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August, 2018

Welcome Back to the 2018-19 School Year

Dear Johnstown High School Families,

Welcome back to the 2018-19 school year.  I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer! Administration, teachers, and staff have worked very hard to prepare for the 2018-2019 school year and are very excited to open the doors on Wednesday, September 5th.  The majority of construction is done and I am excited for you to see our fantastic, new building.

The school day starts at 7:45AM, but the doors will be open for students at 7:00AM.  The last assigned class of the day ends at 2:30PM, but 2:30PM to 2:50PM is time used for academic enhancement. This time can be very essential for student success.

Understanding school expectations and policies is important for a successful experience at JHS. Important information such as attendance policy and academic eligibility can be found on www.johnstownschools.org under the Johnstown High School tab in the JHS student handbook. Other critical information can be found there as well. Please become familiar with the district website.

Just a reminder that the traffic pattern from last year will remain the same.  Families who drive their children to school will use the front loop off Pearl Street. Our buses will use the bus loop in the back of the school to drop students off. They will enter through the doors by the auditorium. This provides a much safer environment for all of our students, staff, and community members at arrival and dismissal time!

In closing, I am very excited to get the school year started.  I look forward to seeing all of you. Open House will be on October 16th, but if you have any concerns prior to that, feel free to contact me at any time.

Sincerely yours,

Scott M. Hale
Principal

Johnstown High School
School Day

Homeroom-7:45-7:50  Purple Lunch-11:18-11:38
Period 1-7-53-8:33
 Gold Lunch-12:01-12:21
Period 2-8:36-9:16
Period 6-11:41-12:21
Period 3-9:19-9:59
Period 7-12:24-1:04
Period 4-10:02-10:42
Period 8-1:07-1:47
Enrichment-10:45-11:15
Period 9-1:50-2:30
Period 5-11:18-11:58
Remediation-2:30-2:50

2 hour delay schedule

Homeroom – 9:45 – 9:50 Period 6-11:53-12:23
Period 1-9:53 – 10:23 Gold Lunch-12:03-12:23
Period 2-10:26 – 10:56 Period 4-12:26-12:55
Period 3-10:59 – 11:29 Period 7-12:58-1:27
Period 5-11:31 – 12:01 Period 8-1:30-1:59
Purple Lunch 11:31 – 11:51 Period 9-2:02-2:30

PTSA DATES @JHS

September 10th
October 1st
November 5th
January 7th
February 4th
March 4th
April 1st
May 6th
June 3rd

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Glebe Dismissal Procedure 2018-19

All you need to know about Glebe’s Dismissal!
Here’s to a safe 2018-2019!

  • Please keep in mind that each school has different dismissal
    procedures because the busses and shuttles travel to each
    school at different times. For example, at Glebe, the busses and
    shuttles need to leave by 3:15 to get to PA and Warren. Therefore,
    bus and shuttle students are dismissed first at 3:10 p.m. at Glebe.
  • Walkers and students getting picked up are dismissed at 3:15. You
    will hear the announcement outside. The third graders will be
    dismissed from the front main doors and the second graders will
    be dismissed from the side parking lot door. You WILL need to get
    out of your car and come to the door. Pick up is not drive-thru.
    Pick up students are matched at the door. If there is a custody
    situation and you would like your child signed out each day from
    the office, please contact Mrs. North as soon as possible at
    518-762-3714.
  • If you need to pick your child up before 3:15 p.m., you will need to
    send a note and sign them out early from the vestibule window.
    For the safety of all students, please do NOT come to the door,
    ring the bell, and ask to sign out your child after we have already
    started dismissal procedures. At this point, supervisors are in
    place, students are in dismissal lines, etc.
  • If you need to make a change to your child’s dismissal, please call
    the office at 518-762-3714 or send in a note. Please make all
    dismissal changes BEFORE 1 p.m. If you do NOT send in a note or if
    you make a change after 1 p.m., you will need to come inside and
    sign your child out from the vestibule window.

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Financial Aid Night October 2

Families of college-bound students are invited to attend a Financial Aid Night at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, in the JHS Lecture Hall. Parents are welcome to bring W-2’s to assist in completing FAFSA forms.

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Status of Athletic Fields

As the new school year approaches, we are beginning to enjoy fall athletic practices and games. At the same time, our capital building project is starting to wind down.

In order that our schools can open their doors on September 5, ready for students, many of our buildings & grounds crew members are busy assisting the district’s custodial staff with cleaning, moving furniture, and evaluating safety in each of our buildings. This is no small feat when we have to work alongside and around construction crews.

We do anticipate that, once school starts, our buildings & grounds staff will return to their important work on our fields. In the meantime, you may notice that our game fields, while prepared for play, are being kept at a moderate standard.

In addition, as a cost savings, the district is not ordering porta-potties for most games. Restrooms nearest to the fields will be unlocked. From time to time, if a golf cart is available with district staff to drive it, people with mobility issues may be transported to nearby restrooms during the games.

The patience and assistance everyone has provided in terms of practicing in alternate locations and traveling to alternate sites for athletic contests these past few years is much appreciated. We thank you for your understanding as we make adjustments while construction work continues. Soon our athletic fields, gymnasiums and pool will be looking their very best!

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Sign up for important updates from TEAM 7

Sign up for important updates from TEAM 7

Get information from Knox Junior High School right on your phone – not on handouts.

Pick a way to receive messages for Knox Team 7 (2018-19):

smart phone screen shot imageA. If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.

On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/team7knox

Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

flip phone screen shotB. If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.

Text the message @team7knox to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @team7knox to (518) 213-5295.

*Standard text message rates apply.

Don’t have a mobile phone?

Go to rmd.at/team7knox on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

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Johnstown XC Apparel Sale thru Sept. 10

The Johnstown XC apparel store will be open for online orders until September 10.  There are items specifically for cross country, some that are for both cross country and track, and some that are generic Johnstown items, great for holiday gifts!

Each XC athlete gets credit towards awesome gifts for items purchased, so make sure to note the name of the XC student-athlete you are sponsoring.

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Parent Communication Survey

Welcome back! We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school. Parents and/or Guardians please take a moment to complete the Parent Communication Survey using the link below:

Parent Communication Survey: https://goo.gl/iv9UXd

The information will be used to help build and promote relationships and engagement between the school and community. A paper copy of the survey will be distributed on the first day of school. If you choose not to complete the survey online, please be sure to complete the paper copy and have your child(ren) return it to their Check-In teacher. Only one survey per household is required.

We look forward to teaming up with you to make this an outstanding school year.

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McDonald’s Night Fundraiser Sept. 5

A portion of the proceeds from purchases made at McDonald’s in Johnstown from 5 – 7 p.m. will benefit Johnstown Boys Soccer.

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Talk to Your School’s Dignity Act Coordinator

Talk to Your School’s Dignity Act Coordinator

circle of words crossed out: cyberbullying, rumors, gossping, lies, name calling, harassment, threats

If you see or hear something…

Do Something!

TAKE A STAND AGAINST BULLYING, CYBERBULLYING, HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

Someone you can talk to:

(Your School’s Dignity Act Coordinator)

Mrs. Yetto – Guidance Office – 518-762-3726
Mrs. Senzio – Nurse’s Office – 518-762-8711

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Special Board Meeting August 23

There will be a special Board of Education meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, in the administrative conference room. The agenda is available here.

This meeting is open to the public. Anyone attending should park at Warren Street Elementary and walk up to the business office at JHS.

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