Volume 109 - May 8, 2020
10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082                           904-547-8300 - Main Office
Office Hours: 7:30am to 4pm
From Mrs. Kunze
Almost to the finish line with just 2 more weeks! Last day for seniors is Tuesday, May 12th!
We want to wish all the moms a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

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.)

AP exams start next week. ALL St Johns County students enrolled in an AP course are expected to take the AP exam. A student will be charged the $94 exam fee, if the exam is not taken.

Yearbook Update
The printing company opened this week and our expected ship date is May 30th.

Virtual Graduation Update
Our graduation will be streamed at 7pm on Friday, May 22nd. The link to view will be posted on the Nease website as well as the District website.

GradBash update:
We are still waiting on our refund from Universal and the tour company. We will refund as soon as we receive the funds.

Is your child currently taking a Dual Enrollment course AT St Johns River, FSCJ or UNF?
D E textbook collection at Fullerwood. Passive collection is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 from 9AM until 3:00PM in the Fullerwood parking lot. Students will not be allowed to exit their cars or access the building.

Textbook, Media Center Books & Uniform Collection Schedule
Textbooks & Media Center books need to be placed in your trunk. We will have collection stations set up in the bus loop where you will stop, pop your trunk, and we will remove the books Neither parents nor students should exit the vehicle Books must sit for 7 days before we can scan to clear accounts.

Uniforms (Spring Sports & ROTC) will be collected in student parking lot by D-pod & portables. Each sport will have a table, so look for your coach. Remain in your parked car until the coach is available, so there is only one player at the table at a time.

Monday, May 11 th : 3pm to 7pm
SENIORS: Textbook return, computer/hot spot return (if senior w/o siblings) & locker/honor cord pick-up in the bus loop
Uniforms – athletics (all students) & ROTC (seniors & students not returning to the program) in the student parking lot by D-pod & portables

Tuesday, May 12 th : 9am to noon
SENIORS: Textbook return, computer/hot spot return (if senior w/o siblings) & locker/honor cord pick-up in the bus loop
Uniforms – athletics (all students) & ROTC (seniors & students not returning to program) in the student parking lot by D-pod & portables
Band Instruments - in student parking lot by main office (seniors only)

T uesday, May 26th : noon to 7pm
9th, 10th & 11th graders: Textbook/Media Center books & computer/hot spot return in the bus loop. Locker pick-up in the student parking lot.

Wednesday, May 27th: noon to 7pm
9th, 10th & 11th graders: Textbook/Media Center books & computer/hot spot return in the bus loop. Locker pick-up in the student parking lot.

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/
Good News!
Thank you to all senior parents who sent slides to Mrs. Cioffi to create a PowerPoint for our seniors.
We hope that you enjoy!

Nease home page - The PowerPoint is about 1/2 way down the page.

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 18,2020 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.
Summer Virtual School Classes
If your student is interested 
Media Center News
Carolyn Milian – School Librarian Media Specialist
Lorna Patterson – Media Clerk

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:
This upcoming Monday will be my last Media Monday and I will be honoring our Nease Senior class of 2020!
If students have any mc fees/fines on their media account (lost/damaged textbook, library book, or duplicate student ID’s) we cannot accept cash or checks for payment of these fines/fees. If you have any fees/fines that need to be paid, you MUST pay them online. Copy and paste this link into your browser to use SchoolPay https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/NHS-Media-center-dues/SeCMhvQ
This link is ONLY for media center materials and fines. Once you have made your payment, please email me a screenshot of your receipt so that I can clear the student account on my end. If any materials are not returned or fines not paid, you will not be able to receive your diploma until all discrepancies are reconciled. If you pay for a book and it found & returned before the next school year, you WILL receive a refund. 

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/

Student News
We are so proud to share some stories and pictures of National Honor Society members that stepped up to help our local essential workers in our community. We put out a call to our members to help make face masks to donate to our local Publix stores and to the youth homeless shelter “Port in the Storm”. In true Panther form, they stepped up to the challenge! A HUGE thank you to Megan Knuppel, Emily Maglin, and Kayla Booth for hand-making 60+ face masks and donating them where they were needed most. And newly-elected Vice-President Izabela Zmirska, spear-headed a food collection effort with her organization “Doorsteps to Donations” to collect food donations from nearby neighborhoods, to drop off at our local homeless shelter in St. Augustine – The St. Francis House. Thank you to Izabela Zmirska, Lynn Larry, Cristina Evans, Thanmai Posina, Spencer Forsling, Naïla Etique, and Michael Winczner for your kindness and efforts to help those that need our help.

Please join me in celebrating and applauding the efforts of our Panthers who care about their community!