What’s New – Announcements
 
 
2021 JCPS Comprehensive School Survey 

The Jefferson County Public School District’s annual Comprehensive School Survey is now open for students, families and employees. The survey, which has been used by the district for more than 20 years, is a valuable resource for identifying specific needs and crafting strategies to ensure success for all JCPS students.  

The survey is voluntary for all employees, families, and students in grades four through 12. This year, it is shorter and focused on gaining insights from this past year. The results will help us plan for the New Way Forward when we return this Fall.

Your participation is confidential. No individual can or will be identified, and survey results will be reported as group data only. Parents, if you have more than one child attending a district school (or schools), please complete a survey for each. 

The survey will be open until Thursday, May 27, 2021.  More details about the district’s Comprehensive School Survey and survey results from 2012 through 2020 can be found here.

Todd C. Stockwell
Executive Principal, Doss High School
 
Doss HS April 2020 Newsletter

Hello Doss Nation!

Check out our latest and greatest right here in our April 2020 Newsletter

Doss Family - Please review the attached letter for important information
regarding return-to-school. 

Doss HS Attendance Incentive Winners
attendance award winners

Congratulations to the following Doss HS students for their outstanding attendance and participation for the week of March 8th - March 12th.  One student from each academy will be receiving a special delivery to their home this week. 

Business and Finance Academy

RisingStar -  Wendy Oliveros (Special Delivery) - Mr. Zemanski - Wendy attends almost every single class, and she does not hesitate to participate when asked.  I am proud of the way Wendy has stepped up to the challenge and thrived during NTI.

Freshman Academy

Attendance All-Star - Shane Marcelo (Special Delivery)  - Mrs. Conover - Shane has attended every class, participated, and completed the work. This has been amazing and I truly appreciate having him in class each day. 

Rising Star - Aryanna Medley - Mr. Lasley - Aryanna dropped off for a while, but recently she has done a great job getting her work in for my class.  I think that her hard work to catch back up deserves a bit of praise.

STEM Academy

Attendance All-Star - Desmond Crawford (Special Delivery) - Mrs. Adams -  Desmond is working a lot, so he often cannot attend the live sessions, but he is frequently in contact with me, and always completes his work in a timely manner.  I am incredibly proud of Desmond's continued hard work during these crazy times. 

Attendance All Star - Thomas F Mack   - Mrs. Gomez - He never misses any alive sessions and is always in the best mood when participating in class.

Tech. and Design Academy

Attendance All-Star - Amemado Folly (Special Delivery)  - Mr. Wood - Mr. Folly attend 95% of my teams meetings.  He is always engaged, and when asked to answer a question, he does so to the best of his ability.

Rising Star - Ayden Puckett - Mr. Wood - Ayden is always positive and is willing to answer questions even if he is not right, even though he usually is.  He is polite and he has told me he is going into the military when he completes his high school education, He will be an asset to our nation because of his caring attitude.

Other Nominations that were not drawn:

Attendance All-Star - Evelyn Osornio, Lilyan Hagan, Kay Lee Caple

Rising StarLillie Singleton
 
Doss HS Return to School
On behalf of our entire school family, we are excited to open our doors once again and be able to greet some of our students in person (from an appropriate distance, of course!) Whether you’re attending class in our building or continuing with our Virtual Learning Option, our priority remains the same: providing engaging, challenging and equitable opportunities to all our students.
 
There are many updates I want to highlight for families in our virtual or in-person learning option:
 
  • If you have not made a choice between whether your student will attend in-person or remain completely virtual when we return to the building on April 5th, you may do so here.
  •  A summary of our district back-to-school plan, called A New Way Forward, can be found here. The plan includes the latest state guidance and recommendations, as well as district protocols for everything from riding the bus to breakfast and lunch instructions to cleaning guidelines for buses and classrooms.
  •  Our school, like every school in JCPS, has a Healthy at School Officer, who will be your primary contact to report a Covid-19 exposure, positive Covid-19 case, or ask questions regarding the virus. Our school’s Healthy at School Officer is Ernest Smith can be reached at ernest.smith@jefferson.kyschools.us will work with the district’s contact tracers to identify possible exposures, coordinate school-level data with district and local health officials and provide important information that you’ll need to keep your family safe.
  •  Contact Tracing - If your child is exposed or possibly exposed to an individual with Covid-19 at school, a contact tracer will reach out to you and advise of steps you should take, including quarantine guidelines. 
  •  We are implementing a robust cleaning and disinfection program to prevent transmitting viruses from surfaces to people.  This includes using disinfectants approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and battery-powered sprayers that deliver the disinfectant as a mist to provide coverage in harder-to-reach areas. In addition, we have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-contact surfaces, and have provided classroom teachers access to disinfecting wipes. There will also be ample opportunities for students to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer, which will be available in classrooms and throughout the building.
  •  The District has provided a video explaining the JCPS reopening schedule for in-person learning, and another video explaining bus expectations.
  •  As a reminder, parents/guardians of bus riders must attest that they will not send a child on the bus who has a temperature of 100.4°F or higher. Parents need to check their student’s temperature daily before they board the bus.  Please also see our seclusion criteria notification for students that report to school with symptoms.
  •  The district has established a hybrid rotation for in-person instruction based on a student’s last name.  Students with last names that start with the letters A-K will only attend in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday.  Students with last names that start with the letters L-Z will only attend in-person classes Thursday and Friday.  You may view the daily class schedule for both in-person and virtual students at Doss HS here.  You will notice that students do not report to the building on Wednesdays.   JCPS employees will be working hard on that day to clean and sanitize for our next rotation of students.  
  •  Doss HS will be implementing numerous changes to the building and operational procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and staff during our transition back into the building.  Some of these modifications are one-way hallways and stairs, mask-wearing, grab-and-go food distribution, assigned seating for contact tracing purposes, classroom spacing, screening of all students and staff entering the building, conveniently located hand sanitizing stations, and a host of other precautions.  You may also view our morning building entry plan and screening process here.
  •  In-person students attending Doss HS must bring their Chromebooks, fully charged, every day to school.  There will not be enough charging stations for students to regularly plug in their devices.  
  •  If your student cannot wear a mask for medical reasons he or she must receive a medical waiver from a licensed physician.  Have your doctor fill out this form if a waiver is necessary.
  •  Finally, communication is critical during this time and you will continue to receive frequent updates from the school and district.  Please sign up for School Messenger and/or School CNXT, if you haven’t already.  SchoolMessenger is a one-way messaging tool used by our school and by the district to send texts and emails directly. Click here to sign up for this platform. To further enhance family communication, we encourage you to also utilize SchoolCNXT.
We may be in masks and seated farther apart, but our common goal remains the same. I am so proud of the amazing stories of resilience, ingenuity and dedication that I have seen at our school and throughout the district over the past year, and I look forward to seeing your smiling faces online and in our buildings.
 
Sincerely,
 
Todd C. Stockwell, Executive Principal
Doss High School
todd.stockwell@jefferson.kyschools.us

Hello Dragon Nation!

We are excited to share with you our March 2021 Doss HS Newsletter!
You can view it by clicking HERE to learn about all the great things happening at Doss!
To read all of the Past Announcements back to Fall 2020 click here
 
 



Doss High School is proud to partner with several local businesses to guarantee authentic, relevant learning experiences for our students. These partners engage with the Doss community during advisory board meetings; make generous donations of money, time, and talent; host field trips; come in as. guest speakers; and employ our students. We are grateful for all they do to support the Doss family! 

Doss High School
7601 St Andrews Church Rd,
Louisville, KY 40214

Phone: 502-485-8239