The Storm Forecast

Week of February 22, 2021

Dear parents, guardians, and students,

We have arrived at the end of another month and getting closer and closer to the end of the school year. With the end of February, we begin testing season. This year, the state will NOT be cancelling state assessments due to COVID, therefore, our teachers have been diligently working with students to ensure that they are prepared for all state and national exams.

Parents and families can help support our efforts by ensuring that students are consistently attending school and that they are at school on time. Attendance to school is critical in order for students to be prepared for their academic assessments.


For FSA, SAT, ACT and AP exams, students who are virtual must come in to take their assessments.


We hope to have some parent information nights as we get closer to assessments in order to help parents understand what their students will have to do on these assessments and how to best help them.


Middle school parents: please check your student's iReady benchmark data in order to see how your student is currently performing in math and language arts. The iReady data correlates with FSA. If you have not received your student's data, please reach out to their math or language arts teacher.


9th and 10th graders are using NWEA as a measure of their academic progress and should also have their data.


11th and 12th graders need to be focusing on the SAT and the ACT. Some juniors and seniors still need the required test scores in order to graduate, so it is critical to hit the mark on the SAT, ACT, or FSA retakes. Student Services has been meeting with these students to let them know what they will need to be graduation ready. Free SAT practice can be found on Khan Academy.


Our Seniors are also receiving their college and job acceptance letters- we are so proud!


As you can see, we will have lots going on over these last two and a half month. Let's work together to give it all we've got to make sure that our students are successful.


Mrs. Knapp

Principal

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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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!
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Purchase your yearbooks!

It is time to order your yearbooks!

Purchase them now before they are sold out. Yearbooks may be purchased online. The books can be ordered at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and the yearbook ID is 14258921

Seniors and Freshmen!

Time is running out to purchase your class t-shirts!

Go to the school website and click on pay now, and then spirit items to purchase your class t-shirts.

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.

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.

Seniors- share your great news!!!

Seniors-

Don't forget to send Student Services a copy of your college acceptance, military acceptance or job acceptance letters. We also would love pictures!

Send your letters and pictures to studentservices@sanjoseprep.org

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

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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.

Senior parents...we need baby pictures!

Parents of the Class of 2021....we are looking for baby pictures of our graduating class. Please email the pictures to our yearbook sponsor, Mrs. Wallace, to sheryl.wallace@sanjoseprep.org


Don't forget to include your child's name in the email.

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Upcoming events

WIDA testing still in progress


Monday, Feb 22-Wed, Feb 24

FSA ELA retakes for select 11th and 12th graders


Monday, March 1

Women's History Month begins


Tuesday, March 2

in school ACT- all juniors and seniors


Wednesday/Thursday, March 3 & 4

FSA: Algebra EOC retakes


Friday, March 5

Senior trip to Main Event

END OF 3RD QUARTER


Monday, March 8-Friday, March 12

SPRING BREAK!!!! All school offices closed


Sunday, March 14

Spring forward...daylight savings begins


Friday, April 2

NO SCHOOL


Monday-Wednesday, April 5, 6, 7

FSA Writing


Friday & Saturday, April 9 &10

Spring Musical, Footloose, 6:30pm


Week of April 12

Progress reports for 4th quarter


Friday & Saturday, April 16 &17

Spring Musical, Footloose, 6:30pm


Week of April 19

Final benchmarks


Week of April 26

Senior Week


Saturday, May 1

Prom

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