Weekly State of the School Addresses with Principal Heroux:
News and updates:
- Memo from Superintendent Gary Gelo – June 11, 2020
- Memo from Diocese of Palm Beach – April 18, 2020
- Memo from Superintendent Gary Gelo – March 31, 2020
- Letter from Superintendent Gary Gelo to Parents: March 27, 2020
- John Carroll High School Instructional Continuity Plan
- March 26 update from Mrs. Heroux: In an effort to maintain strong communication with our families during this time, we are excited to share that JCHS has recently set up a new emergency notification and rapid alert system through Renweb/FACTS to facilitate quick and clear communication with our families. ParentAlert will allow us to send out communications via text, email and voice messages for all types of events. During these uncertain times, we feel strongly that the ability to provide fast, efficient communication with our community is of utmost importance. To ensure that you are able to receive our alerts please text the keyword “START” to 22-383 from your mobile device. Any text alerts from our school will begin with “JCHS” and calls will show from 772-464-5200. Note: Per the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, we have to provide all recipients the option to Opt Out of receiving our alerts. Anytime we send out a text alert, you will see “Stop to End.” If you reply “Stop,” you will no longer receive our text alerts regardless if we select you as a recipient.
- John Carroll High School Digital Learning Protocol for Students
- John Carroll High School Updated AP Testing Policy effective March 24 2020
- John Carroll High School Distance Learning Plan for Students and Parents
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: John Carroll High School announces school closure through April 15 due to COVID-19
- Diocese of Palm Beach Update: March 17, 2020
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: John Carroll High School announces school closure due to COVID-19
- Diocese of Palm Beach: Memo to Parents re: Schools Closure eff. March 16
- Diocese of Palm Beach Coronavirus Update: March 13
- John Carroll High School Contingency Plan for School Closure
1. You may now qualify for the Step Up for Students Scholarship! The first important change is that Step Up for Students will recognize and consider any changes in income due to COVID-19. While you previously may not have qualified due to excess income, you now have an opportunity to qualify. If your income has changed, you need to submit a letter from your employer stating loss of job or hours and proof that you have applied for unemployment. If you have already applied but have not received a reply yet, you should write that in a letter and attach it to the application.
2. Income tax forms are not required!
Due to the coronavirus, you do not need to submit completed tax forms for 2019 to qualify. All that is needed is a current earnings statement. Typically, a check stub will suffice. If you are earning less or not working due to Covid 19, just follow the guideline in item “1” above.
3. Once you qualify, you stay eligible for future years!
Once you qualify for this year’s scholarship, you will not need to “qualify” again regardless of your income. This change was just signed into law in the past few weeks. A student who receives the scholarship for the 2020-21 school year will retain it for the remainder of his/her time in high school, regardless of future income changes.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to receive the Florida Tax Credit funding. Here is a link to get started: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/income-based/how-the-scholarship-works/
We are are here for you! Please do not hesitate to contact Manny Berdayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathlenia at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Attention seniors and parents: Please be aware that Senior Final Transcripts will not be available until after graduation and not until all semester grades have been finalized and verified by administration. Transcripts will also not be released if there are any outstanding books, IPADs, chargers, lunch accounts or monetary balances. This will need to be addressed with the Finance Department prior to the release of records. The Guidance Department will send out final transcripts electronically or via snail mail to the universities/colleges you noted in your email to us. Our goal is to have final transcripts sent out by the end of May. Please make sure you also request to have your IRSC transcripts sent to the college of your choice if you have taken any dual enrollment classes.
Seniors: It is imperative that you continue to check your email accounts and university portals daily! Universities are updating their websites and are sending emails to students regarding changes to deadlines, orientation dates and financial aid packages. All universities are encouraging students to submit housing deposits as soon as possible – if you have not already done so. Space is often limited on campus. If special circumstances are preventing you from being able to submit a deposit to the university you will be attending, please contact the university directly, as they will be able to assist you with financial concerns. If you have questions or concerns regarding college applications, enrollment or deadlines, please email Mrs. McWhorter with your questions, or email Mrs. Wheeler to schedule a guidance phone conference.
ACT /SAT : Please go directly to the following sites for updates on SAT and ACT information.
- SAT: collegeboard.org
- ACT: act.org
If you registered for the April 4 ACT test, please check your email often, as you should receive an update regarding the change in the test date to June 13.
FLVS: Students who are currently enrolled in a Florida Virtual course should continue following the guidelines set by their FLVS teacher and should continue working at the appropriate pace to complete the course by May 10 for seniors and May 31 for ninth – eleventh grade students.
Though we may not be able to receive the Eucharist, there are still ways we can come together and be the living Body of Christ. The Catholic response in the face of adversity and hardship has not been to turn one’s back to the world, but instead to embrace the words Jesus taught us: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”; “Love your neighbor as yourself”; “Greater love has no man than this, that he should lay down his life for his friends.”
Now is an especially important time to practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Here are some ideas:
- Check in with elderly family members and neighbors via a phone call or from a safe distance. See if you can drop off a box of food and paper products for them.
- Call your loved ones who might be lonely. Nursing homes have limited visits in many cases. Take a few minutes out of your day to make a card or two and send it to your local nursing home.
- Donate to food banks. Many local families and hourly workers are beginning to find themselves in need of extra support.
- Offer up inconveniences and anxiety for the sick and the souls in purgatory.
- Pray for others who are in need.
- Check our Instagram @johncarrollhighschool every morning for a daily prayer. Screenshot it, share it to your stories and tag JC.
- Daily Readings of the Day
- Livestream and recorded masses from our local parishes HERE
- “A Time of Great Uncertainty”: An interview with Pope Francis
- Subscribe via the following links for daily reflections and prayers:
- Visit LifeTeen’s “Blogs” tab to find GREAT, quick reads!
- Follow St. Helen’s Youth Ministry Instagram @shvbyouth for home activities.
- The FHSAA has canceled the spring sports season for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. In addition, there will be no renewed eligibility for student athletes.
- The Thespian Society’s Broadway Night fundraiser scheduled for April 18 will be rescheduled for the fall.
- The John Carroll High School Talent Show scheduled for April 29 is canceled.
- The production of Paper or Plastic scheduled for April 25 and 26 will be postponed.
Development and Enrollment
- The 2019-20 Annual Giving Campaign is still in full swing! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- The #jchsinthistogether social media campaign kicked off on March 24. Please email your at-home classrooms, offices and desks to email@example.com. Pets have made cameos too! You may also submit photos on social media.
- The 30th Annual Golf Tournament has been postponed. The new date has not yet been determined.
- Enrollment is OPEN for the 2020-21 school year!