Volume 108 - May 1, 2020
10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082                           904-547-8300 - Main Office
Office Hours: 7:30am to 4pm
From Mrs. Kunze
It is hard to believe it is May 1st already. Please continue to monitor grades on HAC to ensure your child is working in all courses.

Contact Info:
Questions about courses - contact the teacher
Questions regarding Schoology - contact Carolyn Milian (547-8367) or Jennifer Druggan (547-8291)
Questions regarding Technology - contact John VonHagen (547-8327) or Shaun Weiss (547-8378)
Questions regarding your child's IEP - contact their case manager
Questions regarding anything guidance related - contact the assigned guidance counselor (Please see guidance section below for contact information.)

Thank you to the students who submitted a parking application by the April 15 th deadline for the 2020-2021 School Year. We wish we could accommodate every student that applied for a parking tag, unfortunately we have limited parking available on campus. All parking applications that were submitted by the April 15 th deadline have been reviewed. Tags were awarded to every senior that applied (excluding twins) and some juniors. We will hold the applications and will complete a second round of awarding 100 parking tags after July 12th. Due to Covid-19, we had many juniors who were planning on taking Dual Enrollment but have been unable to take qualifying tests. After we ensure everyone who needs to drive to school can, we will then randomly select remaining juniors off the application list.

Due to Covid-19, we are only accepting payments through the SchoolPay payment link.  Payments must be received by the May 15, 2020 deadline or the parking tag will be forfeited to someone on the waiting list. ONLY students who were selected will have access to use the link to pay. Parking tags are non-transferable and non-refundable.

If you have any parking questions, please check out our most frequently asked questions on the Nease website: https://www-nhs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/parking/

Still no word on yearbooks as the printing company has been closed. They should re-open on Monday the 4th and provide us with an expected shipping date.

REMINDER for Virtual Graduation Ceremony
The absolute deadline for seniors to submit cap & gown photo into Marching Orders is midnight this Sunday, May 3rd.

Just a friendly reminder - We miss our Seniors and would like to recognize the Class of 2020 our web page for all of their accomplishments during their time at Nease. We would love for you to create a ONE slide PowerPoint for your student. Please include their first and last name, favorite Nease memory and their plans after graduation. You are welcome to be a creative as you like!
Once you have created your PowerPoint slide, please email it to Mrs. Cioffi at holly.cioffi@stjohns.k12.fl.us by Tuesday, May 5th . All slides will be combined into a presentation that will be shown on the homepage of the Nease website. Thank you for your participation and allowing everyone to celebrate your Senior!

This upcoming week, we are partnering with Nease Spirit on Instagram and Facebook to continue our annual tradition of Senior Spirit Days the last week of school. Please have your student DM a photo to Nease Spirit on Instagram to share! We can’t wait to see our Seniors each day decked out in our daily theme!
Good News!
NJROTC named Most Outstanding Unit for 2019-20. Commander Rustie Hibbard, NJROTC Area-12 Manager, announced Nease as the Most Outstanding Unit of the 60 schools in Northern Florida & the State of Georgia. This marks the 3 rd consecutive year Nease has been cited as the #1 program and 7 th in the past eight years. Among the unit’s top performances this past year – 1 st place championships at the following:
  • Area-12 Drill Championships
  • Terry Parker Drill Meet
  • Mandarin Drill Meet
  • Sprayberry (GA) Drill Meet
  • McFarland Drill Meet
  • Bishop Kenny Brain Brawl
  • Bishop Kenny Drone Competition
  • Lee Ultimate Frisbee Competition
IB News
Be on the look-out for an email regarding college acceptances and scholarship information from Mrs. Kennedy. Please respond with requested information to be sent to IB.
Academy News
Academies Across District Awaiting Decision on Summer Internships

At this time the Career and Technical Education office has not yet made a decision regarding whether summer internships for Academy Juniors will proceed this year. If your Junior has been taking part in the Academy Internship Application Process, we are currently on hold.  If your student submitted his/her resume and cover letter by the March 6 th , I have emailed each student directly with information from the district office, as well as links and information regarding interview skills. Students need to read that email, and respond.

If you have any questions, please email me at Jaime.combs@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Jaime Combs
Academy Coordinator | Nease High School
Testing Information
Jacqui Ashcroft, Testing Coordinator

Are students ready for their AP Exams? Join free AP online classes and review sessions to prepare: https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement ready for AP! AP Exams are May 11–May 22. Check out the AP Exam schedule to see when you’ll take your exam: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/apexam-schedule

SAT June 6, 2020 – we have been informed by CollegeBoard that this exam has been canceled. Students who will graduate in 2021 and have not previously taken an SAT will be given early access to the August, September and October test dates.

ACT : The June 13, 2020 exam will currently be held at Nease. However, should any changes to this occur please check regularly on www.ACT.org and the school website. Additionally, the July 13,2020 exam will also be held at Nease if ACT determines there are enough students signed up for it.

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
School Counselor Schoology Access Codes:
Kim Hollis: BGH5-75RG-2764H
Yasmin Cuevas: 2QFX-6TP9-KDM6F
D’Erica Gibbs: 62KW-KV3X-N89S2
Athena Kifah: 42PP-RSCS-SHT89
Lisa Smith: Z7CW-T7VT-83H5R
Daphne Harden: TW7J-83S9-7JFVN
Missy Kennedy: 2455G-HDSHG

Course Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Course registration for the 2020-2021 school year are complete.The final day to make any changes to academic/core courses is Sunday, July 12 th .

If you wish to change a course recommendation from standard to honors, or from honors to AP, a course petition must be completed. Please use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/NHSCoursepetition2021

Community Service Hours:
If you have any community service hours you can scan, take a picture, or forward your paperwork to the Guidance Department Secretary Mrs. Maria Perricone at Maria.Perricone@stjohns.k12.fl.us

UNF COVID-19 Update
The University of North Florida is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented the following changes to protect the health of prospective students. Students will be given the option to change their start term from Summer to Fall 2020: Here is a link for additional details:

Message from College Board – SAT Update
College Board is working to ensure that students will have opportunities to take the SAT ®  to make up for this spring’s lost administrations.  They have added a new SAT administration for Saturday, September 26, 2020.  This date will be for the SAT only, in the United States and internationally, with no SAT Subject Tests™ available. Sunday testing for religious reasons will be on September 27.
Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26. At that point, June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration. All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations. This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded. For each administration this year, we're also preparing to significantly expand our capacity.
Our top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators. Please note we'll only move forward with the administrations if it's safe to do so from a public health standpoint.
If you have questions, call Customer Service at 866-756-7346 (domestic) or +1-212-713-7789 (international). We'll also regularly update our  webpage  with information.
Media Center News
Carolyn Milian – School Librarian Media Specialist
Lorna Patterson – Media Clerk

All our students are enrolled in our “Nease High School Media Center” group page in Schoology. If your student does not have access to it, here is the code to enroll in this group:
PLEASE encourage your student to check this group page regularly, as I share resources, updates, mc information, Media Monday clips, and lots of other information for our students to support them during this time of distance learning. I will also be posting information regarding the process for textbook and library books return in the next few weeks. 

Now posted on Schoology in our “Nease High School Media Center” group page and ALL students always have access to it. Here is the link for this this past Monday, April 27th: https://youtu.be/kgi4K6ixZvw
We know many of our students still have library books and textbooks at home. The school district is working on a plan for the safe return of all materials and we will have more information for you in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please keep all items safe at home. Students WILL NOT be charged any fines for library books and/or textbooks as long as they are returned and not lost or damaged. 
All our students have access to the web version of Microsoft Office following these simple steps:
1.   Using Chrome or Firefox, go to our Nease website and click on “Links for Students”
2.   Click on the “Microsoft Office 365” icon and sign in with your username and password.
3.   Once the app is open, students have access to Outlook (email) and all Office products (Word, Excel, PPT, Publisher, etc)
4.    NOTE : You cannot be logged into Microsoft Office 365 and Schoology at the same time. It causes conflict.
5.   As students of St. Johns County, you are also able to download all the office products directly to your computer without having to depend on using the web app. Students may download these products on up to 5 devices. Click on this link for your FREE download. https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/advantage/
FREE Reading/Audiobook resources! 
1.    MackinVia has provided ALL our students with access to more than 1,500 of ebooks through their app. Students can download the app to their phone or device, search for our school (Allen D. Nease High School). To login they will use their s# (s######) and their password they use for Schoology and all other district apps. Once they are in, they will see all the ebooks they can “check out” and read on their devices or one of the 28 audiobooks we currently own. 
2.     Our Nease students can STILL check out library books from our library. On M, W, & F – I can meet them in the bus loop between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. to hand them the books they would like. However, first they must check our online card catalog – Destiny to find the book(s) they would like. Then they will need to email me or message me on Schoology listing the titles they would like to check out and the day they want to pick up their book(s).  
Student News
Congratulations to all of the new officers for 20-21!

Student Body President: Katherine-Anne Davis
Student Body Vice President: Riley Smith
Student Body Publicist: Samantha Esposito
Student Body Treasurer: Emily Fitzgerald

Senior Class President: Sohum Shinkre
Senior Class Vice President: Shreyas Muthyala
Senior Class Publicist: -
Senior Class Treasurer: Tej Patel

Junior Class President: Ryan Hong
Junior Class Vice President: Khush Ghandi
Junior Class Publicist: Brodie Mongon
Junior Class Treasurer: Evan Graff

Sophomore Class President: Keval Patel
Sophomore Class Vice President: Ariel Rademeyer
Sophomore Class Publicist: Maria Montgomery
Sophomore Class Treasurer: Rich Nguyen