Back To School Info

1) 2020-21: Back To School 'VIRTUAL' Orientation Info:

On Monday, August 10th at 6:30 pm our Back to School Orientation video will go "live" on the John Adams High School YouTube Channel.  Here is the link to it: 

If you click on this link prior to August 10th at 6:30 pm it will tell you the video is unavailable. We highly encourage ALL students/parents of every grade level to watch this orientation as we discuss our plans for the upcoming school year. This video will remain on YouTube for those who need to refer to the video at a later date or for those who cannot join us on Monday night.  In the body of this email we are also including the web links that are discussed in the orientation to allow for easy access to these important sites for teachers, parents and students.

We also are attaching the majority of the information from the presentation in Adobe PDF format for reference as well (you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this if it doesn't open automatically). This is titled "School Opening Plan-John Adams HS (2020-21)".  We are sending this orientation information to parents and students through email, social media and an all call reminder.  This will also be posted on the Parent Group's website ( on the 'BACK TO SCHOOL' tab at the top of the page. 

Thank you,
Jim Seitz

2020 School Opening Plan for John Adams HS

2) Picture Day Info 2020-21:  
  • Monday,September 14, 2020: 9th Grade (First Year Students)
  • Tuesday,September 15, 2020: 10th Grade (Sophomores)
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020: 11th Grade (Juniors)
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020: 12th Grade (Seniors)
  • Order Form: CLICK HERE
3) Teachers' Live Face To Face eLearning Schedule 2020

John Adams High School Live Face to Face E-Learning Meeting Days

1) Back to School for the 2019-20 Academic Year


We are excited to welcome the class of 2022 to John Adams High and continue our work with all our students for the 2018-19 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


All student schedules will be mailed by Friday, August 3, 2019.  Students should receive them by the end of this week.

DROP & ADD CLASSES (effective 08-04-2019)

Class add/drop days are 

  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 1:00pm– 6:00pm (9th and 12th grade students ONLY)
  • Friday, August 9, 2019 from 10:00am - 3:00pm (10th and 11th grade students ONLY)
  • Monday, August 12, 2019 from 10:00am -3:00pm (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 (effective 08-03-2019:

 All students are invited to a Back To School Day on Thursday August 8, 2019 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. 

  • 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... 


On Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm we will hold our annual "First Year Student and New to Adams Student Orientation" for parents and students. This is an exciting night and a great way to get a jump start on the new year. New students to JAHS and their parents are encouraged to arrive no later than 5:00pm to do various activities before the orientation presentation begins.

Welcome to John Adams New Student Orientation


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 (updated 08-04-2019): 

We are working hard for a great start to the year and remember that classes begin on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Classes begin at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm for high school students. Doors will be open at 8:15am for early arrivals. 

Thank you and GO EAGLES !

2) Back to School PARENT NEWSLETTER 2019-20

  • CLICK HERE to open the Back to School Parent Newsletter for complete information (PDF copy)
  • 2019-2020 Parent Newsletter-1‎(1)‎

3) Back to School SUPPLY LIST 2019-20: 
  • The 2019-20 supply list can also be obtained on the Back to School Day on Thursday August 9, 2019

School Supply List 2019-20

John Adams Parent Group,
Aug 17, 2020, 7:17 PM