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Start of School Postponed Until August 31

Start of School Postponed Until August 31

July 23, 2020 - 

The school calendar for 2020-2021 has been revised to include a student start date of August 31, 2020 and the extension of the school year into June 2021. The purpose of this change is to allow time for schools to build instructional schedules based on current requests by parents and provide an opportunity to monitor COVID-19 virus spread in the hope that cases will begin to decline in St. Johns County during August. More specific calendar adjustments will be made and posted on the district website as approved.

FCTC Virtual Graduation Ceremony

July 15, 2020 - 

Friday, January 17
5 p.m. First Coast Technical College (FCTC) FCTC, Bldg. C

Tuesday, May 12
4:30 p.m. St. Johns Virtual School Virtual Graduation

Wednesday, May 13
7 p.m. St. Johns Technical High School Virtual Graduation

Tuesday, May 19
7 p.m. Creekside High School Virtual Graduation

Wednesday, May 20
7 p.m. Ponte Vedra High School Virtual Graduation
7 p.m. Pedro Menendez High School Virtual Graduation

Thursday, May 21
7 p.m. St. Augustine High School Virtual Graduation

Friday, May 22
7 p.m. Allen D. Nease High School Virtual Graduation

Saturday, May 23
2 p.m. Bartram Trail High School Virtual Graduation

Wednesday, May 27
5 p.m. First Coast Technical College Virtual Graduation

Quarantine & Contact Tracing Interview

Quarantine & Contact Tracing Interview

July 14, 2020 - 

Watch an interview with St. Johns County School District’s Director of Health Services Melissa Kledzik to learn about the quarantine and contact tracing procedures which will be followed when students return to school.

 

Message from the Superintendent

June 16, 2020 - 

To the St. Johns County School District Families,

This year we have experienced fragmentation in our society and anxiety in our lives. The tragic death of George Floyd has been the catalyst for social unrest and protests that speak to the inequities felt by the black community. As superintendent, I believe it is paramount that our schools educate and support children as they develop into young adults with the knowledge to take the next steps in their lives and the character to help build a better world for themselves and their families.

Our mission statement reads that we “will inspire good character and lifelong learning in all students, creating educated and caring contributors to the world.” Our core values go on to include the six pillars of Character Counts! and understanding that “in order to grow and thrive, individuals need caring relationships and a nurturing environment.” To accomplish our mission, we must teach students how to think for themselves, treat everyone with respect, and demonstrate caring and compassion to one another. It is important that moving forward, we engage our students in conversations about the issues of equity, opportunity, responsible citizenship and other important issues that face our country.

We strive to be a better school district every day and foster a positive supportive school community, that is free of prejudice, discrimination and racism. I am committed to continuing our hiring efforts to create a more diverse teacher and administrative workforce that best represents our students and the community we serve.

Since 1998, the St. Johns County School District has embraced Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship in the Character Counts! program. At this time, my hope is that we will lean on these foundational pillars of character to learn, teach, and grow as one community together. The biases that we each carry with us can only be confronted by our understanding and willingness to look through the lens of another. We must accept our differences in order to embrace each other as we humbly work together as one community and country. I am committed that our school system will continue to build a school community of inclusion and support, to develop trust, caring and respect in our students and staff.

Sincerely,

Tim Forson
Superintendent of St. Johns County Schools