Welcome to Osceola Elementary School
Home of the Wildcats
Coming this 2018-2019 school year!!
Osceola Wildcats now is the time to start saving your Box Tops to earn a “Pawsome” bracelet and help earn money for our school. Box Tops is one of our best fundraisers for our school and we want to continue that success this year. For every sheet of 25 Box Tops that you turn in you will receive a “Pawsome” bracelet. Please click here for a Box Top sheet.
Please click on the link below for the 2018-2019 Registration Packet. You must have ALL documents at the time of registration, including:
To be eligible for public kindergarten in the SJCSD, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. Parents must register children at the school they are zoned for the 2018-2019 school year. To find your school, enter your street address on the Attendance Zone Locator at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/zoning.
For additional information on registration and zoning, visit www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/student/enrollment/ or contact the Student Services Department at 904-547-7598.
If you have any questions regarding registration requirements, please contact Lucie Winchester at (904)547-3786.
We look forward to meeting you and are excited to welcome you and your student to the Osceola Wildcat Family!
If you have not already done so we encourage you to enroll your child in the full-day, tuition free opportunity available to your student. The voluntary pre-kindergarten program is available to any child age 4 (before September 1, 2018). Your student’s participation in a VPK program offered by SJCSD offers them early literacy skills achieved through an engaging curriculum that is taught by school district certified teachers. The Full day VPK Program is available at Osceola Elementary, Crookshank Elementary and The Webster School. Spaces are limited and the free full day program will fill up quickly.
For more information or to register please contact the Early Childhood Services Department at 547-8965. Please do not miss this opportunity!
Osceola Elementary School Mission Statement:
Osceola Elementary will be a family of learners working to become successful in academic and social settings. By nurturing determination, grit, and a growth mindset in all students, we will create life-long learners.
Better Never Quits
Character Counts Week : “Growing Gratitude”
Oct 22 – 26.
This year’s theme: Growing Gratitude. Studies show that one of the best ways to improve our lives is to be more grateful. Gratitude increases over health, happiness, attitude, productivity, decision-making skills and improves our relationships. Being GRATEFUL is a great way to let your good character shine through.
What to wear:
Mon 10/22: Your favorite color of character.
Tues 10/23 – 10/25: Tee shirts with a positive character messages.
Fri 10/26: Crazy for Character. Crazy socks, positive messages, character colors.
Sat 10/27: Your work clothes for “Make a Difference Day”
New this Year! Osceola Elementary Absent Form. Parents use this form when your student has been absent from school. Osceola Absent Form
For the 2018-2019 school year, Osceola Elementary will once again be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision program. This means all students can be served breakfast and lunch for no charge. See the official notification here.
Congratulations to Ashley Cousins, Teacher of the Year, Emily Blum, Rookie Teacher of the Year, and Isalee Mier, Employee of the Year.
School Access Form
Everyone that enters our school MUST have filled out a “School Access Form”(parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors) This must be done to participate or volunteer in school activities such as: lunch, field trips, volunteering in the classroom, attending award ceremonies …anything that takes you past the front office! To complete the School Access Form, please click here School Access Form
District policy: “Any person passing beyond the front office area must show a valid driver’s license or state identification card.”
If you’re not sure if you are cleared, please contact Sheila Lawshe at 904-547-3780
OSCEOLA EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
Heather O’Mara-Extended Day Coordinator
Office hours: 10:00-6:00 (904) 547-3789
The Osceola Extended Day Program is a community service available to ALL Osceola students. Extended doors open at 3:15 and close at 6:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday doors open at 2:15 and close at 6:00. Service is not provided after 6:00. Please include a backup person on your emergency contact list as situations may arise. Morning care is available at 7:00 A.M. for an additional fee. Children enrolled in the program are provided with closely supervised group activities that are grade and age level appropriate. Children are provided with free play and a snack immediately following the regular school day. Time is also provided to do homework with assistance from an Extended Day staff member.
The Osceola Extended Day Program is totally self-supporting. The program does not receive funds from District, State or Federal agencies. According to the Florida Constitution (Article VII, Section 10), all fees must be paid in advance of services. Payment is requested by check or money order made payable to Osceola Extended Day. If cash is the form of payment, please bring the exact amount. Fees for daily extended day care include a snack with juice every day. Fees are to be paid on a monthly 10 equal payments. All payments are due on or before the 15th of each month. Payments received after the 15th will be charged a late fee of $5.00. The St. Johns County School District has secured the services of Envision Payment Solutions. This agency offers services to collect for checks returned by the bank due to insufficient funds, closing of accounts, etc. They can be reached at 1877-290-5460 regarding questions about returned checks.
For an Extended Day Registration Form for the 2018-2019 school year please click here
Envision Payment Solutions™ is pleased to have been selected by St. Johns County School District as its check service provider. Please click here for more information.
October 12th: First Quarter Ends October 15th: Teacher Planning Day, Student Holiday October 16th: Math Night, 6:00 October 18th: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 5:30-7:30 October 19th: Fall Festival, 5:00-7:00 pm October 23rd: Picture Retakes October 31st: Character Book Parade, 9:00 am November 5th-9th: Book Fair November 12th: Veterans Day-Student/Teacher Holiday Every Wednesday is Early Release~Students Dismissed at 1:50 Every Friday is School Spirit Day
If you are in need of an interpreter for an event at Osceola, we ask you to send a request in writing at least two weeks in advance to the date of your event. We will do our very best to secure an interpreter, but need your help in asking to notify us as far in advance as you can to assure we are able to have an interpreter in place. Please communicate these requests with your child’s teacher and they will pass them on to the office for processing.
We also ask your consideration and let us know ASAP should you need to cancel a prearranged interpreter. This is an additional expense to the SJCSD so we appreciate you helping us to be conscious of these costs.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-2:50
Wednesday (early release) 8:30-1:50
School Phone Numbers
Main Office: 547-3780
Extended Day: 547-3789
PPU Car Tags
Please email Sheila Lawshe to request a new PPU car tag.
Click the link below to access District Informational Flyers:Releasing Students From School: Parents this is just a reminder, per SJCSD Policy:If the person requesting the release of the student is a person other than a parent or guardian listed on the emergency contact form, we shall not release the student without the consent of the parent or guardian who is listed on the emergency contact form. –Change in transportation and checkout procedures If you need to change your child’s transportation, please send in a hand written note to the teacher or click here: Change Transportation Do not call the school. We will not accept change in transportation request over the phone. We accept dismissal changes up until 2:00 pm everyday except Wednesdays. 1:00 pm is the deadline on Wednesdays. A drivers license or State ID is required at all times when on school property and when checking your student out. No Checkouts after 2:20 on Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday. No checkouts after 1:20 on Wednesday.
Absences From School If your child is absent from school, a parent/guardian must turn in a written/signed note within 48 hours for the absence to be considered excused. Phone calls will not be accepted. SJCSD Attendance Policy
Osceola is proud to be an AVID school!
We are going Green! And earning money for the school too! Please save the following items to benefit our school and the environment:
Box Tops Click here for a list of products
Empty inkjet and laser cartridges
Pop tabs from soda cans- to benefit the Ronald McDonald House
*We are award winners for saving energy!