•  Alimacani Chief

    Welcome Back to Alimacani Elementary School 2019 - 2020

     

    Dear Parents,

        I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Alimacani Elementary School.  We are very proud of our designation as a Duval County Public School for the Gifted, Talented and Leadership.  Alimacani is an "A" school, and we are excited to serve the children and families of this community as we focus on the academic success of all students.

        Our school’s theme this year is: Alimacani...Where Adventures Begin!  You will see this theme throughout the school's decor and within the learning activities this school year.  Duval County Public Schools’ Curriculum is based on the Florida State Standards.  Parents will continue to have access to students' grades in the FOCUS Portal via the following link: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/15745. We also ask that you connect with us via the school's district's communication and collaboration portal: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/21644.  Download the DCPS Mobile app, and we will contact you this school year with informational messages via phone call, email or text message.  Please make sure we have your best and most accurate information to assist this communication.   

        We will ask you again this school year to help us maintain our academic focus by scheduling appointments before and after school only, when possible.  In addition, early pick-ups from the office are discouraged as we have tasked our teachers with using every moment of the day for bell-to-bell instruction with students.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

        School hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for all students, including Pre-K and VPK.  Early Dismissal days are once per month within the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.  Please see the DCPS calendar for specific Early Dismissal dates.  The building is open for students at 8:00 a.m. each school day.  Parents in need of day care before that time may contact the Extended Day Office or one of our local daycare providers.  Extended Day students are dropped off at the back entrance of the Multi-Purpose Room each morning. Students in grades K-3 will gather in the Multi-Purpose Room each day between 8:00 a.m. and 8:25 a.m.  Students in grades 4 and 5 will walk upstairs to meet outside of their classroom doors each morning after 8:00 a.m.  Parents are required to pick up children promptly at the 3:00 p.m. dismissal each day.  Thank you for your cooperation regarding school hours and drop-off/pick-up.

        Alimacani has a school wide Positive Behavior Support Plan.  We ask that you carefully review the Student Code of Conduct with your child on the DCPS website. There have been updates for this 19-20 school year.  Your support of our School Wide Expectations and Guidelines for Success is appreciated.  Courteous behavior is a must for the learning environment, and we appreciate your reinforcement of this at home.

        Please consider joining your Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  This $5.00 membership will serve the children of Alimacani in a variety of ways. Each year, our PTA sponsors many day and evening events at the school.  These activities are well-attended, fun, family experiences for all. 

        If we may assist you in any way this school year, please let us know.  Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Please feel free to visit the school and volunteer!

                                                                                    

    Sincerely,

    Kathy Stalls, Principal