March 26th Update

UPDATE: Prom and Grad Bash

The safety of you and all our students is our number one priority.  We are in challenging times and must adhere to federal, state, and local guidelines to ensure all student and employee safety.  I can assure you that, although Grad Bash and Prom are cancelled indefinitely, we will reschedule these events if at all possible this school year.  We value each of our students and admire your hard work as Seniors.

Thank-You,

Dr. Royce Turner


Sunday, March 22nd Update

Paxon Duval Homeroom Announcement and Schedule

Hello Paxon School for Advanced Studies, this is Dr. Turner. It is my prayer that this message finds you and your family in good health and spirits.

As we move forward with our online learning model I wanted to provide information that may assist you. First of all, the schedule for the online day will begin Monday at 8 AM and continue until 3:20 PM. We will mirror our times and periods to keep our students in the same routine as much as possible. We have attached a schedule to this message and you can find a copy of the schedule on our website as well. During the office hour portion students may communicate directly with the teacher. If for some reason a student is unable to participate in the class during the regularly scheduled time, they may view the course later with no office hours attached. Students must sign into the course to be marked present in the class. To learn more about how Teams works, please visit the DCPS Duval Homeroom site here.

Secondly, it is important that families stay connected to the school. To facilitate this, we will submit emails and phone messages to households until we are comfortable with the process. Please stay connected so that we can keep you informed.

Next, please note that prom and GradBash have been cancelled at this time. We will provide information in the future about refunds to students.

If your child is in need of a device to participate in the online format and you did not receive one during the first round of distribution, please contact the technology department at 904 348-5200 to inform them.

Finally, our school counselors will continue to be available to provide assistance to students. If your child is in need of counseling services, they may contact the school and speak with a counselor.

This time period is very different for all of us. It is our intent to continue providing a quality education like no other to your student. This effort will require patience and understanding from each of us. We know that we can make this happen and we will. We are Paxon and we have the highest of expectations.


Paxon - Duval HomeRoom Schedule


PTSA Virtual Parent Program

Virtual Program to Guide and Help Parents with a Student Driver

On Tuesday, March 31st, from 7:00-8:30pm

Parents are the primary "trainer" for today's student driver, from sparking their motivation to even start driving to logging the required 50-hours of practice driving. 

Paxon SAS PTSA is partnering with Apex Resource Center to host this free 90-minute webinar which is designed to help parents navigate the process of training your child to drive which can be challenging and stressful for both the student driver and the parent.

This PTSA Parent Program is created and will be presented by subject matter expert Trish Johnson, Founder and President of Apex Resource Center. Trish has successfully trained over 14,000 drivers, trainers, and parents. To learn more about Trish and her passion to provide training to parents and students, go to the Apex Resource Center website, https://www.apexresourcecenter.com/. Please also take a few minutes to watch a short video about Apex Resource Center, https://vimeo.com/362568302.

Here's what some Paxon SAS parents are saying about the program:

"It helps you as a parent prepare for what you may not realize you need to be prepared for!"

“After 45 years of driving you think you know all there is to know about driving and how to help your child succeed, but to my surprise this class was very informative and helped me to better the experience on teaching my son the best rules of safety while on the road. It also taught me many little tricks on how to help and monitor my child's driving skills.”

"Lots of practical information and suggestions that parents can immediately use to support confident new drivers and maintain happy families!"

"Trish understands what it’s like as a parent trying to teach a child to drive in this new age with cell phones, talking navigation, and faster than ever highway driving, and it also gives parents helpful perspective on what your child really needs to become a good driver."

"The program was really helpful in letting me know what to say and what NOT to say to help best support my kids learning to drive."

"The programs changes parents from just drivers to coaches for new drivers."

This is a virtual orientation program so parents can join from any device and any location. While it is interactive allowing you to ask typed questions at the end, all participants are muted, so background noise is not an issue.

Participants are limited, please email Trish.Johnson@ApexResourceCenter.com to register NOW for this Free 90-minute Webinar. Your student can be at any point in the learning to drive process.


Driven to Improve Skill and Safety


PTA Scholarships

The Duval County Council of PTAs is pleased to offer six (6) $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools in 2020.  This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $500. Click here to get all the details and the application. Deadline has been extended to April 6, 2020.

Florida PTA is offering a minimum of (8) scholarships to students wishing to pursue their education at a University, Fine Arts, Community College or Vocational/Technical College. Click here for all the details and the application. Deadline is February 1, 2020. 

Paxon SAS PTSA membership cards were sent to all members in an email that was your receipt for the dues payment. No paper cards were issued this year.


Join the PTSA and Receive Member Benefits

Click here for an updated list of PTSA member benefits this year. You can join online by clicking here to go to our online store and pay your $5 dues with a credit card. 

 


PTSA Business Partnership Program

The Paxon SAS PTSA has a Business Partners Program to support the PTSA and local businesses. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please complete the application. You can mail your completed application to Paxon SAS with a check for your business partnership dues. Or, you can pay your dues with a credit card in our online store here.

If you would like more information, please send us an email, ptsapresidentpsas@gmail.com.


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