Dear John Jay Community,
Thank you all so very much for making past holiday season a special one at John Jay High School. It truly was a time of community and connectedness and I am incredibly grateful to our PTO, teachers, and all the parent volunteers who helped make our annual “Winter Wonderland” another special day for students. It is always gratifying to hear how this yearly event motivates and connects students before the holiday break. It is also my hope that your 2020 becomes everything you wish it to be.
While colder temperatures keep us mainly indoors for now, there is much happening in the classrooms, clubs, arts, and athletics that inspires us and reveals the quality of education students receive at John Jay High School.
The community is invited to see the upcoming music performances as our bands, orchestras and choral program showcase their talent, for example, in what are always magnificent performances. In addition, our winter sports teams are in full swing and all are encouraged to support our student-athletes and see the many athletic contests on the schedule. Please check the district’s website calendar for all dates and times.
The winter months also include making plans for next year. All community members are encouraged to become familiar with the budget process as we engage the painstaking work of collectively shaping the academic and extra-curricular program for 2020-21. The district will continue communicating with the community to keep you all informed and engaged in this critical process of delivering a comprehensive program to students as part of an intellectually engaging, relevant, and active learning environment.
All are encouraged to remain connected with your child’s guidance counselor as we begin the course selection process for next year and our seniors continue on their path towards college and career goals. Soon, our annual curriculum night will be upon us as parents will be given deeper look at course offerings and the types of learning our students acquire as part of a well-rounded education designed for college and career readiness.
Thank you all for your enthusiastic and ongoing support of our programs. Enjoy the winter and looking forward to seeing and connecting with all of you at school events.
Steven T. Siciliano, Ed.D.