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Florida Education Commissioner Letter to Principals (3/17/2014)
School Board of Levy County Awarded AdvancED School System Accreditation (3/10/2014)
Governor Rick Scott Announces Decision to Withdraw from PARCC (9/23/2013)
Important Annoucement: (Due Friday, December 19th)
UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is pleased to be able to offer up to 15 scholarships to the 2015 CARD Conference in Orlando for parents/guardians of our constituents. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration and up to $100 of hotel accommodations. These scholarships are intended for families who could not otherwise afford to attend the conference.
If you are interested in one of these scholarships, please email Alissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call her at 352-846-3455 by Friday, December 19th. If more than 15 individuals request scholarships we will award them by lottery.
These scholarships are made possible through the sale of the Florida Autism License Plate.
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)
School Photo Gallery- Click Here
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.
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!
Dec. 2 - Navigation Night @5:30 pm / SAC & PTO Meetings @6:00 pm
Dec. 6 - Jingle Bell Jog @9:00 am
Dec. 17-19 - Early Release Days @12:05 pm
Dec. 22-Jan. 2- Winter Break (no school)
Jan 5 - Teacher Work Day (no school)
Jan. 6 - Students Return To School
Jan. 14 - Early Release Day @12:05 pm
Jan. 19 - Martin Luther King Day (no school)
Jan. 23 - Report Cards Go Home
Jan. 28 - Early Release Day @12:05 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