Jackson High School Newsletter

Friday September 17, 2021

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BRUTUS AND JP BEAR SAY "TIME TO CHECK THOSE GRADES AS WE HAVE REACHED THE MIDTERM OF THE FIRST NINE WEEKS!!"

I know it is hard to believe but we have already reached the first nine weeks midterm. If you have not done so already it is time to log onto the Home Access Center (HAC) to check your child's grades. Please reach out to our teachers if you have any questions. Please see the tutorial below. If you have trouble accessing the HAC please email mlp2jc@jackson.sparcc.org for help.

HOME ACCESS CENTER (HAC) Tutorial Video for Parents

Home Access Center Parent View

PARENTS WE NEED YOUR HELP AND COMMUNICATION

We have had some issues across our building with vandalism to the restrooms, much of which is based upon the latest trend of Tik-Tok Challenges or #DeviousLicks. Please make every effort to check your child's social media and have a conversation about the serious consequences that could come from making a decision to engage in these types of social media challenges. Also, keep in mind that the challenges change, which means the targets of what they are doing, vandalizing or stealing may change too. It has come to our attention, though, that Tik-Tok has shut this # down, so that may help.


Our Assistant Principal's and staff have done a fantastic job investigating and catching the individuals involved and disciplining them appropriately. But, if students know that eyes are watching and ears are listening, here and at home, then hopefully we stop a bad idea before it starts.


The Bottom line, and I think that you would all agree, is any vandalism is inappropriate, unnecessary, and should not be tolerated. The vast majority of our students at JHS do what is asked of them each and every day and treat our school with care and respect. Some students may make some poor choices, and take part in destructive actions. They need to understand that with poor choices, come consequences, which may include suspension and charges being pursued through our SRO and the Jackson Township Police Department.


Thanks for your help parents!!!

ADVISORY TODAY

All of our students got to watch the short video below from Student Council introducing everyone to "Start With Hello" Week next week. Our 9th grade students got to work with their Freshmen Mentors today as they continue to help them as they transition to life here at the high school. Our 10th, 11th and 12th grade students worked with their Advisors on their high school credit checks to ensure everyone is on pace to graduate. They also reviewed their grades and set one goal for themselves for the rest of the 9 weeks. Seniors also had time to revisit the work they did with their counselors last week in Naviance related to college and career information.


Please sit down with your child and have them log into Naviance with you so that you can see what a wonderful resource this is for you and your child. Students just use the same username and password they use to log into all of their other accounts here at school.

NEXT WEEK IS START WITH HELLO WEEK AT JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL!!

Start With Hello Week!
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ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS THERE IS A CLASS OF 2022 LINK ON THE HIGH SCHOOL MAIN PAGE

Senior families please know that we have a link on the JHS Homepage that is for the Class of 2022 so that everyone can stay in tune and up to date with everything happening with and for our Senior Class. Bookmark the link below so that you have it to refer to throughout the year!!


https://www.jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/domain/1775

JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL DAILY ANNOUCEMENTS

Click here to find the most up to date School Announcements for Jackson High School

DISTRICT LETTER LINKED BELOW DETAILS CHANGES IN OUR FACE MASK POLICY

JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE

Please click here to be taken directly to the JHS Homepage or follow us on Facebook!!!

OHIO IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL INCOMING 12th GRADE STUDENTS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Students entering 12th grade must have a Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine. If the 1st dose of Meningococcal was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. STUDENTS will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been provided to the school or an exemption statement is on file at school. Immunizations may be obtained from your child’s healthcare provider, most local pharmacies, and the Stark County Health Department. Please submit a copy of your child’s immunization or complete an exemption form prior to the first day of school. Please contact Lori Fisher, should you have questions. Initial notifications will be sent home in your students final report card (11th graders). Exclusion from school will take place if correspondence is not received. You may either submit an electronic copy to laf2jc@jackson.sparcc.org, drop off a copy of your child's records to the main/guidance office or mail a copy to me at school. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Fisher at laf2jc@jackson.sparcc.org or 330.834-4653 or 330-837-3501 ext. 1415

2021 YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AND THE 2022 YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW

If you ordered a Jackson High School 2021 Yearbook (last school year), those yearbooks are in and can be picked in main office of the high school. If you have a student who graduated as a member of the Class of 2021, those yearbooks can be picked up at the main office as well. There are a few extra yearbooks if you would like to buy one for $85.


Also, the 2022 yearbooks are on sale. Go to rmd.me/lVnjaXLCxPJ to purchase.

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2021-22 Jackson Local School Calendar

Please click this button if you would like to reference the 2021-2022 Jackson Local School Calendar.

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 23

Financial Aid night will be held virtually again this year on September 23 at 6:00 pm. This virtual presentation is for any student or family wanting to gain knowledge about the process of applying for financial aid for college purposes. All grade levels are welcome, but this could be most beneficial for current seniors as information may change year to year. Although the presentation is given by Kent State University, the information is not specific to the college. This is a general information virtual presentation, and can be useful regardless of which college/university the student chooses to attend. For more information, links to join the presentation, and other dates to hear the same presentation, please visit the Financial Aid link within the Student Services (Guidance) webpage. If you are unable to attend any of the virtual presentation dates a video recording will be posted at a later date on the Financial Aid link.

FAFSA WORKSHOP AT JHS ON OCTOBER 5TH


Jackson High School will be hosting a FAFSA Workshop night for families wishing to complete the financial aid application with representatives from local colleges around the area. Families can attend this workshop, and it is done on a first-come, first-served basis in the JHS Commons.

Local colleges will be available to help walk families through the process of filing for financial aid, but it is not college-specific. Any college representative will help families, regardless of whether or not the student plans to attend that college.


The Financial Aid Workshop night will be held on October 5th from 5-7pm in the Jackson High School Commons.


Families wanting to participate must visit the Financial Aid website for a list of items to bring, and pre-workshop tasks to do prior to the October 5th date. The FAFSA opens on OCTOBER 1.

FALL PICTURE RETAKES ARE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

Fall picture day was TODAY Friday, September 17. If your child missed pictures today or you are unhappy with their picture, the Fall picture retakes will be on Thursday, October 28. For more information contact Mrs. Germano at kkg2jc@jackson.sparcc.org.

Jackson Local Schools Backpack Food Program

We are pleased to be able to offer The Backpack Food Program, in partnership with River Tree Jackson. This is a service for families in the Jackson Local School district with students in K-12. The goal of this program is to send home a variety of easy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks for your child to have over the weekend. There is absolutely no cost to our families to join this program. The bags will be delivered to your child’s school weekly, and sent home with students on the last day of the week that students are in school, usually Fridays.


This program is intended for families whose children are eligible for free/reduced meals. However, we understand some families may not be eligible for the free/reduced meal program, but are still in need of food. If you would like to opt in, please fill out the google form linked below (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.


To apply to be part of the Backpack Food Program, all you need to do is fill out the quick application form by clicking the link below: (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.


https://forms.gle/D8YbrDZbyoJF2Ts27


If you have any questions please email
backpacks@rivertreechristian.com or Kay2jc@jackson.sparcc.org

BEAR HUGS: "PURPLE WITH A PURPOSE"

BEAR HUGS is a FREE resource offering clothing, shoes, toys and other household needs, available to Jackson Residents. They have items available for infants through adults. People may set up a private "shopping" time or can take advantage of pop-up open hours, listed on Instagram @jacksonbearhugs. There are no stipulations for proof of need. Bear Hugs is located at 2137 Wales Ave Massillon, OH 44646 across from Meldrum's Restaurant. For more information, or to set up a private shopping appointment, call Katherine at 330-714-9645 or Donnie at 330-495-4826
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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND GO BEARS!!!