Hartley Elementary School Front Entrance

School Vision

Hartley Elementary School will grow a community of responsible, confident, caring and educated citizens.

School Mission

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

School Hours

  • 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.

School Events


District Master Calendar


Principal's Message

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

A Message from Mrs. Baker

If you were able to join us for the Fun Run in November, you saw for yourself how much our students enjoyed walking and running.  It was a joy to watch them!  Now that the school run is over, we would like to keep a focus on movement to promote health and happiness. 

First grade teacher, Courtney Johnson, has started a walking/running initiative at our school.  Coach Thomas has laid out running paths, and teachers are encouraging students to walk and/or run with a buddy during some of their outdoor time.  Some teachers will help students keep track of their students’ laps and students will receive medals for achieving certain distance benchmarks.   

We encourage you to make walking and running a family tradition as well.  All students and families will have the opportunity to participate in the SJCSD Character Counts 3K or 6K Walk or Run on February 1st at Palencia Elementary.  This is an awesome chance for our extended Hartley family to enjoy time together and showcase the fitness we are developing with our daily walks.    Sign up before January 1 for reduced entry fees. Schools with strong participation at the run can win funding for their schools. 

Be well!

Kasey Baker

Assistant Principal


Character Counts! Run / Walk

February 1, 2020 at 9am

Walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts are invited to participate in the CHARACTER COUNTS! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9 a.m.

The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School. Register before January 1 and receive a $5 discount!

School Access

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 App

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: