Digital Citizenship Resources:
|Parent Resource Guide
The St. Johns County School District now has the ability to text through its mass notification system. This will enable principals and district staff to communicate with parents and families using voice, email and text messaging. In the event that you do not want to receive alerts via text message, please access www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/notifications/text/ and complete the opt-out form. Once you have printed the form it should be returned to Switzerland Point Middle for processing. While text messaging will not be the sole form of communication for any alert it may be used in conjunction with voice or email messages.
| Year-at-a-Glance Pacing Guide
The Year-at-a-Glance is a document that informs parents and students of the recommended pacing and content standards for selected courses. It includes the topics to be taught week by week each quarter and a list of instructional resources. The Year-at-a-Glance is only a recommended pacing guide; school leaders and teachers make the final decision regarding the pacing of any program of study. The classroom teacher is always the best source of information regarding content and pacing. The Year-at-a-Glance is supplied as a model of one recommended path to the completion of a course.
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SPMS Standards-Based Grading Roadmap for Parents
Does your child ever stay after school?
Students that are staying after school for any reason, make-up work, review session, club meeting or sports, are under the sponsoring teacher’s supervision until the parent arrives. Students are NOT allowed to sit outside or in the main office unsupervised waiting for their ride. Arrangements MUST to be made in advance if your child plans on staying after school or they should not stay. If a child is not picked up within 30 minutes of the designated pick-up time, the student will be sent to Beyond the Bell in the library. The parent will then be charged $1 a minute until the student is picked up. After 3pm, teachers are giving their personal time and it is frustrating when they have to sit with a student for 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or sometimes longer waiting on a student to be picked up. We have to make changes to our policy or teachers will stop offering after school activities and we do not want that to happen.
News from the District – Access to the Building
ALL parents that plan on entering the building during the day before or after school, even if students are not in the building, need to be cleared. We are asking that EVERY parent or guardian that might be on campus for a conference, IEP meeting, 504 meeting or for anything else, PLEASE click on the link below to register for access.
St. Johns County Dress Code
No sleeveless shirts, muscle shirts, tank tops or spaghetti strap tops No backless shirts or dresses No shirts that reveal midriff or reveal cleavage No see-through or lace shirts with a tank underneath No yoga pants Shirts may not have profanity or inappropriate slogans advertising alcohol, drugs, sex, weapons, racial and/or ethnic slurs, sadistic or violent themes or the confederate flag. No flip flops or backless shoes ALL dresses, shorts and skirts MUST be 4 inches or less above the knee in length. If leggings or tights are worn, the outer garment must still be in dress code. No jeans or shorts with holes showing skin anywhere 4 inches above the knee. Pants MUST be worn at the waist.
Early Checkout Procedure
As indicated in the Student Handbook 2013-2014: As a safety precaution, students will only be released to the parent/guardian or the Emergency Contact listed on the Emergency Card. A current driver’s license or state issued ID must be presented in the front office to check a student out early. The following procedure will be strictly enforced: NO student may be signed out after 1:35 p.m. every day except Wednesday. The latest early checkout on Wednesday is 12:35 p.m. Parents must arrive in the front office no later than 1:30 p.m. (or 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday) in order to sign their child out early. Students who check out during the school day due to illness are not eligible to return to the school that same evening for any activities as a participant or a member of the audience.
Parent Drop-off & Pick-up
Students can be dropped off starting at 7:10 am. They will sit in the library until 7:30 am when students are released from the buses. The parent drop-off line is extremely busy in the morning, so we encourage your child to ride the bus if they are eligible for that service. If you drive your child to school, we ask that he/she be ready to exit the vehicle quickly when you stop in the loop. Please say your good-byes and give kisses while waiting to turn into the drop-off loop.
When dropping off or picking up, please do not block the entrance to the neighborhood, The Colony. Residents have been complaining that they cannot get in or out. Also, please do not pull in the grass at the entrance of The Preserve to avoid the line and drop-off your child. This is unsafe and destroying the entrance of this neighborhood.
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HOME ACCESS CENTER (HAC)
Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options are available. Parents who wish to consider course acceleration should review eligibility criteria and process referenced in the District Student Progression Plan and Parent Resource Guide
Attention 6th Grade Parents
Students entering the 7th grade will need to provide the school Guidance Department with proof of their child’s Tdap vaccine before they can receive their schedule for the 2017-2018 school year. It is not too early to take care of this requirement. You may go to your private physician,the St. Johns County Health Department 904-825-5055 or a walk-in clinic. If you choose a walk-in clinic a receipt will NOT be accepted as proof of the Tdap vaccine. The vaccine must be documented on a Florida shot record. It would be advisable to bring a copy of your child’s past shot record if you choose a walk in clinic. If you have any questions please call the School Nurse at 904-547-8628.