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Monica Pierce, Principal for Instruction

August 4, 2021


Dear Viking Parents/Guardians:

I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the remainder of summer. I am Mrs. Monica Pierce, your proud Jackson High School Principal for Instruction! I would like to welcome you to our 2021-22 school year! 


At Jackson High School we know that it is essential to take care of each student as a whole child and as we transition to a new school year, we will ensure that all students are afforded the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of their education. 

Although our 20-21 school year was not as expected, we did celebrate some successes and highlights, here are just a few:


  • Decision Day (celebration of seniors)
  • 1:1 Computing (equitable access for all students)
  • After School Tutoring/Athletic Study tables (reinforcing a culture of academic excellence)
  • Vikings Give (bringing our community together)
  • Sources of Strength (supporting mental health and wellness for staff/ students)
  • Virtual Ambassador Auction ( scholarships for students)
  • Community Closet (providing food, clothing, hygiene items, etc)
  • Virtual Student Assemblies (community speakers shared experiences with students)
  • Virtual Honors Celebrations (celebrating our culture of academic excellence)
  • Homecoming...
  • ...and many more…



We look forward to our students returning to a five day instructional model and understand there will be a need to pay attention to dynamics that may have shifted in their study habits. We will continue to offer after school tutoring and resources to strengthen students' mental health and awareness. 


Summer preparations are underway and schedules will be available to be picked up in the cafeteria based on the timeframes below:

Class of 2022

Monday, August 16

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Class of 2023

Monday, August 16

12:00- 4:00 p.m.

Class of 2024

Tuesday, August 17

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m

Class of 2025

Tuesday, August 17

12:00- 4:00 p.m.


JHS classes will begin on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. 

First ½ day of classes 

August 25, 2021

7:25 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.

Homeroom (7:25- 7:45 a.m.)

First full day of classes with homeroom

August 26, 2021 

7:25 a.m.- 2:17 p.m.

Homeroom (7:25- 7:45 a.m.)

First full day of classes without homeroom

August 27, 2021

7:25 a.m.- 2:17 p.m.

We have a few changes for our upcoming year! The new west side entrance is now complete and students will enter through the safe and secure entrance. Students who ride the bus will continue to enter on the east end. Seniors and juniors will be required to use the west end parking lot after acquiring a parking permit from the Athletic Office. 


Mr. Jeff Smith and Mr. Greg Adams are no longer with JPS as they have accepted positions that are closer to their hometowns. Mr. Anthony Coffie will return to JHS to work with the Class of 2024. We also welcome Ms. Alicia Curtis, former Dibble teacher, who will be our new Assistant Principal working with our Class of 2025. 


Thank you for your help and support for our teachers and your student. Be sure to ask your child questions about how his/her experience is going and be sure to share any concerns with us. If you have any questions, please call our office at 517-841-3700. We are all in this together!


Believe the Hype! 


Monica Pierce


JHS Principal for Instruction- 517-841-3700