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Adjustment to Wednesday dismissal time

Beginning Wednesday, October 14th there will be a 50- minute adjustment to dismissal. All elementary schools will be dismissed at 12:55 pm. Click  here to read an important  message from Superintendent Forson.

(Please note: That starting Wednesday, January 27, 2021, we will return to normal Early Release time of 1:45pm.)

Upcoming Events

January 25th: Second Quarter Ends/First Semester Ends

January 26th: Wear Yellow for Respect

January 29th: Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday

February 5th: Report Cards Issued

February 15th: Presidents Day – Student/Teachers Holiday

February 23rd: Wear Red for Caring

March 17th-19th: Spring Break – Student/Teacher Holiday

March 22nd: Classes Resume for Students

April 2nd: Holiday – Student/Teacher Holiday

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

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 

January 25-29, 2021

Osceola Elementary

 Humanity Tells a Story, What’s Your Chapter?

Monday,

January 25

**Tip Your Hat to Your Neighbor

Students and staff wear their favorite hat and… jeans.

 

** Kilowatt Kitchen Virtual Assembly

Tuesday,

January 26

** How can my chapter show respect for others?”

Students and staff wear Yellow for Respect and… jeans.

 

** Bookmark your Chapter

Students color in their own bookmark.

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 27

**Wild About Others

Students and staff wear wild clothes, socks, and… jeans.

 

**Stop, Drop and Read

Classes find time to stop and read at some point during the day.

Thursday,

January 28

** Humanity Chain of Kindness

Students will write an “act of kindness” they can do for others on a strip of construction paper.  The chain will be displayed in the front hallway.

** Reading is Everywhere

Students and staff wear shirts with words and… jeans.

 

 

Friday,

January 29

**Teacher Inservice Day- student holiday

 

Click on the link below for everything distance learning

start of school grade level information

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:25-2:45

Wednesday 8:25-12:55

Returning Student Verification Form

Starting at the end of March, 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.

Back to school letters

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 12:20 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.    

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.

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.

Head Start

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.

School News

Congratulations to our amazing Principal, Mrs. Waldrop. She has been selected by her peers to represent  SJCSD as the Outstanding Principal Achievement Award winner.

Spelling Bee Winner: Amelia Connors

Runners Up: Ally Kokjohn & Juan Rodriguez

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

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, 2020). 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 2020-2021 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:

*We are award winners for saving energy!

Learn about more ways to help 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.

School District News

2020-2021 Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA)

St. Johns County School District curriculum department representatives and adoption committee members have completed the review process for the Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA). On January 26, 2021, 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. Committees composed of teachers, district content experts, parents and community members compiled the lists. 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.

View the final recommended selections and links to the selections. If you would like access to available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. when district offices are open.

Board action on the final recommendations for English Language Arts instructional materials is expected to take place at the School Board meeting in February.

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

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.