JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Jamestown High School will begin classes on Thursday, August 24th. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and all students will report to their assigned homerooms at 8:46 a.m. to complete enrollment forms and receive locker assignments. Periods 1-3 classes will meet beginning at 9:30 a.m. for 25-minutes each. Periods 4-8 will meet at the regular times. Our bell schedule has changed slightly for this year, see our Whats New at JHS article to read about the changes.
We are happy to welcome two new teachers to JHS this fall. Anthony Roth will be teaching Spanish, and Caroline Blumenshine will be teaching Social Studies.
Once again this fall all JHS students will receive one quarter credit per year for participation in homeroom. Grading will be S/U and will not affect students’ grade point averages. Students earn satisfactory grades by their attendance and completion of the grade level homeroom curriculum. Parents may contact your student’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions about homeroom. See our Whats New at JHS article to read about changes to homeroom.
Student pictures will be taken on Friday, August 25th. Students will receive order packets in their homerooms on the first day of school for those who wish to purchase. No purchase is necessary but all students need to have a photo taken for their school ID and the yearbook.
All students will receive a student planner. Parents are encouraged to review the planner for schedules and school policies. The planner also contains individual school phone numbers for our staff and other valuable information for students and parents.
Freshmen orientation will be held on Monday, August 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the JHS theater. All members of the Class of 2021 and their parents are encouraged to attend. Those attending will hear from building administrators and counselors about policies, procedures, and opportunities for the school year. Schedule cards will be handed out to those freshmen in attendance. Students and parents will be invited to participate in a meet-the-teacher orientation following the meeting by reporting to each scheduled class for a short briefing from each teacher.
Students who are new to our District and attending JHS for the first time should plan to attend a new student orientation sponsored by the JHS Student Council. The orientation will be held in the JHS commons at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 21st. Any questions about the new student orientation may be referred to JHS at 952-4003 or Student Council advisor Ken Gardner at 952-4219.
Schedule cards will be handed out in the commons on Wednesday and Thursday, August 16th and 17th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. JHS guidance counselors Gayle Nelson, Julie Skunberg, and Mike Soulis will be on hand during these two days to assist with schedule concerns. Also at this time students and parents can take care of paying for bussing, school lunches, and purchase activity tickets. Schedule cards will be available for seniors and sophomores on Wednesday, and juniors and freshmen on Thursday. Textbooks will be issued by classroom teachers.
Parents are reminded that their student’s grades and attendance information are available online using the PowerSchool software. Please call JHS at 952-4003 after school starts if you need access to your information. Everyone is encouraged to check out the JHS website at www.jamestown.k12.nd.us/jhs for additional information and phone numbers.
We are looking forward to another exciting and successful year. Please contact us at any time with ideas and concerns.
Go Blue Jays!!
Adam Gehlhar, Principal