Parents, please complete this survey before May 29th, by clicking on the link below:
The Clay County School District is committed to the use of person first language. According to the article, “A Few Words About People First Language”, by Kathie Snow, “People First Language puts the person before the disability, and describes what a person has, not who a person is.” To read her full-length article visit http://www.disabilityisnatural.com/explore/people-first-language.
Florida law requires all students have a Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) immunization before entering 7th grade. If you do not have a doctor or healthcare provider, the Florida Department of Health in Clay County offers FREE immunizations to students. For more information please call (904) 529-2800. Help your child have a smooth transition to 7th grade. Immunize now and return proof of Tdap shot (on the DH 680 form) to your child's elementary school prior to the end of school. Be Ready!
We have many activities for our students to participate in this month.
April 10th- Military Child Recognition Ceremony – 9:00 am in Cafeteria
April 15th- PURPLE UP day! Wear purple to show
your support for military and veteran children.
April 22-24th Bring a friend to Military Lunch Bunch
April 29th Military T-shirt day- Support your branch of service by wearing a
Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine or Coast Guard shirt!
History of the Yellow Ribbon
We are so very proud of the contributions our military make to keep our world safe and keep us free. While they go far away to do their jobs, our military families are being supported and remembered.
The idea of the yellow ribbon was a symbol to show support for deployed loved ones and dates back as far as the English Wars of the 1600’s.
The yellow ribbon became a familiar symbol during troubled times in the United States. During the first Gulf War, then Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, our support of our loved ones has never failed.
When a student has a parent that goes on deployment we have the student/family pick a tree and tie a yellow ribbon around it writing sweet notes of support and love. The ribbon remains on the tree until the service member returns. Sometimes the deployments are long and the weathered and worn ribbons are reminders to keep that family in mind and provide support. Once the family member returns the family so proudly cuts the ribbon from the tree.
If you would like to participate in tying a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree please contact me and I would love to help make this happen. I can be reached at 451-4210. Thank You for your service as a family!
Jennifer Weldon, MFLC
Military Family Life Counselor
The School District of Clay County (SDCC) has held AdvancED’s most prestigious Accredited status since becoming a fully accredited school district in 2010. District Accreditation recognizes that increasing student achievement involves more than improving instruction. It is a result of how well all the parts of the education system – the District, school, and classroom – work together to meet the needs of students. To earn this distinction, the District and all of its schools must follow the AdvancED accreditation process by:
1. Meeting the five AdvancED Standards.
Each standard has multiple indicators that must be evaluated in order to determine
if each standard is met.
2. Engaging in a continuous process of improvement.
3. Demonstrating quality assurance through internal and external reviews.
The District will conduct an extensive internal review in order to self-evaluate the extent to which it is meeting the standards. An External Review Team will visit the district in March 2015 to assess how well the District and its stakeholders are working together to meet the AdvancED’s high standards.
For more information please visit our website at:http://accreditation.oneclay.net/
We are excited to share our new mobile communications!!
We have a new school website that is very mobile friendly. All SDCC school websites now have the same basic structure and information to provide for easy parent navigation. Please review our Parent Transition Guide to help you navigate our new site.
We have an app! The official Clay County Schools app gives you a personalized window into what is happening at the District and in the schools. Get the news and information that you care about and get involved! On the OneClay App you can:
* View District and school news
* Receive notifications from the District and schools
* Access the District directory
* Display information personalized to your interests
Thank you for your many years of service at Doctors Inlet Elementary. Enjoy your time. You will be greatly missed!