School District News
Summer Stretch Online Learning
This summer we have an awesome opportunity for students called Summer Stretch. The Summer Stretch program has exciting activities in Math, Reading, Science, and Social Skills to stretch their learning all summer long! Official start date is Monday, June 1st. There are multiple activity options to engage your child for up to six weeks, ending Friday, July 10th.
When kids participate in Summer Stretch, they will enjoy
- interactive math games,
- interesting articles to read and videos to watch,
- fun and engaging science activities to complete, and
- relaxing and calming videos and activities to practice social skills.
Schedule & Events
Summer office hours 7:30 – 3:30.
Starting June 15, we will begin the process of allowing people back onto campus and will be taking appointments to meet with parents as needed. Please only come to the school if you have a confirmed appointment. Please note we will be doing health screenings for anyone coming to the school.
August 11th, 12th, 13th: Teacher Inservice Days (2) and Pre-Planning Day
August 24th: Optional Teacher Planning Day
August 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th: Teacher Pre-Planning
August 31st: Students Report to Class
September 7th: Labor Day-Student/Teacher Holiday
October 30th: First Quarter Ends
November 3rd: Teacher Planning Day-Student Holiday
November 11th: Veteran’s Day-Student/Teacher Holiday
November 25th-27th: Thanksgiving Break-Student/Teacher Holiday
Start Of school postponed until august 31
The school calendar for 2020-2021 has been revised to include a student start date of August 31, 2020 and the extension of the school year into June 2021. The purpose of this change is to allow time for schools to build instructional schedules based on current requests by parents and provide an opportunity to monitor COVID-19 virus spread in the hope that cases will begin to decline in St. Johns County during August. More specific calendar adjustments will be made and posted on the district website as approved.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:25-2:45
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.
Policies & Procedures
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Congratulations to our grade level box top winners!
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!
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!
- 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
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 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
- Master Calender 2020-2021 (Updated)
- 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
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2nd.
District-wide registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2nd. Starting on that date, you will be able to click the Register My Child For School button on our school website to complete an online registration form for your child.
Returning Student Verification email forms (snapcodes) will begin sending on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Please note: you may receive your children's snapcodes on different dates, depending on student grade level and the school each child attends.
Current 6th grade students: Snapcodes for all 6th grade students will be sent at a later date due to the tdap vaccination requirement. If your 6th grade student is up to date with all immunizations, including the tdap immunization, and you have an updated copy of their HRS 680 immunization form, you can email [email protected] to request your child's snapcode. Otherwise, all 6th grade snapcodes be sent in the next few weeks.
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.