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It’s Time to Start School!

We are excited to have all our students back with us for another year of learning. We are also excited to share that our Open House event will be held this year on Saturday, August 10th.

Some other important dates to remember:

Open House: August 10th 11:00-12:00pm

First Day of School-August 12th

Title I Annual meeting/ Meet the Teacher – TBA

School time: 8:45am-2:55pm

No School- September 2nd

Who is my child’s teacher? Class lists will be available outside the office starting Aug. 5th.

Student Placement
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2024-2025 school year.

Careful consideration was given to your child’s placement. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level, as well as the best way to meet the needs of all learners based on academic performance. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities. With that, we will not take class changes requests or moving students.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. We are eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.


School will start on August 12th. Our times will continue to be 8:45am to 2:55pm. The campus opens for students at 8:15am. Student may not arrive before 8:15am. The YMCA has before and after care for those that need it. Their phone number 727-565-4383 if you would like more information to register. Seats are on a limited basis, so you will want to apply today.

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 Do you want to get involved?

Our PTA has already put together a calendar of great family events and activities! Please help support the amazing things our PTA does for our school by joining the PTA. Membership is just $5.00.

We are looking to add new members to our board.  If you would like to be a part of the PTA board, please let the front office know.



  • Arrival: Upon arrival students will have the opportunity to get breakfast or go directly to class. Breakfast will stop being served at 8:45 am so that our staff can begin preparation for lunch.
  • Lunch – Families may join their child for lunch at our outside picnic tables; but you must come during your child’s designated lunch period as students will not be pulled out of learning to have lunch. Please be sure you have an ID, and all visitors must be on the child’s card.  Please limit visits to once a week.
  • Daily Learning – teachers will cover all the state standards required of their grade level. Students will be able check out books, work on projects and collaborate with their peers. Your child will a computer assigned to them.
  • Uniforms: As you shop for back-to-school uniforms, please be sure to keep in mind our uniform colors. If you need assistance, please contact the school office or Clothes for Kids at 727-441-5050.
    • White, Blue, Purple or Teal collared shirt
    • Sexton T-shirts are permitted any day
    • Navy-Blue pants, shorts, skirts, or jumpers

A group of children in school uniformsDescription automatically generated*NO other colors or jeans are permitted! Students out of uniform will be asked to change into a loaner uniform.  If we are out of loaner uniforms or do not have your child size, you will need to bring them a uniform.  Safe and appropriate footwear must be worn.  Inappropriate footwear includes skates, slippers, crocs and open toed shoes. PE days – students must wear appropriate athletic shoes to participate.



Clinic – If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. If a student gets sick during the school day, our nurse will assess your child and consult with you. If a student exhibits illness beyond the normal stomachache or “boo-boo”, we will request that you pick your child up. I strongly encourage you to make back-up plans for pick up and provide the front office with several people for us to contact on your behalf. Each day parents will be asked to assess their child’s health before bringing them to school. Students with any of the following symptoms should not come to school:

•           Temperature above 100.4/chills

•           Vomiting or gastrointestinal issues

•           Chronic cough/shortness of breath

•           Loss of taste or smell

•           In general, if your child is not well, they should stay home


  • Dismissal – Students will be dismissed at 2:55. Students walking or reporting to the YMCA will be called first; followed by car riders and bus riders.  For car riders, each child will be given a car tag sign, please fill it out with your child’s name and grade on it and display it on your dashboard for easy viewing of our staff to be able to call for your child. When loading children in the carline, we kindly ask for you to pull all the way forward before letting your child in the vehicle. Children are not loaded in any areas other than those with posted numbers. Children are not permitted to run out to the parking area to meet their families; if you chose to park, your child must be walked across in one of our designated cross walks by an adult. Please do not call for your child to cut across our traffic lanes. That is an accident waiting to happen. We will stop them.

Please be sure you are following the traffic patterns. Pull your car forward leaving no spaces between to ensure we can load the maximum number of students. This works very much like loading a roller coaster. All cars get filled and then the group moves forward, and we repeat the cycle. Please be patient the first few days of school as we help our new families adjust and make sure that all students get to their proper dismissal location. The line goes quicker when everyone is following the rules including following the traffic pattern and remaining in your car. It does get better!!



Special Note: Please do not have your child walk to meet you at an off-campus location if they are a car rider. If a student leaves campus and you are not there, students are not permitted to return to campus.  It is safer for them to remain on campus and for you to follow our car line dismissal process. If you designate them a walker, then they must leave campus as a walker.

PK Parking Lot – this is for PK parents only.  If you do not have a child currently in PK, please do not use this parking lot. 

  • Visitors – Visitors are permitted on campus for designated purposes (i.e., parent conferences, family events, volunteering, etc.). For security reasons though, families are not permitted to walk their child to their classroom after the first 3 days.
  • First week of school – We will have additional adults to help your child out of your car and to their class. The same is true for our bus students. Parents may walk their child to class the first three days of school.  Beginning August 15th all students will walk themselves to class.  We will have plenty of adults out helping students to class.  Thank you for understanding and supporting this safety policy.  K-5 parents please do not park or use the PreK parking lot.



  • PreK Drop Off will be in the PreK parking lot. You will see several adults there to welcome your child to school. PreK parents may park and walk their child to the entrance doors as you will be required to sign your child in (this must be done by an adult). You will receive additional directions from your child’s teacher when you arrive where to pick them up that afternoon. Only PreK parents are to use this parking area. Thank you everyone else for observing this rule all year long for the safety of our youngest learners.
  • Labels- Label everything! Backpack, pencil box, notebooks, shirt collar, etc. Many times, we have students who don’t know their last name.  It is extremely helpful to have your child’s name on everything. Also, your name and phone number should be written in your child’s backpack.




Tony Pleshe, Principal






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Who’s Who in our School.


                     Mr. Pleshe      Ms. Fellows

                                                                              Principal            Assistant Principal

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        Ms. Johnson        Ms. Cunningham         Ms. Salg                 Mr. Miller              Mr. Pepperman

        Bookkeeper                       DMT              Community                    HPO                            Cafeteria

                                                                    Involvement                                                         Manager

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           Mrs. Hubble            Nurse Jamie         Ms. Robinson            Ms. Jordan                  Shadow

                MTSS                                                Gifted Program         Media/Tech

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      Coach Reynolds         Coach Velez             Coach Miller              Ms. Horvath               Ms. Rios

                 P.E.                                P.E.                                      P.E.                              Art                              Music