Switzerland Point Middle School

Raider Rap - May 27th

From Ms. Carnall

Good Afternoon,

Please see the information about make-up testing, library books, yearbooks, end of year events, and our tennis team.


Have a relaxing and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Ms. Carnall

Make-up Testing Sessions

Those students who had a district created exam during the week of April 19-27 and who missed the make-ups that were already given will need to be prepared to test on the dates below.

Tuesday – June 1

Time: 7:45 AM

Location: Cafeteria

Subjects – Electives only (STEM (6th grade only), PE, Critical Thinking, ICT 1, ICT 2, Computer Science Discoveries, Art 1, Art 2, Band 1, Band 2)

*If a student has 2 exams, then they will take both exams.

Wednesday – June 2

Time: 7:45 AM

Location: Cafeteria

Subjects – Science and Social Studies

*If a student has 2 exams, then they will take both exams.

Library Books

All Library books were due on May 14. Please be sure your student turns these in asap. Lost items can be paid for with a check made out to SPMS or cash in the exact amount. Email Ms. Badger (Kristen.Badger@stjohns.k12.fl.us ) for questions.

Yearbooks

We have a limited number of yearbooks left for purchase! Please bring $40 cash or check to Mrs. Gibian (Room 370), during homeroom ONLY. This final sale started 5/25 (Tuesday) and ends 5/28 (Friday) -- or until yearbooks are sold out! Don't miss this opportunity to remember one of the most unique years in Swiss Point history.

8th Grade and End of Year Activities

Below are the activities we have planned to celebrate our 8th graders.

· May 28th Field Day

Hey 8th grade, get ready to play!

8th grade students will have a 2-part field day on Friday, May 28th. The outdoor morning activities will include a photo booth, a silent disco, arts and crafts, and a plethora of games and activities like corn hole, dodgeball and more! The indoor afternoon activities include the 8th grade Legacy Art Project and 8th grade yearbook distribution (other grades will receive yearbooks at a later date).

Students are welcome to wear comfortable, school-appropriate athletic attire, and are encouraged to use a string bag for the day (they will not need any learning materials). Students may also want to bring sunscreen and a towel.

If you do not want your child to participate in this exciting day, please email Mrs. Schwall. jennifer.schwall@stjohns.k12.fl.us


· While it is our hope to include all 8th grade students. 8th grade students will not be able to attend the May 28th 8th Grade celebration if one of the following occurs between the dates of May 17th – May 27th:

a. More than 1 level one offenses.

b. Any Level 2 or high offense.

c. Any suspension (In School or Out of School)


· June 4th Picnic Lunch Outside

·The 8th grade picnic will be on June 4th. All eighth graders will be able to eat lunch outside, so bring a beach towel or small blanket! Also, they can bring their yearbooks back and get more autographs! Students will also get a parade on this fun day!



While it is our hope to include all 8th grade students. 8th grade students will not be able to attend the June 4th celebration if one of the following occurs between the dates of June 1st – June 3rd:

a. More than 1 level one offenses.

b. Any Level 2 or higher offense.

c. Any suspension (In School or Out of School)


·June 8th Awards Ceremony

On the morning of Tuesday, June 8, SPMS will host an awards ceremony for 8th grade students that have been selected by their teachers. These students will receive an invitation in the coming weeks. Due to current restrictions, parents will not be allowed to attend in person. The ceremony will be recorded and available digitally for all parents to view on June 9th.


· June 8th Lunches

All students will be able to eat lunch outside should they choose, and a treat will be provided by the PTSO. Students may want to bring towels to sit on.


· June 9th-Kona Ice

Students have been working really hard on their behaviors in the cafeteria. We implemented a Behavior goal for each room of the cafeteria for students to meet. The goal was simple: On their poster board, they must have 1 letter left to participate in KONA ICE day at lunch. Each day the students didn't meet the behavior goal, we removed one of the 4 letters that spelled KONA. No letters = No KONA


The Kona Ice Trucks will be on campus on June 9th for all rooms who have earned it. Just like last time Kona Ice ranges from $3-$8.

TENNIS

TENNIS

Both the SPMS teams - Varsity and Junior Varsity had their playoff matches on Friday (5/21) and they WON!!!

SPMS Varsity Team played Fruit Cove and beat them 39-21 and SPMS Junior Varsity Team played Liberty Pines and beat them 27-26.

SJMAA will be giving them medals soon.

SPMS Varsity Black Team:

Pranav Devanand

Alana Griffin

Matthew Grochmal

Herschel Kamat

Trevor Marquinez

Charlie Rautenstrauch

Colton Reynolds

SPMS Junior Varsity Gold Team:

Sara Grochmal

Madison Lebedev

Marina Lebedev

Gentre Mann

Mia Moore

Anika Sathish

Owen Smyth

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Special Message on the Marquee

SPMS National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an opportunity to send a special birthday or congratulations message to your student via the marquee in the front of school. Cost is $25. Complete the form here to submit your request (there's a separate link in the form to pay via Schoolpay upon submitting your request). Requests are due the Friday prior to the event and will display the following week (Tuesday through Monday).

SPMS PTSO Updates

8th GRADE FIELD DAY

SPMS will be hosting an 8th grade field day May 28th to celebrate our graduating class. The PTSO is helping with the planning and hosting of this event. We cannot do it without you.


DONATIONS - Parents if you or your business is interested in contributing to this event, we are looking for fun activities, games, crafts, snacks and prizes to help make this event fun. If you are interested in donating goods and services or monetarily, please contact:

susannordinpto@yahoo.com

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SJMSAA Dance and Soccer

Below are the links to the information regarding the SJMSAA Dance and Soccer teams.

**Please note that this is not sponsored by SPMS. SJMSSAA is it's own entity.


https://www.sjmsaa.org/dance


https://www.sjmsaa.org/soccer

Covid Update

Please be advised of the following IMPORTANT precautions that we are asking that you take:


**********************District Information regarding COVID 19 & Quarantining***********

PLEASE check to see if your child can answer any of the following questions each morning. If yes, please keep them home, so they are not spreading germs.

Student Health Screening Entry Form

Please assess your child daily for the following symptoms and answer the contact questions.

• Fever of 100.4 or higher

• Uncontrolled cough

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Sore throat

• Loss of sense of smell or taste

• Muscle aches

• Vomiting or diarrhea

• Is your child currently awaiting COVID-19 test results?

If yes, please keep your child home and notify the school nurse when test results received. Further instructions will be discussed at that time.

• Does your child live in the same household with someone positive for COVID-19?

If yes, your child must quarantine for 10 days from the last date of contact with the positive individual. The quarantine period may be shortened to as few as 7 days if a negative PCR test result is obtained on day 6 or later from exposure to the positive case. The Dept. of Health will assist in clearing your child to return to school once they have received the negative test result.

FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE REGARDING NEW GUIDELINES FOR QUARANTINING

Beginning 12/9/2020

The CDC and the Florida Department of Health continue to recommend quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure. However, there is new guidance that allows for a close contact to return to school earlier. There are two options that may allow the close contact to return to school/work before the full 14-day quarantine period has been met:

1. The quarantine period may be shortened to 10 days from last exposure to the positive case if daily symptom monitoring indicates the close contact remains symptom free. The contact can return to school or work on Day 11. HOWEVER, it is extremely important that the contact continues daily monitoring for signs and symptoms through 14 days, as well as, practice social distancing, always wears a mask, and washes hands frequently. If signs or symptoms develop at any point, the contact should immediately isolate, seek medical care, and call the Health Department.

2. The Quarantine may be shortened to as few as 7 days if a negative PCR test result is obtained on day 6 or later from exposure to the positive case. A PCR test is required and a rapid antigen test CANNOT be substituted. The test must be collected on day 6 or after, and if it is negative, the contact can return on Day 8 of quarantine, if he or she remains symptom free. HOWEVER, it is extremely important that the contact continues daily monitoring for signs and symptoms through 14 days, as well as, practice social distancing, always wears a mask, and washes hands frequently. If signs or symptoms develop at any point, the contact should immediately isolate, seek medical care, and call the Health Department.

FAQs:

DO I HAVE TO GET MY CHILD TESTED?

No, assuming your child remains symptom-free, he or she does not need a negative test to return to school on Day 11. If they develop symptoms you should seek medical care and call the health department.

HOW DO I GET PCR TESTING?

· You can obtain PCR testing through your medical provider

· You can obtain PCR testing at a public testing site

· REMEMBER: the rapid antigen test is not accepted, it must be a PCR test

· If your child develops symptoms, seek medical care and call the Health Department

· Make sure results can be provided within 24 to 48 hours. If the results are likely to take longer than 48 hours, it may be better to quarantine through day 10 and return to school on day 11, if no symptoms. CHILDREN WITH A KNOWN PENDING TEST RESULT SHOULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL

IF I GET A NEGATIVE PCR TEST RESULT, OBTAINED ON OR AFTER DAY 6 FOLLOWING EXPOSURE, WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

Call the Health Department to check if the result has been reported electronically in their system. If the result is reported, they will let the school know that your child may return, assuming they remain asymptomatic. If you have been notified that the result is negative but it has not yet shown up in the DOH system, you will need to provide a copy of the lab directly to the Health Department. NOTE: Please DO NOT fax or drop off copies of labs without first contacting the Health Department to make appropriate arrangements.

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