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Parent ESE Survey
The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child's school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families.
This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2014-15 school year. All information provided will remain confidential. You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.esesurvey.com
Marathon Mileage Club
We will be implementing our "Marathon Mileage Club" program. The goal is to complete a marathon, 26.2 miles, by April. Students will run or power walk the fitness trail and earn a "foot" for every five miles (10 laps) completed. These laps can be earned during recess, P.E. and/or any other time designated by their teacher (must be done at school). All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate and miles will be charted from January thru March. One time around our fitness trail is 1/2 mile which ='s two laps around the back track. When the students reach 26.2 miles, they will receive a chain to hold all of their feet on and eligible as a "Marathon Mileage Club Member".
Parents can login to their child's school portraits by clicking on one of these three links:
3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade
Parents interested in ordering pictures can call Mike Ryan @ Fine Light Photography at 352-486-4492.
Or email them at email@example.com
NEW: ELA Writing Information
4th & 5th Writing Rubrics Informative
4th & 5th Writing Rubrics Opinion
School Supply Lists- (2014-2015)
We are pleased to inform you that the School Board of Levy County will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) for the 2014-2015 school year. Williston Elementary and the other schools in the district will provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for ALL students enrolled in that CEO school during the 2014-2015 School Year. To see the daily menu, please click on the link here. Or you can navigate to it from anywhere on our site using the top menu bar under Information and Breakfast / Lunch Menus.
What's going on at our school?
Please check back often to see the frequently updated calendar. Events will be added as they are planned. We hope you find this helpful in keeping up to date with important dates and events!
Apr. 16 - Navigation Night @ 5:30 pm / SAC & PTO Meetings @6:00 pm
Apr. 29 - 4th grade field trip to St. Augustine
Apr. 30 - 3rd grade play @6:30 pm
District Mission Statement:
Our mission is for all students to be educated in a safe environment and to graduate college and career ready.
School Day 7:40 – 2:05
Need Bus Information? Please call the Transportation Office: 486-5252
Need a Student Supply List? Click Here
"Anchored in Excellence"
The theme this year at Williston Elementary School is "Anchored in Excellence". Our goal is for every student to reach his or her potential as we (teachers, students, and parents) all work on the same team. As a Title I School everyone that interacts with the students and everything that happens on campus is aimed to make our students be their best. In the classroom, all teachers are Highly Qualified. What does it mean to be Highly Qualified? It means that all of the teachers at Williston Elementary School meet the standards set forth in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. The standards require teachers to have a bachelor’s degree, be fully certified in the state they are teaching in, and demonstrate knowledge in the subjects they are teaching.
Elsewhere on campus the Educational Support Personnel (ESP’s) are working hard with teachers to ensure that all educational goals are being met for every student. Students are also learning about Music, Art, Physical Education, and Library Skills by highly skilled and qualified instructors. All of these subject areas are integrated on Wednesdays during Cross Curriculum, so that students learn that all knowledge is related.
In other areas on campus, our office, cafeteria, and custodial staffs strive to help us keep learning the main focus. The office staff keeps classroom disruptions to a minimum by fielding phone calls and helping with paperwork. The administration visits classrooms daily interacting with students and teachers. The cafeteria staff creates a warm, homey atmosphere with delicious food to keep everyone’s stomachs full to help students focus on learning. The custodial staff strives to keep the campus and classrooms clean and safe for the optimal learning environment.
It is part of our mission at Williston Elementary School to create an environment where every child can learn, grow, and be successful! We are always looking for volunteers to help us meet this goal. If you would like to be part of our mission please come by, pick up a volunteer packet and see what wonderful things are happening at our school!
Tardy and Checkout Policy for Williston Elementary School Students
This policy was approved by the Levy County School Board at the meeting on August 2, 2011.
1. A tardy is defined as an arrival to class or school after the designated starting time or the tardy signal has sounded. Reasons for excused tardies are the same as for excused absences.
2. Parents must follow the same process to excuse a tardy or early check out as they do to excuse an absence.
3. In Grades K-5, any combination of three (3) unexcused tardies or unexcused dismissals within a nine-week grading period will be equivalent to one (1) absence.
4. The Principal has the discretion to excuse tardiness/dismissals for extenuating circumstances.
5. When tardies or checkouts become excessive, the problem will be addressed through a required parent conference with the school principal/designee.
6. No students shall be released within the final 30 minutes of the school day unless the principal/designee determines it is an emergency.
About the Florida Department of Education
The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills, and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org