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Important Information for Parents & Students Regarding Bus Schedules, Class Assignments, Menus, etc.

What time is the bus coming? Who is my teacher? As we countdown the days to the start of the 2017-18 School Year there are numerous questions your family may be asking. In order to make it easier to find the answers to these questions and other, we have gathered a majority of the information you need below. If you require more assistance, please contact your child's school.  
 
Bus Schedules
Monday, August 7th, welcome back packets will be sent to parents of students in kindergarten through 12th grade with a variety of information.  This includes bus assignment, as well as, pick-up/drop-off locations and times.  Please click here to view the pick-up/drop-off locations times posted on the District's website.  Please click on the PDF of your child's school to view the aforementioned pick-up/drop-off locations and times.  Parents can select the best location/time that fits their families' schedule.  The bus assignment cannot be changed without seeking prior approval.  
 
Parents can also log into PowerSchool to see the bus number their child has been assigned to.
 
Less than 1% (one percent) of students do not have a bus assigned to them.  This will be updated and corrected by August 11th.  A mailing will be sent home once the assignments are made for these students.  Parents can also check PowerSchool to view their Bus Assignment as well.  
 
Class Lists / Student Schedules
As of August 7th, families will have access to PowerSchool to view their child's schedule and teacher.  This information, for elementary students, will also be included in their back to school packet that will be mailed home to our families.     
 
Need help with accessing PowerSchool?  You can view our PowerSchool Support page or complete an online form to have your information reset.  Also, you can contact the district's PowerSchool Coordinator, Theresa Subich, at 533-5670 extension 15666.  
 
Breakfast and Lunch Menus 
The District will be partnering again this year with Nutricion Inc.  Menus for August and September are now available on the Lunch Menus page.  Breakfast and Lunch will be free to all students enrolled in the District for the 2017-18 School Year.   
 
School Day Instructional Time Schedules
Instructional Start Time 
  • Elementary School - 9:10 AM
  • Middle School -  7:35 AM
  • High School - 7:35 AM 
End of Instructional Time / Student Dismissal
  • Elementary School - 3:45 PM
  • Middle School -  2:35 PM
  • High School - 2:35 PM
School Year Calendar
The first day of school for students is Monday, August 28th.  The District will have a 1-hour early dismissal on Thursday, August 31st and be closed September 1st and 4th in observance of Labor Day.  
 
The complete school calendar for the 2017-18 School Year can be downloaded here.  Additional information regarding school events and related information is available on the District's comprehensive website.  
 
Orientations
Elementary School -
  • Morning Session - August 10th - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Evening Session - August 16th - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Middle School -
  • August 19th - 12:00PM - 2:00PM 
High School-
8th Grade - August 15th
  • Morning Session - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Afternoon Session - 5:30PM - 7:00PM 
9th Grade - August 17th
  • Morning Session - 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Afternoon Session - 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Cyber Academy - August 21st
  • Afternoon Session - 2:00PM - JMS Middle School - 220 Messenger Street
  • Evening Session - 6:00PM - JMS Middle School - 220 Messenger Street
 
Meet the Teacher Nights
The District has scheduled the various "Meet the Teacher" nights and they are as follows:
  • Johnstown High School - September 5th
  • Johnstown Middle School - September 6th
  • Johnstown Elementary School - September 7th 
Note:  All scheduled "Meet the Teacher" nights will occur from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  
 
Picture Day(s)
The District has scheduled Picture Day in the District.  Click here to see the dates or review them below. 
  • Elementary School - October 11th
  • Middle School - October 12th
  • High School - October 10th 
Additional information will be sent home closer to the date of your child's scheduled picture day.  Feel free to contact your child's school if you have any additional information.  
 
Athletic Schedules
Fall PIAA sports begin in August.  Athletic Schedules for Johnstown High School can be found online via the District's Athletic Website.  Once you select the team and schedule, you have the option to print the schedule, email them to yourself or a friend and you can subscribe for updates and schedule results.  
 
New School Immunizations
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has changed school immunizations regulations.  The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in the commonwealth are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.  Any student who has not submitted proof of immunization will not be allowed to attend school.  Additional information can be found on the District's Health Services page.  
 
Details about the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19 is also available on the Health Services page. 
 
Elementary Information
Middle School Information
 
High School Information
PreSchool Information

Morrell Neighborhood School

 

Preschool Orientation (includes Moxham AND Morrell enrolled students)


Morrell Neighborhood School (No Moxham Neighborhood School.  All preschool students will go to Morrell)

413 Power Street, Johnstown, PA

814-262-8184


Please bring your preschool students to:

  • Meet the teacher
  • Get on the bus/bus schedule
  • Get information

August 24th

5:00PM-7:00PM


Parking-across Power Street from the school in parking lot or on street.



School Day Instruction Time Schedules

Preschool -9:00 AM

Preschool- 3:00 PM


School Year Calendar

Preschool will follow GJSD calendar and will provide an addendum to the calendar at orientation.


Orientations

Preschool-Morrell Neighborhood School

413 Power Street, Johnstown, PA

814-262-8184


August 24th 5:00-7:00PM


Registration for Preschool

Contact Administrative Office to schedule an appointment to register your child for preschool (must be age 4 by September 1st)

814-533-5670

 

Before/After School Care

School-Age Child Care is available at:
Johnstown Elementary-West Side Before and After School Program & Johnstown Middle School (formerly known as East Side)Before and After School Program
*Transportation provided to elementary in the morning and back in the afternoon.

Serving Preschool until age 13

TIME:
5:45 AM until start of school and from the end of school until 6:15 PM

TO REGISTER:
Cambria County Child Development Corporation
Call Chris Brown at 814-472-6341 ext. 26
Or register at Elementary and Middle School Orientations

 Please reach out to your child's school if you have any questions.