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  • Welcome to Ponce de Leon Elementary School! 



    Vision: We are dedicated to building a community of successful problem solvers who are prepared to be responsible citizens and celebrate diversity.

    Mission Statement: We are committed to:*Develop tolerance in all students*Provide a structured, safe learning environment*Instill the belief that all students can learn*Link standard-based instruction to real world world application*Teach students to persevere when faced with challenges*Ensure continuous learning for all.

    2020-2021 SCHOOL HOURS

    Student Hours:  8:45 A.M. – 2:55 P.M.


    Office Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

    Breakfast Time: 8:15 A.M. - 8:40 A.M. 

    *Free Breakfast will be available until 9:30 A.M.

    School Dress Code:

    Ponce de Leon Elementary is not a uniform school. Students may wear their regular clothes. Please be sure to adhere to the Pinellas County Schools dress code policy that can be found in the Student Code of Conduct.


    Masks will be required to enter the campus. Students must wear their mask throughout the day, however, outside mask breaks will be given.

    Covid-19 Parent Handbook

    Our Covid-19 Parent and Student handbook can be found by clicking the link below. Inside of the parent handbook, families will find information regarding all of the precautions and protocols we will be following to keep our students, staff, and families safe. After reading the parent handbook, if you have questions and/or concerns, please contact the school at (727) 588-3573.

    COVID Parent and Student handbook 

    Food Distribution Program for MyPCSonline Students only

    Each Friday, we will have a food pick-up parent drive for any MyPCSonline Ponce de leon families who may need food. Food will be given only for the student who is enrolled in MyPCSonline.  In the box, you will receive 5 meals for breakfast and 5 meals for lunch. Food distribution pick-up will occur each Friday from 9:00AM-9:30 at the bus circle.


    All students must be wearing a mask to enter campus.

    If you will be using the car circle for drop-off/pick-up, we ask that parents remain inside of their car as parents/guardians/visitors are not allowed on campus. Please know that families are permitted to enter the Front Office, wearing a face mask if they have questions.


    Our afternoon dismissal will be staggered to prevent/reduce clustering or large gatherings. Families/Visitors will not be permitted on campus unless you are visiting the front office for assistance. This is a safety measure to keep everyone safe and we thank you in advance for understanding.   If your child is a car rider, we kindly ask that you remain inside of your car. Please put a paper in your windshield using sizable print that has your child’s name, teacher name, and grade level. If your child is a walker or bicycle rider, we ask that you wait patiently at the designated gate exit for your child.

    • All Walkers and Bike Riders will enter/exit through the Blue Gate. Families will be directed to this gate to pick up their child. Only car riders should be at the car circle. Car riders will exit via the Green Gate.
    • Staggered dismissal time changes: 2:45PM (Car riders, Buses, PreK+Siblings, ESE). 2:50PM (Walkers, Bike Riders, Vans, R'Club)
    • If your child has a sibling in PreK, they would dismiss at the PreK gate with their sibling.

    Breakfast (Free for all students)

    Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will receive a Grab and Go breakfast from the cafeteria. Our cafeteria is setup for social distancing. All 3rd through 5th grade students will receive a Grab and Go breakfast from the PE covered court. We have painted dots on the PE court that are 6ft apart. For scholars who do not want breakfast, they may sit outside of the door of their teacher’s classroom until 8:30AM. At 8:30AM, all students will be able to enter their classrooms. Teachers will be standing at their classroom door to greet them.

    Lunch (Free for all students)

    • All students will sit in the cafeteria to eat lunch each day.
    • All lunches will be pre-packaged and available via a bag, clamshell box or a wrapped serving plate.  Students will have a choice of: a
    • a hot entrée, cold sandwich, peanut butter and Jelly, or an entrée salad
    • choice of milk flavor
    • fruit and vegetable

    *Students are permitted to bring their own lunch from home. Candy is prohibited.


    Do you have a question/concern? We are here to assist you.

    Please contact our Front Office at (727) 588-3573.


    Did you miss our Title I Annual Meeting? Please click on the link below to view the presentation. Thank you!

    Also, we have a Title I Parent Station located in the front office that provides resources you may find useful.

    Title I Annual Parent Meeting Presentation


    State assessments will be held this year.  Here are the answers to frequently asked questions.








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