As we finally move toward spring, we feel it is time to address some important issues with our students. Working with our School Resource Officer, Joe Kolp, we are meeting with small groups of students during House. Officer Kolp put together a wonderful presentation addressing four areas of concern. We have seen an increase of office referrals in these areas:
Social Media (bullying and harassment); Texting sexually explicit pictures and the law (2nd Degree Felony), the effects on college and career as well; Vaping (health effects, school discipline and the law); and School Safety (keeping outside doors secured, see something, say something).
The feedback from students and staff has been very positive. It is an opportunity to bring awareness and answer questions about relevant school (and life) issues. The Delaware Police Department "Officer of the Year" Joe Kolp delivers a powerful and engaging presentation. Our students have asked insightful questions and hopefully we can be proactive rather than reactive to these important issues. If you have any questions about any of these topics, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We are also working with the Delaware County Highway Patrol on a Safe Driving campaign with our students. We are looking for parents who would like to join us in this educational program. We have added signs to the school exits about texting and distracted driving. We are also making announcements reminding students to be safe while driving. If you would like more information, please check out our twitter page through the
Delaware Health District.
Dr. Ric Stranges
Don't miss this important presentation by nationally acclaimed speaker, Jesse Weinberger on Thursday, February 28th at the Willis Education Center. Click
HERE for all of the details.
Please check Power School or call
740-833-1010 for your balance.
Reminder to seniors and their parents/guardians:
All fees must be paid prior to graduation in order to fully participate. Please see or email Mrs. Backus with any questions. b
LATE START/ACT TEST DAY
March 12th will be a late start (3 1/2 hour) for freshman, sophomores and seniors.
Juniors will report at the normal time for ACT testing. Click
HERE for the complete schedule including bus schedules.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
The DCS Family Resource Center is a small social service agency located in the Willis Education Center that provides resources and referrals to Delaware City Schools' families. ClickHERE for details.
FREE VISION EXAMS
The Ohio Optometric Association is coming to Willis February 27-28th to provide free vision exams AND glasses for students who do not have the means to get them. Click
HERE for details or contact our school nurse:
Shasta McKee 740-833-1019
Contact Ms. Scocozzo to make an appointment. Must be at least 16 years old to donate. Click
HERE for height/weight requirements.
Seniors have been receiving information and texts about important upcoming deadlines and information.