Principal's Message

  • Hello Grizzly Families,

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Joe Baca Middle School. Our priorities are to provide your child with a happy and engaging learning experience at JBMS as they prepare for high school and the future by exhibiting our ROAR behaviors.

    For your convenience, we have enclosed forms which need to be filled out and returned to school on the day your child picks up their schedule. Additionally, the computer user agreement form must be completed by the parent and student.  Please bring the completed forms with you on the day and time your child may pick up their materials. Students who do not pick up materials on the days before school starts must bring their forms the first day of school and we will arrange for them to get their schedules and materials.  Completed computer user agreement, emergency card and parent educational level forms are required in order to receive your child’s tentative schedule. Bringing the forms already filled out will make the process that day take much less time for your family and the other families who attend.  Upon receiving your packet on Materials Pick Up Day on either August 1st (7th) or August 2nd (8th) you will also be required to complete the academic promotion guidelines, parent involvement policy and photo release agreement form.  Because these are important documents, a legal guardian should accompany each student on this day.  These forms are available to download on our school website at for legal guardians to complete in case they cannot accompany their child on this day.

    Please bring your child’s immunization card if you did not show proof of the Tdap shots before school let out.  We are anticipating a long line to show proof of immunization, so it is advisable to bring this record to JBMS between July 25—July 30 to avoid this line.  Please remember that middle school students who have not received their shots cannot be in school and will not receive their schedule on Materials Pick Up Day.

    7th grade students may wish to purchase the PE uniform at our Materials Pick Up or during PE at the start of the school year. ($18 per set, cash only). Students may also opt to purchase a white t-shirt and navy blue pocketless shorts instead of the PE uniform. Please be aware that the PE teachers will record the student’s name on the back of the t-shirt.

    We have scheduled Materials Pick Up days before school begins so that students may pick up their schedules and purchase PE clothes. Seventh grade Material Pick Up Day occurs on Wednesday, August 1 from 8:30 am—10:30 am for last names beginning with the letters A-L and from 12:30-2:30 pm for last names beginning with the letters M-Z ; Eighth grade Material Pick Up Day occurs on Thursday, August 2nd from 8:30 am—10:30 am for last names beginning with the letters A-L and from 12:30-2:30 pm for last names beginning with the letters M-Z .  Schedules will only be distributed during these times.

    Incoming seventh grade records and information have rolled over from their elementary school. However, inter-district, overflow or intra-district transfer students should have completed the appropriate transfer forms in March and April through the Student Services Division.  Please contact their office at (909) 580-6558 to verify approval if you have already submitted paperwork.

    Please plan on attending our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Our first bell rings at 7:58 for the 2018 - 2019 school year and students must be in class by 8:02 am. Student dismissal time will be 3:00. We will continue with minimum days every Wednesday and students will be in school from 8:02 - 1:22 on minimum days. Please continue to check our school website at for important information.



    Michael Williford