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.



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.


After school detention is held every Thursday.

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/

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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

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Donation box is in the lobby by the front door

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.

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

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3rd quarter report cards

Report cards will be published to Focus on Wednesday, March 31.

If you need a printed copy mailed to you, please email christopher.cassells@sanjoseprep.org

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.

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San Jose Partners

San Jose Partners, our parent organization, will be hosting its next meeting on April 13 at 6pm via Zoom.

All parents, grandparents, family members, faculty & staff members, guardians, etc.. are welcome to attend.

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Upcoming assessments

Testing season is upon us. Below are the tentative current scheduled testing dates by grade level. Please note, these are tentative, as the state could make changes. Another note- high school FSA testing for 9th and 10th grade may include some 11th and 12th graders that still need to complete those assessments. These students will be notified by Mrs. Campbell.


April 5:

7th & 8th grade- FSA Writing


April 6:

6th grade- FSA writing


April 7th:

9th grade- FSA writing


April 8th:

10th grade: FSA writing


May 4th & 5th: entire school in testing mode

6th, 7th, 8th grade: FSA REading

9th-12th: Algebra & Geometry EOC exams


May 6th:

11th/12th: AP U.S. History exam


May 10th:

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


May 13:

AP Computer Science exam


May 14:

AP Biology exam

AP Environmental Science exam


May 17:

9th grade: Biology EOC exam

7th & 8th grade: Civics EOC exam

FSA Prep for middle school

Parents,

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

High school students must take the 10th grade Reading FSA and pass the Algebra EOC exam in order to earn their diploma.

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.

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Process for course selections for 2021-2022

Students will have course selection assemblies on Monday and Tuesday, March 29 and 30. At these meetings, Administration and Student Services will be reviewing the process for choosing classes for next year, unveiling the course catalog, and answering student questions. They will also e receiving their course selection sheets.

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

This year's summer school will take place from June 7-July 16 on campus.

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.

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Seniors

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.


Senior Awards

The Senior Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 13. More details to come soon.


Graduation Ceremony

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.

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Senior Universal trip

While the traditional Grad Bash trip has been cancelled by Universal Studios due to COVID, we would still like to offer our Seniors the experience of the graduation trip to Universal. Therefore, San Jose Prep will have a Senior field trip to Universal Studios on the same day as the original Grad Bash! (April 23)

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!

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.

Seniors- share your great news!!! Parents- we need more pictures!

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

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San Jose Prep Prom 2021

The Class of 2022 is proud to announce that San Jose Prep will host Prom this May!


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 michelle.pangle@sanjoseprep.org

Prom fundraiser

To help fundraiser for Prom, the Junior Class is hosting a Little Caesars Pizza Kit fundraiser. You can order your kit online and it will be delivered right to your door!

You can purchase your kits at https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/fundraisers/support/5099f90d-2d67-401c-b181-c418347cbe17

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Footloose ticket contests!

Students who purchase a ticket to Footloose will be able to participate in an 80s dress down day on Thursday, April 8.


Students also have a chance to win tickets to the show by answering the trivia questions on the morning announcements.

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Upcoming events

Thursday, April 1

Middle School field day


Friday, April 2

NO SCHOOL


Monday-Wednesday, April 5, 6, 7

FSA Writing


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

Final benchmarks


Friday, April 23

Senior grad trip to Universal


Week of April 26

Senior Week


Saturday, May 1

Prom


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

National Teacher & Staff Appreciation week

This year's National Teacher & Staff Appreciation week will take place May 3-7!

2021-2022 San Jose Prep school calendar

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School starts August 9!