The Storm Forecast
Week of March 29, 2021
Dear parents, guardians, and students,
Spring is in full swing and it is getting very busy on campus!
Testing season is upon us and our students will be participating in FSA, EOC and AP exams. All of our staff has been working collaboratively to help students prepare for their assessments. We believe in our students and what they can accomplish and are looking forward to seeing their successes in these assessments.
As assessments come up, please remember that you can support your student by ensuring they have a good dinner the night before a test and that they eat breakfast the morning of their assessment. It is also critical that they get enough sleep. Teenegaers generally do not get enough sleep as it is, so it is even more important that they get plenty of rest the night before important assessments.
We are also starting to see some return to normalcy as we bring back some spring traditions and create new ones! We will be hosting Prom, having our spring musical, and adding some new graduation traditions.
As many of you know, Mayor Curry will be lifting the mask mandate in Duval County. However, San Jose Schools will not be lifting the mask requirement for the remainder of this school year. The safety of our students and staff is critical for us. Thank you for continuing to cooperate with us and support us in our efforts. Our students have done an incredible job this semester following the mask mandate, helping with sanitation of areas and using hand sanitizer. Thank you students!
We also will have a formal course selection process this spring. Please review the forms with your student, sign, and return to school by Thursday in order to ensure your student's schedule. Remote learning students will receive forms digitally from Student Services.
As you can see, we have lots happening on campus this spring- thank you for being a part of our family and for your continuous support.
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!
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
Donation box is in the lobby by the front door
Please click picture below for the appropriate communication steps regarding your student
3rd quarter report cards
If you need a printed copy mailed to you, please email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in order to have your account activated.
Once you have created the account, please allow 48 hours for activation.
Having difficulties? Please contact email@example.com for assistance.
7th & 8th grade- FSA Writing
6th grade- FSA writing
9th grade- FSA writing
10th grade: FSA writing
May 4th & 5th: entire school in testing mode
6th, 7th, 8th grade: FSA REading
9th-12th: Algebra & Geometry EOC exams
11th/12th: AP U.S. History exam
8th grade: FSA science
9th & 10th grade: FSA Reading
May 11th: entire school in testing mode
6th, 7th, 8th grades: FSA math
9th & 10th grade: FSA Reading
11th/12th: AP Psychology exam
AP Seminar, AP Spanish
May 12: entire school in testing mode
6th, 7th, 8th FSA math
select 8th, 11th: U.S. History EOC exam
select 10th: AP English Language exam
AP Computer Science exam
AP Biology exam
AP Environmental Science exam
9th grade: Biology EOC exam
7th & 8th grade: Civics EOC exam
FSA Prep for middle school
Are you looking for ways to help your student prepare for the FSA? iReady is a great resource. Ensuring that your student is consistently doing iReady exercises in both Reading and Math as iReady aligns with the FSA. They are also required by their teachers to complete a minimum number of activities per week, but they always have access to additional independent practice.
Test prep for high school students
Students can get some practice and find study tips here: https://study.com/fsa/fsa-resources.html
For the SAT, students can do practice SATs via Khan Academy. This will allow them to have personalized feedback and get some test preparation. Please remember that students are not limited to in-school SAT days- they can independently sign up for any SAT session at schools nationwide. The College Board still has several SAT sessions this year.
Process for course selections for 2021-2022
Course selection sheets must be signed by students and parents and returned by Thursday, April 1. Failure to return a signed course selection sheet will result in the student's schedule being chosen for them and there will not be any schedule changes.
Please review the course catalog carefully to review requirement and pre-requisites as some courses have these.
For parents who have questions or would like to learn about the course selection process, we will be hosting a parent session on Tuesday, March 30 at 3pm via Zoom.
You may join at:
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88901131947?pwd=QU0vR1VidmNZbkpML0p2bmljWDFZQT09 Meeting ID: 889 0113 1947 Passcode: 2lW95SguBp
Summer school 2021
Summer school will be from 8am-12pm Monday through Thursday. There will be a break the week of July 5-9. Students may not have more than 2 absences from summer school or they will be withdrawn and they must be on time daily. All coursework must be completed by July 16.
Student Services will be notifying families of potential summer school students in the coming two weeks. Students must register for summer school by Friday, May 21.
Failure to attend summer school may result in retention (middle school) or being off track for high school graduation (high school).
As soon as students complete their required coursework, they will no longer be required to attend summer school.
Mandatory Senior Meeting/ Cap & Gown And Sr Announcement delivery: April 9th at 1:30 pm
Senior Spirit Week: April 26th – 30th
The final walk: We will be inaugurating a new tradition this year- The Final Walk. Seniors will suit up in their caps and gowns and walk the halls of San Jose Primary and San Jose Prep one final time and be celebrated! The final walk will take place on Thursday, May 6.
The final formal day of classes for Seniors (with the exception of any exams) will be Friday, May 7. We will live stream this event for parents.
Required! Don't forget that in order to participate in the graduation commencement ceremony, you must complete your Pathway to Success and turn in a copy of one of the following: a college/tech school acceptance letter, a military acceptance, or an employment offer. Letters must be turned in to Ms. De La Cruz.
Graduation rehearsal is mandatory!
All Seniors planning to participate in the ceremony must participate in the rehearsal. Failure to show to the rehearsal will result in not being able to walk at the ceremony. Rehearsal will take place the morning of Friday, May 14.
The Senior Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 13. More details to come soon.
In order to maintain social distancing and allow our graduates to bring their entire family, our commencement ceremony will be held at TIAA Bank Field (AKA Jaguar Stadium). The ceremony will still be held on May 15.
Admission is by tickets only, so please make sure to purchase your tickets on our website under pay now.
Senior Universal trip
The cost will be $200 and that includes the cost of admission, a meal, the cost of transportation, and a commemorative mug. Seniors will need to be on campus by 6am and will return by 8pm.
Seniors may purchase tickets online under "pay now".
The deadline to sign up is April 5th. If enough seniors do not sign up for the trip, we will have to cancel the trip.
Senior parents...we need baby pictures!
Don't forget to include your child's name in the email.
Seniors- share your great news!!! Parents- we need more pictures!
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
San Jose Prep Prom 2021
The Prom will take place on Saturday, May 1 from 7pm until 11pm. Tickets are currently on sale for $60 until April 15. On April 15 the price will increase to $70. Students may purchase tickets on the school website under "pay now". All tickets are non-refundable.
To attend the Prom, students must meet the following qualifications:
- Be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher)
- have no major discipline referrals
- may not have attendance issues
- wear a face mask during the entire Prom (may take off for Prom portrait)
- Have COVID waiver on file and Prom contract on file (Prom contracts can be obtained from Mrs. Pangle). Prom contracts must be turned in by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30.
Other items regarding Prom:
- Due to COVID, no dates from schools other than San Jose Prep may attend the San Jose Prep Prom.
- Dates may not be younger than 10th grade (also must be San Jose Prep student)
The Junior Class is also looking for parent volunteers willing to assist with set up and decoration for the Prom. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Mrs. Pangle at email@example.com
You can purchase your kits at https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/fundraisers/support/5099f90d-2d67-401c-b181-c418347cbe17
Footloose ticket contests!
Students also have a chance to win tickets to the show by answering the trivia questions on the morning announcements.
Thursday, April 1
Middle School field day
Friday, April 2
Monday-Wednesday, April 5, 6, 7
Thursday, April 8
80s dress down day for students who purchased Footloose tickets
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
Friday, April 23
Senior grad trip to Universal
Week of April 26
Saturday, May 1
Monday, May 3-Friday, May 7
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
Week of May 4-May 17
FSAs, EOC exams, AP exams
Thursday, May 13
Senior Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 15
GRADUATION! CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021
Friday, May 21
Last day of school
Monday, June 7
Summer school begins