Home Page

Principal’s Message

Welcome to summer!

We hope you are enjoying a fun and relaxing summer break with your children, as we prepare for the coming 2019-2020 school year.    Students in grades 1 – 5 will return to school, Monday, August 12, and our Kindergarteners will be joining us on a staggered schedule (Read more about Kindergarten Staggered Start Here.)  Open House Orientations will be Thursday, August 8, from 6 -7 pm for our Kindergarteners and Friday, August 9, from 8 – 12 for all students in Grades 1 – 5.

To help your child get off to a successful start,  please remember to build in time for daily reading.  For a good list of new reading recommendations, please check out the listing for SSYRA books below!  In addition, you can get a head start on shopping for those school supplies as the updated grade level lists are linked to the right on this page.

 Food That’s In When school is out!

Students 18 years of age or younger may receive free, nutritious meals at Pedro Menendez High school (June 3rd-July 18th) or Otis Mason Elementary (June 10th– July 12th) or the Solomon Calhoun Center (June 3rd-July 19th). Please dial 211 (number will be active on May 15th) to inquire about the serving times or any additional locations.

Hartley Extended Day Program Registration is Now Open to School Families!

 I am pleased to invite your family to consider the W.D. Hartley Extended Day Program for the coming school year. Our school-based extended program will offer care to students from 6:30-8 a.m. before school and from 2:45-6 p.m. after school during the 180-day school calendar year, beginning August 12, 2019 and ending May 27, 2020. (Wednesday Early Dismissal: 1:45-6 p.m.)  For more details, please go to our Extended Day tab above.

Dr. Paul Goricki

School Visitation Update

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Hartley, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades K – 8.  The Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) collaborate to select a list of new recommended books for children each year. Please click on the links below for a listing of this year’s SSYRA books for our primary and intermediate readers:

SSYRA Books Grades 3 – 5

SSYRA Books Grades K – 2