J. William Leary Junior High School

Update and Information

Hello everyone,

Your continued support during this challenging year is appreciated.

The upcoming week is spirit week and it starts 1/2 days!

Important upcoming dates include

Tuesday 6/15-Twin Day

Wednesday 6/16-Throw Back Day- Dress as any era

2nd dose vaccine clinic

Thursday 6/17- School Spirit Day- Wear Red, blue and white

Friday 6/18- Hawaiian Day

1/2 day; dismissal at 10:50 am

Tuesday 6/22 1/2 day

Wednesday 6/23 1/2 day

NYS Algebra Regents

*****Chromebook Return***** until 6pm

Thursday 6/24 last day 1/2 day

NYS Earth Science Regents

*****Chromebook Return***** until 1pm

Congratulations Art Show Awardee's

Last Friday was the Unmasked Art Show at the Bon-Ton.

Several junior high children had their amazing artwork on display!

Congratulations to the following children whose artwork earned awards:

Cheyanne Dodson, Sadie Fent, Aydria Hamilton, Rory Lawrence, Noah Miller, Logan Sunday!

Right now-masks are still required inside school.

A message from Superintendent Brady regarding masks.

Dear community members:

At this time, this communication is written to clarify that there has not been any official legal change in the mask mandate from the New York State Education Department, New York State Department of Health or Governor Cuomo.

The June 4th letter by Health Commissioner Zucker reported by the media on Friday was written to the CDC to determine if the CDC has any objection to relaxing its mask mandate. However, unless and until written guidance or an Executive Order is issued by the State, all students, staff and visitors must wear masks while on school property.

As of Wednesday, June 9th, the outdoor mask requirement has been lifted. Those students and staff who want to continue to wear masks outside are welcomed to do so.

If we receive direction from the State that changes the mask wearing requirements within the school, we will promptly communicate the change to our staff, students and parents.

Thank you for your continued patience with this difficult school year.

Monday is a remote learning day

Tuesday to Thursday 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.

Friday the Junior High School Schedule is:

1/2 day schedule (links to a printable version)

7:30-7:42 Homeroom/ Advisory

7:42-8:03 Period 1

8:06-8:27 Period 2

8:30-8:51 Period 3

8:54-9:15 Period 4

9:18-9:39 Period 5

9:42-10:03 Period 6A/6B

10:06-10:27 Period 7

10:30-10:53 Period 8

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Federal Funding Spending Survey

Massena CSD will receive federal money through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA). Federal guidelines set spending parameters, but states can provide additional requirements and dictate specific allotments per district. We are in the early stages of developing spending plans and we are interested in your feedback and comments as we put together a multi-year plan that utilizes this funding to support our students. Please take a few moments to complete the survey the District has created to help us determine the best utilization of available COVID related federal funding. Thank you for helping our community, our school, and our family!

2021-2022 WEB Leadership applications are open

Hello 7th graders and 7th grade parents!

Who? Current 7th grade students. We are looking for KIND, responsible leaders who want to help others and make the junior high a better place!
What? WEB, which stands for Where Everyone Belongs, is a mentoring program where 8th grade students are partnered up with incoming 7th grade students to help them with their transition to junior high school.
When? Training is August 25 and 26, with Orientation scheduled for September 3. You will also do follow up programs throughout the whole school year.
Where? JW Leary Junior High
Why? To make the school a better place and to help incoming 7th graders!
How? Join the Google Classroom
(https://classroom.google.com/c/MjI1OTkyOTQxODI5?cjc=u4gm65w) and fill out an application! Applications are due Friday, June 18.

For more information, check out the Slides presentation and join the Google Classroom.

Please contact Mrs. McLear or Mrs. Trimboli if you have any questions.

We look forward to receiving your application!

JW Leary is 1 of 20 Schools Selected to the Brilliant Pathways Program

JW Leary Junior High School has been selected as part of the North Country Brilliant Pathways program. The program had 75 applications from across Northern New York and Vermont.

Everyone is excited for this partnership to provide students and staff support around the schools career and college readiness goals.

This links to the official press release. Here is a Courier Observer article about the program and schools selected to participate. We look forward to this partnership.

Homework Hotline

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.

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


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Take care,

Mrs. Zullo, Principal

J. William Leary Junior High School

Grades 7-8 of the Massena Central School District.