J. William Leary Junior High School

Update and Information

Hello everyone,

We are excited that it is officially Spring.


Given the continued presence of COVID, we want to encourage everyone to continue to follow the parameters of social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand sanitizing.


Important Upcoming dates include:

  • March 29-30 Remote child material pick up
  • April 2-April 13 Spring Break
  • April 16 end of the third quarter
Hybrid (in person/online) Model This Week

Monday=virtual for everyone; Tuesday/Thursday= A day students; Wednesday/Friday=B day students.

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

Big picture

Monday's WEB Follow Up

WEB Leaders started by asking students to close one eye and put their thumb out until it blocked the rectangular image on the screen. Once they could no longer see the rectangle, they switched which eye was closed. This allowed them to now see the rectangle. Although the position of the rectangle didn’t change, how they looked at it did change! Since attitude is how we look at things, leaders transitioned into talking about attitude and how having a good attitude can make us feel “light” while having a bad attitude can weigh us down and make things more difficult. Students ended the follow up by talking about how your attitude determines your altitude and coming up with positive things that can help them have a good attitude!

Welcome Mrs. Barse

A substitute aide working with our students!

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.
Spring Sports Registration is now OPEN

Sports available are: Girls/Boys Varsity Lacrosse Girls/Boys Modified Lacrosse Varsity, JV, Modified Baseball Varsity, JV, Modified Softball Varsity Golf Girls Varsity Track Boys Varsity Track Girls/Boys Modified Track Varsity + Modified Wrestling

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!

The Mohawk Club has rewards for

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IN CLASSES; this is sponsored by Title VI,

The attendance contest continues

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).


Stay tuned-we have some big prizes coming up soon!!

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


Please follow us on Facebook and our website for up to date information.


Take care,

Mrs. Zullo, Principal

J. William Leary Junior High School

Grades 7-8 of the Massena Central School District.