Rolling in the Know
Volume 75: 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.
TECHNICAL ISSUE WITH GOOGLE SERVICES
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We want to inform you of a technical issue that has been affecting our school district's Google sign-in services today. Some students may experience difficulties signing into their Chromebooks or other school-related sites that utilize Google for authentication.
Our teachers are aware of this issue, and our technical support team is actively working to resolve it as quickly as possible.
What This Means for You
If your child encounters this issue while attempting to complete assignments tonight, please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to fix it. Should this problem prevent your child from completing an assignment, kindly have them inform their teacher about the situation.
We understand the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue promptly.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
NOVEMBER RENEWAL LEVY IS ISSUE 30
The Jackson Local School District will have an emergency renewal levy on the ballot on November 7. Issue 30 on your ballot is a no-new taxes levy request. The millage of this emergency levy is 3.3 mills, reduced from the original rate in 2009 at 5.3 mills. This levy funds the district's operating expenditures and generates the same $6.15 million in 2023 as when it was first passed. Jackson voters passed this levy in 2009, 2014 & 2019.
JACKSON LOCAL REPORT CARD DATA
Jackson Local School District students, teachers, support staff, parents, and the community have much to celebrate after the Ohio Department of Education released its first report cards with a star-rating system. The district's performance index score, which measures academic achievement, improved year-over-year and reached 98.0, significantly exceeding state standards and received 5 stars. That Performance Index rating puts Jackson Local in the top 15th percentile among Ohio school districts. Jackson Local is among the top 28% of Ohio school districts receiving either exceeding or significantly exceeding state standards in the new overall ratings.
DID YOU KNOW?
Our College Credit Plus Program has saved students more than $1.6 million in college tuition.
PACK THE GYM FOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
🚨🏐 Big Game Alert: Volleyball Showdown! 🏐🚨
Hey, Polar Bear Nation, get ready to ROAR! Your Jackson Polar Bear Volleyball Team is taking on GlenOak on Tuesday, and guess what? We're currently UNDEFEATED in the Federal League! We need your support at 6:45 Tuesday evening to pack the gym and cheer on the Bears!🌟
But that's not all! Mark your calendars for Saturday as we host the Jackson Invite. 📅 Several schools from around the area will compete for the top spot, and we want YOU to cheer us on! 📣
🕙 Games kick off at 10 AM and will be played all day. Trust us, you won't want to miss this action-packed weekend! 🏆
JACKSON HAS 144 AP SCHOLARS!
Last May, 352 Jackson High School students took Advance Placement tests, and 144 were designated AP Scholars! Those students took a combined 679 AP exams, and 266 scored a 3 (passing) or higher on the exam to earn college credit. That means nearly 80% of Jackson students taking AP tests scored a 3 or higher on those exams. Well done, Polar Bears!
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.
KID OF CHARACTER
Congratulations to Amherst fifth-grader Giani Gadaleta, who was nominated to be The Canton Repository's Kid of Character!
Giani Gadaleta, a fifth grader at Amherst Elementary – Giani has remarkable character. He consistently displays a dedication to learning and kindness toward his classmates and teachers. His willingness to help others and his positive attitude create a welcoming atmosphere that enriches our school community.
BOYS BASKETBALL YOUTH LEAGUE INFORMATION
Exciting news! Registration for our upcoming basketball season is officially open. Secure your spot today! 🌐 JacksonBasketball.com
📣 Registration Fees:
- Little Netters: $50
- 1st & 2nd Grade: $75
- 3rd Grade: $85 (Travel: $225)
- 4th to 6th Grade: $100 (Travel: $225)
🗓️ Important Dates:
- 3rd & 4th Grade Travel Tryouts: 10/23, 6:30PM-9:00PM
- 1st & 2nd Grade In-House Eval: 10/24, 6:00PM-8:00PM
- 5th & 6th Grade Travel Tryouts: 10/25, 6:30PM-9:00PM
👟 Volunteer Coaches Wanted! We're looking for energetic coaches! Interested? Email us at email@example.com.
- Parents, please note that the gym FOR PLAYER EVALUATION SESSIONS is drop-off only.
- Leagues run from Nov to mid-Jan, with one weekday practice and a Saturday game.
Don't miss out! Register now and be part of an exciting basketball season! 🌟
#JYBA #BoysBasketball #RegisterNow
FESTIVAL OF BANDS
Get Ready for the JACKSON FESTIVAL OF BANDS!
Hey, Polar Bear Nation! Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss this!
JACKSON FESTIVAL OF BANDS
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023
Robert Fife Stadium
7355 Mudbrook St NW, Massillon, OH 44646
We're thrilled to host an incredible lineup of bands from across the region!
Featuring Bands From:
And, of course, your very own Jackson High School Purple Army!
Tickets On Sale Now!
Go here for tickets: https://bit.ly/3sEhuZD
Don't worry if you haven't snagged your tickets yet—cash ticket sales will be available at the gate the night of the performance!
Let's fill the stands and make some noise for our talented musicians!
DINNER AT CANE'S AND SUPPORT PURPLE ARMY
Mark your calendars for Sept. 20 from 4-10 PM and get your dinner at Cane's, mention you are there to support the Jackson Band and the Purple Army will receive 15% of the proceeds.
YOUTH GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
🏀 Get Ready to Dribble and Score! 🏀
Hey Polar Bears! 🌟 Registration is NOW OPEN for the Jackson Girls Basketball In-House League! 🎉
👧 Who Can Join?
Open to all girls in grades 3rd-6th. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, this league is for you!
🌐 How to Register?
It's simple! Just head over to jacksongirlsbasketball.net to secure your spot.
📅 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun! 🤗
Download Camp Information below.
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.
FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES
The Jackson High School fall 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.
WATCH FALL SPORTS ON STREAM
This fall we will again stream home games of football, boys and girls soccer, and volleyball. In the winter we will stream boys and girls basketball and in the spring we will stream baseball, softball, and boys and girls lacrosse. You can purchase an All-Sports streaming pass for $100, which gets you all of the above sports all school year. You can purchase a season pass per sport, or you can buy single-game streaming tickets for $8.
You can buy these events by going to this website or by scanning the QR code. Go Bears!
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
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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