Stingray Newsletter

Weekly School Updates

September 11, 2020

Important Dates and Topics:

Message from the Principal

September 10, 2020

Online Athletic Event Ticket Sales

Due to the COVID restrictions, tickets sales will not be sold at the entrance gates. Spectators will have to purchase the tickets in advance. Please use Go Fan App or gofan.co to purchase a ticket. Your ticket must be presented using a mobile device.

Virtual College Fair (Over 600 Colleges)

School Yearbook Pictures

Yearbook pictures will be taken September 14th and September 15th for face to face students. Duval HomeRoom picture dates will be published soon. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Lakatos at lakatoss@duvalschools.org.
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1st Nine weeks Progress Reports

Progress reports will be given out September 21st. Please remember grades are available

24 hrs a day through the Focus platform. The first quarter ends on October 15th.

Parking Passes

Student drivers need to purchase their parking pass by September 21st. Parking passes can be purchased in the media center. Go to the Student Parking Application to learn more.

$50 CASH Only

Class of 2021 Virtual Parent Meeting

Please join Ms. Lakatos on September 24th at 6:00 pm to discuss important details about your child's senior year at Atlantic Coast High School. The meeting will be hosted through the Zoom platform. The meeting is scheduled for 30 minutes. More information will be posted next week.

Open House

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Modified Re-Opening

Hybrid students will return back to campus full time on September 28th. The change to the hybrid attendance structure has no impact on students who chose either Duval HomeRoom or Duval Virtual Instruction Academy.

Last Week Updates

#Stingray Life

Thank you Mr. Rowand and Mr. Kennison for playing upbeat music while our students exit the building on Fridays. They always seem to leave with a little extra pep in their step for the weekend!
September 9, 2020

Duval HomeRoom Textbook Pickup

Textbooks have been distributed to Duval HomeRoom students. If you child was not able to pick up their books, please contact Ms. Torres at torress@duvalschools.org. Please include your student number and phone number in the message. Ms. Torres will pull their textbooks and have them signed out to them. She will then place them in the main office for pickup and email the student back to tell them they are ready for pickup. Please do not come to the main office without first communicating with Ms. Torres to secure your child's textbooks.
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Free SAT/ACT Prep at UNF

UNF is offering free virtual SAT/ACT test prep this fall on 9/26 & 10/04. To learn more and register go to https://www.unf.edu/welcomecenter/DCPS_Test_Prep.aspx

Senior Packages

Please see Ms. Solomon in room 104 if you are interested in purchasing a senior package. The first payment is due September 30th.

Testing Updates

PSAT Test

On October 14th, the PSAT (9/10) and the PSAT/NMSQT(11) will be administered to our students. For the 11th graders, the PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year. PSAT scores can also be used to satisfy students' math graduation requirement. Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information.

PSAT Test for Duval HomeRoom Students

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, is a school-wide testing day.

9th graders will complete the PSAT 8/9.

10th and 11th graders will complete the PSAT/NMSQT.

12th graders will complete the SAT.

If you would like to participate in this testing event, visit the Atlantic Coast website and under the Quick Links section, complete the Duval Homeroom PSAT/SAT sign up form.

ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

SAT Assessment: November 7th Test/Registration Deadline October 7th

ACT Assessment: December 12th Test/Registration Deadline November 6th
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PERT Testing

PERT dates for the semester have been added to the PERT sign-up form. The form can be accessed by going to the ACHS website and clicking on the PERT Quick Link on the left-hand toolbar. Tests will only be offered after-school or on select Saturday test dates. Students can only take one test per session. This test is a big step in the process of becoming eligible for Senior Leave or taking Dual Enrollment courses.

PERT Signup Form

Athletics

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9/12 Cross Country at Ponte Vedra

9/14 Volleyball vs. St. Augustine

9/14 Bowling vs.White at King Pines

9/15 Volleyball at Ferandina Beach

9/15 Boys Golf at Fletcher, Mandarin

9/15 Swimming at Westside

9/16 Boys Golf vs. Fleming Island (Hidden Hills)

9/16 Bowling vs. Englewood

9/17 Volleyball vs. Wolfson

9/17 JV Football at Fletcher

9/17 Girls Golf vs. FC at Ribault

9/17 Swimming at Mandarin

Spirit Store

Do you need ACHS spirit wear? We now have an online store through T-5 Sportswear. The merchandise will be shipped to your home. Thank you for supporting ACHS Athletics!

https://www.achsstingrays.com/

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Booster Club

The ACHS Booster Club supports all athletic teams throughout the school year. If your family or a company are interested in joining ACHS Booster Club, please contact jamesrdooley@yahoo.com.

https://dcps.duvalschools.org/domain/10383

Upcoming Events

Chipotle Fundraiser

October 3rd

5:00 pm-9:00 pm

4865 Town Center Pkwy Ste 1

Jacksonville, FL. 32246


Order online and pick up Chipotle for PTSA fundraiser by using the promo code P9YD4LZ on the Chipotle app or website. Ordering delivery for the fundraiser is not permitted at this time.

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Parent and Community Support

PTSA

We love our PTSA at Stingray Nation!

PTSA would greatly appreciate your support this school year.

Membership cost is $6 at https://achsptsa.new.memberhub.store/store.

PTSA Website: http://atlanticcoasthighschool.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=0

ACHS Business Partners

Arlington Toyota

Harrell & Harrell

Miller's Ale House

CareNow

Ponte Vedra Golf Carts

Outback Steakhouse

Picasso's

Sonny's BBQ

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute

Domino's Pizza

Baker's Sports

Davey Tree Expert