JPS Announces 2014-15 Opening Day Information

Jamestown Public Schools will welcome back its students for the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday, September 3rd. The first day, at all schools, will be a half-day with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. There will be no Universal Prekindergarden (UPK) classes on September 3rd. The first day of UPK is Thursday, September 4th. All JPS’ main offices are open for business beginning Monday, August 18th.

Elementary school start time is 8:20 a.m. The first full day for elementary students will be September 4th with dismissal time at 3:00 p.m.

Middle school start time is 8:30 a.m. Middle school students will report for a full day of school on September 4th with dismissal time at 3:05 p.m.

Jamestown High School students should report to their homerooms on September 3rd, by 8:00 a.m. Students who did not receive a homeroom assignment can call the School Counseling Office at 483-4358 or look at the homeroom lists posted around JHS on the first day. On Thursday, September 4th JHS will hold a full day of classes with a modified schedule to accommodate class meetings. School will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. beginning on September 4th.

All after school programming will begin on Thursday, September 4th. The breakfast program will begin on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 3rd. Lunch programs will begin on Thursday, September 4th. There will be no charge for breakfast and lunch at all elementary and middle schools. At the high school, students will have last year’s free/reduced meal applications honored for first few weeks but will need to complete a new free/reduced meal application for the 2014-15 school year by the deadline of October 15th.

Click here for  school menus and for the free/reduced meal applications

District bus service will also begin on September 3rd. All students currently scheduled for bus transportation will receive a postcard detailing the pick-up and drop-off times and location.

If you need to register your child please go to the office of your neighborhood school. Any parents who need to register their child for Universal Prekindergarten, please contact the District UPK office at 483-4342. If your child has an Individual Education Plan you will do an intake for Special Education Services after registering at your neighborhood school. The Special Education intake is at the Administration Building at 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York. If you have Special Education questions, please call 483-4344.


posted on 08/20/2014 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, JHS, Middle School, Parents, Spotlight, Staff, Students