John Jay Middle School

40 North Salem Road, Rt. 121, Cross River, NY 10518

Mr. Richard Leprine

Assistant Principals:
Mr. Gil Cass
Ms. Monica Bermiss

914- 763-7500


Greetings John Jay Middle School families. I am honored to be your Principal and a member of the JJMS community. Our motto is "Learn. Care. Lead." We look forward to a terrific school year and invite you to join us in helping meet our school mission.

Richard Leprine




The John Jay Middle School School Supply Sale begins today, Friday, March 14th!

Get all your 2014-2015 school supplies in one quick online order while benefitting the JJMS PTO.

Visit and click on the “Parents Login” button on the right side of the page. Log in using the following information:

Username: JohnJay
Password: jjms2014 (case sensitive)

Once on the JJMS page, click on the red “buy now” button to order your supplies.

Supplies will be delivered to JJMS for parent pickup in late May/early June.

John Jay Middle School presents Shrek the Musical, March 27, 28 @ 7:00 PM and 29 @ 1:00 and & 7:00 PM.

SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

We will be selling tickets beginning March 3rd. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased by downloading the form from the school website and returning it to the attention of Mark Grossman at JJMS along with a check made payable to KLSD. We will also sell tickets in the cafeteria during the lunch shifts on March 24, 25 and 26 as well as at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance.


Click here for the Ticket Form



Announcing a New After School Club!

Ever wanted to learn sign language? Join us on Mondays after school and you can. During our time together we will learn about the various aspects of American Sign Language as well as some signed English. We will learn how to sign the letters of the alphabet and have basic conversations. Sessions will include games like charades and fun activities like learning how to sign a song and or poems.

I look forward to seeing you there!

MathCounts Announcement!

Congratulations to the John Jay Middle School MathCounts Team for their outstanding performance at Saturday's regional chapter competition at Pace University. They placed 2nd out of 19 schools and qualified for the state competition in Albany on March 15th.

The four team members are:
Jonathan Gabor
Kailas Amin
James Chen
Matthew Collins

Additional competitors who competed very well as individuals are:
Akshay Amin
Justin Chang
Jordan Schwartz
Stone Fenton
Amanda Huang
Angela Huang

A special congratulations should go out to our own Jonathan Gabor, who was the WINNER of the countdown quizzing round, where he bested the top 12 competitors in head-to-head competition!

Coaches: Mrs. Colaizzi and Mr. Egeler

DAPC Winter Workshop Series 2014

Click here for more Information



Reporting Absences

When students are absent from school, parents will report the absence by phone on each morning of the absence. Please call 763-7523 for grade 6, and 763-7660 for grades 7 and 8.  A written note with the reason for and dates of absence must be sent upon your child’s return to school.

Daily Schedules

Please open the attached to view the daily schedules for John Jay Middle School. Daily Schedule 2013-2014

Typing Pal Online - for students who want additional typing practice

In the box on the right that says "enter your access code", enter: 
Click 'Start Registration

IXL Math Student Login -