Campus Update for Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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

Summer Assignments 

The new school year is coming soon and it's time to get started on that summer reading and math, if you haven't already. Assignments have been posted on each division's My School App Topics page. Please note that work is assigned according to the course the student will be entering next year, and all assignments are due on the first day of class unless otherwise noted.

Athletic Start Dates

Start dates, times, and locations for fall sports are listed below, along with coach contact information.  
Parents, please remember: Before the first day of practice, your child's sports physical form must be complete and uploaded into Magnus. You can do that through the link on My School App or through the Magnus Health app. The required “EL-2” and “EL-3” athletics physical and consent and release forms are available on the Middle and Upper School My School App pages (click on “Topics” and “Athletics”).

Sport Date Time Location Coach Email
Volleyball (V) Aug. 1 3pm Brown Gym T. Livingston
Volleyball (JV) Aug. 1 3pm Brown Gym J. Lawrence
Volleyball (MS) Aug. 1 3pm Brown Gym S. Hewitt
Football (V) Aug. 1 3pm Fieldhouse Locker Rooms R. Bantag
Swimming Aug. 1 3:30pm St. Johns J. Albino
Cross Country Aug. 1 3:30pm St. Johns G. Stratton
Golf (Boys) Aug. 9 4pm Fleming Island Golf Club B. Kipnis
Golf (Girls) Aug. 1 9am Fleming Island Golf Club M. Detlefsen
Cheer (V) Aug. 2 3pm Brown Gym K. Kurnitsky
Cheer (MS) Aug. 2 3pm Brown Gym K. Kurnitsky

Please send any questions to Director of Athletics Traci Livingston at (Photo by Kate Jacobs '24.)

Middle and Upper School Cheer

Any Middle or Upper School students interested in cheer please contact Mrs. Kurnitsky. Middle School practice will begin August 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bring tennis shoes, t-shirt and shorts to practice. Upper School practice will begin August 8 at 3:30 p.m. Both divisions, be sure to bring tennis shoes, t-shirt, and shorts with you to the first practice. See Mrs. Kurnitsky with any questions. 

2022-2023 Technology

Beginning this coming year, all Middle and Upper School students are required to bring to School each day a fully charged laptop. Visit the Middle or Upper School Technology page in My School App for all the details, including laptop requirements, and don't miss the link to access special St. Johns family pricing in our exclusive online Apple Store

Planning Ahead

It feels like the summer only just started, but we know some families are planning ahead to the 2022-2023 school year. Here are a few dates and pieces of key info to get you started:

  • Magnus Health. If you haven't already done so, please log into Magnus Health via My School App or the Magnus Mobile app (from the Apple Store or Google Play) to review and update your student's health information and upload updated forms. Having trouble? Please call the Magnus Help line at (877) 461-6831. If you have any questions, please reach out to School Nurse Michele Adams-Lentz '89, RN, MSN, ARNP. 
  • Supplies. Supply lists for Middle School students are available in My School App. Upper School students are not issued lists of required supplies, and are asked to provide an ongoing supply throughout the year of whatever they might need (paper, pens, notebooks, etc.), depending on their course requirements. Teachers will let them know during the first week of school if any particular supplies will be required for their class. For Lower School students, all necessary supplies will be provided. 
  • Orientation Day, Friday, August 5. Once you have ordered your books and supplies, your students are ready to stash them in their lockers on Orientation Day, Friday, August 5. Plan to come find classrooms, meet teachers, and set up lockers or cubbies. Stay tuned for more information on the Orientation Day schedule.
  • First Day of School, Tuesday, August 9. We can't wait to see you!
  • Open House. Be sure to mark your calendars now for Lower School Open House on Tuesday, August 23, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., and for Middle/Upper School Open House on Wednesday, August 24, at the same time. 
  • Questions? Have another question or think of something we forgot to mention here? Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher (in Lower School) or Division Assistant (Kim Kurnitsky in Middle School or Dana Goode in Upper School).

Student Handbook

The 2022-2023 Handbook has been posted to each division's Topics page on My School App. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Division Head, or see "Where to Go for Help" on page 41 of the Handbook. 

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
  Head of Upper School Jackie Lentini
  Head of Middle School Ben Magidson
  Head of Lower School Otis Wirth

We hope you have a great week!