Good evening JHS Vikings. This is Mr. Lewis with your weekly announcements.
Picture Day is tomorrow. Packets are available in the Pathways with a code that can be used online.
Jackson High and Pathways is a closed campus. This means that once the bell rings for the start of school, students are to remain on campus until the final bell rings at 2:17 unless you have permission from a parent, or your schedule includes going to work, the Career Center, or college classes.
If you are receiving a phone message letting you know your student was absent. It is most likely accurate and your child was either so late that they were marked absent or were missing from class that hour. Please check your students attendance records often and contact the Pathways office if you have any questions.
We are beginning to see more students roaming the hallways and we will be cracking down on students who are in places where they are not supposed to be, please have a conversation with your student reminding them that Should be in class all our every hour and less they have a pressing need to be elsewhere.
I want to also let you know that cell phones in the classroom will be at the discretion of the teacher and can only be utilized during time when students are allowed to do independent work. We are not allowing cell phones or headphones during instructional time. We believe that what you pay attention to is what you learn. A student can not learn content and pay attention to their phones.
Also as a reminder we do not allow students to have food delivered from local restaurants via DoorDash or any other food service.
All staff, students, and visitors are required to wear masks while in any JPS building or attending a JPS indoor sponsored event regardless of their vaccination status. If you or your child are not feeling well, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, are symptomatic, and/or are in close contact with a positive individual….PLEASE STAY HOME. Thank you to our families who have been following these guidelines. We are all in this together!
Every year, Pathways is required to submit a Household Information Survey form for each student to the State of Michigan. The purpose of these forms is to determine which students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. We are required to submit this information, even for students and families who do not believe that they qualify. In doing so, we have been able to provide free or reduced lunch for the entire school, which helps to ensure that those in need are receiving assistance. Your cooperation in completing and returning the form is greatly appreciated.
September is suicide prevention month and we want to make sure everyone is aware of resources that are available 24 hours and 7 days a week. If you are in crisis, or know someone who needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline NOW at:
Stomp Out Suicide spreads awareness in our community on the impact suicide has had in Jackson and how together we can create real change.
This year’s event will be on September 24 at the Michigan Theater from 5-9, IN PERSON with an option to stream it live from home. We will have a screening of the "Do It For Daniel" film, keynote speaker and father of Daniel, Jeff Olsen, will speak, and there will be a luminary walk around downtown Jackson at dusk.
Enjoy the rest of your evening and remember it’s always a great day to be a Viking!