124.

    SchoolTool: This portal allows parents and students to view academic progress throughout the marking period for each course. Parents/guardians who have never used SchoolTool will receive information with a log-in ID in early August. Students will receive their log-in information during the first week of school. Parents/guardians who have used SchoolTool in the past and have forgotten their log-in information may obtain it by contacting Mrs. Cleere in the Roth main office, 359-5100.

    Attendance Office — 359-5101
    Please note that all absences should be reported to the attendance secretary, not the school nurse.
    Lateness: Students arriving late must report to the attendance secretary in the main office with a parent/guardian and submit a note signed by the parent/guardian with an explanation. Early Excusal: A written request signed by the parent must be submitted at the beginning of the school day. Students will be provided with a pass to leave class, and the parent/guardian must sign the student out from the attendance office. Parents who have forgotten to send an early excusal note with their child in the morning, are asked to call the attendance secretary before arriving to pick up their child. Our attendance secretary will call the classroom only in cases of emergency. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.