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Hello Blue Jay Families,

Dear Students and Parents,
It is with tremendous pride that I welcome you to the start of the 2021-2022 academic year at Junction
City High School (JCHS). JCHS is a uniquely special place, and I am honored to lead this impressive school
community as I transition from “Interim Principal” into my first year as Principal.
A strong foundation exists on which we can expand the vision of JCHS Academies as we celebrate “Twenty
Years of Progress Through CTE Partnerships.” The JCHS Academy structure is a true testament to the
enduring legacy of excellence. Our faculty and staff will continue to work tirelessly to build on this legacy
by developing solid relationships with students, parents, and community partners. Our goal is to increase
student opportunities to access the experiential learning on which the Academies are built so that every
student graduates prepared and ready for college, career, and beyond.
On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, we will start the new school year. In preparation for the new school
year, the JCHS administrative team will host two Virtual “Let’s Get Better Together” Parent Informational
Meetings on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from noon – 1:00 P.M. and again from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Each
meeting will provide an opportunity to answer questions and the share information such as our COVID
safety and health protocols, arrival and dismissal procedures, and student’s daily schedule.
Registration is well underway, and as of today, more than 1,000 students have taken advantage of our
online registration process. Courses are filling up fast, so register today!
On Thursday, July 29, 2021, JCHS will begin our onsite registration process. Students may register in Shenk
gym at the old Junction City High School location between 8:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. JCHS will maintain a
team onsite to assist with in-person registration. The onsite registration schedule is as follows:
August 03 – 05, 2021 from 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
August 10 – 12, 2021 from 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
August 17 – 19, 2021 from 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


I look forward to meeting with you on August 10th and partnering with you to create a successful year at
Junction City High School.

Sincerely,

Merrier A. Jackson
Principal, Junction City High School
MerrierJackson@usd475.org
785-717-4200