Family Update

Dublin Jerome High School

May 22, 2020

A note from me...

Good Afternoon Jerome Families!

As the Grateful Dead would say, "what a long strange trip it's been". But somehow, someway, we made it. I have spent the better part of the past week trying to construct the word in my mind for all Jerome students and families that convey the complexity of emotions that I have been feeling.


I have never been a great writer or orator so it is unlikely I will do myself justice but I'll do my best. Ultimately, I want all of you to know what an honor it has been to serve the Jerome community as principal. This last year has been as fulfilling and uplifting as I could have imagined it would be in my return.


You may think that sounds strange since we lost the final quarter of the year and we are dealing with a once in a generation event. However, all of the reasons I desired to come back to Jerome have been on display since March 13. The resolve, grit, compassion, love, support, and drive for and by our students have given me an immense amount of HOPE.


My experiences and learnings over the past few months have only strengthened my belief that Jerome is a beacon of hope and will change our community and the world for the better. This is not just in terms of academics but as humans.


It is my goal that we seize on what we have learned and use it to continue to help evolve Jerome into the standard of what all public high schools should be.


From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for your help and support over this year and the last 3 months. While I know it has been trying and we have some areas for growth (and always will), you have extended grace and support that has helped us to provide the best experiences possible for our students.


Wishing you all a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable summer.


With love and respect,

Mike

SENIORS

Senior Update 5.21.2020

Final Edition for Class 2020

Celtic Celebrations/Community Service

Wonderful Work by Mrs. Menke's Photography Students

We have such talented students. Please enjoy!

Updates

Dublin City Schools Update

Graduation weekend

On Saturday May 23 at 3 p.m. please join us on the District YouTube channel for the premieres of the virtual graduation ceremonies for Dublin Coffman, Dublin Jerome, and Dublin Scioto.


On Sunday May 24, diploma pick-up processionals will begin at 1 p.m. at each high school and these events will be livestreamed. Links for Sunday’s livestreams are posted at this web page. Please be mindful of traffic around our high schools this Sunday.


Summer breakfast and lunch distribution

Dublin City Schools will continue providing breakfasts and lunches this summer to all students who need them. A schedule of food distribution times and locations is available at this link.


Need Chromebook help during the summer?

Any student who needs Chromebook support during the summer should email student_helpdesk@dublinschools.net.


Chromebook drop-off for seniors

Any senior that has not yet dropped off their Chromebook may do so at Emerald Campus in a dropbox right inside the door beginning on JUNE 2, 2020 during normal business hours.


Summer reading lists now available

Summer reading lists for middle and high school students are now available at this link.

Good Bye...

As many of you know Mr. Wilkinson will be leaving us to be the new principal at Grizzell Middle School. Andy has been a wonderful Assistant Principal of Jerome for 7 years and I have been so grateful to have this year to work with him. Andy and I were assistants together when he started and we are so excited about this opportunity for him.


The Grizzell students and staff have a great administrator and person coming their way! If you would like to say goodbye, please feel free to email him. I know he will be around but Jerome will miss him!

Welcome!

On Wednesday, Mr. arty Assman was approved to be the next Assistant Principal at Jerome. Marty went through an extensive interview process and demonstrated that he would be a fantastic member of the Jerome staff. One item that stood out throughout the process was the quality person he is.


We are excited to have him and his family a part of the team. I know you will give him a warm welcome.

Summer Communication and Building Hours

Communication

Newsletters will continue throughout the summer. They may not be weekly but I will do my best to keep you as updated as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call. All communication details are at the bottom of this newsletter.


Summer Building Access and Hours

At this point and time, I do not have specific details but will communicate when I do.

Diploma Pick-Up andMaterials Drop-Off Make-up Date

Seniors that need to pick up their diploma (if they do not attend the ceremony of Sunday) and underclassman that need to return materials may do so at the following dates/times.


Tuesday, May 26 (8:00-11:00am)


Wednesday, May 27 (12:00-3:00pm)


Please do your best to attend these times. We do not have plans to hold any other dates at this time.

RECORDED SESSION: College Application Process for the Class of 2021


Please click the button below for the recorded session of the meeting held on Monday evening.

DCS REMOTE LEARNING SURVEY

Dear Parents,

Please take a moment to complete this brief survey linked here regarding your experiences with remote learning during the global pandemic we are all experiencing at this time.


As you know, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Dublin City Schools has been closed for in-person learning since the end of the school day Friday, March 13. On Wednesday, March 18, our teachers began delivering online instruction and have continued to do so each school day during the pandemic.


We are seeking your feedback regarding whether the District has met its temporary goals this spring of connecting with students, providing quality learning opportunities and keeping parents informed.


Thank you,

Dublin City Schools

YEARBOOK DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Great News! The publisher of Jerome's yearbook reopened the window to purchase yearbooks. To purchase, please click on this link.


Thank you,

Jerome Yearbook Staff.


Purchase your 2019-20 Yearbook NOW with this link:

https://yearbookforever.com/schools/dublin_jerome_high_school_buy_yearbook_334512/J0reRK8Aa5o86x6vhIwwj0Gj/ListItem-YEARBOOK-Yearbook-J0reRK8Aa5o86x6vhIwwj0Gj


Please email mcjunkin_carrie@dublinschools.net with any questions.

TEDx is Looking for Student Speakers

TEDxInnovationDr, Dublin’s TEDx event, is looking for speakers for our 2020 event being held on October 27th. If you have an exciting idea that you think is worth sharing, please contact the team at TEDxInnovationDr@gmail.com. The team will be holding a virtual open mic event to hear talk ideas, and if select speaker coaches will are available to help to prepare your presentation. More information on past events can is available at https://www.tedxinnovationdr.org/

DJHS SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Hello, Jerome! We are here for you and in this together!

Our staff is here to support your ACADEMIC, CAREER, and SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL needs!


School Counselors

Lisa Bauer (A-Dor)

Jennifer Rodgers (Dos-Jom)

Tyler Baker (Jon-Mil)

Andy Zweizig (Mim-Se)

Aaron Bauer (Sf-Z)


Student Support Specialist (S3)

Michele Armstrong


Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program/Drug and Alcohol Counselor

GeorgiAnn Diniaco “Dr. D.”


Click the image below to head to the DJHS School Counseling Page for current information.

Community Crisis Resources

If you are struggling...you are not alone!

  • Police Emergency Number: 911

  • Franklin County Crisis line at 614-722-1800 (available 24/7)

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line (staffed 24/7/365): 614-722-1800

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Emergency Department: 614-293-8333

  • Netcare Access: 614-276-2273

  • Franklin County Teen Suicide Hotline: 614-293-3444

Graduation Pre-Recorded Event

Saturday, May 23rd, 3pm

This is an online event.

Graduation Procession

Sunday, May 24th, 1-8pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH

Gr. 9-11 Materials Return Make Up

Tuesday, May 26th, 8-11am

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH

Gr. 9-11 Materials Return Make Up

Wednesday, May 27th, 12-3pm

8300 Hyland-Croy Road

Dublin, OH