Elementary Schools

Welcome to Elementary Schools

The Elementary Department supports our K-5 public schools as we work together with our families and community to ensure our elementary students have a strong foundation for middle and high school by developing the following in each and every child:

  • The ability to read non-fiction independently and proficiently at the upper range of their grade level by the end of each year 
  • The ability to fluently apply math foundational skills for algebra readiness.
  • The ability to think critically and solve complex problems.

Elementary Level: Two of Our Greatest Priorities

In an effort to focus our decision-making, we have identified the following priorities at the elementary level:

1. Enhance the instructional capabilities of every teacher in every K-5 classroom in our 23 elementary schools.

2. Maximize our ability to ensure that children in our District are reading on grade level in third grade by implementing research-based reading initiatives (click here to view a video of the Reading Recovery program), supporting early learning programs, encouraging good attendance and mitigating summer learning loss.  Of course, ensuring that children are reading on grade level at every grade level is critical, and when we achieve grade level reading in 3rd grade, we will create a successful environment to sustain progress in 4th, 5th and beyond.  


As we consider decisions that impact our elementary schools, we can ask the following reflective questions to guide how we spend our time and allocate our limited resources:

1. Will this improve and/or support effective instruction in our K-5 classrooms in our 23 elementary schools?

2. Will this support our mission to have every child reading on grade level by third grade?  

   

 



Elementary Schools
Laura Kingsley, Executive Director
laura.kingsley@sarasotacountyschools.net

Brian Collins, Administrative Assistant
brian.collins@sarasotacountyschools.net 

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31106
Fax: 941-361-6173
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Wednesday
1/18/2017 - Restorative Strategies Staff Training

Wednesday
1/18/2017 - SPHS Open House

Monday
1/23/2017 - Restorative Strategies Training for Middle School Counselors

Monday
1/23/2017 - IB Night - RHS

Tuesday
1/24/2017 - STEM Fair Judging Schedule (grades 3-5) at Robarts Arena

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