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The John Swett Unified School District has two essential facilities needs that the District has identified as critical to the education, health, and well-being of its students.  These two needs are the rebuilding of Carquinez Middle School, and completion of the renovation of John Swett High School.  The following is an explanation of the needs.

·         Measure M is a $52 Million School Facilities Bond ($40 million to rebuild Carquinez MS on the current property in Crockett, and $12 million to complete the renovation of John Swett HS).

·         The money can only be used for the expressed purposes of facilities projects at Carquinez MS and John Swett HS as outlined in the bond language.  No funds can be spent on administrative salaries.

·         After completion of a series of inspections and tests, in the fall of 2013 the structural engineering firm of Holmes Culley issued a report citing significant concerns as to the “seismic deficiencies” of the Carquinez MS facility in the event of a major earthquake.  The report is available to the public on the JSUSD website under Community Relations/Resources, Carquinez Facility Information 2013-14, Holmes Culley Structural.

·         In the early spring of 2014 the architectural firm of Quattrocchi Kwok was retained to complete a feasibility study, including a cost analysis of a renovation of the CMS facility (meeting DSA, ADA and CDE requirements and guidelines*) as well as a cost estimate to rebuild a new CMS facility on the existing property in Crockett. 

·         The cost estimate to renovate the existing CMS facility as outlined above came in at $45 million.  There is no $12-15 million solution that accomplishes the aforementioned requirements and guidelines, or addresses additional concerns including traffic flow and a modern learning environment for the District’s middle school students. 

·         The estimate to rebuild a new facility on the same property, including a competition gymnasium to be utilized by both CMS and JSHS, came in at $40 million.  The Quattrocchi Kwok Feasibility Report and conceptual design are also available on the JSUSD website under Community Relations/Resources, Carquinez Facility Information 2013-14, CMS Feasibility Study.

·         In March of 2014 the JSUSD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to put Measure M on the ballot for November 4, 2014.

·         If passed, Measure M would increase property taxes $59 per $100,000 of assessed property value.

* DSA:  California Division of State Architecture

ADA:  Americans with Disabilities Act

CDE:  California Department of Education


Welcome to John Swett High School

How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

1. Apply for admission to college by the due date.

2. Apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. Your parents should also apply for a PIN so they can electronically sign your FAFSA

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2014, or by the specified date of a specific college, some require the paperwork by the application due date. This form is required for all federal student aid eligibility and for the Cal Grant program.The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov or from your high school.

4. Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (not required by every school, but by most private schools) by March 2, 2014, or earlier if specified by college. All students who wish to be considered for College funded aid must complete a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. This form requires a processing fee and is available at www.collegeboard.org.

5. If you are a California resident you are encouraged to apply for a Cal Grant administered by the California Student Aid Commission.
To apply for a Cal Grant you must complete a FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the Cal Grant deadline of March 2, 2014. We submit by paper, not electronically.

*Please call the financial aide office of specific colleges for further assistance.


The PSAT Test will be Wednesday Oct. 15th

Please see the counselor Ms. Tassone ASAP to sign up

Daily Announcements

Principal’s Message:

Academics:

John Swett High School is committed to excellence in our academic programs.  We have made tremendous progress dramatically improving our Academic Performance Index (API) this year to 770.  We are dedicated to the preparation of our students to succeed in the 21st century.  We recently were selected for the CAPE program to expand AP offerings at JSHS.

 Press Release:

“Congratulations!  In partnership with the College Board and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), John Swett High within John Swett Unified has been selected to participate in The College Board’s new California AP Potential™ Expansion (CAPE) initiative. The initiative supports the California state law SB 532, passed on September 6th, 2011, which encourages all public high schools to offer at least five AP® courses.  John Swett High was chosen for CAPE because it was noted that there are currently fewer than eight AP courses being offered. Based upon each student’s individual PSAT/NMQST® score report, many students within your school population have strong potential to be successful in AP courses that are currently not offered at your school.”  This is great news for our school and community and was made possible by our dedicated school staff and high achieving students.


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Tuesday, September 23
Girls Volleyball JSHS @ St. Vincents -- St. Patricks
Away Game

JV 5:30 start

VAR 7:00 start
Wednesday, September 24
SHORT WEDNESDAY
DISMISSAL AT 2:15
Friday, September 26
Football Game JSHS @ St. Patricks-St.Vincents

Away Game

JV Game - 4:30pm start

Varsity game- 7:00pm start

Movie Night in the Park - Grease! Sing-a-Long
7:30 PM
Sponsored by John Swett Education Foundation (JSEF) and Crockett Recreation
Alexander Park, Crockett
Bring blankets and layers

Rodeo Hills, Carquinez and JSHS PTA's will sell popcorn, candy and beverages
Sunday, September 28
Family Expo & Health Fair
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hercules Community Center
2100 Refugio Valley Rd

FREE EVENT
Food, FLU SHOTS, Health Screenings, Kids Activities

Today, 9/20/2014
High: 76 Low: 59
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/21/2014
High: 75 Low: 58
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.