The Storm Forecast

September 3, 2021

Dear parents, guardians, and students,

Dear Parents,


Here are some important updates for the week:


  • If you have a student driver, please make sure that they purchase their parking passes- towing will begin soon for unauthorized cars on campus!
  • Seniors must have their Seniors pictures taken by August 31. See information below
  • Class sizes have been reduced and students have received new schedules. please check Focus for your child's updated schedule
  • Parents with students at Prep and Primary will now meet all kids at dismissal at the front of the school
  • Parents with students at Prep and Padawan will meet their students at Padawan
  • Uniform infractions and tardy infractions are about to begin! Please remind your student to be in class on time and to be in uniform. If their uniform has not come in, please send your student with a black or blue polo shirt until their uniform arrives.


All of our newsletters are available all year on our website at https://www.sanjoseprep.org/principals-newsletters/


I hope you are having a great week so far.


Mrs. Knapp

Principal

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Face masks are required

San Jose Prep requires that all students and staff wear face masks.


If you would like for your student to opt out of wearing a face mask, please log on to your Focus parent portal and complete the Students Face Mask Opt Out form. This is on the left column under forms.

We are San Jose Prep! Help us get our display set up!

One of the things that we love about San Jose Prep is our diversity.

To celebrate that, we will begin hanging flags that represent the nations of the students and staff at Prep.

If you would like to sponsor one of the flags, please go to our wish list: https://a.co/c5in88E


Is your family's flag missing? Please let us know or donate your flag. Please make sure that it is 3ft x 5ft.


We look forward to seeing this display of school diversity and unity!

New Senior traditions- paint your parking space and Legacy Tiles

Seniors-

We are starting some new traditions that will be inaugurated by the Class of 2022.

Please see the flyer below for information on painting your own parking space and creating your own Legacy Tile.


We can't wait to see you unleash your creativity!

REQUIRED Senior & parent grad chat meetings

All Seniors are required to attend a minimum of 3 grad chats per year with the Grad Coach. The first grad chats of the year require that a parent/guardian attend. This is part of the Pathway to Success requirements to participate in the graduation ceremony.


You can schedule an appointment online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49acad2da3f4c70-senior

Your appointment can be virtual or in person but requires the Senior and the parent/guardian.


For questions, please email studentservices@sanjoseprep.org


FAILURE TO ATTEND GRAD CHATS WILL RESULT IN NOT BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY!

Student parking passes

Parking passes for student drivers are available in the link below.

In order to be approved for an on campus parking pass, students must:


  • complete parking pass application
  • bring a copy of their driver's license
  • provide proof of insurance
  • be approved by administration
  • pay the required fee


Parking on campus without an approved parking pass may result in your car being towed at your expense.


Students with discipline, attendance and/or academic issues may have their parking privileges suspended/revoked.

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School uniforms

Don't wait until the last minute to get your uniforms!

The uniform store will be open this summer. The store is located at


11363 San Jose Blvd, Building 200

Jacksonville, FL 32223


You can also purchase online at: https://shop.sanjoseschools.org/


Middle school uniform: royal blue polo shirt

High school uniform: black polo shirt


Polo shirts must be worn at all times, including under jackets and sweatshirts!!!


Approved school bottoms:


  • khaki, black or navy blue pants
  • khaki, black, or navy blue shorts (to the knee)
  • khaki, black, or navy blue skorts/skirts (to the knee)


Athletic pants, joggers, jeans and leggings are NOT permitted.


An updated parent/student handbook will be published this summer.


If you wish to donate your student's old uniform for students in need, you can drop them off in the front office- and thank you!

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Make sure you set up your Focus account!

Parents- it is very important for all of you to have a parent account to Focus. This will allow you to see your students' grades in real time and download their report cards.

For instructions on how to create a parent Focus account, go to https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745


When you have completed your application for an account, email michelle.pangle@sanjoseprep.org in order to have your account activated.


Once you have created the account, please allow 48 hours for activation.

Having difficulties? Please contact michelle.pangle@sanjoseprep.org for assistance.

Download the ParentSquare app!

Parents,

Make sure that you have downloaded the ParentSquare app so you can stay up to date with what is happening at school.

You can set it up to be in any language and you can get the school calendar of events, app notifications, notifications from teachers, and more!

It is free on the app store for both Apple and Android.

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Junior/Senior news

ATTENTION JUNIOR AND SENIOR PARENTS


Each school year during the Fall and Spring semesters, San Jose Prep offers all juniors and seniors an opportunity to take the ACT and SAT at no cost. Registration is automatic and does not require any paperwork to be completed by the student. Fall 2021 testing dates are:

  • SAT - Wednesday, October 13th
  • ACT - Tuesday, October 19th

Additional information regarding these tests will be sent out in September. Students' will have a second opportunity to take each of these exams during the Spring semester, most likely March.


If your student would like to take one of these exams outside of the dates offered by San Jose Prep they are required to register directly through the ACT and/or College Board websites. These exams are offered monthly for a fee. Fee waivers are available to families that qualify.


If you have any questions you can contact the Testing Coordinator, Tanika Campbell at tanika.campbell@sanjoseprep.org or 904-425-1725 ext 4210.

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Sept 6: No school- Labor day


Sept 11: Senior parking painting


Sept 16: Senior Family Dinner Night


October 8: End of 1st quarter; no school, Fall Break


October 11: No school- Fall Break