Creekside High School
Weekly E-Newsletter

May 17, 2021
Together, we are Creekside Strong.

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.
Resources for Parents - Talking With Children About Tragic Events
In the days and weeks following a high-profile tragedy kids may have a lot of questions about whether something like this could happen to them. In fact, parents themselves may have a lot of worries about the safety of raising children in this world. It’s normal for both adults and kids to feel anxious after such a publicly devastating event, but there are some links to resources you can choose from to help minimize the stress and maintain a sense of safety and normalcy. The links include tips on how to talk to children of all ages as well as how to address media coverage. If your child needs counseling support, please contact your school counselor.

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

  • 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

August 5 - Freshman Day 2021 - CHS Gym 8:15am - 1pm - POC Dean Bundshuh

Please note: CHS specific dates and times are subject to change. Please check the CHS Website for dates not on this calendar.
Activity Dates to Keep in Mind

5/17 - Regular School Day for Seniors
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 - Be safe. See you on Debt Day
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. If you missed the Senior Dues payment deadline of 5/12 via SchoolPay, your student may pay $60 ON MAY 28th with exact cash or check. Checks should be made payable to Creekside High School.

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.

Upon returning a signed/cleared Debt Day form, 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 – 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.

Girls Golf - Shout out to our Seniors

As the school year winds down and we start to prepare for the upcoming season, I wanted to say thank you to our Seniors: Paisley Bratton and Kaela Opsahl for making my first year as Head coach an easy transition. We can all agree this was unusual season with Covid and all the protocols , however, they continued to show up, work hard and perform their best during the matches. They both provided leadership and guidance to our team while having fun throughout a season no matter the outcome of the matches.  Paisley has accepted an offer from Barton College in NC to continue her golf career and she plans on becoming Veterinarian.  Kaela will be attending Newberry College in SC where she has committed to be on the dance team and majoring in Healthcare Administration with a minor in Health Sciences. I wish them continued success as they start their next adventure.

CKABC 20-21 Student Athlete Scholarship Winners
Male Athlete Winner- David Gapinski and Female Athlete Winner- Sydney Herbst
St. Johns County Sports Club Student Athlete of the year (Exemplifies excellence in athletics and academics)
Male Athlete Winner- Bryce Lister and Female Athlete Winner- Elizabeth Illiff

Shout out to Brooke Norcross, 2020-2021 Captain for Creekside Knight’s Varsity Dance Team. Brooke made the University of Central Florida Dance Team! The team is so proud of her and can’t wait to see her continue as a Knight at the next level. Congrats, Brooke!

Thank you for a great season team!

*Check out our Summer Dance Camp flyer below.
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: