Volume 126 - September 11, 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 Nease Families!

On this September 11th, let us remember the 2,977 people who were killed, and the thousands who were injured, when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania during the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Let us not forget how we felt and came together as one.

School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting
The School Advisory Council is a school-based group intended to represent the school, the community, and those persons closest to the students that shares responsibility for supporting the school’s continuous improvement. Meetings will take place virtually on the third Thursday morning of each month between 8 and 9 a.m. The first 20-21 Nease High School Advisory Council will be held virtually on Thursday, September 17th at 8 a.m. All stake holders are welcome and invited to attend. Agenda items should be sent to Deanna.scheffer@stjohns.k12.fl.us at least one week prior to the meeting.

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.

Parking Update
Great News! As promised, we have had an opportunity to evaluate our current parking levels on campus and are able to award additional parking tags through a lottery of students who previously applied but were waitlisted. Please check the attached list of student ID numbers to determine if your student received a tag.

If your student received a parking tag through the latest lottery, please see below for specific directions:
  1. Your student must already have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle to drive on campus each day
  2. Your student must be a Brick and Mortar student
  3. You must complete your payment and required document upload through the links provided no later than Wednesday, September 16, 2020
  4. Parking tags will be handed out beginning on Monday, September 21, 2020 and must be picked up no later than Friday, September 25, 2020 from Room C-121
  5. Students provided tags may drive on campus the DAY AFTER they receive their parking tag
  6. Your student must know the parking rules prior to driving on campus- https://www-nhs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Nease-High-School-2020-2021-Parking-Rules.pdf

Parking Payment Link:

Parking Required Documentation Link:
Distance Learners
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 is having struggles with Schoology, please see below:
Schoology troubleshooting 101:
  • Students should use Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to log in and login through our school website. Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari have ALL had issues so they should NOT use these browsers. If they do not have Chrome or Firefox, they can do a Google search for it and download it to their device. (School laptops that were signed out already have it on there). (hint: for those less tech savvy 😊 – a browser is the software we all use to go on the internet and it’s free to download to any device. Google is not a browser – it’s a search engine just like Bing, Yahoo, etc.) 
  • Schoology works BEST on a laptop/computer. Smartphone access is somewhat limited, but can be used. 
  • Conferences – if your teacher sets up a conference using Microsoft Teams – your student MUST join the conference as a guest. HE/SHE SHOULD NOT LOGIN WITH THEIR USERNAME/PASSWORD. This will block them from being able to join the conference.
  • If all else fails, restart your computer. You’d be amazed how this helps!
  • If you have tried all these steps with your students and they are still having issues, have them email me directly at carolyn.milian@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Please be patient with us as the volume of emails and phone calls for Schoology and other technical issues have been unprecedented and we are trying to address them in as timely a manner as possible.

You may come to school Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to avoid large crowds of students on campus. You will need a printout of your schedule and come to the media center to gather any textbooks/workbooks you may need. However, if you have any fines, you will not be able to receive any materials until these have been paid or reconciled.

For distance learners, AP and IB summative assessments will be held after school from 4:30-5:30. These will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, unless indicated otherwise by the teacher. More information to follow in the upcoming weeks.

Our District Curriculum Office created a video to help explain what distance learning will look like for our students this year. https://youtu.be/BdJvvGtyl-c

Expectations for Distance Learners are below. This page can be printed here
Student Highlight!
CONGRATULATIONS to our National Merit Semi-Finalists! This is a huge honor that only 16,000 students in the United States earn. Students qualify for National Merit Semi-Finalist from their junior year PSAT score. Seniors that are awarded National Merit Finalist status have the opportunity to earn full tution, books, fees, living expenses and extra spending money. We wish all of you the best!

Pictured: Laura Harrington, Sreenivas Kuntamukkala, Dylan Lukacsa, Colby Millis, Zachary Plevin, Carson Sobolewski, Sreeniketh Vogoti
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.

Girls Basketball – Any girls interested in conditioning and eventually trying out for the girls basketball team, grades 9-12, please contact Coach Bence at nicolebence30@gmail.com or Coach Anthony at Sherri.anthony@stjohns.k12.fl.us

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.

Baseball – Fall Baseball Tryouts will be as follows:
9/14-9/15 – Open Field immediately after school
9/16 – Fall Tryouts 3:30-6:15 PM
9/17 – Fall Tryouts 4:30-6:15 PM
9/18 – Fall Tryouts TBD (if needed)
EXCEL Volunteers: PTSO is looking for 40+ parents to volunteer once every 2-8 weeks during EXCEL time (mid-day on Wednesday) starting next week, September 16. Please think about how important EXCEL time is to your student (enables them to attend club meetings, get extra help from a teacher or make up a test)— and if you’d be willing to help out to ensure EXCEL time continues all year. Sign up genius now active. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0D45ABAE2FA46-excel.

PTSO Membership Drive 2020-2021:
Thanks to the 80+ new premium PTSO members and 120+ new regular PTSO members! You still have time to join PTSO with these two membership options: 
1)   Regular Membership: includes a NEASE car magnet! - $30
2)   Premium Membership: includes a Panther Pride banner (hung on the fence outside Panther Hall all year) and a NEASE car magnet! - $100
PTSO uses your membership donation to purchase needed school and classroom equipment, improve technology and coordinate teacher appreciation events. Panther Pride banners are for families with students of ALL grades; if you have a senior, you can recognize him or her in a special way! See the two examples below:
Follow the link to join PTSO online! https://neaseptsoboard.wixsite.com/nhsptso/membership-1

Nease Gaiters for Sale:
Looking for that perfect face mask for your student this year? We have you covered with our Panther neck gaiters! while supplies last. Proceeds benefit PTSO. https://shop.crowleyprinting.com/Nease-High-School-Spiritwear_c93.htm

PTSO Board/Meetings: Looking for a way to 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 (except for the September meeting which will be held on Sept. 8 instead).

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 

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

SAT/ACT Mock Exams:
9/26- SAT practice exam at Nease at 9am. See the flyer below to register for this event by 9/21.
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.
Academy News
Nease Academy News
For the latest Communications, Engineering and Hospitality Academy News, check out this month’s Newsletter: September Newsletter

Stellar Academy of Engineering
Northrop Grumman offers a High School Internship program nationwide, and Nease Academy Juniors are invited to take part in connection with the St. Augustine Northrop Grumman facility. If you are a Stellar Academy of Engineering Junior, you are welcome to apply for this incredible opportunity! 
HIP Student Selection Criteria:
  • Current high school Junior
  • Complete a HIP mentoring program application, secure an official transcript and submit to Mrs. Combs no later than Monday, September 14thCan submit via email with the subject line HIP Student Internship, or drop off a physical copy of the application and transcript at the front desk and ask that it be placed in Mrs. Combs’ mailbox.
  • Have an interest in STEM, particularly Engineering, Physics, Math, Cyber, Computer Science, or Manufacturing
  • Have a 3.25 or greater unweighted cumulative GPA (must submit transcripts with application)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Demonstrate an eagerness and curiosity in school work and extracurricular activities
  • Self-motivated
  • Must be able to commit to HIP program activities, including 8-10 virtual or onsite sessions: participation in onsite sessions requires students (set for Wednesday afternoons from 4-6 pm) to get to and from Northrop Grumman on their own for in-person sessions
  • A maximum of 5 juniors from Nease will be selected for this program. After applications are considered, a selection committee will choose and notify the top 5 applicants, who will then be provided with the Northrop Grumman website and passcode to submit their application again, online, directly with Northrop Grumman. The online application will be due by September 29th.
 HIP Application: HIP Application

If you have any Academy questions, feel free to email Mrs. Combs at Jaime.combs@stjohns.k12.fl.us or call her at 904-547-8306
IB News
Mrs. Kennedy visited Senior English classes on Thursday & Friday (9/10 & 9/11) to explain the college application process and other Senior items. On Monday & Tuesday (9/14 & 9/15), she will be in the Junior English classrooms. On Thursday & Friday (9/17 & 9/18), she will be in the Sophomore English classrooms and finally on Monday & Tuesday (9/21 & 9/22) she will be in Freshman English classrooms.

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. 
AP and IB Testing schedule for May 2020 is available on the IB website under testing calendar. Please ask your student about what has been posted.

The internal/external assessment calendar is posted on the IB website under Nease IB curriculum for all juniors and seniors. Students will be provided a copy during the English class meeting mentioned above.

For distance learners, AP and IB summative assessments will be held after school from 4:30-5:30. These will be held on Tuesday and Thursday beginning next week. The following week (week of 9/21/2020) assessments will be held on Thursday and Fridays.

Our second IB Booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 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 first IB social will be held on September 24th. Please contribute using the following sign-up genius: 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, September 14th, 2020
Colby College: 11:00 AM
George Washington University: 11:35 AM
Vanderbilt University: 12:10 PM
Simmons University: 12:45 PM

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
Southern Methodist University: 11:00 AM
Ohio State University: 11:35 AM
Samford University: 12:10 PM
Wesleyan College: 12:45 PM

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

The University of Alabama: 11:15 AM
Illinois Wesleyan University: 11:45 AM

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Full Sail University: 11:00 AM
Roanoke College: 11:35 AM
Bryant University: 12:10 PM
Elon University: 12:45 PM

Friday, September 18th, 2020
Ringling College of Art and Design: 11:00 AM
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: 11:35 AM
Florida Polytechnic University: 12:10 PM
University of Connecticut: 12:45 PM

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, here, 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

School Counselors visited senior English classes this past week to go over how to request transcripts and how students should get started on their college applications. Seniors will be bringing home a “gold envelope” that they will need to keep throughout the school year as they work on their applications and scholarships. Seniors that do not have a English class or are distance learning can download the “Gold Envelope” documents from their school counselor’s Schoology page. Students can also come visit counselors in Counselor Corner and during Excel on Wednesday if they missed the presentation or have additional questions. 
Seniors! It is time to start applying to college! We encourage you to start thinking about what your plans are so that we can discuss them with you when we meet with each senior individually in a few weeks. We know that many of you did not get an opportunity to take your SAT and ACT as you planned this past spring. While some schools are lifting the SAT/ACT requirements, many schools (including all of the Florida State Universities) are still requiring them and you still need them for the Bright Futures scholarship, so we encourage you to test as soon as possible. You can register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org and the ACT at www.actstudent.org.
We will be in your English classes on Monday and Tuesday of next week. This year is a big year for you and we want to make sure that you are making the most of it and getting everything done. This will be the last full year that colleges see on your high school transcript prior to applying for college. It is important to make sure that you are doing your best. As we move throughout the school year, we will start encouraging you to take your SAT and ACT and going on college visits to schools that you may be interested in. For those of you that missed our visit this week, come see us in counselor corner during your excel time to get the information.
We will be visiting Sophomore English classes on Thursday and Friday of this coming week. We will be making sure students know how to meet with their counselor, expectations for the school year, community service guidelines, etc.
Welcome to high school! From this point forward, all of your grades are a part of your permanent high school transcript that colleges will see when you apply. It is really important to start strong so that you do not spend the remainder of high school playing catch up. Counselors will be visiting your English classes on September 21st and 22nd to help guide you in laying a strong foundation to your high school career.
Testing Information
Jacqui Ashcroft, Testing Coordinator

It is time to register your 9th or 11th grader for the PSAT. The FL Department of Education pays for every 10th grader to take the exam, so there is no need to register them as a test will be ordered for every 10th grader. The PSAT is a practice SAT. The score report provides detailed information that can be used to prep for the SAT. We only recommend 9th graders enrolled in Geometry Honors or higher to take the exam in 9th grade. We encourage ALL 11th graders to take the exam, since scores are used for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT will be administered during the school day on Wednesday, October 14th and the cost is $21.

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

Are you a VORACIOUS reader and LOVE to disappear into other worlds in your mind? Then you need to join our “Panthers Read/FTR” book club this year. We will be hosting their first meeting of the school year on Thursday, Sept. 17th, from 4-5 p.m.after school in the media center. Any student interested in participating in our book club, please come to this first meeting. We’ll have snacks and drinks and start discussing many of our favorite books, the Florida Teens Read for this year, and the district “Battle of the Books” in January. And food for thought – our Nease Panthers won the district battle last year and brought home the trophy in January. AND WE WANT TO KEEP IT!! So, let’s do this!
·        Brick & Mortar students - If you still have textbooks and/or library fines to pay or return, you still have time! Please return/pay for these items next week or they WILL impact your opportunities to participate in school events throughout the year. Seniors, fines will remain on your accounts and will affect end of year participation activities.

The media center will be OPEN for student access beginning on Tuesday. 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. 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. And due to current environment and restrictions, we will be strictly monitoring the number of students gathering in media center before school, during lunch, and after school in an effort to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and group limitations. 

Students can start checking out library books on Tuesday! Normally, I allow students to check out up to 5 books, but due to CDC guidelines and the need to “quarantine” books for 24 hours upon return, until further notice, I will be limiting 2 books per student per check out. Once things get back to normal, we’ll be able to check out 5. For our Distance Learners, you can check our online card catalog by clicking on this link: Destiny  

Look for the book(s) you’d like to check out, email me at carolyn.milian@stjohns.k12.fl.us and I can pull them and leave them up at the front office for pick up at your convenience. Please keep in mind, library books are due 2 weeks from the the check out date and can be renewed. IMPORTANT! If you are checking out any of the 2020-21 Florida Teen Reads titles, they MUST be returned in 2 weeks due to the popularity of those books, and there are no renewals for these specific titles. Check out my Florida Teen Reads page by clicking on the link above and find out about some exceptional young adult literature and how YOU can earn some great prizes this year by reading them!

Finally, parents and students – this year will prove to be challenge for all of us together, but together we can all support each other and make sure that our students have the BEST opportunities for success and growth. 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.
Senior Information
ATTENTION SENIORS! The deadline to have your senior portraits in the yearbook is Sept. 21. You must contact leonards.com or call (904) 209-3300 to book your appointment.

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
National Honor Society
Adviser: Carolyn Milian, School Librarian Media Specialist

I have received many emails inquiring about National Honor Society for this school year and the selection of new candidates. Please understand that with the late start, and all the “back to school” tasks that have taken place, selections and inductions will be a bit later. I hope to start sending out invitations to eligible students to attend a “virtual” informational meeting by mid-September. In the meantime, here are the requirements for students to be considered as candidates for the Nease chapter of National Honor Society:

Eligibility for National Honor Society:
o  NHS is open only to Juniors and Seniors
o  3.80 SHARP WEIGHTED GPA (no rounding)
o  Juniors – minimum of 40 documented service hours documented by end of August of Junior year. Seniors – minimum of 50
o  Enrolled in at least 2 Honors, AP, or DE courses (or a combo of any of these)
o  Completion of “NHS Resume/Selection” form

·        Eligible Juniors and Seniors who have the required GPA at the start of the school year, will receive an invitation for an “Informational Meeting” in September to discuss the requirements and expectations of all members in National Honor Society. At that point they will receive a “Selection/Resume” packet that must be completed and submitted by deadline date.

·        Eligibility does not guarantee admission. Other factors that will determine candidacy are leadership, school involvement in clubs, events, and activities, outside leadership and club involvement (ie: Scouts, church, community groups, work, etc.). The Faculty Council (6 anonymous faculty members) review all the resumes and make the final decisions regarding invitation to become a member or does not meet needed requirements. Juniors that did not meet requirements have the opportunity to become eligible at the start of Senior year. All confirmed candidates will be inducted into the club in a “virtual” ceremony that will take place sometime in October. Confirmation letters will be sent out during the last week of September.

·        Parents can contact Mrs. Milian for further information or check club webpage
Week at a Glance
Monday, September 14th - Green Day - periods 1, 3, 5 & 7
  • AWAY: 4pm - Boys Golf vs Atlantic Coast at PVIC Lagoon

Tuesday, September 15th - Gold Day - periods 2, 4, 6 & 7
  • 4:30pm - AP & IB exams for Distance Learners in auditorium
  • HOME: 4:30pm - Girls Golf vs Creekside at Palencia
  • HOME: 6pm - Volleyball vs Stanton

Wednesday, September 16th - ALL periods - 1, 3, 5, Lunch, 2, 4, 6, 7

Thursday, September 17th - Gold Day - periods 2, 4, 6 & 7
  • 4pm - International Thespian Society Mtg
  • 4:30pm - AP & IB exams for Distance Learners in auditorium
  • AWAY: 4pm - Boys Golf vs Episcopal at Hidden Hills
  • HOME: 5:30pm - Freshman & JV Football vs PVHS

Friday, September 18th - Green Day - periods 1, 3, 5 & 7
  • 4:30pm - AP & IB exams for Distance Learners in auditorium
  • ROTC FT - Orienteering Meet in GA
  • AWAY: 6pm - V FB at Sandalwood

Saturday, September 19th
  • 7am - ACT administered
  • 7:30am - Cross Country-Bale-n-Trail Original at BTHS
  • Girls Golf vs Providence