Creekside High School
The SHIELD
Weekly E-Newsletter

January 4, 2021
Together, we are Creekside Strong.
HOME STUDENT HEALTH SCREENER QUESTIONS
Parents,

We appreciate your continued assistance in supporting our health and safety protocols here on campus. As a reminder, below is the student health screener questions. If you can say yes to any of the symptoms below for your child, please keep your child at home until you can say no to all symptoms. If you can say yes to the questions, follow the instructions in red.
 
Student Health Screening Entry Form

Please assess your child daily for the following symptoms and answer the contact questions.

  • 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.

School Messenger dated 12/11/20

Attached you will find the updated CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines for Quarantine. There are a couple of items we wanted to highlight:

  1. The testing method of reducing the quarantine does not allow for a rapid antigen test only a PCR test will qualify.
  2. A PCR test does take longer to get the results back therefore the testing method may not be the opportunity to return back to school quicker since the test has to be taken no earlier than on day 6.
  3. If a student is waiting on a COVID test result, the student should be at home until they receive the results.



Thank you.

** MACBETH extended through January 8th, too!!
  • January 4 - Classes Resume
  • January 8 - February 5 - Academy of Choice Registration
  • January 11- January 28 - Final Exams for Semester Courses
  • January 12 - St. Johns County Virtual Academy Showcase
  • January 18 - Martin Luther King Day - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • June 5, 2021 - CLASS of 2021 Graduation at UNF Arena - 9am

Please note: CHS specific dates and times are subject to change.
CREEKSIDE DRAMA PRESENTATIONS
MACBETH
Winter One Acts
The Nutcracker
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
DISTRICT EXAM NEWS
Midterm exams for the 2020-2021 school year have been canceled. However, final exams for semester courses will occur between January 11th & January 28th.

Final exams will be administered on campus for all students (Brick & Mortar as well as School Based Distance Learners). There will be no change to the daily bell schedule while we administer exams. Distance Learners will test separately from the Brick and Mortar students. An exam schedule will be posted on our schools website once it is developed. The following courses have a district created final exam:
  •           Economics with Financial Literacy
  •           Economics with Financial Literacy Honors
  •           American Government
  •           American Government Honors
  •           Weight Training
  •           Team Sports
CREEKSIDE SENIORS - CLASS of 2021

Seniors- We have some senior shirts available for sale in room 130 (across from the clinic) for $20. You can bring cash or a check made out to CHS starting Monday December 14th.

Please join the SENIOR CLASS Schoology page for updates.

Use access code: KXPW-WDP6-5DHM2
CLASS OF 2021 SENIORS - SENDING TRANSCIPTS 

It is time to start sending your transcripts out to colleges. Before yo do that request a copy of your transcript to review. Things to make sure are accurate on your transcript:

  • correct spelling of name
  • correct address
  • social security number
  • courses taken - including all virtual courses and SJRSC courses
  • correct number of service hours
  • SAT/ACT scores are accurate

To request transcripts, please visit www.parchment.com. Below are directions on how to create your Parchment account to request and send transcripts. Before requesting a transcript, make sure to update it. This way colleges will see the most up to date transcript available. 

If you have questions about your transcript please email your school counselor for assistance. 
PSAT UPDATE
College Board will release PSAT scores on Tuesday, December 8th.

How to Get Your Scores:
When your PSAT/NMSQT scores are ready online, you'll get an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores.

If you have questions regarding PSAT scores, please click on the link below.
CLUB NEWS
Choral Music Auditions
February 1 – 5, 2021
 
 
For the first time ever, all Creekside High School students will be able to audition for one of three choral ensembles at Creekside HS (Chorus, Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Choir). The Choral Department has been very successful in Concert Music Performance Assessments as well as participating at Disney’s Candlelight Processional and sang with rock band Foreigner.

See Mr. Hall in Room 490 before 9 am any day to schedule an audition time.
COUNSELOR CORNER - GUIDANCE
Students may EMAIL their school counselor for questions that do not require an appointment.
Reasons you would need an appointment with your counselor:

• Academic concerns • College applications • Accommodation requests
• Graduation requirements • Bright Futures eligibility • Stress Management


Students, Click here to schedule an appointment with your counselor or use the QR Code to book an appointment with your counselor. Students will receive a confirmation email with their appointment date and time. This email will serve as your pass to leave class and must be shown to your teacher before leaving.

Parents, please note, all parent meetings with school counselors are held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please email your student's school counselor to schedule an appointment.
** A MUST READ **

We wanted to remind you that the Bright Futures Scholarship application (FFAA) and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1st.

If you are considering applying to college, you should complete both of these applications.

Please see the district financial aid website (https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/guidance/scholarships/) for links to these applications and other resources. 




TUTORING SCHEDULE 2020 - 2021

Please join the guidance Schoology page for updates. Use access code 4PTG-F88V-9MK6Q

This school year Creekside students will have the opportunity to reach out to colleges and universities virtually. This means Creekside will not host face-to-face visits on campus. Instead, the link below provides student with admission contact information and virtual tour links to view after the school day.


Virtual information will be updated frequently. However, if you are interested in a college/university, please checkout their websites. More than ever, it is easy to find virtual presentations, tours, and admissions contact information.
ATHLETICS
Want other Creekside Athletics News? Check out the various Twitter accounts online or the Athletics website: https://www-chs.stjohns.k12.fl.us/athletics/
ATTENDANCE POLICIES
This year, the Absentee Form will be submitted online. Please use the Online Absentee Form link or QR code provided to submit a note when your student in absent. Online absence notes are required to be submitted within 2 days of the student returning back to Creekside in order to be excused.

Please use this LINK for the Online Absence Note:  Online Absentee Form or the QR code for the Online Absence Note utilizing your phone: 
SJCSD INFORMATION