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.
Rising 6th grade day and parent night – Sebastian Middle School – May 10th
Rising 6th grade students attending Sebastian Middle School will take a field trip from their elementary schools to Sebastian Middle School on May 10th. Families are welcome to attend a parents night on May 10th at 6:00pm to tour the campus, join the PTO, meet the teachers, visit the media center and say hello to guidance counselor.
New Traffic Pattern:
The Wednesday after we return from Spring Break we are going to run a traffic pattern trial that we would like to implement for next year. The dividers that have been installed as you enter the cafeteria parking lot are a part of this plan.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 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.
The following dates have been selected for district-wide early kindergarten registration:
Monday, May 15th, 9am-1pm
Your child is welcome to come with you at registration. We would Love to see how much they know. We will have a Kindergarten teacher available for a small assessment.
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 904-547-4017 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
Did you move recently?
Please notify the school immediately of your new address by completing the Student Change of Address Form and submit with documentation to Mrs. Cindy Williams.
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2016-17 Gifted Parent Advisory Council Meetings
The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meets four times per year to inform the school district about ways in which we can improve our efforts in serving our gifted students. Parents of K-12 gifted students from throughout the district are encouraged to come to all of the meetings.
The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meetings have been scheduled for the 2016-17 school year. We communicate this information for inclusion in school newsletters. We hope to make St Johns County Schools a parent friendly environment
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