Happy Friday! The teachers returned this week for Schoology training and to start preparing their rooms with the new COVID protocols. Everyone is excited to be back on campus and to have students return on August 31st.
We want to ensure everyone received the email from Superintendent Forson this week, stating students must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. In a school our size, this will mean that students are wearing a mask most of the day. Please ensure your child wears a clean mask that is appropriate for school every day. Wearing a mask for extended periods of time can be challenging, so it is a good idea to have students start practicing.
We also want to encourage every family to start taking temperatures at home every morning. You can avoid the hassle of picking up your child, if you don't send him/her to school with a fever.
If you have not signed up to attend Panther Pick-up next Friday or Saturday, please do so using the Sign-Up Genius links in the section below from last Friday's Panther Press. All of the junior and senior time slots are full. Juniors and Seniors can attend on Saturday just note that parking tags will not be available.
Seniors, join the Class of 2021 Schoology group for easy access to senior class information. The Schoology access code is: 7XDP-72VH-Q9CMH
Parking Pass Pick Up- Upload Deadline is Wednesday, August 19th
Parking pass pick up will be completed during Panther Pick Up only on Friday August 21st. Parking tags will NOT be available for pick up on Saturday, August 22nd. ONLY Brick and Mortar students will be permitted to pick up their parking tag at this time.
Students who received a parking tag- please complete this link and upload ALL required documentation by Wednesday, August 19th to be eligible to pick up your pass at Panther Pick Up. Due to Covid 19- paper copies of the documentation will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online survey. Survey Link: https://surveys.stjohns.k12.fl.us/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n4L0lo7L
*Note: if your parking tag is from an auction, you may submit an email or receipt for documentation of payment you received from the group identifying you as the winner of the parking tag.
Distance Learning Students- if you were issued a parking tag and are distance learning at the start of the school year, your parking tag will be reserved for you upon your return to school. At the time of your return, please email email@example.com to make arrangements to receive your parking tag.
Below are several letters/documents that schools are required to share each year. Please take a few minutes to read.
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Please mark your calendar for Panther Pick-Up. If you have a conflict during your assigned window, you can select a different window, have a parent/grandparent attend, or ask a friend to pick-up items. These are the ONLY dates for Panther Pick-up, so ALL students brick & mortar and distance learners need to attend. We will be distributing laptops and hot spots during Panther Pick-up to those distance learners who requested equipment. Items from the spring that have still not been returned, may be returned during Panther Pick
- Friday, August 21st
- noon to 2pm - Juniors
- 2pm to 4pm - Seniors
- Saturday, August 22nd
- 8am to noon - Freshmen
- 1pm to 5pm - Sophomores
During Panther Pick-up, students will receive paper copy of schedule, if they can't view HAC; receive their school ID, purchase PE uniform ($10 for shirt & $10 for shorts - Saturday only); rent locker ($5); complete digital citizenship assessment, if not already completed; check-out textbooks (mostly AP & IB courses); and then walk their schedule. Juniors and Seniors will also pick-up parking tags if all required documents have been submitted using link below; and have their ID stamped, if they leave campus for dual enrollment, co-op, virtual, or modified schedule. In addition, new to Nease students (not freshmen who attended middle school in St Johns) will have their picture taken for their ID.
To enter campus for Panther Pick-up, student with max of 2 adults will need their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 will not be allowed on campus. Masks are required until temperature is checked and when the required 6ft for social distancing can't occur.
Please use the sign-up genius links below to register for a time slot for Panther Pick-up. PLEASE only write the student's name on the sign-up even though 2 adults are allowed to attend with student.
Families that have not completed the returning student verification & residency requirements for this school year, will not receive access to student's schedule until appropriate documentation is submitted. Please submit documentation BEFORE Panther Pick-up.
PLEASE ensure your child has completed the online digital citizenship assessment, so this station can be bypassed during Panther Pick-up.
PTSO will be set-up at Panther Pick-up for families to join and to sell Nease gaiters.
2020-2021 PARKING TAG REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
If you were awarded a parking tag for the 2020-2021 school year through the school or through an auction, you MUST complete the attached link. All students who want to pick up their parking tag PRIOR to the first day of school, must provided the required documentation (driver's license, registration, proof of insurance) through the survey link below:
LINK CREW will host a virtual freshmen orientation this year. Link Crew leaders will be emailing families on Friday, August 21st a link the orientation video. Link Crew leaders will then follow-up with personal phone calls the the following week.
We have been asked by many families selecting option 2, if COVID numbers decrease by August 31st and they feel more comfortable, can their child change to brick and mortar? The answer is yes. We would need the link below completed no later than Thursday, August 27th for the student to be brick and mortar on Monday, August 31st.