Announcements (scroll through)

  • Athletic Placement Process

    The Athletic Placement Process (APP) continues to be suspended for the current school year.   It would mix high school and middle school cohorts.  Additionally, since modified sports are currently suspended - it would create an equity issue at that age level. 

    Athletics
  • Drivers Ed

    The Drivers Education program at John Jay continues to be suspended for the current school year.

    Athletics
  • Modified Sports - 2020-2021

    Per Section One mandate, modified sports continues to be suspended this school year.

    Athletics
  • Independent Study Program

    THE INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM WILL CONTINUE TO BE SUSPENDED.    As JJHS does not know if outside facilities are following DOH and the Governor's COVID regulations, it was decided to suspend the Independent Study Program fore the month of September.  Additionally,  many/most facilities remain closed to students who would normally take part in Independent Study.  This decision will be  re-evaluated and a final decision will be made by October 1st regarding 1st qtr independent study.

    Athletics
  • Varsity Option - Fall 2020

    Attention Varsity Athletes (Grades 10-12):

    • Varsity Option begins today 10/21. 
    • No paperwork needs to be completed. 
    • ALL Varsity Athletes in Grades 10-12 will be eligible to take Varsity Option in each of the 4 athletic seasons this year.
    • Seasons:  Fall I 2020, Winter 20-21, Fall II 2021, Spring 2021

    Students choosing to take Varsity Option:

    Hybrid Students:

    • Must still attend their in-person PE class, but do not have to attend any remote learning sessions.
    • Students must attend the one in-person day because there are not enough available study halls for student-athletes to be assigned to.

    5-Day Remote Students:

    • Students who are fully virtual must attend one class per week and complete the Home Workout and assignment as well.
    • Students will be required to attend the Zoom meeting on Thurs (Odd) or Friday (Even) during their regular scheduled PE class.

    Independent Study remains suspended at this time.

    Athletics
  • Drivers Ed

    Important Information about Scheduling Road Tests

    Learner Permit holders under the age of 18 must have a valid permit for at least six (6) months before they can take their DMV Driver License Road Test.  You’ll find this information, as well as other helpful tips on preparing for the road test, on DMV’s website at www.dmv.ny.gov/driver-license/prepare-your-road-test

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From the Athletic Office

I am reaching out to give you an update on the upcoming winter sports season.  Not unlike the fall we find ourselves in a holding pattern awaiting additional guidance for the Governor’s Office, NYSPHSAA, and Section One.

At this time, this is what we know:

  • On November 30th all low-moderate risk sports have been cleared to begin. These sports are Bowling, Gymnastics, Boys Swim & Dive, and Ski.
  • Indoor Track was also approved to begin on November 30th, however, because they compete at the Armory in NYC the Section and individual schools still have to weigh in as to that possibility, which may alter the start date of that season.
  • Final Forms will open on Monday, November 16th to allow students to register for low-moderate risk sports.
  • The high risk sports of basketball, ice hockey, and wrestling are not permitted to start practice at this time.
  • As for now, the Athletic Placement Process (APP) remains suspended for the winter season.
  • If high risk sports are cleared to start, it is our intention to offer the following teams:
    • Boys and Girls Varsity and JV Basketball
    • Boys and Girls Ice Hockey (Girls Ice Hockey is a multi-team merger)
    • Varsity and JV Wrestling
  • No decisions have been made regarding the offering of modified sports at this time.

What have we heard about high risk sports?

As recently as last week the Governor’s State Budget Director, Robert Mujica, shared the following when asked about high risk interscholastic sports:

“As we’re seeing the inclines in different parts of the state, we’re not inclined to go ahead with opening the winter sports at this time," Mujica said. "We’re continuing to look at those numbers. But the numbers right now don’t indicate that we’re going to expand them right now.”

I do expect to receive updated guidelines from both NYSPHSAA and Section One shortly.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Stay Safe!

Chris McCarthy

Director of Athletics

Spectator Policy

LINK FOR JOHN JAY GAMES: 

https://events.locallive.tv/school/john-jay-hs

  • All John Jay events will be limited to 2 spectators per team member.
  • Upon arrival, all spectators are required to complete a health screening and temperature check prior to entering the facility
  • John Jay fans are not permitted to attend away contests as per Section 1 Guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation - Go Wolves!

  

Sports Registration

We are pleased to announce that the John Jay Athletic Department has partnered with Final Forms as the new platform for registering students for sports.

FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your child.  FinalForms stores and saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year which means you never need to enter the same information twice!  FinalForms also pre-populates information, wherever possible, to save time!   Click on Parent Playbook (attached) to get started in FinalForms.  If you require support during the registration process, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Use Support”.   Register at:  https://katonahlewisboro-ny.finalforms.com/ and follow the prompts to create your account and get started! 

 Final Forms Registration Playbook.pdf 

Varsity Option Information 2020-2021 School Year

Attention Varsity Athletes (Grades 10-12)

ALL Varsity Athletes in Grades 10-12 will be eligible to take Varsity Option in each of the four (4) athletic seasons this year.

Students choosing to take Varsity Option:

  • Hybrid Students:
    • Must still attend their in-person PE class, but do not have to attend any remote learning sessions.
    • Students must attend the one in-person day. (There are not enough available study halls for student-athletes to be assigned to)
  • Five-Day Remote Students:
    • Students who are fully virtual must attend one class per week and complete the Home Workout and assignment.
    • Students will be required to attend the Zoom meeting on Thursday (Odd) or Friday (Even) during their regular scheduled PE class.

Please notify your teacher that you will be participating in Varsity Option for attendance purposes.  If you have any questions, please see your PE teacher.

A New Era Begins