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2019-2020 Important Back to School Information

Greetings JPLIS families,

We hope you are all enjoying some well deserved summertime rest and relaxation.  We wanted to share with you some important beginning of the school year dates and activities before the school year begins so that all families can plan accordingly.  We are going to change things up a bit for our back to school night, 5th and 6th grade “find your classroom time”, and 4th grade orientation. In the past, we have done “find you classroom time” and 4th grade orientation activities on the last Thursday before the school year began.  This arrangement created parking, traffic, and logistic challenges for everyone. Back to school night was also conducted at the same time for all grade levels, and usually held in the evening on the first or second week of September.  

We are going to combine our 5th and 6th grade back to school night, and “find your classroom time” into one event (JPLIS Open House) to be held in the evening before school begins.  This will be a parent and child event, and will be held at different times in the evening for each grade level. 8/21/2019 for 5th grade from 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM. 8/21/2019 for 6th grade from 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM.  

These changes will allow us to focus our attention on 4th grade orientation which will be held on 8/22/2019 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM.  This is also a parent and child event. More details about this event will be shared as soon as details and plans are firmed up. A parent only back to school night for 4th grade only will be held on 9/3/2019 from 7:00- 8:30 PM.  

A quick summary of important dates:

  • 8/21/2019 JPLIS Open House for 5th grade from 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM.  

  • 8/21/2019 JPLIS Open House for 6th grade from 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM. 

  • 8/22/2019 4th grade orientation 8/22/2019 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM.

  • 9/3/2019 Parent only 4th grade Back to School Night 7:00PM- 8:30 PM.  

Thank you again, as always, for your continued support of your children and our school community.  Please enjoy the remainder of summer vacation, and we look forward to welcoming you back in a few weeks.

Sean McGinty

Principal JPLIS