The Storm Forecast
October 13, 2020
Dear parents and guardians,
As we get into the 2nd quarter, it is a good time to remember that the 2nd quarter is often the shortest, due to many holiday breaks. It is imperative that students ensure that they are turning in their work every day- lack of work completion is the #1 way for grades to drop. Your teachers are always available to assist with questions and difficulties, but it is difficult to assess what students need help with if the work is not turned in so the teacher can see where the difficulties lie.
Another hot topic- the new building! Our construction company is now working 7 days a week in order to bring our building to completion so we can move in soon. We are SO excited about this new chapter and can't wait to share with you our new home.
As we prepare for the new building, please make sure that you prepare as well by ensuring that you have your school uniforms, that you are prepared for dress code compliance (check the hair color!), and that you have all you have your school supplies.
Many school clubs and activities are already starting up in preparation for the return to campus. If you still don't have a club or activity and want to join one, you can check out the list of activities on our website at https://www.sanjoseprep.org/clubs-and-activities/ and contact the club sponsor.
We can't wait to see you!
School hours: 8:00a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
New app and communication system
In order for you to stay up to date with what is happening at San Jose Prep, please make sure to download the ParentSquare app on the app store. It is a free download for both Apple and Android.
Also, please make sure that all of your contact information with the school, specifically your phone numbers and emails, are correct. If in doubt, please contact Student Records at email@example.com
The ParentSquare app will allow you to see the school calendar in real time, continue to receive emails and phone calls, receive text message updates, and now, get notifications from teachers. It will also notify you if your student has been marked absent for any of their classes (feature to be activated soon).
Please register for ParentSquare today so you do not miss out!
Curbside meal pick up
Meal distributions are available from 11:30-12:00pm Monday and Wednesdays.
You do not have to sign up for pick up, just come to the front office and ask for your meals. When picking up meals, you will receive:
If you pick on Monday, you will receive meals for Monday-Wednesday
If you pick up on Wednesday, you will receive meals for Thursday and Friday.
Breakfast and lunch...delivered???
If you would be interested in having your student's breakfast and lunches for the week delivered to your home, please fill out the following survey: https://forms.gle/LXiCxSTfeX1Kc2Lv5
For more information on school food services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your contact information correct in our system?
If you are unsure if we have all of your current information, please email Mr. Cassells at email@example.com
We need to make sure we have your most current:
- phone numbers
- Any secondary contacts and their information
Doctors/medical notes can be uploaded via that web page.
All other absences are unexcused absences.
Important reminders for parents
- When students are in class, they are required to have their cameras turned in so we can verify the student's attendance and participation in the course. If your student's computer does not have a camera, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a Chromebook to check out. Also remember that we take live attendance every class period, so if the student is not in the Google Classroom during class time, they will be marked absent.
- For students who are starting show potential truancy trends, attendance intervention meetings will begin in the next two weeks. Please make sure that your student is attending all of their classes every day.
- If you have a question about something in class, the best course of action is always to reach out to the teacher first. Most issues and questions can be resolved through communication with the classroom teacher. If you need to schedule a conference, please email email@example.com and a member of our team will reach out to you to schedule a conference.
- Please make sure that your student is completing their work! Although we are on virtual instruction, we still have graded work and deadlines for assignments.
When students are back on campus, we have strict COVID guidelines in place:
- Face masks are required in order to be on campus
- All students on campus must have a COVID waiver on file
- There are daily temperature checks daily prior to entering the building and throughout the day
- Everyone is expected to maintain socially distant
San Jose Partners- our parent organization
It is time for the first SJP meeting of the year! The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov 10 at 6pm via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 853 2736 1514
San Jose Prep's parent involvement organization is the San Jose Partners. We love having our parents involved in our school and encourage you to participate. Here is a note from SJP:
Please join San Jose Partners! Memberships are $5 for the 2020-21 School Year: https://www.sanjoseprep.org/parent-organization/. We are the Parent Organization that supports our teachers, staff and students at San Jose Primary and San Jose Prep. Our organization is designed to enrich our school community. The leadership council meets monthly and discusses a wide range of topics including teacher appreciation events, fundraising, support for student activities and meeting the school's needs for volunteers. We also actively provide parent feedback to the administration. Every year, officers are elected by the SJP membership to fill key positions on our leadership council. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1667954689998754. Or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FAFSA Night for Seniors sponsored by Student Services
It is time to complete the FAFSA- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In order for students to receive any type of college financial aid, or even apply for some scholarships, a FAFSA must be on file.
On Thursday, Oct 22 at 5pm at San Jose Primary, our Student Services team will be hosting a FAFSA workshop for Seniors and their families and will also provide stations to help complete the FAFSA onsite. Please bring your 2019 income tax returns as you will need this information to complete the FAFSA. No income tax return? Don't stress- there are still ways to get financial aid...come to the workshop to find out!
Food will be provided.
Seniors and parents must follow the COVID guidelines:
- temeprature checks will be conducted at the door
- COVID waiver must be completed
- face masks are required
- all participants must maintain social distancing
We look forward to seeing you and assisting you.
Meet the Student Services Team!
- academic questions and issues
- parent/teacher conferences and communication
- 504s & IEPs
- grad tracking and graduation status
- retention/promotion questions
- social work services
- mental health services
- attendance interventions
If you need to reach out to one of our counselors, please email email@example.com and a member of our team will reach out to you.
Student Services Team:
Mrs. Cooley, Director of Student Services
Mrs. Bell, Academic Advisor
Ms. De La Cruz, Academic Advisor, Social Worker
Mrs. Campbell, AP, Pre-AP Coordinator & Assessments
Mrs. Hubbard, Academic interventionist
Mrs. Bender, Mental Health Counselor
Meet Mrs. Bender, our licensed mental health counselor!
Please read her introductory letter below. You may contact Mrs. Bender@ firstname.lastname@example.org
School crossing coming!
This is a 1 hour commitment in the morning and a 1 hour commitment in the afternoon. Interested? Apply here: https://www.jaxsheriff.org/Careers/School-Crossing-Guard.aspx
The world needs as much positivity as possible right now. We want to start a Positive Pumpkins photo project to help uplift spirits!
We want to encourage students, families and staff to decorate pumpkins with positive messages and send us a picture! We will be doing a Positive Pumpkins picture gallery to share! Please email pictures to Mrs. Knapp at email@example.com
We look forward to see your creations!
Missed Senior Night? Check out the recording below!
Junior Class Google Page
Stay up to date with what is happening your Senior year. Make sure you join the /class of 2021 Google Classroom: code mf3yvzb
Class sponsor: Mrs. Pangle
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in order to have your account activated.
Once you have created the account, please allow 48 hours for activation.
Having difficulties? Please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Resource for older caregivers
Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP) supports grandparents and other elder caregivers. If you are interested, please see the attached brochure or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Nov 10
San Jose Partners meeting (parent organization); 6pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85327361514?pwd=cmN6czBTWmU5aHhUb0FjdzNHMmt1UT09 Meeting ID: 853 2736 1514 Passcode: SJP
SJP parent organization meeting, 6-7:30 via zoom
10th grade parent night 6:15-7:15 in the cafeteria
Wednesday, Nov 11
Veterans Day- NO SCHOOL
Friday, Nov 13
World Kindness Day (what are YOU doing?)
Monday, Nov 23- Friday, Nov 27
Thanksgiving break- NO SCHOOL
Thursday, Dec 3
School picture day
Tue, Dec 15-Thur Dec 17
Friday, Dec 18-Monday January 4
Monday, January 4
Teacher planning day
Tuesday, January 5
Back to school! Students return to school- 3rd quarter begins