Jennings County High School
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HS Panther News

We appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update this page regularly.

Hybrid School Schedule

All Jennings County Schools are virtual through November 24. Beginning on Monday, November 30, JCHS will begin a hybrid schedule. We encourage you to read the documents below for information on the new hybrid schedule.

Panther Days

Panther Days are Wednesday, December 2, 9, and 16. Students will complete e-learning assignments during these days. Students who need to come in for remediation, homework help, or other support will be permitted to come into the building.

JCHS Panther Days 2020–2021

During the 2020–2021 school year, JCHS will run scheduled Panther days, which consist of JCHS students completing all eight class periods in a digital learning format. Students may be on or off-campus depending on their academic standing and/or individual needs.

Implementation of Panther Days:

  • We will encourage students who are passing all classes and have zero missing assignments to complete their work from home using their devices.
  • We will encourage students who need academic support to attend school in order to receive necessary in-person instruction and remediation.
  • The school building will be open to students, we will serve lunch, and all staff will report as normal.

Panther Days Video:

Please view the following video which contains important information about our Panther days.

Panther Day Schedule:

Generally, these days will occur after ten days (five blue days, five white days) of instruction.

  • Thursday, August 27
  • Monday, September 14
  • Tuesday, September 29
  • Wednesday, October 21
  • Thursday, November 5
  • Friday, November 20
  • Tuesday, December 22
  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Thursday, February 4
  • Tuesday, March 9
  • Wednesday, March 31
  • Friday, April 16
  • Monday, May 3
  • Tuesday, May 18

Student Impact:

  • Students will receive continuity of instruction through enrichment activities and/or remediation for each course on their schedule.
  • Affords 14 instructional days that will not be affected by student absences and allows for fewer students in the building on those days.
  • Students needing academic assistance will have access to JCHS staff for assistance with missing work, currently assigned work, and remedial skills.
  • By incorporating panther days, students will become familiar with their teachers’ digital lesson format/assignments prior to a potential closure.
  • Panther days allow for delivery of necessary non-course content such as, but not limited to:
    • Naviance (Stand-alone Program)
    • Graduation Pathway Information (Pe-recorded, Shared Virtually)
    • Scheduling Information (Pre-recorded, Shared Virtually)
    • Class Meetings (Pre-recorded, Shared Virtually)
    • Virtual Field Trips (TBD)
    • Virtual College/Career Visits (TBD)

Substitute Teacher Meetings

All persons wishing to work as a substitute teacher during the 2020–2021 school year for Jennings County School Corporation need to attend one of the orientation meetings scheduled at Central office 34 W. Main Street North Vernon, IN 47265. The orientation meetings will be for renewing substitutes and new substitutes. Due to COVID-19, sessions will be limited to a small number of people, and masks are required. Please contact Shannon Lacoursiere at (812) 346-4483 ext. 1038 to schedule a time to attend a training session. For more information, please view our press release.

Jennings County High School Panther Pantry

We will officially be open on September 17, 2020, and will operate as a drive-through type of pantry. However, if there is a student in need, please contact either Mrs. Patterson or Mrs. Martin by email. The pantry will be open from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the front of JCHS, door C, on the following dates:

  • September 17
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17
  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 22
  • May 20

We will be distributing pre-packaged boxes and will be receiving those into the pantry the day before each distribution. **In the event school is closed, the pantry will not be in operation until the next distribution date when school is open. Please see our Panther pantry flyer for more information.

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact: 

Marisa Patterson,
(812) 346.5588 ext. 3135
On-site pantry coordinator

Tracy Martin
(812) 346.5588 ext. 3134
On-site facilitator/assistant coordinator