The Storm Forecast

Week of February 8, 2021

Dear parents, guardians, and students,

FINALLY!!!!!! The long awaited day has come for us to open the doors to our new home.

I am deeply grateful to our families and our students for the patience, your belief in us, your kind words, and your support- they have carried us through some tough times and I want you to know that it is noticed and appreciated.


When we open the doors on Monday, we will essentially be opening a brand new school, not just in building structure, but in every sense of the word- procedures, activities, rituals and traditions. One thing that will not change- the personalized care for your children.


As we go through our first days, please bear with us as we work out all of the kinks and get into a routine. A lot of planning and thought has gone into all aspects of opening and as we teach our students the new processes, it will take a few days to adjust.


Due to the additional week of Christmas break, the school calendar has had to be slightly adjusted- the change is essentially that students no longer have Friday, February 12 and Monday, March 15 off. The school year will not be extended any further into May.


We also have adjusted our daily schedule to allow students to spend more time with their teachers and help improve skills necessary to be successful on state and national assessments this spring. Mondays and Wednesdays, students will see their 1st-3rd period teachers, Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will see their 4th-6th period teachers, Fridays will alternate and be conducted remotely.


We will be working with the students to ensure that they are mastering the skills in each of the content areas and to ensure that we fill any gaps in learning that may have occurred due to COVID closure.


Our staff is also working on bringing to life student activities and traditions that are within CDC guidelines but will help enrich the lives of students.


We look forward to seeing you on campus on Monday.


Mrs. Knapp

Principal

School COVID guidelines

All students who return to the school building must abide by the following COVID guidelines:


  • daily temperature checks to enter the school building
  • facemasks must be worn at all times except when eating
  • COVID waiver must on file
  • frequent hand washing/sanitizing

COVID waivers can be emailed to michelle.pangle@sanjoseprep.org

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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Students on virtual instruction

All students who are staying on the virtual platform must remember that they are to follow the school schedule and complete daily assignments and attendance tasks. The Google Classroom for virtual students is listed below. Announcements, communication with Student Services will be posted here.


Classroom code: ox6h26y


Virtual students who had Edward Waters College Dual Enrollment courses in the fall: EWC DE courses will not be offered virtually. For 2nd semester, another course will be assigned.

Courses via FSCJ and Doral College will continue virtually.

We now have early morning care!

Registration for early morning care is now open!

Go to our website to register and pay the fees: https://www.sanjoseprep.org/before-after-school-care/


Morning care is from 6:30a.m.-8:00a.m.

Only students registered in morning care may attend.

After care through the YMCA for middle school

Will you need to register your students for after school after care? The YMCA will be providing an after school program on campus for 6th-8th graders.

The easiest way to register is online at https://fcymca.org/programs/child-care/before-and-afterschool/ and choose San Jose Primary.


Any questions regarding after care should be directed to the YMCA.

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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/

Don't forget hair color!!!

Don't forget that only natural hair colors are allowed in school. Please make sure that any unnatural hair color has been removed by the time school starts!

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.

Exiting campus

During student drop off and pick up hours, all traffic must turn right when exiting the campus.

There is- and has been- a traffic sign designating the exit as right turn only.


We also have seen great improvement in afternoon pick up. In order to keep the flow of traffic going smoothly, please help us with the following:

  • Please follow directives of staff in parking lot
  • Please do not create your own traffic patterns/lanes
  • Please pull up as far as possible- stopping in the middle of the driveway because you see your student there stops the flow of traffic. Please pull all the way up as far as possible and your student will come to you
  • Please stay off cell phones while in the carline- there have been some near accidents and traffic hold ups due to drivers on their phones


Please assist us by following the traffic rules during student drop off and pick up times.

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.

Changes to attendance at athletic events

Due to the current surge in COVID cases, San Jose Schools is implementing new attendance guidelines for athletic events in order to keep everyone healthy and prevent the spread of COVID 19.


The following are in place effective immediately:

  1. NO student attendance
  2. Players from both our team as well as visitors are restricted to only 2 parents/guardians. (could be grandparents, but NO siblings)
  3. Cheerleaders will continue to have their middle section of bleachers
  4. Home team attendees will sit to the left of the cheerleaders while looking at the stage.
  5. Visiting team attendees will sit to the right of the cheerleaders while looking at the stage
  6. Attendees will be sitting in front of their prospective benches
  7. Attendees will have 2 sections in both home and visitor areas so social distancing is not a problem
  8. Masks are mandatory at all times, by EVERYONE
  9. Temperature checks at the door
  10. Visitors need to be aware of the green tape seats in the bleachers- these are the markings as to where to sit for social distancing

While we understand that this may be disappointing to some fans, our goal is to keep everyone safe. We look forward to a future where we can bring everyone back to celebrate our students' activities.

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

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How do I view my child's report card?

If you want to download your child's report card, go to the Focus Parent Portal and click on the Reports tab. You should be able to see a link to the report card and will immediately be able to download.


Click picture below for a screenshot.

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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 events

Tuesday, February 9

Progress report- check your child's grades!


Monday, February 15

No School- President's Day


Friday, March 5

END OF 3RD QUARTER

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