2018-2019 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
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.
Along with Kindergarten Registration, parents may also register students for VPK. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1st, 2018 and must provide documentation listed above to qualify. VPK spaces are limited. Once they are filled, please contact Early Childhood Services at 904-547-8965 for further information.
If you have any questions regarding registration requirements, please contact
Lucie Winchester at
We look forward to meeting you and are excited to welcome you and your student to the Osceola Wildcat Family!
Parents use this form when your student has been absent from school. Osceola Absent Form
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
If you’re not sure if you are cleared, please contact Sheila Lawshe at 904-547-3780 or email [email protected]
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’s Box Top Tournament
Osceola will have a Box Top collection competition beginning October 23rd and concluding on October 27th. Osceola’s top collector per grade level will be rewarded for their contributions to our school. Students will earn a “PAWsome” bracelet for each complete sheet turned in. Sheets must have student’s name, grade level, and teacher before being turned in to the office.
This year we will have quarterly competitions. Box Tops is one of our best fundraisers for our school and we want to continue that success this year.
Thank you for helping our school earn money with Box Tops!
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
FOOD THAT’S IN WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT! Any Student who is 18 years of age or younger may receive free, nutritious meals at Osceola Elementary School (June 1st-July 25th) or SOLOMON CALHOUN CENTER (June 4th-July 20th) during the summer months. Please dial 211 to inquire about the serving times or any additional locations serving meals.
To provide educational and therapeutic summer services to primary school aged children with special needs in a fun and safe environment. We are now offering summer camp sessions to the siblings! By doing this, we hope to help alleviate the burden on parents by keeping their children in one location, provide comfort to the camper with special needs by having someone familiar nearby, and include the sibling(s) by offering them companionship with other siblings who walk in their shoes.
June 11 – August 3 (Monday – Friday), camp is closed the week of July 2-6
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with extended day available 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Entering kindergarten – 5th grade (this includes siblings)
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the links related to registering your camper and his/her sibling(s). You will want to secure your camper’s spot early because openings are limited. Initial registration is done online. The additional forms need to be completed and submitted to [email protected].
SUMMER MARINE SCIENCE PROGRAM
Applications for the summer Marine Science Program were passed out at all schools during the week of February 12th. Applications were due back to science teachers by February 28th . Applications can still be downloaded at any time from the website prior to April 15th at http://www-grms.stjohns.k12.fl.us/ and click on the Marine Science link. The link also will have a complete day by day curriculum for each grade level, parent information, and a video from last year’s program.
This summer program is available to all students currently in grades five through seven and has been sponsored by the school district since 1982. Three eight day sessions are held at Gamble Rogers Middle School with bus transportation provided. The dates for the three sessions this summer will be May 29th through June 7th, June 11th through June 21st , and June 25th through July 6th. Small classes of 12-14 students are separated by grade level. All instructors in the program are St. Johns County School District teachers.
The Marine Science Program is a carefully designed experience for responsible students who are interested in learning about our local marine environments. Learning is “hands on” in the field with students kayaking, canoeing, boating, hiking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, (stand up paddleboarding), etc. Specific grade level activities and curriculum are attached to the applications and are also available from the website.
More information about the program can be had by emailing [email protected]
Congratulations to Osceola’s Teacher of the Year, Kathleen Hunting! Today she was visited by a contingency of well-wishers led by Bucky the Beaver and Mr. Forson to announce that she is one of four finalists for the District Teacher of the Year!! We are very proud of her and her accomplishments! #BetterNeverQuits
Congratulations to Nurse Krystle (Employee of the Year), Ms. Studivant (Rookie Teacher of the Year) and Mrs. Hunting (Teacher of the Year).
Congratulations to our Outstanding Volunteers of the Year:
Adult: Shelly Erb
Senior: Mary Rieder
Youth: Justin Lawshe
Parent Accreditation Survey
Parents to meet the Accreditation requirements for the district we are asking for all parents/guardians to complete the Parent Accreditation Survey. The purpose of this survey is to find out your beliefs and opinions about your child’s school. Your responses will be completely confidential. Thank you.
Have you heard we are offering free breakfast and lunch for our students this year?
View CEP Household Letter to learn more.
Our students received an awesome welcome to school when they were greeted by the PMHS Pride Patrol.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-2:50
Wednesday (early release) 8:30-1:50
Main Office: 547-3780
Mark your calendarApril 24th: Interims Issued April 26th: Panera Bread Spirit Night, 4:00-8:00 May 7th-11th: Teacher Appreciation Week May 7th-30th: SchoolKids Fundraiser May 8th: Night of the Arts, 5:30-7:30 May 15th: 3rd-5th Grade Talent Show May 24th: Last Day for Students. Report Cards Issued May 25th: Last Day for Teachers Every Wednesday is Early Release~Students Dismissed at 1:50 Every Friday is School Spirit Day
Click the link below to access District Informational Flyers:–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
School Supply List 17/18 ESE Supply List VPK Supply List Supply List K-5th
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!