JMS Student Academic Support

Available for in-person and virtual students

Below are opportunities available to provide academic support to our students. Please contact your grade level administrator if you have any questions about academic support opportunities at Jones Middle School.

STAR Time

STAR Time is an after-school opportunity for in-person students taking academic responsibility, every Thursday from 4:15-5:15, to complete homework, make up assignments or make up tests. A teacher is available to assist, but full tutoring is NOT provided due to social distancing.


During spring semester, STAR Time will be held on the following dates: 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20.


Please visit the school website to sign up. Please note the form will close on Wednesday at 5:00 in order to allow teachers to speak to students regarding their assignments.

Saturday School

Saturday School meets every other Saturday for in-person and digital students to complete assignments and assessments. Teachers are present to assist students with work completion but tutoring is NOT available due to social distancing. Saturday School is occasionally cancelled due to a low number of students signed up.


During spring semester, Saturday school will be held on the following dates: 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/24, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22. Saturday School dates can also be found on the school calendar.


Students will need to bring their mask, device and charger.


Parents may read additional information when signing up by clicking on the Saturday School link. Parents must sign up students by 5pm the Wednesday before each Saturday School session so that teachers may prepare the assignments.

Morning Tutoring and ELT

Morning tutoring and Extending Learning Time (ELT) are opportunities for teachers to work with a small group of students, before school and during connections, in order to provide remediation, re-teaching opportunities and/or enrichment. Students do not need a pass to attend.


Morning tutoring is from 8:15-8:50 for all students. The format includes small group and individual tutoring. In-Person students should arrive at school at 8:15 and digital learners should join Zoom at 8:15. The schedule for classes is below.


Monday - Language Arts

Tuesdays - Math

Wednesdays - Science

Thursday - Social Studies

Friday - Connections


ELT takes place on Friday's during connections. Students attend at the request of the academic teacher, but if morning tutoring isn't possible, please contact your child's teacher if you would like your student to attend. The format includes small group and individual tutoring. In-Person students receive a pass and digital learners should join Zoom during their connections classes. Please contact your child's academic teacher for more information.