The Storm Forecast
Principal's newsletter, Vol 1, issue 2
Welcome to Cecil!
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
Things are picking up steam at Cecil! Every day is busier and busier- and we love it! Enrollment is increasing daily, the staff is almost complete,
Next week, the walls go up, athletics is kicking into gear, class sponsors are planning for each class, orientations are being planned...lots of buzz, SO LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!
I want to thank all of you for the warmth, the support, and the excitement you have shown. I am so proud to have such a wonderful school community.
I hope you keep enjoying the summer...stay tuned for more updates!
Construction contingency plans
As you know, construction is currently under way on our new building. As with any construction project, there are many things that are out of our control- from weather to inspections- that could delay the opening of the building. Add to that the effects of the pandemic and supply chain shortages and it is possible that there is a delay in the building being ready.
In the event that the building is not ready by August 15, San Jose Schools is making contingency plans for San Jose Cecil operations. San Jose Schools has purchased a building at 4441 Westconnett Blvd, which would serve as a temporary location for San Jose Cecil. The building will be newly renovated and ready for school on August 15. Transportation from the Cecil campus to and from the temporary campus so families would be able to drop off and pick at Cecil. This would be supervised by San Jose Cecil staff.
As we get closer to opening, we will continue to keep you updated on construction updates.
Construction pics- click to enlarge
San Jose Cecil Parent & Staff Organization
PTA? PTO? It's time to kick off our Parent & Staff Organization!
It is important for us to collaborate in order to make school the very best environment for our teachers and students.
If you are interested in joining the Facebook Group, go to
This is a private page for those who are part of San Jose Cecil and serves as the official page for our parent/student/staff organization.
Several families have shown interest in setting up carpools. We encourage all of you to join the private parent organization page and reach out to each other to set up carpools to school- you'll be surprised how many families may live close by!
Creating a Cecil community by working together! 🙂
We need all students to complete their course selections for the 2022-23 school year.
To view our course catalog, click the picture to the right and it will take you to where the course catalog is located on our website.
Please see the links below to complete course selections:
Students- we want to hear from you! Clubs, Athletics, and electives
As we begin working on our student activities, we want to get student feedback as to what they want on campus.
Students, please fill out the following survey and let us know your thoughts: https://forms.gle/xQeXtSzNixNSTw5Z6
The school uniform for San Jose Cecil will be:
- Black school polo
- Khaki bottoms (long pants, bermuda shorts, or skorts no shorter than 2 inches above the knee)
- Closed toe shoes (sneakers)
Here are some other notes as you plan for uniforms:
- jeans/skinny jeans are not permitted
- Leggings, jeggings, joggers, athletic pants or shorts, sweatpants & yoga pants are not permitted
- All bottoms must be worn at the waist. Any students sagging will be issued a uniform dress code violation
- The following footwear is not permitted: Crocs, slides, flip flops, steel toed shoes/boots, heels higher than two inches or any shoe that will cause a distraction or are deemed unsafe, to include combat boots, cowboy boots, steel toed shoes or anything with a pointed toe. This includes dress down days.
Remember- when in doubt, leave it out!
You can purchase uniforms at: https://shop.sanjoseschools.org/
It is time to schedule your Senior pictures!
Class of 2023,
It is time to schedule your Senior pictures. Our photography provider is Cady Studios. All Seniors must schedule a session.
WHAT IS A SESSION?
“Session” simply refers to your photo shoot at CADY. Each session is a scheduled appointment time to be photographed on your chosen scenes. All sessions include yearbook, cap and gown, and an indoor casual scene.
HOW MUCH ARE THE SESSION FEES?
GET AN ADDITIONAL IN-STUDIO SCENE WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR SESSION IN JUNE (studio only).
Your session does not have to occur in June to take advantage of this promotion. Additional scene will be chosen at the studio when you arrive for your session.
Sessions start at $30, which includes your yearbook, cap and gown portraits, and one additional indoor scene of your choice. Elite Sessions range in price and can include an all-out private photography experience including eleven scenes and hair and makeup styling. Then, of course, there are plenty of options in between. You choose the one that fits your style. Prints, packages and upgrades come with additional charges.
HOW DO I BOOK MY SESSION?
You can book your session online at http://session.cadystudios.com/ or call our Customer Experience Team at 678.722.3449
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
Now! Most students take their senior portraits the summer between their junior and senior year, but book as soon as possible, because appointments fill up fast. You can schedule your session online or call our Customer Experience Team at 678.722.3449
WHERE DO I GO TO TAKE MY PICTURES?
JACKSONVILLE STUDIO - 10475 FORTUNE PKWY BUILDING 100 SUITE 110, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32256
WHAT’S THE DEADLINE FOR YEARBOOK?
You must be photographed by November 15th to appear in your yearbook.