Welcome to Osceola Elementary School
Home of the Wildcats
School Phone Numbers
Main Office: 547-3780
Extended Day: 547-3789
8:25 am-2:45 pm
Wednesday (Early Release) 8:25 am-1:45 pm
Congratulations to OES 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Iwona Bielaszka, Employee of the Year Bobby Brill and Rookie Teacher of the Year Monica Highman.
Bring in 25 box tops on our Box Top sheet or a piece of paper and receive a Paw Bracelet for every 25 sent it. Click here for a Box Top sheet.
Congratulations to our grade level box top winners.
Mark your calendar! The American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge event, formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart, will begin soon! To get ready, help your child sign up at heart.org/kidsheartchallenge or search “Kids Heart Challenge” in your app store to download the app and register. Your child will earn a FREE powerband for registering online, AND you can help our class win the classroom challenge! The class with the most students registered online will win! Please help us!
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, 2019). 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!
Community Eligibility Provision Program
For the 2019-2020 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.
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
The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meets four times per year to inform the school district about ways in which we can improve our efforts in serving our gifted students. Parents of K-12 gifted students from throughout the district are encouraged to come to all of the meetings.
Please join us at our next meeting which will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 21 at Pacetti Bay Middle School (245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092). We will meet in the PE Multi-Purpose Room. Hope to see you there!
St. Johns County School District
Attention Osceola Parents!
FAQs for a safe and secure arrival and dismissal time for our children
School Visitation Update
This is just a reminder that anyone who enters our school (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle, grandparents) must have school access to attend an event at Osceola. This includes having lunch with a student, volunteering in classrooms, attend an awards assembly, field trips, conferences..etc. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take 4 to 6 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.
If you’re not sure if you are cleared, please contact Sheila Lawshe at 904-547-3780
District policy: “Any person passing beyond the front office area must show a valid driver’s license or state identification card.”
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 6:45 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. 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 2019-2020 school year please click here
Click here for Extended Day fee schedule
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.
Please be sure to copy your student’s teacher in your email. Dismissal changes can be made by 2:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 1:00pm Wednesdays. Please do not call the school, we will not accept change in transportation request over the phone.
Every Wednesday is Early Release~Students Dismissed at 1:45. Every Friday is School Spirit Day
November 18th: Basketball Game:
Osceola vs Hartley @ Gamble Rogers Middle School
Girls 5:30pm/Boys 6:30pm
November 19th: Red Lobster Spirit Night 5:00-9:00pm
November 21st: Thanksgiving Luncheon: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd and 5th grades. (Parents must be cleared through School Access to attend.)
November 22nd: Family Movie Night & Game Night, Doors Open at 5:30pm
November 27th-29th: Thanksgiving Break-Student/Teacher Holiday
December 3rd: Basketball Game:
Osceola vs Crookshank @Ketterlinus Gym
Girls 5:30pm/Boys 6:30pm
SAC/PTO Meeting 5:30
December 4th: Moe’s Spirit Night
December 9th-December 13th: Holiday Shop
December 12th: Winter Luncheon: 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades. (Parents must be cleared through School Access to attend.)
December 16: Bojangles Spirit Night 5:00-9:00pm
December 20th: Second Quarter/First Semester Ends
December 23rd-Jan 2nd: Winter Break-Student/Teacher Holiday
January 3rd: Teacher Planning Day-Student Holiday
January 6th: Classes Resume for Students/Second Semester Begins
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.
Checkout Procedures: 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.
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.-
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
Parents use this form when your student is absent from school.
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:
Empty inkjet and laser cartridges
Pop tabs from soda cans- to benefit the Ronald McDonald House
*We are award winners for saving energy!