School District News
Update from Superintendent Forson, April 1
Dear SJCSD Parents and Guardians,
Today we faced additional challenges with connectivity to Schoology. I share this frustration with you and assure you that we are working with the vendor to solve these issues. In the meantime, I encourage you and your child to reach out to his/her teacher via email. As I wrote yesterday, patience and flexibility are paramount. We will keep getting better.
Meal service will continue at designated school and community sites until further notice. This is an essential service offered to children 18 years or younger in need of breakfast and lunch while we are closed. In the last few days there have been posts on social media encouraging others to visit specific schools to receive these meals. Some of these posts encourage community members with children to drive through more than once to prevent the service from ceasing and preserve job functions at these sites.
While we want families who need the meals to receive them for their children, prompting the community to show up just to get meals puts a strain on distribution. It prevents us from allocating funding, efforts and resources where the need is greater. For updated information on meal service, visit https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/blog/mealservice/.
Today Governor DeSantis issued an executive order to stay at home except for individuals who are essential employees providing essential community services as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this guidance, "educators supporting public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing other essential functions" is included in the essential critical infrastructure workforce. We are continuing to review and define essential staff through job functions while promoting a work at home model for employees who can.
I appreciate your commitment to your child's education. I value the support and trust you have placed in the St. Johns County School District to instruct your children while we continue to learn in this new environment.
St. Johns County School District
Hartley Elementary School will grow a community of responsible, confident, caring and educated citizens.
Hartley Elementary School will provide a safe and caring environment where every student’s academic, emotional and social needs are nurtured. Parents, teachers, and staff work together to create a community in which children are inspired and empowered to attain their full potentials and embrace life long learning.
Daily Schedule & Events
- Student drop off starts at 7:55 a.m.
- School day begins at 8:25 a.m.
- School day ends 2:45 p.m.
- Early Release every Wednesday 1:45 p.m.
Your children are the motivation for all of our efforts, the center of all we do. Our goal is for students to feel at home learning in an environment where they are loved as they are taught. With outstanding teachers who understand the way individual students learn, Hartley provides academic rigor in an environment that emphasizes thinking and creativity. As we begin the new school year, we rededicate ourselves to providing a culture of caring for our students. Students, teachers and parents are the “heart” of Hartley!
Dr. Paul Goricki
- New Student Registration
- Master Calendar 2019 – 2020
- Student Code of Conduct
- School Lunch Menu
- Free and Reduced Lunch Application
- Year-at-a-Glance curriculum maps for each grade level
- St Johns County School District ELL Plan
- View your child’s report card on Home Access Center
- Report Bullying and Harassment
- School Improvement Plan (SIP) 2019- 2020
- Immunizations – School & Sports Physicals
- Service Animal Policy
- Gamble Rogers Middle School Incoming 6th Graders Elective Interest Survey
Announcement for 5th Graders
Starting on February 3rd, 5th graders at Hartley may apply for yearlong electives at Gamble Rogers Middle School by clicking the button below.
The deadline for applications is May 1st.
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2nd.
District-wide registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on March 2nd. Starting on that date, you will be able to click the Register My Child For School button on our school website to complete an online registration form for your child.
Beginning the week of March 23, parents/guardians of all current students will receive an email from PowerSchool to complete the annual Returning Student Verification Form for the upcoming school year. The email will contain the link and instructions needed to complete the verification.
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.
FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.
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: