The Storm Forecast
Week of January 11, 2021
Dear parents, guardians, and students,
FINALLY!!!!!! The long awaited day has come for us to open the doors to our new home.
I am deeply grateful to our families and our students for the patience, your belief in us, your kind words, and your support- they have carried us through some tough times and I want you to know that it is noticed and appreciated.
When we open the doors on Monday, we will essentially be opening a brand new school, not just in building structure, but in every sense of the word- procedures, activities, rituals and traditions. One thing that will not change- the personalized care for your children.
As we go through our first days, please bear with us as we work out all of the kinks and get into a routine. A lot of planning and thought has gone into all aspects of opening and as we teach our students the new processes, it will take a few days to adjust.
Due to the additional week of Christmas break, the school calendar has had to be slightly adjusted- the change is essentially that students no longer have Friday, February 12 and Monday, March 15 off. The school year will not be extended any further into May.
We also have adjusted our daily schedule to allow students to spend more time with their teachers and help improve skills necessary to be successful on state and national assessments this spring. Mondays and Wednesdays, students will see their 1st-3rd period teachers, Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will see their 4th-6th period teachers, Fridays will alternate and be conducted remotely.
We will be working with the students to ensure that they are mastering the skills in each of the content areas and to ensure that we fill any gaps in learning that may have occurred due to COVID closure.
Our staff is also working on bringing to life student activities and traditions that are within CDC guidelines but will help enrich the lives of students.
We look forward to seeing you on campus on Monday.
School COVID guidelines
- daily temperature checks to enter the school building
- facemasks must be worn at all times except when eating
- COVID waiver must on file
- frequent hand washing/sanitizing
COVID waivers can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us make sure everyone stays healthy!
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!
2nd semester schedules
Please check Focus for where your classes so you know where you will report on Monday morning!
There will not be any schedule changes. The only schedule changes San Jose Prep grants are for academic issues (i.e. student is placed in wrong level class or student is missing a graduation requirement class). Not wanting a class, teacher, or subject is not grounds for a schedule change.
Students with Doral College and FSCJ courses on their schedules: Both colleges will continue their courses online. Students who have these courses must complete at home- there is not an oncampus option for taking these classes. Please make sure that you have made transportation arrangements to and from campus.
Students with scheduling questions can contact Student Services at email@example.com
Procedures for Monday, January 11
Students who checked out a Chromebook and wish to return it, must return the Chromebook and the charger cord.
Don't forget that instruction begins promptly at 8am so please make sure that you arrive to school on time- pulling up to school at 8am is considered tardy because students must be in class by 8am.
Chromebooks and chargers
Chromebooks must be returned in the condition they were issued, per the checkout agreement.
The damage fee for Chromebooks is as follows:
Missing/lost Chromebook: $300
Damaged Chromebook: $150
Students on virtual instruction
Classroom code: ox6h26y
Virtual students who had Edward Waters College Dual Enrollment courses in the fall: EWC DE courses will not be offered virtually. For 2nd semester, another course will be assigned.
Courses via FSCJ and Doral College will continue virtually.
After care through the YMCA for middle school
The easiest way to register is online at https://fcymca.org/programs/child-care/before-and-afterschool/ and choose San Jose Primary.
Any questions regarding after care should be directed to the YMCA.
Uniforms and dress code
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 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/
Parking and traffic
We will begin selling student parking passes on Monday, November 9 via our school website. Please go to the "pay now" button at the bottom of the site and click on fees.
In order to drive to school, students must follow these guidelines:
- Complete the student parking application. Please read carefully for all requirements, rules and regulations.
- Parent must sign the form
- Email the form to Mr Hudspeth at firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT PURCHASE A PARKING PASS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED CLEARANCE FROM MR. HUDSPETH
- Once you receive approval from Mr. Hudspeth, go ahead and purchase your pass online
- Once your pass is purchased, bring the required documentation to Mrs. Pangle and she will issue your parking pass
Please remember that driving on campus is a privilege, not a right.
New traffic pattern
For morning drop off and afternoon dismissal, all traffic will enter and turn left and follow the driveway around the property.
If your family has students in both San Jose Primary and San Jose Prep, ALL of your students will be ready for pick up at the San Jose Primary pick up point in the back. It is the Prep student's responsibility to get to their younger sibling and assist them with unloading and loading into the vehicle.
If your family only has Prep students, you will continue to circle around and eventually turn right at the San Jose Prep drop off/pick up area.
Please note that there will be 4 zones with staff that will be directing traffic. Please be respectful and patient with staff directing traffic and please follow directives for everyone's safety.
All traffic MUST exit right onto Sunbeam Rd. There will also be a school zone going up on Sunbeam Rd, so it is imperative to watch your speed for everyone's safety, especially that of our walkers and bikers.
As you know, dismissal is always a bit long the first week of school at any school. We ask for your patience the first week of school as we work through our first dismissals and get everything working with the efficiency of a Chick-Fil-A drive through at Disney World!
If you need a printed copy, please email email@example.com
Picture Day is coming for 6th-11th grades/Senior class picture
Parents can preorder pictures on line at myLifetouch.com and use our school's access code below.
Seniors will have their class picture taken on this day as well. Seniors who are off campus taking college classes should meet in the gym at 11am if they would like to be part of the school picture.
Virtual students: students who have opted to remain virtual may come to school at any time between 8 and 2pm to get their picture taken for the yearbook. Any virtual students coming to have their picture taken must abide by our COVID guidelines while they are on campus.
Benchmark assessments are checkpoints conducted three times a year to chart the progress of students. We conducted baseline assessments at the beginning of the school year to see where our students were at as we started the year. We will now conduct these assessments again to see how much they have progressed from the beginning of the school year.
Benchmark assessments will be conducted in:
- English Language Arts: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th grades
- Math: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Geometry, Math for College Readiness
- Science: 8th grade and 9th grade
- US History
Teachers in these subject areas will be sharing results with students and parents once benchmarks are completed. Please encourage your students to do their very best so we can get an accurate assessment of where they are academically and can help then finish strong for the year.
Q: Will we have the option to remain virtual?
A: Students may remain on live, synchronous instruction through the remainder of the 2nd quarter. We will reassess at the end of the semester as to whether or not there will be virtual instruction 3rd quarter. Should we have virtual instruction 3rd quarter, it will not be live synchronous instruction- students must work independently and must remain on this format for the remainder of the year
Q: What COVID precautions will you be taking?
A: Students and staff on campus must have daily temperature checks to enter the building, facemasks are required, COVID waivers must be on file with the school, frequent hand washing and sanitizing is expected, and we will practice social distancing where possible. There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the school and hand sanitizer and wipes in every classroom. Our cleaning service will also be disinfecting surfaces nightly.
Q: What happens if someone tests positive?
A: If a student or staff member tests positive, contact tracing will begin. The student/staff member must quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to school. All schoolwork will be provided.
Q: What if someone else in the home tests positive?
A: If a sibling, parent, or someone else in the home tests positive, the student must quarantine for 14 days. School work will be provided
Q: What if my student develops symptoms throughout the school day?
A: If a student develops symptoms during the school day, a parent will be called to pick up the student. A negative COVID test result will be required to return to school. As always, students who develop fevers must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Please know that your health and safety is important to us and we will be doing everything we can to keep everyone healthy and safe.
Monday, January 11
Back to school! Students return to school- 3rd quarter begins
Tuesday, January 12
Home basketball game vs. River City Science Academy, 6:30pm
Thursday, January 14
School Picture Day
Monday, January 18
NO SCHOOL- Dr. MLK Jr. Day
Home basketball game vs. Harvest Christian, 5:30pm
Wed, January 13-Thur, Jan 21
Thursday, January 21
Home basketball game, 5:30pm
Saturday, January 23
San Jose Schools Expo
Monday, January 25
Home basketball game vs Parsons Christian
Tuesday, January 26
Home basketball game vs. Duval Charter
Friday, January 29
Away basketball game @ Trinity Christian