Family Update

Dublin Jerome High School

Oct. 1st, 2021

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Good Afternoon!

Our students and staff have been very busy as we enter the 7th week of the quarter. Everyone is working hard and still adjusting back to the academic and social expectations of school. There will be times when things get difficult. We are here to meliorate the issues and provide support moving forward.

Our journey this year will not be flat or straight and that's ok but we want to be sure to utilize our resources to help. Please just reach out and we will do our very best to help. We are grateful for all your support!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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The following students have demonstrated one or more of our Celtic Way values. They have been nominated by their teachers. We are excited to celebrate them!

The Celtic Way:

We are passionate that everyone can grow and learn.

We treat everyone with love and respect.

We embrace kindness and diversity.

Parent Q&A

Monday, Oct. 4th, 6pm to Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Need to move to Monday, Oct. 4 due to a schedule conflict. Thank you for your paitence.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 7:15am-2:45pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH



  • All juniors and registered 9/10th graders will be testing.
  • During that time students can work on Post-Secondary activities, YOUSCIENCE, and complete work for the end of the 1st quarter.


October TikTok Challenge

This morning The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) shared an October social media challenge that impacts Ohio schools and, specifically, staff and educators.

TikTok users have devised a monthly list that includes various pranks or “challenges” to take place at school. The published challenge for the month of October asks students to “Slap a Teacher." The challenge encourages students to slap a teacher or staff member and run before being caught committing the assault. The incident must be also be filmed or the challenge does not “count.”

I do not expect this to be an issue at Jerome. However, if this does occur we will have a significant disciplinary response. Please review your expectations with your kids. Our code of conduct can be found in the Student Handbook pg. 51.

Thank you for your help and support.


Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!) is a youth survey designed to measure the health risk behaviors and environmental factors that impact youth health and safety. Please see the flyer or click the link below to understand the context of the survey, questions on the survey, and how we will use the results.

Here are some general points:

  • You can view all of the questions ahead of time on the OHYES website:
  • You may opt your child out at any time. (Preferably 2 days or more prior to the administration is helpful.).
  • Students can skip questions and move on. They do not have to answer every question.
  • If a child refuses to take the survey, they are not required to take it.
  • All students 7-12 are taking the 119 question survey.

Please complete the OPT-OUT FROM if you would prefer your son or daughter not to participate.

Picture Retakes

HR imaging will be here Thursday, October 7th to take absentee/retake photos. They will be ready for photos at 10:30am.

If the student would like a retake they suggest the student bring back the original package.




IN-SCHOOL ORDER DAY: (Friday, 10/22 lunches)

School ID's are here!!

School ID's have been delivered to Jerome High School. If you had your picture taken at the start of the school year, we have your ID.

  • If you start your day at Jerome, you will receive your ID from your 1st period teacher.
  • If you start your day at Emerald Campus, Tolles or have late arrival, we have your ID in the Guidance Office. You can pick it up during school hours next week.

Starting October 4th, they will be available for pick up in the Attendance Office.

Hall of Fame Congratulations

Last Friday, DCS will induct 8 new members into the Hall of Fame. All of the inductees will be from Jerome. Please click the link to see the new inductees.

In addition, if you were not aware, Dublin Jerome has its own Hall of Fame. Here is the article about last year's inductees. We will also be looking for nominations, so if you have someone in mind, please consider.

Parking Passes

We have begun monitoring the parking lot for students that have not yet purchased a pass. Once we have those students names we are reaching out to them to help them register for one. It is important from a safety prospective that we register all vehicles that park here each day.

Please feel from to give us a call or email Mr. Pusateri with your questions.

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 attendance to pick up their pass to leave so they can be dismissed from class.

Attendance Hotline: 614-718-8256 Attendance Email:

☘️ Dublin City Schools Updates ☘️

COVID-19 Data

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

Dublin City Schools is one of America’s best school districts

Check out some of our ratings recently issued by

Student employment resource page

Dublin City Schools is proud to offer a Student Job Resource page. If your student is looking for a part-time job, this is a great resource. Local businesses interested in hiring students may advertise on this webpage by completing this form.

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, Dr. Marschhausen speaks with some Abraham Depp 5th graders.



Last Saturday the Dublin Jerome Marching Band performed well and took Grand Champion with High Music, High Visual, and High General Effect scores.

Their overall score was 88.1 out of 100 (there’s a new scoring system replacing the old 300-point scale). Solid for their first show.

Congrats to them! Thanks for all the support and come out and see them on one of their shows.

10/9: Dublin Jerome, 7:30pm

10/16: OSU, 8:45pm

10/23: Lancaster, 12:30pm

10/23: Thomas Worthington, TBA

Here is a link to their calendar.

Fencing Club

Fencing Club starts October 5th at Jerome. Yes, Dublin has the amazing Olympic sport of fencing as a club. Practice runs from 3:00 to 4:30 every Tuesday (following the Jerome Calendar). Club members are also welcome to work out at Coffman on Wednesdays and Scioto on Thursdays. Equipment is provided, fencers need to wear athletic clothing and bring a water bottle. The club follows the Dublin City Schools calendar and will also follow the individual building calendar for conference and calamity days. For more information, contact Coach Birkhoff at

Sophomore Cabinet is Selling Pizza Rolls!

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Chipotle Fundraiser-Girls Tennis

Jerome High School Girls Tennis Team is asking for your kind support! Join other Celtics supporters on Oct 25th at Chipotle (the Sawmill location) from 5 PM to 9 PM.

A percentage of the proceeds from your orders will go to our team treasurer. Remember to show the staff the flyers below. If you order online, please use Promo Code 9RC7XXC. Be aware that online fundraiser ordering is only valid through pickup. Order delivery won't contribute to our fundraiser.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jerome Girls Tennis Team

Dublin Ski and Board Club

Dublin Ski and Board Club welcomes all levels of skiers and snowboarders to join us on six (6) after-school trips to Mad River Mountain. The chartered bus trips begin in January and are planned through February, with make-up trips as needed.

Dublin students can join 6th grade-12th grade. Sign-up details will be posted on the Schoology Ski Club group in October. Join the Ski Club Schoology Group (not a Schoology course) using the code below to stay up to date on the latest information. This will be the way that we will communicate to all students and parents/guardians.

Ski Club Schoology Group Join Code: 883G-68H2-K992J

Video How to: Ski Club Students and Families

Advisor: Alex Marling

Jerome Drama Club Camp

Imagine…It’s a cool, autumn day and your kids need to get out of the house! Let them join us for a day filled with drama!!

Registration opens Oct. 2 at 8:00 am

WHO & WHAT? The Dublin Jerome Drama Club is hosting a Drama Camp where Dublin student's grades 3rd-5th* can come and learn a song, a dance, create costumes and be a part of the Theatre 3's production of Disney’s THE LION KING, JR. Campers will be performing alongside the Theatre 3 Acting Ensemble. Then campers are invited to attend rehearsals and participate in the show. Attendance is encouraged at all rehearsals and shows, but it is not mandatory. More specific details will be sent with your confirmation. Need more info? Contact Patty Scott.

*Due to health restrictions 2 big changes will be made to camp this year. The first being that we need to drastically reduce the numbers of students involved, therefore we are limiting the camp to DCS students (and children of DCS employees) in grades 3rd, 4th , and 5th grades. The second change is that students will need to be fully masked for camp, all rehearsals, and all shows.

COST? $75 for the first child and $65 for each additional child from the same family

Dublin TEDx Invitation

TED is a nonprofit focused on promoting "ideas worth spreading" through speaker events and performances, with the "x" in TEDx indicating an independently-run event. This year, a team of community leaders -- students, local residents, and Dublin employees -- have collaborated with the backing of the Dublin Community Foundation to produce our event.

This year we will be featuring Dana McDaniel, Dublin City Manager, and Dr. John Marschhausen, Superintendent Dublin City Schools as two of our speakers. Participants will also hear from Sean Clifton, Master Sergeant (retired), and US Army Special Forces (Green Beret). As always we will also have dynamic high school students who will be sharing their passion for this theme at the event. This will be a night of amazing ideas worth sharing and we hope you can join us.

Interested attendees can register for the event using the form at this link:

This year's theme is, (re)define which truly encompasses the process almost all of us have been through over the last year as we're dealing with the changes brought on by the pandemic. The talks will focus on diversity, education, health, and technology, as these topics are paramount in the Dublin community. Our line-up will bring the soul of Dublin to life. These talks and performances will have you (re)defining your limits while making you laugh, or even shed a tear.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend our event on October 7th! To RSVP (tickets this year are free of charge), please fill out the form in the link above. For pictures of our venue, a list of current sponsors, information about the TEDxInnovationDr team, and the full speaker listing, please check our website,
We hope to see as many of you as possible on October 7th.


  • 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.
Thank you to all of the families that have purchased spirit wear, donated money and/or their time to support Dublin Jerome! It is greatly appreicated.

DCS Virtual Calming Room

This Virtual Calming Room is a place for students to find strategies and tools for managing emotions. Hopefully you find this resource helpful - you can use it proactively or when life feels a bit overwhelming.

AP Testing Registration

AP Testing registration will take place this year between the dates of September 15th - October 15th. Students can access the AP Registration Information Packet attached to this email, or on the DJHS Guidance Website, located under "Forms".

This year all payments for AP tests will be made via PaySchools (formally SPS EZ Pay), the same system that processes lunch accounts and school fees payments.

  • There is a processing fee with PaySchools however if you use the e-check feature it is $1.75 for total transaction.
  • If you pay by credit card, the fee is much higher.
  • You may contact the Guidance Office if you have any questions.

Please do not delay in signing up – Waiting to sign up can result in potential late fees assessed to students and families, or even loss of opportunity to participate in AP Testing altogether.

In-person College Visits

We are excited to announce in-person College Visits beginning next week!

Attention Parents of a Senior, Junior or Sophomore…

We are offering in-person college visits this year. We encourage your students to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to hear presentations from Admissions Counselors from a wide range of schools. They will be able to ask questions pertaining to degrees, academics, and college life.

Colleges can sign up to visit M-F during 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th periods now through November 12th. An email has been sent to your student with directions on how to register. Please encourage them to sign up.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Karen Adolph in the Guidance Department at or 614-718-8276.

Offerings from PERC

October 6th: Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett.

Please join PERC for a book talk on the following novel, led by Syntero School-Based Clinician Annie Knotts, MSW, LSW.

As the founding Director of Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, Marc Brackett has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults – a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being.

(11am-12:30pm, Dublin Public Library, Meeting Room 2)

Please register, visit

Attend Virtually: or In Person:


Working Wednesday

Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 7:15am

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH


Friday, Oct. 15th, 7:30am

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH

Stay Safe and Speak Up!

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

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