J. W. Leary Junior High School

November 19, 2021


It was wonderful to see so many parents/guardians here in person on Wednesday. We love talking with you about how your child is doing and working together for their success.

The parent drop-off loop is getting better!! Thank you!! A right hand turn only sign has been posted on the stop sign. Please abide by this sign. I also must emphasize that drop-off/pick-up in front of the school is not OK. The cars and sudden stops are creating problems for the bus drivers as they are entering/exiting the bus loop.

Please complete this digital access survey.

This upcoming week we only have school on Monday and Tuesday. Important dates for when we return from Thanksgiving are:

Monday November 29 will be a Day 1

Tuesday November 30 (tentative) at 6:30 PM, JH, Teen Virtual Leadership Summit

Thursday December 2 Chorus Concert (please complete the form below before next Tuesday!)

Tuesday December 14 Band/Orchestra Concert (please complete the form)

Thank you everyone for supporting our children!!

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If your child is in chorus, please complete this form!

The information provided will help us with planning for the concert on December 2. Thank you in advance for your help!!

Chorus Concert Attire:

Students should wear “concert black” (black top and bottom) of modest length and neckline. They may accent this with a red or green accent of some kind (tie, sweater, scarf, headband, etc.)

Shoes should be easy to move in and safe. Please no extremely high heels, platforms, or flip flops, as they can be quite dangerous on risers.

Masks will also need to be worn. Please see that this mask is able to stay away from the child’s mouth when breathing deeply, and that it does not fog up their glasses when singing.

Hair must also be away from the child’s eyes.

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The information provided will help us with planning for the concert on December 14. Thank you in advance for your help!!

School Number Days

Monday is Day 5

Tuesday is Day 6

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Lacrosse players from 28 Lacrosse came in and taught lessons on the history of Lacrosse. They also did some skill building with each PE class.
NYSED Digital Access Survey

The New York State Education Department is requiring that all schools distribute and seek 100% participation on a quick 'Digital Access Survey". If you have questions or cannot access the survey, call your school and we will assist you.

Teen Virtual Leadership Summit

On Tuesday November 30 at 6:30 pm the Junior High may host a Teen Virtual Leadership Summit.

Presented by the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau with speaker JC Pohl the goal of the summit is to help student leaders understand their role in the COVID era and the importance of thinking outside the box when it comes to building community and connections.

During this 90-minute Zoom Summit, attendees will learn the value of:

➡ Brainstorming critical social-emotional issues that are negatively affecting

student life;

➡ Understanding how student leaders can better influence the world around them;

➡ Developing tangible solutions that can be implemented during the COVID era

Interested children and individuals with questions should reach out to agoodrich@mcs.k12.ny.us.

Things happening in classes.

7th Grade ELA children participate in Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge

The Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge is for students in 7th and 8th grades from Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Participants are asked to write an essay about what “community” means to them and then describe an organization that exemplifies their definition of community. I have attached this year’s application.

Raider Academy for Grades 1-8

Dear Families,
The Massena Central School District is excited to begin an afterschool program named Raider Academy for Grades 1-8. Please click the link to read more about the program and to enroll your child(ren). https://forms.gle/8MokfaQAeZuRWMd36
If you have any questions please email dchapman@mcs.k12.ny.us or call (315) 764-3700 x3024.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your student or your family as we get back into school.

If you have ideas, questions, or concerns please email azullo@mcs.k12.ny.us or call the school 315-764-3720.

Mrs. Zullo

J. William Leary Junior High School

Grades 7-8 of the Massena Central School District.