SLPS Student Assignment Pop-up Office

SLPS Student Assignment Pop-up Office

Purpose: To assist parents/guardians with Kindergarten enrollment

Location: The River of Life Fellowship
3950 Juanita Avenue, Fort Pierce

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Dates: Monday, July 15, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

*The SLPS Student Assignment main office located at 501 NW University Blvd., Port St. Lucie, will remain open on these days.

*For your convenience, on-line applications are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Visit:…/student-assignment/

IRSC Tuition Assistance

IRSC Tuition Assistance

Indian River State College (IRSC) has a long-standing collaboration with St. Lucie County School District through which school district employees are given
tuition assistance. The tuition voucher allows employees to only pay for the first credit of each three-credit course.  IRSC provides a tuition scholarship for the remaining two credits. 

I am pleased to announce that IRSC has established a defined scholarship allocation for the school district for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 which
will include Associate and Bachelor level courses.  

The District has been authorized to begin issuing vouchers per the normal process, effective now.  The school district is responsible for authorizing our
employees to “draw against” the allocation through the issuance of tuition vouchers.  Employees then take the tuition vouchers to IRSC cashiers along with the portion of the tuition due from the employee. 

In order to be issued a tuition voucher, you must bring a copy of your registration form to the School Board Human Resources Office.  Tuition vouchers are
available for full-time employees. 
Samples of acceptable registration forms are attached to this email.  Please do not pay for your course(s) prior to receiving your tuition voucher from the school district.

Please note that if your student ID number does not print on your registration, you will need to provide the number to the Human Resources Department when you receive the tuition voucher.

Office hours for the Human Resources Department:

Summer Hours through August 1:  Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Regular Hours beginning August 5:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


IRSC has a new registration process that is being implemented this year, what is referred to as a Rolling Purge.  All Fall 2019 fees are due by August 1st or
the student will be dropped for non-payment.  Any student who is purged can attempt to register again on August 2nd
pending availability of the course, and will have to pay the same day.  IRSC will continue purging for non-payment each night between August 1st
and August 16th.

United Way Back to School Event for Teachers

United Way Back to School Event for Teachers

United Way of St. Lucie County will be hosting a Back to School event for all St. Lucie County teachers August 5th – 8th and Saturday, August 10th.

Last year, United Way transformed their School Supplies for Students program into Tools for Schools St. Lucie, a free teacher resource center where teachers can directly shop for needed supplies for their classrooms. At the end of last
year, we served 20 public schools.

Teachers are welcomed to come shop at the Tools for Schools St. Lucie in preparation for the first day of school. The event will be held at 3855 S US Highway 1, Suite C, Fort Pierce, FL 3482.

Teachers are required to schedule an appointment at
. Teachers may shop only once during the week. Limited slots are available.

If you have any questions, please contact:


Jessica Parrish

Director of Collaborative Impact

United Way of St. Lucie County, Inc.

4800 S. U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL  34982  /  tel:  772.464.5300

The Education Channel – Your Channel For School News

The Education Channel – Your Channel For School News

This week, St. Lucie Public Schools honors our summer graduates with the 2019 Summer Graduation Ceremony. In addition, we also have a brand new Eye on St. Lucie with Lydia Martin. Watch and see what is happening within our schools and our community! Below is the playback schedule for the summer graduations: Friday: 10 AM, 4:30 PM, 9 PM Saturday: 1 PM, 8:30 PM Sunday: 7 AM, 3 PM, 10 PM Monday: 7:30 PM Tuesday: 5 PM Wednesday: 4 PM Thursday: 8 PM, 10:30 PM

We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.
Weekly Programming Guide


Summer Graduation 2019
Eye on St. Lucie
July 9th School Board Meeting

George Couros Set to Launch a Spirit of Innovation

George Couros Set to Launch a Spirit of Innovation

FORT PIERCE, FL – George Couros, leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning, is slated to bring his message to staff members of St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) newest magnet schools — Fort Pierce Westwood Academy – The WEST Prep Academy, Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies, and Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) on Monday, July 29, 2019. Couros has worked as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is author of the book The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. Couros is also the creator of Connected, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.

Jane Whitaker, coordinator for the SLPS magnet programs, said, “Couros will help set the stage for our educators to push innovative thinking as they work to create the learning opportunities our students and schools deserve.”  Fort Pierce Westwood Academy – The WEST Prep Magnet, the host school for this event, kicks off this year with its unique programs that infuse science, technology, engineering, arts, and math throughout all content areas.  Feature programs include: Pharmacy Tech, Veterinarian Assistant, Agri-technology, Robotics, and Engineering.   This is the second year that CAST and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies have offered Arts and STEM programs.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit