Rolling in the Know
Volume 82: Keeping JLSD families informed
Thank you for choosing the Jackson Local School District to enroll your child! We are excited to work with you to make sure your child succeeds. Our goal at Jackson Local is to nurture and challenge our students so they become lifelong learners and confident leaders. We believe education is a partnership, and we know you are an expert when it comes to your child. We hope you will share your expertise with us. We look forward to standing alongside you and sharing your child’s success in the years ahead. Again, thank you for choosing Jackson Local.
We extending to all of our families a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break. We extend our gratitude to each of you. Your support, patience, and dedication have not only enriched the lives of your children but have also strengthened our school community.
As we gather with loved ones to give thanks, let us remember our collective joy and the growth that has taken place. Your role in your child's education is invaluable. We are thankful for your trust and partnership.
May this Thanksgiving bring you joy, peace, and cherished moments with family and friends.
AS A REMINDER:
Thanksgiving break will start November 22. Students are off from November 22-27, with classes resuming on November 28.
LATEST ISSUE OF POLAR BEAR PRIDE
CROSS COUNTRY HONORED, BANNER REVEALED
Big shoutout to Coach Kevin Walsh and our boys cross country team as they were celebrated with proclamations, cheers, and state champions video. 🥇 Your hard work and determination truly paid off.
A special thanks to our incredible community for supporting this team, as well as elected and local leaders who celebrated the team with proclamations and speeches!
And what an evening it was, unveiling the latest championship banner. Moments like these make us proud to be Polar Bears! 🎉💜💛
GO GREEN CLUB SEEKS SUPPORT
Hello, Jackson Local School District Family!
Our Go Green Club is springing into action, and we need YOUR help! We are on a mission to keep our community as pristine and beautiful as the hearts of those who live here.
Our dedicated students are rolling up their sleeves for the upcoming community cleanups, but there’s one thing missing ... trash grabbers! These handy tools are vital for our clean-up crusaders to keep our neighborhood litter-free and safe for everyone to enjoy, including our local flora and fauna.
Every dollar you contribute brings us one step closer to a cleaner, greener tomorrow. Plus, you're supporting our students in learning the value of environmental stewardship and community service.
How to Donate?
Write a check to Jackson Local Schools
Write in Go Green Club on the memo line
Drop it at the JHS main office
Remember, no amount is too small to make a big difference! Your generosity fuels not just the Go Green Club, but the spirit of our entire community.
BACKGROUNDCHECKS.ORG RANKS JACKSON LOCAL NO. 1
BackgroundChecks.org rated the Jackson Local School District No. 1 in Ohio. Here is what the website said about the district:
"Jackson Local School District is the best public school system in Ohio. The district serves an enrollment of 5,800 and has earned a rating of “Excellent” from the Ohio Department of Education for 16 straight years. What’s more, three of its schools have been recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools. "
The countdown has begun for the much-anticipated JSA Winter Celebration! Mark your calendars and get ready to join JSA Dance in our annual fundraiser for the Stark County Humane Society.
This year, we're making it easy to contribute: no tickets required! Instead, pick an item from our wish list to support our local shelter during the winter season. Your generous donations can be dropped off at the JSA office starting December 1st, 2023.
Stay tuned and follow @jsa.dance for exclusive sneak peeks of this year's celebration! Let's make a difference together!
KIDS CLUB OPPORTUNITY
Check out this opportunity with the McGuffey Kids Club at the Jackson Township Historical Society on Dec. 10.
POLAR PUP CALI VISITS
Polar Pup Cali enjoyed her time at Amherst as our students sharpened their reading skills and Cali perfected her listening skills!
STARK COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S PROVIDES PARENT RESOURCES
SMARTSOCIAL.COM PLATFORM FOR ALL PARENTS
The Jackson Local School District has partnered with Social Media and app experts from SmartSocial.com to provide our parents with free access to the platform. To access the platform, visit the website by clicking the button below and signing up. You will gain access to hundreds of resources to help you and your child(ren) navigate the topics such as ChatGPT, social media use, cellphone use, and appropriate apps for your child.
HOME ACCESS CENTER
The Home Access Center portal has been activated for all Jackson students. Parents should create their own accounts to access the portal. Please take a look at the video tutorial below for how to create your account.
Technical issues should be directed to your child's school.
The Jackson High School sports season is upon us with student-athletes participating. If you would like to take in a game, please scan the QR code to see our spring sports schedules or click/touch here.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES TO HELP
The Jackson Local School District started an initiative this school year to share resources and tips with our parents. We are providing more resources from our district mental health partners. We hope you find value in these resources from our mental health experts.
STARKHELPCENTRAL.COM FROM UNITED WAY
United Way of Greater Stark County is pleased to join the partnership that supports StarkHelpCentral.com, a searchable community resource website supported by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR), Stark County Job & Family Services, Stark Educational Service Center, Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Stark County Family Court, and Stark County Family Council.
With this partnership, Stark County 2-1-1 will close its 2-1-1 information line and online database. This move will establish StarkHelpCentral.com as the primary source of information about community resources in Stark County.
Attached to this email is a brief guide that provides contact information for the most requested programs and services in our community. This resource guide will be direct mailed to residents of ZIP codes where most of 211’s calls originate. This will happen by the end of November.
For more community resources, go to StarkHelpCentral.com.
2023-2024 STUDENT CALENDAR
DOWNLOAD THE JACKSON LOCAL APP
THIS WEEK'S POLAR BEAR SPORTS SCHEDULE
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
You can use the link below to our anonymous reporting system through Sandy Hook. Simply type in Jackson High School or Jackson Middle School and select the school for which you a reporting a tip.
JACKSON LOCAL SEEKS TO SERVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Within the intent of the federal statutes (Rehabilitation Act of 1973-section 504 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA-public law 105-17), the Jackson Local School District continues its effort to locate and identify children with disabilities from birth through age 21. Children with disabilities have physical, emotional, and or mental impairments that may require special education. Public schools provide free and appropriate education regardless of a child’s disability. However, before these children can be served, they must be found. Many of these children are not visible because they may not function in the community’s mainstream, and many are preschoolers. Parents may not realize that programs and services are available through their school district or from agencies in their community. If you are aware of a child who may need a special education program or services, contact Kathy Brand, Jackson Local School District’s Special Programs Director with any question you may have regarding the above notice at 330-830-8006.
HELP WANTED ... JACKSON LOCAL SCHOOLS EMPLOYMENT SITE
HOW TO REACH US
Striving for Excellence
Superintendent: Christopher DiLoreto
Board of Education:
Christopher V. Goff, Esq., president
Tonya M. Wright, vice president
Lia Jones, Esq.
Thomas W. Winkhart, Esq.
Location: 7602 Fulton Drive Northwest, Massillon, OH, USA
Phone: (330) 830-8000