Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly November 6th, 2020

Jr./Sr. High School

Extended Remote Learning

Good afternoon,

As you likely know by now, Deer Park Jr/Sr High School is extending our remote learning days through Tuesday, November 24th.  For more more information, please see this link to the press release from yesterday.  In order to help students, families, and caregivers prepare as much as possible, we're sending out our Wildcat Weekly a little earlier this week.

We will continue with the Odd/Even pattern for school days through November 24th, meaning that this coming Monday will be an "Odd" day.  For an updated calendar of Odd/Even days, please click here.

Please note that we will also begin taking official attendance records starting next week.  Details are below.

We thank you again for your continued flexibility and support for your students throughout these remote learning weeks!  As always, please feel free to reach out to administrators, counselors, and teachers with any questions you may have.

Have a great weekend,

Shane Hartley
Principal, Deer Park Jr/Sr High School 

What's New?


Remote Learning Attendance: Starting this Monday, teachers will take attendance each morning to help track our students' participation while we remain on the remote learning model.  The goal is to increase communication from our school to our families.

If you receive an automated phone call from us, please know that we are not simply marking students "absent," but that our teachers are also checking attendance each bell.  If a student joins his/her/their class after being marked absent, the teacher will notify the office that the student is now "present."  This is to ensure that students who may have started the day "absent" are not considered to be absent for the entire school day if/when they log onto their classes.


2020 Holiday Assistance: With the leaves beginning to change, we’re reminded that the holidays will be here before we know it.  If you and your family are in need of assistance this holiday season, fill out a Holiday Food Drive form.  All the buildings have forms available and the forms were also sent home with students.  More information can be found HERE.


Vocational School Honor Roll: Congratulations to the following students who made it on the 1st quarter honor roll for our vocational schools: Shelby Bates (Diamond Oaks), Dominic Marcum, and Shyanne Musick (Scarlet Oaks).  Well done!


Tech Help?: Need some help with your students' Chromebook? If you have any tech issues, please email our Tech department at

Some families may be having internet connectivity issues.  If so, here is a link to some possible troubleshooting tips!


REMOTE LEARNERS MATH ASSISTANCE: Starting this week, High School math teachers will be available to assist our remote learners.  Math Homework/Help Club is held every day after school, and the schedule is below.  If a student is interested in getting help with online math, please contact the teacher below based on availability.  The teachers can then work with students to set up remote learning assistance:
Monday: Mr. Marsh:
Tuesday: Ms. Deller:
Wednesday: Mr. Benjamin:
Thursday: Mr. Gabbard:

Weekly Updates

COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Here is a link to this week's Counselors' Corner!  

COUNSELORS' CORNER, VIRTUAL EDITION: Our counselors have created a special Counselors' Corner for our virtual students.  Please click here for that version!

APEX LEARNER, EXTRA ACTIVITIES: Please see the links below for the weekly activities for our online students:

Remote Learning Orientation and Video

Middle School Links and Extra Activities

High School Links and Extra Activities

Suggestions for Remote Learners & Families

1. Establish a Daily Schedule: Set alarms/reminders using phones and calendar reminders to ensure that students are logging on at the start of each class.  Use the Schoology App or a Google Calendar App to help set these reminders.

2. Establish a Location: As best as possible, find a comfortable, consistent, and quiet location to help maintain focus throughout the day.

3. Establish Healthy Habits: Have a snack in between classes, eat breakfast, and maintain consistent sleeping routines.  While it can be tempting to stay up late, remember that students will still need to be attending classes each day from 8:10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

4.  Establish Check-Ins: Without being in person, it may be easier for students to fall behind or forget assignments.  Use Schoology, calendars, and even good old fashioned paper and pencil to keep track of assignments and due dates.  Be sure to check every few days to ensure that students are staying up to date, and parents/caretakers should ALWAYS feel free to reach out to teachers with any questions.

In Case You Missed It


DEER PARK CATS COALITION PARENT INFORMATION: The Deer Park C.A.T.S Coalition is looking for Deer Park community members from a variety of sectors interested in preventing youth substance use/misuse.  C.A.T.S. is our Coalition Advocating for Teen Success.  Please see this flyer for more information! 




WEST POINT SOCIETY LEADERSHIP & ETHICS SEMINAR: Every year, the Greater Cincinnati Leaders of Character Initiative presents the Chuck Ausman West Point Society Leadership and Ethics Seminar for sophomores and juniors around the area.  Deer Park High School is able to send up to 4 students this coming year to the event held on February 5th, 2021.  If you are interested in nominating your student, please email me at 

For more information, please see this document.  Please send your nominations to me by December 3rd, and we will send in the nominations to the West Point Society.


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ART, ESSAY, AND MEDIA CONTEST: The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is pleased to announce its annual statewide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay & Multimedia Contest. This contest is intended to encourage students to reflect upon Dr. King’s life, philosophy, and impact on the Civil Rights Movement and present-day America. It is meant to challenge students to think about how civil rights and diversity affect their lives and how they can continue the work of Dr. King in their own way.  For more information, please see this link.



Wildcat Weekly are posted on the Deer Park Schools News webpage.  Here is a link to our District News Page.

Upcoming Dates to Know

November 25th - November 27th: Thanksgiving Break (No School for Students)

Staying Connected

There are multiple ways to stay connected to Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School. Please see the attached flyer for ways to stay connected through Email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Text Messages.

  • E-Mail: If you are not already signed up, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to and click on the button on the left side of the page that says “Subscribe to District News”. From there, you will send an email requesting that you be added to future email communication from the district.
  • Twitter: Follow Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School for the most up-to-date news and happenings! @DeerParkHS, @DeerParkSchools and @dpcounselor.
  • Facebook: follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools and Deer Park Jr/Sr High School

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