JPS Announces 2016-17 Opening Day Information

Jamestown Public Schools will welcome back students for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, September 6th. The first day, at all Jamestown schools, will be a half-day with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Love Elementary School, which was closed last year for renovations, will also be open for the 2016-17 school year on September 6th. All JPS main offices are open for business beginning on August 18th during regular business hours.

There will be no Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) classes on September 6th. The first day of UPK is Wednesday, September 7th.

Elementary school start time is 8:20 a.m. The first full day for elementary students will be Wednesday, September 7th with dismissal time at 3:00 p.m.

Middle school doors will open to students at 8:05 a.m. Homeroom begins at 8:10 a.m. Middle school students will report for a full day of school on Wednesday, September 7th. The student day will end at 2:45 p.m. Students who are involved in music ensembles, the after school program, athletics, or will receive extra help from teachers will stay later. Students who are bussed home will depart at 3:15 p.m.

Jamestown High School students should report to their homerooms on September 6th, by 8:00 a.m. with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Students who did not receive a homeroom assignment can call the School Counseling Office at 483-4366 or look at the homeroom lists posted around JHS on the first day. JHS students will report for a full day of classes on September 7th with a modified schedule to accommodate class meetings. School will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. beginning on September 7th.

All after school programming will begin on Wednesday, September 7th.  The breakfast program will begin at all buildings on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 6th.  The lunch program at all schools will begin on Wednesday, September 7th. There will be no charge for breakfast and lunch at all schools. To opt-out of the Free Breakfast and Lunch Program, please contact the Food Service office at 483-4398.  School menus are available on the Jamestown Public Schools website ( under “School Menus” on the home page.

District bus service will also begin on Tuesday, September 6th. 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 visit the Central Registration Office at the Administration Building at 197 Martin Road. If your child has an Individual Education Plan, you will also do an intake for Special Education Services after registering at the Administration Building. If you have any Special Education questions, please call 483-4344. Any parent who needs to register his or her child for Universal Prekindergarten, please contact the District UPK office at 483-4342.

posted on 08/23/2016 - filed under: Elementary School, JHS, Middle School, Parents, Spotlight, Students