K-5th Grade Supply List
Pre-K Supply List
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year.
“Enrollment is open at this time for 2019-2020 school year. If you are a new student to St. Johns County School District, VPK, or Kindergarten student you must go to the district web site and enroll your child. There are no paper based registrations. You must go online. Every parent should have an email address and a password to start an account for enrollment. The power School program works on all computers and smartphones. Please click on the Registraton tab at the top of the page to register. We have limited space for VPK and spots are filling fast.
First Day of School for Kindergarten:
All Kindergartners will have a staggered start. Between Monday, August 12th and Thursday, August 15th your kindergarten student will attend one day of school. On Friday, August 16th the entire kindergarten class will attend together. You will receive a letter in the mail with your child’s staggered start date.
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.
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!
2018-2019 Mathmatics Adoption
The St. Johns County School District is currently conducting the review process for the 2018-2019 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics. Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to review the available resources.
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
New District Wide Elementary School Hours Starting 2019-2020 School Year
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:25-2:45
Wednesday (early release) 8:25-1:45
Attention Osceola Parents!
For student safety, if your child is late to school (after 8:25), you must park and walk your child into the building and sign in at the front office.
Hello Osceola Family,
As many of you already know every year we have parents verify a returning student verification form and return it to the school. The St. Johns County School District now does this process electronically. So you should have received an email or a letter with your child’s snapcode on it. This code will allow you to go to your student’s page. You will be able to let us know if your child is returning and then you will be able to update information such as phone numbers or contacts. When you have verified the information you will submit. These verifications must be completed to ensure your child is enrolled for the upcoming school year 2019-2020. Thanks for all your help.
Also uprising 6th graders must submit 3 proofs of residence to complete their requirements for Middle School.
FOOD THAT’S IN WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT! Any Student 18 years of age or younger may receive free, nutritious meals at the following locations Osceola Elementary School (June 3rd-July 26th) or Otis Mason Elementary School (June 10th– July12th) or The SOLOMON CALHOUN CENTER (June 3rd-July 19th) during the summer months. Please dial 211 to inquire about the serving times or any additional locations serving meals.
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.”
Please make sure to bring your identification with you when entering our school to go beyond the front desk or pick-up a child.
Community Eligibility Provision Program
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.
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. 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 2019-2020 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.
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Summer Office Hours
During the Summer five day work week ( May 28 – July 26) the office hours for all schools and District departments for public access are 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. These hours support District’s energy cost savings effort.
August 1st: Optional Teacher Planning Day
August 2nd: Teacher Inservice/Planning Day
August 5th-9th: Teacher Pre-Planning
August 6th: Teacher Inservice Day
August 8th: Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House 5:30-7:00 pm
August 9th: 1st-5th Grade Open House 8:00-11:00 am
August 12th: Students Report to Class
September 2nd: Labor Day-Student/Teacher Holiday
October 11th: First Quarter Ends
EMAIL DISMISSAL CHANGES
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
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.
School Phone Numbers
Main Office: 547-3780
Extended Day: 547-3789
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 Absent Form
Osceola is proud to be an AVID school!
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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!
Other Ways to Help Osceola
Character Counts at Osceola!