SUMMER MARINE SCIENCE PROGRAM
Applications for the summer Marine Science Program were passed out at all schools during the week of February 13th. Applications were due back to science teachers by February 28th. Applications can still be downloaded at any time from the website prior to April 15th at http://www-grms.stjohns.k12.fl.us/ and click on the Marine Science link. The link also will have a complete day by day curriculum for each grade level, parent information, and a video from last year’s program.
This summer program is available to all students currently in grades five through seven and has been sponsored by the school district since 1982. Three eight day sessions are held at Gamble Rogers Middle School with bus transportation provided. The dates for the three sessions this summer will be May 30th through June 8th, June 12th through June 22nd, and June 26th through July 7th. Small classes of 12-14 students are separated by grade level. All instructors in the program are St. Johns County School District teachers.
The Marine Science Program is a carefully designed experience for responsible students who are interested in learning about our local marine environments. Learning is “hands on” in the field with students kayaking, canoeing, boating, hiking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, (stand up paddleboarding), etc. Specific grade level activities and curriculum are attached to the applications and are also available from the website.
More information about the program can be had by emailing [email protected] .
Just a reminder that the first day of school, August 10, 2016, will NOT be an early release day. It will be a regular school day.
The St. Johns County School District is hosting a districtwide orientation on Tuesday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Orientation is an opportunity for students and parents to get supply lists, receive class schedules, and meet teachers.
While many schools have scheduled orientations on other dates and times, staff will be available at all schools on Tuesday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Parents are encouraged to call or visit the school website to verify any changes in orientation and open house dates.
It is also recommended that parents register their children for school as soon as possible. Parents may access information regarding registration requirements and their child’s attendance zone by visiting the school district website at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us and clicking on the “Families” tab. Additional information on registration and school attendance zones may be obtained from the Student Services Office at 547-7797.
The purpose of early registration is to help reduce the number of students who need to be enrolled at the beginning of school and to help the district prepare for the appropriate number of teachers.
The first day of class for the 2016-2017 school year is Wednesday, August 10.
The district, including schools, are currently operating on summer hours 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. These summer hours are in effect until Friday, July 29.
The School Board has approved the proposed instructional materials for the 2016 adoption cycle.
An announcement to this effect with a link to more information has been posted on the picture slider at the top of the main page of the St. Johns County School District website.
There is also a link, Board-Approved Instructional Materials, on the left side of the home page under Featured Links. This link provides a comprehensive list of the approved instructional materials and provides directions for parent input. Input must be submitted by March 10, 2016, 5 PM via the Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials form.
Click the link below to view a “Year-at-a-Glance” document that informs parents and students of the recommended pacing and content standards for selected courses. It includes topics to be taught week-by-week each quarter and a list of instructional resources.
Videos, Photographs, Recordings (NEW)
Students, parents and visitors are not allowed to videotape, photograph or make audio recordings while on school premises except for Open House and public events (including plays, musicals, fairs, fundraiser raisers, and awards/recognitions). All recording devices must be turned off at school. The purpose of this general rule is to foster an appropriate educational environment, prevent unwarranted disclosure of student images and information, and to comply with the requirements of the negotiated agreement with the St. Johns Education Association. (Student Code of Conduct, page 53.)