Please be sure to copy your students teacher on your email. Dismissal changes must be made before 2:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and before 1:00 on Wednesday. Please do not call the school, we do not take dismissal changes over the phone.
updated covid protocol for students
For all COVID related questions, please contact the district Covid team at 904-547-8230.
February 1st: SAC/PTO Meeting 5:30
February 2nd: Early Release Wednesday
February 7th: Teacher Inservice Day – Student Holiday
February 8th: Interims Issued
February 9th: Early Release Wednesday
February 11th: Sweetheart Dance 5:30-7:00 pm
February 16th: Early Release Wednesday
February 17th: PTO McDonald’s Spirit Night 4:00-8:00pm (Epic Theater Location)
February 21st: President’s Day – Student/Teacher Holiday
February 22nd: Class Pictures
Wear Red for Caring
February 23rd: Early Release Wednesday
February 25th: Boosterthon
March 1st: Sac/PTO Meeting 5:30 pm
March 2nd: Early Release Wednesday
March 9th: Early Release Wednesday
March 10th: Third Quarter Ends
March 11th: Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday
March 14th – 18th: Spring Break – Student/Teacher Holiday
March 21st: Classes Resume for Students
March 23rd: PTO Culvers Spirit Night
Early Release Wednesday
March 29th: Report Cards Issued
April 23rd: PTO Pretzel Lady Spirit Night – All Day
GO FOR IT! Join Girls on the Run and learn how to unleash your limitless potential
Open for girls in 3rd-5th grades
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.
Registration opens: January 12th at 6am go to GOTRNEFL.org
Registration closes: February 4th
Register early! All lessons will take place outdoors. If inclement weather we will plan accordingly.
Lessons will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:30 beginning February 15th.
The GIRLS On THE RUN end of season 5K has not been set yet. More info to come.
If you have any questions, please contact coach Kristen Bailey:
Smencils are back!! If your child would like to buy a Smencil, please send the money in to the teacher in an envelope labeled Smencils with your child name. Smencils cost $1.00
Paw Prints OES newsletter
Click on link below for the latest edition of Ancient City Chronicles
New Student Registration
To order your osceola t-shirt, click on the link below and send the form in with your child.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:25-2:45
Returning Student Verification Form
Starting April 12th, Returning Student Verification emails will be sent home to all of our families. This is a secure online portal to make sure all contact information, allergies etc. are correct and to make any corrections if necessary. In addition to updating your info, all current 5th grade families are required to provide updated proof of residency. Any student that does not complete the returning student verification form and provide the required proof of residency will not receive their elementary class assignment.
Proof of Residency Documentation
Lease or Mortgage Statement
Utility bill dated within 30 days
One additional bill with your address such as a cell phone bill, credit card bill, bank statement, vehicle registration, etc.
Policies & 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.
We do not send children to the front office until you have arrived and shown your photo ID to the front office staff.
Your respect for our dismissal policy helps maintain safety and security as we complete attendance/dismissal change/check-out reports accurately before students prepare for and move to their dismissal stations. It is often very difficult to locate students or get them ready to leave early during the last minutes prior to dismissal bell. Teachers and students are completing lessons, packing up, or on the move to dismissal stations.
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.
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.
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. For more information, please view the SJCSD Attendance Policy.
When your child needs to be absent, parents should use the form below to report the absence to the school.
Osceola Absent Form
Request an Interpreter
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.
Adamec Harley Davidson
Anchor Faith Church
Ann O’ Malleys
Bee Augustine (Martha Yamnitz)
BN Plumbing Service Pirate & Treasure Museum
Faith’s Hair Studio (Salon Lofts)
Fountain of Youth Solfit
Green Tea Chinese
Grower’s Alliance Coffee
Metro Dinner Winey Wench
Mi Carnal Restaurant
Monahan Chiropractic Clinics
Nail by Gigi
Old Town Trolley
Old Towne Toys
One Twenty-Three Burger House
Panera Bread Company
Parties ‘N Motion
Pizzalley’s on St. George
Publix Super Markets
Ready Set Play
Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
St. Augustine Lighthouse
St. Augustine Mobile Detailing
The Pretzel Lady
The Spanish Military Hospital
Zach Tax & Sunshine Realty
St. Johns County School District Head Start provides a free pre-school program and comprehensive health and social services to eligible three- and four-year-old children and their families living in St. Johns County. Head Start is for income eligible families, proof of income is required.
Box Tops for Education
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. Download a Box Top sheet
Teacher of the Year – Mrs. Twine
Rookie Teacher of the Year – Ms. Barlotta
Ms. Finch – School Related Employee of the Year
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, 2021). 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!
What's Happening at OES
We Are An AVID School!
Osceola is proud to be an AVID school!
Community Eligibility Provision Program
For the 2021-2022 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. View the official notification.
We Are Going Green!
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 – View a list of Box Top Products
- Pop tabs from soda cans – to benefit the Ronald McDonald House
*We are award winners for saving energy!
Extended Day Program
Heather O’Mara – Extended Day Coordinator
Office Hours: 10:00-6:00
Registration for Extended Day for the 2021-2022 school year will start April 5th.
The Osceola Extended Day Program is a community service available to Osceola students in grades K-5th. Extended day 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.
School District News
2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics UPDATE
St. Johns County School District curriculum department representatives and adoption committee members have completed the review process for the Instructional Materials Adoption for Math. On January 25, 2022, the School Board will conduct a public hearing to receive comment from the community regarding the final list of recommendations for instructional resources for this adoption. The public is invited to attend this hearing. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the District Administrative Building located at 40 Orange Street in St. Augustine.
We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to:
- View the resources that are being considered for adoption.
- Find out how to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team.
- Learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption.
B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation
The purpose of the video is to provide parents and community members with information about the new B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and math. The video also explains the timeline for the implementation of the new standards.
Apply Now for the SJCCA Program at R.J. Murray Middle School
Families of Current SJCSD 5th Graders,
All rising 6th grade students are eligible to apply for admission to the award-winning St. Johns County Center for the Arts (SJCCA) at R.J. Murray Middle School. For over 20 years, SJCCA has been a county and state leader in arts instruction. SJCCA students consistently receive the highest ratings and awards at regional and state competitions. Students who attend SJCCA programs have the opportunity to learn and perform at prestigious locations including the St. Augustine Amphitheater, Broadway, and Walt Disney World. SJCCA students often continue to future arts success at prestigious post-secondary institutions.
To learn more about SJCCA, please visit the MMS SJCCA website or attend one of the following informational sessions:
- Tuesday, January 18th at 6pm - Virtual Meeting
- Wednesday, January 19th at 6pm at Allen D. Nease High School
- Thursday, January 27th at 6pm at R.J. Murray Middle School
Ready to Apply?All rising 6th graders may apply by completing the general application in Home Access Center (HAC) until February 10, 2022. Auditions at R. J. Murray Middle School will occur on February 7, 2022.
- Master Calender 21-22
- Student Code of Conduct 20-21
- St. Johns County Exceptional Student Services (ESE) Website
- Registering your child at Osceola
- Lunch Menu
- Home Access Center (HAC)
- St. Johns County Bullying Prevention Resources
- Student Websites
- School Access Form
- Extended Day
- Parent Resource Guide
- Music Performance Group Opportunities
- Healthcare and Insurance Information
- Florida Standards
- Transportation Waiver
- Year at a Glance Pacing Guide
- School Improvement Plan 2019-2020
- Parent Guide To Multi-Tiered System Of Supports
- All Student Progress Plan
- Use of Service Animals by Individuals with Disabilities
- School – Parent Compact Brochure
- Parental Involvement Brochure
- Student Code of Conduct Letter 2021-2022
- Class Size Letter
- 21-22 Elementary Choice Letter
- School Safety Letter 2021-22
- Economic Security Report Summary
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
FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.
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.