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Summer School Bus Pick-up/Drop-Off

Bus pick-up and drop-off for JHS summer school students and the P-TECH Bridge Program will take place at Warren Street Elementary through August 24, due to work taking place in both the north and south parking lots at JHS.

Courtesy Bus for Summer School Regents

HFM Regional Transportation’s pick-up and drop-off schedules for JHS students on August 16 & 17 will be as follows:

AM

  • Warren Street Pick-up 7:30 a.m.
  • AHS Drop-off 8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Mid

  • Warren Street Pick-up 11:30 a.m.
  • AHS Drop-off 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
  • AHS Pick-up 12:30-12:45 p.m.
  • Warren Street Drop-off 1:15 p.m.

PM

  • AHS Pick-up 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Warren Street Drop-off 4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

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Public Hearing: Smart Schools Investment Plan

The Greater Johnstown School District will detail its Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan at a Public Hearing scheduled for 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, in the Johnstown High School Small Cafe. The Public Hearing will be followed by a Board of Education business meeting. All are welcome to attend.

Questions or comments regarding the District’s proposed Smart Schools Investment Plan may be forwarded to Director of Technology Rachel Heroth.

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Fall 2018 Sports Start Dates

Meet The Coaches Night – August 27
MANDATORY for ALL Fall Athletes

All Coaches, Players and Parents Must attend for ALL LEVELS (V/JV/FR/MOD). Meet at 7:15 p.m,. on Monday, August 27, in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center.

Team Pictures (V & JV Only) – August 27

Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Swim, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Football. Meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnstown High School Gym for team pictures.

Make-up Physicals August 8

Fall sport athletes who have not yet obtained a physical may do so at the Johnstown High School Nurse’s Office at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8.

Fall Sport Start Dates/Times/Locations:

Football:

V/JV starts Monday, August 13th, 3:00-6:30 p.m. at Knox JHS. Bring sneakers and cleats.

Modified Football starts Monday, August 20th, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Knox.

Boy’s Soccer:

V/JV starts Monday, August 13th, 8:00 -11:00 a.m. at JHS.

Modified starts, Monday August 27th, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Glebe Street Elementary School.

Girl’s Soccer:

V/JV starts Monday, August 13th

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Team Building @ JHS
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Skills & Drills @ JHS

Modified starts, Monday, August 27th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Glebe Street Elementary School.

Girls Varsity Swimming – FO/JO

Varsity swim starts Monday, August 13th Tuesday, August 14, 8:00 -10:00 a.m. at FONDA Pool.

Cross Country:

Varsity starts Monday, August 13th, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at JHS.

Modified starts Tuesday, September 4, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. at JHS.

Volleyball:

V/JV starts Monday, August 13th, 9:00 a.m. – Noon at JHS.

Modified starts Wednesday, September 5th, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Knox Middle School

Golf:

Varsity starts Monday, August 20th, 7:00 a.m. at Fox Run Golf Course.

Field Hockey:

V/JV starts Monday, August 13th, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. at KNOX.

Modified Field Hockey starts Monday, August 27th, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Briggs Street Fields.

Cheerleading:

Varsity starts Monday, August 13th, 10:00 a.m. at KNOX.

Questions?

Contact the Athletics Office, James Robare, Director of Athletics, Physical Education, Health & Recreation, (518) 762-7636

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August Orientations and Tours

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the following events:

  • Pre-Kindergarten Meet & Greet, 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, at Pleasant Avenue Elementary
  • Pleasant Meet the Principal & Supply Drop Off, 10 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, August 29, at Pleasant Avenue Elementary
  • Glebe Street Meet the Principal & Supply Drop Off (second & third grade), 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, at Glebe Street Elementary
  • Seventh Graders & New Knox Junior High Student Orientation, 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, at Knox.
  • Freshmen & New Johnstown High School Student Orientation, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 30, JHS Performing Arts Center.
  • Warren Street does not have a “Meet & Greet” scheduled due to capital project construction work in progress at this time. Additional information will be provided when available.

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School Supplies 2018-19

Don’t wait until September, shop at your leisure during summer sales for these school supplies for 2018-19:

Pleasant Avenue

Glebe Street

Warren Street

Knox Junior High

Johnstown High School

 

 

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Fall Athletic Physicals Make-up Date, Aug. 8

Fall sport athletes who have not yet obtained a physical may do so at the Johnstown High School Nurse’s Office at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8.

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District Accepting Pre-K Applications

The Greater Johnstown School District is currently accepting applications for the prekindergarten program for the 2018-2019 school year. To be eligible, children must be four years old on or before December 1, 2018 and reside within the school district boundaries.  Applications are available on the forms page of our website, or by calling 518-762-4611, ext. 3101.

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Transportation Paperwork Deadline Aug. 17

Parents and guardians are reminded to submit any requests for changes in student pick-up or drop-off locations no later than August 17, 2018. Changes made after August 17 will not take effect until September 17! 

Call the HFM BOCES Regional Transportation Office at 518-775-5788 to confirm or make a change. Please notify your school office too!

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Changes for Sixth Grade in September

Have you heard about the exciting changes coming for sixth graders at Warren Street?

Sixth graders will be working with all teachers in ONE team and be following schedules starting in September 2018. The team is excited to start this adventure as we are confident it will benefit students and families in many ways!

A special Open House for sixth grade families is being scheduled and more information about that will be provided soon.  An informative letter will be sent home the week of July 23rd, and some details can be found in the following links:

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Student Physicals & Screenings

Effective July 1, 2018, NYS law regarding Health Examinations and Screenings will change. The new regulations for health examinations for attendance are as follows:

Physicals

New York State law requires that all new entrants and all students entering grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 have a satisfactory health examination conducted by a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner within 12 months prior to the commencement of the school year. Documentation must be provided to the school within 30 days of entry or commencing the grade levels indicated above. In addition, a certificate of physical fitness is required for all athletes prior to their first sport of the school year and for all students who need work permits. The physical examination record form your health care provider must complete for student physicals after July 1, 2018 is available through the  New York State Center for School Health (NYSCSH) website.

Vision, Hearing & Scoliosis Screenings

  • Vision screening is required within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Hearing screening is required within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Scoliosis screening is required for girls in grades 5 and 7 and for boys in grade 9.

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