• Summer Updates

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 6/21/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Dear parents/guardians and cadets,

    I hope your are enjoying summer break.  I have just a few summer updates for you.

    Yearbooks are in the front office of school here at JSMAL.  Stop by and pick yours up if you prepaid for it.  We still have 35 yearbooks available for purchase for $30.  If you bring in gently used uniform pants, shirts or belts, you can get it for $25.  First come, first served until they are gone.  We are open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    Registering for bus transportation - All students except those receiving ESE services must register for transportation before they may ride a bus for next year.  Please see the attached flyer if you plan to have your cadet ride a bus to and from school next year.

    Important transportation dates:
    June 14  -   Bus stop registration open in Focus
    July 27  -    Bus stop information will be made available in Focus. Request submitted after July 20 will be posted 7 -10 business days after submission.   Please check your account for updates.

    Orientation dates for 2021-2022 School Year
    6th grade – July 27, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    7th grade – July 30, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    8th grade – July 30, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Make up Orientation for all grades – August 2, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Summer Bridge for rising 6th graders:  This year we will have a two-day summer bridge program for all rising 6th graders.  This will be July 28 and 29 from 8:00am to 2:00pm.  This is an opportunity to learn your way around school, meet your classmates, meet some teachers and have a lot of fun in preparation for the first day of school.

    AHK, ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS PRESENTS: SUMMER SERIES! Two virtual events to help get everyone’s mental health back on track after a hard year.

    WHEN : EVENT ONE: June 25th at 5:30 PM

      EVENT TWO: July 30th at 5:30 PM

    WHAT: EVENT ONE: COOKING CLASS THAT THE KIDS CAN MAKE SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE HOST. This is a chance to install confidence and independence with the kids by making an inexpensive healthy meal- and give the guardians a break! We will also learn about the five food groups, and how they contribute towards a healthy body and mind.

    EVENT TWO: FUN ACTIVE ACTIVITY: HIP HOPSCOTCH AKA DOUBLE DUTCH HOPSCOTCH

    Class where we learn a fun exercise called hip hopscotch and how exercise can contribute to a healthy mental state.

    THESE EVENTS ARE FOR STUDENTS, THEIR GUARDIANS, AND TEACHERS!

    Those who register and attend will be entered into winning a gift card!

    Event one: $50 gift card to Publix.

    Event two: $50 gift card to Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

    HOW TO REGISTER:

    Please send an email to kharris@actionforhealthykids.org with your name and subject “Summer Series.” You will then be emailed back with zoom links and inexpensive materials needed for each virtual event. You will also be entered into the gift card giveaway raffle.

    RC Uniform pop up shop at Ed White High School - Wednesday, July 14th from 2pm-6pm & Thursday, July 15th from 10am-2pm.  Just as a reminder, they have their annual June sale (10% off) going on now through June 30th. This is your only sale for the summer, and it's in store and online. There will be no discounts at the popup shop (besides the packages which are already discounted) but it will be an opportunity to save on shipping or driving to our store. I am attaching the new uniform pricing sheet and information about the pop-up shop.

    Have a happy and safe summer,

     Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

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  • Patriot Updates

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 5/10/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Dear parents/guardians,

    Good afternoon everyone. This week we continue FSA (State) testing in both brick and mortar and Duval Homeroom.  On Wednesday and Thursday (May 12 and 13) all of our cadets in brick and mortar will take the Math FSA.  This does NOT include Algebra I and Geometry.  FSA Math will take session I on Wednesday and session 2 on Thursday from 08:30-11:30 am each day.  Make ups will be on May 20.

    For my cadets in DHR (Duval Homeroom) we have two tests this week.  Today and tomorrow we have FSA Math, NOT including Algebra and Geometry.  It’s important that our cadets in DHR (Duval HomeRoom) RSVP that they are coming to test.  It takes time and resources to have the correct material, proctors and accommodations ready.    Please contact Ms. Brooks (brooksb1@duvalschools.org) or call the main office to confirm your attendance.  If you can’t make it during the week, we are testing again this Saturday.  Please RSVP.  Last Saturday 12 cadets RSVP’d and 30 showed up.  It took over an hour to prepare for them and get the right number of proctors, materials and accommodations.

    It’s important that our cadets do their very best on each of these assessments. The results are used as part of a cadet’s final grade in the course and gives us information about where to place cadets in the next year. It’s also important to do well because scores are used to determine our school grade. 

    We will continue to have an incentive this week, all brick and mortar cadets who show up this week to take both sessions of the Math FSA and they give it their all, they will be eligible for a dress down day on Friday, May 14. 

    Tomorrow is our last SAC and PTSA meeting of the year.  You all are welcome to attend at 5:30 pm in our media center.

    From your PTSA president, Tameiko Grant - We have a fundraiser link that will be open until May 22, 2021. We want to raise some funds and do something special for the 8th graders before they move on to high school. We would also like to discuss this next week at the SAC/PTSA meeting tomorrow night. Our current coal is to raise $1000. The link to donate is below. If you have the ability to text, we have that code as well.

     Website URL - https://app.memberhub.gives/jsmal8thcelebration

     Text Code - JSMAL8thGrade

    To # - 919-626-3277    This will send you the link directly to your phone so you can donate.

    Special thank you goes out to Daniel Morales with Equitable, our Achievers for Life team, RISE Church and our PTSA/SAC for their donations last week in support of Teacher Appreciation Week! 

     

    Calendar Items

    Monday, May 10 – FSA Math Session I for DHR only (Not Alg or Geo)

    Tuesday, May 11 – FSA Math Session 2 & 3 DHR only (Not Alg or Geo) City Track Meet – Select Cadets @ Mandarin High @ 4 pm.  SAC/PTSA meeting at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.  This is a combined meeting this month and our last one for the year.

    Wednesday, May 12 – First day of Math FSA (Not Alg or Geo) for Brick and Mortar at 8:30 am.  Baseball and Softball @ Baldwin at 5:30 pm

    Thursday, May 13 – Second day of Math FSA (Not Alg or Geo).  FSA Reading for DHR only Session I

    Friday, May 14 – FSA Reading for DHR only Session 2.
    Saturday, May 15 – City Swim Meet for select cadets @ Cecil Field @ 9.  DHR testing.  FSA math in AM (0830-1130), Science (only Comp Sci 3) and Bio 12-2pm

     

    *ALL DHR testers MUST RSVP to Ms. Brooks (brooksb1@duvalschools.org) so she can have proctors, tests and accommodations prepared ahead of time. 

     

    Have an awesome week everyone,

     

    Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

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  • Patriot Updates

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 5/3/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Dear parents/guardians,

    Good morning everyone. We have a busy week ahead.  This is Teacher Appreciation Week, last week for spring sports, and we begin our next phase of FSA (State) testing.  On Tuesday and Wednesday (May 4 and 5) all of our cadets in brick and mortar will take the Reading and Language Arts FSA.  This assessment is added to the FSA Writing to determine each cadet’s achievement level.  They will take session one on Tuesday and session two on Wednesday from 08:30-11:30 am each day.  Make ups will be on May 7.

    For my cadets in DHR (Duval Homeroom) we have two tests this week.  On Thursday May 6, cadets scheduled in Comp Sci 3 will test.  You have the option to test this Saturday, May 8 at 08:30-2:00pm for the Reading/Language Arts FSA. Cadets will complete both session 1 and 2.  Please contact Ms. Brooks (brooksb1@duvalschools.org) to confirm your attendance. If you can come during the week, your opportunity to test at school is on May 10 and 11 for math and May 13 and 14 for Reading and Language Arts.

    I am attaching two test schedules, one for brick and mortar and one for DHR.  Please make sure you are looking at the right schedule for your cadet.

    It’s important that our cadets do their very best on each of these assessments. The results are used as part of a cadet’s final grade in the course and gives us information about where to place cadets in the next year. It’s also important to do well because scores are used to determine our school grade. 

    As an incentive this week, all brick and mortar cadets who show up this week to take both sessions of the Reading/Language Arts and they give it their all, they will be eligible for a partial dress down day on Friday, May 7.  Partial dress down means they will be able to wear any shirt and shoes, but must wear the Digi blue pants.

    Please make sure to show your teachers some love this week.  It's been a very challenging year and my teachers would appreciate any support and kindness you can share with them.

    Calendar Items

    Monday, May 3 – Baseball and Softball here vs Jeff Davis at 5:30pm.

    Tuesday, May 4 – First day of Reading FSA for Brick and Mortar 8:30 am. Ms. Tuschhoff presents JSMAL at the School Board Meeting at 6:00 pm.

    Wednesday, May 5 – Second day of Reading FSA for Brick and Mortar at 8:30 am.  Baseball and Softball @ Baldwin at 5:30 pm

    Thursday, May 6 – Boys/Girls Divisional Track meet at Ed White 5:00pm.

                                   Boys/Girls Western Conf Swim Meet at Baldwin 5 pm.

     

    Have an awesome week everyone,

     

    Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

     

    Test Dates DHR

    Test Dates B&M

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  • Patriot News

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 4/26/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Dear parents/guardians,

    Good afternoon everyone.  Fortunately, we have a break in testing this week. However, there is a lot of testing in the coming month of May. Always check with your cadet’s teacher as there are some changes we make last minute although we try not to.  Remember, all cadets will take at least two tests, some will take three, four and five depending on their schedule.  The best thing you can do as a parent or guardian to help your child is to ensure that they get a great night’s sleep the night before, they are on time to school and they eat a good breakfast.

    For my cadets in DHR (Duval Homeroom), we have some Saturday test dates. Please contact Ms. Brooks (brooksb1@duvalschools.org) to confirm your attendance. ELA will be testing on May 8 for all DHR students who cannot make it during the week.  Math will be on May 15 in the am and May 22 in the am.  Comp Sci 3 and Biology will be on May 15 in the pm and Civics will be May 22 in the pm.

    We were successful in getting 95% tested on the FSA Writing test.  Thank you to everyone who ensured that their cadet came to school to test.  Our goal is to get at least 95% tested in each area so that we can get a school grade this year AND ensure that your cadet gets properly placed in the next grade level.

    Has your cadet fallen behind?  Would your cadet benefit from some extra help this summer?  I’m excited to share a new learning opportunity for our students that is happening this summer. Duval County Public Schools invites you to attend a six-week summer academic enrichment and STEAM exploration program as together we prepare your child for the upcoming school year while having a fun summer! This free program will be available at select schools, but registration is open to all current 6th through 8th grade Duval County students. Transportation and meals will be provided. The program will take place June 14 through July 23, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:15 pm. Registration flyers are attached and the deadline to register is May 7. Registration is limited, and parents will be notified if their child has been selected by May 17.

     

    I have also attached a flyer if any of you need a wellness check for free from Ascension St. Vincent’s.

     

    Calendar of Events

    Swimming 

    4/27/21 - Stilwell / Lake Shore at James Weldon Johnson

    4/29/21 - JEB Stuart / YWLA and YMLA at Stilwell (Westside)

     

    Track

    4/27/21 - Stilwell / Baldwin at Jefferson Davis

     

    Baseball/Softball

    4/26/21 - Stilwell at JEB Stuart 

    4/28/21 - Stilwell at Lake Shore

     

    Have a fabulous week everyone!

    Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

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  • Patriot News

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 4/19/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Dear parents/guardians,

    Good afternoon everyone.  We will continue the last of our FSA Writing testing this week.  Our 6th graders in brick and mortar will take this on Wednesday.  It is a paper-based test.  We will also make up any brick and mortar 7th and 8th graders.  The Writing test is a part of the FSA ELA test and counts approximately 1/5 of their total score.

     

    There is a lot of testing in the coming month of May.  I’m attaching our test plan with some explanation of what the acronyms mean.  Always check with your cadet’s teacher as there are some changes we make last minute although we try not to.  I wanted to give you a heads up for your planning purposes.  All cadets will take at least two tests, some will take three, four and five depending on the course on his or her schedule.  The best thing you can do as a parent or guardian to help your child is to ensure that they get a great night’s sleep the night before, they are on time to school and they eat a good breakfast.

    For my cadets in DHR (Duval Homeroom), you will notice some Saturday test dates. Please contact Ms. Brooks (brooksb1@duvalschools.org) to confirm your attendance.

     

    We at JSMAL are striving to get 95% tested in each area so that we can get a school grade this year AND ensure that your cadet gets properly placed in the next grade level.

    Has your cadet fallen behind?  Would your cadet benefit from some extra help this summer?  I’m excited to share a new learning opportunity for our students that is happening this summer. Duval County Public Schools invites you to attend a six-week summer academic enrichment and STEAM exploration program as together we prepare your child for the upcoming school year while having a fun summer! This free program will be available at select schools, but registration is open to all current 6th through 8th grade Duval County students. Transportation and meals will be provided. The program will take place June 14 through July 23, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:15 pm. Registration flyers are attached and the deadline to register is May 7. Registration is limited and parents will be notified if their child has been selected by May 17. Please call the school if you need assistance with registering for the 2021 Summer Rise program. Thank you and have a wonderful day!  

     

    Calendar of Events

    Monday, 4/19/21 – JSMAL Baseball and Softball vs Kirby Smith (Played at Andrew Jackson HS)

    Tuesday, 4/20/21 – JEB Stuart /YMLA/YWLA at JSMAL. 

    Swimming vs Lakeshore and Oceanway at Oceanway.

    Wednesday, 4/21/21 – JSMAL Baseball and Softball at home vs JWJ

    Swimming vs JEB STUART/JWJ @ WESTSIDE HS

    Thursday, 4/22/21 – Swimming vs JSMAL/Jeff Davis/JWJ @ WESTSIDE HS

     

    Tamara Tuschhoff 

    Principal

     

    Testing Acronyms:
    B & M - Brick and Mortar (Cadets attending school on Burma)
    CBT - Computer Based Test
    DEOC - District End of Course (Counts 20% of cadet final grade)
    DHR - Duval Homeroom
    EOC - State End of Course Exam (Counts 30% of cadet final grade)
    FSA - Florida State Assessment (Counts 20% of cadet final grade)
    PBT - Paper Based Test (Counts 20% of cadet final grade)

     

    Summer RiseSummer Rise Flyer2021 Test Calendar

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  • Patriot Updates

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 4/12/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Dear parents/guardians,

    We will continue our FSA Writing testing this week.  Our 7th graders in brick and mortar will take this on Wednesday.  We will also make up any brick and mortar 8th graders.  6th graders in brick and mortar will not take it until the following Wednesday, April 21.

    Cadets in Duval HomeRoom ONLY:

    • Duval Home Room make ups for FSA Writing will be April 14th
    • All cadets in Duval HomeRoom (6th, 7th, & 8th) not tested are expected to attend on this date.  
    • Cadets will arrive by 8:30am. Students arriving after 9:00am will not be allowed to test and will be sent home.
    • Parents will drop off and pick up in the rear of the school at Room 41 (Mr. Howard's back door).
    • Masks and temperature checks are required.
    • Cadets do not need to wear the uniform but must adhere to the DCPS dress code.
    • Cadets will be ready for pick up between 11:30 and 12:00pm.

    Calendar of Events

    Monday, 4/12/21 - JSMAL @ Jefferson Davis

    Tuesday, 4/13/21 – SAC at 5:30 in the media center.

    Swimming vs Baldwin at Jeff Davis.

    Track vs Lakeshore and JWJ at JWJ.

    Wednesday, 4/14/21 - Baldwin @ JSMAL

    Thursday, 4/15/21 - JEB Stuart/James Weldon Johnson @JSMAL(Lee High)

     

    Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

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  • Patriot News

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 3/14/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Dear parents and guardians,

     

    Happy Pi Day!  Pi, or 3.14 is a pretty remarkable number in math.  Did you know that you can measure the circumference or perimeter of a circle, any sized circle and if you divide it by its diameter you will always get roughly 3.14 or pi?  Go ahead and try it!

     

    I hope everyone has enjoyed this fantastic spring break.  I know, I wish it were longer as well.  However, we still have a bunch of teaching and learning to do before we are done with the school year.  We only have one week left in the 3rd quarter patriots! 

     

    Thank you to my DVHR families who were able to make it in for PMA 3 testing.  Almost 100 of you were able to adjust your schedules and arrange for the testing.  We will spend the next two weeks reviewing those results with your cadet and make plans to help close any gaps in learning your cadet may have. 

     

    Laptops – Parents and guardians we need your help with your cadet’s laptop.  Each of the cadets on the general education side received a laptop last fall.  They have them here at school and a locker to store and charge them.  Cadets get them out as they transition to first period and put them back at the end of the day so that they are charged and ready to go.  Some cadets bring them home to do work and that is okay, but we do not have chargers for them as they are in the laptop lockers.  So, if your cadet needs to bring them home, you will need to get a charger and ensure that they bring the laptop to school each day.  Not having a charged laptop during the day will interfere with their learning and keeping up with assignments.

     

    Spring sports are in full swing: track, baseball, softball and swimming.  Contact Coach Larry Edwards, our athletic director if you have any questions.  (edwardsl2@duvalschools.org)  We need more swimmers. Boys and Girls Swimming begins Tuesday, March 16th.  Students must have a physical on file with the athletic department to participate.  Contact Coach McNally or Coach Anderson with any questions.  

     

    PTSA Announcements

    1. Join the PTSA- We need you! Dues for this year are $7.00 and can be sent to the School Main Office. Cash, Check, or Money Order made out to the order of JSMAL PTSA in a sealed envelope. A receipt will be returned to you. We now have the option to pay online thank you to our PTSA president, Tameiko Grant. There is a small processing fee of 0.75c for the payment.

     

    Here is the link to the store.

    https://jsmal.memberhub.store/store

    1. Topic: JSMAL PTSA Meeting
      Time: Mar 18, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

      Join Zoom Meeting
      https://zoom.us/j/99601517945?pwd=cnhINmpXSmdGTUJSd2NreXpSQ0djZz09

      Meeting ID: 996 0151 7945
      Passcode: 499067
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      Meeting ID: 996 0151 7945
      Passcode: 499067
      Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adWekjKt3r

     

    Next SAC meeting is March 16 at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.  This meeting is in person and all are welcome. 

     

    Have a fabulous week everyone!

     

    Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

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  • Patriot News

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 3/1/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Dear parents and guardians,

     

    We have one more week of progress monitoring assessments this week.  Please make every attempt to ensure your cadet is in school or online every day.  It’s important for our cadets in the building to keep their laptops in the lockers at night so that they are fully charged for testing each day.  Thank you to all of our DVHR parents who were able to bring their cadet up to JSMAL to test. 

    Contact Ms. Brooks if you can get your cadet up to school this week during the day or from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Her email is brooksb1@duvalschools.org.  The only day she is not testing DVHR is on Tuesday, March 2.

     

    We are so fortunate to have a dynamic and motivated PTSA crew this year.  Let me introduce to you our new leadership and they have asked me to share the next two announcements.

    PTSA President – Tameiko Allen Grant
    PTSA VP/Secretary - LeKenya Robinson
    PTSA Treasurer – Tanika Delifus
    SAC Chair/Liaison- Lois Prime

     

    PTSA Announcements

    1. Join the PTSA- We need you! Dues for this year are $7.00 and can be sent to the School Main Office. Cash, Check, or Money Order made out to the order of JSMAL PTSA in a sealed envelope. A receipt will be returned to you.
    1. Next PTSA Meeting will be Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 8pm via Zoom Please mark your calendar. The meeting link will be sent in a separate email. Your input is needed as we will be discussing some important information for the upcoming months. Let's make PTSA fun!

     

    Spring Break is right around the corner.  School will be closed from March 8 through March 12.  School resumes on March 15.

     

    Next SAC meeting is March 16 at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.

     

    Have a fabulous week everyone!

     

    Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

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  • Patriot News

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 2/23/2021 9:00:00 AM

    Dear parents and guardians,

     

    We have a busy two weeks of testing starting tomorrow.  Please make every attempt to ensure your cadet is in school or online every day.  Let your cadets know that these assessments are important and we need every cadet to do their best.  Our administration and teachers will analyze the results and make adjustments to instruction to do what is best for your cadet. 

     

    It’s important for our cadets in the building to keep their laptops in the lockers at night so that they are fully charged for testing each day.  For DVHR cadets please coordinate with Ms. Brooks, my testing coordinator brooksb1@duvalschools.org.  

     

    DVHR Dates to come in: 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, 3/1, 3/3, 3/4 @ 3:30-5:00.  Saturday testing is no longer available.  DVHR parents must RSVP to Ms. Brooks at least 24 hours prior to testing and provide transportation.

     

    Testing schedule for brick and mortar cadets.  PBT - Paper based test.  CBT - Computer based test.  Cadets will test in their class during their regularly scheduled time.

     

     

    PMA 

    Dates 

    Test Format 

    Number of Sessions 

    6th Grade Math 

    2/22-2/24 

    PBT 

    3 (60 Minutes) 

    7th Grade Math 

    2/22-2/24 

    CBT 

    3 (60 Minutes) 

    8th Grade Math 

    2/22-2/24 

    CBT 

    3 (60 Minutes) 

    Algebra 1 

    3/1-3/4 

    CBT 

    2 (80 Minutes) 

    Geometry 

    3/1-3/4 

    CBT 

    2 (80 Minutes) 

    8th Grade Science 

    3/3-3/4 

    PBT 

    2 (45 minutes) 

    Biology 

    3/3-3/4 

    CBT 

    1 (80 minutes) 

    6th Grade ELA 

    3/1-3/4/ 

    PBT 

    2 (85 minutes) 

    7th Grade ELA 

    3/1-3/4 

    CBT 

    2 (60 minutes) 

    8th Grade ELA 

    3/1-3/4 

    CBT 

    2 (40 minutes) 

    Civics 

    2/25-2/26 

    CBT 

    1 (90 minutes) 

     

    Parents, we still need your feedback!  Please take a few moments to let us know how we are meeting your cadet’s needs her at JSMAL.

     

    Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/florida/survey/parent/

     

    The deadline is approaching for 8th graders.  Don’t forget about the High School Magnet Lottery. Applications are being accepted for any 8th grader looking to attend a magnet high school.  Magnet Lottery application closes February 28th at 11:59 pm.  Apply online through the parent portal in your FOCUS account.  The virtual booths are still available online.  Go see all your high school options.   Use this link if you want to visit high schools virtually:  https://dcps21.mapyourshow.com/8_0/#/.  6th and 7th graders who are already thinking about high school, feel free to check out all your high school options.  Remember, by attending our magnet school, you have priority preference to all the magnet high schools.

     

    Calendar for the upcoming week.  We have closed the Winter Sports and will be beginning our Spring sports.  There are no games this week.  Try outs for softball, baseball, track and swimming will be coming soon.  

     

    Have a fabulous week everyone!

     

    Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

     

    PS.  Coming soon - New laptops for all of our cadets.  We are working through the details of how to roll these out to our cadets in the building and in DVHR.  Stay tuned.

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  • Patriot News

    Posted by Ciera Johnson on 2/8/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Dear parents and guardians,

    Happy Super bowl Sunday everyone!  Go Bucs! This week we have our monthly SAC and PTSA meeting.  We need more parent involvement in both organizations.  Please consider meeting with us this Tuesday, February 9, in the media center at 5:30.  We are socially distant and we talk about matters that are important to you, me and our cadets.

    Does your cadet like to write poetry?  We currently have Black History Month poem competition.  I emailed every cadet about the rules and deadline.  Encourage your young writer to enter and win.

    Parents, we need your feedback!  This is a reminder that the 2021 Florida Parent Survey opened on Jan. 26, 2021. The survey window will close on Feb. 26, 2021, so please plan survey administration accordingly.

    Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/florida/survey/parent/

    Progress monitoring assessments for quarter 3 will be administered soon.  I have emailed all our Duval HomeRoom parents as these are especially important for your cadet.  We will have two Saturday administrations just for your DVHR cadets.  Please respond to that email so that we can plan accordingly.  This is for our gen ed cadets only who are in Duval HomeRoom full time.

    Heads up:  Progress Reports are scheduled to be distributed on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Teachers posting window begins the 4th and closes the 8th.

    Don’t forget about the High School Magnet Lottery. A are being accepted for any 8th grader looking to attend a magnet high school.  Magnet Lottery application closes February 28th at 11:59 pm.  Apply online through the parent portal in your FOCUS account.  The virtual booths are still available online.  Go see all your high school options.   Use this link if you want to visit high schools virtually:  https://dcps21.mapyourshow.com/8_0/#/.  6th and 7th graders who are already thinking about high school, feel free to check out all your high school options.  Remember, by attending our magnet school, you have priority preference to all the magnet high schools.

     

    Calendar for the upcoming week

    Monday, Feb 8 – Girls soccer at JWJ.  Boys only Basketball vs JWJ – Make up game.

    Tuesday, Feb 9 – Girls and Boys Basketball at JEB Stuart (Boys at 5:30).
                                 SAC/PTSA meeting in the media center at 5:30.
    Wednesday, Feb 10 – Girls soccer at home vs Baldwin.  Boys basketball at JD – 
                                        Make up game.

    Thursday, Feb 11 – Girls and boys basketball vs JSMAL at JWJ (Girls at 5:30). 
                                    Boys soccer at Jeff Davis.

     

     Have a fabulous week everyone!

    Tamara Tuschhoff
    Principal

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