JHS 10-12th Grades Returning to In-Person Instruction on 12/7/20

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Jamestown High School students in grades 10 through 12 will return to in-person instruction in two cohorts beginning Monday, December 7th , subject to guidance from New York State and the Chautauqua County Health Department.

“We know how important it is to our students and families to return to in-person instruction,” said JHS Principal Dana Wiliams. “We feel confident that our health and safety protocols are ready for our students to return. We know our students need the school community not only academically, but also for social and emotional reasons too. By bringing these grade levels back from Thanksgiving to the Winter Recess, we will watch how everything progresses and adjust accordingly if we need to refine our safety and health protocols and procedures. Please remember, our plans must remain flexible as they are based on guidance from New York State and the Chautauqua County Department of Health.”

The week of December 7th, the Red cohort will attend Monday morning only, and the Green cohort will attend Tuesday morning only. Wednesday, December 9 through Friday, December 11 will be virtual only for all returning grades 10-12 students. Starting the week of December 14th, the Red cohort will attend in the mornings on Monday and Wednesday, and the Green cohort will attend on Tuesday and Thursday. All afternoons and Fridays will continue as scheduled for remote learning for all 10th through 12th graders. Ninth graders will continue with their normal weekly schedule. Students who chose full-time distance learning in September will continue learning at home.

“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students and our community, we have been taking a very conservative approach in our process for building back to regular, full-time in-person instruction,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker. “\This is the latest step in that process, and I am overjoyed that we have been able to address the logistics and protocols involved in order to begin the process of bringing back our 10th through 12th grade students.”

JHS families and students will receive more detailed information, including cohorts, directly from the school. For more information, visit www.jpsny.org/JHS. If you have any questions, please contact JHS at (716) 483-3470.

As a reminder, the week of November 30th through December 4th will be a fully remote learning week for all students in the district, including JHS. In-person instruction will resume district wide on Monday, December 7th.