Deer Park Jr/Sr High School Wildcat Weekly May 16th, 2021

Jr./Sr. High School


Good afternoon,

Coming into the last two weeks of school, there will be a lot going on!  We're looking forward to our awards ceremonies, graduations, and having a few more opportunities to help our students learn and grow.  Please be sure to read all of the announcements below to stay up to date with everything.

Have a great week!


Shane Hartley

Principal, Deer Park Jr/Sr High School 


What's New


Next Saturday, May 22nd, Deer Park Schools will be offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 8:00am - 12:00pm in the Amity Elementary gymnasium.  This will be open to the public and shots are available for anyone 12 years old and up.  For more information, please click here!



With the recent announcements from the CDC and the State of Ohio regarding mask policies, we want to be sure to update our families as well.  Yesterday, Governor DeWine sent a message to schools that we will continue with our mask mandates in school settings for the rest of the school year.  For more details, please follow this link.



Exams begin next Monday for students in grades 9-11.  Here is a link to our exam schedule.  Please note that students are expected to be in all classes, though students do not have to attend the exam period if they are exempt from the exam.

Students may be exempt from exams for any class in which they've earned straight A's in all year.  If a student is exempt from an exam, he/she/they may pick up an exam exemption form for teachers and parents to fill out.  These forms are located in the front office and are due by THIS THURSDAY, MAY 20TH.



Our awards ceremonies begin tomorrow, Monday, May 17th, with our 7th Grade Awards.  Please see information below for more details.

Additionally, we are going to be live streaming our awards ceremonies.  In case you missed the press release earlier this week with links to the live streams, please click here to access all of the live stream links.



We will continue to release information for Senior end-of-year events on each Tuesday for the rest of the school year.  For a link to this past week's information, please click here.  Please remember that ALL seniors are invited to Senior Awards (May 25th), since we will NOT know the winners ahead of time.



In case you missed it, we are offering two FREE sessions of ACT Prep this summer.  For more information, please see this link!



Due to a lack of interest from our families, Deer Park Schools will not be offering the Remote Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to welcoming back all of our students for five-day per week, in-person learning in the fall!

In the months ahead, we will be watching for the latest state guidance on health and safety protocols and adapting as necessary. We will continue to accommodate students with special health concerns, as we have in prior years. Families with specific concerns should reach out to their building principal.



In the past, we have often been able to use events like Homecoming and Prom to help parents/guardians remember to pay student fees.  With no Prom or Homecoming over the last year, however, unfortunately many student fees have gone unpaid.  Please consider this a friendly reminder to check and pay for your child's student fees.  Thank you for your help!  Here is a link to the PaySchools website, and please feel free to reach out to the front office (513-891-0010) for any help or questions.  We greatly appreciate it!



A Note for Our 100% Online Remote Learning Academy Students

As we near the end of the school year, we want to be sure that all RLA students are achieving at their highest levels, which means ensuring work is completed.  RLA Students: Please make sure you are checking and completing assignments according to their due dates. Some assignments that may be listed as "late" or "missing" may unfortunately change to a "zero" in the gradebook.

Due dates to remember as we finish the school year:

For grades 6-11: By 5/21, please complete all work from Unit 5.

If you need help figuring out how to do any of this missing work, please pop into one of the help sessions noted in High School Links and Extra Activities and Middle School Links and Extra Activities.  You may also email or BAND-message Ms. Apke or Ms. Hibbett anytime for help.



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


In Case You Missed It


We are excited to bring back many of the traditional events that we were not able to hold last year.

More details are to come as we get closer to these events, but here are a few dates to know:

7th Grade Awards: May 17th, 8:30am (Students/Staff In-Person, Streaming Online)

8th Grade Awards: May 18th, 8:30am (Students/Staff In-Person, Streaming Online)

Underclass Awards: May 19th, 1:20pm (Students/Staff In-Person, Streaming Online)

Senior Awards: May 25th, 12:30pm (Senior parents invited)

Graduation Ceremony: May 27th, 7:00pm (see information below)



Last Friday, we released some information about our 2021 Prom as well as our 2021 Graduation Ceremony.  For a link to that announcement, please click here!  More details to come!



All students entering the 12th grade are required to get certain vaccinations, per the Ohio Department of Health. Here is a link to more information.



Students who are not on quarantine will still need to be called in as absent.  Please help us keep track of attendance and any possible contact tracing with a quick call to our attendance line (513-891-0010).



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!



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


Upcoming Dates to Know

May 17th: Senior Exams begin.  Cap and Gown Pick Up at the High School

May 24th: Exam Week begins for students in grades 9-11

May 27th: Last day of school for students.  Early release at 10:00am

May 27th: Graduation Ceremony at 7:00 pm, Deer Park High School


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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