Creekside High School
Weekly E-Newsletter

May 10, 2021
Together, we are Creekside Strong.
Ms. Linda Carnall left Creekside last Friday because she accepted the position of
PRINCIPAL of Swiss Point Middle School.

Ms. Carnall has touched many lives, whether student, parent, volunteer, or school employee. It is Ms. Carnall's caring and dedicated leadership that makes her a shining example of success.

Ms. Carnall has served the Creekside community for 8 years as Testing Coordinator, Registrar and most recently, Assistant Principal.

In 2019-2020, Ms. Carnall was recognized as SJCSD Assistant Principal of the Year!

Friday, Ms. Carnall stated that she has loved every second of being part of the Knight Family and she will always cherish memories of Creekside graduations reflecting on and celebrating all the accomplishments of the students.
Stay awesome Ms. Carnall and remember, you may now be a Raider, but you'll always be a Knight!!

Information from SJCSD dated April 15, 2021

CDC updates regarding quarantine requirements after vaccination:
  • Individuals who have been fully vaccinated – that is, 2 weeks or more have passed since the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine or the first dose in a 1-dose vaccine series – will not be required to quarantine following exposure, provided he/she does not develop new symptoms of COVID-19. 
The Department of Health (DOH) requests that we follow the current contact tracing protocol, regardless of vaccination status. They will contact exposed individuals to ensure no symptoms have developed, research his/her vaccination status in the state system, and provide further COVID education. The DOH will determine if the individual is exempt from quarantine. The Health Services Department, as well as the school nurses, will work diligently to assist students, parents and staff in this process.
This has been updated on our District Health Services webpage.

Please check out all Senior related activities and due dates in the Senior section below.

  • NOW - Yearbook pick up –
Brick and mortar: from my classroom (510) during 4th period
Distance learner: notify Ms. Billingsley at least a day before intent to pick up
Yearbook purchase – we have 12 left to sell, first come, first serve. Books are $100, cash or check (made out to “Creekside High School”)
Brick and mortar: from my classroom (510) during 4th period
Distance learner: bring payment to front office between periods 3-5, or period 7

  • May 12 - SENIOR DUES PAYMENT DUE TODAY via SCHOOLPAY. See below for details.
  • May 14 - Textbook Return - The textbook room will be open all day on 5/11 and 5/12. If classes or students need to drop off book(s) please come to the textbook room by the cafeteria. I will place a book return locked box outside of the library next week during testing. Please use the drop box and don’t interrupt testing.
  • May 31 - Memorial Day - Student/Teacher Holiday

  • June 4 - Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal - 10am at CHS Football Field
  • June 5 - CLASS of 2021 Graduation - 9:00am at TIAA Bank Field in downtown Jacksonville. 
  • June 10 - Last Day for Students

Please note: CHS specific dates and times are subject to change. Please check the CHS Website for dates not on this calendar.
IMPORTANT message for parents of 9th and 10th grade students: If your 9th or 10th grade student will be taking the FSA Reading in the next two weeks.

All students need headphones for this assessment. We highly encourage students to bring their own headphones due to COVID. Airpods/wireless headphones are not compatible with our computer audio system. Suitable headphones require a jack to insert into our system, as see below. These are available from a variety of stores. If you can, please make sure your student has a pair to use for testing. Thank you.
The Creekside High School PTSO is proud to announce that the new shade structure will be placed above the outdoor amphitheater in the courtyard this summer. When students return to campus for the 2021-2022 school year, they will be able to enjoy the shade. 

Whether it's a club meeting, poetry reading, science experiment or simply a place to eat lunch, the new shade will bring multiple opportunities to learn and grow both academically and socially.

We are very thankful that we can make a difference for all when we come together as a community. In just four years, we were able to amass $31,150 for this project! 

We look forward to your continued support when our 2021-2022 membership drive kicks off.
Activity Dates to Keep in Mind

5/12 - Senior Dues are due today - see below for specifics
5/14 - Cookies in the courtyard during lunch
5/18 – 5/21 - Senior Exams
Senior Final Exams will be administered May 18th thru May 21st. The last day for seniors who have met all graduation requirements will be May 21st. However, any seniors who have not met graduation requirements will be expected to continue to attend until all are satisfied.
5/21 - Last day for seniors
5/25 - Baccalaureate – 6pm at San Juan Del Rio Church
5/28 - Senior Debt Day - 9am - 11am - see below for specifics


6/4 - Graduation Rehearsal - Mandatory – 10am – CHS Football Field
6/5 - Graduation – 9:00am – TIAA Stadium
IMPORTANT INFO: Taking care of this in advance will make Debt Day much smoother for your Senior. Please read.

Parents, if you would like a sibling to have left over lunch money transferred to their account when your senior student leaves or your senior is due a refund of remaining lunch money, please email Ms. Marino or send a note to school for your student to give to the Cafe'. Ms. Marino's email address is
Senior Debt Day is May 28.  

Senior dues must be paid in order participate in Debt Day. Please note specific times for pick-up:

Brick and Mortar students – 9am -12pm
Distance Learner students – 1pm – 3pm

Pick-up for BOTH groups is in front of the auditorium.

Seniors will receive a debt day packet with 10 graduation tickets and any other items needed for graduation.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Mackoul

Seniors, your last day is fast approaching (May 21st) and you need to make sure service hours are in for Bright Futures.  Drop off forms in the front office or in Guidance by Ms. Hemmer's desk. Do not delay!

Please join the SENIOR CLASS Schoology page for updates.

Use access code: KXPW-WDP6-5DHM2
Seniors- We have some senior shirts available for sale in room 130 (across from the clinic) for $20. You can bring cash or a check made out to CHS.

It is time to start sending your transcripts out to colleges. Before yo do that request a copy of your transcript to review. Things to make sure are accurate on your transcript:

  • correct spelling of name
  • correct address
  • social security number
  • courses taken - including all virtual courses and SJRSC courses
  • correct number of service hours
  • SAT/ACT scores are accurate

To request transcripts, please visit Below are directions on how to create your Parchment account to request and send transcripts. Before requesting a transcript, make sure to update it. This way colleges will see the most up to date transcript available. 

If you have questions about your transcript please email your school counselor for assistance. 

Yearbook pick up –
Brick and mortar: from my classroom (510) during 4th period
Distance learner: notify Ms. Billingsley at least a day before intent to pick up
Yearbook purchase – we have 12 left to sell, first come, first serve. Books are $100, cash or check (made out to “Creekside High School”)
Brick and mortar: from my classroom (510) during 4th period
Distance learner: bring payment to front office between periods 3-5, or period 7

Media Center News
Returning Library Books and Textbooks
Students if you have library books and textbooks that you are no longer using please bring them to library to be checked in. You must turn in all checked out items before the end of the school year. 

Checking Your Account
Students can check to see what materials are assigned to them by visiting:
Click Log In and use your S number and Password
Click on “MY INFO” and this will show all library books, textbooks, and fines that are owed to the library.

If you have lost or damaged a library book or textbook, please see someone in the library to find out about your options.

Creekside's Academy of Future Teachers showed true appreciation for CHS teachers. Students accepted snack orders from Teachers and delivered treats and words of appreciation for all they do.
You can find the Collection of their Uniquely Florida StoryMaps at the following link:
Students in the Academy of Environmental Sciences recently competed in a ‘StoryMap competition’ using GIS mapping software. 
The following students were recognized for their outstanding use of GIS and creation of StoryMaps for the ‘Uniquely Florida’ competition. Seniors, Connor Ambrose and Noah Gutterman; Juniors, Katerina AndersenJacob Allala, and Christian Yousefzadeh; and Sophomore Emily Revuelta
These students will move on to compete at State and National Levels over the summer, where their Uniquely Florida StoryMaps will be showcased and recognized for creative application of professional GIS technology used in a high school program of study. 
The Creekside Cheer Program had a wonderful season! For the first year in a long time the athletes competed in the traditional cheer category where tumbling was included and had huge success throughout the season. Both JV & Varsity grew tremendously this year in their competitive nature and drive to be the best they can be. We would like to wish our graduation seniors Mia Emerson, Sydney Herbst, Kristin Bradley and Emma Harrah the best in their future endeavors, their leadership was a key component of this years team. The Creekside Cheer program is excited to continue the competitive nature for years to come, continuing the Game Day traditions, promoting school sprit and putting community as a very important part of our program. We would like to thank our coaching staff, volunteers and athletic department for all of their support within the cheer program. 

Coach Moltisanti
Creekside High School Cheerleading
Our @creeksidevolleyball program is GROWING‼️

Beach Volleyball is a Spring Sport at Creekside and you could help make our new court a reality! These courts can be utilized for all athletes for strength and agility training. Athletes in the county will benefit from an additional venue to play sand volleyball.
The cost of one court is $40,000. You may use the link below to help out our newest athletic program at Creekside:
Want other Creekside Athletics News? Check out the various Twitter accounts online or the Athletics website:
Students may EMAIL their school counselor for questions that do not require an appointment.
Reasons you would need an appointment with your counselor:

• Academic concerns • College applications • Accommodation requests
• Graduation requirements • Bright Futures eligibility • Stress Management

Students, Click here to schedule an appointment with your counselor or use the QR Code to book an appointment with your counselor. Students will receive a confirmation email with their appointment date and time. This email will serve as your pass to leave class and must be shown to your teacher before leaving.

Parents, please note, all parent meetings with school counselors are held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please email your student's school counselor to schedule an appointment.

Please join the guidance Schoology page for updates. Use access code 4PTG-F88V-9MK6Q
This school year Creekside students will have the opportunity to reach out to colleges and universities virtually. This means Creekside will not host face-to-face visits on campus. Instead, the link below provides student with admission contact information and virtual tour links to view after the school day.

Virtual information will be updated frequently. However, if you are interested in a college/university, please checkout their websites. More than ever, it is easy to find virtual presentations, tours, and admissions contact information.

We are almost there Knights. Let's give it our all and arrive on time. PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO MAKE IT TO SCHOOL BEFORE THE 9:20 TARDY BELL RINGS!

(That means allow enough time for car lines and the walk to class after arriving on campus.)
This year, the Absentee Form will be submitted online. Please use the Online Absentee Form link or QR code provided to submit a note when your student in absent. Online absence notes are required to be submitted within 2 days of the student returning back to Creekside in order to be excused.

Please use this LINK for the Online Absence Note:  Online Absentee Form or the QR code for the Online Absence Note utilizing your phone: