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Upcoming Events

January 20th-February 12th: Smencil Gram Fundraiser

January 27th-31st: Literacy Week

January 28th: Wear Yellow for Respect

January 31st: Teacher Inservice Day-Student Holiday

February 7th: Sweetheart Social

February 17th: Presidents Day-Student/Teacher Holiday

February 27th: Chicken Salad Chick Spirit Night 4:00-8:00 pm

 

Old City Pirate Fest

School Hours

8:25 am-2:45 pm

Wednesday (Early Release)
8:25 am-1:45 pm

St. Johns County Mentor Fair

The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD), RSVP of St. Johns County and other local mentor groups will be hosting a mentor fair on Wed., Feb. 5 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., at the Fullerwood Center Auditorium, 10 Hildreth Drive in St. Augustine.

Representatives will be on hand to provide information about mentoring students in the SJCSD.  Mentor training will also be provided to interested individuals and a continental breakfast will be available.

Mentors give approximately 45 minutes per week to meet with a student and support him/her in academic pursuits, and other goals.  No prior experience is required and background screening and training are provided at no cost.  Contact RSVP/Volunteer Services at 904-547-3945, or [email protected] for more details.

School News

Teacher of the Year

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.

Box Tops for Education

Box Top for EducationBring 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

Congratulations to our grade level box top winners!

VPK Opportunities

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. View the official notification.

We Are Going Green!

Recycling LogoWe 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
  • Empty inkjet and laser cartridges
  • Pop tabs from soda cans – to benefit the Ronald McDonald House

*We are award winners for saving energy!

Learn about more ways to help Osceola

Important Yearbook Information

It’s time to order your yearbook!

Pre-Sale for the yearbook begins January 13 and ends on March 13, 2020.

Leonard’s website:          www.leonards.com/yearbooks – Access code:  C482364

In order to guarantee a yearbook, you must order by March 13th.  If we have additional unsold yearbooks, they will be available after yearbooks arrive and sold on a first come-first served basis.

Payment forms are being sent home with students.  You can also pay by sending payment into the school in the provided envelope, but we highly encourage on-line payment.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Burney – 547-3782

Yearbook Ads and Messages

We will now be selling ads for the 2019-20 yearbook.  These are a great way to show your 5th grader how proud you are of them as you send them off to middle school!

For students in 5th grade, parents may purchase a ¼ page ad for $25.00.  These ads can include a message of congratulations and a picture, or you may include a business card and a picture of your student.  Pictures should be no larger than a wallet size and will not be returned.

For students in Pre-K-4th grades, parents may purchase a one-line message for $10.00.  These messages must be limited to no more than 25 words.

The forms are available in the weekly PawPrints publication.

All payments must be payable to OSCEOLA PTO and the deadline to order these is Friday, January 24th by end of the school day.

Smencil Grams

Valentine’s Day Smencils will be available to send to your classmates, friends, and teachers. Smencil Grams cost $1.00 each. Please return your order form(s) and payment by Wednesday, February 12th. All Smencils Grams will be delivered on Friday, February 14th. Download the Smencil Gram Order Form.

We Are An AVID School!

Osceola is proud to be an AVID school!

Policies & Procedures

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

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.

Personal Checks

Envision Payment Solutions™ is pleased to have been selected by St. Johns County School District as its check service provider. Learn more about Envision Payment Solutions.

Late Arrival

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. Please click the button below for more information.

Attendance

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.

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.

Osceola Elementary
Guiding Principles

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.

Vision Statement

Better Never Quits

Character Counts! Run / Walk

February 1, 2020 at 9am

Walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts are invited to participate in the CHARACTER COUNTS! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9 a.m.

The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School. Register before January 1 and receive a $5 discount!

School Access

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.

FortifyFL App

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.