Bay Vista Fundamental

A Message from Bay Vista Fundamental's New Principal

  • Greetings Bay Vista Families, Students, and Friends,


    It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Principal of Bay Vista Fundamental. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead such a family-oriented school.  Previously, I served as Assistant Principal of North Shore Elementary, Assistant Principal of Starkey Elementary, District Literacy Coach, and classroom teacher.  I am delighted to bring my skills as an educational leader to Bay Vista and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.


    As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors - teachers, students and parents - is excited to be here. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment.  Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Bay Vista by building strong relationships with parents, students and our community partners.


    As an instructional leader, I am dedicated to helping all students reach their full potential.  Our instructional teams strive to provide rigorous and standards-aligned instruction to prepare your students for college and career upon leaving elementary school.  Your active support and cooperation, combined with our best professional efforts, will ensure that your child has a successful year of learning! 


    I am looking forward to an amazing year at Bay Vista! 

    Go Jaguars!!!


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    Donna Hall


School Information

  • Student Hours:  8:15 AM - 2:25 PM


    Car Circle:  Students may arrive on campus as early as 7:45 AM and report to their line-up area.  Students will enter classrooms at 8:05 AM. View Car Circle Map

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    Tardy Bell:  8:15 AM


    Breakfast Hours:  7:45 - 8:10 AM


    Office Hours:  7:45 AM - 3:00 PM



    Bay Vista Fundamental Fast Facts for Parents 2019-20


    • School hours for students are 8:15 AM – 2:25 Note we have extended our day by 10 minutes!


    • Breakfast begins at 7:45 AM and will be served daily in the cafeteria until 8:10 Please make sure your child is on time if he/she plans to eat breakfast in the cafeteria. Upon finishing, they will participate in Walking Club until 8:05.


    • Breakfast is offered at no charge to ALL students this year. If families need proof of free lunch, please contact Debbie Rivera, cafeteria manager at 893-2335.


    • All K-5 students eat in the cafeteria. Parents may join their child for lunch in the Rainbow Garden, but must be signed in at the front office and on the clinic card as an approved contact to do so. Visitor badges must be visible at all times.  NEW Security Measure:  Parents must return visitor’s passes to the front office prior to leaving campus.


    • Students are NOT permitted to be dropped off prior to 7:45 AM as there are no adults to watch them. Students may arrive on campus as early as 7:45 AM and enter at Rainbow Garden to have breakfast in the café or go to walking club. Walking club is for students in grades 1-5 only. NEW Security Measure: While parents may not attend breakfast with their student, we do invite you to join your child for lunch in the Rainbow Garden any day after signing in at the front office.


    • Kindergarteners will be admitted into the kindergarten building as early as 7:45 to report to their indoor line-up area. Kindergarten building doors will be locked at 8:15.


    • Gate by the media center will be open from 8:05 to 8:15 AM for student entry.


    • After 8:15, all gates will be locked and students must enter through the office.


    • For our walkers, we will only be using the first crosswalk this year for safety reasons. An adult will be there to stop traffic and assist with safe crossing.  The second crosswalk will not be used this year for crossing.


    • Access to the parking front parking lot will be restricted to the entrance off of Dr. MLK Street during drop and pick-up times. Access will not be accessible from the car-line and will be coned off.  This will streamline our traffic and safety.


    • Students are welcomed to their classrooms at 8:05 AM and are to be seated and ready to learn promptly by 8:15 Students will be marked tardy if they are not in their classrooms by 8:15 AM. Attendance is vital to learning and is monitored closely.


    • Dismissal is at 2:25 All car riders in grades K-5 will be dismissed to the car circle in the front of the school.


    • Parents of car riders will need to complete a tag with child’s name, grade and teacher to hang in the window so we can call students’ names and make sure the car circle runs smoothly.


    • Parents picking up students early must come to the front office to sign their children out of school. In order to sign children out, a person MUST be listed on the clinic card and have a valid state ID. We will NOT release students otherwise. We will not release students past 2:00 pm. Please plan accordingly.


    • The R’Club is available for before/aftercare. They are located in the cafeteria. Their phone number is 727-433-4286. Students may be dropped off as early as 6:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:00 p.m.  Clemmye Barnes is the on-site ‘R Club facilitator.


    • Please sign up for PTA. Membership is $7.


    • If your child will need to have prescription or over the counter (OTC) medication during school hours, it is important for you to visit the front office PRIOR to school starting. Both types of medications require additional paperwork that must be completed by a parent and/or doctor. Students may NOT transport any medications to school.


    • Please make sure your child knows how he/she is getting home every day. Contact the front office with any changes AND write a note to your child’s teacher.



    • Cell phones may be brought to school by students, but they MUST remain off inside backpacks. They may NOT be visible on campus at ANY time or they will be confiscated.


    • Mark your calendars…Back to School Night will be held on August 22nd from 5:30-8:30. More information to come!

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