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  • JPS Media Opt Out Forms for 2020-21 School Year

    School events, classroom activities and special programs are sometimes photographed or videotaped by school representatives or local media for district publicity. The videos and photographs may be used on websites (including but not limited to: www.jpsny.org or www.post-journal.com), in newspapers and newsletters, or to air on television stations.*

    If you do NOT want to have your child(ren) photographed or videotaped for the above purposes, please sign and return the form at www.jpsny.org/mediaoptout to your child’s school office. This form applies to the current school year only (2020-21). Signed forms must be returned by September 29, 2020 or the district will assume consent is granted.

    Eventos escolares, actividades en los salones y programas especiales son a veces fotografiados o grabados en video por representantes de la escuela o por los medios de comunicación locales para publicidad en el distrito. Los videos y fotografías pueden ser utilizados en paginas web (incluyendo pero no limitado a: www.jpsny.org or www.post- journal.com), en periódicos y boletines informativos, o saldrán al aire en las estaciones de televisión.*

    Si NO desea que sus hijos sean fotografiados o grabados en video para los fines anteriores, firme y devuelva el formulario en www.jpsny.org/mediaoptout a la oficina de la escuela de su hijo. Este formulario se aplica solo al año escolar actual (2020-21). Los formularios firmados deben devolverse antes del 29 de septiembre de 2020 o el distrito asumirá que se otorga el consentimiento.

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  • JPS Announces Universal Free Meal Programs

    JPS has been approved by the United States Department of Education and the New York State Department of Education to serve breakfast and lunch at no charge to students in all Jamestown Public Schools through the Universal Free Meal Programs.

    “Research shows that children who eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch perform better in school,” said JPS Food Service Director Jeff Smith. “This program supports child nutrition programs and increases breakfast and lunch participation while eliminating any barriers hindering a child’s ability to participate. Many Jamestown children rely on school meals. Our district has over 70 percent poverty rate. If we can increase school meal participation through this program at all Jamestown schools, we can not only make progress in childhood hunger but also increase the likelihood of a child’s success during the school day.”

    The programs allow all students attending JPS schools to be automatically eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. Families do not need to submit a free or reduced meal application to be eligible. Students residing in Jamestown and attending schools outside the JPS district will need to file an application for free and reduced meals at the school they are attending. This includes Jamestown students attending programs at BOCES.

    If a parent or guardian has questions regarding the Universal Free Meal Program or wishes to decline Free Meal benefits, please contact the JPS Food Service Office at 483-4398.

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  • SAT Testing to Be Held at JHS on 9/26 & 10/3 - Register Today!

    SAT Attention students: SAT testing is being held at JHS on Saturday, September 26 and Saturday, October 3rd. It's not too late to register for the September 26 SAT - late registration is open until Tuesday, September 15th. 
     
    Regular registration for the October 3 SAT closes Friday, September 4, and late registration is open until Tuesday, September 22. 
     
    If you think you are eligible for a free SAT waiver, please contact Michelle Hoaglund at JHS or by email at michelle.e.hoaglund@jpsny.org.
     
    You can register for your SAT test here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register.
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  • JPS Grab & Go Meal Distribution

    school meals Beginning Tuesday, September 8th, Jamestown Public Schools will provide grab and go breakfast and lunches for all students as part of the 2020-21 reopening plan.

    JPS will provide school meals to all students whether attending in-person or remotely:

    • Students attending in person will be provided with two meals at dismissal, including lunch and breakfast for the following day.
    • Students attending remotely or by distance learning may visit their school of enrollment to pick up two meals including lunch and breakfast for the following day.
    • On Thursdays, all students will receive four meals, including lunch for Thursday, breakfast and lunch for Friday and breakfast for Monday.
    • All school cafeterias are closed on Fridays and no meal pick up is available at any school.

    meals spanish Meals for students attending remotely or by distance learning will be provided at their school of enrollment. Meal pickup times are as follows:

    • Elementary students from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    • Middle school students from 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • JHS students from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

    If students attend in-person for the full day, they will be provided with lunch during the day and a bagged breakfast to be consumed at home prior to arrival at school the next day. Parents can pick up school meals for their children with student ID numbers. Any questions on JPS Grab and Go meals, please contact JPS Food Service Department at 483-4366 or www.jpsny.org/mealinfo.

     

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  • Childcare & Afterschool Programming Information:

    Are you a working parent who needs childcare and afterschool programming options for the reopening of schools? More information on days/times and costs for both are at www.jpsny.org/childcareinfo. To register for childcare, please go to www.jpsny.org/childcare

    ¿Es usted un padre que trabaja y necesita cuidado de niños y opciones de programación después de clases para la reapertura de las escuelas? Más información sobre días / horarios y costos para ambos están en www.jpsny.org/childcareinfo. Para registrarse para el cuidado de niños, visite www.jpsny.org/childcare.

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