Kathy Wickett, Principal
Eileen Stull, Assistant Principal
School Safety Updates:
As a result of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act a number of safety measures have been put into place in Pinellas County Schools which will result in changes to the daily operations at Cross Bayou. All staff will be participating in safety training before students begin school. Joining our staff is School Resource Officer (SRO), Officer Andrew Cappa. All exterior school doors will remain locked at all times. Our school office has been equipped with secure storefront glass. All visitors must be cleared to enter the secure area of the school through Badge Pass. Visitors who do not have a JLA (Jessica Lundsford Act) Level 2 clearance must be escorted by school personnel at all times while on campus. Those volunteers with JLA Level 2 clearance will be granted access to campus only on school scheduled volunteer opportunities.
At Cross Bayou this will encompass a change from our previous volunteer and visitor process, as we do not have supplemental staff to act as escorts or to supervise at lunch times. At this time, we have staff available to supervise lunch on the first Friday of each month. Parents and their children will be able to enjoy lunch together in our picnic area that day. Parents will still be able to have breakfast in the cafeteria with their children by sitting at the designated family tables since at that time we have staff supervising in the cafeteria. Parents can only have breakfast or lunch with their own children.
I know that there are some concerns about the information that limits eating lunch with your child. We are trying to work out ways that meet the requirements of the Jessica Lundsford Act while allowing parents to have lunch with their own children. We will continue to work on this and make changes. We will post changes on our website as we make them.
When you have a scheduled parent conference, the teacher will meet you in the office and escort you to the classroom. After your conference the teacher or another staff member will escort you to the office or the front patio.
Parents will be allowed to walk their children to class for the first three days of school only. Beginning August 16th parents WILL NOT be allowed to walk their children to class. The only exception to this rule is our Pre-K parents. Pre-K parents must have their badge on to be able to go to their child’s classroom to sign them in and out each day. We must follow all new safety procedures.
Visit http://pcsb.org/safety for the latest district safety updates.
Cross Bayou Elementary will provide a caring and success-oriented environment that enables each child to become a respectful, responsible, and motivated lifelong learner through a collaborative effort among students, staff, parents and the community.
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 possible.
The report can be found on the district website by following the link below: