Welcome to Palencia Elementary School!

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              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.

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Palencia Elementary Families,
Our school supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year are attached. Notice that we’ve included an optional digital device. 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. Each K-2nd student had an iPad and each 3rd – 5th grade student had a laptop. 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 on our supply list. 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.



Thank you,

Allen Anderson

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.

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New Students to Palencia 

Summer Registration hours are from

Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please Read the Cover Letter then Download the SJCSD Registration Packet and the Residency Packet and bring them with the required documents to the school.

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.

Important Information

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

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

 SJCSD 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

Thursday, February 23 Hartley Elementary 5:30-6:30 p.m. Media Center

Tuesday, April 25 Landrum Middle School 6:30-7:30 p.m. Multi-purpose Room

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