JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public Schools are gearing up to welcome back students for the 2019, 2020 school year.
School officials say classes start on Thursday, September 5 for kindergarten through 12th grades with an early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
The first full day of classes starts the next day for all grade levels including UPK students.
Jamestown High School students should report to their homerooms on by 8 a.m. Students who did not receive a homeroom assignment should call the School Counseling Office at 483-4358, email Counseling Secretary, Kelly Madden at email@example.com or check out the homeroom lists posted around JHS on the first day.
Elementary school start time is 8:20 a.m. Middle school doors will open to students at 8:25 a.m. Homeroom begins at 8:30 a.m.
District bus service will also begin on Thursday, September 5. All students currently scheduled for bus transportation will receive a postcard detailing the pick-up and drop-off times and location.
District officials say they have several new goals for the school year including the following:
There are many new things coming up at Jamestown Schools for the 2019-20 school year including:
- New district goals that will seek community involvement including: eSports, cultural responsiveness, elementary transportation to help student attendance, JHS modernization and secondary pathways;
- technology upgrades of desktop and laptop computers, including over 800 iPads for 1:1 program at middle schools and replacements in other buildings;
- new computer monitors in all school cafeterias to display menus, nutritional information and school events;
- a focus on serving more locally-grown food items from New York State in our cafeterias including NYS grape juice with grapes grown in Chautauqua County;
- new buses equipped with collision mitigation and electronic stability control as standard equipment;
- implementation of new guided math and updated training in guided reading for JPS teachers.