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


  Fifth Grade Parent Orientation Presentation - 4/27/16


Rock the Halls 

Friday, May 6th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm is Rock the Halls, the annual JJMS charity rock concert featuring 6th, 7th, and 8th grade student singers and musicians, backed by Mr. Weiss and Mr. Jettelson's band Halfway to Sanity, with special appearances by Static and the Avery, Oliver, and Eliot Band.

This year all proceeds will be donated to the Prospector Theater in Ridgefield which is a non-profit dedicated to providing meaningful employment to adults with disabilities through the operation of a first-run movie theater.

Tickets" can be purchased any time with a minimum $10 online donation at Just bring your receipt as your "ticket" the night of the show. "Tickets" can also be purchased at the door the night of the show.

This event is open to all Katonah Lewisboro community members, however if you are dropping off your middle school child for this event, please ensure that you are here for pick-up no later than 9pm.


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

Click here for more information


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