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Important Health Services Information

August 25, 2020 - 

Good Evening SJCSD Parents and Guardians,

In an effort to provide you with information and guidance on COVID-19 and being healthy and safe at school, our Health Services Department has provided a Student Health Screening Entry Form. This health screening form will help you to assess your child daily for a variety of symptoms and to ask answer questions about contact your child may have had.

A second document is the Student Symptom Criteria Checklist. This document will be used by the school nurse at your child’s school to determine symptoms that he/she may be experiencing and will require a medical evaluation and instructions for returning to school.

Lastly, we have included a presentation, the SJCSD Student Day with PPE video, showing some of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that will be used throughout the school day. Thank you for your continued support as we work to keep our students and staff safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Kyle Dresback
Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services
St. Johns County School District

Take Stock in Children

Regions Bank Donates Laptops to St. Johns County Students

August 12, 2020 - 
Take Stock in Children

Jacksonville Market Executive Jim Richardson personally delivered the computers to graduates.

Regions Bank recently provided 24 laptops to the St. Johns County chapter of Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a nonprofit that delivers academic support and mentorship to students as early as seventh grade. In addition, associates have volunteered with the organization to provide financial wellness training for parents.

Students supported by TSIC agree to maintain a 2.5 grade-point average, graduate and remain drug and crime free. If they honor the agreement, TSIC provides scholarship assistance for two years of higher education.

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Message from the Superintendent, August 11

August 11, 2020 - 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you and your family are well and looking forward to the start of a new school year. Teachers and staff have returned to work and are busy planning for the unique challenges that this year will likely bring. Our teachers are excited and anxiously awaiting the arrival of students after this long period without face-to-face learning. Rest assured, we are prepared whether your child will be instructed face-to-face or through a virtual pathway. I support and appreciate the decision that you have made for your family.

As we have planned for both virtual and brick and mortar learning formats, we have continued to refine our state approved COVID-19 Return to School Plan. For families who have chosen one of the online options, much of your communication will occur in a virtual manner.

As students start the year at the school physically or transition back into the school after the year begins, it will be imperative that all students follow the safety protocols established by the district. Regular screening by parents at home and compliance with wearing masks at school will be necessary to minimize the health risks to students and school staff. All schools will have appropriate protective equipment for students and staff, and will be diligent in providing clean, sanitized facilities for learning.

Students will always be required to wear facial masks if they cannot or do not social distance. It is our goal to communicate and work with students and families related to school-based requirements and expectations embedded in our Return to School Plan. Not everyone will agree with the enforcement of masks, but it is our responsibility to keep safety at school the highest priority. Refusal to wear a mask may lead to a student being assigned to the Distance Learning platform for a specified period of time.

For those students returning to the brick and mortar platform, we ask that parents use the next two weeks to begin the habit of daily health screening and wearing of masks. I am confident that by working together and complying with procedures, we will have a wonderful start to the school year!

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.