John Long Principal Newsletter

April Update

Wisconsin Forward Exams

I hope everyone is enjoying the much needed spring break. We look to have students and staff well rested upon return to make a strong finish to the 2020-21 school year. The first task up at JLMS is participating in the Wisconsin Forward Exams. For all in-person students, testing will begin on Tuesday, April 13 with the content area of ELA. You can see our testing schedule below for in-person students and we will have a modified schedule on testing days. You will find links to download our daily scheudle on testing days. The second schedule is for 8th grade only as they have to particpate in all 4 content exams (ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies)


In-person Testing Schedule


  • Tuesday, April 13 - All grades ELA
  • Thursday, April 15 - All grades Math
  • Monday, April 19 - 8th grade Science
  • Tuesday, April 20 - 8th grade Social Studies


For virtual families, a letter was recently sent home with your testing schedule and can also be found below.


Virtual Families Testing Letter



Test Preparation

Please make sure your student is ready to perform at their best on the days of the test. Below are items/tips that will help them be at their best.


  • Get plenty of sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy, balanced breakfast
  • Have chromebook fully charged and ready to go
  • Take your time and use all testing tools provided



We look forward to having a successful 2021 testing performance!

JLMS Upcoming PTG Fundraising Events - Cookies, Flowers, & Flipside Cafe

The PTG has two upcoming fundraising events. You can currently go online and order flowers and cookie dough that will be ready just in time for spring and Mother's Day. What mom doesn't deserve cookies and flowers? You can go to the following website and put in schoolcode JOHN96 to start shopping. JLMS PTG Fundraiser Page

  • You have until midnight April 12 to get your order in
  • Download attachment below for more information


The second fundraising opportunity is a restaurant night at Flipside Cafe! The date of this event is April 13. This event is dine in or carryout and all you have to do is mention JLMS when you order to get us a kickback of the proceeds.


The PTG thanks you for your support!!!

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Tuesday, April 6 - School Resumes
  • Tuesday, April 13 - Wisconsin Forward Exam - ELA (All grades)
  • Thursday, Apirl 15 - Wisconsin Forward Exam - Math (All grades)
  • Monday, April 19 - Wisconsin Forward Exam - Science (8th grade only)
  • Tuesday, April 20 - Wisconsin Forward Exam - Social Studies (8th grade only)
  • Monday, April 26 - Virtual Learing Day (no in-person school)