Family Update

Dublin Jerome High School

Sept. 3rd, 2021

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Good Afternoon!

It was a busy week at Jerome! I was able to get out and about in some classrooms and it has been great to see the engagement and learning taking place. It continues to affirm what we all know. Our students need to be at school with our teachers!


We appreciate all that you are doing to support us in helping keep them safe. We continue to monitor all of our relevant data to provide the safest environment possible. The best tools we have are highly recommending masking and vaccination.


Please communicate with us if you have questions. Someone (school nurse, principal, assistant principal) will get back to you.


Everyone has earned the upcoming 3-day weekend! Enjoy it!


I am grateful for all of you!


Go Celts!

Mike

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2021-2022 Jerome Safety Protocols

Our Goal to Keep Kids Safely in School.

  • Strongly recommend eligible students be vaccinated.
  • Strongly recommend students wear a mask when indoors.
  • Contact tracing will still occur for close contacts. (Quarantine Guidelines below)
  • Classrooms and learning spaces will be socially distant to the greatest extent possible.
  • Jerome air filters, including portables, have a MERV rating of 13 or higher.
  • Handwashing and hand sanitizing will be emphasized and available.
  • Daily disinfection and enhanced cleaning will continue.
  • Students will have the option to eat in additional space with 6 feet distancing in the main gym.

Parent Q&A

Thursday, Sep. 9th, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

🟢DJHS UPDATES🟡

PSAT on Wednesday, October 13

Dublin City Schools will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT to all current Juniors on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 free of cost. All Juniors are automatically registered for this testing opportunity.


Current Freshman and Sophomore students interested in this testing opportunity must complete the registration form: PSAT Registration 9th & 10th Grade Students and submit the $25 testing fee payment through their PaySchools account. Financial assistance is available for those students who qualify. Registration for Freshman and Sophomore students will close on September 8, 2021. There will be limited seating available this fall and students will be admitted based on date of registration and payment completion.


Please reach out to your counselor or Mrs. Hampton if you have any questions.

Small Lunch Adjustments

I wanted to give you a quick update on some adjustments we are making for signing in at lunch. As with any process, you gather data, monitor, and evaluate for a certain period of time.

We have done that with the lunch QR codes and we are going to make some small adjustments based on that concept.


Here are the adjustments:

  • We will be removing the QR codes from the tables and add new stands with the QR code in them (see below).
  • This will allow us to keep consistent table numbers. So Table 62 will always be Table 62.
  • Hopefully, this will help with signing in each day but if you forget, you should be able to remember your number.
  • You can still sit where you have been this is a purely procedural change.


Thanks again for your flexibility and patience.

2020/2021 YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION

We have been distributing yearbooks during lunches. The Jerome Yearbook is a student publication and as you may recall they determined a unique theme for last year. So as you review it please keep that in mind. Here is the description provided to families and students during last year from the yearbook class.


Please if you have questions you may reach out to Mrs. McJunkin.

Parking Pass Update

Juniors and Seniors began receiving their parking passes this week. We ask students to begin parking in their spots on Tuesday. If you are a junior or a senior and have not registered, you should do so as soon as possible. Stop by the main office if you have questions.


https://forms.gle/rgxj5FM7G9AsdcBFA


SOPHOMORE DRIVERS: We will send out details to you for parking early next week. You may continue to drive to school, but please use the back part of the lot. The front space areas have been given to the seniors and juniors.

Attendance Procedures

Students leaving early for a Doctor's Appointment, etc.

  • Parents do not need to come into the school to pick up their child.


  • Please have your student bring a note to attendance in the morning stating the time and reason they are leaving.


  • Attendance will write a pass for the student to leave and meet you outside at that time.


  • If you email attendance regarding your student leaving, please tell your student to stop down to attendnce to pick up their pass to leave so they can be dismissed from class.

ATTENDANCE

Attendance Hotline: 614-718-8256 Attendance Email: djhs_attendance_vm@dublinschools.net

Dress Code Reminders

With all of our students returning back to school in a full-time capacity, I wanted to take a quick second to remind everyone of our dress code expectations. You can find the overview of our goals and expectations on page 49 and 50 of the Student Handbook.


If we have a concern with a dress code situation we will address it directly with the student and follow up with parents. Thank you for your help and support!

☘️ Dublin City Schools Updates ☘️

COVID-19 Data

The latest COVID-19 data for Dublin City Schools is posted at this link.


The Dublin City Schools Zone Podcast - New episodes available every Monday

Join Supt. Dr. Marschhausen and his guests by downloading the DCS School Zone podcasts throughout the school year. In our newest episode, you can listen to a discussion about the future of our high school facilities.


Dublin City Schools Social Media

Stay up to date with the latest information from the District and your child’s school through our social media channels. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel today.


Oct. 13 PSAT administration

On Oct. 13, high school juniors will take the PSAT test. Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will not attend class that day but their building principals will inform students/parents of the learning opportunities available to them.

JEROME EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

HOMECOMING 2021

What: Homecoming Dance (50's Theme)

Where: Dublin Jerome Stadium Under the Lights

*This event will occur rain or shine. If we have to move inside to the commons, masking will be mandatory.

When: Saturday, Sept. 18 (8:00-11:00pm)

Guests: Students may bring guests from other schools. All guests must be under the age of 21.

Tickets: Online only through Hometown Ticketing. The cost will be $20.00.


**Please note that Homecoming along with other events is subject to change based on updated guidance from FCPH and ODH.**


There will be more details to come from the Senior Cabinet but we are looking forward to spending the evening with you!

Peru Service-Learning Trip

All DCS students (current 8th grade through current 11th grade) have the AMAZING opportunity to travel to Peru this coming June (2022) and participate in a Service-Learning trip! We will be touring Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas before performing a service project in the mountain villages outside of Cusco.


There will be an informational meeting held virtually on Monday, September 13th at 7pm. PLEASE RSVP HERE if you are interested in more information. We will send out the meeting link that day to all who RSVPd. If you would like info and are not able to attend the meeting, note that in the rsvp and we will send you info afterward.

HOME ATHLETIC EVENT TICKETS

  • All tickets will be sold via HomeTown Ticketing and cash will not be accepted at the gate. You may purchase single-game tickets here or you may download the HomeTown Fan App (Apple Store or Google Play). Once you have the app you can search "Dublin Jerome" and can purchase directly.

All Sport Athletic Passes for 2021-22 Seasons

The Dublin high school athletic departments will be continuing a partnership with Hometown Ticketing for the 2021-2022 school year.


CLICK HERE or link below to purchase your All-Sports Season Pass!

Celts Back to School Hockey Spirit Wear Fundraiser

https://dublin-jerome-2021.itemorder.com/sale


Jerome Hockey is holding its back-to-school spirit wear sale. Stadium chairs and blankets can be personalized via this sales link, but will also be available without personalization for sale at upcoming football games (while supplies last). Stadium chairs and blankets have not been sold for a few years, so get yours today! Please feel free to also share the link with your friends and families who want to watch sports in comfort.



Interested in Jerome gear with the hockey logo, too? Order that through this link -- https://dublin-celtics-hockey-2021.itemorder.com/sale

Thank you for supporting Jerome Hockey!!

PTO FUNDRAISER

PTO Weekly Fundraiser Raffle! EVERY $ donated goes back to the students, teachers and DJHS

programs! EACH $25 donation enters you for that week’s drawing and KEEPS you entered for the following week's drawings. The earlier you donate, the more chances you have to win!

Additional $25 donations = more chances!


Congratulations to our WEEK 2 WINNERS!

  • Athletic Pass – Beth Sullivan
  • Drama Show Pass – Jamie B. Davitt
  • $100 Uber Eats Gift Card – Kristina Campbell


We have more amazing prizes for Week 3 of the Raffle!

  • Four reserved graduation seats
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card


Theatre Pass & concession voucher redeemable for 1 ticket to any of the amazing shows during the year.


We have several options for making donations!

Donate via –

1. PayPal at paypal.me/DublinJeromePTO

2. Zelle at djhstreas@gmail.com

3. Or deliver a check payable to DJHS PTO to the main Jerome Office


Stay up-to-date on all things DJHS PTO at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1819262148247948

🗓 UPCOMING EVENTS 🗓

Working Wednesday

Wednesday, Sep. 8th, 7:15am

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH

Class Meetings

Friday, Sep. 10th, 11am-12:30pm

This is an online event.

I will hold class meetings via Zoom during 5A and 5C next Friday.

Students will engage in the meeting virtually in their classrooms. (Much like my Parent Q&A's)

Homecoming Week

Monday, Sep. 13th, 7:45am to Saturday, Sep. 18th, 11pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH

Spirit Week Themes

Monday: TBD

Tuesday: TBD

Wednesday: TBD

Thursday: TBD

Friday: NEON OUT


Friday, Sept. 17

Pep Rally

Homecoming Parade (5:00 pm)

Homecoming Game vs. Grove City (7:00pm)


Saturday, Sept. 18

Homecoming Dance (8:00pm)

Stay Safe and Speak Up!

Please use this resource if you are aware of a bullying or harassment situation.

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