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.
September 16 – October 18
It’s time to turn in your clipped Box Tops for our Fall contest! Use the attached collection sheet to turn in 25
clipped box tops at a time. Don’t quite have 25? No problem! Just put what you have in an envelope and send it
to school with your child’s name, teacher, and grade written on it.
And download the all new Box Tops for Education App on your smart phone to collect even more Box Tops.
Just scan your receipts and earn credits for our school. In order for your child to get credit for box tops from
scanned receipts, simply take a screenshot of your app showing box tops earned from Sept 16 – Oct 18 and
email it to [email protected]. Be sure to include your child’s name, teacher and grade in the email.
Prizes will be awarded to the student who collects the most Box Tops from each grade. Some of the prizes
Gift certificate to Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Gift certificate to ride the Red Train
Gift card to Not Another Game Store
And teacher’s, we didn’t forget about you. The teacher of the top student in each grade level also gets a prize!
Some of the prizes include:
Gift card to Grower’s Alliance Coffee
Gift from St. Augustine Spa
Gift Card from The Lovely Pearl Tattoo Studio
Last but not least – the class who collects the most Box Tops gets a
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!
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.
FAQs for a safe and secure arrival and dismissal time for our children
Why do I need to keep my child’s name tag on the dashboard all the way through the line?
• Since we have many adults and safety patrols helping students out of and into the cars, it is extremely helpful if we know the names of the students and their grade level.
• Our staff members can determine the grade level by the color of the car tag, PreK students as well.
• The PreK tags must be on the dashboard/mirror for our traffic staff to know that the car is allowed into the parking lot prior to the general dismissal students.
Why do the name tags need to be on the passenger side?
• The adults who call your child’s name are on the passenger side of the vehicle. If the tag is not visible to them, they will not know to call your child’s name.
Why can’t I stop anywhere in the line? Why do I need to move up when my child is close to my car?
• It is very important for the car line to fill up completely for as many cars as possible to fill the space. This way the car line will move faster and smoother.
Why do I need to hang up the phone when I am in the car rider line?
• According to law enforcement, Florida is a “hands free” state. It is against the law to be on the phone or texting while driving.
• Furthermore, it is very unsafe for you, our children, other cars, and the members of the staff who are on duty to provide a safe and secure arrival and dismissal for your children.
Should I wait at the crosswalk or can I walk my student over at any point of the line?
• Parents and students must always move to the crosswalk which is supervised by a staff member in order to safely cross when the staff member signals.
• Not doing this is a danger to you, your child and the cars that are moving through the line.
• It is also a good way to model “following directions” to your child.
Why can’t I park and walk up to the area where my child is standing?
• We have a procedure for picking children up from school.
• We do not allow for parents to pick children up from the line due to the fact that this would go against our procedures and does not provide a safe, secure and orderly dismissal process.
Why can’t I get out of the car while in the car rider line?
• It takes more time when parents get out of the car and this holds up the progress.
• It is also a safety concern.
Why can’t I send anyone to pick up my child? Why is my ID necessary?
• Whoever picks up your child must be on the emergency pick-up card.
• Everyone must provide their identification.
• While you may be known to one person at the front desk, there are others who may work at the front desk but they may not know you. This is why it is mandatory that an ID be presented each time.
What happens if my child is late to school and everyone has gone inside?
• You will need to walk your child into the building to check him/her in to school.
• You should not let your child come in alone as that is a safety concern.
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.
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 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 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.
What is SchoolPay?
September 24th-October 8th: Charleston Wrap Fundraiser
September 26th: AVID Open House for 1st, 3rd and 5th, 5:30 pm
October 11th: First Quarter Ends
October 18th: Fall Festival 5:00-7:00 pm
October 22: Individual Picture Retakes
October 31st: Character Parade 9:00 am
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!
Click picture to learn more
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 Clear here for a list of Box Top 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!