(CSi) OPENING DAY OF SCHOOL: Jamestown Public Schools will open with full sessions Thursday, Aug. 22, at the following times. Elementary grades 1-5 begins at 8:30 a.m., Grades 6-8 begins at 8:20 a.m. and Grades 9-12 at 7:50 a.m. Kindergarten students will be assessed on Aug. 22 and 23 and a schedule will be sent to parents, the first day of school for kindergarten students will be Aug. 26. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS with an “early bird” 7:50 a.m. class either at the High School or the Career and Technology Center will report to their homerooms at the High School at 8:47 a.m. on the first day of school.

Dismissal time at the High School is 3:15 p.m., the Middle School at 3:20 p.m. and the elementary schools will be dismissed at 3 p.m. It is requested that the parents who have children who will be attending kindergarten, transport their children the first two days of school so that necessary arrangements can be made for the students requesting transportation service.

MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULES: The following dates have been set aside for students to pick up their schedules:

Wednesday, Aug. 14 – Grades 6, 7, and 8 at the Middle School, Grades 10 and 12 at the High School

Thursday, Aug. 15 – Grades 6, 7, and 8 at the Middle School, Grades 9 and 11 at the High School

All consumable materials are purchased by the patrons. Textbooks for grades K-12 will be distributed in the students’ regular classroom the first day of school.

FEES: Registration for Bus Service, Food Service, and Activity fees and tickets will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15 in the Middle School Cafeteria, 203 2nd Avenue SE, and in the High School Commons area at 1509 10th Ave NE.

TRANSPORTATION: Bus service is provided for the rural public school area students by the school district at no cost.

Private school students may be transported if space is available. When available, intracity transportation is limited to those students who live 10 blocks or more from school. The cost for a family is $135 per semester per child for the first two children, $120 per semester for each additional family member attending school in grades K-12. RURAL students wishing transportation service must also register on the above dates.

SCHOOL LUNCH: School lunches and breakfasts are available for all students in Jamestown Public Schools. Your family might be eligible for free or reduced meal prices. The School District encourages all families to complete the free or reduced meal application which is mailed to each family the second week of August. If you do not receive an application, please call Shelley Mack, Food Service Director, 952-3015. The elementary student cost is $3.00 per day, the Middle School student cost is $3.05 per day and the High School student cost is $3.05 per day. The adult cost is $3.75 per day.

Breakfast programs are available at all schools. The elementary cost is $1.80 per day. The Middle School and High School cost is $1.95 per day. The adult cost is $2.40 per day. The School Lunch program is supported by the charge made to patrons for meals and by the subsidy received from Federal sources through the State Lunch Program

PAYMENT OPTIONS: For your convenience, you are able to pay school lunches, activity tickets, activity participation fees and transportation fees on-line. To set up an account:

Go to www.jamestown.k12.nd.us

Click on Parent tab

Click on e-funds

Click on create account in left-hand column

Enter information of the parent or guardian


Jamestown High School will begin classes on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and all students will report to their assigned homerooms at 8:47 a.m. to complete enrollment forms and receive locker assignments. Periods 1-3 classes will meet at 9:30 a.m. for 25-minutes each. Periods 4-8 will meet at the regular times.

Freshmen and new student orientation will be held on Monday, Aug. 19 at 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the JHS theater. All members of the Class of 2023 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. After a quick meeting in the commons at 5 p.m. freshman will follow their schedule cards from class to class. In each class students and parents are invited to participate in a meet-the-teacher orientation including a brief presentation introducing the teacher and the course. CTC teachers will be located in the commons for their orientation. At 6 p.m. students and parents are invited to attend an orientation presentation in the theater with JHS administrators and counselors.

Schedules cards were handed out to JHS students on May 20 and schedule change forms were accepted that week. A few schedules were adjusted over the summer to balance sections and all schedules will go live in power school on August 13. Students who cannot see their schedule are welcome to come to request a paper copy August 14 and 15 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Also at this time students and parents can take care of paying for busing, school lunches and purchase activity tickets. Textbooks will be issued by classroom teachers.

The major changes are that our school day will extend to 3:15 each day and will start at 9:25 on Wednesdays. Students are welcome to come to the school at their regular time Wednesdays, and if a student falls behind he or she may be assigned to an overtime session from 8:30-9:20 Wednesday morning.  Continued  is the Flex period on Wednesday from 12:05 -12:35 as this gives students opportunities for enrichment, connection to school and to get what they need if they need additional support.


Jamestown Middle School

Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamesttwon Middle Scholl parents/students may pick up schedule cards on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15. Schedule cards can be picked up at the middle school office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Food service and transportation sign-up will take place in the cafeteria area of the middle school during those same hours. If JMS families are out of town the 14 and 15, schedule cards may be picked up at the middle school office after Aug. 15. Schedule cards will not be available prior to Aug. 14. Textbooks will be distributed by classroom teachers after school begins, so there are no textbooks to be picked up prior to the start of school. In addition, on Aug. 14 and 15, JMS doors will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for students and parents to walk through the building and find their classrooms.


6th Grade Orientation

An orientation session for 6th grade students and their parents will be Thursday, August 15th at 6:30 pm. This orientation session will give students an opportunity to meet their teachers and tour their classrooms prior to the start of school. During this orientation, students and parents will meet with teachers, counselors and principals. Sixth grade orientation will last approximately one hour.

Jamestown Middle School open house for students in grades six through eight, “What’s Poppin’ at JMS,” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. JMS students will be their families’ personal tour guide to view their classrooms and meet their teachers while snacking on popcorn.


Jamestown Public Elementary Schools

All Jamestown elementary students in grades 3-5 will receive a planner. The goal is for students to learn and practice basic organizational skills in a consistent and structured way. It will also serve as a tool to increase home & school communication.

After August 12, we encourage new families to call 252-0867 for an appointment to visit our school. This will give us an opportunity to meet our new families and answer questions you may have while touring the building. We will have our “Back to School” night for all students and families on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:30-7 p.m. We also will have our first Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting on Tuesday, August 13, at 5:15 for all interested parents. Hope to see you all there!