Mr. Paul Albanese - 9th Grade Administrator
Class of 2021!
I would like to welcome you to John Jay. As the Ninth Grade Administrator, I will do all I can to ensure that your transition from 8th grade to 9th grade John Jay Patriot is as smooth as possible.
I am eager to get this year underway and hope that you are equally as eager. This is a wonderful time to be a member of the John Jay community as we are in a mode of almost constant improvement and moving in a positive direction. Students, as you begin your studies, know that the hard work that you will do has the everlasting strength to have a positive effect on your lives for years to come. Challenge yourselves at every opportunity, always seek additional information to supplement what you have learned in class, always seek extra help when needed, and always know that every member of the John Jay staff and your family will support you in any way possible through your academic journey.
Be aware that as you move forward in your education, the course work and expectations will become more challenging and require more attention to your studies than you may have put forth previously. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are performing to the best of your ability and it is your responsibility to seek assistance when necessary. While holding yourself to a high standard in regard to academics is important, it is also important to complement what you have learned in class by joining an extra-curricular activity. In addition to athletics, there are various clubs and activities that you may join here at John Jay. I urge you to GET INVOLVED in as many aspects of high school that your schedule will allow.
Freshman orientation will be Monday, August 21, 2017 beginning at 8 AM. Students should be dropped off at the gymnasium beginning at 7:55 AM where they will be involved in “Link Crew” activities led by student group leaders. Parents will be asked to go to the auditorium at 8:30 AM for a brief presentation from myself and other members of the John Jay Administrative Team set to begin at approximately 8:45 AM. All Link Crew Freshman activities conclude by 12 PM at which time students can be picked up at the gym lobby. Further information regarding Freshman Link Crew activities will be mailed home.
If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.