Jackson High School Newsletter

Friday, September 22, 2023

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Here are the "Big 3" for the week ahead!

1. It is hard to believe, but we are already over halfway through the 1st 9 weeks! Please be sure to login to the Home Access Center to check your student's grades, and reach out to your student's teachers with any questions or concerns.

2. School picture day will be held next week on Tuesday, September 26 in English classes. If a student does not have an English class at JHS, then they can report to the main gym during their lunch or study hall.

3. Parent Teacher conferences are coming up on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 11 from 4:00-7:00. Click the button below to sign up.

Thank you, and Go Bears!

Mr. Ziders

Help us "Pack the Pantry" next week! Please drop off your items at the security desk to help our school win Chick-Fil-A!

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Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences Here!

Click the button to sign up for conferences at JHS. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, 10/3 and Wednesday, 10/11 from 4:00-7:00.

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School Picture Day

School picture day will be held on Tuesday, September 26 in English classes. If a student does not have an English class at JHS, they can report to the main gym for their picture during their lunch or study hall.


Class of 2024-mark your calendars! Graduation is set for Saturday, May 18 at 5:00. The ceremony will take place at Fife Stadium. Click on the button below for more important information for our seniors and their families.


Students entering 12th grade must have a Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine. If the 1st dose of Meningococcal was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. STUDENTS will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been provided to the school or an exemption statement is on file at school. Immunizations may be obtained from your child’s healthcare provider, most local pharmacies, and the Stark County Health Department. Please submit a copy of your child’s immunization or complete an exemption form prior to the first day of school. Please contact Lori Fisher, should you have questions. Initial notifications will be sent home in your students final report card (11th graders). Exclusion from school will take place if correspondence is not received. You may either submit an electronic copy to laf2jc@jackson.sparcc.org, drop off a copy of your child's records to the main/guidance office or mail a copy to me at school. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Fisher at laf2jc@jackson.sparcc.org or 330.834-4653 or 330-837-3501 ext. 1415


We are pleased to be able to offer The Backpack Food Program, in partnership with RiverTree Jackson. This is a service for families in the Jackson Local School district with students in K-12. The goal of this program is to send home a variety of easy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks for your child to have over the weekend. There is absolutely no cost to our families to join this program. The bags will be delivered to your child’s school weekly, and sent home with students on the last day of the week that students are in school, usually Fridays.

Our first distribution will take place on Thursday, September 14. You may choose to participate at any time, but registration is needed by the Thursday of the week before, so for the first week, the deadline would be on Thursday, September 7.

This program is intended for families whose children are eligible for free/reduced meals. However, we understand some families may not be eligible for the free/reduced meal program, but are still in need of food. If you would like to opt in, please fill out the google form linked below (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.

To apply to be part of the Backpack Food Program, all you need to do is fill out the quick application form by clicking the link below: (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.

Backpack Program Application Form

If you have any questions please email
backpacks@rivertreechristian.com or gar2jc@jackson.sparcc.org


Please know that beginning this year, once a student reaches 65 hours of absence (which is approximately 10 days of school), that their absences moving forward will be unexcused unless there is medical documentation.

If your child is sick and has a medical note, please turn these into the attendance office immediately upon return to school as medically excused absences do not count into these 65 hours. This would also include doctor's appointments throughout the year.

Students will continue to be exempt from taking their final exams if they have an A average in a course. However, our new policy this year state that if students receive an attendance letter, meaning that they have missed at least 65 hours of school, then they will be required to take their final exam even if they have an "A" average in the course.


If you think you could qualify for free and reduced lunch status it is IMPORTANT that you fill out the application. In addition to free and reduced meals, your child(ren) may qualify for additional cost waivers for college entrance exams and other school fees.
Jackson Local Schools Calendar

Click on the link to access our district calendar for this school year. Important dates, such as Open Houses, Conferences Nights, and days off school are listed.

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Media Denial List

Please note when filling out your first day forms that if your student is marked as being on the media denial list, then they will not be in the yearbook for that school year. If you inadvertently marked "Media Denial", please contact the main office to change your student's status.
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Jackson High School Daily Announcements

Click here to find the most up to date School Announcements for Jackson High School. These will begin to be updated once students begin this school year.