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June 8, 2021: June 24 is now a half-day and last day of student instruction

On June 8, Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Superintendent Peter Smith sent the following letter via SchoolMesseger to J-D families and staff.

Dear J-D families and staff,

At the Monday, June 7, J-D Board of Education meeting, the board approved a change to the 2020-21 school calendar. 

Students in kindergarten through grade 8 will have a half-day of instruction on Thursday, June 24, which will now be their last day of classes. 

During the afternoon of June 24 and throughout the day on June 25, our elementary and middle school teachers will be receiving professional development on the new English language arts resource that we recently purchased and will begin using in September. We were not able to offer this opportunity to staff earlier in the school year as funds to purchase the new program were included in the district’s 2021-22 operating budget, which voters approved on May 18. 

On June 24, elementary students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m., and middle school students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. Bagged lunches will be provided to students to ensure they receive an afternoon meal.  

I recognize this change could create a hardship for some families, but it is important that we provide time for our staff to participate in professional learning before the end of the school year so they are ready to begin using the new ELA resource in September.

Please reach out to me or your child’s principal if you have questions or concerns. 


Peter Smith




Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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