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Absence Notes

Please submit the ONLINE ATTENDANCE FORM to the front office when your student in absent.

Change in Afternoon Transportation & EARLY DISMISSALS

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.

If you need to change the way your child goes home in the afternoon or for an early dismissal, please complete our Dismissal Change Form by clicking the button below.   Early Dismissals – Note  – we do not send children to the front office until you have arrived and shown your photo ID to the front office staff.

Dismissal changes can only be accepted before 2:00pm (1:00pm 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.

A MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN GOODRICH

Greetings PES families,

          We have something very special at Palencia Elementary ! I am thankful each time your child smiles passing me in the hallway, each time one of my teachers shares with me a way you have brightened their day, and when you acknowledge how busy our front desk staff can get serving almost 800 students and their families. Honestly, I could go on and on with examples of how people helping, supporting, and caring about each other is abundant at our school.
         At a time when employers are desperate for quality team members, Palencia Elementary remains strong and tightly knit. During this season of thanks, and as we enter the hustle and bustle of the winter holiday season, let’s all vow to practice showing a little extra grace and compassion with each other. Our students’ successes are truly dependent on how the caring adults in their lives support each other.

I wish each of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving break filled with love and laughter.

Very respectfully,
Captain Goodrich, Principal

School District News

"Educational Surrogate Parent Training" on Dec. 6

Educational Surrogate Parent Training on Dec. 6

Please join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 5pm to 8pm for "Educational Surrogate Parent Training." The training will be presented virtually by Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System / Northeast Florida Educational Consortium (FDLRS/NEFEC).

Learn more about this event


Important Information

SchoolMessenger

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

Learn more about SchoolMessenger

Change of Address

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 [email protected]

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The St. Johns County School District is now open to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment. Please know this is an optional item. District issued devices will continue to be available in our classrooms.

Learn more about the BYOD Program

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.

School Access

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Palencia Elementary, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 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.