September 2, 2020

From Mr. Edghill (Principal)

Notes:
  • recommend that student try on mask and practice wearing for extended time before coming to campus to the first time
  • recommend all stay home and stay healthy this Labor Day weekend
 
Hybrid Schedule
 
According to this schedule below, each student will meet with their teacher for their class once a week during a 90-minute block period. This class period will be utilized as the teacher sees most appropriate for instruction, assessment, tutoring, and other necessary class activities. In addition to this one class period per week, instruction and assessment will be facilitated online in an asynchronous fashion which allows students to work at their own pace and at times that are more convenient for the unique situation of each student’s home life. Asynchronous learning of this type may involve video lectures with correlating student assignments, assigned reading and response papers, presentations, research papers or other means outlined in the school’s Covid-19 Principles for Instruction and Assessment.
 
Hybrid Model Schedule
 
Hours of regular supervision at St. John Paul II High School are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. utilizing the hybrid model. Students are requested to arrive no earlier than 7:45 a.m. on campus. Students who are excused from the first period of the day are not to arrive on campus until 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the second period class.

Upon arrival on campus each day, students are to proceed directly to the corridor between the Chapel and the Front Office where pre-screening will take place.
Students should be picked up no later than 3:30 p.m.

While on campus, students must abide by the policies requiring the wearing of a mask and maintaining appropriate social distancing.

From Ms. Garcia (Technology)

For all students attending on campus:  if you haven't yet checked out a school Chromebook, you will need one when you are on campus. Personal devices will not be allowed on the school Wi-Fi networks. Please email  techsupport@jpiihighschool.org to complete the process.   

Also, don't  forget to set the Chromebooks to charge the night before classes,  so you will have a fully charged Chromebook with you on a daily basis. 

From Mr. Garcia (Counselor)

Seniors and Juniors,
This week take a look at the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation list of scholarships. This website is one of the easiest to navigate. The state scholarships are listed alphabetically. All you need to do is look at a specific scholarship and see who is eligible and what the application deadline is. Then you can make your own list of the ones you may qualify for. Use "chunks" of time each day to look at a few at a time. You will not be eligible for many of the scholarships listed, however, you may find some you can apply for. Go to  www.mspf.org and start your search.

From Mrs. Vela (Dean of Academics)

Progress Reports will be emailed on Wednesday, September 9th.

From Terri Lindstrom (Librarian)

Yearbook Information:
Congratulations St. John Paul II High School on being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School!
 
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Due to our families purchasing books last year we were able to help Treering partner with Trees for the Future to plant 118 trees in our school's name.

Yearbooks will be on sale soon and posted in this parent blog and our school website.

Book Fair:
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The library is hosting its first virtual book fair for both SJPII and BGMPS, through Follett eFairs. The fair will run from Sept. 14th- Sept. 30. The  link will not open for viewing until Sept. 14th. 

Please help the library raise funds to provide both print and eBooks to our students by purchasing a book for students, family members, friends, or from the library's wish list.

From Barbara Little (Development)

A friendly reminder that if you shop on Amazon you can shop on Smile.Amazon and a percentage of sales on a quarterly basis come back to the school.
Here is the link:    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0593252

While shopping, please consider supporting our library by purchasing an item from its Amazon wish list. 
Here is the link:  Library wish list for SJPII and BGMPS
Thank you for supporting St. John Paul II HS!!  

Optional Resources from Theology Department

OLPH weekly bible study on the Old Testament books of Tobit and Judith by Benjamin Nye.  Here is a link to first episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGYFiLiaK64&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1uHz56oPTdwzqt-5RHLQ1DaBEAhVEfw6wD9AqvMq2MhFns2MsfpJfPyEY

Below is a letter Mr. Nye received that we would like to share:

Ben,

It’s back to school time, and this fall we are launching something brand new: Students for Life of America University!   

With campuses and schools across the country enacting COVID restrictions, we are bringing the pro-life campus experience right to your home.  

A handcrafted combination of LIVE courses and activism assignments will be provided by our amazing staff and pro-life experts in a variety of fields. 

You will work together on projects that will not only sharpen your pro-life skills but will keep us moving forward in fighting the injustice of abortion.  
Here’s how it will work…
  1. There are four course subjects (Effective Education, Industry Impact, Public Policy, and Supportive Services) in three education levels (High School, College, Adult).
  2. All are welcome to join one or more classes as your schedule allows.  Each course will cover FIVE bi-weekly live video classes, and four on-your-own assignment weeks.
  3. Classes begin the week of September 14th (check each course for exact times) and wrap up the week of November 9th. 
Visit  www.sflau.com to save your spot in the class!

PTO

PTO NEWS
Thank you to all the parents who attended out 1ST PTO meeting via zoom.  We had over 60 parents in attendance!  Those parents who attended will be getting your parent hour.

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We will be having openings for football and volleyball games, gate sales, additional information coming soon

FALL RAFFLE
We are accepting donations for our fall raffle. Anyone who donates a $100
Gift card or $100 donation will receive 10 service hours. The deadline is Sept. 18th. 
(Restaurants, retail stores, professional services, etc.)  Please drop off all donations in the front office.  Contact Erica D. Lozano    ericadlozano@gmail.com / 548-6344 or
Veronica Maxwell  veronica.maxwell@ccisd.us / 816-9234 

From Coach Leon

Centurion Football Practice Schedule 2020 (Week 1)
September 7th – September 12th
(ALL PRACTICES WILL BE MANDATORY AND ON TIME – Those who miss or late will pay the consequences and miss playing time)

Friday, September 4th  : 4:30p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Player Check in/ Equipment pick up: Athletes will report to school and pick up equipment required for the first day of practice.
Monday, September 7th  / Wednesday, September 9th :  Weights in the am/ Evening Practice
  • 7:00a.m – Athletes report to the field / report any equipment issues
  • 7:15a.m.- Team Meeting
  • 7:30a.m – Strength & Conditioning /Special Teams
  • 9:00a.m- Break (Eat/Hydrate/Online Class)
  • 5:30p.m- Team Meeting on the field
  • 5:45p.m- Stretch
  • 5:55p.m.- Tackling Circuit
  • 6:10p.m.- Defensive Practice (12 periods)
  • 7:10p.m. Break
  • 7:20p.m.- Offensive practice (12 periods)
  • 8:20p.m.- Conditioning
  • 8:30p.m- Prayer/Go Home
  • Coaches stay and sanitize equipment
Tuesday, September 8th / Thursday, September 10th : Evening Practice Only
  • 5:30p.m- Team Meeting on the field
  • 5:45p.m- Stretch
  • 5:55p.m.- Tackling Circuit
  • 6:10p.m.- Defensive Practice (12 periods)
  • 7:10p.m. Break
  • 7:20p.m.- Offensive practice (12 periods)
  • 8:20p.m.- Conditioning
  • 8:30p.m- Prayer/Go Home
  • Coaches stay and sanitize equipment
Friday, September 11th : Inner Squad Scrimmage/Burger Fundraiser
  • 6:00p.m- Team Meeting on the field
  • 6:45p.m- Player Introduction
  • 7:00p.m.- Stretch
  • 7:10p.m.- Defensive/Offensive Pregame Warm-up
  • 7:45p.m.- Centurion Alley
  • 7:55p.m.- Water Break
  • Scrimmage:
  • 15 Plays 1st team Off vs 2nd Team Def
  • 12 plays JV vs Air
  • 15 plays 1st Team Def vs 2nd Team Off
  • 10 Plays JV vs Air
  • 9:00pm- Prayer/ Go Home                 
Saturday, September 12th: Media Day
  • 10:00am-12:00p.m.- Team Pictures
Sunday, September 13th: Recovery Day
  • Church, Rest, Catch up on School work, & wait for New Weekly Practice Schedule  
 

Copy of Email Sent out Yesterday

  • Teachers will let the students know by Thursday in 1st and 2nd periods which group they are in A group or B group. All students will be assigned a group whether you are on campus or not. Any student wanting to switch from online learning to in person hybrid must give school ONE week notice prior to the student returning to campus. 
  • Students must be in uniform when on campus. NO spirit days at this time. 
  • Lunch will be offered. You can sign up on www.myschoolaccount.com to set up money in the student account. You will need the student number and add a 0(zero) to the end of the student number  in order to find your JPII student on that account. If you want to pay as you go, you can pay with a credit card each day but NO CASH PLEASE. The other way to add money to your account is via check
  • Students must bring their Chromebook to campus. If you do not have a Chromebook issued please email: techsupport@jpiihighschool.org You cannot use your one device on campus due to internet access. All students on campus will need their own Chromebook
  • Beginning on Tuesday September 8 school format will change no matter what…. 
Under "Plan B: 50% Capacity Format":
According to this schedule, each student will meet with their teacher for their class once a week during a 90-minute block period. This class period will be utilized as the teacher sees most appropriate for instruction, assessment, tutoring, and other necessary class activities. In addition to this one class period per week, instruction and assessment will be facilitated online in an asynchronous fashion which allows students to work at their own pace and at times that are more convenient for the unique situation of each student’s home life. Asynchronous learning of this type may involve video lectures with correlating student assignments, assigned reading and response papers, presentations, research papers or other means outlined in the Principles for Instruction and Assessment above.  

As an example, if a student is in the 'A' group, they will come to campus on Monday (Periods 1-4) and Tuesday (Periods 5-8) and meet with all of their classes for 90 minutes each. For the rest of the week, they will be working relatively independently on readings, assignments, watching pre-recorded mini-lessons, and those types of things. They will not be streaming into the live classroom on Thursdays and Fridays.

If a student is in the 'B' group, the same principle applies and they will be in class for 90 minutes each on Thursdays and Fridays and working relatively independently on readings, assignments, etc. during the other part of the week. 

For our online only students, they too will be assigned to group 'A' or group 'B' and will livestream into class with their group on those two days of live class. Likewise, they will be working relatively independently during the other part of the week.
PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US AS WE TAKE THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER
STAY SAFE