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JDHS Parent Communication

4 months ago

Parents make a significant difference in their child's success.  We are grateful for your interest and support.  Working together we hope to help each child achieve their very best.  Below are some resources and ideas to support JDHS parents/guardians.

Make sure your contact information is updated!

If you have a change in address, email, phone, name or emergency contact, please be sure to let us know.  To update your information, contact one of the following:

 Barbara Kelly at 523-1613,

Toni DeSanto at 523-1623, 

Donna Leigh 523-1516,  

*Paper copies of custody changes must be provided to registrar Donna Leigh.

Newsletters are sent out by email and posted online monthly on the JDHS website under School info and Parents.   Hard copies will be available at the office upon request.  

DAILY BULLETIN is a great way to stay in touch and available on our website under Daily Bulletin.

JDHS PARENT GROUP meets on the last Thursday at noon in the upstairs library.  All parents are warmly invited.   Parent Group Minutes are sent out on the JDHS_Parent Group list and will be posted online.  Please check online at to review them.  The Parent Group provides monthly Student Recognition Lunch for students (who are nominated by teachers for doing something special at JDHS) and their parents.  Donations of food, assistance and/or funds are sought each month for the lunch -- if you can help with food or funds, please be in touch with Lisa Baker in the Main Office. 

JDHS SITE COUNCIL meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 pm in the JDHS library.  It is made up of parents, teachers, support staff, students, and community members.  All Site Council meetings are open to the public.  For more information see: 

THE JUNEAU-DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL WEB PAGE is located at  From there you can link to staff contact info, counseling and career information, a calendar and more!

POWERSCHOOL ACCESS:  You can follow your student's grades and attendance online on Power School at Contact Barbara Kelly at 523-1613 or if you need help.  PowerSchool is web-based in real time so you see everything that has been entered up to that minute.  Please note that anything in blue is a link.  For instance, if you click on a blue attendance total you will see a breakdown of periods missed and the reason.  If you click on a grade in blue you will see a list of individual assignments and the grades for each one.  You can also look for missing assignments. 


9 months ago

The Juneau-Douglas High School Administration Team Both Juneau-Douglas High School administrators assist with safety, student decorum, supervision of student activities, staff evaluations, and community relations as well as performing other duties as assigned. 

Paula Casperson
JDHS Principal

Principal's Responsibilities

Master Scheduling / Staff Assignments
Staff Development
School Report Card / AK STEPP
Staff Meetings
Budget Preparation and Management
Site Council
JDHS Parent Group
Leadership Council
SST / CHOICE / Early Scholars

Departments and Number of Staff Supervised

Assistant Principal -- McNamara
AVID -- Knaggs, Reyes, Casperson
Fine Arts -- Moore, R., Bibb, Ridgway
World Language -- James, Duverger, Siefken
Choosing Healthy Options in Cooperative Education --

                  Bonner, Dzinich L., Razor, Shanley, Casipit, M.Thompson.
Counseling -- Thompson, Knaggs, Leigh
Administrative Assistants -- Baker, Pusich, Kelly
English as a Second Language -- Kendall
Math -- Bass, Anderson, Potter
SpEd -- Petersen, Hoy, Thompson, Apathy
Attendance Office -- DeSanto
Health Assistant -- Hansen

Activities Assistant -- Morrison


District Office
Juneau Police Department
Department of Juvenile Justice
Emergency Action Plan
Student Support Team
Food Services
School Board 

Discipline --

Activities / Athletics infractions

Kim McNamara
JDHS Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal's Responsibilities

Staff Meetings
AMP / WorkKeys / MAP / ACT / SAT
9th Grade Transitions
New Teacher Support
Mandatory Random Drug Testing Program
Student Recognition Program

Departments and Number of Staff Supervised

English -- Grant, Smith, Moore, M. , Lloyd.
CTE -- Dukes, Squires, Bullick, Hinkley
Social Studies -- Dzinich K., Jackson, Lehnhart
Science -- Carney, Hopkins, J James, J., Collman
Library -- Reyes
L1 / PACE and para-educators --  Gagnon, and para-educators

Physical Education -- McCormick, Bentz
Para-Educators --  Bontrager, Schmiege


Student Council
Johnson O'Malley (JOM)
High School Parent Group / Parent Volunteers
MAT's / MED's
Super Saturday's
Teen Health Center
Youth Court
Community in Schools 

Discipline and Attendance --

 Students A - Z

Administration Department -- Admin. Assistants- Main Office

Pusich, Carrie
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