The Storm Forecast

Week of March 15, 2021

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Dear parents, guardians, and students,

Spring break has come to an end and we are getting closer and closer to the end of the school year. With the end of spring break, we begin testing season. This year, the state will NOT be cancelling state assessments due to COVID, therefore, our teachers have been diligently working with students to ensure that they are prepared for all state and national exams.

Parents and families can help support our efforts by ensuring that students are consistently attending school and that they are at school on time. Attendance to school is critical in order for students to be prepared for their academic assessments.


For FSA, SAT, ACT and AP exams, students who are virtual must come in to take their assessments.


We hope to have some parent information nights as we get closer to assessments in order to help parents understand what their students will have to do on these assessments and how to best help them.


Middle school parents: please check your student's iReady benchmark data in order to see how your student is currently performing in math and language arts. The iReady data correlates with FSA. If you have not received your student's data, please reach out to their math or language arts teacher.


9th and 10th graders are using NWEA as a measure of their academic progress and should also have their data.


11th and 12th graders need to be focusing on the SAT and the ACT. Some juniors and seniors still need the required test scores in order to graduate, so it is critical to hit the mark on the SAT, ACT, or FSA retakes. Student Services has been meeting with these students to let them know what they will need to be graduation ready. Free SAT practice can be found on Khan Academy.


Our Seniors are also receiving their college and job acceptance letters- we are so proud!


As you can see, we will have lots going on over these last two and a half month. Let's work together to give it all we've got to make sure that our students are successful.


Mrs. Knapp

Principal

If your child feels sick or if someone in your home has been sick, PLEASE KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME

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Help us make sure everyone stays healthy!

As a reminder, do not send your child to school if he or she is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. If there is a member of your household who is COVID-19 positive, do not send your child to school. If your child was exposed to a confirmed case and has not completed their full quarantine period, do not send your child to school until the quarantine period is over.

If a student must quarantine, school work will be provided and the absence will be excused. In order to help keep everyone healthy, notify the school if your student has been diagnosed with COVID 19 or has been exposed to COVID 19 so we may follow the appropriate protocols at school.

Also, any time your child is sick (cold, flu, etc...) they should stay home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.


Thank you for partnering with us to help keep everyone healthy!

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School tardy policy

Don't forget our tardy policy-

After 3 tardies to school or class, students will begin to receive disciplinary consequences. Please help us by ensuring that your child is at school on time. They must be in their classroom at 8:00am.

Uniform policy

Students must be in full uniform to include their polo shirt and school sweatshirt. Students with uniform infractions will be sent home to change or a parent must bring the appropriate uniform to school. Multiple uniform infractions may result in discipline referrals.


Please make sure that your student is in full uniform. If you need to purchase uniforms, you can do so online at https://shop.sanjoseschools.org/

For polo shirts, once you click on the item, you will have the option to choose the correct color (black for high school, blue for middle school).



Also, please make sure that you review the school dress code, especially hair color and shoes. You can view our student handbook at: https://www.sanjoseprep.org/handbooks-and-policies/

New uniform store location

The San Jose Schools Uniform Store has moved to a new location.

The new store can be found at:

11363 San Jose Blvd, Building 200

Jacksonville, FL 32223


You can also purchase online at: https://shop.sanjoseschools.org/

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Purchase your yearbooks!

It is time to order your yearbooks!

Purchase them now before they are sold out. Yearbooks may be purchased online. The books can be ordered at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and the yearbook ID is 14258921

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Donation box is in the lobby by the front door

Dangerous maneuvers

Parents- please help us keep your kids safe!!!


Please do not stop your car in the middle of Sunbeam Rd and have your students run across traffic. This is very dangerous.


If your students walk or bike to school: please reiterate to them that they need to make their way to the closest crosswalk and cross there- darting across Sunbeam Rd is dangerous and could have fatal results.


We thank you for your assistance with this.

Free books

The Florida House of Representatives has partnered with Age of Learning to bring FREE access to its online digital library to every Florida child, regardless of age, income, or reading level, from now through 12/31/2021. To take advantage of this initiative, all a Floridian needs to do is visit ReadingIQ.com/newworlds and create a free account.

Please click picture below for the appropriate communication steps regarding your student

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Focus

Parents- it is very important for all of you to have a parent account to Focus. This will allow you to see your students' grades in real time.

For instructions on how to create a parent Focus account, go to https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745


When you have completed your application for an account, email michelle.pangle@sanjoseprep.org in order to have your account activated.


Once you have created the account, please allow 48 hours for activation.

Having difficulties? Please contact michelle.pangle@sanjoseprep.org for assistance.

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Upcoming assessments

Testing season is upon us. Below are the tentative current scheduled testing dates by grade level. Please note, these are tentative, as the state could make changes. Another note- high school FSA testing for 9th and 10th grade may include some 11th and 12th graders that still need to complete those assessments. These students will be notified by Mrs. Campbell.


March 24th:

9th grade- PSAT

10th grade- FSA prep

11th & 12th grade- SAT


April 5:

7th & 8th grade- FSA Writing


April 6:

6th grade- FSA writing


April 7th:

9th grade- FSA writing


April 8th:

10th grade: FSA writing


May 4th & 5th: entire school in testing mode

6th, 7th, 8th grade: FSA REading

9th-12th: Algebra & Geometry EOC exams


May 6th:

11th/12th: AP U.S. History exam


May 10th:

8th grade: FSA science

9th & 10th grade: FSA Reading


May 11th: entire school in testing mode

6th, 7th, 8th grades: FSA math

9th & 10th grade: FSA Reading

11th/12th: AP Psychology exam

AP Seminar, AP Spanish


May 12: entire school in testing mode

6th, 7th, 8th FSA math

select 8th, 11th: U.S. History EOC exam

select 10th: AP English Language exam


May 13:

AP Computer Science exam


May 14:

AP Biology exam

AP Environmental Science exam


May 17:

9th grade: Biology EOC exam

7th & 8th grade: Civics EOC exam

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Seniors

Mandatory Senior Meeting/ Cap & Gown And Sr Announcement delivery: April 9th at 1:30 pm


Senior Spirit Week: April 26th – 30th (themes to be published soon!)


The final walk: We will be inaugurating a new tradition this year- The Final Walk. Seniors will suit up in their caps and gowns and walk the halls of San Jose Primary and San Jose Prep one final time and be celebrated! The final walk will take place on Thursday, May 6.

The final formal day of classes for Seniors (with the exception of any exams) will be Friday, May 7.


Required! Don't forget that in order to participate in the graduation commencement ceremony, you must complete your Pathway to Success and turn in a copy of one of the following: a college/tech school acceptance letter, a military acceptance, or an employment offer. Letters must be turned in to Ms. De La Cruz.


Graduation rehearsal is mandatory!

All Seniors planning to participate in the ceremony must participate in the rehearsal. Failure to show to the rehearsal will result in not being able to walk at the ceremony. Rehearsal will take place the morning of Friday, May 14.


Senior Awards

The Senior Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 13. More details to come soon.

Senior parents...we need baby pictures!

Parents of the Class of 2021....we are looking for baby pictures of our graduating class. Please email the pictures to our yearbook sponsor, Mrs. Wallace, to sheryl.wallace@sanjoseprep.org


Don't forget to include your child's name in the email.

Seniors- share your great news!!!

Seniors-

Don't forget to send Student Services a copy of your college acceptance, military acceptance or job acceptance letters. We also would love pictures!

Send your letters and pictures to studentservices@sanjoseprep.org

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Upcoming events

Monday, March 8-Friday, March 12

SPRING BREAK!!!! All school offices closed


Sunday, March 14

Spring forward...daylight savings begins


Friday, April 2

NO SCHOOL


Monday-Wednesday, April 5, 6, 7

FSA Writing


Friday & Saturday, April 9 &10

Spring Musical, Footloose, 6:30pm


Week of April 12

Progress reports for 4th quarter


Friday & Saturday, April 16 &17

Spring Musical, Footloose, 6:30pm


Week of April 19

Final benchmarks


Week of April 26

Senior Week


Saturday, May 1

Prom

National Teacher & Staff Appreciation week

This year's National Teacher & Staff Appreciation week will take place May 3-7!
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