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January Newsletter


 Dismissal Changes

 Click here to email dismissal changes.   We accept dismissal changes up until 2:15 PM every day except Wednesdays.  1:15 PM is the deadline on Wednesdays.


HAC Access

If you need a HAC login or HAC password reset, please go directly to the HAC website. Click this link: Home Access Center

If you are experiencing issues with obtaining your HAC access, please email Ashley Schaefer at [email protected]


Volunteer Clearance

In an effort to provide safety and security to our students and staff, we check identification for all vendors, visitors, volunteers and parents each time you enter the building.  Volunteers must have clearance to enter the building.  If you have not already been cleared, please submit a school access form.  Please input full legal name (first, middle and last) on the application.  If you already have clearance, please do not submit an application.  Expired accounts will be rerun automatically.


Upcoming Events

January 22, 2019: 6th Grade VRA Basketball vs FCA at FCA, 5:30-7:30

January 22, 2019: 7th/8th Grade VRA Basketball vs LPA at VRA, 5:30-7:30

January 24, 2019: High School Showcase 2019, 3:30-7:00, World Golf Village Convention Center


 Be The Change Campaign

Starts Monday the 14th and ends Friday the 18th. 

To make this a fun and engaging event for the students, we are doing a grave vs. grade challenge.  All next week, in the cafeteria, there will be containers set up, one for each grade.  Please ask your students to bring in loose change, and place in their grades container.  At the end of the week, the container with the most change will win a pizza party!!!

As an added bonus, the school who collects the most money, wins the SOUPer Bowl trophy!  The same school has won it 3 years in a row…lets give them a run for their money!!


SOUPer Bowl IV benefiting

First Coast Blessings in a Backpack

January 31, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Allen D. Nease High School
Ponte Vedra

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening with 20+ local chefs from our community’s top restaurants help tackle childhood hunger in St. Johns County.   Your $25.00 admission includes unlimited soup tastings, a handmade commemorative bowl, music and an enjoyable evening out!

If you are unable to attend the SOUPer Bowl but would still like to support our event, donations can also be made.

If you have questions about this event, please email organizer at [email protected]

Purchase SOUPer Bowl IV Tickets


It’s time to start thinking about purchasing the 2018-2019 yearbook. We are doing things a little differently this year.
1. There will only be online ordering of the 2018-2019 yearbook. Leonard’s online can take payments from credit and debit cards as well from a checking account.

2. We have three price tiers by date. Prices are as follows:

$15 until January 1st
$25 from Jan 2-March 1st
$35 after March 2nd

Informational flyers will be coming home with your student in the next day or two.
Orders can be placed at www.leonards.com/yearbooks access code: C449531

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

Kathryn Frericks
MS Visual Arts
VRA Yearbook
[email protected]


Spring Registration for Girls on the Run will be open January 14-21, 2019. Visit https://www.gotrnefl.org/Program-Registration to register. 

2019-20 Program of Choice Information

The 2019-20 Program of Choice application window for current 8th grade students living in St. Johns County is Jan. 24 at 8 am - Feb. 19 at 5 pm, 2019. Learn more about these programs at Career Academies of St. Johns. For students applying to the St. Johns County Center for the Arts at St. Augustine High, please view the Feb. 15th Audition Schedule.

For current 5th grade students living in St. Johns County who wish to apply to the St. Johns County Center for the Arts at Murray Middle School for 2019-20, please view the Feb. 15th Audition Schedule. The application window is the same as for 8th graders.

CHARACTER COUNTS! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk
Walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts are invited to participate in the CHARACTER COUNTS! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9 a.m. The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School. Register before January 1 and receive a $5 discount!
Register today!
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