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Dismissal Changes

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 Quarantine Call Center at 904-819-1101. Phones will be manned Mon-Fri from 8am – 5pm.

Upcoming Events

November 24th – 26th: Thanksgiving Break – Student/Teacher Holiday

November 30th: Wear Purple for Citizenship

December 1st: Early Release Wednesday

December 8th: Early Release Wednesday

December 6th – 10th: Holiday Shop

December 7th: SAC/PTO Meeting 5:30

December 14th: PTO Zaxby’s Spirit Night 5:00pm -8:00pm

December 15th: Early Release Wednesday

December 21st: Early Dismissal 1:45

Second Quarter/First Quarter Ends

December 22nd – January 4th: Winter Break – Student/Teacher Holiday

January 5th: Teacher Planning Day – Student/Teacher Holiday

January 6th: Classes Resume for Students -Second Semester Begins

January 12th: Early Release Wednesday

January 17th: Martin Luther King Day – Student/Teacher Holiday

January 19th: Report Cards Issued

Early Release Wednesday

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

Boys and Girls Basketball Schedule

Tuesday – Nov 2ndSouthwoods vs OsceolaHarris Gym (Hastings)
   
Tuesday – Nov 9thOsceola vs WebsterMurray Middle 
   
Monday – Nov 15thOsceola vs MasonCalhoun Center
   
Monday – Nov 22ndCrookshank vs OsceolaCalhoun Center
   
Tuesday – Nov 30thOsceola vs HartleyMurray Middle
   
   
Girls Games are at 5:30PM – Girls need to arrive at 5:00PM
   
Boys Games are at 6:30PM – Boys need to arrive at 6:00PM

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.

School Hours

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

Wednesday 8:25-1:45

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

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.

 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.

Osceola Elementary PTO
Osceola Elementary would like to thank our many business partners and sponsors who helped the PTO make Teacher Appreciation Week such a huge success! A big thank you to:
BN Plumbing Service
Zach Tax Realty
Monahan Chiropractic
Anchor Faith Church
County Road Provisions
STA Nutrition

Adamec Harley Davidson
Anchor Faith Church
Ann O’ Malleys
Bee Augustine (Martha Yamnitz)
Belk’s
Black Molly
BN Plumbing Service Pirate & Treasure Museum
Bozard Ford
Carraba’s
Chianti Room
Coconut Barrel
Corner Sushi
Datil Wash
Edible Arrangements
Faith’s Hair Studio (Salon Lofts)
Ford’s Garage
Fountain of Youth Solfit
Green Tea Chinese
Grower’s Alliance Coffee
KeHE Distributors-STA
Kids Krew
Mellow Mushroom
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!
Scenic Cruise
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
St. Augustine Lighthouse
St. Augustine Mobile Detailing
STA Nurtition
Sunset Grille
The Kookaburra
The Pretzel Lady
The Spanish Military Hospital
Tropical Smoothie
Zach Tax & Sunshine Realty

OES

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

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

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, 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:

*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

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

The St. Johns County School District curriculum department formally announces the review process for the 2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation have come from the state adoption bid list and other submitted resources from publishers when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.

Please visit the instructional materials website to view the resources that are being considered for adoption. If you would like access to any 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.

We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947.

To learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption, visit the Florida Department of Education Instructional Materials Website.

B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation

B.E.S.T. Standards PresentationThe 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.

View the B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation


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

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.

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.