Opening Ceremonies – Leadership Day

Opening Ceremonies – Leadership Day

St. Lucie Public Schools leaders gathered on July 28 for the 2016-2017 “Opening Ceremonies” for the new academic year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent set a positive tone for high expectations and continued trends of success.

School leaders enjoyed a day filled with collegial working and learning opportunities to enhance planning for the coming year.

Open House Schedules

Open House Schedules

SCHOOL Time Date
Allapattah Flats K-8 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Bayshore Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
CA Moore Elementary 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Dale Cassens Education Complex Elementary 5:30 – 7:00 August 8, 2019
Dale Cassens Education Complex Secondary 5:30 – 7:00 August 7, 2019
Dan McCarty Middle School 4:00 – 6:00 August 7, 2019
Fairlawn Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
FK Sweet Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Floresta Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Forest Grove Middle Grade 6                   5:00-6:30

Grades 7-8               6:30-8:00

August 7, 2019
FP Central High Grade 9                     6:00-8:00

Grades 10-12           3:00–5:30

August 7, 2019
FP Westwood High MOA – Grade 9          3:30–4:00

All MOA Students      4:00–6:00

4:00 – 6:00

August 7, 2019
Lakewood Park Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Lawnwood Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Lincoln Park Academy

(Grades 6-12)

Grade 6                      3:30-4:30

Grades 7-8                4:15-5:30

Grades 9-12               5:45-7:00

August 7, 2019
Manatee Academy K-8 4:30 – 6:30 August 8, 2019
Mariposa Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Morningside Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Northport K-8 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Oak Hammock K-8 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Palm Pointe 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Parkway Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Performance Based 5:30 – 7:00 August 7, 2019
PSL High Grade 9 Only             6:00–7:30 August 7, 2019
Rivers Edge Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Samuel Gaines Academy K-8 Grades K-1                3:30-4:30

Grades 2-8                4:00-6:00

August 8, 2019
Savanna Ridge Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
SLW Centennial High Grade 9                     4:30-6:00

Grades 10 – 12           3:30-4:30

August 7, 2019
Southern Oaks Middle 4:00 – 6:00 August 7, 2019
Southport Middle Grade 6 Orientation   4:00

Open House               5:00-7:00

August 7, 2019
St. Lucie Elementary 5:00 – 7:00 August 8, 2019
St. Lucie West K-8 Grades K-5                3:30-4:30

Grades 6-8                 4:30–5:30

August 8, 2019
Treasure Coast High Grade 9 Only            5:00–7:00 August 7, 2019
Village Green Elementary 4:00 – 6:00 August 8, 2019
Weatherbee Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
West Gate K-8 4:30 – 6:30 August 8, 2019
White City Elementary 3:30 – 5:30 August 8, 2019
Windmill Point Elementary 4:30 – 6:30 August 8, 2019
Open House – March 22

Open House – March 22

As 8th graders in St. Lucie Public Schools, we know you are excited to start your high school journey.  You should have received a high school assignment card, and we want to remind you to attend the open house at your new high school on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm.

 

Learn about the course selections, see the school, and meet the staff.   We look forward to welcoming you as our new freshmen class.

Open House Invitation For Virtual Education in SLPS

Open House Invitation For Virtual Education in SLPS

Looking for a non-traditional education or a more flexible environment for learning? Virtual schooling is a progressive choice for families, providing expanded educational opportunities, utilizing online curriculum, to a wider student community for anywhere, anytime learning.

Virtual school enrollment window is now open through July 1, 2017. Not sure if virtual instruction is right for your child? Attend one of our open house events to learn more!

Click here for Enrollment Information for Fall 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open House Dates

Open House Dates

St. Lucie Public Schools will host Open Houses across the District on August 8 and 9. As the dates draw closer, specific times of Open House events will also be posted on the SLPS homepage and social media outlets.

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District in the top one-third of of Florida’s districts, there are no failing schools, and SLPS 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. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

 

Open House Dates

Open House Dates

St. Lucie Public Schools

Open House Dates

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

High Schools, Middle Schools, Lincoln Park Academy

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

K-8 Schools, Elementary Schools

 

*Each School Will Publish Specific Times And Details Pertaining To Their Open House.

Open House at The Aquarium and FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor’s Center

Open House at The Aquarium and FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor’s Center

The Smithsonian at the St. Lucie County Aquarium and FAU Harbor Branch are working together to host an open house for teachers on Sept 19th from 10am-2pm at both the Aquarium and FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor’s Center.

Come learn about the exciting 2018-2019 educational opportunities offered by local organizations at this Teacher Open House! There are two host locations for this event and teachers are invited to either (or both!).

The Open House at the Aquarium will offer free admission to registered teachers, snacks and light refreshments, and our educators will be on-site to discuss Smithsonian education programs for K-12 classes.

The second open house will be held at FAU Habor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor’s Center (located at 5600 US Highway 1, Fort Pierce) and will feature on-site outreach staff to discuss marine science research, careers and education programs. FAU Harbor Branch is also offering a FREE Immersion Tour from 10:30am-12pm for middle and high school teachers. Space is limited for this opportunity to see the research campus, so please register by Sept 5th by calling 772-242-2293. 

Takeaway packets containing information about field trips and ideas from several area educational organizations will be available at each site.

 

Click here to see the flyer:  Teacher Open House

 

 

 

 

Open Enrollment Window

Open Enrollment Window

CHOICE OPEN ENROLLMENT WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
(applies to in-zone and out-of-zone students)
High Schools: January 9 – 31
Kindergarten – 8th Grade: March 1 – 31

Open Enrollment and School Choice Questions and Answers

  • If my children currently attend a school within my zone, has anything changed for them? No.

 

  • The new law says my child can enroll in any school in the District. Am I guaranteed a seat at the school of my choice? A seat must be available for your child’s grade at the school.

 

  • If I want my children to attend the same school outside of my zone, is there any guarantee they will be assigned together? No. Seats must be available in each of your children’s grades.

 

  • If my older child is enrolled in an out-of-zone school, will my younger child be given priority as a sibling? Yes.

 

  • Will my child be placed on a waiting list if he doesn’t get assigned to our out-of-zone school choice? No.

 

  • Will my high school child be allowed to change schools at any time to participate in extracurricular programs and/or sports? Placement in an out-of-zone school will only occur in January for the following school year. If enrolled, your child will be eligible to participate in extracurricular programs and/or sports.

 

  • If one of my children is currently enrolled in a Districtwide attractor program, will my younger child be allowed to enroll in the same school? Yes, the younger child can apply for the out-of-zone school during the appropriate open enrollment period for the next school year.

 

  • Will my child get a bus if she is enrolled in an out-of-zone school? No.

 

  • If my child is enrolled in an out-of-zone school and I can no longer provide transportation, what happens? You will need to come to the Student Assignment Office to receive an assignment for an in-zone school.

 

  • How do I find out about the procedures for school assignment? Information including the application process, how to apply for an out-of-zone school, and capacity for each school will be published on the District’s website (www.stlucieschools.org).

 

  • My child is currently enrolled at a school in another district, but I want him to attend a St. Lucie Public School. When can I apply? Applications for students who live in another district may be submitted in March. Parents will be notified if a seat is available at their Choice school two weeks before school starts.

 

  • When will school capacities be available on the webpage? Once approved by the School Board, each school’s final capacity will be published. Information will include which schools are over capacity and not available for out-of-zone assignment.

 

  • Will a percentage of seats be “held back” for out-of-zone students? The law states that parents can choose any school that has not reached capacity.

 

  • Has anything changed regarding enrollment in magnet schools? Ninety percent of the seats will be assigned through chronological order and the remaining 10 percent will be assigned by lottery for all students on the waitlist.

 

  • When will I find out if my child is assigned to a magnet school? The magnet assignment timeline has not changed. The process for assigning students to magnet schools will continue to begin in December.

 

  • If I need my child to be enrolled in a specific school because of a hardship, can I still apply for a transfer? Yes.

 

  • If I want my high school child to participate in a specific curriculum program that is not offered at her in-zone school, can I request a curriculum transfer? Yes, as long as there are seats available in the school and in the program requested.

 

 

K – 8 Open Enrollment

K – 8 Open Enrollment

CHOICE OPEN ENROLLMENT WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
(applies to in-zone and out-of-zone students)
Kindergarten – 8th Grade: March 1 – 31

Open Enrollment and School Choice Questions and Answers

  • If my children currently attend a school within my zone, has anything changed for them? No.
  • The new law says my child can enroll in any school in the District. Am I guaranteed a seat at the school of my choice? A seat must be available for your child’s grade at the school.
  • If I want my children to attend the same school outside of my zone, is there any guarantee they will be assigned together? No. Seats must be available in each of your children’s grades.
  • If my older child is enrolled in an out-of-zone school, will my younger child be given priority as a sibling? Yes.
  • Will my child be placed on a waiting list if he doesn’t get assigned to our out-of-zone school choice? No.
  • Will my high school child be allowed to change schools at any time to participate in extracurricular programs and/or sports? Placement in an out-of-zone school will only occur in January for the following school year. If enrolled, your child will be eligible to participate in extracurricular programs and/or sports.
  • If one of my children is currently enrolled in a District-wide attractor program, will my younger child be allowed to enroll in the same school? Yes, the younger child can apply for the out-of-zone school during the appropriate open enrollment period for the next school year.
  • Will my child get a bus if she is enrolled in an out-of-zone school? No.
  • If my child is enrolled in an out-of-zone school and I can no longer provide transportation, what happens? You will need to come to the Student Assignment Office to receive an assignment for an in-zone school.
  • How do I find out about the procedures for school assignment? Information including the application process, how to apply for an out-of-zone school, and capacity for each school will be published on the District’s website (www.stlucieschools.org).
  • My child is currently enrolled at a school in another district, but I want him to attend a St. Lucie Public School. When can I apply? Applications for students who live in another district may be submitted in March. Parents will be notified if a seat is available at their Choice school two weeks before school starts.
  • When will school capacities be available on the web page? Once approved by the School Board, each school’s final capacity will be published. Information will include which schools are over capacity and not available for out-of-zone assignment.
  • Will a percentage of seats be “held back” for out-of-zone students? The law states that parents can choose any school that has not reached capacity.
  • Has anything changed regarding enrollment in magnet schools? Ninety percent of the seats will be assigned through chronological order and the remaining 10 percent will be assigned by lottery for all students on the waitlist.
  • When will I find out if my child is assigned to a magnet school? The magnet assignment timeline has not changed. The process for assigning students to magnet schools will continue to begin in December.
  • If I need my child to be enrolled in a specific school because of a hardship, can I still apply for a transfer? Yes.
  • If I want my high school child to participate in a specific curriculum program that is not offered at her in-zone school, can I request a curriculum transfer? Yes, as long as there are seats available in the school and in the program requested.
Open Enrollment Dates

Open Enrollment Dates

Open Enrollment
2018-2019 School Year

High School: The application period runs from January 2nd – January 29th, 2018

(The only schools for open enrollment without transportation are FPWW and PSLHS.)

Elementary and Middle School: The application period runs from

March 1st – March 29th, 2018.

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact one of our helpful

Student Assignment Specialists at

(772) 429-3930 or email student.assignment@stlucieschools.org

 

 

Open Enrollment / Choice

Open Enrollment / Choice

Open Enrollment and School Choice

Questions and Answers for Parents

  • If my children currently attend a school within my zone, has anything changed for them?  No.
  • The new law says my child can enroll in any school in the District. Am I guaranteed a seat at the school of my choice? A seat must be available for your child’s grade at the school.
  • If I want my children to attend the same school outside of my zone, is there any guarantee they will be assigned together? No. Seats must be available in each of your children’s grades.
  • If my older child is enrolled in an out-of-zone school, will my younger child be given priority as a sibling? Yes.
  • Will my child be placed on a waiting list if he doesn’t get assigned to our out-of-zone school choice? No.
  • Will my high school child be allowed to change schools at any time to participate in extracurricular programs and/or sports? Placement in an out-of-zone school will only occur in January for the following school year. If enrolled, your child will be eligible to participate in extracurricular programs and/or sports.
  • If one of my children is currently enrolled in a Districtwide attractor program, will my younger child be allowed to enroll in the same school? Yes, the younger child can apply for the out-of-zone school during the appropriate open enrollment period for the next school year.
  • Will my child get a bus if she is enrolled in an out-of-zone school? No.
  • If my child is enrolled in an out-of-zone school and I can no longer provide transportation, what happens? You will need to come to the Student Assignment Office to receive an assignment for an in-zone school.
  • How do I find out about the procedures for school assignment? Information including the application process, how to apply for an out-of-zone school, and capacity for each school will be published on the District’s website (www.stlucieschools.org).
  • My child is currently enrolled at a school in another district, but I want him to attend a St. Lucie Public School. When can I apply? Applications for students who live in another district may be submitted in March. Parents will be notified if a seat is available at their Choice school two weeks before school starts.
  • When will school capacities be available on the webpage? Once approved by the School Board, each school’s final capacity will be published. Information will include which schools are over capacity and not available for out-of-zone assignment.
  • Will a percentage of seats be “held back” for out-of-zone students? The law states that parents can choose any school that has not reached capacity.
  • Has anything changed regarding enrollment in magnet schools? Ninety percent of the seats will be assigned through chronological order and the remaining 10 percent will be assigned by lottery for all students on the waitlist.
  • When will I find out if my child is assigned to a magnet school? The magnet assignment timeline has not changed. The process for assigning students to magnet schools will continue to begin in December.
  • If I need my child to be enrolled in a specific school because of a hardship, can I still apply for a transfer? Yes.
  • If I want my high school child to participate in a specific curriculum program that is not offered at her in-zone school, can I request a curriculum transfer? Yes, as long as there are seats available in the school and in the program requested.
One School…One Teacher…One Love. NPK8 Supports MSD

One School…One Teacher…One Love. NPK8 Supports MSD

Here at Northport, we celebrate and commemorate many, many things. We honor, we remember and we lift up because we are a strong, loving and powerful family 👪! Nothing has been so tragic as the loss of seventeen members of our educational family in Parkland, Florida. Many of us have ties to South Florida and to that school. Not only teachers and staff, but our students and families. Many have reached out to say that they are part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school family. Eagle Pride is strong! So many thanks to those who are standing to support MSD Eagles. From us Navigators to our fellow Eagles…..We love you and we pray for your strength and your fortitude. One Family..One School..One Teacher…One Love 💟💑💔

Once Upon a Time at F K Sweet

Once Upon a Time at F K Sweet

Kindergarten students at F.K.Sweet are winding down the school year by taking advantage of every minute of instructional time left.  The students recognized common types of texts while comparing and contrasting versions of their favorite Fairy Tales.  Nancy Thomas from Mrs. Morgan Haupt’s class and Denzel Wright from Mrs. Melanie Francisco’s class were just two of most students who dressed up like their favorite Fairy Tale characters.  All of the kindergarten students are looking forward to “Happily Ever After” in first grade next year.

O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

With a strong history of innovative leadership and a positive record of advancing St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) technology infrastructure and technology support system, Chief Information Officer Terence O’Leary, will serve a two-year term on the Microsoft’s K12 Advisory Board.  This prestigious Board is made up of 30 members from across the United States representing both large and small districts.

O’Leary said, “Having our voice at the table is of great importance to our school centers.  The opportunity to serve on this Board will help ensure we are delivering a valuable service as well as help shape the service and relationship needs of our partnering organization.”

As a member of the Advisory Board, O’Leary will be working with other like-minded individuals to discuss and address school challenges, develop product solutions, and advocate for priorities to Microsoft leadership.

O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – With a strong history of innovative leadership and a positive record of advancing St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) technology infrastructure and technology support system, Chief Information Officer Terence O’Leary, will serve a two-year term on the Microsoft’s K12 Advisory Board.  This prestigious Board is made up of 30 members from across the United States representing both large and small districts.

 

O’Leary said, “Having our voice at the table is of great importance to our school centers.  The opportunity to serve on this Board will help ensure we are delivering a valuable service as well as help shape the service and relationship needs of our partnering organization.”

 

As a member of the Advisory Board, O’Leary will be working with other like-minded individuals to discuss and address school challenges, develop product solutions, and advocate for priorities to Microsoft leadership.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

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Oklahoma Is Sure To Be A Summer Sensation

Oklahoma Is Sure To Be A Summer Sensation

This summer’s musical is Oklahoma!

SHOWTIMES AT PORT ST. LUCIE HIGH SCHOOL: JUNE 12TH THROUGH JUNE 16TH

Wednesday, June 12th 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 13th 7:30 PM

Friday, June 14th 7:30 PM

Sat., June 15th 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 16th 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM

Office Depot Makes Donation

Office Depot Makes Donation

St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent recently accepted a donation of 200 sackpacks containing essential school supplies from the Office Depot Business Solutions Division. The sackpacks will be distributed to deserving students within the school district.

The donations were made as part of the Office Depot and Office Depot Foundation’s award-winning National Backpack Program, through which the company gives children important tools they need to succeed in school – and in life – every school year.

The specially designed, drawstring-style sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs. Each one includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, six-inch ruler and four crayons. The sackpacks do not have any Office Depot Foundation or Office Depot logos or markings.

In 2015, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation – the independent charitable giving arm of the company – are celebrating the 15th year of the National Backpack Program. By the end of 2015, they will have given away more than 3.7 million backpacks and sackpacks since the National Backpack Program began in 2001.

Office Depot believes that every child should have the opportunity to go to school with dignity and hope. The sackpacks and school supplies that it donates help to level the playing field and give children a reason to stand just a little bit taller, the company says.

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