J. William Leary Junior High School

Update and Information


Important upcoming dates include:

  • February 8 all students will need to complete their ELA + Math iReady Diagnostic
  • February 9 and 10 Picture Day
  • February 15 -19 No School--have your child(ren) go out and do something fun!!
  • February 22 + 23 7th/8th-grade remote child material pick up

Drop off and pick up needs to happen in the parent loop off of Highland Park. A few cars are parking on School Street creating a tough and potentially dangerous situation for our bus drivers and your child(ren).

All students attending in person must complete the health screening app.

Just a reminder that each student needs to have a “Daily screening form” filled out BEFORE coming into the school.

We have three options:

  • Download + fill out the app-->,
  • This is also a link to an online version of the app http://bit.ly/JWLScreen,
  • Children can get the pink forms from the nurse to bring in each day.

If there are any questions regarding this procedure please call the office 315-764-3720 or the nurse (Nurse Gilman) at 315-764-3720 ext. 3203.

Raider Launched Thursday!

You should have received a text message.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Colarusso-Martin at kcmartin@mcs.k12.ny.us or (315) 764-3710 ext.3621

Lunch Pick Up

Did you know that on Mondays you can pick up 7-day meal packs for all students you have enrolled at the Massena Central School Districts? You can pick the packs up at any school in the Massena Central School District, including here at JW Leary on Mondays after 11!

Massena Central School will be holding a food distribution on Friday February 12 2021, from 11am to 12pm at each school; this distribution is for the Mid-winter break schedule for the week of Monday February 15 thru Sunday February 21 201. We will resume our normal distribution on Monday February 22, 2021.

The packs are at no cost to you and you do not need to call ahead. Pull into the parent loop and let us know how many students you have!

Mrs. Reyes supporting students on their ELA and Math skills.

Keep an eye out for moccasin and mitten making classes.

Details + registration coming soon!


Junior High held an orientation to help students that were learning remotely adjust to attending in person.

Ms. Deb walking students through picking up their breakfast and where to go once they get into school. Our awesome web leaders took students for tours of the building.

Technology classes get ready to make picnic tables for the courtyard.

Thank you to the businesses who donated and those that helped move some supplies inside!
8th Grade Science, Mrs. Hull's Class Created Instruments Video

A few photos of what Mrs. McGowan's students shared they did on their snow day reflecting on the day off during this unique time!

The Junior High School Schedule is:

Homeroom/Advisory 7:20 - 7:40

Period 1 7:40 - 8:22

Period 2 8:27 - 9:09

Period 3 9:14 - 9:56

Period 4 10:01 - 10:43

Period 5 10:48 - 11:30

Period 6A 12:10 - 12:52

Period 6B 11:35 - 12:17

Period 7 12:57 - 1:39

Period 8 1:44 - 2:28

We have begun an attendance contest

where we spin a wheel containing the names of children who have been present for classes so far that day. Children must be present online or in-person to draw a prize (note-online children can select someone in-person who draws their prize and we send the prize home).

Thank you for checking out our weekly update. If you have ideas, questions, or concerns please email azullo@mcs.k12.ny.us.

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Take care,

Mrs. Zullo, Principal

J. William Leary Junior High School

Grades 7-8 of the Massena Central School District.