Welcome Jackson Heights Families

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year
We can’t wait to see our students on the first day of school on September 7, 2023.

Jackson Heights Back to School Letter2023

I hope your summer has been fabulous!  We are very excited to get the 2023-24 school year off to a great start!  Jackson Heights staff  is getting ready everyday for your arrival.  This year the Glens Falls School District will be purchasing school supplies for EVERY student.  You will only need to purchase a backpack. We also have some if needed, let us know!!  Breakfast and lunch will also be free for  ALL students.  All entrances have large letters above the  doors for identification. There will be an adult at each entrance to monitor the door from 8:20-8:30.am. Line up begins @ 8:20 and students are let into the building @ 8:30 am. Dismissal is at 2:45. Kindergarten @2:40 pm. And UPK @ 2:30 p.m.

Entrance A (Jackson Avenue)
K – Shpur, Elder/Ramirez * 2:40 dismissal
3rd Grade- Denno/Curtis
Nichols/Lane Classes

Entrance B (Sagamore Street)
2nd Grade – Clough/Cummings
K-Rypkema  * 2:40 dismissal
UPK- Mularz @9:00/2:30 pm

Entrance C (Sagamore Street)
2nd Grade-Jensen, Poole/Ramirez

Entrance D (Sagamore Street)
4th Grade – Donohue,  Eyer/Curtis
3rd Grade- Gross
UPK- Williams @ 9:00/2:30 pm

Entrance E (Sagamore Street)
Breakfast Drop-Off 8:10-8:20
Drop and Go Lane 8:20-8:30
1st Grade-Parmelee, Scott

Before and After-School Care

Offered by the Glens Falls YMCA beginning @7:00am and 2:45-5:45 pm after school here at Jackson Heights.(2:30 for UPK students)  Information and sign ups should be done at the Glens Falls YMCA directly  www.glensfallsymca.org, phone 518-792-2878. Fun Spot has off-site program. They can be reached at 518-792-8989 for details.


It is a requirement of the New York State Education Department that the school keep a written record of each of your child’s absences from school. Please be sure to call the attendance office to notify us of your child’s absence and send a note when your child returns after an absence stating the reason for it with your signature. It is the school’s policy to call home when a child is absent from school to verify that the child is at home and under adult supervision. We will send home attendance letters monthly to notify you when tardies or absences exceed five. We are required by law to report excessive tardies or absences to the state.

Breakfast-  8:10 – 8:20 am – Entrance E (Sagamore Street)

Breakfast students should be dropped off between 8:10 am and 8:20 am at Entrance E.  A hot breakfast choice will be served daily. After 8:20 a Grab and Go  Breakfast will be provided at assigned doors which students can grab and  take to their classroom to enjoy when they enter @ 8:30 am. 

Conference Dates- November 14, 17, 29 and March 11th- Half Days

Communication between parents and teachers is vital. In order to enhance and maintain this link, we hold parent/teacher conferences twice during the school year. The first session accommodates every student while a spring conference will be scheduled if needed. Please make note of the dates for this school year.


Join the PTA!  Help out, we need you! Make a difference for Jackson Heights and your child…every bit helps! The first gathering is Tuesday, September 12th @ 6:30pm in the JH library, all are welcome!


The safety and security of our children is a priority at Jackson Heights.

  • Deliver and pick up your child (ren) on time.
  • Provide your teacher with a note if your child’s pick up changes from plan
  • Do not double park or face the wrong direction.  Park in designated parking.
  • Obey stopped school bus signs and crossing guards respectfully.
  • Please proceed very cautiously there are children everywhere!
  • No parking on the school side of Jackson Avenue.
  • Dogs are not allowed on school property, please do not bring them to pick up or drop off.

UPK/Kindergarten Meet and Greet

UPK and Kindergarten families may come see the classrooms and meet their teachers Tuesday, Sept. 5th,  2:00-3:00 pm. Enter JH at the school at your child’s assigned Entrance listed above.

Please take the time to read through all of the enclosed important information and feel free to call the school should you have any questions at 518-792-1071. I am looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 7, 2022.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!



Carrie T. Mauro
cmauro@gfsd.org, ph. 518-792-1071 X6010

Together, we can make a difference!

  Important Up-Coming Dates for your calendar

Sept 5th- UPK and Kindergarten Open Classroom 2:00-3:00 pm

Sept. 7th – First Day of School 8:30 am Start

Sept. 13th- PTA Meeting  6:30 pm

Sept. 27th – Parent Info Night 6:30 pm

September 20th- Picture Day 

We look forward to a year of wonderful academic, social and emotional growth. Partnering with you will help us to achieve our goals and together we can make a difference!