Doss HS - ESS + Virtual Tutoring Services

Doss Families, 

Please read below for information about ESS (after-school help) and virtual tutoring for Doss students!

ESS:

We have now begun our Extended School Services (ESS) program for Doss students.
  • Students who are in need of additional support in their classes will be encouraged by their teachers to attend.
  • Students will participate online through Google Meet or Microsoft Teams.
  • The program takes place Monday-Thursday for one hour, between the hours of 2:30 – 8:00 pm (designated hour varies by teacher).
  • Please keep an eye out for an invitation coming from your student’s teacher.

Virtual Tutoring:

In an effort to provide additional support for our students and families during NTI, we are excited to offer virtual tutoring/homework help through a company called FEV Tutor. Students in grades 3-12 can access the program directly through their Clever account to either schedule an appointment or request on-demand help. 

Tutoring help is available to students Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm, and on the weekends. The program can be translated into over 40 languages for our EL students.

You can learn more about this service by watching this session from the Digital Learning Channel.

If families have any questions about this free virtual tutoring program or need technical support, they can contact FEV Tutor directly at: ky@fevtutor.com or 855-763-2607. 
November 19, 2020

Dear JCPS Families:

Through an Executive Order, Governor Andy Beshear has issued new restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 across the state.  Jefferson County is firmly in the “red” category right now, which is defined by the state as Substantial Community Transmission-Critical.  While we had hoped to see a decrease in the trend data, we have only seen a sharp increase in recent weeks.

The Executive Order calls for all K-12 schools to hold virtual learning only.  As a result, all JCPS schools will remain in Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) through at least January 4.  We will evaluate the data and confer with state health officials in mid-December to make future determinations.  

The changes announced by the Governor also impact athletics.  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) has voted to delay the start of winter sports.  Beginning today, we are suspending all JCPS winter sports activities, including small group workouts.  All winter sports practices will be suspended until at least December 14.  The KHSAA is moving forward with their state football playoffs.  JCPS football teams will be allowed to practice and participate in postseason play. Strict health and safety guidance will be followed during these practices and games.

We must all do our part to protect those around us during this time.  By working together we can reopen our schools sooner and resume the activities that we know have a positive impact on our students.  

Sincerely,

Jefferson County Public Schools
 
JCPS extending NTI

October 15, 2020
 
To our JCPS Community,
 
Like many of you, there is nothing we want more than to have students and staff back in our school buildings.  But we won’t do that until we know it is safe for our students, their families  and our employees.
 
As we closely review the data and trends of COVID-19 cases in our city, it is not possible to safely begin our return-to-school on October 22nd, as we had hoped.  When we see a significant reduction in the number of cases, we will consult local and state health officials and make a determination about when we can safely return to in-person instruction.  
 
JCPS wants to assure families that a plan is in place to safely reopen our schools when the data supports that decision. An updated and detailed plan for a safe return to in-person classes will be discussed at our Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.  Our updated planning document will be available on our website tomorrow.  
 
You have been patient, understanding and cooperative during this time and we thank you for your support of JCPS!
 
Sincerely,
 
JCPS Communications

Doss HS NTI Survey

Hello Doss Family!

Please take a moment to give us some feedback on your student's NTI 2.0 experience. Click HERE to take the survey.

Remember it is not too late to request a Chromebook and/or Hotspot if your student needs one. Click HERE to request a device. 

Finally, School Messenger (the service used to send this message) is being replaced by School CNXT. If you have not signed up for CNXT yet, you will receive a letter in the coming days with instructions. You can also reach out to Michael.slider@jefferson.kyschools.us by replying to this email to receive a CNXT invitation. 

Enjoy the long weekend!

Doss Update 8/27/2020

Dear Doss Families:

Providing more opportunities for live online instruction is important to us during NTI 2.0. We believe these interactions and chances for live feedback are essential in our virtual learning environment. To ensure we can offer the best experience possible, we are transitioning to a new video conferencing system. JCPS will now be using Microsoft Teams for live online instruction. Our teachers are being trained and are preparing for this new platform and we don’t expect students will notice much difference in the software. The links for their live learning sessions will still be in their Google Classroom.

We will continue to have live online instruction as we transition to the new system. The links for student’s live learning sessions will still be in their Google Classroom. To learn more about Microsoft Teams and how to best support your student during this transition, please take a look at this brief video that takes you through the new software. We expect to have all teachers using Microsoft Teams next week. As a reminder, students are not to share their meeting codes or links with other students.

In the first few days of school we have seen engaged students excited to learn and innovative virtual classrooms created by our teachers. I am looking forward to seeing what our students achieve during NTI. Thank you for trusting us with your child’s education. We value our families and your commitment to your student’s success.

Sincerely,

Todd Stockwell, Executive Principal
 


Doss HS families,

If you are trying to get to your child’s Infinite Campus to see their schedule, go to THIS LINK.

Just wanted to let you all know that Doss High School can also help you reset passwords. Contact the school at 502-485-8239. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

Another reminder that your child can access their teacher’s Google Classroom at THIS LINK.

If your student still has not obtained a device and/or internet access, please go to THIS LINK to put in a request.

As always, thank you for supporting the students and staff at Doss HS!
 

Doss HS Families:

August 24, 2020

Visit the Doss High School WEBSITE for Doss specific resources to assist during NTI. 

Also, access the Doss School Portal on the JCPS website to see your student’s teachers’ information. 

If you still need to request a Chromebook, you can still do so at THIS WEBSITE.

Don’t forget – classes start TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 25th. Students are expected to virtually attend classes according to the schedule below. They do so by logging into Google Classroom for each class at the designated time and clicking on the link to join the live session in Google Meet. 


 

If you have any questions, please contact the school at (502)485-8239. 
 

Doss families, 

Below, please see the schedule your students will follow for their classes. Live instruction will take place for all classes and will follow this schedule. The expectation is that your student is logged in and participating in all classes virtually. To locate the links to Google Meets live teaching sessions, your students can log in to their Google classroom account, where they will have virtual classrooms already set up matching their schedule. 
 

 


 

Students: Please log in to your JCPS email and Google Classroom daily and download the app on your phone if you can. All information from teachers will come through there including links to your live teaching sessions. 

Your classes will occur live via Google Meet twice a week. Expect to log in and participate with your classmates. Your teachers will be recording these lessons as well if you need to miss a session. 

Attendance will be linked to you logging in to a live meet and/or turning in your work via Google Classroom. 

?You will be graded on the work that you turn in, just like during in-person school. Your teachers will provide feedback and grades to you!
 

Doss Update 8/11/20

Doss HS Parents and Guardians:

Anyone who needs a Chromebook for NTI must apply through the JCPS website. 

Please go to THIS LINK to request your device before Thursday August 13th at 3:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at 485-8239. We look forward to seeing everyone at our Drive-Thru Registration on Monday August 17th and Tuesday August 18th. Stay safe and healthy.

9th & 10th Grades - Monday, 8/17, 9:00am-12:00pm

11th & 12th Grades - Tuesday, 8/18, 9:00am-12:00pm

All Grades - Tuesday, 8/18 5:00pm-7:00pm

All Grades - Wednesday, 8/19 1:30pm-3:30pm

 

August 10, 2020

Dear Doss HS Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable and restful summer. I hope that each of you is staying safe and healthy during this very unusual time.  As a school, we are moving forward with our planning for the 2020-2021 school year.  We now know that we will start the school year with NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) on Tuesday August 25th.  Also, we know that NTI will last at least 6 weeks, and that we must plan for another solid digital experience for our students.  Our entire staff is back to work, and we are working extremely hard to provide non-traditional instruction that engages all of Dragon Nation.  Getting off to a strong start will be a huge factor in how successful every student will be upon our return to school.  We are excited to get things rolling and are hopeful that we will see every Dragon (in the building) as soon as possible.   

The most important dates for your calendar will be our Virtual Student Drive Thru Registration for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will hold Drive Thru Registration on Monday August 17th and Tuesday August 18th.  At these drive thru events, your student will be able to pick up their schedule, join athletic teams and clubs, and speak with teachers, counselors and staff. You will also get the opportunity to check out a Chromebook for use during NTI.  You can use the website linked below to request a Chromebook in advance of Registration. Also, if you need assistance in requesting a Chromebook, please give us a call at 485-8239, and we will assist you through the process. Our Drive Thru Registration is as follows:

Monday August 17th / 9:00-12:00

9th and 10th Graders

*Arrive at any time between 9:00-12:00.  No one will be allowed to exit their vehicles during Registration.  You will be guided through different stations to ensure you receive everything needed for the start of the 2020-2021 School Year.  Students will receive schedules, Chromebooks, Athletic/Club information, and additional supplies necessary for success during NTI.

Tuesday August 18th / 9:00-12:00 

11th and 12th Graders

*Arrive at any time between 9:00-12:00.  No one will be allowed to exit their vehicles during Registration.  You will be guided through different stations to ensure you receive everything needed for the start of the 2020-2021 School Year.  Students will receive schedules, Chromebooks, Athletic/Club information, and additional supplies necessary for success during NTI.

We will hold an evening Drive Thru from 5:00-7:00 on Tuesday August 18th to accommodate folks who need to go through Registration in the evening.  This night session is for all grades. 

Wednesday August 19th / 1:30-3:30

?We will use this day for all families who still need to go through Drive Thru Registration.  This is for all students in 9th-12th graders.

Chromebook Requests -- JCPS Device Request

As we move into the 2020-2021 school year, we will continue to build upon our school mission and vision, which is centered on high levels of student engagement.  Every student will be affiliated with one of the following Professional Career Academies:  FRESHMAN ACADEMY, BUSINESS/FINANCE ACADEMY, S.T.E.M ACADEMY AND THE TECH/DESIGN ACADEMY.  Student ownership in their overall success is critical to us at Doss.  By attaching themselves to an Academy, students will be fully engaged in an authentic learning experience that travels across all content areas and that will bring a stronger overall enjoyment to school.  In addition, we will be working hard to collaborate with our business partners (GE, Class Act Credit Union, Papa Johns) to create additional opportunities and experiences that will fully prepare students for life after they graduate from Doss High School.   I am excited to see the continued success of our Professional Career Academies and to see all of the unique and engaging opportunities it brings for our students.  Included in this packet is a chart of the academies and pathways we offer at Doss. 

We will continue to use Project Based Learning as our primary focus instructionally.  Students will be given the opportunity to complete projects in each class (virtually) that will be based on real-world authentic driving questions.  At Doss, we want students working to solve real world problems that keep them engaged every minute of every class period.  Last year, we completed construction of our GE Manufacturing Lab and we are beyond excited about every student in our building getting the opportunity to fully engage in the use of the lab.  Special thanks again to GE for providing this incredible resource to our school.

Our vision at Doss is:  BE PASSIONATE. BE ENGAGED. BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF.  Our goal every single day is to provide the absolute best education possible for each student and to give students the chance to feel like a true part of the school.  I want to encourage all students to get involved in some type of extracurricular activity.  Doss offers a wide range of sports, clubs, and activities that will help students get involved and gain a stronger connection with the school.  Please let us know if you need any more information about any sport/activity at Doss. 

I am very excited about the start of the 2020-2021 school year at Doss High School.   Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions at (502)485-8239, and be sure to check our website (www.dosshighschool.com) for updates as we continue to move towards the first day of school.  Next week, you will receive more important information about NTI, including the class schedule your student will follow for live, synchronous instruction with their teachers. This will ensure every student has multiple interactions with every teacher each week. 

We look forward to seeing everyone when we are allowed to resume in person activities.  For our incoming Freshmen, please see the attached flyer and tune in to our Social Media Channels on Thursday, 8/20 to meet the teachers and staff (virtually) and get to know about your new school! We look forward to seeing everyone at our drive thru Registration and (virtually) on August 25th!! 

JCPS Update – P-EBT Program

Dear JCPS Families,

There is a new program through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services providing additional benefits to families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides assistance to households with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals while schools are closed. P-EBT provides a benefits card families can use to replace school meals. If your child is in the Free or Reduced Lunch program or attends one of the 133 JCPS schools where all students receive free meals, you are eligible. Many of you have already been contacted, received a P-EBT card in the mail or had benefits added to your existing EBT card. But several of you lack the Statewide Student Identification (SSID) number needed to apply. The state cannot supply this number so JCPS will be sending you an email soon with your child’s unique SSID number. Along with the SSID number, you will need the child’s name exactly as it is listed in JCPS records and date of birth to apply at https://benefind.ky.gov/. The deadline to apply is June 30th.
 
You can find answers to many of your questions about the P-EBT program here. Other questions can be directed to pebt.info@ky.gov
 
Remember, JCPS is continuing to provide meals to any child 18 and under at more than 60 Emergency Feeding sites this summer. The sites are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
 
One other note - please check out JCPS’ Summer Learning opportunities for your child. We will be offering a host of fun, engaging, educational programs beginning June 15th. You can find details here.  
 
We hope all of you have a safe, healthy and educational summer!
 
Sincerely,
JCPS Communications

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

Phone: 502-485-8239