JWL Weekly Student/Family Update

9/11-9/15 All the news that fits


  • Tuesday- BUS DRILL 9:30 am
  • Friday- WEB Dance for 7th and 8th Grade from 7-9PM $5/student

Chromebooks or Bring your own device.

Students will soon be assiged Chrome books and chargers to utilize for school purposes. This is a reminder to families that chreomcooks and chargers are property of the Massena School District and they need to be returned at the end of each school year.

Please check in with your child regularly to ensure that they have their chrome book and charger on and that it is not lost or misplaced. If you cannot locate the charger please use the links provided below to order a new one. Lost chrome books and chargers may be billed for.

circle charger replacement $15.99

flat charger replacement $14.99

Students are also invited to bring their own device if they choose. Student devices must have a keyboard (no ipads, phones, tablets).

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Cell Phone Policy

Our district policy states that cell phones are not allowed to be in use on the bus or during school hours.

Students may keep a cell phone in their locker. If the device is seen anywhere except the locker the student will be asked to turn the phone into the office where it can be picked up at the end of the day.

Repeat offenders of the cell phone policy will face progressive disciplinary consequences.

*Exceptions are made for medical need of a cell phone.

Students in Mr. Sovies 8th Grade Science class added to the HEAT last week!

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Thursday 9/14 Open House /Curriculum Night 5pm & Title I Parent Meeting

Families are invited on Thursday at 5pm to come visit the Jr High. This will be a self-paced event with families encouraged to stop in and visit with their students' teachers as they choose. You may view your child's locker, and each of their classrooms where teachers will introduce themselves and share relevant information for their courses. There will be a Title I Parent table set up with a sign in sheet and more information. We hope to see you there!
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Boston Field Experience Mandatory Parent/Guardian Meeting Thursday 6:30 in the Cafeteria

All students are invited to take a school trip to Boston in May. Academic, attendance, and behavior criteria are considered and we provide multiple fund raisers for all and several opportunities for scholarships for students with financial need. The trip location alternates each year between Boston and Washington, DC. This mandatory meeting will answer many of the questions and concerns you may have. If you are unable to attend the meeting please reach out to the trip advisors Mrs. Heather Taylor (htaylor@mcs.k12.ny.us) or Mrs. Jessica Jarrett (jjarrett@mcs.k12.ny.us)

Please take advantage of this opportunity to receive assistance with internet service.

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FREE Breakfast AND FREE Lunch for ALL Massena Students

We are very fortunate as a district to be able to offer free meals to our students. IN ORDER FOR THIS TO CONTINUE, we cannot stress enough the importance of completing and returning the family income forms that were sent home. Federal funds are provided only if we are able to show our district's need. Even if you think you won't qualify, please still fill them out. The percentage of families that we gather data from is important. If you need help filling out the form please reach out to Mrs. Kristin Colarusso-Martin, our director of food services (kcmartin@mcs.k12.ny.us).

Friday 7-9 WEB Dance! $5 Admission at the Door

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Looking Ahead...

  • 9/19-9/20 Tentative Dates for Azure Mountain Field Trip
  • 9/21-9/22. Tentative Dates for Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk in PE Classes
  • 9/26-9/27 Tentative Dates for PE field trips to Horizons Clubhouse
  • Friday 9/28 HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS 10:45 Dismissal for Staff PD
  • Tuesday 10/10 JWL Picture Day