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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.

Upcoming Events

October 26th-November 8th: Scholastic Online Book Fair

October 30th: First Quarter Ends

November 3rd: Teacher Planning Day-Student Holiday

November 4th: Tijuana Flats Spirit Night 5:00-8:00 pm

November 11th: Veteran’s Day-Student/Teacher Holiday

November 18th: Report Cards Issued

November 24th: Wear Purple for Citizenship

November 25th-27th: Thanksgiving Break-Student/Teacher Holiday

December 8th: Interims Issued

December 15th: Wear any color for your favorite Pillar of the month

December 21st-January 1st: Winter Break – Student/Teacher Holiday

January 4th: Classes Resume

January 18th: Martin Luther King Day – Student/Teacher Holiday

Red Ribbon/Bullying Awareness Week October 26-30

Monday, October 26th:“Be Happy, Be Caring, Be Drug Free” Wear something Red

Tuesday, October 27th: Character Counts Day. Wear Green from head to toe, being RESPONSIBLE is the way to go.

Wednesday, October 28th: “Team Up Against Drugs” Wear your favorite sports uniform, or favorite team shirt

Thursday, October 29th: “Be a Superhero!” Dress up as a SUPERHERO or a real life hero who stands up for what is right.

Friday, October 30th: “Those Who Say no to Drugs are Fa-BOO-lous” Dress up like a book character or vocabulary word.

K Kids Thanksgiving Food Drive

 Who: Osceola K- Kids

What: We are collecting all canned and boxed non-perishable food items

When: October 26th – November 19th

Where: The collection table is in front of the Media Center

Why: We will donate all collected food to a local food bank in need of donations to support local families

Dear families,

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from October 26- November 8. All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.

You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

                                       

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wildcatwillie



Happy reading,

 

OSCEOLA PTO!


*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

 

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

Change in Instructional Model for 2020-2021 School Year

 

School Photos For Distance learners

Many of you have been excited to have your distance learner’s school picture taken this year.  Please read and follow the directions below to have your child’s picture taken.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school office at 904-547-3780.

Leonard’s Studios is happy to welcome our distance learners into our Senior Portrait Studios.  This is for all distance learners of any trade who attend a Leonard’s school.  There are two links below.  Please choose the studio that you would like, and then click the link.  All instructions are in the link. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our representative, Lisa Urban at [email protected] or 904-671-3179.

Here is the link for the St. Augustine sign up.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/LeonardsStAugustine

 

Here is the sign-up sheet for our Jacksonville Studio.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/LeonardsJacksonville

Please click the link and sign up for your time.

We will be adding dates as these fill up. If you do not find availability of the date and time you are looking for, please just check back as additional dates are added.

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 12:55. 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.

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.

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.    

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.

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

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

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!

Recycling LogoWe 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)

The St. Johns County School District curriculum department formally announces the review process for the 2020-2021 Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA). 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 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.

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.