Mr. Paul Albanese - 10th Grade Administrator
Class of 2021!
I hope that you are having an enjoyable summer and that you have had time to be with family, friends and loved ones. Summer could also be a time of reflection, a time when you can look back on the previous year and begin to plan the coming year. Now that you are sophomores and well on your way to becoming upper class women and men, you will see your world through a more mature lens and you will notice yourself acting more mature in the conversations you have, the relationships you have with your peers, the community around you, and in your academic performance. You will notice that sophomore level course work will be more difficult and demanding than the previous year. You will have to be sure to give your studies the necessary time throughout your day to ensure your continued success. As always, everyone here at Jay and your families at home are ready to assist you. It is important that you seek assistance when you feel that you need it. Advocating for yourself by contacting the appropriate people will help us to help you, not only with academics, but also when you need help with social and emotional aspects of your life.
When I first met you last year, I mentioned that this was a great time to be a patriot and that remains true this year! There is major construction going on in the building and in the parking lot. The improvements are sure to enhance your experience here at Jay and generally make our school a more comfortable place to be. In regard to the parking lot, be aware that there will be changes to the flow of traffic, including the location of the student drop off point. We will have further details available to explain all of the improvements on the John Jay webpage soon. In the meantime, If you are in our building, on our campus, or in the general area of John Jay, be careful, abide by all construction signs/barriers and be aware of your surroundings as this is a very active and constantly changing construction zone.
Other changes for the coming school year include a modified bell schedule. It is important that you review the bell schedule so you know exactly when to be in class before being marked late. You can view and print our bell schedule here. This year we will be putting an emphasis on improving student on time arrival to all scheduled classes, study halls and lunch. On time performance is expected/important here and anywhere your lives will take you after your time at Jay.
Please make every effort to rest during the last few weeks of summer so that you have the energy to work hard during your sophomore year. Together our goal should be to top our high level of success from the previous year. We look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school, Thursday, September 6, 2018. Remember, first period begins promptly at 7:31 AM!
All the best,