Volume 118 - July 17, 2020
10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082                           904-547-8300 - Main Office
Summer Office Hours:  7:30am to 3:30pm
From Mrs. Kunze
Happy Friday! Again, I want to thank you all for your patience this week.

The district "roll over" occurred last weekend, so now all of the incoming 9th graders are attached to Nease. I sent a text last Friday with the Panther Press link explaining Nease's safety measures for August, but the incoming 9th grader parents did not receive since they weren't attached to us. Please use the link below to read about our bell schedule for next year and our safety measures.

If your child is taking an academy course through option 2 and requires access to a high speed computer for specific software, below are the computer specifications. If your child would not have access to a high speed computer, please email Assistant Principal, Mrs. Mander at Abbey.Mander@stjohns.k12.fl.us

If you chose option 2 for your child, below are the general computer specs that would be needed for all courses except for computer-based academy courses.
For grades 9 th – 12 th:
  • G5 Celeron Processor or Intel i3/i5
  • 8 GB of RAM (or higher)
  • 64 GB HD
  • Integrated Webcam

ALL students need to complete a digital citizenship assessment based on our District’s AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) before the start of school. This is the link to the AUP: https://www-sms.stjohns.k12.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Student-and-Visitor-AUP1.pdf
Please read it and have your child complete the Assessment here: https://surveys.stjohns.k12.fl.us/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=AUPNHS2020

If you haven’t done so; please discuss with your child, their intentions to take EOC’s this fall and complete the following forms: (You received an email earlier in the week.)
Geometry/Biology /US History: https://forms.gle/rcETf63wJxckper47

Attention all 2021 Seniors!
You need to have your senior portraits taken at Leonard's this summer! An email was sent to parents with a personalized access code and instructions on how to book. As soon as students have an access code, the online appointment book can be accessed at Leonards.com. Students can also contact the customer service department at 1 (888) 224-5045 or  customerservice@leonards.com  to get their access code. 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Student schedules will be available for a SCHEDULE PREVIEW beginning Tuesday July 21 st at 8:00 am and ending Sunday, July 26 th at 12:00 am. Nease High School has decided to move the preview window back one week due to the most recent survey to parents about distance learning. Please note that HAC will be turned off before and after this window. Please use this opportunity to make sure that your son or daughter has been scheduled for all academic courses needed for the upcoming year. 
When viewing schedules, please keep in mind the following:
  • Class periods and teachers may still change before the finalized release of schedules due to balancing of classes. However, student course placement will not change. 
  • Newly hired teachers may be represented by a ZZ placeholder on your student’s schedule. These placeholders will include non-instructional Nease High School Employees.
  • Teacher names will be updated when schedules are permanently available in HAC. 
  • Off campus St Johns River State College dual enrollment courses will be reflected on your NHS schedule using a host course “SJRSC OFF CAMPUS.”
If you wish to request to have your student’s schedule reviewed because you believe an error was made, a Scheduling Review Form MUST be submitted using this link: https://tinyurl.com/NHSrequestchange2021

**Please note that this form will not accept responses until Tuesday July 21st at 8:00 am and ending Sunday, July 26th at 12:00 am.
The schedule review form will be the ONLY WAY to request a scheduling concern.  Schedule requests sent any other way WILL NOT be considered. Please do not email schedule requests to counselors or administrators.
  • Schedules WILL NOT be reviewed or approved for:
  • Teacher Preference
  • Lunch period preference
  • Class period preference (this includes changing modified periods)
  • Students who do not meet Honors Criteria and request advanced level courses.
  • The course being requested was not requested at registration or prior to the Spring Break deadline.  
  • Switching from Brick and mortal to virtual Blend.
  • Nease High School is an at-capacity school which means that there are limited seats available in most of our courses. Requests for an academic or elective course change that was not requested at registration or prior to Spring Break will not be approved due to this.

Returning Student Verification & Residency
The families who have not completed the Returning Student Verification (RSV) or who have not updated residency paperwork WILL NOT have HAC access. 
For RSV issues contact, Ms. Rosenfeld, at Shilo.Rosenfeld@stjohns.k12.fl.us or 547-8218
For Residency Issues, contact Ms. Mullen, at Kelly.M.Mullen@stjohns.k12.fl.us or at 547-8317
Computers and Hot Spots
Families who have checked out a computer and hot spot during 3 rd quarter and have not yet returned it, or have returned a damaged device WILL NOT have HAC access. Please contact our Technology Support Specialist, Mr. VonHagan, John.VonHagen@stjohns.k12.fl.us  or 547-1827 to set up a time to return the devices.
Current students with expired immunization records WILL NOT have access to HAC. Please contact Ms Mullen at Kelly.Mullen@stjohns.k12.fl.us or 547-8317.
Parking Information
Below are the students who are receiving a parking tag during our 2nd round. We had almost 900 students apply for 630 parking spots and we have awarded 671 tags. At this time no additional tags will be sold. We will look at parking when school starts to determine if we can sell any additional tags.

If a student was awarded a tag and chose option 2, the tag will be saved and issued when the child returns to campus at the end of quarter 1 or quarter 2.

Please use the link below to pay by midnight Monday, July 27th. Tags not paid for by the 27th will be given to someone else.
Athletic News
Visit www.neaseathletics.com to register for 2020-21 sports at Nease! Registration information can be found via the “Register” link at the top right-hand corner of the page. Please follow all instructions carefully to ensure a smooth clearance process.

Girl's Weightlifting – Summer conditioning will begin July 20th. We will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1-3pm. 
Athletes must do/have the following:
·          Be cleared through athleticclearance.com  
·          Wear masks and follow CDC/SJCSD guidelines for social distancing 
·          Bring their own water bottle and towel
Any questions or concerns can be directed via email to coach.adwilson@gmail.com

Cross Country – If you are interested in participating in Cross Country at Nease for the 2020 season please contact Coach Curran at Curranfla@aol.com .   Conditioning has already begun however it is not too late to get registered and start training with the team. The first official scheduled day of practice is July 27th. Please contact the coach to begin the process.
Testing Information
Jacqui Ashcroft, Testing Coordinator

SAT going forward – due to the cancellations of exams due to COVID-19, providing it is safe from a public health standpoint, SAT will be held each month until the end of the year:
August 29, 2020
September 26 - new administration
October 3, 2020
November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020

Dates for the administration of ACT and SAT for the academic year 2020 – 2021 are all available on the testing website.
Guidance News
Here are the School Counselor caseloads and appointment links:

Km Hollis: Students with the last names A-Cl: https://calendly.com/kimhollis
Yasmin Cuevas: Students with the last names Co-Go: https://calendly.com/yasmincuevas
D’Erica Gibbs: Students with the last names Gr-Le: https://calendly.com/derica-gibbs-1
Athena Kifah: Students with the last names Li-O: https://calendly.com/athenakifah
Linda Smith: Students with the last names P-Si: https://calendly.com/lindamsmith
Daphne Harden: Students with the last names Sk-Z: https://calendly.com/daphneharden  
Missy Kennedy: ALL IB Students: https://calendly.com/neaseib
Summer Information
Please be mindful that School Counselors do not work during the summer. After Thursday May 28 th , the information below can be used to guide you until our return on Monday, August 3 rd .

  1. Review your student’s final report card in HAC. They will be available for viewing mid to late June. If your student received a grade of D or F and needs to retake a class over the summer, they can sign up for Virtual School at www.flvs.net. Approval for courses can be requested through Vanessa Power at Vanessa.Power@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

  1. If you are requesting a schedule change for a CORE course for the 20-21 school year, you will need to request the change through our schedule change link: https://tinyurl.com/NHSrequestchange2021. The deadline to request elective schedule changes was March 13, 2020. Academic course changes can be requested until July 12, 2020.

  1. Students new to Nease High School should complete the registration paperwork available here: https://www-nhs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/registration/. Once the paperwork is complete, they can request an appointment with a counselor by contacting Maria Perricone at Maria.Perricone@stjohns.k12.fl.us

  1. The Dual Enrollment schedule is expected to be released by SJR after June 1st. Updates will be sent through the NeaseDE@stjohns.k12.fl.us e-mail address. All questions should be submitted through the NeaseDE@stjohns.k12.fl.us e-mail address as well.

For any additional assistance needed, you can contact the School Counseling Office at (904) 547-8321 or reach out via e-mail with general questions to Daryl Cullipher here: Daryl.Cullipher@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Media Center News
Carolyn Milian – School Librarian Media Specialist
Lorna Patterson – Media Clerk
Now is a great time for students to read books of their choice and/or participate in literacy opportunities throughout the summer, earn some cool prizes, and avoid the “summer slide”. Statistics and extensive studies have been compiled over the years about the decline of learning gains due to summer break. Below are 2 graphics that show the best way to avoid the “Summer slide” and how reading just 20 minutes a day increases students scores on standardized tests! 

Visit the Media Center web page for details.