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Tuba City Junior High School
Warrior Dr. Tuba City, AZ 86045
PH: 928-283-1040

Our Goals
Goal 1: TCJHS will increase student achievement, to exceed state standards and become an excelling school.
Goal 2:  Parental partnerships will be strengthened at TCJHS.
Vision Statement

We envision our school as a place where everyone is inspired to strengthen their learning.

Reach Statement

A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Rifles for Watie

By Harold Keith

Little Women

By Louisa M. Alcott

The Fellowship of the Ring

By J.R.R. Tolkien

Pudd'nhead Wilson

By Mark Twain

The Call of the WIld

By Jack London

The Story of My Life

By Helen Keller

The Black Arrow

By Robert Louis Stevenson

The Last of the Mohicans

By James Fenimore Cooper

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Anne Frank

Johnny Tremain

By Esther Forbes


By Robert Louis Stevenson

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

By Elizabeth Gearge Speare

The Hobbit

By J.R.R. Tolkian

Favorite Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Across Five Aprils

By Irene Hunt

Favorite Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Adam of the Road

By Elizabeth Janet Gray

Welcome Tuba City JR High Families

Happy New Year.  I hope that you and your family are well.  First and foremost, TCJHS would like to thank all of our students for their hard work during the first semester.  We also want to thank all parents and families for assisting your child in completing their work.  We are looking forward to working with all students and families during second semester.  We also hope that virtual learning continues to improve for everyone. 


Please read updates for TCJHS students:

Mr. Abcede is teaching the 6th grade Honors students this semester. Mr. Balcerek is teaching the 7th grade Honors Math class this semester.  Mr. Begay is teaching the 8th grade Honors (Algebra) class this semester.  Mr. Yellowhair will take over the 7th grade Social Studies Edgenuity class.  Ms. Crosby will be teaching the Structured English Language (SEI) classes that we are offering this semester for our ELL students.  We will be offering Reteach and Enrichment opportunities for all students this semester in Math and Reading.  Please look out for the notification to come.  Also, Mr. Pewewardy, Math Interventionist, will have Math Intervention classes, your child’s schedule will indicate this if he/she is in Intervention.


Instruction will be via Zoom.  Please ensure that your child is attending classes on Zoom. Your child should be attending classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and follow their class schedule to attend classes.  The teachers are providing direct instruction.  Your child should use the remainder of class time to complete the work after instruction.  Teachers are available for the remainder of the class time on Zoom.  All student work is in Schoology.

The Virtual Learning Schedule begins at 8:30 am and ends at 2:35 pm.  Students should continue to check in for attendance with the Advisory teacher daily.  It is important for students to be online during their scheduled class time so that they are not missing out on instruction. Your child benefits the most by being on Zoom for classes.  Wednesdays have become asynchronous days where your child is on Schoology for the purpose of catching up or doing enrichment.  We hope the asynchronous day helps.

Work Packets-

Your child will continue to receive work packets in the mail.  The work packets include assignments in which teachers will provide instruction via Zoom. The work packets need to be returned so that your child can receive a grade for completion of the work.  We encourage you to use the same envelope and to ensure your child has their name on their assignments.  All work packets will be mailed out-we no longer are allowed to have parents pick up packets.


Students in all Edgenuity classes should focus their time on the course during their assigned Edgenuity class time on their schedule.  For 6th grade this is Science, for 7th & 8th grade this is their Social Studies classes. The teachers who oversee the Edgenuity classes will be available on Thursdays on Zoom to answers students questions and to provide students assistance with the Edgenuity program.  The teachers are not instructing as all instruction for these courses are within the Edgenuity program.  All students must complete Part A before they can move on to Part B.  Your child should continue where they left off prior to Winter Break.  We realize that a lot of our students enjoy the Edgenuity classes and we hope that this learning experience for students will benefit them in the future when they may have more online classes.  We also understand that all of our students are not able to utilize the Edgenuity program due to a lack of internet, so work packets are available for students.  Students should be working on this self-paced course every day during their assigned class time. You can get the logon information from their respective teacher.

Thank you for entrusting TCJHS with your child’s education.   If you have questions, I can be reached at (928) 283-1040. Be safe.

Dr. Melissa J. Bilagody, TCJHS Principal and TCJHS Staff


 The following are ways that count towards student attendance:

  • Individual electronic contact with the teacher (email, phone, text, etc.)
  • Participation in synchronous learning activity (Zoom, Schoology, etc.)
  • Submission of assignments
  • Parent attestation of time spent on educational activities assigned by the school- younger grades

Attendance clerks will submit daily attendance into PowerSchool.  Students will be marked either absent or present.  

We have developed 3 new attendance codes during distance learning:  

  • DLP  (Distant Learning Present)
  • DLA  (Distant Learning Absent unexcused)
  • DLX  (Distant Learning Absent excused)

*If your child is absent, please email/call the Data Clerk to be excused

Ways to return student work:

  • Scan packet back to teacher
  • Fax packet back to the school (928) 283-1260
  • Take a photo of student work and email to teacher
  • Drop completed work packet off at the front of TCJHS in drop box
  • Call school and we can arrange pick up of packet
  • Return packet to meal bus drop-off locations

* A One Call notification will be sent out for date of iPad distribution

Please ensure that TCJHS has your child’s update Immunization record


TCUSD Family Center

Find Enrollment forms, Bus Schedules, Handbooks, school supply lists in the TCUSD FAMILY CENTER.


10feb6:30 pmRegular Board MeetingClick here to download agenda

17feb12:30 pmTCJHS 2nd Quarter Virtual Awards CeremonyGrade 6 @ 12:30PM, Grade 7 @ 1PM, Grade 8 @ 1:30PM

24feb6:00 pmSpecial Board MeetingClick to download agenda

Latest Announcement

  • On-Site Learning Center
    Supervised space to access remote learning coursework. March 9 - May 28, Monday to Friday. 8:00AM - 3:00PM. Learn more and register using the downloadable form here. […]

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