John Jay Middle School

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

Mr. Richard Leprine

Assistant Principals:
Ms. Monica Bermiss

Ms. Lisa Kor

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



End of Year Schedule of Testing & Events


  Fifth Grade Parent Orientation Presentation - 4/27/16


An IMPORTANT Notice from

On March 30, the Kellogg Company made a targeted announcement on the FARE website stating they would begin adding peanut flour to existing Keebler and Austin cracker brands – some of which were listed in this Guide – beginning in April.

The company did NOT make this announcement via press release, on their site, or on their social media properties, so the general public is unaware of this change.

On March 31 we removed all Keebler brand crackers from the Safe Snack Guide as THESE NOW PRESENT A DANGER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PEANUT ALLERGY.

We urge all parents, teachers, school nurses, aides, PTA leaders, coaches, camp counselors, scout leaders, and anyone else responsible for allergic children to PLEASE inform your family, friends, and colleagues of this change, as the introduction of a peanut ingredient in products previously assumed to be free of peanuts could have CATASTROPHIC consequences for individuals with peanut allergy.

Please note the following resources: Press Release:
Advisory regarding the change:
Petition to CEO of Kellogg’s:
Safe Snack Guide update notification:



Please see the “Curriculum Conversations, January 11, 2016” link below for all presentations and documents

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Please see 8th Grade Conversations PowerPoint (for current 8th grade class) and 9th Grade Electives

Click here for the 8th Grade Conversations

Click here for the 9th Grade Electives


6th Grade Game Show Night Photos

KLSD Winter 2016 Music Newsletter


All after school activities are listed on the JJMS website calendar.

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 Schedule - 2015-2016

Please open the attached to view the daily schedules for John Jay Middle School. Daily Schedule 2015-2016

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

Click here for Typing Pal Online Directions

Type To Learn Online Home Access Directions

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IXL Math Student Login