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School Board Members Beverly Slough and Anthony E. Coleman Sr.

New K-8 School MM

November 18, 2020 - 

School Board Members Beverly Slough and Anthony E. Coleman Sr.

School Board Members Beverly Slough and Anthony E. Coleman Sr. sign a dedication during the “topping off” ceremony for New K-8 School MM on November 17, 2020.

Anthony Coleman

New School Board Member

November 17, 2020 - 

Anthony Coleman
Anthony Coleman was sworn in as a newly elected member of the St. Johns County School Board during the School Board’s Reorganization Meeting on November 17th. Coleman replaces Board Member Tommy Allen serving District 2.

SJCSD / SJEA Negotiation Session – November 17, 2020 at 5:10 PM

November 17, 2020 - 

There will be a negotiation session between SJCSD / SJEA on Wednesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:10 PM. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Fullerwood Center, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, 32084 for team members only. We will also live stream through WebEx starting at 5:10 PM.

Join the meeting online via Webex or join via phone by dialing 1-844-992-4726 and then entering the access code: 120 442 1604.

SJCSD / SJESPA Negotiation Session – November 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM

November 17, 2020 - 

There will be a negotiation session between SJCSD / SJESPA on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Welu Room of the Yates Building, 47 Orange Street, St. Augustine, 32084 for team members only. We will also live stream through WebEx starting at 5:30 PM.

Join the meeting online via Webex or join via phone by dialing 1-844-992-4726 and then entering the access code: 120 405 6172.

Veterans Day 2020

Veterans Days 2020

November 9, 2020 - 

On Veterans Day we honor all veterans who have served to fight for and protect the liberties of our nation. Hear local veterans from the Vietnam Veterans of America discuss the history and importance of Veterans Day.

SJEA Negotiation Session – October 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

October 28, 2020 - 

There will be a negotiation session between SJCSD / SJEA on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of Fullerwood Training Center, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, 32084 for team members only. We will also live stream through WebEx starting at 5:00 PM.

Join the meeting online via Webex or join via phone by dialing 1-844-992-4726 and then entering the access code: 120 789 5429.

Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts

2020-2021 Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA)

October 27, 2020 - 

The St. Johns County School District curriculum department formally announces the review process for the 2020-2021 Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA). The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation have come from the state adoption bid list and other submitted resources from publishers when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.

Please visit the instructional materials website to view the resources that are being considered for adoption. If you would like access to any 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 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947.

Message from the Superintendent, October 7

October 7, 2020 - 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your support and understanding as we have navigated this school year. We understand the COVID-19 virus has impacted our lives in ways we could not have predicted. As we progress into the school year, it has become evident that consistency in each class is imperative. We have allowed considerable movement between brick and mortar and school-based distance learning classes up to this point.

Now that we are past the first interim reporting period, we will no longer move students to school-based distance learning unless there is a unique high-risk health factor for a student. Prior to the end of the first grading period we will survey parents of distance learning students on their intent to return to the brick and mortar setting.

The high mobility of students this year has negatively impacted both the brick and mortar and school-based distance learning instruction. We asked for all parents to decide by July 17th which instructional learning model their child would use, though we have allowed continual movement through the first five weeks of school. At this time, we can no longer support movement to school-based distance learning. We will always accept the return of students to campus for brick and mortar instruction although it may take some time to transition them back. In addition, students who enrolled in St. Johns Virtual School are expected to remain in this option at least until the semester ends in January.

As we move forward, students who are quarantined under the direction of the St. Johns County Health Department may be given academic assignments either through Schoology access or by some other communication from the teacher.

The demand on the classroom teacher is far greater than should be expected. The teachers are doing amazing work, but it is increasingly more difficult to manage both platforms throughout the entire day. To provide the best instructional experience for your child, we need more consistency and fewer changes.

Finally, I want to thank you for supporting your child’s academic progress and school this year. We understand the impact of the COVID-19 virus extends well beyond the school, and we appreciate your commitment to ensuring a safe school for all students.

Sincerely,

Tim Forson
Superintendent of Schools
St. Johns County School District

SJCSD / SJEA Negotiation Session – September 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

September 28, 2020 - 

There will be a negotiation session between SJCSD / SJEA on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of Fullerwood Training Center, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, 32084. We will also live stream through WebEx starting at 5:00 PM.

Join the meeting online via Webex or join via phone by dialing 1-844-992-4726 and then entering the access code: 120 831 6965.

Message from the Superintendent, September 21

September 21, 2020 - 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Beginning Wednesday, October 14 dismissal times on Wednesdays will be adjusted in order to provide additional time for teachers to develop and enhance your child’s instruction. Though this may cause you to make adjustments in your family’s schedule, this is an important opportunity for teachers many who teach both brick and mortar and distance learning students. There will be a 50-minute adjustment to dismissal on Wednesdays. Middle schools will release at 12:00 pm, Elementary and K-8 Academies will release at 12:55 pm, and High Schools will release at 2 pm. This 50-minute adjustment also provides the ability to allocate each school’s maintenance/custodial team to sanitize high traffic areas such as corridors, cafetoriums, and media centers during an additional unoccupied period.

The total time in school each week continues to exceed the required instructional minutes set by the state. Each school will communicate any specific changes that may be necessary or unique to their school. Thank you for your support as we focus on high quality learning in our schools.

Sincerely,

Tim Forson
Superintendent of Schools
St. Johns County School District