Welcome to Palencia Elementary School!

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Message from
Captain Goodrich

Hello Pirate Families,
It has been another amazing school year. Thank you for your support and partnership
as we work to enhance educational programs, relationships, and the school facility at
PES each year. We have much to be proud of.
Over the summer, the school’s administrative office will be open from 8:00 AM – 3:30
PM, Monday – Friday. As new families move into your neighborhoods, please encourage them to register their children online ASAP. Identifying new students EARLY in the summer will prevent the need to open new classes and hire additional personnel once the school year has already started. FSA scores for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are not in yet. They will be posted on HAC(Home Access Center) once the district receives them. State Statute requires that 3rd grade FSA Reading scores must be in on or before May 31st. 2019-2020 school supply lists will be available on our website in the weeks ahead.
Save the date for “Meet the Teacher” Kindergarten – Thursday, August 8th
5:30 – 7:00 PM
1st– 5th graders on Friday, August 9th               8:00 – 11:00 AM
First day of school Monday, August 12th

School hours next year will be as follows:
Student arrival: 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM
Tardy bell: 8:25 AM (All students should be in their seats, ready to learn at this time.)
Dismissal: 2:45 PM (Wednesdays – Early release at 1:45 PM)
Wishing you all well this summer. My “homework” for you is to laugh and make lifetime memories with your children.

Together in Education,
Catherine Goodrich


Important Information

School Access / Volunteer: To attend school functions and have school access during the school day you must be an approved volunteer.
~Click here to fill out application   

Dismissal.Absence Change form. 

Early Check Out:  For the safety of all students, children may not be checked out of school after 2:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday and 1:15 on Wednesday.    Please use the Dismissal Absence Change form for early dismissal and all absences.         

Change in Afternoon Transportation If you need to change the way your child goes home in the afternoon, we must receive a written note or email from your listed email address to your child’s teacher AND to [email protected] before 2:00 pm (1:00 pm on Wednesdays).  We cannot accept phone calls for those changes.  Changes in afternoon transportation should only be for emergency situations.  Thank you for your understanding.

Attendance:  Please let Lauren Leddy, school registrar, know if your child will be absent by emailing her [email protected]     

Did you move recently? Please notify the school immediately of your new address by completing the
 SJCSD Change of Address Form
and submit with documentation to
Mrs. Lauren LeddyDistrict ELL Plan 2016-2019

SchoolMessenger provides parents/guardians with a mobile app and website which allows them to view and listen to previous messages and to verify their phone numbers. SchoolMessenger also lets parents/guardians select which modes of communication they prefer (voice/text/email) based on the type of message being sent
Click here to register SchoolMessenger




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Summer Office Hours

During the Summer ( May 28 – July 26) the office hours for all schools and District departments for public access are
7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
These hours support the District’s energy cost savings effort.

Meet the Teacher 
Kindergarten – Thursday, August 8th
5:30 – 7:00 PM
1st– 5th graders on Friday, August 9th
8:00 – 11:00 AM

First Day of School
Grades 1-5  Monday, August 12
Kindergarten staggered start

2019-2020 Kindergarten Parents!

Kindergarten and New SJCSD Family Registration NOW OPEN ONLINE

Visit https://www-pes.stjohns.k12.fl.us/registration
for more information. Once online registration is completed, please call the front desk at 904-547-4010 to schedule a verification appointment.

VPK is not offered at PES

Supply lists for 2019-20
click on the link below
Supply lists 2019-20

Art Supply list 2019-2020

The St. Johns County School District is now open to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment. PES participated in a pilot program within our school district a couple of years ago. The 1:1 computer pilot provided a device for each student.  Unfortunately, funding does not allow our school district to maintain this environment. Our stakeholders, however, support maintaining the 1:1 environment. Therefore, we are providing information for a personal device. Please know this is an optional item. District issued devices will continue to be available in our classrooms. Students will access the district devices in various situations, sometimes independently and sometimes sharing the device in a collaborative team. As our enrollment increases, and our inventory ages, we are hoping that many of our families will participate in the BYOD Program so that our device to student ratio remains as low as possible. The program overview and product specifications are available at the websites below. Again, this is an optional purchase and we appreciate your consideration.

        Palencia Elementary Device Policy
Prefers that you get a PC not a MAC.
No Chromebooks.

Grades K-1 recommends an iPad iOS 10.3 or above

Grades 2-5 recommends a Windows 10 Laptop.  See link below.
School Computer suggestion

Clubs & Camps:

See Peachjar flyers & TAB under “For Parents and Students” for clubs and athletics


You can pay for field studies, birthday book club, cafeteria, and more with School Pay. Please note new for 2019-20 school lunch accounts will go through School Pay.





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