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Arrival & Dismissal Procedures


For arrival, if you drop your child off, please do not ask questions of our staff. We need to ensure students enter the building in a timely and efficient manner. We cannot field individual questions at the entrance.

For dismissal, your child's safety is our priority. Please send a note with your child letting the teacher know how your child gets home. Please tell your child to give the note to their teacher.

Effective immediately, we will be dismissing students by grade levels from three different doors. We need to reduce the congestion outside as well as increase the time in which our students exit the building. 

  • All kindergarten students will be dismissed from the auditorium door. If you have more than one child at JCD, you will also use the auditorium door regardless of your children's grades; the auditorium will serve as the exit for Kindergarten as well as families. The door will be marked with an orange square.
  • Students in grades 1,2,5 and 6 will be dismissed from the cafe door; this door will be marked with a green square.
  • Students in grades 3,4,7 and 8 will exit through the side door on Congress Ave. This door will have a yellow square. 

After 2:00, phone calls to the main office must be avoided. As stated during orientation, changes in dismissal after 2:00 cannot be honored. Ms. Angela assists with our dismissal and accordingly is unable to take an influx of calls at the end of the school day.


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MANDATORY Orientation Forms

Please be reminded that there are four (4) orientation forms that MUST be completed. 

Below is a list of the required forms. Please check your PowerSchool parent portal to make certain each one has been completed and submitted.

Required forms:

  1. Authorize Internet and Technology Use Policy (Per district mandate, students will not be issued a Chromebook until the Authorize Internet and Technology Use Policy is submitted.)
  2. Extended Contact Emergency Contact Form
  3. Media Release Form
  4. NHPS Opportunity for Educational Continuity Plan

Reach out to Mrs. McGovern with any issues accessing your parent portal. Email is best for fastest response,




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PowerSchool Parent Portal Tips

Tips to successfully access the PARENT portal on PowerSchool

1. Make sure you have created a PARENT account for PowerSchool. You must create the initial account on a desktop/laptop/tablet. Account setup is NOT supported by the APP. 

To create your account, go to

  • Click Create Account (DO NOT just type in the access ID and Access Password, it will not work.)
  • Enter your name, email, username and a password (you make up your own username and password)
  • Complete the Link Students to your account section by inputting the Access ID and Access Password provided by the school for each child
  • When all students have been added, press "Enter" at the bottom of the page.

2. If you created an account but cannot remember username and/or password, use the Forgot Username or Password?  link at

3. If you can see the forms but are unable to write in them, you are NOT signed in on the parent portal, you are signed in as a student.

4. You cannot complete the forms through the APP; the APP does not support this function.

5. Reach out to Mrs. McGovern for assistance; email is best for fastest response 

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21-22 Orientation Presentations

Thank you to our families who attended our in-person and virtual orientation sessions.

Below are narrated links to the information that was shared.

ENGLISH 21-22 Orientation

SPANISH 21-22 Orientation

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