At Palencia Elementary we provide a welcoming environment that nurtures leadership, fosters a caring, inclusive setting, and creates joyful passion for life-long learning by combining the best of traditional instruction with contemporary technology.
Palencia Elementary Families,
Our drastically reduced school supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year are attached. In the coming years we hope to continue to reduce this list to reduce the cost of school supplies for our families. The reduction in our supply list is the result of our school’s need to move to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment. PES is a digital school and became a one to one school a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, we are no longer funded to maintain this environment. Our stakeholders overwhelmingly supported maintaining the one to one environment, therefore, we are adding a Personal Device to our supply list. Please know this is an optional item. I would not recommend 2nd or 5th grade families making this purchase, as it is a one year device. Our goal by reducing the supply list is to save our families money when comparing the cost of a device to the traditional supply list over a three year time period. Again, this is an optional purchase. We know that we will not have enough devices to support our increasing enrollment, or our aging inventory, so we are hoping that many of our families will participate in the BYOD Program. The program overview and product specifications are available at the websites below.
New Traffic Pattern:
In the morning, students will exit vehicles in front of the cafeteria entrance. Parents will then be directed to make the ‘s’ turn to the roundabout and exit our campus.
If you are simply dropping students off in the morning, you will not need to drive around the front of the building. If you are dropping off your child and you need to come inside, we are asking that you follow the same pattern but drive to the front of the building to park and enter. We have spoken to the PSA about this and how it will affect traffic. Please know we will be monitoring the impact to Palencia Village Drive. If you are dropping off your child after 8:30 am (morning bell) please drop your child off at the front office.
Meet and Greet
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Parents and students are invited to meet their teacher and bring their supplies.
New Students to Palencia
Summer Registration hours are from
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Incomplete packets will not be accepted, including those without up-to-date shot records.
Registering kindergartners must have the required shots* and a physical dated 8/11/16 or after.
Lease or rental agreements must not be expiring before 8/10/17.
If your child has a summer birthday we will be available during the summer months for registration. Watch this site for updates.
Please call Cindy Williams at
if you have any questions.
School Access / Volunteer: To attend school functions and have school access during the school day you must be an approved volunteer.
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.
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 Cindy Williams, school registrar, know if your child will be absent by emailing her at [email protected] or calling the attendance line 904-547-4017
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Please notify the school immediately of your new address by completing the
and submit with documentation to Mrs. Cindy Williams.
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