J. William Leary Junior High School

Update and Information

Hello everyone,

The schedule is a little weird for the week of May 3 - May 7, please see below.

We are also requesting that all families complete the End of Year Preference Survey. Given the change in CDC rules, JW Leary wants to know about your preferences for your child's learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year if the school is able to return to a 3 foot spacing in classrooms.

At this point no guarantees can be made. The goal is to gather some numbers to guide the decision making.

Important upcoming dates include

May 3

11 am - 12 pm Lunch Pack Pick Up

4 pm Live Virtual Meeting on Updated CDC Guidelines

May 4 + May 5

NYS Math Testing

*NOTE--4 day children should take the exam on Tuesday. If they miss Tuesday their information will be available Wednesday.

May 6

Board of Education Meeting

May 7

End of Year Preference Survey Closes

Monday is a virtual day. All work will be posted in the Google Classrooms.

Tuesday and Wednesday the Junior High School Schedule is:

Schedule for testing days (links to a printable version)

7:30-7:40 Homeroom/Advisory

7:40-9:01 Testing

9:01-9:33 Period 1

9:38-10:10 Period 2

10:15-10:47 Period 3

10:52-11:24 Period 4

11:29-11:59 Per. 6B

12:04-12:36 Per. 6A

12:41-1:13 Period 5

1:18-1:50 Period 7

1:55-2:27 Period 8

Children at home need to login to their meets at the scheduled class time. Remember-cameras are at the teachers discretion.

Thursday and Friday the Junior High School Schedule is:

Normal Class Schedule (links to a printable version)

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

Children at home need to login to their meets at the scheduled class time. Remember-cameras are at the teachers discretion.

A Huge Thank You to Northern Federal Credit Union!!

Northern Federal Credit Union made a generous donation of 10 dollar gift cards to every staff member at the junior high school (in the district, really) to say thank you for all of the staffs hard work during this remarkable school year.

Our staff will be receiving gift cards Monday from either:

Buzz Bee's Deli

Hardys Bakery

On a Roll

4th Coast Cafe

Their generosity and acknowledgment of our staff is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!!

Teacher Appreciation Week

This upcoming week is very special as it is Teacher Appreciation week. This past year has been extra challenging. The work everyone has done to ensure children are appropriately handling this unique time is really noteworthy.

A special Thank You to all of the JWL Staff and all those supporting children at home!

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.

In so many ways, this is an amazing time of the year. Somedays it seems we are seeing COVID more and more from the rearview mirror; other days COVID remains all around us. Please continue daily health screenings, physical distancing in the hallways and classrooms, and keeping the mask on while in school.

Also-if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home.

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!

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!

Third Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all children for their hard working during this year.

The Mohawk Club has rewards for


A note on NYS testing.

This week NYS testing continues. There are a few sentiments I ask you and your children keep in mind.

These tests are a tool for the school and nothing more.

The tests do not dictate who your child (you) is (are) or who they will become.

These tests do not measure character, nor do they measure artistic or musical ability.

They will not show if your student is the next great internet billionaire nor will they tell us about your child’s skill in the garage.

They simply provide us a window into the health of our instructional program.

I am hopeful we can move through the next few weeks with minimal stress and concern.

A schedule has been provided for planning purposes, as class times are altered.

Please email azullo@mcs.k12.ny.us with questions or concerns relating to testing.

End of Year Preference Survey

Please complete by Friday May 7th.

Please follow us on Facebook and our website for up to date information. Thank you for checking out our weekly update. If you have ideas, questions, or concerns please email azullo@mcs.k12.ny.us.

Take care,

Mrs. Zullo, Principal

J. William Leary Junior High School

Grades 7-8 of the Massena Central School District.