Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

January 25, 2021
Together, we are Creekside Strong.
HOME STUDENT HEALTH SCREENER QUESTIONS
Parents,

Information from School Messenger dated January 8, 2021

Below are a few important reminders as students and staff have returned to campus.

  • If your student is required to quarantine due to a Covid-19 related matter, or if you are unsure, please contact the clinic 547-7313
  • Please see the attached document for our health screening entry form.
  • Students experiencing any of the symptoms on the sheet attached should remain home.
  • Temperatures will continue to be taken in 1st period each day.
  • If your student is currently awaiting a COVID-19 test result they should remain home until receiving their results.
  • If somebody in the same household as your student has tested positive for COVID-19 they will need to quarantine for 10 days from the last day of contact. Please contact the school nurse.
  • The quarantine period may be shortened to as few as 7 days if a negative PCR test result is obtained on day 6 or later from exposure to the positive case. The Dept. of Health will assist in clearing your child to return to school once they have received the negative test result.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions.

We appreciate your continued assistance in supporting our health and safety protocols here on campus. As a reminder, below is the student health screener questions. If you can say yes to any of the symptoms below for your child, please keep your child at home until you can say no to all symptoms. If you can say yes to the questions, follow the instructions in red.
 
Student Health Screening Entry Form

Please assess your child daily for the following symptoms and answer the contact questions.

• Fever of 100.4 or higher
• Uncontrolled cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Sore throat
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Muscle aches
• Vomiting or diarrhea

• Is your child currently awaiting COVID-19 test results? If yes, please keep your child home and notify the school nurse when test results are received. Further instructions will be discussed at that time.

• Does your child live in the same household with someone positive for COVID-19? If yes, your child must quarantine for 10 days from the last date of contact with the positive individual. The quarantine period may be shortened to as few as 7 days if a negative PCR test result is obtained on day 6 or later from exposure to the positive case. The Dept. of Health will assist in clearing your child to return to school once they have received the negative test result.

Revised 12/8/2020

School Messenger dated 12/11/20


Thank you.

  • Now - February 5 - Academy of Choice Registration - See below for details.
  • January 25 - End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester
  • January 26 - First day of 2nd Semester
  • January 25 - 29 - Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida - See details below.
  • JANUARY 27 - We return to the original Wednesday Early Release Schedule
  • January 29 - Teacher Planning Day - Student Holiday

  • February 5 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be available in HAC
  • February 15 - President's Day Holiday - Student/Teacher Holiday

  • March 17-19 - Spring Break

  • June 5, 2021 - CLASS of 2021 Graduation at UNF Arena - 9am

Please note: CHS specific dates and times are subject to change. Please check the CHS Website for dates further out on the calendar.

DISTRICT FINAL EXAM MAKE-UPS
Students needing to make-up their District Final Exam will test either Tuesday or Thursday.

Please see the schedule below to plan accordingly:

Tuesday- Brick and Mortar Only in the Auditorium
10:10 (2nd period) Econ & American Gov.
11:00 (3rd Period) Team Sports and Weight Training

Thursday- Distance Learning Only in the Auditorium (Should enter through the outside doors)
10:10 (2nd period) Econ & American Gov.
11:00 (3rd Period) Team Sports and Weight Training
CHS CAREER ACADEMY APPLICATION INFO
Career Academies at Creekside

Freshmen, did you know that you can apply to be in an Academy for the 2021-2022 school year? This is your last opportunity to apply. Applications are open through students’ HAC accounts from January 8th until February 5th. Students can select up to three academies to apply for on the application, but you must rank them in the order of your preference.


Here at Creekside we have three amazing Academies.

  • In the Academy of Emerging Technology, we have the Digital Media strand and the Cybersecurity strand. 

  • In the Academy of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, we have the Engineering strand and the Environmental Sciences strand.


Don’t miss out, Freshmen, if you want to join an Academy for next school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by and see Mrs. Kelly in the main office.
CHS MEDIA CENTER NEWS
A contest for Literacy Week - Check it out!!
CREEKSIDE SENIORS - CLASS of 2021

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.

Please join the SENIOR CLASS Schoology page for updates.

Use access code: KXPW-WDP6-5DHM2
CLASS OF 2021 SENIORS - SENDING TRANSCIPTS 

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 www.parchment.com. 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. 
SPORTS / CLUB NEWS
Choral Music Auditions
February 1 – 5, 2021
 
 
For the first time ever, all Creekside High School students will be able to audition for one of three choral ensembles at Creekside HS (Chorus, Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Choir). The Choral Department has been very successful in Concert Music Performance Assessments as well as participating at Disney’s Candlelight Processional and sang with rock band Foreigner.

See Mr. Hall in Room 490 before 9 am any day to schedule an audition time.
ATHLETICS




The Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club (CKABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Knights. We are parents, coaches, students, faculty, administration, alumni, and community members dedicated to promoting excellence in interscholastic athletics. We seek to enrich the high school experience and foster success in the classroom for all students by building school spirit and “Knights Pride” through all sports.

We have openings and are actively seeking nominees for the 2020-2021 CKABC board. If you are committed to the mission of supporting our athletes, coaches, fans, and staff, please consider serving on the board.

If interested or you would like more information, please contact Deena at ckabcpresident@gmail.com, or Luke Marabell at lewis.marabell@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

Thank you.
Want other Creekside Athletics News? Check out the various Twitter accounts online or the Athletics website: https://www-chs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/athletics/
COUNSELOR CORNER - GUIDANCE
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
INTERESTED IN TAKING FALL 2021 DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES AT CREEKSIDE HS?

Fall 2021 dual enrollment information at the college site will come out at a later time
Rising juniors and rising seniors can register for the following dual enrollment classes at their CHS registration appointment, if they qualify.

Rising Juniors - ENC 1101 and ENC 1102
Rising Seniors - ENC 1101, ENC 1102, MAC1105, STA2023, POS1112 and POS 1041

If you are a rising junior or senior and new to dual enrollment (have not taken a DE course previously) and want to register for Fall 2021 DE classes at Creekside, you must meet the following criteria:
·         overall unweighted GPA of a 3.0 or higher at the time of your CHS registration appointment
·         Completed online application AND printed/signed consent form (link is below for online application) - the FALL 2021 application does not come out until on or after 2/15/2021. Please do not complete the online application if you cannot choose Fall 2021 as your start term. Keep checking for when the fall application is out if you are not able to choose Fall 2021 as your start term then you will need to wait to complete the application until you can select Fall 2021 term
·         Official SAT, ACT or PERT (attached are instructions on how to register for the PERT exam at SJRSC) scores - students can check the DE page on the CHS guidance website for qualifying test scores

Creekside registrations will start at the end of February and go through the end of March for their 2021-2022 schedule. Ideally, counselors would like to have students qualify and register for the DE classes they are eligible for at the students assigned CHS registration appointment. This will ensure the student gets placed into the DE class for the upcoming school year. However, students will have until June 9th, 2021 to qualify for DE classes at Creekside. If the Fall 2021 application is not out by the time the student h as their CHS registration appointment, they will have to wait until the Fall 2021 application is released and then we can add DE classes – see next line for how the registration will go.

If a student qualifies by the time they register at CHS the will need to bring their consent form from the online application and official test scores to their appointment. If they do not qualify by their CHS registration appointment, counselors will register the student in the HS equivalent course until all required forms are turned in to switch into the DE classes. 

If you are a rising senior and currently taking Dual Enrollment classes and you would like to take DE math your senior year - all you need to do is submit qualifying test scores - SAT, ACT or PERT - at your CHS registration appointment.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to email your school counselor or check CHS guidance website under Dual Enrollment SJRSC.


The College Board Florida Partnership is hosting a Virtual Parent Night on January 28, 2021, at 6 pm EST, and the topic of this webinar will be Understanding PSAT Student Score Reports
** A MUST READ **

We wanted to remind you that the Bright Futures Scholarship application (FFAA) and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1st.

If you are considering applying to college, you should complete both of these applications.

Please see the district financial aid website (https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/guidance/scholarships/) for links to these applications and other resources. 




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.
TUTORING SCHEDULE 2020 - 2021
ATTENDANCE POLICIES
IT’S A NEW YEAR - Make Timeliness one of your New Year’s Resolutions!

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: 
SJCSD INFORMATION
Cafe' News - FYI - SJCSD Free breakfast and 3 Squares lunch has been extended until June.