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Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly February 28th, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School

Scarlet and Gray Week!

Good afternoon,

This week will be our Scarlet and Gray week!  While we know we can't follow the tradition of centering this around a pep rally or a home basketball game, we also want to try and make the best out of our situation and still hold onto our Scarlet and Gray Spirit Week.  We will have Spirit Days (see below!), a Virtual Streaming "Pep Rally" later this week, along with a Spring  Homecoming Court for our Seniors.

Through all the changes over the last months, we're excited to hang on to this tradition in our own unique way!

Lastly, please see a few important notes below regarding the Terrace Metrics Survey and Student Fees.

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Shane Hartley
Principal, Deer Park Jr/Sr High School
hartley.s@dpccsd.org 


What's New?

SCARLET AND GRAY SPIRIT WEEK
For Scarlet and Gray Spirit Week, the dress up days are as follows:

  • Monday: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Twin Day
  • Wednesday: Social Media/Meme Day
  • Thursday: Harry Potter Day
  • Friday: Scarlet and Gray Day

Additionally, look for a press release later this week for a link to a YouTube live streaming video of our modified "Pep Rally!"

 

TERRACE METRICS SURVEY
Last year, in partnership with Terrace Metrics, Deer Park City Schools provided an innovative assessment service to students and families. This assessment is designed to examine the social/emotional strengths and needs of participating students in grades 3-12.  The survey has been administered to over 30,000 students across multiple school districts. This consent form will describe the purpose of the service.  You can also view the following video as well:

https://www.terracemetrics.org/consent-form/

For more details, including an "opt out" form, please see this letter.  This week, we will issue the survey starting with in-person learners (only) for the 7th grade (Monday, March 1st) and the 8th grade (Wednesday, March 3rd).  Students in high school will take the test each of the next following Mondays depending on their 1st bell teacher assignments.  As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions.

 

REMINDER FOR CONFERENCE SIGN-UPS
Conference sign-ups are open by visiting Myconferencetime.com/deerpark

Please note that 7th-10th grade conferences are "team" conferences.  Also please remember that our conferences have been bumped to March 11th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

STUDENT FEES
In the past, we have often been able to use events like Homecoming and Prom to help parents/guardians remember to pay student fees.  With no Prom or Homecoming over the last year, however, unfortunately many student fees have gone unpaid.  Please consider this a friendly reminder to check and pay for your child's student fees.  Thank you for your help!  Here is a link to the PaySchools website, and please feel free to reach out to the front office (513-891-0010) for any help or questions.  We greatly appreciate it!

 

WILL THERE BE A PROM?  WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE?
Many students and parents have recently been asking this question.  As you may know, Governor Mike DeWine made some very general statements last week about events and gatherings, and he has stated that more guidance will be coming this week.  While we don't know what our annual Prom can look like, we also know that we want to plan something, to be determined, based on our Governor's guidelines in a way that still honors this tradition.  We will release information as time continues as quickly as and thoroughly as we can.

 

MOBILE DENTIST UPDATE
After a few cancelations, our Mobile Dentist will be on campus tomorrow, March 1st.

 

MAKE-UP CLUB PICTURE DAY
Due to our snow day last week, our club/activity day has been rescheduled for this coming Friday, March 6th.


Weekly Updates

COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Here is a link to this week's Counselors' Corner!  

COUNSELORS' CORNER, VIRTUAL EDITION: Our counselors have created a special Counselors' Corner for our virtual students.  Please click here for that version!

APEX LEARNER, EXTRA ACTIVITIES: Please see the links below for the weekly activities for our online students:

Remote Learning Orientation and Video

Middle School Links and Extra Activities

High School Links and Extra Activities


In Case You Missed It

GRADES FOR REMOTE LEARNING ACADEMY (RLA) STUDENTS:
Third quarter ends on March 12th.  However, the last day to turn in assignments for the 3rd quarter will be WEDNESDAY, MARTH 10TH AT MIDNIGHT.  Whatever your grade is at that time will be your 3rd quarter grade on your report card.  Additionally, 2nd semester grades will be calculated the same way they were calculated in the 1st semester, and final grades in year-long courses will be an average of 1st semester and 2nd semester grades.

 

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS:
Students who are not on quarantine will still need to be called in as absent.  Please help us keep track of attendance and any possible contact tracing with a quick call to our attendance line (513-891-0010).

 

TECH HELP?
Need some help with your students' Chromebook? If you have any tech issues, please email our Tech department at: techhelp@dpccsd.org

Some families may be having internet connectivity issues.  If so, here is a link to some possible troubleshooting tips!

 

LOOKING FOR PREVIOUS WILDCAT WEEKLY EMAILS?
Wildcat Weekly are posted on the Deer Park Schools News webpage.  Here is a link to our District News Page.


Upcoming Dates to Know

March 4th/5th: In-Person Learning Days for Students

March 10th: Last in-person day for students for the 3rd quarter

March 11th: Conference Day (No School for Students)

March 12th: No School for Students (Teacher records day and official end to the 3rd quarter)

March 29th - April 5th: Spring Break


Staying Connected

There are multiple ways to stay connected to Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School. Please see the attached flyer for ways to stay connected through Email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Text Messages.

  • E-Mail: If you are not already signed up, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to www.deerparkcityschools.org and click on the button on the left side of the page that says “Subscribe to District News”. From there, you will send an email requesting that you be added to future email communication from the district.
  • Twitter: Follow Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School for the most up-to-date news and happenings! @DeerParkHS, @DeerParkSchools and @dpcounselor.
  • Facebook: follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools and Deer Park Jr/Sr High School

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