The Storm Forecast

September 9, 2020

San Jose reopening plan phase 2

Phase 2 of school reopening

Dear parents and students,

I hope that this finds you and your families well and healthy. San Jose Prep is moving towards Phase 2 of the school reopening plan.

Beginning September 14, we will offer a hybrid on campus model for those families that have indicated in the family survey that they would like that option. In order to maintain social distancing, middle school students will come on Mondays and Wednesdays and high school students will come on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students on campus will continue to receive live streamed instruction from their teachers. Students will also receive breakfast and lunch for the week.

We will continue to communicate with you as to developments and movement into Phase 3.

In regards to the new building, we are aiming for a grand opening date of Monday, November 30. We plan to make that a celebratory day for all and are looking forward to sharing the day with you.

Thank you for the continued support. I appreciate the many kind and encouraging words from many of you.- please know that it means so much to me and the faculty and staff here.

Mrs. Knapp


Procedures for students who will be coming to hybrid on campus model

Students who will be on campus for the brick and mortar portion of our livestream will need to remember the following:

  • All school rules, policies and procedures still apply
  • Uniforms will be enforced. Students must wear uniform polo shirt and appropriate bottoms. Dress code, including hair color, will be enforced.
  • Face masks are required
  • COVID waivers must be on file in order for students to be in attendance
  • All persons entering the building must have a daily temperature check
  • Students who checked out Chromebooks must bring their Chromebooks with them. If a student wishes to bring their personal laptop/Chromebook, they may do so.
  • All students will need to bring headphones
  • No student parking is available for Juniors and Seniors
  • Students will be issued a week's worth of breakfast and lunch on the first day of each week that they attend (Mondays for middle school; Tuesdays for high school)
  • Cell phones will not be allowed in the computer lab; cell phones must be turned in each morning and will be returned at the end of the day.

School hours: 8:00a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday

8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Fridays

Breakfast and lunch...delivered???

We are surveying families to see if there is enough interest in having school breakfast and lunch delivery to your home. We need a minimum of 200 students to participate in order to make this possible.

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:

For more information on school food services, please email

Student Government Newsletter

This year's Student Government has started a student run newsletter!

Check out the first edition below!

Is your contact information correct in our system?

We need to ensure that we have all of your current information in our system in order to ensure that you receive all important school information and to facilitate communication between you and your child's teachers.

If you are unsure if we have all of your current information, please email Mr. Cassells at

We need to make sure we have your most current:

  • phone numbers
  • address
  • email
  • Any secondary contacts and their information
Thank you for ensuring that we are able to have great communication with you!

Absence notes

If your student is absent from school due to illness, doctor's appointment or religious holiday, you can complete an excuse note here:

Doctors/medical notes can be emailed to

Senior pictures

Class of 2021:

Don't forget that you must schedule your Senior pictures through Lifetouch. The deadline for Senior pictures is September 30. Don't forget that we will need your Senior picture for graduation!

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Senior 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 rqnmzkc

Important reminders for parents

We wanted to remind you of a few important items:

  • 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 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 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

Test Prep Boot Camp for 11th and 12th graders

If your Junior or Senior needs to retake the ELA FSA or the Algebra 1 EOC, we will be having a Boot Camp on Saturday, September 12 at 9am in the San Jose Primary cafetería. Seating is limited to 50 students due to COVID restrictions. To sign up, students should go to:

On Saturday, October 3, we will be having a Boot Camp for students wanting to prepare for the SAT. This will also be at 9am and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited to 50 students due to COVID restrictions. To sign up, students should go to:

Open House 2020

Save the date! This year we will hold a virtual open house on September 16. More details to come soon.

Quarter 1 progress reports

This week we are halfway through 1st quarter. Please make sure that you check your student's grades on Focus, as the grades are in real time.

If you need to schedule a parent/teacher conference, please email

San Jose Partners- our parent organization

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: 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 Or email your questions to for more information.

Counselor's corner

Did you know that we have a mental health counselor on staff and that she is still working with students during distance learning?

Meet Mrs. Bender, our licensed mental health counselor!

Please read her introductory letter below. You may contact Mrs. Bender@

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Meet the Student Services Team!

San Jose Prep has a full service Student Services team available to assist students, teachers and parents with all of their academic needs. Student Services can assist you with:

  • academic questions and issues
  • scheduling
  • parent/teacher conferences and communication
  • 504s & IEPs
  • ESOL
  • grad tracking and graduation status
  • retention/promotion questions
  • social work services
  • mental health services
  • attendance interventions
and more!

If you need to reach out to one of our counselors, please email 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


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

When you have completed your application for an account, email in order to have your account activated.

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

Having difficulties? Please contact for assistance.

Attention 7th grade parents!!!!

Don't forget that, per Florida Statute, all students entering the 7th grade must have the TDAP shot in order to attend school!

Please make sure that your student has had their shots and send a copy of the shot record to

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