JDHS Principal's Corner
The countdown to the last day of school has begun. With spring weather and the final progress grading period in our rearview mirror we are now focused on the last day of school, May 27th. Students and staff alike are pushing through final sections of the curriculum, and most are building toward their final exam. Final exam week is the week of May 23rd, with exams offered on the 24th, 25th and 26th. Please remember that if your student will not be here for an exam, arrangements need to be made in advance, as the last day of our staff is Friday, May 27th as well.
Our shift to optional masking has gone smoothly. Thank you for the efforts you have made with your students, and in support of JDHS. Some day we will all look back at the pandemic and reflect on how hard each of us worked to keep one another safe and healthy. With each step forward toward more typical schooling, I am reminded how much has changed for your students and our system. We could not have stayed open all year for in-person schooling without you behind us!
My final note is that we are in the midst of planning for summer school in June. If your student is in need of credit recovery in one of these areas, please ask them to consider attending June 1-29 to recoup that credit. As of mid April, we will have recovery courses for physical science, Biology, Algebra 1, English and Social Studies. Each class will meet M-F for 3 hours daily, and the outcome will be a .5 credit for students who attend, participate and pass the course. We rarely have the ability to offer a robust session like this, and we are hopeful that for many of our students this option will be the best way to get back on track.