The Storm Forecast

September 12, 2022

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Progress reports this week!

Thursday, September 15 is progress report day- this marks the halway mark of the 1st quarter.

Please log on to Focus to view your student's current grade.

DCPS had some technical issues with Focus at the beginning of the school year that was not allowing teachers to enter grades into the grade book, however, this has now been fixed and teachers have been busy catching their grades back up.

Please know that science, culinary, and aviation grades will be handed out on paper. These classes have had work assigned that students should be completing.

Dual enrollment courses are college courses that run on the college's calendar and criteria and therefore do not have high school progress reports. Please know that dual enrolllment grades go on both your student's high school and college transcript.

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.

San Jose Cecil Back to School Bash!

We have secured Batt's Family Center for our first social!

Date: Saturday, Sept 24

Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost: $25

Includes: game of bowling, game of laser tag, pizza & drink

Payment can be made via ParentSquare. Payment closes on Wednesday, Sept 21

Bus transportation- please be mindful!

While we do have Mr. Cassells supervising students at FSCJ Cecil, he cannot wait 2-3 hours for parents to pick students up. Please know that supervision will end at 4:30p.m.

Please make arrangements to pick up your student in a timely manner.

Student parking now available

Student parking decals are now available.

Please complete the attached decal registration below and pay the $40 decal fee via ParentSquare:

Students can bring their paperwork to Mrs. Pangle or Mr. Cassells in the front office.

Civil Air Patrol

Interested in aviation? Want to take part in a leadership program? Join the Storm Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. You do not have to be in the aviation class to join.

Want to find out more? Join us online on Tuesday, Sept 13 at 6pm

Civil Air Patrol info meeting

Tuesday, September 13 · 6:00 – 7:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 413-752-0137‬ PIN: ‪593 554 729‬#

Dual enrollment

Are you interested in taking Dual Enrollment classes 2nd semester?

Are you interested in being part of the Early College program and graduating with an AA?

Come join us and the staff at FSCJ for an informational meeting on spring registration and the Early College program.

Requirements for taking dual enrollment courses:

  • 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • minimum of 4 H.S. credits (one must be Algebra 1 and one must be English)
  • qualifying PERT scores

When: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 6:00p.m.

Where: FSCJ Cecil

FSA retakes for juniors and seniors

Juniors and Seniors that need to retake the FSA Reading or the Algebra 1 EOC exam for graduation will be retaking these assessments the week of Sept 19.

Sept 20-21: FSA Reading

Sept 22-23: Algebra EOC exam

We will host a test prep boot camp this week on Wednesday and Thursday. If you would like to sign up, click here:

Club sign ups and student government elections this week!

Students will have an opportunity to sign up for clubs and organizations!

We will also be hosting the student government elections and establishing our student government organization. Good luck to all of the candidates!

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Hispanic Heritage Month


We are looking to plan some educational and cultural opportunities for students this month. We would love for you to be involved!

Are you able to teach Latin dances such as salsa, merengue, cumbia, etc...?

Are you able to serve as a guest speaker on a topic related to Hispanic culture?

Do you have any other skills or talents that you might be able to share with our students?

Let Mrs. Knapp know!

2022-2023 San Jose Cecil school calendar

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Tuesday, Sept 13: Civil Air Patrol mtg, 6pm, online

Thursday, Sept 15: Interim progress reports

Sept 15- Oct 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, Sept 27: Dual Enrollment info night, 6pm, FSCJ Cecil

Thursday, Oct 6: Cecil VIPS meeting, 6pm

Tuesday, Oct 11: End of 1st quarter

Wednesday, Oct 12: picture retake day

Friday, Oct 14 & Monday, Oct 17: Fall break, NO SCHOOL

Monday, Oct 24: Report cards

Friday, Nov 4: Teacher planning day

Friday, Nov 11: Veterans Day, NO SCHOOL

Mon, Nov 21-Fri Nov 25: Thanksgiving break, no school

Friday, Dec 2: Planning day

Saturday, Dec 10: Winter Ball

Wed, Dec 14-Friday, Dec 16: exams; early release at 11:25a.m.

Week of Dec 12-23: Holiday spirit week

Dec 19- Jan 3: Winter break!

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