Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

May 3, 2021
Together, we are Creekside Strong.
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.

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

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
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.
YOUR PTSO IS MAKING SHADE FOR OUR STUDENTS
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.
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
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:
CREEKSIDE SENIORS - CLASS of 2021
Activity Dates to Keep in Mind


May
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
         
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 lisa.marino@stjohns.k12.fl.us
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.
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. 
YEARBOOK INFO
Distribution of yearbooks during lunch in the courtyard:
 
Monday – 11th grade
Tuesday – 10th grade
Wednesday – 9th grade
 
Distance learners - Distribution is Wednesday from 3-4 in front of the auditorium.

We will also sell remaining books on Wednesday, first come, first serve in each lunch and for distance learners in the auditorium. Books are $100, cash or check made out to “Creekside High School”
 
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
Autism Awareness Month
On Light It Up Blue Day, students and staff wore blue and Access Points staff all wore matching shirts to show unity and support.  The Seniors made “blue” goodie bags and students passed them out to staff wearing blue. Students decorated puzzle pieces during Best Buddy lunch, hi-lighting what makes them unique. 
Creekside is most fortunate to have an incredible team of teachers leading our Autism Awareness campaign. Their impact is huge, but their hearts are even bigger.

Check it out!
Miss Royal Knight was crowned on Saturday April 24th. This is our Best Buddies inclusive pageant! The new Miss Royal Knight titles are as follows:
 
Miss Royal Knight: Valeria Roman-Figueroa
Miss Sweetheart: Genevieve Rice
Miss Talented: Faith Northrup
Miss Fashionista: Claire Upson
Miss Dedicated: Nicole Gerald
Miss Congeniality: Mary Lou Chamberlain
Congratulations to Creekside’s new chapter of FFEA, Florida Future Educators of America. Last weekend members from across the state met virtually to participate in breakout sessions and to find out who placed in the six competitive events at the State level. Creekside members submitted projects for all six events and placed in two of these events.
 
Lauren Prangley, placed 3rd in the Lesson Plan category, where she had to prepare a detailed lesson plan, present the lesson, and provide evidence from the lesson.
 
Creekside students placed 4th in the Inside Our Schools competition. Hanna Glatz, Riley Hayes, Erica Kromer, and Emily Hall with an idea inspired by Philippa Lovatt and the rest of the Human Growth and Development class, created the video submission for this event. Hanna was responsible for editing all video elements along with photos and creating the final submission. Riley, Emily, and Erica conducted interviews with Ms. Carnall, Ms. Jasper, Ms. Rakov, and several Best Buddies officers to create a video highlight the partnerships between Access Points and general education classes. The thesis/main idea of the video was “Creekside High School’s Best Buddies/Access Points Program has increased positivity and classroom engagement for all Creekside students through partnerships in learning.” 
 
Congratulations to Creekside FFEA – so very proud of you!!!
 
ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) is a national after school mentorship program that our engineering students participate in throughout the year. Students work in teams and are given a project, where they must come up with a solution, complete designs, and presentation. Several engineering professionals work weekly with our students to help guide them through the process. The final presentations were held today and I am happy to report the following:
 
  • Creekside’s NE Florida team, Tiny House Tetris, won Best Overall. This team consisted of Corrigan Rotz, Brandon Ruckh, Erin Phillip, Jonathan Shuster, Lauren Castillo, Kaylin Damon, Jacob Denson, and Tyler Goncalves
 
  • Creekside’s National team, won 3rd place in the manufacturing division. This team consisted of Elyse Soracco, Leighanna Goldman, Nicklas Rice, Johnathan Read, Alyssa Buckingham, Ryan Flack, and David Gonzales.
 
Several scholarships were also awarded:

  • Leighanna Goldman won the National Scholarship.
  • Elyse Soracco won a scholarship from ACE NE Florida division.
  • Grayson Johnson won the ACE of Northeast Florida and Gresham Smith Scholar Scholarship.
  • Jonathan Shuster won the ACE of Northeast Florida and DPR Construction Scholar Scholarship.
  • Leighanna Goldman also won the ACE Northeast Florida and ABC Florida First Coast Women’s Council Scholar Scholarship.
  • Amelie O’Hara won the ACE of Northeast Florida and Stellar Scholar Scholarship.
  • Johnathan Read won the ACE of Northeast Florida and Baptist Health Scholar Scholarship.
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. 

Cheerfully,
Coach Moltisanti
Creekside High School Cheerleading
ATHLETICS
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
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.
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: 
SUMMER CAMPS
SJCSD INFORMATION