8th Grade High School Preparations

8th Grade High School 2020 Prep Guide

Dear 8th Grade Parents:


The 8th grade school year is flying by!  Now that the new year is upon is, it is time to start the high school planning process.


Please note the following important dates:


Thursday, January 9th

Paula Panos, JBHS Director of School Counseling, will be speaking to the 8th graders about Joel Barlow High School and all that it has to offer during our I/E period.  


Thursday, January 30th

8th grade teacher recommendations will be available on PowerSchool


Student course requests may be input by following these directions:

How to Enter Powerschool Course Requests  


Thursday, February 6th (Snow date Friday, February 7th)

Joel Barlow High School counselors will be meeting with all 8th grade students to finalize 2019-2020 course requests. 


Parents are welcome, but not required to attend these meetings.  If you wish to attend, please use the link below to sign up by your child’s last name.  Sign ups will close on Friday, January 31st.


JBHS 2020 Sign Up Genius Link


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joy Squitieri at jsquitieri@er9.org.



Thank you.

Joy Squitieri

Grade 8 School Counselor


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