Creekside High School
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HOME STUDENT HEALTH SCREENER QUESTIONS
Parents,


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.

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

Thank you.

The School Advisory Council (SAC) values your opinion.
Parents, please complete one survey per family - SAC Survey - https://surveys.stjohns.k12.fl.us/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=88L18ll3 Thank you for your time.


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

  • April 19 - 2021 Senior Universal Trip - Seniors, report to the GYM NLT 6am.
  • April 24 - Athletic Physicals - see information under Athletics section.
  • April 27 - Spring Concert at 7pm - Stadium (2 ticket limit for band member families) - must bring your ticket to enter
  • April 27 - 29 - Senior Cap and Gown Distribution

  • 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.
END OF YEAR TESTING INFORMATION
ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB - BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
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 2021-2022 CKABC board. If you are committed to the mission of supporting our athletes, coaches, fans, and staff, please consider serving on the board. The new board is elected in May!
 
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
CREEKSIDE SENIORS - CLASS of 2021
Activity Dates to Keep in Mind

April

4/19 – 4/23 - Senior Week     
 
  • Mon 4/19 - Universal Studios Day Trip – please be at the GYM by 6am for check-in. 
  • Tue 4/20 - Character Day
  • Wed 4/21 - College Tee Shirt
  • Thu 4/22 - Class Color Day/Senior Tee Shirt
  • Fri 4/23 - Senior Picnic at the football stadium – all 4th period
 
4/27 – 4/29 - Cap/Gown Distribution (in the courtyard for brick and mortar students)

  • Tue 4/27 - Last Names A-F
  • Wed 4/28 - Last Names G-O *All Distant Learners – 3:00pm-4:00pm - front of the Auditorium
  • Thu 4/29 - Last Names P-Z

4/30 - Senior Awards (by invitation)
 
May

5/7 - Senior Night in the Courtyard – 6pm-8pm – see below for details
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

June

6/4 - Graduation Rehearsal - Mandatory – 10am – CHS Football Field
6/5 - Graduation – 9:00am – TIAA Stadium
6/10 - LAST OF SCHOOL
         
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





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.
Attention Seniors!

If you are planning to use Bright Futures to pay for summer classes, please read the information below. 

High school graduates seeking immediate summer funding for postsecondary education should try to gain eligibility during their first evaluation by turning in service hours and auditing all requirements. This will ensure that the student is determined eligible before the start of the semester facilitating a smooth transition of summer financial aid. Students awarded a scholarship later in the summer may be required to pay out of pocket for summer classes and be refunded later in the term. 

There will be no extension of tests scores (test taken through June 30, 2021) or service hours. Service hours must be completed and turned in by the last day of school for seniors which is May 21th. 
CLASS OF 2021 SENIORS - SENDING TRANSCRIPTS 

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. 
COACH BRENT JOHNSON - THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
Coach Brent Johnson announced his resignation as Creekside’s Head Girls Soccer Coach following the 2020-21 season.
Creekside Athletics extends our sincere gratitude to Coach Johnson for leading the Creekside Knights Girls’ Soccer Program for the past nine years. He truly cared about the success of the players, both as students and athletes. He focused on work ethic and knew how to get the best out of each individual, as evidenced by the program’s tremendous success. Under Coach Johnson’s leadership, the Knights enjoyed multiple district and region championships and two trips to the State Final Four.
 
Thank you again, Coach Johnson!
MEDIA CENTER TEXTBOOK RETURN INFO

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.

LOST OR DAMAGED MATERIALS
If you have lost or damaged a library book or textbook, please see someone in the library to find out about your options.
 
CREEKSIDE KUDOS, CLUBS, & TEAMS
SO MANY GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Cyrano de Burger Shack on two fantastic shows! Creekside High School is so proud of the incredible dedication of these students to creating this theatre this year. Thank you to these students for shinning their light and spreading their joy with us.



Academy of Environmental Science student, Sophie Flynt, won FIRST PLACE for the state of Florida in the American Water Works Association DropSaver Poster Contest! Sophie highlighted the importance of water conservation in our community. Congratulations Sophie! 
The Knights defeated PVHS
to bring home the District Championship!


Congratulations Team!
I would like to recognize four Creekside players who made the North Florida U.S. Lacrosse National Team & will be competing in Maryland this Summer against the best players Nationwide. Kylie Lubrant, Avery Mendheim, Brooke Manghisi, & Natalie Charyak have been selected to represent North Florida for the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament. This is a huge honor & we know these four ladies will make us all proud.

I would also like to thank & recognize our seniors: Gurleen Kainth, Kali Solages, Shari Zemel, & our team manager, Jackson Gill. We will miss them greatly & we thank them for their hard work & dedication to our school & our lacrosse program.

Coach Nicki Hartz (Caputo)
Boys Soccer had some guys honored by the Florida Times Union this week.


FIRST TEAM ALL-FIRST COAST

Anes Tahirovic, Creekside
Position: Forward
Grade: Senior
Playmaker scored six goals, assisted 10 as Knights charged on to regionals.

SECOND TEAM ALL-FIRST COAST
D Peter Smith, Sr., Creekside

THIRD TEAM ALL-FIRST COAST
F Aldin Tahirovic, Sr., Creekside

Go Knights!!
CREEKSIDE DOMINATES TENNIS DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS

The Creekside boys’ team won their first district title since 2013 in dominating fashion. Led by first year coach Patrick Diegan, the Knights won the team title by capturing 19 out of a total of 21 possible points. Andrew Ferris, a senior, won the individual singles title and teamed with junior Aryan Gupta to win the district’s doubles tournament.
In all, Creekside boys played in the finals of each of the seven draws, with Ferris, Gupta, and junior Jack Mandeville winning their draws. Sophomore Rohit Bongu and junior Nicolas Ciprian teamed together to win the Line 2 doubles title. The Knights will next compete in the region semifinals, hosting Buchholz High School from Gainesville.
Excellent accomplishments Knights!!
The Creekside’s girls’ team won their second straight district title. Coached by Estela de Paula, the team, comprised of senior Devon Reid, juniors Caroline Warner, Davey Ciric, Mariana Arias Barnes, and Sage Graham, sophomores Grace Wannamaker, Lily Davis, and Taylor Reid, and freshman Kadence Davis, came together to score 16 points to secure the championship.
In the individual draws, four Knights made the finals for their lines, with Wannamaker, Arias Barnes, and L. Davis winning titles. In addition, the doubles team of Graham and K. Davis won the Line 2 doubles bracket. These repeat district champions will begin their path to the state tournament with a Region semifinal hosting Spruce Creek from Daytona.

Congratulations to the 16 senior athletes who are committed to playing collegiate sports. Go Knights!!
NEHS will be accepting new membership applications starting April 15th through April 30th.

Students can pick up an application in rooms P20, 210, or from their English teacher.

All applications are due to P20 no later than April 30th.
Accepted students will be notified through their English class the following week.
ATHLETICS
Creekside Football is looking for students looking to earn service hours. One or two days a week.

We need assistance with filming practice and games and would love student help building graphics, videos and other items for our social media.

We can take care of all the service hours you need in one season plus you get CHS Football Gear!

If you want more information please see Coach McIntyre on campus or email me at sean.mcintyre@stjohns.k12.fl.us Go Knights!
Creekside High School is excited to announce that Joe Soto will be the Knights' new Head Girls Soccer Coach.
 
Coach Soto has been coaching for over 20 years and has coached from recreational to collegiate at all levels. He spent much of his time coaching in northern New Jersey, where he started working with his local recreation program. He went on to coach at the club level, and for over 13 years, has coached girls and boys’ teams.
Coach Soto brings extensive experience coaching at the interscholastic level. He spent seven years coaching girls' high school soccer programs and three years coaching women's college soccer at his alma mater, St. Peters College (NCAA D1). Since relocating to Florida, six years ago, Coach Soto has been a Director of Coaching for Florida Elite. Most recently, he was an assistant coach for Bartram Trail High School's girls' team. During that time, the team won three conference championships, five district championships, four regional championships, and two back-to-back Class 7A State Championships.

Coach Soto currently resides in Saint Johns, Florida, with his wife, Sianna, and their two children Caelen, 11, and Kaia, 9. He is extremely excited to work with the team and looks forward to sharing his passion for the game as part of the Creekside Girls Soccer Program.

Welcome Coach!!

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:




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 2021-2022 CKABC board. If you are committed to the mission of supporting our athletes, coaches, fans, and staff, please consider serving on the board. The new board is elected in May!.
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
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
UNF Spring Events Links
Registration is open for our on-campus and virtual spring events and tours! Please tell interested students to register online.
** 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.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU!






















Forever thankful for our Business Partners!!
ATTENDANCE POLICIES

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: 
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