• Following the rules means being a true leader and modeling to other students the importance of rule following and working together to provide service to our school and community.

    Here at San Jose, students are given recognition and acknowledgement in the form of ABC bucks. Students are able to use their ABC bucks at our school store to purchase items. Students here at San Jose are given reinforcement such as ABC bucks to purchase items at the school store when they are seen practicing good behavior. Students are encouraged to follow the rules and show service to the school, community and their country. Students are given praise by adults when they are seen being honest as well and understand the rules and laws that need to be followed in our community.

    Parent Request For Student Counseling by the San Jose Elem Guidance Counselor


    Three Ways to Report Bullying:

    1. Report online at: Online Bullying Report
    2. Tell the Principal or another trusted adult
    3. Call the Campus Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-873-8477 or 1-800-873-8477


    What is bullying?

    Bullying is systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees and may involve but is not limited to teasing; social exclusion; threat; intimidation; stalking; including cyber stalking; physical violence; theft; sexual, religious, or racial harassment; public humiliation; and destruction of property.

    View the Pinellas County Policy Against Bullying /Harassment Grades K-12 and Adults): 5517.01 Policy Against Bullying,

    Here's a great link to learn more about this topic:Federal Government


    The Gifted Referral Process at San Jose El

    Below is an explanation of the gifted referral process at San Jose Elementary School:

    Gifted Referral process: Teacher or parent nominates a student to be screened for the gifted program. The screening tool that is used is called the K-BIT. A student will need to earn a 120 or higher or above the 90th percentile. If the student obtains this score the parent or guardian will receive packet which will be sent home that includes:
    1. Procedural Safeguards for Exceptional Students Who are gifted.
    2. Gifted Characteristics Parent/Guardian Questionnaire.
    3. Consent for Evaluation or Re-evaluation.
    4. Gifted Characteristics checklist (included only if the student was referred by the parent).

    **All of these forms will need to be returned to :
    Jessica Gorman, Guidance Counselor at San Jose Elementary School

    Once these forms are returned to the school, a request will be sent to one of the Pinellas County schools Psychologists who will do a Psychological evaluation. Once this is completed the RTI Coordinator receives the report and the folder with all the information that the parent, school and Psychologist have provided. This will be sent to the eligibility office which is where they make the decision about a student’s eligibility for gifted placement.

    If you are interested in having your child screened for gifted, please open the document that is called Gifted nomination parent request form. Then turn this into your child’s teacher. If you do not have access to a printer, you may also call the school or speak with your child’s teacher about your desire to have your child screened

    View the Gifted Nomination Parent/Guardian Request Form