Parkside September 2020 Newsletter

Middle School at Parkside Parent Liaison: Kristy Dillon

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Welcome Middle School at Parkside Families!

WELCOME to the Middle School at Parkside 2020-2021 School Year!

Principal for Instruction/6th Grade - Jeremy Patterson

(517) 841-2301

Assistant Principal/7th Grade - Jill Weatherwax

(517) 841-2285

Associate Principal/8th Grade - Krista Jarvey

(517) 841-2279

My name is Kristy Dillon, and I am the Parent Liaison for the Middle School at Parkside. My husband and I are both proud JPS alumni, and we have two sons. Our oldest just graduated with the Jackson High Class of 2020 and our youngest son is a sophomore at Jackson High.

I work with students, families, staff and the Jackson Community. I can help you set up PowerSchool accounts and can link all of your students together. I can also answer any questions you might have regarding PowerSchool. My goal is to make sure that I am able to assist all of our families through the middle school process.

The goal of PAVE (Parkside Adult Volunteers for Education) is to support Parkside through volunteering, donations & fundraising. We believe that the school NEEDS parents & community members involved to be successful & to enrich the children’s learning experience. We meet once a month to plan events or set up volunteering opportunities.

*PAVE will run differently this school year, but I hope to still figure out a way to have parents involved, whether it's through some zoom events and meetings. We also would like to still collect some donations to show our appreciation to the Parkside Staff throughout the school year. Stay tuned for more info on that!

If you are interested in being a part of this initiative please contact:

Kristy Dillon: (517) 841-2278 or

Daily Schedule

School begins at 7:25 am & Dismissal is at 2:14 pm

*Students may enter the building at 7:10 am

½ day Dismissal is at 10:50 am

A Lunch: 10:37 – 11:02

B Lunch: 11:09 – 11:34

C Lunch: 11:41 – 12:06

  • Cohort A: Attend Parkside on Monday & Tuesday/Online Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Cohort B: Attend Parkside on Thursday & Friday/Online Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Cohort C: All Online through Parkside

If your student needs his/her login information or their email address, I can help you with that. It is important to remember that students should login to their email through google mail and click on the emails from their teachers. They will then be able to join the google classroom for each of their subjects. Assignments will be posted in the google classrooms. Please be sure that if you have students in Cohort A and Cohort B, that they bring their chromebooks to school on those days as well and make sure that they are fully charged.

Please vist our Jackson Public Schools website to read about our Return to School COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.

I have also linked it here:

Access our websites!

Jackson Public Schools:

Middle School at Parkside:

I look forward to a great school year! If you know of anyone that would like to be on my email newsletter list, please have them get in touch with me!

Thank You!