Student + Family Handbook

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HANDBOOK
The Student and Family Handbook has been developed to help student, families and administrators understand policies and procedures established for students. The document is now online only; topics of interest can be searched using key words (see search box). Please note that the current online document is always the official version; updates may be made at any time as policies and procedures change. Anyone with questions may call the Communications and Community Relations Department at 941-927-4009.   

The Student and Family Handbook is developed and reviewed annually by a committee of district administrators, parents, students and school safety personnel. The handbook is divided into sections 1-7.  Subsections within each Section are numbered accordingly. For example, Section 1, Getting Started, begins with 100.0: Registration and Enrollment, Section 2, begins with 200.0: Attendance. Content can be located using this system rather than by page numbers. See the Table of Contents for more information.

VISION
The School District of Sarasota County places learning at the center of its activities to enable all learners to lead productive, responsible and healthy lives.

MISSION
The School District of Sarasota County prepares students to achieve the highest learning standards by engaging a high-quality staff, involved parents and a supportive community.


FLORIDA STANDARDS
Florida Standards for the Arts, Health, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies, as well as the implementation of the Florida Standards for English Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics are the foundation of curriculum and instruction for all Sarasota County students. The Florida Standards are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K-12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready no later than the end of high school. The standards define the knowledge and skills in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Literacy in the content areas that students are expected to master within their K-12 educational careers. This is one of the most important changes in education in the United States in the last 50 years and stands to positively affect students, parents, teachers, communities and the workforce. 


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Pupil Support Services
Sonia Figaredo-Alberts, Executive Director
sonia.figaredo-alberts@sarasotacountyschools.net

Julie Zarling, Administrative Assistant
julie.zarling@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31109
Fax: 941-927-4052
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Exceptional Student Education
Tammy Cassels, Supervisor
tammy.cassels@sarasotacountyschools.net

Ana Montero, Administrative Assistant
ana.montero@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34226
Fax: 941-927-4014

Student Services
Debra Giacolone, Supervisor
debra.giacolone@sarasotacountyschools.net

Sally Dean, Administrative Assistant
sally.dean@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34754
Fax: 941-361-6157 

School Health Services 
Suzanne Dubose, Supervisor
suzanne.dubose@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34765
Fax: 941-927-4108

Florida Department of Health Sarasota County 
Linda Glover, Supervisor
linda.glover@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32101 

Alternative Education, Discipline & Dropout Prevention
Bethany King, Supervisor
bethany.king@sarasotacountyschools.net

Patty Woods, Administrative Assistant
patty.woods@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31113 

ESOL and Migrant Education
Jamie Rodriguez, Supervisor
jamie.rodriguez@sarasotacountyschools.net

State & Federal Projects
Jane Mahler, Supervisor
jane.mahler@sarasotacountyschools.net

Betsy Hooper, Administrative Assistant
betsy.hooper@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34061 

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The language translations of the Student and Family Handbook that are available on this website were created using an electronic translation program. Please note that some words and phrases may not be translated perfectly from the original English, which is the official version of the document. If you have questions about the wording of the district rules or other information provided in the language translations of the Handbook, please contact the Sarasota County School District office of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), at 941-927-9000, ext. 34061.