Inclement Weather Make-Up Plan

For the second year in a row, we have experienced significant snow and ice conditions that have required the cancellation of school. So far (and not counting Wednesday and Thursday’s impending weather), we have missed five school days and have delayed opening twice.

To address lost instructional time due to inclement weather, the following make-up plan will be effective March 2, 2015:

  • Eleven minutes will be added to the elementary school day, five minutes in the morning and six minutes in the afternoon. Transportation pick-up and drop-off times for elementary students will also be adjusted by five minutes in the morning and six minutes in the afternoon. New elementary school hours will be:
    • Tier Two: 8:30 a.m. to 3:16 p.m.
    • Tier Three: 9:15 a.m. to 4:01 p.m.
  • Three early release days scheduled for the school year will become full days for all students, K-12. The dates are March 11, April 3 and June 12.

With these adjustments, the division will meet the state’s 990-instructional-hour requirement at all levels. While students in middle and high school have banked time over the 990-hour requirement, five days of instructional time were missed, and the adjustment to the early release days recovers a portion of that time.

Given this week’s weather forecast, this plan was developed to give the division some flexibility if additional school days are cancelled or delayed. Additionally, we are already taking a look at next year’s calendar to determine if adjustments should be made to bank more instructional time.

Thank you for your patience and support,

Steven M. Constantino, Superintendent

Daily Announcements for February 24, 2015

Tickets for the Jamestown High School musical, The Addams Family will be going on sale starting Monday, February 23rd during all lunch shifts. The show times are Thursday, March 5th at 7:00, Friday, March 6th at 7:00, and two performances on Saturday, March 7th, a matinee performance at 2 pm., with a flat rate of seven dollars, and the final performance at 7:00. Tickets are $8 dollars for students and $10 for adults and will be sold during all lunches through Friday, March 6th. Tickets will also be sold at the door. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Senior Trip Reminder:  Don’t forget to turn in your nonrefundable deposit of $50.00. Deposit Due: Thurs., Feb 26th and Fri., Feb 27th during all 3 lunches.  We will not accept any deposits after Feb. 27th.  Any senior with financial concerns or who would like to participate in fundraising to pay for their trip, see Mrs. Berry in Room 245 or Ms. Ridley in room 146.

Yoga club begins again February 25th. See Mrs. Christensen to fill out a waiver to participate if you have not already done so. The club will meet in room 183 from 2:45-3:45.

Model UN members who will attend the Governor’s School Conference, please plan to meet Wednesday after school.  Other team members who would like to assist in research are also welcome.

Manga/Anime Club meets this Thursday after school in the library.

 

Daily Announcement for February 23, 2015

Interested in trying out for Spring Sports?  Go to the JHS webpage for the Spring Sports Tryout Schedule.

Tickets for the Jamestown High School musical, The Addams Family will be going on sale starting Monday, February 23rd during all lunch shifts.  The show times are Thursday, March 5th at 7:00, Friday, March 6th at 7:00, and two performances on Saturday, March 7th, a matinee performance at 2 pm., with a flat rate of seven dollars, and the final performance at 7:00. Tickets are $8 dollars for students and $10 for adults and will be sold during all lunches through Friday, March 6th. Tickets will also be sold at the door.  We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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Boys Swim Team Runner’s Up at State Meet

Jamestown’s Boys Swim Team were State Runners Up this weekend in Blacksburg. Colin Wright won in individual race at States and set a school record in his individual event.  All team members swam incredibly well and coped with snow delays with grace and good spirits.

 

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Girls Swim Team State Champs Again

Congratulations to our Girls Swim Team who repeated as State Champs this weekend in Blacksburg.  Abby Larson, Margaret Williams, and Joelle Vereb all won an individual race at States.  Margaret Williams, Joelle Vereb, Taylor Vitaletti and Abby Larson took 1st in 2 relays, and Abby Larson set a school record in their individual events.  They all swam incredibly well and coped with snow delays with grace and good spirits.

 

Daily Announcements for February 13, 2015

Latin Club Meeting Wednesday,February 18, 2015, 2:30-3:30 room 150. Food, fun, and activities! Dues are $5.00 for the semester-still time to join.

 

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JHS Drama Department Presents: The Addams Family

Adams Family Production Poster

 

Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th at 7:00

Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 and 7:00

Tickets:  Call 259-3644

Students: $8.00

Adults: $10.00

Saturday matinee flat rate: $7.00

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Mrs. A’s Class Takes the Red Line

Students in Mrs. A’s class celebrated the opening of bus service, that now includes Jamestown High School, with a bus stop right outside of school.

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Celebrating City Bus Service to Jamestown!

Mrs. Acatelli’s class enjoyed their inaugural trip on WATA’s new service to Jamestown.  They happily road the bus, free to students, to Subway for lunch at back again!