Principal's WelcomeWelcome to the 2021-22 school year at Jordan-Elbridge Middle School, an International Baccalaureate World School. JEMS houses students in grades 6-8.
I am excited to welcome all of our students back for another exciting school year. While some of the COVID restrictions have been lifted, students, faculty and staff will still be required to wear masks indoors and on busses. We will check temperatures each morning, similar to a year ago. However, social distancing guidelines have been reduced to three feet with the exception of the cafeteria, which is still six feet.
The International Baccalaureate Programme will continue at JEMS. We will be introducing our new IB report card in place of the SchoolTool report card. We will hold several informational sessions in September for students and parents. Our 8th grade Community Project will return to JEMS this year and service learning will be in place for all three grades.
JEMS offers four courses bearing high school credit. Eighth grade students may take Algebra I and/or Living Environment. These courses include a Regents exam in June. As well, all students are enrolled in Spanish I in seventh grade and Spanish II in eighth grade. Students who successfully complete the course and the final exam, earn a high school credit for each course. Therefore, a student could complete four high school credits in middle school. Thus, placing them on a course to take multiple college courses in high school.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.