Seminole County Elementary School, along with Seminole County Middle High School will welcome students back to school on Thursday, August 4.
The SCES school day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the daily morning school bell and dismiss each day at 3:12 p.m. Kindergarten through second grade students will continue to be dropped off at the main office and third through fifth grade students will continue to be dropped off in front of the gym. No students will be allowed to be dropped off at any location before 7:30 a.m..
Afternoon end of day pickup locations will remain the same as well, with kindergarten students and older siblings being picked up in front of the Kindergarten building, first and second grade students and older siblings will be picked up in front of the main office, and third, fourth and fifth grade students will be picked up in front of the gym.
SCES’s Open House will be a little different this year with a three-day schedule. Each day the session will be held for students and parents in the following grade levels. On Monday, August 1, Open House for Kindergarten, first and second grade students will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. On Tuesday, August 2, Open House will be held for third, fourth and fifth grade students from 5:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. The session will conclude on Wednesday, August 3 with Open House being held for Pre-K students from 9:00 a.m. until -11:00 a.m.
Each Open House session will be divided into four sections: Meet the Administration, Meet the Teacher, Technology, and the School Supply Scramble, which is provided by Billie McLendon and Seminole County Family Connection. (See article below.)
For sessions on Monday and Tuesday, students and parents are asked report to the auditorium in the 49 building to begin Open House. For Wednesday’s session Pre-K students and parents will report to the Pre-K building on Woolfork Avenue.
Seminole County Elementary Principal Treutte Johnson commented, “As the Summer quickly comes to a close and we prepare for the upcoming academic year, I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all back to SCES, and to our new families, welcome to our school! I hope everyone has enjoyed a relaxing Summer, and is refreshed and ready to get this new school year started! The start of the school year is always a special time on our campus, with new students and faculty, new relationships, and new opportunities and experiences starting afresh after the Summer months. I look forward to building those new and lasting relationships and working hand in hand with you as your principal this school year. The administrative and office staff, along with the janitorial staff, have been working tirelessly this Summer to make sure everything is perfect for the start of school.”
Johnson also said that he, along with Assistant Principals Laura Croom and Nikki Carlisle and school counselor Paige Miller, are all eager to share some new ideas with students this term that will allow students, families and community members to be more engaged in the school throughout the year.
“We want our parents and community members to know what a great school system, wonderful students and unrivaled faculty and staff we have here at SCES. We all must understand that everyone will have a part to play if we are to achieve our goals and reach our full potential,” added Johnson.
Many of SCES’s school-wide initiatives were conceived with its students and families in mind. Because SCES students enjoyed “Pow Wow” time last year, the school will continue this during the upcoming school year. During this “Pow Wow” time, students will learn and practice social and emotional skills to equip them to be successful students in and out of the classroom.
Club Day, held twice a month, was a success last year and will continue throughout the upcoming school term. Club Day allows school administrators and educators to meet the unique interests of its students while collaborating with youth organizations within the community, such as 4-H and FCA, Jr. The SCES school counselor and administrative staff have also organized a full schedule of parent engagement opportunities for school families.
Principal Johnson also remarked, “Once again, I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with you and your child(ren) as we endeavor to make a lasting impression on our students here at SCES. We look forward to forming a positive, working relationship with our school families that will help us all achieve our goals and provide the best experience we can for our students.”