Welcome to Julington Creek Elementary

Upcoming Events
3-7 Teacher Pre-Planning
7 Kindergarten Meet & Greet 8:30-10:30
   1st-5th Meet & Greet 12:30-3:30
10 First Day for students
14 PTO Tissues & Tea 8:45
28 PTO Back to School Bingo 6:30

Back to School Immunizations
July 13th – August 12th
Download the flyer for more information. 

Join our PTO
Our PTO does a wonderful job supporting our students and staff here at JCE.  Take a moment and join us!  When you join you will get a new JCE car magnet. Check out our PTO’s webpage for more details.

Tissues & Tea
All kindergarten and new families are invited to “Tissues & Tea” on Friday, August 14th at 8:45am in the cafetorium. This will be an opportunity to hear from our new principal, learn about PTO and volunteer opportunities, car line procedures and ask questions. Light refreshments will be served. Download the Tissues & Tea Flyer. We hope you can make it!

Back to School Bingo
PTO will host our first event of the new school year on Friday, August 28th at 6:30pm. This event always sells out so purchase your tickets early! Tickets will not be sold at the door. The cost is $6 per person which includes; pizza, drink, cookies and 12 games of bingo. Please note, one prize per child. Download the Bingo Flyer to purchase tickets. PTO is looking for a co-chair for Back to School Bingo. If you are interested leading this event next year please contact kellyjothompson@gmail.com.

eSchoolPlus Home Access Center (HAC)
Home Access Center (HAC) for current Julington Creek students will be disabled beginning Wednesday June 17, 2015 until the first day of school, August 10, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact 547-7980.

Transportation Policy
All transportation changes must be received, in writing by 1:00 p.m. Early checkouts changes must be completed by 2:15 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Early checkouts must be completed by 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. These changes are necessary to facilitate the safe dismissal of our students.

Dress Code Reminders
Please keep the following in mind:
• Hats, sunglasses, etc. must be taken off and put away upon arrival (except in case of medical necessity or special events authorized by administration)
• Shoes must be safe and appropriate and must have a back – no flip-flops, etc.
• No tank tops, spaghetti straps, or shirts/dresses that are cut out at midriff.
• Clothing must be free of logos or sayings with profanity, violence, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco or anything that would be disruptive to the learning environment.
• Skirts and shorts must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. Leggings are permitted to be worn under a skirt or long sweater/skirt.
• Hair should be a natural color and styled in a way that is not distracting.
• No excessive make-up.

Sign up for District News
Beverly Slough, District 1 representative to the St. Johns County School Board, writes periodic updates for parents and others concerning school district matters. If you would like to receive the updates, please email her at Beverly.Slough@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

Extended Day Open Enrollment 2015-2016
Extended day is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Contact the Extended Day Coordinator, Jennifer Frascello, 547-7983 or frascej@stjohns.k12.fl.us. Visit the Extended Day page for more information.

Extended Day Pre-Pay Punch Cards
 Eighteen Fun Filled Visits for $360.00 – only one card needed per family – no registration fees – no commitment – includes snack, drink, and Extended Day scheduled activities. 24 hour reservation required. Available For Purchase Today! Call: 547-7983

15C75B2D-0118C716Empowering Excellence in Educators
Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.

Classes for 2015-2016 School Year
Wednesday August 5th in the afternoon, families should receive a welcome email from your child’s 2015-2016 teacher. If you do not receive an email on August 5th, please contact the office at 547-7980 on August 6th.
For your information: Gifted/Blended classrooms are composed of students with an Educational Plan or students that meet criteria using a composite Math and ELA Discovery Education score and all A’s/M’s on their report card.

Kindergarten Meet and Greet Orientation: Friday August 7th from 8:30-10:30. Presentation begins at 8:30 (not a drop open house).
Meet and Greet Orientation for grades 1st-5th: Friday August 7th from 12:30-3:30 (open house).

Helping Your Child Succeed on
Florida Standard Assessments

Plan to attend an informational meeting for families of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
Thursday, October 1st, R.B. Hunt Elem. School
Tuesday, October 6th, Valley Ridge Academy
Thursday, October 15th, Osceola Elem. School
Tuesday, October 20th, Ocean Palms Elem. School
Thursday, October 29th, Timberlin Creek Elem. School
What is FSA? Did FCAT Go Away? How can I help my child? If you’ve asked any of these questions, please plan on attending an FSA informational presentation from 6:30 – 8:00pm.  Download the flyer for more information.

JCE Tardy Policy
1. Parents must escort their child to the main office when tardy for school (after 8:30).
2. Students are considered tardy any time they are not in their classroom ready to learn at 8:30am without a doctor’s note.
3. Parents have until the next day to provide a Professional Health Care Provider note before a tardy is considered unexcused.
4. If a child accumulates more than 10 unexcused tardies during the school year, Administration will request a parent conference to discuss an Attendance Contract.

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16.
We encourage all families to register early so that we can properly plan for the school year.  If you know of any children coming to kindergarten this year, please encourage their families to register early. Download the registration packet for Kindergarteners entering in the 2015-2016 school year.

JCE Box Top Challenge
Can you get your “Paws” on 25 Box Tops? Show your Jaguar Pride and tape or glue one box top to each Paw Print on this form. Collect them over the summer and give them to your new teacher when you return to school.
School Visitors
Please be prepared to show a picture ID when coming on school grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.

School Times for 2015-2016
Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri: 8:30am – 2:50pm
Wed and Early Release: 8:30am – 1:50pm

Campus/Classroom Visitors
All visitors to the school during school hours must be cleared as a volunteer. It is a district-wide policy that each person coming to the school during school hours be cleared as a volunteer prior to being admitted. This includes coming to school to have lunch with a child, attending a field trip, or for a teacher conference.

Please Note Transportation Changes
Parents, if it is necessary to change your student’s transportation during school, please fax (547-7985) a note prior to 2:15 pm (1:15 pm on Wednesdays) or you can send an email to Debbie.Higbea@stjohns.k12.fl.us Last minute changes are discouraged as they often confuse the student.

New to Julington Creek Elementary?
Kelly Thompson, New Family Liaison, can help you with questions or concerns. To contact Mrs. Thompson or check out our informative newsletters just for newcomers. Thank you!

Do you need assistance?
If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance to attend meetings or activities at Julington Creek Elementary, please call 547-7980 for help.

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