Volume 75- August 4, 2019
10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082                           904-547-8300 - Main Office
Office Hours: 8:30a.m. to 4:45p.m.
From Mrs. Kunze
Thank you to everyone who attended a Panther Pick-up. We appreciate everyone's patience with the lines, especially during the freshman time Saturday morning. With 806 freshman, we realized that dividing the alpha into 4 time groups instead of 2 would have been better as everyone tends to arrive at the beginning of the assigned time making wait times longer.

If students did not attend or attended but didn't get to take care of everything, below is the plan.
  • Schedules will be available on HAC this Friday evening. Students will receive a hard copy of their schedule in 1st period on day 1. New students that don't have access to HAC and don't know their 1st period, can go to guidance in C-pod on day 1 and we will assist them. There is a strong possibility that your child's schedule will slightly change. We have @70 students to enroll this week and sections will need to be balanced to meet class-size amendment requirements.
  • Students that are missing a period need to report to the auditorium during that period. Students may NOT go to the auditorium for any other reason.
  • For scheduling errors that need to be fixed, please use the form at this link to have errors addressed: https://tinyurl.com/nhsscheduleerror This will continue to be the only way to address any scheduling concerns. ALL SCHEDULING CONCERNS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED THROUGH August 13TH @4:00PM Below are the ONLY APPROVED REASONS for a change to your schedule; (any other requests will not be looked at)
  • You are in a class for which you have already received a passing grade.
  • You are a senior and your schedule is missing a class you need for graduation.
  • You are missing the next course in the progression from a course already taken. (For example: You passed Spanish 1 last year, but Spanish 2 is missing from your schedule.) 
  • IDs that have been printed (returning Nease students and students from PBMS or VRA that were enrolled during picture day) will be given to students in 1st period on day 1. All other students will have their picture taken for an ID during the week.
  • Textbooks:
  • English 1 teachers will take students to Media Center on Wednesday for textbooks and picture for ID, if needed.
  • English 2 teachers will take students to Media Center on Tuesday for textbooks and picture for ID, if needed.
  • English 3/AP Lang teachers will take students to Media Center on Thursday for textbooks and picture for ID, if needed
  • English 4/AP Lit teachers will take students to Media Center on Friday for textbooks and picture for ID, if needed.
  • Students can also check out textbooks starting on Tuesday, August 13th before school at 8:30am or after school until 4:30pm.
  • PE Uniforms will be sold during class the entire first week of school. Send cash or check made payable to Nease HS - T-shirts ($10) and shorts ($10)
  • Parking tags can be picked up Friday, August 9th between 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Passes will be available for pick up with Mrs. Cioffi in Room C-119. Student must bring a COPY of the following:
  • 1.   Driver’s License
  • 2.   Registration
  • 3.   Insurance Card
  • We are unable to make copies on campus during the event and no passes will be provided without all three documents. If possible, please copy all three documents onto ONE sheet of paper.
  • If your student has a leaner’s permit, the student will be able to pick up their pass during the school year from Mrs. Cioffi in Room C-119 once the student has been awarded a driver’s license. Copies of the Driver’s License, Insurance and Registration will be required at the time of pick up.

Lunches will be during 4th period. The schedule will be created this week so we have the most accurate numbers to create 3 balanced lunch periods. The lunch schedule will be sent in the next Panther Press.

Link Crew Orientation for New Students
Monday, August 5th: 5:30pm to 8:30pm - 9th graders with last names A-L Tuesday
August 6th: 5:30pm to 8:30pm - 9th graders with last names M-Z
Wednesday, August 7th: 10am to noon - 10th through 12th graders new to Nease
All sessions start in the gym and are for students only. 

The campus will be open this Friday, August 9th from 8am to 11am to walk the campus one last time before the first day on Monday, August 12th. Most teachers will be in their classrooms during this time.

If you have medicine for the school nurse, it can be delivered on Friday, August 9th from 8am to 11am. The clinic is in the main office.

We are looking for 2 students each day from 7:30am to 4pm to assist at the front desk this week for service hours. ONLY students who volunteered at the front desk this summer may sign-up using the link below.

Senate Bill 7026 has new safety and security measures for districts to follow. One of the new measures is that each school monitor the points of entry/exit during school arrival and dismissal times. What does this mean for Nease? The student gate will be CLOSED until 8:30am every morning. If students have a zero period or athletic practice, the teacher or coach will have to meet students at the gate to let them on campus. At 8:30am we will monitor the gate and students will be allowed on campus.

New bell schedules for 19-20. Due to the size of our campus and our student enrollment, we received permission from the district to add 1 minute between passing times. With the new district high school start time student hours will be 9:20am to 3:57pm and on Wednesdays 9:20am to 2:57pm.

Assembly Schedule for Nease Behavior & Procedural Expectations and Safety Training by SJCSO
  • Tuesday, Aug 13th - during 2nd & 3rd - Senior Assembly
  • Tuesday, Aug 13th - during 5th & 6th - Junior Assembly last names A-L
  • Wednesday, Aug 14th - during 1st, 2nd & 3rd - Junior Assembly last names M-Z
  • Thursday, Aug 15th - during 2nd & 3rd - Sophomore Assembly last names A-L
  • Thursday, Aug 15th - during 5th & 6th - Sophomore Assembly last names M-Z
  • Friday, Aug 16th - during 1st & 2nd - Freshmen Assembly last names A-L
  • Friday, Aug 16th - during 5th & 6th - Freshmen Assembly last names M-Z

Special Assemblies with Josten's
  • Tuesday, Aug 20th - 2nd period - Seniors - Info regarding ordering cap/gown & announcements
  • Tuesday, Aug 20h - 3rd period - Juniors - Info regarding ordering class rings
Good News!
Membership Update: Don't forget to look for members of the PTSO at the upcoming Panther Pick up!! We cannot wait to meet you!

Nease Spiritwear Sale: SALE COMING SOON. Get the whole familyinto the school spirit by buying Nease Spiritwear AUG 1ST THROUGH THROUGH AUG. 20. Check our social media pages for more information as the date approaches.

Parking Spot Auction: PTSO will hold an online auction for THREE parking spots on Saturday Aug. 24. More info will be provided in coming weeks. PTSO Social Media: Join the Nease PTSO Social Media sites to learn more about Neaserelated events: Facebook: Nease High School PTSO Instagram: @nease_ptso Twitter: @NeasePtso

PTSO Board/Meetings: Looking for a wayto make a difference at Nease? If you’d like to learn more about getting involved, please email us at ptso.board@gmail.com. Anyone is welcome to attend PTSO meetings, held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in Panther Hall. 
Guidance News
The School Counseling department is excited to welcome everyone back for the 2019-2020 school year. We have a lot of great things planned for the year that we hope will be very beneficial to all of our students and we look forward to sharing it with you during the coming weeks.

We would like to start by announcing two new School Counselors to our department.

Kim Hollis has worked in various positions at Nease since 2004 and is happy to be joining the school counseling team. She will be serving students with the last names A-Cl.

Christian Amatea is coming to us from Ocala Vanguard with over 20 years of counseling experience. He will be serving students with the last names Co-Go.

The rest of the team remains the same; although, our caseloads have shifted to accommodate having an additional counselor. Our new caseloads are as follows:

D’Erica Gibbs: Students with the last names Gr-Le
Athena Kifah: Students with the last names Li-O
Linda Smith: Students with the last names P-Si
Daphne Harden: Students with the last names Sk-Z
Missy Kennedy: ALL IB Students
Testing Information!
Questions about State testing? Call Mrs. Ashcroft, Testing Coordinator, at 547-8281.

Media Center News!
Carolyn Milian – School Librarian Media Specialist
Lorna Patterson – Media Clerk

All “Summer Reading Bingo” cards and logs are due by Friday, Sept. Aug. 16 th to the Media Center.   Please click on this link to find all you need to earn some great prizes while reading great books over the summer and keeping those brain cells stimulated!   SUMMER READING 2019!
If you still have textbooks and/or library fines to pay or return, you still have time! Mrs. Milian will be available for returns and payments during the following times:
·          Monday, Aug. 5 th – 1 – 4 p.m.
·          Tuesday, Aug. 6 th – 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
·          Thursday, Aug. 8 th – 1 -3 p.m.
·          Friday, Aug. 9 th – 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
 Remember, no one with fines will receive textbooks for the new school year until these fines are paid. 

Textbooks will continue to be checked out to students during the first week of school beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 13 th before and after school.
Parents, we still need help with textbook checkouts during the first 2 weeks of school. If you are able to help out, please click on the link below to sign up for a spot.  Thank you so much for any help you can give us! Students, we need help with textbook runners as well! Please click on the link below and sign up to start earning those service hours!   
                        Parent Volunteers
                        Student Textbook Runners
Student News
Attention all students interested in auditioning and being part of the fall drama production, “You Can’t Take It With You,” check the school website after Wednesday, August 7. The website is under the “Student Life” pulldown on the home page. You will then see “Nease Theatre Program.” Click on that and you’ll find everything you wanted to know about the show.
Also, all I.T.S. members that were inducted this past May: your cards, pins and certificates have arrived! You are officially inducted into the International Thespian Society for LIFE! You will be presented with your “stuff” at our first meeting. Announcements for club activities will also be listed on the website concerning meetings and activities. You do NOT need to be a member to come join us.

YEARBOOK SALES HAVE BEGUN! Last year we sold completely out of yearbooks and although we are increasing our order, you don't want to run the risk of missing out on a fabulous collection of memories of your child's year at Nease! Early Bird prices are in effect now! Get yours for the discounted rate of only $75 at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=15476

Senior News
GRADUATION is Friday, May 22nd 7PM at UNF. Seniors need to be there at 6pm.

ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS! Now is the time to purchase a yearbook ad to celebrate your senior! It's a snap to upload photos and design your ad all online! Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=15476  and follow the guide to purchase and design your ad. Deadline for ad sales is Sept 25. Also remember that the deadline to have your senior portraits taken at Leonard's is Sept. 23. Only portraits taken with Leonard's can be included in the yearbook senior section. Go to http://www.leonards.com/Welcome/  to book your appointment.

Please join the Remind group if you have not already done so…text @9bdfbf8 to 81010

Senior class Schoology page: Please join…log in to schoology and join with group code

Special Assemblies with Josten's
  • Tuesday, Aug 20th - 2nd period - Seniors - Info regarding ordering cap/gown & announcements
Community Events