Campus Update for Tuesday, May 25

Good afternoon! Here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

Senior DC Trip 

After a COVID-19 related delay, the Class of 2021 finally left Sunday for their trip to Washington, DC. After arrival, they headed to a Nationals baseball game, and other highlights include a trip to Capitol Hill, visiting the White House, historic Mount Vernon, dinner in Georgetown, and a night time tour of the monuments. Have a great time, Seniors! 


Congratulations, Baseball!

Congratulations to Spartan Baseball, which finished out its season as Regional Champions and State Runners-Up in the FHSAA 2A finals. The team finished its season 24-7, the highest win total in program history, and with the first regional championship and first state title game appearance in school history. Outstanding work, coaches and team! We are so proud of you. 


Report Card Schedule

The end of the year is nearly upon us—just a few makeup exams and other details to take care of this week—and with that comes second semester report cards. Report cards for all divisions will be available in My School App this Friday, May 28. To view your student's report card, log in to the parent portal in My School App and then, at the top-left, select your student. Under Performance, select "Report Cards."  


MBS Book Buyback

That's a wrap on 2020-2021 and the time is here to sell your books back to MBS. If you purchased your student's books from MBS this year and would like to sell them back, visit the MBS website to get started. It's fast and easy-- just log in to your account and fill out a buyback quote. Return your books (shipping is free!), and get paid by Paypal or check. Need a quick primer? Here's a short video overview.  


Graduation 2021

The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 will take place this Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Thrasher-Horne Center. While live attendance is limited to graduates' reserved seating, you can view this year's ceremony via livestream at sjcds.net/live. We look forward to "seeing" you there! 



Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is open for St. Johns' 31st Summer of Fun! Visit sjcds.net/summer to sign up for day camp, sports camps, or specialty camps including babysitting training, Middle School Leadership Camp, Camp CSI, cooking, dance, basketball, technology, and much more! There's something for everyone this summer, from our youngest preschool Spartans through rising Grade 8. Sessions run June 7 through July 30 with Wraparound Camp and Extended Day available from 7am-6pm. Sign up today at sjcds.net/summer!


Driver's Ed Coming This Summer

Coming this summer, St. Johns will offer driver's education for all students interested in getting their permit, or who already hold a permit and want behind-the-wheel instruction. Students can choose the permit course, which begins Monday, June 7, and is available both in-person and in a virtual format and/or the behind-the-wheel course. Both permit courses include the mandatory Florida Drug and Alcohol Course (TLSAE) and the Florida permit test for your license.

The behind-the-wheel course includes 16 hour of classroom instruction, 6 hours of private, behind-the-wheel driving Instruction, and an hour of live test practice for driver's license behind-the-wheel test. At the completion of the course, each student will receive a Driver's Education Completion Certificate. Some insurance companies offer insurance discounts for driving education; parents should consult with their individual insurance companies to learn about discounts that may apply to them. Choose one, the other, or both courses to maximize your driving qualifications! Space is limited, so visit sjcds.net/summer today to register. 


Subscribe to St. Johns' Calendar

It's been a tough year to stay on top of what's going on, with events and dates changing so frequently due to COVID-19. Simplify your life by subscribing to the School's calendars on your phone. Then you'll have everything you need all in one place, and it'll automatically update for you if there are any changes. To subscribe, just visit sjcds.net/calendar and select the gray RSS button above the monthly view. Then, for each calendar you want, just hover over the green iCal button to select the format you need and install. It's that easy! Not sure which one to pick? We recommend the "Master" calendar, to stay on top of everything that's happening. 


This Month in Character Foundations

This month, Spartans of all ages have been learning about and putting into action commitment, which is defined as making a plan and putting it into practice. You can learn more about commitment and get resources to support the lessons at home at sjcds.net/news


Key Contacts
Some things never change— no matter the circumstances, St. Johns staff stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please feel free to reach out at any time to:

  Head of School Valorie Baker vbaker@sjcds.net
  Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher mvfisher@sjcds.net
  Head of Middle School Jackie Lentini jlentini@sjcds.net
  Head of Lower School Otis Wirth owirth@sjcds.net

While the School year is coming to a close, we're still here for you throughout the summer, and Campus Update will continue to come to you each Tuesday. It will be your source for start-of-year information, links, and reminders all summer long. 

We hope you have a great week!