Jamestown Schools Gearing Up For First Day Of Classes

Bush Elementary School student, Chase Slagle, on the first day of school last year.

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 kelly.r.madden@jpsny.org 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.


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