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Attestation of Qualifications for Teachers and Paraprofessionals
Name of School: Fort White Elementary As required by P.L. 114-95 of the Every Student Succeeds Act, I the undersigned campus principal attest to the following for school year 2019-2020.
Requirements Outlined in Statute All teachers meet state certification/licensure requirements and subject matter competency under ESSA Section 112(e) and Florida Statute 1012.42.
If "no", how many teachers were hired that do not meet state certification/licensure requirements? 2 Medroum and Peach All instructional paraprofessionals, (except for translation and parental involvement activities) paid with Title I funds meet the requirements to be considered highly qualified.
If "no", how many paraprofessionals were hired that do not meet the Title I, Part A qualification? All instructional paraprofessionals paid with Title I funds are assigned appropriate duties consistent with paraprofessional responsibilities and limitation under ESSA Section 111(9)(2)(J) of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
4. All instructional paraprofessionals paid with Title I funds are working under the
direct supervision of a teacher consistent with ESSA Section 111(g)(2)(J) of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
5. Paraprofessionals who assume limited duties beyond classroom instruction or
duties that do not benefit participating children are the same type of duties as assigned to other paraprofessionals who are not working in a program supported with Title I, Part A funds, and the amount of time spent on such duties is the same proportion of the total work time as prevails with respect to similar personnel at the same school.
Copies of this attestation are available at the school and LEA office and will be made available to the general public upon request.
Michael P. Christie
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Fort White Homecoming Dress UP DAYS
Friday, October 11th ROCKET POWER DAY
Dress like the sport you play, your favorite sport, your favorite athlete, or
your favorite high school/college team.

 Tuesday, October 15th COLOR WAR DAY
Wear neon colors based on your class color.

 Wednesday, October 16th JIMMY NEUTRON DAY
Dress like a brainiac (professional business attire).

 Thursday, October 17th CHARACTER DAY
Dress like a nickelodeon character or wear nick show apparel.

 Friday, October 18th SPIRIT DAY
Wear school spirit colors (red, black, white).
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School Improvement Plans

Attention Parents!! National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs
Lake City, FL -- The Columbia County School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2018-2019 school year. ALL students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at all district schools. These include:

Melrose Park Elementary School

Eastside Elementary School
Five Points Elementary School
Ft. White Elementary School
Summers Elementary School
Niblack Elementary School
Columbia City Elementary School
Westside Elementary School
Pinemount Elementary School
Richardson Grade Academy
Pathways Academy
Ft. White High / Middle School
Lake City Middle School
Columbia High School (NEW!)
  • FWES celebrates Homecoming Week with Brainiac Day Pictures
    FWES  celebrates Homecoming Week with Brainiac Day Pictures
    Celebrating Homecoming at FWES Tiwahe
  • Brainiac Day Pictures
    Brainiac Day Pictures
    Celebrating Homecoming at FWES Tiwahe
Family Reading Nights
We will be extending our library hours for students to read, research, check out books, and take Accelerated Reader quizzes.

A parent or guardian MUST accompany students for the extended hours. We will be open from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesday nights. Please enter and exit through the front doors of the school.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evenings for Family Reading Nights.

Tuesday, October 1 2:30-6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19 2:30-6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28 2:30-6:00 PM
Tuesday, March 10 2:30-6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 28 2:30-6:00 PM

Tech News from Mrs. Gilmer

Tech News:
K-2 Students: Please practice finding the letters "fwestest" on the keyboard with your children. This will be their login in the Tech Lab this year.
Students in grades 3-5 will log in with their lengthy credentials, as usual.
School Supply LIsts
Attention Parents and Staff of Fort White Elementary School:
The School Supply lists are located under the title of School Information on the Fort White Elementary School Website Front Page!!
Box Top Classroom
Box Top Classroom
Box Tops for Education:
We will take any final box tops you have at home to submit the end of October. However, the entire program is now going digital. The NEW and improved Box Top mobile app scans your store receipt, finds participating products and instantly adds Box Tops to our school's earnings online. No clipping required. Receipts would need to be scanned within 14 days of purchase. Log in at and choose Fort White Elementary School as you home school. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gilmer at FWES
School Grade
We are excited to let our parents and staff know that our school has been graded as a "B". We are excited to move up from our grade of a "C" in the year 2017-2018.

Safe Schools

12 months ago

Bullying Form

When someone says or does something 
unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that's        
When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once, That's
When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it-even when you tell them to stop or show them that you're upset-that's


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