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.
If your child feels sick or if someone in your home has been sick, PLEASE KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME
Help us make sure everyone stays healthy!
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!
School 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.
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 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/
Purchase 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!
Go to the school website and click on pay now, and then spirit items to purchase your class t-shirts.
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.
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.
Seniors- share your great news!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click picture below for the appropriate communication steps regarding your student
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 email@example.com in order to have your account activated.
Once you have created the account, please allow 48 hours for activation.
Having difficulties? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Senior parents...we need baby pictures!
Don't forget to include your child's name in the email.
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
Monday-Wednesday, April 5, 6, 7
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
Week of April 26
Saturday, May 1