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FortifyFL App

October 22, 2018 - 

Dear Parents and Families:

I am pleased to let you know that the FortifyFL app is now LIVE. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com. The Florida Legislature directed the development of this tool through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear.

I encourage you to become familiar with this tool and learn more about its use and purpose.

Sincerely,

Tim Forson
Superintendent of Schools
St. Johns County School District

Parenting for a Healthier Tomorrow

In September, the Student Services Department led a presentation on student health at Gamble Rogers Middle School. The presentation brought together a variety of community health service providers to present on a range of topics including physical and mental health.

2018-2019 Mathematics Adoption

October 16, 2018 - 

The St. Johns County School District curriculum department representatives and adoption committee members are currently conducting the review process for the 2018-2019 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics. Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to obtain access to the resources that are available for review. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation have come from the state adoption consideration lists when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.

Some print materials may be available for review. If you would like access to the available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM when district offices are open.

Fall Community Enrichment Programs at FCTC

September 28, 2018 - 

First Coast Technical College (FCTC) is pleased to announce St. Johns County School District’s Fall 2018 Community Enrichment Programs! Enrichment opportunities encourage and stimulate lifelong learning. Whether for personal development, job training, hobbies or fun, experienced instructors share their passion to bring new skills to our community. Classes in Microsoft Excel, Acrylic Painting, Sign Language, French, String Band, Sewing with a Twist, Spanish and Belly Dancing start the week of October 8. Visit our Community Enrichment web page or call (904) 547-3460.

College and Career Night

September 10, 2018 - 

On September 5th, secondary students and their parents had the opportunity to meet with more than 80 representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools and other organizations during our school district’s annual College and Career Night.

AVID Signing Ceremony at SAHS

September 10, 2018 - 

St. Augustine High School held its Inaugural AVID Signing Ceremony on August 31st. AVID is an advanced, college preparatory program for students who have the potential and individual determination to complete a pre-university course of study in high school.

Graduation Schedule 2019

August 28, 2018 - 

The St. Johns County School District announces the schedule of 2019 graduation ceremonies for St. Johns County high schools and First Coast Technical College.

Friday, January 11
5 p.m.                 First Coast Technical College (FCTC) FCTC, Bldg. C
Tuesday, May 14
4:30 p.m. St. Johns Virtual School FCTC, Bldg. C
Wednesday, May 15
7 p.m. St. Johns Technical HS St. Augustine High School Auditorium
Wednesday, May 22
7 p.m. Pedro Menendez High St. Augustine Amphitheatre (SAA)
Wednesday, May 22
7 p.m. Bartram Trail High University of North Florida (UNF)
Thursday, May 23
7 p.m. St. Augustine High SAA
Friday, May 24
7 p.m. Allen D. Nease High UNF
Saturday, May 25
2 p.m. Ponte Vedra High UNF
7 p.m. Creekside High UNF
Tuesday, May 28
4 p.m. First Coast Technical College FCTC, Bldg. C

Second-Day Student Count 2018

August 15, 2018 - 

The student count for the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) on day two, August 13, was 38,995, an increase of 1,656 students or 4.43 percent over last year’s second-day number of 37,339. St. Johns County continues to be one of the fastest growing school districts in the state.

The high school student count was 12,102 with 2,616 students at Bartram Trail High School; 2,255 at Creekside High School; 1,252 at Pedro Menendez High School; 2,521 at Allen D. Nease High School; 1,767 at Ponte Vedra High School and 1,691 at St. Augustine High School. There were also 275 students in attendance at St. Johns Technical High School.

Middle school attendance totaled 7,468, with student headcounts ranging from 690 at Sebastian Middle School to 1,431 at Pacetti Bay Middle School. The other second day figures were Alice B. Landrum Middle School with 1,214; Fruit Cove Middle School with 1,234; R. J. Murray Middle School with 710; Gamble Rogers Middle School with 887 and Switzerland Point Middle School with 1,302.

The district’s K-8 schools totaled 7,282. Liberty Pines Academy had a second-day headcount of 1,514; Patriot Oaks Academy with 1,370 and Valley Ridge Academy with 1,343. Two new K-8 schools also opened today; Freedom Crossing Academy (FCA) with 949 and Palm Valley Academy (PVA) with 1,188. Mill Creek Elementary transitioned to Mill Creek Academy (MCA) over the summer and had a headcount of 918. FCA, PVA and MCA all opened this school year as K-6 schools with plans to add seventh and eighth grades in subsequent years.

The elementary school population totaled 11,449. This count only includes approximately 50 percent of all kindergarten students since schools stagger the kindergarten start date over a four-day period. Another 419 students are enrolled at the district’s alternative, charter and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) schools.

First Coast Technical College has 362 students enrolled in its adult education programs at the St. Augustine, Palatka, Barge Port and North campuses. This number does not include those students enrolled in night programs that start today.

“The hard work and dedication from administration, teachers and support staff to make opening day and the days that follow the very best resulted in happy students eager to learn and greeting their friends,” said Superintendent Tim Forson. “I am so proud of our students and staff and it is wonderful to be out in the schools to share in welcoming our students this year.”

“Transportation, food service, custodial and maintenance staff did are doing an excellent job handling their responsibilities and taking care of students. The St. Johns Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Securities personnel, Public Service Assistants and Crossing Guards are incredible in supporting our operations and adding another layer of safety and security to our campuses and surrounding areas. Lastly, I want to say a huge thank you to our parents and families as we manage the beginning of the school year.”

SJCSD staff will continue to monitor attendance numbers, balance classrooms and refine bus routes throughout the coming weeks.

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School supplies and shoes

Back to School Guide

August 2, 2018 - 

Students report back to class on Friday, August 10! Visit our Back to School Guide for links to our school bus routes, lunch menus, important documents and more.

Orientation 2018 and Early Registration

July 2, 2018 - 

The St. Johns County School District is hosting a districtwide orientation Thursday, August 9 from 8-11 a.m. Orientation is an opportunity for students and parents to get supply lists, receive class schedules and meet teachers.

While many schools have scheduled orientations on other dates and times, staff will be available at all schools Thursday, August 9 from 8-11 a.m. Parents are encouraged to call or visit the school website to verify any changes in orientation and open house dates.

It is also recommended that parents register their children for school as soon as possible. Parents may access information regarding registration requirements and their child’s attendance zone by visiting the school district website at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us and clicking on the “Families” tab. Additional information on registration and school attendance zones may be obtained from the Student Services Office at 547-7797.

The purpose of early registration is to help reduce the number of students who need to be enrolled at the beginning of school and to help the district prepare for the appropriate number of teachers.

The first day of class for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, August 10.

The district, including schools, is currently operating on summer hours 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. These summer hours are in effect until Friday, July 28.

Children on the first day of school

School Grades 2018

June 29, 2018 - 

School grades released by the Florida Department of Education show that the St. Johns County School District continues to be a top performing district in the state and is one of only two that remains an “A” rated district. St. Johns County had 27 “A” schools, seven “B” schools, five “C” schools and one “D” school.

Fourteen elementary schools, four middle schools, all three of the district’s K-8 academies, four high schools, St. Johns Virtual Franchise and St. Johns Virtual Instructional Program all received a grade of “A” this year.

“I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of our teachers, administrators, support staff and parents in their efforts to ensure the success of our students,” said Superintendent Tim Forson. “Our school grades provide us the opportunity to celebrate areas where we are excelling and pinpoint those where we may need to apply additional resources and support.”

The elementary schools receiving an “A” are Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, W.D. Hartley Elementary, Hickory Creek Elementary, R.B. Hunt Elementary, Julington Creek Elementary, Ketterlinus Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary, Picolata Crossing Elementary, PVPV/Rawlings Elementary, Timberlin Creek Elementary and Wards Creek Elementary.

The middle schools with an “A” are Fruit Cove Middle, Alice B. Landrum Middle, Pacetti Bay Middle and Switzerland Point Middle. Liberty Pines, Patriot Oaks and Valley Ridge academies received an “A” as did Bartram Trail, Creekside, Allen D. Nease and Ponte Vedra high schools. St. Johns Virtual School also received an “A”.

Otis A. Mason Elementary, R.J. Murray Middle, St. Augustine Public Montessori, Gamble Rogers Middle, Sebastian Middle, Pedro Menendez High and St. Augustine High schools received a “B” this year. John A. Crookshank Elementary, South Woods Elementary, and St. Johns Technical High schools received a “C” this year as did The Webster School and First Coast Technical College. Osceola Elementary School received a “D”.

Additional details and information can be found at http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org.