Important Back to School Info
New Parent Meeting
Wednesday, August 2, 6:00-7:00 pm
Meet The Teacher Day: PreK-8th Grade
Monday, August 14, 1:00-4:00pm
Drop-in anytime between 1:00-4:00pm to meet your child’s teacher
First Day of School
Tuesday, August 15
Tuesday, August 15, 7:45-8:30 am, in the Gym
Thursday, August 31, 6:00-7:30 am
Visit your student’s class as we answer any questions you might have after starting the 2023-24 school year.
- PreK-4th Grade: Drop-in anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to meet your teacher, see the classroom, and get your back-to-school questions answered!
- 5th-8th Grade: Drop-in anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to meet your teacher, see the classroom, and get your back-to-school questions answered!
- Get valuable info on Athletics, Music, ESS, etc. You can also buy your PE shirts!
- Office is open to assist with any questions.
Visit the School Clinic
- Meet our nursing staff
- Drop of medical forms and medications
- We invite you to use #myflec when posting your pictures to social media.
August 31, 2023, 6:00-7:30 pm
Visit your student’s classroom for this special evening opportunity to better connect with your student’s teacher and get answers to any questions you might still have after starting the 2023-24 school year.
F: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Any outerwear that is worn at FLEC must conform to the following standards:
- All Lands’ End jackets with a FLEC logo are acceptable wear for school.
- All other jackets, including organization jackets, must be approved by FLEC administration.
- A plain, long-sleeved, shirt may be worn underneath the approved short-sleeved uniform in the following colors: Cobalt Blue, Navy, White, Hunter Green, Gray(s).
- FLEC logo shirts must be worn at all times under approved outerwear.
- Blankets and hoodie sweatshirts/jackets are not an acceptable form of outerwear.
- Non-Lands’ End coats or winter jackets, with or without hoods, may be worn outside when temperatures are below 60 degrees. Hoods will be allowed for outdoor wear when temperatures are below 60 degrees.
TOPS FOR 5TH GRADE
Polo shirts with FLEC logo are required in grades 5 through 8 and purchased through Lands’ End. Uniform t-shirts are not allowed starting in 5th grade.
New Students – A lunch account will be created for you prior to the start of the school year. An email will be sent when your account is ready and you can begin the ordering process.
MORNING CARE HOURS
Monday-Friday: Beginning at 6:30am
AFTER CARE HOURS
Friday: Dismissal – 5:00pm
Morning Care: Mon-Fri, $5 per Child
After School Care: Mon–Thurs, $8 per Child
Fridays and Half Days, $15 per Child
$1 per minute after 6:00, Mon-Thurs; 5:00, Fridays
Monday-Thursday, snack is served at 4:00pm
A pizza lunch and snacks are provided on Fridays. Lunch is served at 12:30pm and snack at 3:30pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Direct questions about electives to administration.
Scott McCoy, Vice Principal.
Academic Course Enrichment (ACE) Acceptance Guidelines: Grades 1-5
ACE is a once-a-week, pull-out program designed to support our gifted and talented students. Students in ACE spend time in a separate classroom where they participate in learning activities that are intended to stretch them as individuals. There are no grades attached to this program. Communication from the ACE teacher will focus on what students are learning in the classroom.
Grades 2-5—Students participate in ACE one full day a week throughout the school year.
Identifying Potential ACE Students
Potential students for ACE are identified in a variety of ways.
- School staff recommendations of current FLEC students
- Parent requests
- Documentation of prior gifted eligibility from a previous school. (These students do not need further testing.)
Process for Placement
- Parents are contacted for permission to administer the IQ test.
- Students are assessed by the Education Support Services (ESS) department.
- Test results are reviewed by the ACE committee.
- Parents are notified of the committee’s decision.
ACE criteria is designed to look at the needs of the whole child. Consequently, grades and classroom performance are not the only criteria for acceptance.
- Gifted Rating Scale
- The GRS is filled out by the classroom teacher. It highlights five areas of giftedness: intellectual ability, academic ability, creativity, artistic talent, and leadership.
- School-wide Standardized Assessments
- DiBELS (K-2)
- NWEA Map (3-8)
- IQ Test
- KBIT—FLEC score requirements generally follow Seminole County guidelines for student acceptance into a gifted program. An IQ composite of 130 is considered gifted.
- Any other industry standard IQ test administered by the public school system, FLEC’s ESS department, or a private licensed psychologist.
- IQ testing must follow test guidelines in order to be valid.
Participation in ACE is a privilege. All students are expected to exhibit positive behaviors in the ACE classroom. They must be willing to participate in all the learning experiences and contribute to the classroom environment.