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Meal Service – Changes to Participating Locations

March 30, 2020 - 

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services and USDA have approved meal service during the time of unanticipated school closures. This program focuses on areas of eligibility based on economic need. For meal service locations, please refer to the website, www.summerbreakspot.org.

  • Meals will be provided through a walk-up and drive-thru service in the parent drop off loop at the participating locations.
  • The meals will be provided to children 18 years or younger. Children must be present to receive meals.
  • Children may receive meals at the nearest participating site, even if it is not where they attend school. This eliminates the need for families to drive to multiple schools.
    Each day, lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day will be provided at the same time.
  • All school sites will operate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will continue until further notice.
  • All community sites will operate 11 a.m. to Noon. and will continue until further notice.

Please note the list of participating locations below, as some sites which were listed previously are no longer included.

Participating School Sites

  • John A. Crookshank Elementary
  • Gamble Rogers Middle
  • R.J. Murray Middle
  • Osceola Elementary
  • Sebastian Middle
  • South Woods Elementary
  • The Webster School

Participating Community Sites

  • W.E Harris Community Center in Hastings
  • Woodlawn Apartments
  • NEW – Buzz Mart located at 9895 CR 13, Hastings, FL 32145
  • NEW – Flagler Estates Park located on Oliver Avenue near intersection of Kathy Street
  • NEW – Intersection of Allison Avenue and Palatka Boulevard

Meal services will also be provided at select schools that are not included in the need-based Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and USDA programs.

  • These meals are intended for children in need of meals during the unanticipated school closings, typically those who participate in the school lunch program based on need.
  • Meals will be provided through a walk-up and drive-thru service in the parent drop off loop at the participating schools.
  • The meals will be provided to children 18 years or younger. Children must be present to receive meals.
  • Children may receive meals at the nearest participating school, even if it is not where they attend school. This eliminates the need for families to drive to multiple schools.
    • Each day, lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day will be provided at the same time.
  • All sites will operate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will continue until further notice.

Please note the list of participating locations below, as some sites which were listed previously are no longer included.

Participating School Sites

  • Fruit Cove Middle
  • PVPV-Rawlings Elementary
  • Pacetti Bay Middle
  • Palencia Elementary
  • Patriot Oaks Academy
  • R.B. Hunt Elementary
  • Switzerland Point Middle
  • Timberlin Creek Elementary
  • Valley Ridge Academy
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Mental Health and Wellness Portal

March 27, 2020 - 

Please view our school district’s new Mental Health and Wellness Portal which offers valuable information and links to helpful resources on a wide range of mental health related topics.

Meal Service

Meal Service

March 16, 2020 - 

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services and USDA have approved meal service during the time of unanticipated school closures. This program focuses on areas of eligibility based on economic need. For meal service locations, please refer to the website, www.summerbreakspot.org.

  • Meals will be provided through a walk-up and drive-thru service in the parent drop off loop at the participating locations.
  • The meals will be provided to children 18 years or younger. Children must be present to receive meals.
  • Children may receive meals at the nearest participating site, even if it is not where they attend school. This eliminates the need for families to drive to multiple schools.
  • Each day, lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day will be provided at the same time.
  • All school sites will operate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 23 – 27.
  • All community sites will operate 11 a.m. to Noon, March 23-27.

The following sites will be participating under this program:

Schools:

John A. Crookshank Elementary Gamble Rogers Middle
The Evelyn Hamblen Center Sebastian Middle
Otis A. Mason Elementary South Woods Elementary
R.J. Murray Middle The Webster School
Osceola Elementary

Community Sites:

W.E Harris Community Center in Hastings Woodlawn Apartments

Meal services will be provided at select schools that are not included in the need-based Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and USDA programs.

  • These meals are intended for children in need of meals during the unanticipated school closings, typically those who participate in the school lunch program based on need.
  • Meals will be provided through a walk-up and drive-thru service in the parent drop off loop at the participating schools.
  • The meals will be provided to children 18 years or younger. Children must be present to receive meals.
  • Children may receive meals at the nearest participating school, even if it is not where they attend school. This eliminates the need for families to drive to multiple schools.
  • Each day, lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day will be provided at the same time.
  • All sites will operate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 23 – 27.

Meals will be available at the following sites:

Bartram Trail High Pedro Menendez High PVPV-Rawlings Elementary
Fruit Cove Middle Allen D. Nease High St. Augustine High
W.D. Hartley Elementary Pacetti Bay Middle Switzerland Point Middle
R.B. Hunt Elementary Palencia Elementary Timberlin Creek Elementary
Ketterlinus Elementary Palm Valley Academy Valley Ridge Academy
Alice B. Landrum Middle Patriot Oaks Academy

 

National History Day 2019-2020 District Winner

National History Day Winners

March 6, 2020 - 

National History Day 2019-2020 Award Ceremony

The SJCSD National History Day competition was held on Wednesday, March 4, at First Coast Technical College and our awards ceremony was held on March 5. Over 100 students presented a total of 64 projects at the competition.

National History Day 2019-2020 District Winner

Adam Bernstein & Sreeniketh Vogoti of Allen D. Nease High School won “Best Overall Project” and 28 other students were named state competition qualifiers.

View the full list of National History Day 2019-2020 District Winners.

 

Revised Attendance Zoning Proposal

Revised Attendance Zoning Proposal

March 3, 2020 - 

A revised Attendance Zoning Proposal was discussed at the School Board Workshop on March 3rd and is now posted on the District’s website.

The revised proposal would leave River Oaks Plantation (Geocode 050103), Cunningham Creek Estates and Fruit Cove Woods (Geocode 038106) at Bartram Trail High School. This revised proposal creates no changes to the Creekside High School Attendance Zone.

Another component of the revised proposal would split the Orangedale area (Geocode 034109) into two separate areas with Trout Creek as the dividing line. Areas West of Trout Creek are proposed to remain at Bartram Trail High School. Areas East of Trout Creek and along SR 16 are proposed to attend High School HHH.

Four children on playground equipment

Early Registration

February 28, 2020 - 

The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will begin early registration for the 2020-2021 school year March 2. This registration is only for children new to the school district, including those entering kindergarten.

Early registration can be completed online or by visiting the student’s assigned school website. To find the assigned school, enter your street address on the Attendance Zone Locator.

To be eligible for public kindergarten in the SJCSD, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County.

Other requirements for registration:

  • Birth certificate/Guardianship Documents
  • Documentation of a health examination performed within one year of enrollment
  • Proof of completed required immunizations on Form DH680
  • Proof of residence per the Residency and Guardianship Policy

For additional information on registration, contact the Student Services Department at 547-7598 or the assigned school.

Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces St. Johns County School District Adds More Than 5,000 Hurricane Shelter Spaces

February 21, 2020 - 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced the St. Johns County School District has completed a two-year shelter retrofit project that added 5,141 additional hurricane shelter spaces and 133 additional special needs hurricane shelter spaces through $1.2 million in funding. The shelter spaces were added to Switzerland Point Middle School and Pacetti Bay Middle School.

“As a state, it is our responsibility to make sure we make every effort to keep people safe, and that includes having adequate shelter space,” said FDEM Director Jared Moskowitz. “This project addresses a need St. Johns County experienced during Hurricane Matthew, and sets an example for how we can learn from past storms to build more resilient communities.”

“We are grateful for the state’s assistance as we work to ensure every County resident has a safe place to go during an emergency,” said St. Johns County School District Superintendent Tim Forson. “Through this program, not only have we added more shelter spaces, but we have the extra benefit of making our schools more resilient.”

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our residents, and we are grateful to the Governor and Division of Emergency Management for supporting their safety through this project,” said St. Johns County Administrator Hunter Conrad. “The additional spaces will allow us to provide improved protection for our special needs populations during future hurricane seasons.”

This project follows Hurricane Matthew’s impact on St. John’s County in 2016 and was funded and supported by the Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program and the Hurricane Shelter Deficit Reduction Program. These programs promote community resiliency through retrofits made to hurricane shelters and to residential and commercial properties.

Since 2016, the number of counties in Florida that have adequate space for Florida’s special needs populations has increased by 60 percent, from 21 in to 34 counties in 2020. Cities, counties and school districts have benefitted from shelter retrofit funding by increasing their community’s hurricane shelter space.

In the last two years, more than 20,000 new shelter spaces have been added in Florida. By the end of 2020, 31,000 additional shelter spaces are expected across the state.

Learn more about the Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program.

Upcoming Town Hall Meetings on Attendance Zoning

February 20, 2020 - 

Two Town Hall meetings will be held to discuss potential attendance zoning changes for new High School HHH soon to begin construction and planned to open for the 2021-2022 school year.  High School HHH is located at 11200 St. Johns Parkway (at the intersection of St. Johns Parkway and International Golf Parkway).  Other possible attendance zone changes relate to the SilverLeaf Development.

The two meetings will take place as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Allen D. Nease High School, located at 10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
  • Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Bartram Trail High School, located at 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway, St. Johns, FL 32259

A proposed zoning plan is being finalized and will be shared at the Town Hall meetings, along with an opportunity for the public to provide comment.  The same information will be presented at both meetings.  School Board members and district staff will be in attendance.

At this time, the proposal impacts the current attendance zones and students at Allen D. Nease High School, Bartram Trail High School, Creekside High School, Liberty Pines Academy, Mill Creek Academy, Pacetti Bay Middle School, and Switzerland Point Middle School.

The meeting will also discuss plans for future High School III.  High School III is in the planning stages and expected to be constructed within 3-4 years. The future discussions of High School III could impact areas currently zoned for Allen D. Nease High School and Bartram Trail High School.

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United States Census 2020

2020 Census

February 14, 2020 - 

The 2020 Census is your chance to play a part in history!

  • See why this once-a-decade count is so important for our community.
  • Know you can respond online, by phone or by mail when you receive your invitation by Census Day April 1st.
  • Apply to be a Census Taker with competitive wages, paid training and flexible hours.
  • Click here for a sample copy of the 2020 Census Questionnaire.