Back To School Info

1) Back to School for the 2017-18 Academic Year


A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL JIM SEITZ (August 1, 2017):

We are excited to welcome the class of 2021 to John Adams High and continue our work with all our students for the 2017-18 academic year.  The following are a few important dates to add to your calendars to get ready for the new school year. We look forward to meeting each of you over the next few weeks at our back to school events.  Thank you for entrusting us with your young adults and believing in John Adams High School and the South Bend School District.  #TeamSouthBend

CLASS SCHEDULES: All student schedules will be mailed by Friday, August 4, 2017.  Students should receive them by the end of this week.  

DROP & ADD CLASSES: Class add/drop days are 

  • August 8th from 8:30 – 12:30pm (JUNIOR and SENIOR students ONLY)
  • August 9th from 1:00 – 5:00pm (FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORE students ONLY)
  • August 10th from 8:30 -12:30pm (ALL students)
These dates and times are to accommodate the following situations ONLY. All other situations will be addressed after school begins. All schedule changes must be requested BEFORE August 23rd.
  • An incomplete schedule
  • New student with NO schedule
  • Student who attended summer school and needs a schedule adjustment
  • Senior who needs specific classes to meet graduation requirements

BACK TO SCHOOL DAY: All students are invited to a Back To School Day on Wednesday August 9th from 1:00pm – 6:00pm at school. Here are some things you can do during this time period. You and your student can drop in at any time during these hours. 

  • School ID's: Get pictures for school ID's
  • Class Schedules. Pick up your schedules and talk to your counselor if there is a conflict or problem. Also walk the halls to find our classes.
  • Locker assignments.  Get your locker number and go find it.
  • Clubs, Sports and Student Groups sign ups. The best way for new students to meet new friends and become part of the Eagle family is to get involved in clubs, sports etc. Studies also show students who are involved perform better academically.  
  • Class material lists (some teachers may have certain materials they require for their classes)
  • Eagle Gear.  Get your student decked out in all the latest Eagle Gear (shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, sweatpants etc) beginning at 3:30pm
  • Purchase all sports passes
  • and more... 

FRESHMAN & NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: On August 9th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm we will hold our annual "Freshman and New Student Orientation" for parents and students. This is an exciting night and a great way to get a jump start on the new year. Freshman and their parents are encouraged to arrive no later than 5:00pm to do various activities before the orientation presentation begins.

SUMMER READING REMINDER: Please also remember to remind your student to read their summer books for your English classes. A full list of the summer reading can be found on by CLICKING HERE.   

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: We are working hard for a great start to the year and remember that classes begin on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 7:45 am. School day ends at 2:45pm.

Thank you and GO EAGLES !


2) Back to School PARENT NEWSLETTER 2017-18

  • CLICK HERE to open the Back to School Parent Newsletter for complete information
3) Back to School SUPPLY LIST 2017-18: 
  • The 2017-18 supply list can also be obtained on the Back to School Day on Wed August 9, 2017
  • JAHS Class Supply List: 2017 -2018


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John Adams Parent Group,
Aug 8, 2016, 9:41 AM
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John Adams Parent Group,
Aug 4, 2017, 8:28 AM
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