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Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Capital of Bulldog Nation! 
A special welcome is extended to our new students, staff members, and families; we are glad you have joined us. 
Preparing for the 2020-2021 school year together with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important, now more than ever, to be both prepared and safe, simultaneously. Educators are faced with the challenges of delivering a quality education through various modes of instruction that still prepares students for state assessments, while maintaining required health safety standards and ensuring that we are prepared and ready for the first day of school. Students and parents, after months of quarantine away from the traditional learning environment, now have to relearn expectations for education and the new learning management system, and meet academic expectations, everyday, beginning September 9, 2020. 
I know that after a delayed start, our scholars are ready to learn, our teachers are ready to provide quality hybrid and virtual instruction, and our administrators are ready to hold everyone accountable and ensure the success of Natchez High School. Everyone -students, teachers, parents, administrators, and stakeholders- plays a vital role in our success and the ultimate success of every student at Natchez High School. Parents, we solicit your support by asking you to become an active member of your child’s education. Join the PTSA, join virtual learning sessions, setup phone conferences with your child’s teacher, and nightly ask your child about his/her day, making certain that completing homework, studying for assessments, composing projects, etc. are done daily.  State and national assessments require students to read, analyze texts, cite textual evidence, and develop opinions from texts; as a result, I implore you to help your child become an avid reader. You would be amazed at what twenty minutes of reading each night will do for your child’s language development and reading skills.  
During the 2020-2021 school year and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will seek to find and use every effective means to provide our students with an educational experience that will promote cooperative and successful living in a democratic society, as well as prepare students for the competitive environment of college and the workforce. We will promote high standards of conduct among students and staff to create and develop an interest in civic affairs, to promote school and community loyalty, to develop pride in and care of public property, and to encourage full and complete utilization of every opportunity for maximum educational growth.
Every school year brings with it the opportunity for all of us to do a better job than we did the year before. Although we are building the foundation in an ever-changing COVID-19 environment, if we all do our part, the house will come together as a solid, eloquent structure. Together, we will be engaged in a rigorous learning environment predicated on safety and success; OUR children deserve nothing less. 
Eric Jackson
Natchez High School