Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School

Center for Innovation and Digital Learning

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Classroom Partnerships

  • Thank you to the following families and business for partnering with our classrooms for continued student success.



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Parent Involvement




    Smile Picture Day

    Thursday January 23rd, Please show up in school uniform

    and wear a smile as this will be a forever keepsake. 


    Thank you Accenture

    Thank you for your help with the Hour of Code. We have a firm understanding

    of the importance of coding, and feel like we truly are the

    computer science kids of tomorrow, today! 


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    To Our Entire Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School Family,

    I am truly humbled by your support and the proclamation of the City of St. Pete Beach naming this past Tuesday, October 22nd, as Robert Allan Kalach Jr. Day.

    My appreciation is greater than words alone can describe.  I share this honor with everyone that has contributed to our school making it the wonderful place that it is today.

    It is my privilege to serve as your principal. 

    FiNS UP!

    Robert A. Kalach Jr.


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    Thank you for helping to make this year's Fish Broil a huge success. Through your kind and generous donations we will be able to fund many wonderful activities and events for our students.



    Afternoon Dismissal Procedures

    Remember Parents and Guardians when you pick up students at the walkers gate please demonstrate and display safe habits. Please use the designated crosswalks, and do no walk through the carcircle. This is for the safety of you, your child, and everyone else. Lets be safe and help everyone be the best they can.


    Join our School Advisory Council (SAC) today!!!

    As a member of SAC, you will have the opportunity to support school improvements and provide input on important school based initiatives. Our SAC needs full representation of school demographic groups. If you are interested and willing to join, please contact our Front Office.

    Important Announcement

    Travel to School Safety Issues

    Please use this link to report unsafe conditions and/or concerns for your trip to school.


    America's Healthy School Award


    Super News

    We are an A+ School

    Great job students, staff, and parents. With all of us partnering together and working hard, our school has been recognized as an A+ school, by the Department of Education in Florida. This is a huge accomplishment, so make sure you celebrate your success. This can only be accomplished by everyone working together toward a common goal, our student's success. As always, thank you for partnering with us and we look forward to seeing you as soon as the school year begins. Enjoy the rest of summer, and see you soon.


    Please use this link to find out how you can join PTA.

    Join PTA

    Healthy Snacks On The Menu

    Free App Available from to view the nutrient content of meals served.

    ****Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School will require that all foods and beverages sold, served,

    and offered during the school day, and the extended school day, meet Smart Snack's guidelines. 


    Attention Parents and Families

    When signing onto campus to have breakfast or lunch with your child(ren), please be reminded that this privilege is limited to this purpose and the interaction with your child(ren) only.


    We provide the outdoor picnic area where we encourage you to enjoy a meal with your child(ren). 


    Thank you for supporting our Safe School Environment.


    Carcircle Pick-up and Drop-off Map

    Please refer to the map below to see the flow of our car circle in the morning and afternoon. Remember the safety of everyone is our number one concern, and with your help following this traffic flow we can make sure that everyone is safe. 






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    Join FINSS!

    FINSS (Future Innovators’ Network for Student Skillsets) is a group of teachers, parents, and community members who network and share their knowledge and expertise with classrooms!

    As part of our school curriculum, Project Based Learning (PBL) is infused into the classrooms. Teachers and students are work collaboratively to expand their knowledge and present it in unique ways.

    In preparation for new PBL projects on the horizon, we like to collaborate with our families and community members to share their skills, interests and real-world experiences with our students!

    View our video to learn more!

    Please take this survey if you interested in partnering with us!

    Check out the projects we have been working on!



    Important tips for navigating our site:

    • Visit our calendar for upcoming events! The link is located on the left hand side of this page in the Upcoming Events block.
    • Scroll down the page to see our Announcements, Spotlight, and Mission tabs! They contain very important information.
    • Don't see what you are looking for? Still have questions? Please click on the "Contact" button at the top of this page to send an e-mail to Mr. Carney. He will address your request as soon as possible.


  • Active Assailant Information

    Please know that your child's health and safety is our number one concern here at Gulf Beaches Elementary School, and throughout the Pinellas County School System. In order to help keep your child safe the school system has now put into place safety protocol, including drills to be prepared if we ever had an active assailant on campus, or in the surrounding neighborhood. Please understand that these plans were created by the school system and local law enforcement agencies working side by side. Please use the link below to be directed to the PCS Safety and Security webpage, there you will find the video which will be shared with all staff throughout Pinellas County Schools. Please contact your child's teacher if you have further questions or concerns.

    PCS District Safety and Security PCS Safety Page


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  • Bullying/Harassment

    Parents and Students,

    If you have any concerns about bullying and/or harrassment, you can report an issue at anytime by going to

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  • School Financial Report

    The Annual School Financial Report has been posted to the district website. Florida Statutes require each school to distribute this report to their parents as soon as possible.

    Visit to view the reports.

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  •  *Safety Concern: Our campus is not open to students until 8:15 am, unless your child attends a pre-approved morning club or meeting. The YMCA is available, on-site, at a cost. Students are not to be dropped off for school in the front parking lot. Students who arrive after 8:45 am must be walked into the front office by an adult and signed in.

    *In order to preserve student learning time, breakfast will not be served after 8:35 am. Students are expected to be present in classes no later than 8:45 am.

    *Traffic Reminders:
    Corey Causeway Bridge Opening Schedule:
    8 am. to 7 pm. On the hour and at every 20 minutes past the hour
    Please adhere to all posted speed and STOP signs especially at peak arrival and dismissal times.

    *The GBEMS School Advisory Council has created a Magnet Agreement. This agreement is signed by all students and families each school year and the specified terms will be upheld. Please visit the SAC page for more information and to view the forms.

    *Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School Car Magnets are on sale through the PTA in the Front Office. They are $3.00 each and look exactly like the circular logo at the top of this page. If you are interested in purchasing one, please visit the office. Please pay using cash and exact change only as we cannot make change. Thank you.

    *Please send in Box Tops, Campbell's Soup Labels and Coke Rewards with your students as you collect them. These are a great way for us to earn money for our school!

Our Mission

  • The mission of Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School is to educate and prepare each student for college, career, and life.