April 5, 2019

Dear parents,

Well, at least we're starting to see snippets of some warm, sunny weather. I hope you are able to be outside when those windows appear. 

If you didn't catch the district eBlast about the testing on this upcoming Tuesday, April 9th, please see the section below. 

Tonight is our annual district Dodgeball Tournament at Scioto. If you've never had a chance to attend, it is a great event. There is some mighty talent between our student and teacher teams. 

Have a great weekend!


Senior Tag (Officer Collier): 

Parents, it’s the time of year again where high school seniors around Central Ohio start playing Senior Tag. Neither the Dublin Police Department nor the Dublin City Schools support or endorse the playing of this game. While most seniors, and many parents, see this as harmless fun, let's be clear...Senior Tag can be a dangerous game with serious life consequences. Although the game does not take place on school grounds, it does take place throughout the community and some potential legal consequences of playing are: Public Indecency, Criminal Trespass, and Disorderly Conduct.  

Obviously, not everyone who plays the game does it while breaking laws, but unfortunately some do. Please talk to your sons/daughters and make sure they are aware of the potential legal ramifications of their actions, especially the rule about being naked, and encourage them to obey all laws. We do not want to see your son/daughter arrested for making a bad decision that could have been easily avoided. 

Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns at ccoller@dublin.oh.us or 

collier_chuck@dublinschools.net or 614-718-8286.

Testing/Non-School Day for Seniors on April 9

Freshman, sophomore, and junior students will be testing on Tuesday, April 9 during the school day. Seniors will not attend school that day. Please see the attached letter regarding the schedule and requirements for all students on April 9.

April 9th Letter to Parents.docx 

Attention All Senior Parents

The end of the school year is fast approaching and will be here before we know it! In preparation for the Senior Dinner on May 10, Senior Cabinet needs your help. Please email 2 photos of your senior:

  • 1 baby picture in .jpeg format only
  • 1 candid picture from either middle school or high school in .jpeg format only

**(Take a photo with a cell phone if photo is in paper form and then email.)

Send photos to JeromeSeniorCabinet@gmail.com. The deadline to submit is April 5th. The photos are compiled for the video presentation on the night of the Senior Dinner. Any submissions after this date will not be accepted. Thank you for contributing to the end of the year events for the class of 2019!

Final Yearbook Sales

This is the FINAL week and the only way to guarantee a yearbook for your student. The final date to order a yearbook is THURSDAY, APRIL 11 by 11:59p.m. Yearbooks are only available by presale. Yearbooks will not be available to purchase upon delivery as we do not order more than what is sold in presale.

Options:  2018 - 2019 yearbook-$70.00

                Senior Advertisements-$50 - $500

    Senior Yearbook-$80.00 (ship to home)-not mandatory. You may order a yearbook without ship to       home, but will be responsible to pick up at Jerome upon delivery.

                Name stamping and Icon Options-$5 each

To Order: Log onto Dublin Jerome's website and under parent resources, click on purchase yearbook.

PTO Meeting April 9

The PTO would like to welcome back all families from spring break. We hope you were able to rest and recharge and are ready for these final months of the school year. The PTO invites you to join us for our April PTO meeting at 7:00 pm in the Jerome Library on Tuesday, April 9. We will be voting on our 2019-2020 budget and slate and we have a special guest joining us, Michael Aurin, next year’s principal. He will introduce himself and take questions from parents. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet him. We hope to see you there!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our final Parent Teacher Conference night will be on Thursday, April 11 from 3:00-6:30 p.m. Please contact your child’s teacher(s) directly to schedule a meeting.

Dublin City Schools YPA Information Night

There is a YPA information night coming up. We will meet on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 pm, at Emerald Campus, on the second floor, in the orange commons. At this meeting, we will go over basic YPA information and give helpful hints on how to begin looking for and securing an internship for the fall. This meeting is especially important for first semester students, however all future YPA students are welcome to attend. Future YPA students are also asked to check their email for more important information. We will hold an additional meeting in November for students planning to participate in YPA second semester. 

Student Digital Portfolios

As a district, we have a commitment to helping our students navigate and create a positive digital life. As we continue to connect our students with real-world opportunities such as internships, college connections, and community partnerships, we plan to open our educational domain. This means our high school students (grades 9-12) will now have the ability to better communicate outside Dublin City Schools. Our high school students will now be able to create public websites and publish videos on their own YouTube Channels. Along with this opportunity, it will be important for students to take responsibility for managing their online presence. As part of our ongoing learning goal with students, we will regularly review digital citizenship rules and behaviors. An exciting project that we are beginning this spring, involves the creation of student digital portfolios. This spring we are beginning a district-wide initiative to help students create a digital portfolio to capture their digital learning artifacts that they have created throughout their years in Dublin City Schools. As we begin making this change in the next few weeks, please reach out to Lindie Schweitzer (schweitzer_lindie@dublinschools.net) if you have any questions about this change in permissions.

Jerome Clinic Procedures

Students who become ill or injured at school are to go to the Clinic to be evaluated. Please encourage your child to not phone or text a parent/guardian if they are not feeling well. In accordance with the Student Handbook, students who are ill or injured cannot be released from school until they have been evaluated in the Clinic and a parent/guardian or other emergency contact person is contacted for permission for the student to go home.

Support Our Dodgeball Tournament Friday Night

Brackets are posted for this year's dodgeball tournament which begins at 7 p.m. on Friday night April 5 at Dublin Scioto. You can view the matchups here

Do Your Kids Need Summer Jobs?

Attend our summer job fair for students this Saturday April 6, 9 a.m.-noon at Dublin Jerome. The event is free and open to any student of working age. More than 40 local companies are set to participate. Details are available here.

COSI Emerald Campus Family Event on May 1

In partnership with COSI’s city-wide Science Festival and the City of Dublin, your family is invited to the Emerald Campus Celebration of Learning on Wednesday, May 1 from 5-8pm at 5175 Emerald Parkway. Come visit us for interactive, family-friendly learning and career exploration! This free event will highlight local, cutting-edge S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) companies sponsoring hands-on activities. In addition, Emerald Campus students will give presentations celebrating their year-long learning experiences. Food trucks will be on site, and admission is free! 

Tolles Career and Technical Center Information Sessions

Thinking college and career? Attend an upcoming information session (4/17 and 4/18) to learn more about the "super electives" your kids can take later in high school via the Tolles Career and Technical Center. Engineering, business/logistics, health sciences (pharmacy/pre-nursing/exercise science), IT programs, art design, automotive, culinary arts, and many more!  Learn more.  (Learn More link goes to www.gettingatthecore.com/college-career-coffee-chats)


April 5-Dublin City Schools Dodgeball, 7 p.m. at Dublin Scioto

April 6-Summer job fair for students, 9 a.m.-noon at Dublin Jerome

April 9-DJHS SAT Administration (Juniors only)

April 9-DJHS PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. in Jerome Library

April 11 & 12-DJHS Graduation Cap & Gown Pick-Up, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

April 11-DJHS Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:00-6:30

April 12-Elementary groundbreaking ceremonies, 10 a.m. Bright Road, 1 p.m. Jerome Village

April 16-Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Rd. 

April 18-Family Night

April 19-NO SCHOOL, Teacher Conference Comp Day

April 27-DJHS Prom, 8:00 p.m.

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