September 17, 2021

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Our goal is to keep your child safe and in school this year. In order to do this, we are required to “contact trace” all close contacts with COVID positive individuals. This contact tracing may result in the need to quarantine certain individuals based on their vaccination status. In an effort to provide you accurate information and to expedite our contact tracing process, it would be helpful to have Covid19 vaccine information on file with the nurse (this is not a requirement, but it helps to identify those students who need to quarantine versus those students who can remain in school in the event that your child has been identified as a close contact). Fully vaccinated students who are close contacts can remain in school if they are symptom free however we need the proof of vaccination on file.

If your child is fully vaccinated could you please provide the school with proof of their Covid-19 vaccine. Acceptable forms of verification are:

  1. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or photo of the Vaccination Record Card;
  2. Documentation from a health care provider or electronic healthcare records; or 
  3. State Immunization Information record. 

The proof can be sent to [email protected]

Thank you in advance,

Cindy Noniewicz, RN
William J. Johnston School Nurse
District Nurse Supervisor
Phone: 860-537-3511
Fax: 860-537-6258


WJJMS CONCERT DATES

Dec 14 -WJJMS Winter Concert at Bacon Auditorium, 6PM & 7:15PM

Dec 15- WJJMS Morning Concert at Bacon Auditorium, 7AM to 9AM

Dec 15- WJJMS Winter Concert snow date at Bacon Auditorium, 6PM & 7:15PM

Feb 23- RHAM/Colchester Jazz Night at Bacon Auditorium, 7PM

Feb 25- WJJMS Coffee House at WJJMS Cafe', 6PM

March 4/5- ERMS Festival, RHAM High School

March 11/12- ERMS Festival snow date

March 16- Bacon/WJJMS Band Mentor Day at Bacon Auditorium, 7PM

March 17- Bacon/WJJMS Band Mentor Day snow date

March 23- Bacon/WJJMS Choir Mentor Day at Bacon Auditorium, 7PM

March 24- Bacon/WJJMS Choir Mentor Day snow date

March 25- Waterford Jazz Festival at Waterford High School

May 24- WJJMS Instrumental Concert at Bacon Auditorium, 7PM

May 25- WJJMS Chorus Concert at Bacon Auditorium, 7PM

May 27- WJJMS Grade 7/8 Band/Chorus Six Flags Trip

May 29- Memorial Day Parade

June 1- WJJMS Grade 6 Band/Chorus Fun Day

 

COLCHESTER LIONS CLUB ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PEACE POSTER CONTEST, & ESSAY CONTEST (FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED) SEEKING LOCAL ENTRIES! 2021 THEME: WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

For over 30 years, the Lions Clubs around the world have sponsored an incredibly special art contest for youths. The Lions Club seeks to give children a chance to express their vision of peace through art, or for the visually impaired, through an essay. The contest is open to children who will be 11, 12 or 13 by November 15, 2021. Submissions must be unframed, original artwork on poster board, no smaller than 13”x20” and no larger than 20”x24”, using the media of choice. Entries can also be created in a digital art form and printed as per the regulations. The use of lettering or numbering on the front of the poster, in any language, is not allowed. All artist signatures or initials should be on the back of the poster. Contest entries can be submitted until Monday, November 8th, 2021. Monetary prizes are awarded at Local, District, and International levels. The Grand Prize is awarded on an international level in the amount of $5,000. Complete listing of rules, further information or to request art supplies contact Colchester Lions Peace Poster Chairperson Shannon Mack- [email protected]. Peace Poster information Peace Essay (for the visually impaired) information

 

CPS SCHOOL MESSENGER MESSAGE RE: M&J BUS FROM SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

Dear Colchester families, please read our letter regarding M&J Bus.

INTERSCHOLASTIC SOCCER REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN

It's not too late to join your classmates and play soccer against other schools! They could use a few more Pumas! Sign up in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

CYS YOUTH VOICES

Youth Voices starts on September 21st for 6th & 7th graders. Youth Voices is a group that lets you use your voice, help others and make a difference! The program meets on Tuesdays after school from 2 - 4:00 p.m.

WJJMS PTO DONATION FORM

We appreciate your busy schedules and know that not everyone has time to actively participate. Your entire donation directly benefits WJJMS students and staff through the purchase of supplies and programs that will enhance and enrich the learning experience, and they are tax deductible. Donations in lieu of or in addition to supporting PTO fundraisers throughout the year are greatly appreciated in any amount. WJJMS PTO Donation form 


BAND AND CHORUS INFORMATION

We wanted to provide you with some information about how the WJJMS Band and Chorus will be working this year. We will be following all of the recommended guidelines for Covid-19 safety as outlined by the State of CT and the CDC. All rehearsals will be outside when the weather permits. Students will be placed 6ft. apart. When it is raining or too cold, band students will be rehearsing in the band room spaced apart. Masks on when not playing. Bell covers will be used when appropriate. Chorus students will be in the Blackbox Theater, spaced apart and masked.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR BAND OR CHORUS

All forms are found on the WJJMS Music Google Site. Look for the Band or Chorus Enrollment form. Small group band lessons begin on Monday, September 13.


LEGACY STUDIOS SCHOOL PICTURES

School Pictures are set for October 14, 2021. Picture Retakes are set for November 15, 2021. 

 

WJJMS STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK

Check out our 2021 - 22 Student/Parent Handbook.


TRANSPORTATION

Bus notes submitted to school offices will only be accepted in the case of an emergency. For transportation changes that need to take effect immediately, please utilize our Transportation form. For long-term changes, please utilize the Transportation form and in addition, update your PowerSchool Parent Portal Transportation form and contact our office at 860 537 2313.


CLUB CROSS COUNTRY REGISTRATION STILL OPEN

Club Cross Country registration will stay open until September 24, 2021 though the program begins on September 9, 2021! Club Cross Country registration is done via Registration Packet only (not in the PowerSchool Parent Portal). Please turn the Registration Packet in at our front office. Practices run from 2:30 to 4:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday through November 9th, 2021. There are meets scheduled against other teams (at home and away).
 

CIAC SPORTS SCHEDULES (SOCCER, BASKETBALL, TRACK)

Create an account to see WJJMS sports game schedules (subject to change). Create an account and select "Johnston Middle School." Receive notifications when there is a change to the game schedules. CIAC schedules and notifications