Dear Johnstown Junior-Senior High School Families,
Welcome back to the 2021-22 school year. I hope that you were able to find some relaxing time this summer! Administration, teachers, and staff have worked very hard to prepare for the upcoming school year. We are so thrilled for a full return to school for all JJSHS students on Tuesday, September 7th.
The school day starts at 7:45AM, but this year the doors will open for students at 7:35AM. Students will undergo a temperature screening when arriving at school and will then be asked to report directly to breakfast or their assigned homeroom. Student entrances will be:
- 7th & 8th grader walkers, bikers and students dropped off will enter through the doors in the A-wing near room A105 in the circle off of Pearl St.
- 9th & 10th grade walkers, bikers and students dropped off will enter through the main lobby doors in the front circle off of Pearl St.
- 11th & 12th grade walkers, bikers, drivers and students dropped off will enter through the Johnstown Performing Arts Center doors in the parking lott off of Pearl St.
- Bus students will enter through the doors off of the bus loop on Wright Drive.
The last assigned class of the day ends at 2:02PM with enrichment following directly after. To reduce congestion during dismissal, 7th and 8th graders will be released at 2:25 and 9th-12th graders will be released at 2:30. Students must leave school premises at their dismissal time unless they are required to stat after school for academic support or after school activities.
Schedules for students 7-12 will be available on the SchoolTool portal by September 2nd. Any concerns with schedules should be addressed through email to a school counselor (7th & 8th-Mrs. Yetto, 9th-12th A-K Mr. Blacha and L-Z Mrs. LaCoppola). If you are unable to access it, please contact the main office at 518-762-4661. Schedules will also be available on the first day of classes.
Students will be required to use their lockers and school issued locks. Backpacks shall remain in student lockers. A school issued lock will be provided to each student during the first week of school.
All students will be provided a Chromebook. These will be distribued on the first day of school during homeroom. Those students who did not turn in their device at the end of the school year will not be issued a new one and should report on the first day of school with their school issued Chromebook.
Understanding school expectations and policies are important for a successful experience at JJSHS. Important information such as our attendance policy and academic eligibility can be found on www.johnstownschools.org. Other critical information can be found there as well, such as, the Dignity for all Students Act, the Codes of Conduct and Title IX. Please visit the district website regularly for important updates.
In closing, I am very excited to get the school year started. An Open House date has yet to be determined, but if you have any concerns prior to that, feel free to contact me or the faculty at any time.
Scott M. Hale