Dublin Jerome High School
May 22, 2020
A note from me...
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,
Senior Update 5.21.2020
LINKS FOR GRADUTION
Saturday, May 23:
Sunday, May 24:
Celtic Celebrations/Community Service
Dublin City Schools Update
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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
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
CommunicationNewsletters 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
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.
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.
Jerome Yearbook Staff.
Purchase your 2019-20 Yearbook NOW with this link:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
TEDx is Looking for Student Speakers
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!
Student Support Specialist (S3)
Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program/Drug and Alcohol Counselor
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