Pacetti Bay Middle School Wildcat Weekly
Volume 48

Good evening Wildcat Nation,

We had an absolutely incredible first week of school! Without question, it was one one of the smoothest starts in my 20+ years in education. In addition, we had incredible attendance are are still registering new students. As I stated last week, we will continue to level classes as we are afforded additional teachers.

Report cards will be distributed this Tuesday via an afternoon homeroom, but parents can see them now by logging into Home Access Center. When logged in, click "GRADES" then the "TRANSCRIPT" tab and scroll down to last year.

Here are some important pieces of information for this school year:

  • Doors will open for students starting at 7:10am.Our office hours are 7:00am- 3:00pm.
  • Parent drop-off and pick-up are the second entrance on Meadowlark lane from Pacetti Road. Please do not use the parking lot as a drop-off location as it is unsafe. When pulling up, please pull up all the way to the oak tree at the entrance of the school.
  • Please make sure to review the student COVID questionnaire, COVID 19 Health Screening Form, each day with your child. If you can answer yes, please keep your child at home. Masks and other PPE are recommended but optional. This is for staff and students.
  • Please remind your children that cell phones need to be put away and off once entering the building and can be be turned back on at the end of the school day.
  • Planners are not in yet, but will be distributed as soon as we receive them.
  • Textbook distribution will begin this Friday.
  • School lockers this coming year are optional and can be rented from Ms. Naro-Jones in the Dean's office.
  • We will be using the locker room and dressing out for PE, but SJCSD is restricting dressing out for the first 30 days for the safety of all students. PE uniforms will be on sale during PE classes.
  • As you purchase school supplies, please remember a refillable water bottle. Refilling stations are located throughout the school.

The faculty and administration wants to make sure that you have all of the information you need for your children to have great success and we believe this format will aid in the process. Please take a moment and register to receive the Wildcat Weekly at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/IWZG0wo

Have a great evening, Go Wildcats!

Respectfully,

Ted Banton, Principal
Upcoming Events
Events for this Week and Beyond
  • August 23-24 Textbook Distribution
  • September 6th- No School
  • September 7th -10th Scholastic Book Fair
  • September 7th - 6th Grade Curriculum Chat 5:30PM
  • September 8th - 7th Grade Curriculum Chat 5:30PM
  • September 9th - 8th Grade Curriculum Chat 5:30PM
Student Expectations
Please click on the link below to view the Student Expectations we shared with all students on Thursday, August 19th, 2021. If you have any questions please reach out to our Deans, Mrs. Ashcroft and Mr. O’Shell.

COVID Information
COVID Information Webpage

The COVID info web page for SJCSD families is now live at

Please check here for the most up-to-date information.

This site includes the COVID Dashboard, Quarantine Help Guides, directions to access online textbooks and Schoology, and Health & Safety resources.

***REMINDER: Review the Health Questionnaire daily with your student. Students MUST stay home from school when they are ill, awaiting COVID-19 test results, or if anyone in the household is COVID-19 positive. Thank you for partnering with us to help protect the safety of all students and staff.
 
 
***PARENTS: To report a positive case of COVID-19, please first call the Department of Health at (904) 506-6081 for guidance on next steps. To report that your student will be absent due to COVID- related issues, please call the school’s main number.





School Advisory Council
Parents, Pacetti Bay Middle School is recruiting parents/guardians of Pacetti Bay students to volunteer to join the PBMS School Advisory Committee (SAC). The School Advisory Committee (SAC) in an integral part of the education of our students. The School Advisory Committee consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, community members, and in some cases students, to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students. The School Advisory Committee meets once a month (at school or remotely) to discuss issues that pertain to the students, faculty and all concerned at Pacetti Bay Middle School. If you would like to assist our team, please contact John Manias or Bruce Laga.
District Reminders
SJCSD Microsoft Office 365 Offer

Families and employees of SJCSD are eligible for free Microsoft 365 Pro Plus. Please click the link for details: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/advantage/

Daily Silent Reflection

State law now requires a one minute moment of silent reflection to take place at the beginning of each school day. During this minute, students may not interfere with other students’ participation and teachers may not make suggestions as to the nature of any student’s reflection. Parents are encouraged to discuss this moment of silence with their children and to make suggestions as to the best use of this time.

Dress Code
We will be following the SJCSD dress code policy that can be found here: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/schoolservices/conduct/
Transportation Department Info
The St. Johns County School District Provisional Transportation Waiver Program (PTWP) extends transportation services to students assigned to district schools based on operational capacity, space availability, and established criteria. The program is secondary to the Transportation Department’s primary mission of providing transportation services for school arrival and dismissal operations. 
Attendance Information
Visit the PBMS webpage under attendance link or click on the button. You can complete and submit all in one easy form! Any questions, please contact our attendance office at 904-547-8780

Please remember a photo ID is required for student check-out. This is for the safety and security of all children and Pacetti Bay Middle School. There is no student check out after 1:30pm.
PBMS Volleyball
Attention all Girls and Boys interested in Volleyball!!
Open Gym and tryouts are coming up. 
Open gym: 2:00-4:00 on Monday, August 30th, Tuesday, August 31st, and Thursday, September 2nd
Tryouts: Girls: September 7th, Tuesday 2-4
           Boys: September 8th, Wednesday 1-3
Player MUST fill out form in order to participate. We ask that all forms are turned into
P-04 Jutte or P-02 Duve by Aug. 27th
Rising 7th Graders
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
 
All rising 7th grade students are required to have a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) booster prior to entering 7th grade. If your student needs or has already gotten this immunization, please bring, fax or email the updated Florida DH680 form to Pacetti Bay at your earliest convenience. The Health Department or your physician can update your DH680 form.
 
Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County
200 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 506-6081
Call for hours of operation for immunization services.
 
If you have any questions, please call our Guidance Department at (904) 547-8760.
 
PBMS Fax: 904-547-8775
Email: kimber.ponce@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Media Center
Textbooks:
Students will check out their textbooks through their Math class on the following dates. Please remind your student to have their school ID with them.
6th grade – Friday, August 20th
7th grade – Monday, August 23rd
8th grade – Tuesday, August 24th  

 
Schoology Information:
  • Schoology is our online learning management system. Teachers will be posting announcements, calendar events, assignments, and materials in Schoology. 
  • Students should check their account regularly, at least once a week. It is strongly recommended that students check Schoology daily when absent.
  • Parents are able to set up their own Schoology accounts. Parents will need their child’s parent access code to set up a new account or add a child to an existing account. Parent access codes are available in HAC. Click on the Registration tab and look under Additional Information. If you don’t see your parent access code listed, please keep checking back, it could take up to a week to populate.
Visit the PBMS Schoology Information webpage and the SJCSD Schoology for Parents webpage for additional information and resources. 
Book Fair:
  • We are excited to announce our fall Book Fair will be here September 7-10th!
  • We need volunteers! If you are an approved volunteer and can help run our book fair, please sign up using this link.
  • Visit our Book Fair website at this link

 
Media Center Policy:
Our students are expected to check out books and read throughout the school year. Students are responsible for returning or renewing their library books and textbooks by the due dates given. Students will only be permitted to check out books if they do not already have an overdue book. Students, and their parents, are responsible for the replacement costs of any lost or damaged materials. If ordered, a yearbook will not be delivered to the student and the cost of the yearbook will be put towards the replacement cost of any lost or damaged materials. Students may be excluded from end-of-year activities with Media Center materials outstanding. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact our Media Specialist at Karin.gowens@stjohns.k12.fl.us .
PTSO News
To keep up with the latest information, please join our Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PacettiBayMiddlePTSO)!
 
Spirit Wear: Thank you to all who pre-ordered your Wildcat gear. We had an overwhelming amount of sales. If you weren't able to pick up your order at orientation we will be sending them home with your student. So be on the lookout for that to come home. The first week is a little hectic so bear with us as it may take a week or so to get them all distributed.
There's still time to order..Deadline for the next order is August 27 so don't delay!🐾
 
2021-22 Volunteers
The PBMS PTSO is always looking for wonderful volunteers. If you are interested in joining us for the next academic year, please send us an email at pacettibayptso@gmail.com. We can’t do it without you!
 
Monthly Donations: Over the course of the school year we receive requests from the school to provide snacks, prizes, or other goods. We also want to make sure our teachers and staff feel appreciated and want to do an extra little something each month for them. By opening up these donation opportunities, it will enable you and your family to play a part in helping to meet these needs. You can donate anytime throughout the year!
 
We have set up a Venmo account to make things simple. You can find us 
@PBMSPTSO (also listed as Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO.) 
 
Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like additional information. As always, we are grateful for your support. 
 
PTSO Business Partners: More than ever, we are relying on the support and assistance of our local business partners and community to navigate the uncharted waters of the year ahead and help make it amazing for our school. Please visit our website for information regarding our 2021-22 Business Partners Program , and please feel free to reach out with any questions. We hope to have you join our Wildcats Family and help support our teachers, staff, and students through this school year and the challenges ahead. https://www.pacettibayptso.org/become-a-business-partner.html
 
Wildcats Announcement Marquee: It's BACK!!! The  Wildcats Announcement Marquee is open for reservations! We hope you will join in the fun!
 
Your $25 donation provides a personal message on the Wildcats Announcement
Marquee outside The Bay. This is perfect for Happy Birthdays, Congratulations, or other
High School Information
Links to the High Schools
Below are the links to the high schools that Pacetti Bay students typically attend. Please visit each of these school websites for more information.
Letter From SJCSO
SJCSD Family App