Dear Parents/Guardians of Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Students,
I hope you have had a great and rejuvenating summer! First and foremost, I wanted to use this email as an opportunity to reintroduce myself. My name is Bob Winterberger and this year, I will serve as the Principal of Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School. I previously filled in for Mindy Robertson as the Assistant Principal last winter while she was on maternity leave. Mrs. Robertson returned in the spring and will continue her role as Assistant Principal for the coming year.
Our core mission is robust, high-leverage, and research based teaching and learning in our classrooms. Our goal will be to visit our classrooms daily to ensure that we are delivering best of class academic lessons that challenge and engage our students.
We have an incredible staff of teachers and support personnel dedicated to building our H3 Culture (Help Others, Help Your School, Help Yourself) here at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, and our staff is working hard to create opportunities for each student’s success this year.
The rest of this email includes many pieces of information you are going to need to get the year off to a great start. Please take a moment to share this information with your student(s) as well!
7th Grade Parent/Student Open House and Jr./Sr. High School Open House
Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School will host a pair of Open House events for students. The first will be exclusively for students entering the 7th grade, and will take place on Thursday, August 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. Open House for all students will take place immediately following the Back to School Bash (details below) on Friday, August 13 from 1-2 p.m.
This will give students and parents an opportunity to meet teachers, find classrooms and try out lockers. We will also have computer stations set up during Open House for you to complete Final Forms and Schoology parent registration, and parents can also pay fees at this time.
Please click here for the Jr. High and High School bell schedules.
A couple of things to keep in mind regarding the daily schedule:
- The school day will be 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. for those students wishing to purchase breakfast.
- All students arriving prior to 8:00 a.m. will report to the cafeteria until the bell rings, releasing them to their lockers and class.
Dress Code Reminders
Dressing appropriately for school is important to overall success as a student. Please review the student handbook for specific dress code information. We are sharing this so you can be conscious of these standards as you shop for back to school clothes. The student handbook is available on FinalForms.
Junior High classroom supply lists are available on the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School website. At the high school level, specific school supplies are driven by the courses taken. In other words, teachers will provide information about what you need for their class on the first day of school. All students should plan to bring a notebook and something to write with on the first day.
Schoology and FinalForms
Please be sure your FinalForms are updated prior to your child starting school, and, as mentioned above, before receiving his/her Chromebook. There are a couple of new forms you will need to complete, as well as double checking your previously entered information for accuracy. You may click here to access the forms and get started.
Secondly, as a reminder, teachers use Schoology to keep grades and assignments up to date. Schoology’s platform offers a tremendous amount of information in a user-friendly version. You will be able to communicate with your child’s teachers and check homework and grades through Schoology. If you need your Schoology login information, please contact the main office at 513-891-0010.
Back to School Bash
We’re starting the school year off right with FOOD, FUN, and FRIENDS! Come join the Amity staff at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School for the Back-to-School Bash on August 13!
Once again, community volunteers will be grilling up hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats! For $2, you will get a ticket for one grill item, one bag of chips, and a cold drink! Afterwards, enjoy a tasty treat from Kona Ice! This is a cash only event.
Come show your Wildcat pride on Friday, August 13 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.!
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: Newsletter: All parents who have completed FinalForms should receive Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Weekly Newsletters. If you are not currently receiving them, please register for the e-mail communication. To register, simply go to www.deerparkcityschools.org and click on the button on the bottom 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, @dpcounselor, and @DP_Athletics
- Instagram: Follow @deerparkhs for photos featuring students, teachers and staff!
- Facebook: Follow us at Deer Park Community City Schools and Deer Park Jr/Sr High School.
Upcoming Important Dates
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
Thank you all for taking the time to consume all of this important information. We're excited to welcome back students on August 17. In the meantime, Mrs. Robertson and I view you as family and I once again want to reiterate we are here to serve you. Feel free to contact our Office Secretaries Mon-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with any questions you may have and they can connect you to the appropriate staff who can assist you.
Principal, Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School
Inspiring & Empowering Lifelong Success