Florida law requires all students have a Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) immunization before entering 7th grade. If you do not have a doctor or healthcare provider, the Florida Department of Health in Clay County offers FREE immunizations to students. For more information please call (904) 529-2800. Help your child have a smooth transition to 7th grade. Immunize now and return proof of Tdap shot (on the DH 680 form) to your child's elementary school prior to the end of school. Be Ready!
Clay Hill students are excited to hear a dramatic reading of the classic, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This is the 10th annual Listening Theater created by the Resource Team for our students. The Media Center has been transformed into a jungle to create the mood for the story. Each child in the 3rd-6th grade has a listening packet that contains questions and related art activities. This encourages the students to be actively engaged listeners as they hear a portion of the story each day. We will follow up the listening portion of The Jungle Book with a presentation of a live action movie of The Jungle Book. This viewing helps the students understand that movies made from books do not always match the story. We’ve all thought to ourselves at times that the book was better than the movie. This comparison activity teaches the students that as they read, their imagination can create amazing images of the story. Sometimes what they imagine is better than the movie, too! In addition, students are invited to participate in a parent involvement activity. This year students may choose to create a jungle animal mask together with their family. Typically about 60-70 students participate in this enrichment activity each year. Prizes are awarded for Best All Around, Most Creative and Most Unusual. All students receive a participation reward.
The 2014-2015 Title I Parent Survey is now open. The survey will be available online through May 31, 2015. This survey is open to all parents/guardians of children currently attending a SDCC Title I School. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s school or the District office at 904-529-4923.
As we look to the 2015-16 school year, we would appreciate you taking a few moments to complete the Climate Survey. Your responses help us plan professional development that address your interests and concerns as parents and community members. Please complete the surveys by May 29th.
The Clay County School District is committed to the use of person first language. According to the article, “A Few Words About People First Language”, by Kathie Snow, “People First Language puts the person before the disability, and describes what a person has, not who a person is.” To read her full-length article visit http://www.disabilityisnatural.com/explore/people-first-language.