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Port Jervis Middle School
"Make Good Choices...Have Great Days"

Welcome to Port Jervis Middle School!

A Message from Principal Jean Fazzino Lain - for February 2018

  Work Hard.

Middle School Principal Jean Lain

  Respect Others.

  Port Pride.

Febraury 2018

Your child has just received his/her report card for the second marking period. It is important at this time to reflect upon the year so far and plan for the remainder of the school year.

Please take a moment to review your child’s report card together. Ask questions and talk about your child’s strengths and areas where s/he may need help. There are many opportunities for help as noted on the back of this note.

Among the many academic and extra-curricular activities that lie ahead of us, we are diligently preparing for New York State ELA and Math assessments.


This year’s assessments include changes which we hope will encourage more participation.

1. The tests are scheduled for 2 days each (rather than 3 days)

2. PJMS will not run on split-schedule. All 7th and all 8th graders will come to school each testing day for the entire day.

3. Because of the schedule change our students will be assigned to homerooms for the tests with any additional rooms used for IEP/504 needs.

4. All students testing at the same time will require extensive planning, with little extra space.


It is extremely important for our Focus School designation that we work toward 100% participation in the NYS assessments. NYSED evaluates our students’ progress using only these tests. To prove progress, our students need to take those specific tests. Our teachers and students are prepared to take the tests, as parents we hope you will allow your child to be evaluated.

If you have any questions or concerns about classes, grades, or assessments please feel free to contact our Guidance Department or myself or Mr. Lazzaro. All of us are willing and happy to help.

PJMS administrators, teachers and guidance staff are always available to help

Keep informed by visiting our website or call 845.858.3100. ext 12500

Jean Fazzino Lain
PJMS Principal

Work Hard ~ Respect Others ~ Port Pride