Deer Park Schools Summer Updates: July 4, 2021

4th of July

What's New at District Office?


Happy Independence Day!

From all of us at Deer Park Schools, we'd like to wish our families a Happy 4th of July! District offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the holiday. 


Deer Park Preschool

There are still openings for the 2021-22 school year for preschool students to attend the PM session at Amity Elementary. Sessions are Monday - Friday. Preschoolers that are under the age of 4 can find information about Headstart programming on the same district website link below.

Learn More!


What's New at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School?


Summer APlus Academy

Our APlus Summer Learning Academy has wrapped up, and we can't thank all of those involved enough for their help! We had over 20 students attend the program, and each of these students work over the course of 3 weeks to sharpen their skills in English and Math. Attendees will receive t-shirts for their participation and those with perfect attendance will receive a pass to all home Deer Park extra-curricular activities!


Class Schedules

Our counselors are continuing to refine student schedules throughout the summer, and they will become available on Schoology about a week before school students. Students will also be able to access their schedules during the August 13th Back to School Bash.


Save these Dates!

Here are a few dates to put on your calendar in the upcoming months:

  • August 12 - 7th Grade Parent/Student Open House | 5-6:30 PM

  • August 13 - Back to School Bash - Jr./Sr. High School | 11 AM-1 PM

  • August 13 - Jr./Sr. High School Open House | 1-2 PM 

  • August 17 - First Day for Students


What's New at Amity Elementary?


A Message from Amity Principal Josh Drouhard

Dear Amity Families,

I am enjoying a weekend away and celebrating our nation’s birthday with my extended family up north! Grilling out great food and then a table full of conversations with loved ones is what I enjoy most about this holiday. Even though I’ve been an administrator for 9 years, I always get the same question from a family member, “So, do you get summers off?”

I always have to explain that while I am able to take some vacation days, work continues at Amity throughout the summer. Much of my summertime work revolves around preparation for the next year. Our budget, building calendar, teacher professional development plan, class lists, and building goals are developed over the summer. These are just some of the many tasks that are completed in preparation for students. I also work to attend professional development trainings and partake in book club discussions with fellow Deer Park administrators to improve myself and administrative skills. This summer was a little busier with us welcoming students into the building for six weeks of the summer! I wouldn’t have it any other way though!

I hope that you were also able to enjoy some great food and conversations with your family today!

Happy Independence Day!



In Case You Missed It


Join Us for Wildcat Football Night of Champions

The Deer Park football teams will be celebrating a Night of Champions on August 27 when the Wildcats play Western Hills at Deer Park High School. All players, coaches and cheerleaders who were part of the 1981,2006, 2007, 2018 and 2020 teams will be honored that night!

More details to come!


Adult Summer Workouts with D1 Training

Calling all Deer Park adults! We've partnered with D1 Training Cincy North for training sessions every Monday and Wednesday, starting this week. Do you have what it takes? Workouts cost just $10 per session!



Student Summer Workouts with D1 Training

Let's get to work! For only $10 Per Session your athlete can maximize their training time this summer at Deer Park Jr/Sr High School with Certified Training By D1 Training Cincy North! Sessions start this Tuesday!



Save the Date: Launch 2021 | Friday, July 30

Two years ago, and for two-years running, Deer Park Schools and our community organization OneDeerPark hosted a summer festival called Launch, that provided our students with back-to-school supplies, haircuts, food, games and prizes all at no charge to the families. Everything was completely FREE! While COVID obviously put a halt on our momentum last year, we are back up and running this year and looking to make it our best event yet!

Thanks to local sponsors and OneDeerPark, this festival-like event will feature carnival games, prizes, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, a dunk tank and so, so much more!

Come out, grab a burger or hot dog, play a game or two, and get a fresh cut to get ready for the start of the 2021-22 school year! It's sure to be a great event for the entire Deer Park community!


Launch 2021


Friday, July 30

6-9 p.m.


Hartzell United Methodist

8999 Applewood Drive

**A shuttle will be provided to and from Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School**


For more information, contact Deer Park Director of Communications Jake Snyder at 513-936-5935.

***Launch 2021 is a OneDeerPark sponsored event. OneDeerPark is collaborative between public and religious leaders whose mission is to support the community of Deer Park and Deer Park Schools. OneDeerPark has been in existence for six years and includes a collaborative of local churches.***



ACT Summer Program

This summer, Deer Park Schools will host a pair of FREE sessions to provide ACT prep courses for rising Juniors and Seniors.

Get yourself prepped and ready for the ACT with our ACT Summer Boot Camp. Deer Park will host two sessions staffed by Deer Park employees.

Session Details

Session 1

June 21st - July 2nd

12:00-3:00 p.m.

Session 2

August 2nd - August 10th

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

Sign Up Today!


2021-22 Amity Shuttle Transportation Survey

We will be bringing back the district shuttle for Amity Elementary students for the 2021-22 school year. We would like to collect some brief information from our families regarding the shuttle.

This information is for our planning purposes only. We will release the actual shuttle application form with all the details pertaining to the shuttle later this summer.

Please only fill out this form below if you plan on utilizing the shuttle service next school year.

Amity Shuttle Transportation Survey


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