Dear JHCS Community,
We remain in constant contact with the Fire Marshall, Emergency Operations Center Director and Law Enforcement.
Crews will be off-gassing a tank by lighting it in a controlled burn. They do not advise evacuation or even "shelter in position," for schools and nearby businesses.
Classes remain in session as scheduled. The only anticipated inconvenience associated with the controlled burn is that traffic will not be allowed to pass on high school road between Gregory Lane and S89.
All students are safe and accounted for. There is no reason to come to school and pick up your student at this time.
Thank you for your continued support as we work through this situation.
All Students are now home safe. The school will be open tonight from 6-8pm so students may get their belongings. Classes will resume tomorrow as usual. Teachers understand some students may not have been able to collect their backpacks and complete their assignments. Thanks to Jackson Police and Fire Dept., and everyone else that was on the scene keeping our students and faculty safe.
Congratualtions to the faculty that will be taking on new roles at JHCS:
Pete Ginsbury, who will shift from part-time history to full time. He will be also be taking over Tyler's classes and advisory.
Robin Cameron, who will be stepping into the Interim Dean of Students role.
Amy Fulwyler, our esteemed Dean of Faculty, will be stepping up to become the Interim Dean of Admissions.
Wyoming native and founder of Yellowberry, Megan Grassell, 19, named one of TIME magaazine’s most influential teens in 2014. She joins an impressive list including: Mo’ne Davis, 13, Sasha Obama, 13, Malia Obama, 16, Chloë Grace Moretz, 17, and Malala Yousafzai, 17.
Here is the schedule for College visits in September and October. See David Heinemann if you have any questions.
-Colorado College - September 12 - 1:15pm
-University of Puget Sound - September 29 - 12:35pm
-Lehigh University - October 6 - 12:35pm
-Middlebury College - October 9 - 9:00am
-Villanova University - October 10 - 12:35pm
-Montana State University - October 14 - 12:15pm
-University of Southern California - October 24
-Fort Lewis College - October 20 - 10:00am
-Quest University - October 30 - 11:00am
-Washington College - October 30 - 12:35pm
The daily schedule and classroom assignments are now available on our webpage under the academics tab. There is also a link to the pdf file for printing.
The most up-to-date version of the Parent/Student Handbook is available for download under the Academics tab. Note the new college leave absence policy. Minimester has been moved to later in the year. Seniors will now have a class trip/outing, rather than participating in Minimester. Several minor changes to the weekly schedule maximize class time. Finally, all-school cleaning duties will no longer be a scheduled weekly event. For the most current information, please reference the upcoming Events, Calendar, and Announcements. See you soon!
Keeping in line with our guiding principle of environmental consciousness, we will no longer be printing and sending out Parent/Student handbooks. The most up to date version is now on our website under the Academics tab.