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July 25, 2021

Dear parents, guardians, and students,

Two more weeks...Back to school will be here before we know it! We are busy on campus getting ready to welcome students back for the 2021-2022 school year and we are excited about all the things this year will bring.

Over the next two weeks, we will be sending home information about the return to school- please make sure that you check your email, our social media and our website as we start publishing updates.

All of our newsletters are available all year on our website at

We look forward to seeing all of you on August 10!

Mrs. Knapp


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Offices closed Monday and Tuesday

Please note- our offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27, as our staff attends training to prepare for the school year.

We will return to normal Monday-Friday office operating hours on Wednesday, July 28.

Thank you for understanding.

Important information for students entering 7th grade

ALL 7th graders students are required by law to have their TDAP shot before starting the 7th grade or they may not attend any Florida public school.

Please make sure that your shot records are up to date and that your student has had their TDAP shot.

If you are unsure as to whether or not we have the up to date record for your student, please email

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Time for Senior pictures!

Class of 2022:

It is time to schedule your Senior pictures!

Parents: Senior pictures are NOT done at school on picture day- you must schedule an appointment at the Lifetouch Studios.

You are not obligated to purchase photos, however, ALL Seniors must have a formal senior portrait on file. Schedule your appointment online at
Please see information below

New Senior traditions- paint your parking space and Legacy Tiles


We are starting some new traditions that will be inaugurated by the Class of 2022.

Please see the flyer below for information on painting your own parking space and creating your own Legacy Tile.

We can't wait to see you unleash your creativity!

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Senior Night

Class of 2022 graduates and parents:

Senior Night is back! Please save the date for Thursday, August 5 at 6pm.

It is important for you to attend this evening as we will be reviewing all critical items regarding the Senior year. Students are required to have a parent/guardian present.

Also, ALL Seniors and their parents are required to attend the first Grad Coach meeting of the year. You may do so in person or virtually on August the 5th from 1pm until 5:30pm. Sign ups will be going out soon.

REQUIRED Senior & parent grad chat meetings

All Seniors are required to attend a minimum of 3 grad chats per year with the Grad Coach. The first grad chats of the year require that a parent/guardian attend. This is part of the Pathway to Success requirements to participate in the graduation ceremony.

You can schedule an appointment online at:

For questions, please email

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Class of 2025 Parent Night

Welcome to high school Class of 2025! High school means a lot of changes and we want to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Please join us at our Freshman Parent Night on Thursday, August 12 at 6pm. We will be sharing information about the transition to high school, high school expectations, and much more!

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Welcome to middle school Class of 2028!

We are very excited to welcome you to San Jose Prep.

On Thursday, August 5th, from 9am until 12pm, we will be hosting our first annual 6th grade orientation!

This will consist of a series of workshops for our incoming 6th grade students led by our faculty and upperclassmen to help make the transition to middle school easier.

Parents may drop off students in front of the gym starting at 8:30am and pick them back up at 12pm.

Parents may join our opening ceremony and then attend a parent Q&A session, but the workshops are designed for the students.

We can't wait to meet you!

Email addresses for 6th graders who attended San Jose Primary

If your student attended San Jose Primary last year, please not that their new email address will be, not
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School uniforms

Don't wait until the last minute to get your uniforms!

The uniform store will be open this summer. The store is located at

11363 San Jose Blvd, Building 200

Jacksonville, FL 32223

You can also purchase online at:

Middle school uniform: royal blue polo shirt

High school uniform: black polo shirt

Polo shirts must be worn at all times, including under jackets and sweatshirts!!!

Approved school bottoms:

  • khaki, black or navy blue pants
  • khaki, black, or navy blue shorts (to the knee)
  • khaki, black, or navy blue skorts/skirts (to the knee)

Athletic pants, joggers, jeans and leggings are NOT permitted.

An updated parent/student handbook will be published this summer.

If you wish to donate your student's old uniform for students in need, you can drop them off in the front office- and thank you!

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What you need to know

Q: Do I have to wear a polo even if I am wearing a sweatshirt?

A: Yes!!!! Polo shirts are a required part of the uniform. You must wear your polo shirt every day regardless of whether or not you have a sweatshirt

Q: I can wear any bottoms as long as they are the correct color, right?

A: No- you must wear approved bottoms. These are: Long khaki style pants, Bermuda shorts, shorts or skirts the length of bermuda shorts (no minis). You may NOT wear leggings, jeans, athletic pants or joggers, sweatpants, jeggings

If in doubt, here are some examples:

Boys bottoms:

Girls bottoms:

Q: I get cold easily...I can bring any hoodie or sweatshirt, right?

A: No. All outerwear must be San Jose Prep uniform gear purchased at the uniform store.

Make sure you set up your Focus account!

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 and download their report cards.

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.

Download the ParentSquare app!


Make sure that you have downloaded the ParentSquare app so you can stay up to date with what is happening at school.

You can set it up to be in any language and you can get the school calendar of events, app notifications, notifications from teachers, and more!

It is free on the app store for both Apple and Android.

Student parking passes

Parking passes for student drivers are available in the link below.

In order to be approved for an on campus parking pass, students must:

  • complete parking pass application
  • bring a copy of their driver's license
  • provide proof of insurance
  • be approved by administration
  • pay the required fee

Parking on campus without an approved parking pass may result in your car being towed at your expense.

Students with discipline, attendance and/or academic issues may have their parking privileges suspended/revoked.

Student schedules

Student schedules are NOT available on Focus.

There have been districtwide issues with Focus and it is currently displaying erroneous information on schedules, school of student, etc... Please know that DCPS is working on this and all students' Focus information will be restored soon.

San Jose Prep student schedules will be released at student orientations.

If your student is not able to make it to their assigned orientation, schedules will be published to the Focus portal after the orientations take place.

2021-2022 San Jose Prep school calendar

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School starts August 10!

Did you return your Chromebook or hot spot?

If you have not returned your Chromebook or hot spot from last spring's virtual learning, you will not receive a schedule for the coming year until you return the equipment you checked out! Please make sure that you return it as soon as possible.


Orientations are an opportunity to pick up a copy of your schedule and see where your classrooms are.

Orientations will be held on the following dates:

6th grade: August 5th from 9am-12pm (see information above)

7th-10th grades: August 6th

Students with last names A-G 10:00 am-10:30

Students with last names H-N 10:45-11:15

Students with last names O-Z 11:20-12:10

11th grade: August 6th from 9am-10am. Please meet in the cafeteria for a presentation

12th grade: Senior Night (see information above)

If you are not able to make it to orientation, schedules will be posted to Focus on August 6.

School supplies

Please remember that in secondary school, supply lists are sent by teachers, not grade level, since all students have different schedules.

Teachers will have supply lists ready at student orientations and students will have the first couple weeks of school to get their school supplies.

Some supplies that are generally used in all classes:

  • loose leaf paper
  • binders
  • folders
  • pens
  • pencils, erasers

We are San Jose Prep! Help us get our display set up!

One of the things that we love about San Jose Prep is our diversity.

To celebrate that, we will begin hanging flags that represent the nations of the students and staff at Prep.

If you would like to sponsor one of the flags, please go to our wish list:

Is your family's flag missing? Please let us know or donate your flag. Please make sure that it is 3ft x 5ft.

We look forward to seeing this display of school diversity and unity!

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August 5: Senior Night, 6pm, cafeteria

August 5: 6th grade orientation, 9am-12pm, gym

August 6: 11th grade orientation, 9am-10am

August 6: 7th-10th orientations, 10am-12pm

August 10: First day of school!

August 12: Freshman Parent Night, 6pm

August 30: Open House, 6pm

August 30: Picture day for 6th-11th grades

Sept 6: No school- Labor day

Sept 11: Senior parking painting

Sept 16: Senior Family Dinner Night

October 8: End of 1st quarter; no school, Fall Break

October 11: No school- Fall Break

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