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San Jose Parent Newsletter for week of March 30, 2020

A letter from the principal

Dear parents,


I hope this finds you well and that you and your families are healthy during this situation. We have officially launched our online instructional program while our school remains closed. Overall we had a successful first week and I am very proud of the students and staff for working together to make the best of this situation.

This afternoon, the CDC and the Florida Department of Education recommended that school closures extend into May 1, therefore, we will continue to remain closed until May 1. We realize that this is a difficult time for many families, and we will continue to support you in any way we can.

During this time of virtual instruction, we will continue to follow the San Jose Prep protocol for communication- if you or your student have any questions about a class, please contact the teacher directly as this will be the best way to get a quick and accurate answer and assistance. Our teachers are working diligently to assist students and their families.


As always, if there is anything that I can do to assist you, please let me know. Thank you for your continued support. I will continue to keep you updated with any developments.


Mrs. Knapp

Meet our new Athletic Director!

We have some exciting news for you- as we prepare for the San Jose Prep expansion for 2020-2021, not only will we be gaining a new building, but we will also officially launch a full athletics program! To launch this, we welcome San Jose Prep's first athletic director, Mr. Amaziah Drummond.

Mr. Drummond comes to us from South Carolina and has an extensive coaching and athletics background.

We are excited about Mr. Drummond joining the San Jose family and building our athletics program. Stay tuned for a Meet the AD session coming soon!

Duval County now serving dinner to students- click here

Click on the link for more information

Mental health services offered

If your student is in need of mental health services, we will continue to provide one on one counseling virtually. Please see the letter below from our counselor Mrs. Bender:



Dear San Jose Parents, Students and Teachers,

I hope this email finds you well!

As many of you know, my name is Carol Bender and I am the LCSW/School Counselor providing services to the students attending San Jose Academy and Preparatory High School grades 6th through 12th.

These are trying times and we have been challenged with many changes in a short amount of time. This is difficult under the best of circumstances, let alone the present concerns about the nation’s health and wellbeing. With that said, I will be offering telehealth services for your children while the school remains closed. A parent can refer their child to me via email. Please provide your name, phone number and only the student’s initials. Once I have identified the student, I will schedule a session via Thera link that is HIPAA compliant. You may also request a phone session if you are uncomfortable about a video session. I will call you via a secure agency phone. Please email me to both carol.bender@sanjoseprep.org and cbender@jfcsjax.org

Teachers may also refer a student via email using only student id (please no names). I am available on Monday and Wednesdays between 8 am and 2 pm for a session. I will do my best to provide the best services possible and will need to schedule students according to most urgent. Mental health is as important as physical health as both are closely linked and one can affect the other either positively or negatively.

Be well, be kind

Carol Bender, LCSW/School Counselor

AP courses- updates on AP exams

The College Board released information on Friday, March 20 in regards to how AP exams will function this year. AP classes will still have AP exams, however, they will be computer based. Our AP teachers should be reaching out to all of their students via email or Google Classroom.

AP classes will continue via Google Classroom.

This is great news for us, as students will still be able to complete exams towards their AP Capstone Diplomas.

For the College Board's official publication, please click here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update

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3rd quarter report cards

Duval County report cards for 3rd quarter will be released April 15.

San Jose Prep will release all report cards through Focus.


Letters will be going home to those students who will require summer school.

Focus parent portal

Please make sure that you are keeping up with you students' grades!

If you have not created your Focus parent account, go here to create one: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745


Please allow up to 48 hours for your account to be activated.


The number one reason students' grades are low is missing work. Please monitor your student's grades and encourage them to complete their assignments on time. If you have any questions about your student's grades, please contact the teacher and they will be happy to help you.


All of our teachers will have virtual office hours during regular school hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-3:50pm

Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm

If you or your child needs assistance outside of those hours, please email the teacher and they will respond within 24 hours.




¡Por favor asegúrese de estar al día con las calificaciones de sus estudiantes!

Si no ha creado su cuenta principal de Focus, vaya aquí para crear una: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745

Espere hasta 48 horas para que se active su cuenta.


La razón número uno por la cual las calificaciones de los estudiantes son bajas es la falta de trabajo. Por favor monitoree las calificaciones de su estudiante y aliéntelo a completar sus tareas a tiempo. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre las calificaciones de su estudiante, comuníquese con el maestro y estarán encantados de ayudarlo.


Todos nuestros maestros tendrán horas de oficina virtuales durante el horario escolar regular:

Lunes a jueves: 8:00 a.m. a 3:50 p.m.

Viernes: 8:00 am-1:00pm

Si usted o su hijo necesitan ayuda fuera de esas horas, envíe un correo electrónico al maestro y ellos responderán dentro de las 24 horas.




Certifique-se de acompanhar as notas dos alunos!

Se você não criou sua conta principal do Focus, acesse aqui para criar uma: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745

Aguarde até 48 horas para que sua conta seja ativada.


A principal razão pela qual as notas dos alunos são baixas é falta de trabalho. Monitore as notas dos seus alunos e incentive-os a concluir suas tarefas a tempo. Se você tiver alguma dúvida sobre as notas dos seus alunos, entre em contato com o professor e eles terão prazer em ajudá-lo.


Todos os nossos professores terão horário de expediente virtual durante o horário escolar:

Segunda a quinta-feira: 8:00 - 15:00

Sexta-feira: 8:00 - 13:00

Se você ou seu filho precisar de assistência fora desse horário, envie um email para o professor e ele responderá dentro de 24 horas.




يرجى التأكد من مواكبة درجات الطلاب!

إذا لم تقم بإنشاء حساب Focus الرئيسي الخاص بك ، فانتقل هنا لإنشاء حساب: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745

يُرجى الانتظار حتى 48 ساعة لتنشيط حسابك.


السبب الأول لانخفاض درجات الطلاب هو نقص العمل. يرجى مراقبة درجات طلابك وتشجيعهم على إكمال واجباتهم في الوقت المحدد. إذا كان لديك أي أسئلة حول درجات طالبك ، يرجى الاتصال بالمعلم وسيسعدهم مساعدتك.


سيكون لجميع المعلمين لدينا ساعات مكتب افتراضية خلال ساعات المدرسة العادية:

من الاثنين إلى الخميس: 8:00 صباحًا - 3:50 مساءً

الجمعة: 8:00 ص - 1:00 م

إذا كنت أنت أو طفلك بحاجة إلى المساعدة خارج تلك الساعات ، فالرجاء إرسال رسالة إلكترونية إلى المعلم وسوف يستجيب في غضون 24 ساعة.

Parent Lunch and Learn for parents of students with special needs

The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) has

partnered with SEDNET to provide parents sessions. These are free online lessons to help you help your student.

The next session is April 2.

REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION: BIT.LY/SEDNET42

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School attendance

Please make sure that your student is at school, online, on a regular basis. Excessive absences can not only lead to academic failure, but can also lead to truancy filings, student drivers licences being suspended, and could jeopardize graduation or middle school promotion.


We will continue to take daily attendance during the virtual schooling time!!! Your student will be required to complete a "bell work" activity in every class assigned that day- this will serve as their official attendance for the day.



Asegúrese de que su estudiante esté en la escuela, en línea, de manera regular. Las ausencias excesivas no solo pueden conducir al fracaso académico, sino que también pueden conducir a solicitudes de absentismo escolar, la suspensión de las licencias de conducir de los estudiantes y pueden poner en peligro la graduación o la promoción de la escuela intermedia.

¡Continuaremos asistiendo diariamente durante el tiempo de escolarización virtual! Se requerirá que su estudiante complete una actividad de "trabajo de campana" en cada clase asignada ese día, esto servirá como su asistencia oficial para el día.



Certifique-se de que seu aluno esteja na escola, on-line, regularmente. Ausências excessivas podem não apenas levar ao fracasso acadêmico, mas também ao arquivamento da matrícula, suspensão da carteira de motorista e comprometer a promoção da graduação ou do ensino médio.

Continuaremos a ter atendimento diário durante o período de escolaridade virtual !!! Seu aluno deverá concluir uma atividade de "trabalho com sino" em todas as turmas designadas para esse dia - isso servirá como participação oficial do dia.


يرجى التأكد من أن الطالب في المدرسة ، على الإنترنت ، على أساس منتظم. لا يمكن أن يؤدي الغياب المفرط إلى الفشل الأكاديمي فحسب ، بل يمكن أن يؤدي أيضًا إلى إبداء التغيب عن المدرسة ، وتعليق رخص السائقين ، ويمكن أن يعرض التخرج أو ترقية المدرسة الإعدادية للخطر.

سنستمر في الحضور اليومي خلال فترة الدراسة الافتراضية !!! سيُطلب من طالبك إكمال نشاط "عمل الجرس" في كل فصل دراسي تم تعيينه في ذلك اليوم - سيكون هذا بمثابة الحضور الرسمي لهذا اليوم.

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Senior Class updates

Unfortunately, the school closure has a particularly tough effect on our Senior class. The Senior year is one full of milestone activities and memories and unfortunately, much of this is currently on hold for these students, many who have looked forward to these events for years.

At this time, we do not have all of the answers. What I can tell you is that we recognize this and will do everything we can to end your senior year on a special note.


Grad Bash:

Our original Grad Bash date of April 17 was cancelled by Universal Studios.

We were able to move our students to the April 24th Grad Bash celebration. As of today (March 31) we have not heard of any official cancellation for the April 24th Grad Bash. We will continue to keep you posted.


Prom:

We have moved the date of the Prom to May 23 in hopes that the CDC and state give clearance by then for us to be able to host activities and for our upperclassmen to be able to have this memorable experience. While we want the students to have every opportunity to have a Prom, the health and welfare of our students, staff and their families is our priority. Should CDC directives still have the current quarantine orders in place, we will have to re-address the Prom. We will keep you posted.


Distribution of graduation items and class rings:

Caps & gowns, announcements, and class rings have arrived, however, we must abide by the Governor's stay at home order. As soon as we have clearance, we will announce a drive through distribution date for Seniors to come pick up their items and for juniors who ordered class rings.


Graduation:

We know that the pinnacle of the high school experience is the graduation ceremony. At this time, we are planning to keep the original date for the graduation ceremony.


The plan is for graduation ceremonies to still take place. If for any reason they cannot take place on the scheduled date, we will move the ceremony to a later date.




Graduation requirements:


Seniors are still required to complete the mandatory 24 credits and earn the 2.0 GPA. The only change to graduation requirements for this Senior class is that any testing that a senior still needed for graduation (i.e. Algebra EOC, Biology EOC, concordant score, etc...) will be waived. Please make sure that your senior is completing all of their required coursework and that they are passing, to ensure that they will graduate.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our graduation coach, Ms. Scott, at fallon.scott@sanjoseprep.org


Mrs. Knapp has emailed all Seniors as well as reached out to them via the Senior Class Google Classroom page.

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Student of the day by News4Jax

Want to show off your Storm Trooper? News4Jax is featuring Student of the Day!

Just send a photo and a one to two sentence description of why your student should be selected. Click here for more details: https://www.news4jax.com/news/2016/08/01/nominate-a-student-of-the-day/

Go Storm!

San Jose Partners (SJP)- our parent organization

SJP is also staying strong and will continue to meet- virtually!

The remaining meeting will be:

April 6

May 11


We will send out information on how to join the virtual meeting closer to the meeting dates. You can also follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1667954689998754/

Please help us spread the word about San Jose Schools! Share Open House info with your friends looking for a school

Open houses will now be held virtually!

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Upcoming events

Apr 6: San Jose Partners Parent Organization, 6:30 p.m. all parents welcome


Apr 15: Report cards post to Focus

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