Volume 131 -- October 16, 2020
10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082                           904-547-8300 - Main Office
Office Hours: 8:30am to 4:45pm
From Mrs. Kunze
Happy Friday!

If your child is a distance learner, please complete the link by this Sunday, Oct 18th, with your intentions for 2nd quarter. ttp://bit.ly/Nease_Q2_Indication

2pm Dismissal on Wednesdays through December 16th
Since last Wednesday was PSAT, this Wednesday, Oct 21st, will be our first Wednesday with 26min classes and 2pm dismissal. If your child is on campus part-time, PLEASE ensure they are aware of the new Wed times.
1st period: 9:20am 9:46am
3rd period: 9:52am - 10:18am
5th period: 10:24am - 10:50am
EXCEL Time: 10:52am - 11:55am
2nd period: 11:57am - 12:23pm
4th period: 12:29pm - 12:55pm
6th period: 1:01pm - 1:27pm
7th period: 1:33pm - 2pm

We have received a complaint from the neighboring businesses in Panther Plaza located across Ray Road. Please remind your child not to park in this lot as they are subject to be towed. Additionally, please do not cut through their parking lot to reach Ray Road or to reach US 1. It is causing a safety hazard and unnecessary traffic through the Plaza. 

Please make sure your student is in dress code every day when on campus. The Dress Code Policy can be found on our website:  https://www-nhs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/wp-admin/post.php?post=74875&action=edit
If your student is a distance learner or a DE student who needs to come on campus for a meeting, to purchase football tickets, etc. they must be in dress code to gain access to campus. 

  • Graduation - Thursday, June 3rd at 7pm at UNF
  • It is time to pay your senior dues. Please click the link below to access schoolpay and pay your dues. You will also be prompted to pick a size for your class shirt. We are asking that all senior dues be paid by December 18.
  •  https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Senior-Class-Dues-co-2021/SqT8b2
  • Senior assembly through English classes October 26 and 27. We will be meeting with Herff Jones regarding graduation announcements and cap and gown. Please plan on being at school those days. If you are a distance learner or dual enrollment student, you can attend any period on either day. Please ensure you are within dress code to be allowed on campus.
  • Diploma name verification will take place during the above mentioned assemblies. Students will be required to sign off on, or correct, the spelling of their names for their diploma.

Picture Retakes for ALL students
The make-up day for school pictures for all students is Friday, November 6th in the auditorium.

Student Health Screening Entry Form
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Muscle aches
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Is your child currently awaiting COVID-19 test results? If yes, please keep your child home and notify the school nurse when test results received. Further instructions will be discussed at that time.
  • Does your child live in the same household with someone positive for COVID-19? If yes, your child must quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive individual. A negative test result does not reduce the quarantine requirement for the full 14 day incubation period.
  • Has your child had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days who tested positive for COVID-19? If yes, your child must quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive individual. A negative test result does not reduce the quarantine requirement for the full 14 day incubation period.

Remember that we are supporting the local DOH. DOH is the responsible agency for requiring isolation/quarantine of students.
Distance Learners
Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 4pm in the cafeteria
Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the cafeteria

Distance Learners and EXCEL Time
Distance Learners are NOT allowed on campus for EXCEL time to attend club meetings or teacher help sessions. Please talk to the teacher about attending both through a live conference.

ZOOM for live conferences
The district is switching to ZOOM for live conferences through Schoology. We are having an issue with students gaining access to the zoom conferences, if they have changed their primary email in HAC from their s# email. The primary email should NOT be changed .

Students who are participating in the distrance learning option must...
  • Check Schoology updates for each course daily.
  • Participate in live conferences each period.
  • Have access to a computer with a working camera and microphone.
  • Have access to a printer.

Students: Download the weekly agenda, so if Schoology goes down you have the agenda for that period on your computer already.

Cameras need to be turned on when directed by the teacher to do so. Some students are logging in and since their camera is off are walking away from their computer. The teacher knows this when they ask the distance learner a question and there is no response. Students must participate in whatever is planned by the teacher that day. Teachers have been asked to email home for parent support and if the issue continues, the student will be referred to a dean.

If you or your student are having Schoology issues, please click on this link and bookmark it. This provides real-time data on any issues Schoology might be having. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on “Schoology Status History” for updates.
Week at a Glance
Monday, October 19th - Green Day - periods 1, 3, 5 & 7
  • AWAY: Girl's Golf in Gainsville for Regionals

Tuesday, October 20th - Gold Day - periods 2, 4, 6 & 7
  • 9:45am - IB Booster Club meeting
  • 4pm to 7:30pm - ROTC picture ordering in Media Center

Wednesday, October 21st - 1, 3, 5, EXCEL, 2, 4, 6, 7
  • 2:30pm - 4pm: AP/IB Testing for distance learners in the cafeteria
  • 3pm - 7:30pm - ROTC picture ordering in Media Center
  • AWAY: 7pm - Regional volleyball at Mandarin

Thursday, October 22nd - Gold Day - periods 2, 4, 6 & 7
  • All lunches: IB Social behind Panther Hall
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm: AP/IB Testing for distance learners in the cafeteria
  • HOME: 6pm - Freshman & JV Football vs Creekside

Friday, October 23rd - Green Day - periods 1, 3, 5 & 7
  • District Swim meet in Ormond Beach
  • AWAY: 7pm - V Football at St Augustine

Saturday, October 24th
  • ACT administered at Nease
Good News!
After much anticipation and excitement, the Nease Swim and Dive Team competed against the Bartram Trail Bears.  This was Nease’s first meet in this COVID-19 Environment.  
All of our swimmers and divers were excited to get back into the water and it showed with the overall win over Bartram. Individually the Nease Girls won over Bartram and unfortunately, the Nease Boys lost by a very narrow margin.  Prior to the Nease meet, Bartram was undefeated. 
Nease 174
Bartram 172
Nease - 95
Bartram - 81
Bartram - 91
Nease - 79 (Boys scores may be adjusted as Boys diving was not included in totals)
Athletic News
Visit www.neaseathletics.com to register for 2020-21 sports at Nease. Registration information can be found via the “Athletic Clearance” link at the top right-hand corner of the page. Please follow all instructions carefully to ensure a smooth clearance process.

Boys Soccer Tryouts –
Oct. 19: New Player Tryouts grades 9-12 (cuts expected), 4-530
Oct. 20: New Player Tryouts (cuts expected), 4-530
Oct. 21: Returning Players and 'New Players' invited back (cuts expected), 4-530
Oct. 22: Returning Players and 'New Players' invited back (cuts expected), 4-530
Oct. 23: Returning Players and 'New Players' invited back (Final cuts expected), 4-530
Oct. 26: First day of Varsity and JV training, 4-530

Girls Soccer Tryouts –
Date: Oct 19-21 
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Nease stadium 
Details: All participants must have athletic clearance prior to participation. Check in at the Nease stadium before tryouts each day. Please wear appropriate cleats and shin guards along with a light (white or grey) colored shirt. 

Girls Basketball – Tryouts will be held Oct. 26 and 27th from 4-6 PM in the Nease Gym.
Please be sure you have a current physical and have received confirmation of athletic clearance prior to tryouts – information is on the Nease Athletics website under “Athletic Clearance”.
Hope to see you in the “Panther Den” on the 26th!
Contact Coach Bence at nicolebence30@gmail.com or Coach Anthony at sherri.anthony@stjohns.k12.fl.us with questions.

Girls Lacrosse – Any girl interested in playing Girls Lacrosse, please reach out to Coach Amato. She can be reached at tara.amato@stjohns.k12.fl.us or stop by her classroom in Panther Hall 138.

Track & Field Throwing Events –
What: Voluntary Track and Field Throwers (Shot Put, Discus Javelin) Strength and Power Conditioning. 
When: Wednesday afternoons from 3pm-4:30pm beginning September 30th
Where: Nease Weight room
Who: ALL Boys and Girls interested in joining the Nease track and Field throwing events.
Contact: Coach Sutter at: sutter.render@gmail.com

Boys Golf – Congratulations to Chris Carmichael on advancing to the Boys’ Regional Golf Championship! He will compete on October 20 in Fleming Island.

Girls Golf – Congratulations to the Nease Girls Golf Team for winning their District Tournament at the Slammer and Squire! They will compete in Gainesville for a Regional Championship on October 19.
Gold Business Partner Spotlight: Dr. Rice and his team at Rice Orthodontics are proud to be supporters of the Nease PTSO for the third straight year. One of its two locations is in Nocatee to better serve its Panther patients! Utilizing the latest technology available – including ceramic braces, aligners and 3-D intraoral scans – Rice Orthodontics provides interactive treatment that results in a healthy and beautiful smile. For more information or to request complimentary orthodontic consultations: www.drriceortho.com. Go Panthers!

Nov. 14 & 21 SAT Boot Camp: PTSO has partnered with two Nease Language Arts teachers, Mr. Binns and Ms. Strauss, for an Advanced SAT Boot Camp at Nease. Mr. Binns has taught this SAT prep class for 15 years with a focus on reading comprehension, writing concepts and grammar rules. The Boot Camp will be held on Sat. Nov. 14 & 21 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm each day. Cost is $215, a portion of which will benefit the PTSO. The PTSO will offer a few “scholarships” for the Boot Camp; please contact Ms. Kennedy in the Guidance Center. Registration & payment: https://neaseptsoboard.wixsite.com/nhsptso/educational-events

SAT/ACT Mock Exams:
11/7- PTSO Fundraiser mock ACT exam on 11/7, testing will be provided by Revolution Prep and take place in the school cafeteria. More information to follow.

Teacher Appreciation:
PTSO loves our hardworking teachers! Thanks to nearby restaurant and Gold Business Partner Cantina Louie, Nease staff members were treated to a Teacher Appreciation Lunch this week. We are thankful for all of the hard work our teachers put in to make our school successful. And also thankful to our amazing business partners! Thank You!
EXCEL Volunteers: 
Thank you! We have filled all spots for the EXCEL volunteers but keep checking in case someone has to change their availability. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d45abae2fa46-excel

PTSO Social Media: Join the Nease PTSO Social Media sites to learn more about Nease-related events: Facebook: Nease High School PTSO  Instagram: @nease_ptso Twitter: @NeasePtso Learn more about PTSO: http://neaseptsoboard.wixsite.com/nhsptso

Message on the Marquee: Send a Birthday or Congratulations message to your student via the marquee in the front of school. Complete this form Announcement Form for Marquee and submit to main office for PTSO 1 week prior to the message appearing on the marquee. Cost is $25

PTSO Board Meeting:
Nease PTSO meets at school on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30am. You may not have time to volunteer or attend the monthly meetings, but please consider becoming a PTSO Member. When you become a member, your membership donation is used to improve the school all year long.
Academy News
For the latest Communications, Engineering and Hospitality Academy News, check out this month’s Newsletter: October Newsletter
Upcoming Virtual Guest Speaker Events
  • Jamie Johnson, Social Media Specialist & Webmaster for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office discusses how to turn Social Media skills into a career -- Communications Academy Digital Design students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th periods (October 28th)
  • Matt Clancy, UltraTech Business Development Manager and Chemical Engineer discusses Engineering & Innovation – All Engineering Academy Students invited to attend during Excel A in Panther Hall 220 (October 28th)
Stellar Academy of Engineering and the Technology Student Association
Students enrolled in the Stellar Academy of Engineering are invited to join The Technology Student Association (TSA). This is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in Engineering. Members learn through exciting Co-Curricular Competitive Events. Nease’s TSA Chapter will offer students a method to develop their STEM skills and demonstrate their talent, in preparation for the annual TSA State Competition and potential National Competitions. Download the membership application here: TSA Membership Form
Students are invited to join the club during the month of October, to coincide with Manufacturing Month. See Mr. Arias in Panther Hall 221 with any questions. 

As always, if you have any questions about the Communications Academy, Stellar Academy of Engineering, or Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, reach out to Academy Coordinator Jaime Combs, at Jaime.combs@stjohns.k12.fl.us
IB News
Lots of information is being posted on the Nease IB Schoology Page. The access code will be given to all students during the meeting mentioned above. Please ask your student what has been posted lately.
AP and IB Testing schedule for May 2020 is available on the IB website under testing calendar. 
The internal/external assessment calendar is posted on the IB website under Nease IB curriculum for all juniors and seniors. Students were provided a copy during the English class meeting mentioned above.
For distance learners, AP and IB summative assessments will be held after school from on Wednesday from 2:30-4pm and Thursday from 4:30-5:30 in the CAFETERIA. Please make sure your student is on time and has a writing utensil.
Our third IB Booster meeting is scheduled for this week, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 9:45 a.m. in the Media Center Classroom. All visitors will be required to sign-in and wear a mask. Please make sure you are registered volunteer to attend.

 Our next IB Social is schedule for Thursday, October 22, 2020 during all four lunches. Please use the sign-up genius link to help with drinks and snack. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084FAFAE23A5FF2-ibsocial

Thank you to all who have joined the IB Booster club! If you haven’t joined, there is still time. You can go to our website, www.neaseibboosters.org. For our senior families, your membership comes with a senior stole that your student will wear at graduation this May. 
College Visits!
Juniors and Seniors can register for college visits through Naviance. A list of all available visits is available in Naviance. Students are allowed 5 visits per year. All visits (virtual & face-to-face) will receive a pass in the first/second period. This pass should be shown to the teacher PRIOR to the visit. Students should not miss summative assessments to attend a college visit. Visits will take place in the media center room 146 (if F2F) or on the computers in the media center if virtual. The link to the virtual meeting will be provided at the time of the visit.

Monday, October 19th
Rollins College- 11:35-12:00 pm

Tuesday, October 20th
Indiana University-Bloomington- 11:00-11:25 am

Wednesday, October 21st
Sacred Heart University– 11:45-12:10 pm

Friday, October 23rd
Nossi College of Art- 11:00-11:25 am

In lieu of our Nease annual college fair, we have put together a “live” spreadsheet of colleges/universities informational sessions and virtual tours. Most schools require prior registrations to be able to attend sessions. This spreadsheet will be updated daily and located on the Nease website under college-bound students. Check back often for new additions.  
Guidance News
The School Counseling Department is excited to welcome everyone back for the 2020-2021 school year. We have a lot of great things planned for the year that we hope will be very beneficial to all our students.
We are excited to announce that our caseloads have NOT changed for the 20-21 school year and that we get to continue working with our same 10th-12th grade students while getting to know our new 9th grade students.
Please see below to see our caseload distributions, emails, appointment links, and Schoology pages. We will be going over all these forms of communication in our classroom guidance lessons during the first few weeks of schools. 
Last Names A- Cl: Kim Hollis: Kim.Hollis@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/kimhollis, Schoology Access Code: BGH5-75RG-2764H
Last Names: Co-Go: Yasmin Cuevas: Yasmin.Cuevas@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/yasmincuevas Schoology Access Code: 2QFX-6TP9-KDM6F
Last Names Gr-Le: D’Erica Gibbs: Derica.Gibbs@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/derica-gibbs-1 Schoology Access Code: 62KW-KV3X-N89S2
Last Names Li-O: Athena Kifah: Athena.Kifah@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/athenakifah Schoology Access Code: 42PP-RSCS-SHT89
Last Names: P-Si: Linda Smith: Linda.M.Smith@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/lindamsmith Schoology Access Code: Z7CW-T7VT-83H5R
Last Names: Sk-Z: Daphne Harden: Daphne.Harden@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/daphneharden Schoology Access Code: TW7J-83S9-7JFVN
ALL IB Students: Missy Kennedy: Missy.Kennedy@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Appointments: https://calendly.com/neaseib Schoology Access Code: 2455G-HDSHG

We have now met with all our students through their English classes and we would appreciate feedback on your initial visit. Please have your student take this quick 5-minute survey and let us know your thoughts: https://forms.gle/kPiqfqFD3ryX4Epw5

October is Financial Aid Month!
On October 1st, the Bright Futures and FAFSA applications opened up for students who plan to attend college in the 21-22 school year. During the month of October, Counselors will be working hard to help all of our seniors get the financial resources that they need for college. Please mark your calendars for the special events listed below:

We still have the following financial aid events coming up:

October 21st: Bright Futures Day! Counselors will assist any senior that has not completed the Bright Futures application with completing the application during excel in M107.

October 28th: FAFSA Day! Counselors will assist students with FAFSA questions during excel in M107.

Senior Individual Appointments:
Counselors are wrapping up meeting with seniors individually. We are making sure that each student knows exactly what they have remaining for graduation and that they are properly enrolled in those courses. We are also discussing with each student what their plan for after high school is and make sure that they know what their next steps are to accomplish those goals. Students that have not met with their counselor yet should reach out to connect with their counselor to schedule a time.

Senior College Applications:
Students should continue working on their college applications if they have not already been submitted. There are several deadlines that are coming up between now and November 1st . If your test scores are not where you want them to be, now is the time to register for the next SAT and ACT. You can register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org and the ACT at www.actstudent.org . 

NHS Dual Enrollment Update:
Spring Registration
The SJR schedule is up and Spring registration is commencing! The deadline for applications/ registrations is November 24th. Please use the document portal to submit all paperwork. You will login using your HAC username and password. Below is the link:
*Any new student interested in taking a DE course (with room in his or her schedule), needs to email Ms. Cullipher, the Assistant Principal over Dual Enrollment: daryl.cullipher@stjohns.k12.fl.us
 SJR Registration 101 Workshop
Attention all current and prospective Spring DE Students, we will be having a workshop called “SJR Registration 101,” on October 21st during excel A from 11:13-11:43am in PH233 computer lab. This workshop will also be presented to current Collegiate High Students on campus on October 21st during 6th period.
For DE Distance Learners, we will offer a session after school on October 21 at 3:30pm via Zoom. You can sign up for the workshop using this form link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=V9CzsxL8P0-S9HK-boRDUerbqFhMzapMtvCIIWOw1MBUQ0pHVEZIWUlZTTM5WkVNSkkwRExKTUcwUS4u
Goals of the workshop:
•          Differentiate between the forms used at SJR (Registration vs. Registration adjustment)
•          Understand how to submit the forms to the Portal.
•          *How to determine the prerequisites for each course to ensure your registration is accurate.* (Courses & test score prerequisites)
•          Know the final deadlines for paperwork.
•          Understand the “Credit by Exam” option for AP courses taken on the high school campus.
If you have questions about any of the above topics, please plan to attend the workshop either online or during excel A!
Nease Dual Enrollment Schoology
As another way to communicate, we have created a Nease High School Dual Enrollment Schoology Group and each DE student has been manually added. Here you will find the registration forms, Collegiate course progressions, links, and other resources used for registration. Take some time to look at the resources to help you in your registration journey! If you are a current DE student, and you have not been added, email Ms. Cullipher at Daryl.Cullipher@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Testing Information
Testing Coordinators - Jacqui Ashcroft or Cynthia Messenger

July EOC Results
We have received test results for the July testing window. These are available to view on HAC, however, if you would like a hard copy, please send an email request to your child's guidance counselor.

FSA ELA 10 Makeup sessions
Students who have been absent from one or more of the testing sessions should see Mrs. Ashcroft in PH226 to arrange testing, as soon as they return to school. It is imperative we complete all three sessions as soon as possible.

Geometry, Biology or Algebra 1 EOC Exams
Students that have signed up for testing in the fall for the Geometry, Biology or Algebra 1 EOC can find their date, time, and location to test in the documents below. The lists are sorted by Student ID#. If you signed up for an exam, but you do not see your location for testing, please emai Cynthia.Messenger@stjohns.k12.fl.us … Thank you! Ms. Messenger

NHS ASVAB Test 2020
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) will be administered on Thursday, November 9th in the PAC at 9:20 AM. There is no charge to take this test.
You must register to take the ASVAB Test through SignUpGenius, as there will be no other area to sign-up. Deadline to register for the test is Thursday, October 29th.
To learn more about the ASVAB Test, go to http://www.asvabprogram.com
ASVAB Signup Page:
Media Center News
Carolyn Milian – School Librarian Media Specialist
Lorna Patterson – Media Clerk
Allie Haddix – Media Clerk

The media center IS NOW OPEN for student access. Students MUST wear a mask to be in the media center. This is to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff in the media center.
 Any student not wearing a mask,or refusing to wear one will be asked to leave. Students are also able to come to the media center for their lunch session with the following restrictions:
  1. They MUST have a MC Lunch pass each day. We begin to hand them out at 8:45 a.m. and only allow 50 passes per lunch period each day until we run out. Once passes are all gone, no more students will be able to come to the Media center for lunch. Lunch passes are different colors every day and date stamped. 
  2. Students who have a MC Lunch pass, MUST go to the cafeteria FIRST to buy their lunch then come to the media center.
  3. Students can only eat on the tile floor in the café section. As soon as they are done eating, they are being asked to move onto the media center floor to allow other students who still need to eat.
  4. On EXCEL Wednesdays, students MUST come get a MC pass for Excel A or B or both. They will not be allowed to enter the media center during EXCEL days without a pass.

Our media center is quite a busy hub of student learning and gathering. Social distancing and mask wearing are definitely a MUST for anyone entering the media center. But we are also asking for some supply donations to help get us through the school year because we go through these items quickly. If you can donate any of the following items that we use daily in the media center, we would be MOST grateful:
·              Napkins
·              Paper towel rolls
·              Clorox/Lysol wipes
·              Kleenex
·              Plastic spoons/forks
·              Hand sanitizer

If I can offer my support and guidance in any way, shape, or form, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email, or directly at 547-8367. Please check out my media center web page for additional information and resources that will help your student with this school year and beyond. Thank you for all your support of our school library media program!
Senior Information
GRADUATION DATE: Thursday, June 3rd at 7pm at UNF

SENIOR PARENTS! The Class of 2021 will be an unforgettable one. Make sure you capture the year with a yearbook order and a senior ad! Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 15476 to purchase and design your senior ad. Prices are at their lowest of the year!

Seniors, join the Class of 2021 Schoology group for easy access to senior class information. The Schoology access code is: 7XDP-72VH-Q9CMH
Student Life
The next DECA meeting will be held during Excel A on Wednesday, October 21st in Mrs. Amato’s classroom, Panther Hall 138. This meeting is MANDATORY for all interested in participating in DECA this year. 

Nease Fundraisers!