Happy Spring!

Please join us for our PTO meeting on Thursday, April 20th @ 9:15am for a presentation and discussion on "Vaping" led by JJHS social worker, Kiri Ryan. 

We are currently seeking parents interested in serving on the 2017-2018 Executive Board.  There are a variety of ways that you can lend your talents and energy on the Executive Board to enrich and improve the welfare of our students and continue the momentum of keeping the John Jay high school community informed and connected.

Open Executive Board Positions are: 

  • Co-President  (to serve along with incumbent Exec Board officer)
  • Vice President, Administration
  • Vice President, Communications
  • Vice President, Finance
Details about what the Board positions entails, along with opportunities to chair functional committees can be found in JJHS-PTO-Positions.pdf. 

Please contact to express your interest in serving or for additional information about the opportunities available.

Please check out our updated PTO/Community Calendar for other upcoming school, as well as community events relevant to John Jay parents.

Reach Out John Jay (ROJJ) is collecting items for the SPRING MIDNIGHT RUN for the homeless. Please see ROJJ---Midnight-Run-Flier---Spring-2017.pdf for a list of items needed and drop your donation off in the designated collection bin in the high school front office now through April 26th. Thanks for your support!

The Counseling Department is soliciting donations of ACT or NEW SAT (March 2016 and forward) review books to share with students who cannot afford these resources. Please have your student drop off donated review books in the Counseling office. Thanks!!


As we immerse ourselves in our second year as a PTO Executive Board, we'd like to challenge all of us in the high school community to stay INFORMED and CONNECTED. While our teens are pushing away from us as they emerge into young adults, it is important that we stay informed about issues that affect them in this time of rapid brain development and transition to adulthood.  We want to support our high schoolers as they pursue independence and more sophisticated thinking, but we also want to be a source of stability for them as they test uncharted waters. While our teens may be pushing away, it is more important than ever for us, as parents, to stay connected to one another in order to share resources and information, as well as offer mutual support as we all navigate the exhilarating and challenging ride of parenting teens. As your PTO Board, we hope to be facilitators in this process of being INFORMED and CONNECTED by sharing relevant information with you in our John Jay Parent Post/email communications, student and parent programs, and encouraging open, constructive dialogue in our PTO meetings and among the various members of the high school community.  We also rely on you to share your insights, ideas, and energy to help make good things happen for us all in the John Jay community.

Student Directories

We have printed copies of the 2016-2017 JJHS Student Directory for sale. Prices are $25 each, two for $30 and three for $35.  This is our primary fundraiser, so we appreciate your support!   You may purchase a Directory by sending a check payable to "JJHS PTO" to:


c/o John Jay High School

60 North Salem Road

Cross River, NY 10518

Please include your email and your child's name with your check. Once payment is received, we will send your directory home with your child.

We are not currently planning to make the Student Directory available on-line this year, as we are in the early stages of exploring options to have a more integrated KLSD PTO communications platform.  If you have suggestions or comments regarding on-line directory access, OR to update your child's information in the Directory, please email Janet Heneghan at Please note that official changes of address must be forwarded to the KLSD registrar. Thanks!

Check out the new John Jay Spirit wear  for sale on the John Jay Boosters website! 

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