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Principal's Message, September 2020

September 4, 2020


Dear Johnson Families,

I hope the summer finds you rested, relaxed, and enjoying all of the wonderful things that summer brings.  As you continue to enjoy the last few days of summer....I would like to welcome all of you to our new 2020-2021 school year at the Howard C. Johnson Elementary School.  The First Day of School for all students will be Tuesday, September 8th 

Transportation:  Bus passes are available on the portal.  If your child is eligible for district transportation but you chose to provide your own transportation, please send a letter notifying the teacher that you will be providing transportation. 

Arrival Times and Procedures

PreK – 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM  5 days a week

Grades K-5 – 9:10 AM – 1:55 PM

Additionally, Special Education Self Contained Classes will be 5 days a week.

Hybrid Students:

Please remember to bring your Chromebook to school and wear your mask onto the bus and as you enter the school building.

For Hybrid Students on Remote day:

You must login to your child’s Teacher’s Class Page to access your child’s Special Area schedule so you know what day and time your child will be attending each special.

At 2:40 please have your child login their Google Classroom to attend class.

Full Remote Students:

To access your child’s Google Classroom, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your child’s email address
  2. Go to the Johnson Website
  3. Click on Teacher Pages
  4. Find your child’s teacher
  5. Click on the link for your child’s Google Classroom
  6. Click on ‘join’.


Food Services:  Information regarding school lunch and food services can be found on the JSD webpage.  As we try to minimize contact, we would like to provide you with information for online payment options and completing the Free and Reduced Lunch application online. 

The first link is an explanation of what PaySchools Central payment platform entails.  The next is the Payschools Central website.  This not only allows you to set up the online payment, but you can also complete the Free/Reduced lunch applications online through PaySchools Central. 

IMPORTANT:  Pursuant to new USDA Guidelines, Effective August 31, 2020,  ALL Jackson School District students are now eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch through December 31, 2020. If you wish not to participate, please instruct your child(ren) not to take the meals. This includes in-school meals as well as remote meals.


Back to School Night: 
Grade PK:  Monday – September 21st at 5:30 PM

Grades K-2:  Monday - September 21st at 7:00 PM

Grades 3-5:  Wednesday - September 23rd at 7:00 PM


School closed:  As a reminder, school WILL NOT be in session on the following dates: September 28th

Enjoy the last few days of summer and Labor Day weekend. I look forward to seeing you Tuesday, September 8th for Group 2  and Wednesday, September 9th for Group 1.


Thank you,

Dr. Michael Raymond