Congratulations to Our First Quarter Honor Roll Students!
The Honor Roll is posted below under "Quick Links."
November 14, 2016
Dear John Jay Community,
Last week, our Superintendent of Schools Mr. Andrew Selesnick communicated that while last week’s election was emotionally charged and challenging for many, our school district’s commitment to maintaining a respectful and safe climate for all students is total and unchanging.
Please be aware the high school, in partnership with our students and faculty, is working daily to preserve and extend such a respectful and safe climate. Since last Wednesday, our counselors and administrators have been visible and we’re glad that some students did reach out and received support. Students will have an opportunity to voice to their feelings and concerns, as well as reaffirming our collective commitment to an inclusive school environment that allows students to be who they are, support causes that are meaningful to them, and feel safe to support candidates and participate in the democratic process without fear or recrimination.
Students were informed of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) during opening week code of conduct assemblies. They will again be reminded, and I’m taking this opportunity to remind all our families, that all students are protected under the provisions of DASA. Our faculty receive annual training on DASA and we take seriously our obligation to investigate any and all incidents of bullying or harassment that are brought to our attention.
You can find complete information about our District’s DASA policy on our dedicated web page (http://www.klschools.org/dasa_bullying ). Importantly on this page, you can also find the DASA reporting form. All students and families are encouraged to use this form to report to us any relevant concerns and the more specific you can be, the better.
I wish to reiterate that John Jay High School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment for all of our students. It is imperative that we have the community’s support and commitment in delivering a consistent message to our young people that they are safe, they will remain safe, and all the adults in their lives will ensure their safety and well-being. Some helpful suggestions as to how to deliver such consistent messages can be found from the National Association of School Psychologists, and will be posted on the high school’s webpage under the Counseling Center link.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Steven T. Siciliano, Ed.D.
John Jay High School
60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518
Telephone: (914) 763-7201
Fax: (914) 763-7494
Parents/Guardians: Please call 763-7218 to report an absence.
The ultimate ensemble play, featuring 5 seniors leading a cast of 29!
John Jay High School Theatre Workshop presents the award winning play Stage Door, written by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, featuring seniors Bailey Owen, Nick Spink, Isaiah Blum, Jenny Sokol and Barrett Middleton. Performances are 7:00 p.m. on December 8 and 9, and at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on December 10.
Tickets are $10 adults, and $5 students and senior citizens, and are sold December 1 through December 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the High School theatre lobby. After December 6, tickets will be sold at the door one hour prior to curtain.
Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.
Your District Nurses would like to remind you that it's flu season! To help prevent the spread of the flu, remember to:
Wash hand frequently
Keep hands away from your face and mouth
Stay home if you are sick
Get a flu shot!
Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.
John Jay High School hosted a Model United Nations Conference on Saturday, November 19. Two hundred and forty-five students from a dozen schools including John Jay High School, the Hackley School, Horace Greeley High School, Brewster High School, and Port Chester High School attended. The day opened with keynote speaker Paul Goodwin, an international lawyer with the United Nations Development Programme at the Social and Environmental Compliance Unit. MORE.
The Feminism Club organized a collection of necessities for women and children at safe houses sponsored by My Sister's Place. Various clubs and classes contributed: The Art Club, Peer Group, Tennis team, MAC classes, History of NY class, Latin classes, including a variety of donations by individual teachers, students, and administrators.
They collected toiletries, pillows, sheet sets, towels, diapers and wipes, gift cards, and duffel bags throughout November to be dropped off at My Sister's Place in White Plains.