Our Mission

 

The mission of
Seminole County Public Schools
is to ensure that all students acquire
the knowledge, skills, and attitudes
to be productive citizens.

Principal

Pam Gamble

Assistant Principal

Jo Ann Duplantis

School Administration Manager
Lynna Varitek


 



5 Essentials Survey is here!

https://survey.5-essentials.org/florida/survey/parent/


Dear Parent,

 

Beginning January 24th, teachers, parents, and students across the district will have an opportunity to participate in the 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

 

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

 

·         Effective Leaders

·         Collaborative Teachers

·         Involved Families

·         Supportive Environments

·         Ambitious Instruction

 

Prior research has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

 

All teachers and 4th through 12th grade students will have an opportunity to participate in this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent.

 

In order for Altamonte Elementary to receive a Parent Survey Report, at least 20 percent of the parents at our school must complete this survey.  If you have students at multiple Seminole County Public Schools, parents are encouraged to complete a survey for each of their students who are enrolled in a Seminole County Public School. These reports will be sent to schools and districts the week of April 24th, 2017.

 

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and help to guide school improvement. Your identity and survey responses are kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

 

The 5Essentials Survey will be conducted January 24 – February 24, 2017. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/florida/survey/parent/.

 

 

Sincerely,

Pam Gamble


School Uniform Information

Altamonte Elementary School

 

 

As we look toward the 2016-2017 school year, we are excited to announce a new uniform policy for all students in grades K-5. Research studies have shown that students in uniform achieve at a significantly higher scholastic level than those schools without uniforms. In addition, studies also report that discipline problems drop dramatically in uniform schools, once students are able to focus on academics rather than fashion.

 

The new Altamonte Elementary uniform will become part of your student’s wardrobe beginning August 10, 2016. Beginning that date, Altamonte students should wear the uniform Monday – Thursday, with casual dress on Fridays. SCPS does not require uniforms to be purchased or worn.  Rather, input from the majority of parents supports this initiative.  Therefore, we will proceed and appreciate your continued support by having your children wear the uniforms according to the schedule above.

 

School uniforms will be easy to purchase at local stores like Wal-Mart, JCPenney, Sears and Target. The uniform will consist of:

Boys:
--White, Red, or Blue (navy preferred) collared

            ‘polo style’ shirts  

 --Blue, Black, or Khaki/Tan long pants or shorts; jeans are OK

 --Belts, closed-toe shoes/sneakers, and socks are required.

    (No sandals or flip flops—due to safety reasons)

 

Girls: 
--White, Red, or Blue (navy preferred) collared ‘polo style’ shirts  

 --Blue, Black, or Khaki/Tan, long pants, shorts, skirts, and skorts;

    Jeans are OK

 --Belts, closed-toe shoes/sneakers, and socks are required.

    (No sandals or flip flops—due to safety reasons)

 

We are looking into having an optional iron on patch available for purchase that has our school logo and name.  Information will come home when those are available.  We wanted to share this information with you now, so that you would have it for sales and school shopping over the summer.

 

We appreciate your continued support and flexibility as we begin a new initiative designed to help our students focus and achieve their maximum potential. If you have any questions, please call the Altamonte office at 407.746.2950

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Gamble

Principal






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