• Florida Department of Education has awarded a school grade of “A” for Gilchrist Elementary School!

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Gilchrist Elementary

The Gilchrist Family of Life Long Learners - 'students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members' – is committed to an on-going planning process that will ensure a quality learning environment, state-of-the-art facility, and a curriculum that will be the foundation for this life long learning.

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School Hours

School Session Hours:

  • School is in session from 8:30am to 2:50pm each weekday.
  • Morning supervision is available from 7:45am to 8:30am
  • Afternoon supervision is available from 2:50pm to 3:15pm
  • Front Office hours 7:30am to 4:00pm


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Technology Links

Visit the  Student Resources page of our website to find links to Internet resources that you can use at home.

WGES Grizzly AM

Visit the  WGES Grizzly AM page of our website to view archived broadcasts of our morning news show.

New Student Registration Applications

Registration packets for students new to Gilchrist in grades K-5 are available in the front office.
Parents/Guardians are also required to provide the following information:
  • Proof of child's birth date
  • Proof of current State of Florida immunization records
  • Physical examination (within the last year)
  • Two proofs of residency:
  1. Homestead exemption, mortgage deed, lease, rental agreement, or property tax record  -AND-
  2. Utility bill


solz Thank you for visiting our website. It is intended to be a user-friendly resource for our parents, students, business partners, teachers and staff. This site is the first place to check for the latest information about the happenings at the school. Please look around and stay connected with the great things we are doing here at Gilchrist.

David Solz, Principal
Gilchrist Elementary


  • Pawprints Spring 2017 Edition


    The new edition of Pawprints is out!  

    Please clilck on the following link to see our Grizzly creativity in action.

     Pawprints Spring 2017

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  • End-of-the-School-Year BOOK SALE


    May 22-26

    Please consider donating your gently used books to the Gilchrist Media Center.  We will sell them at the end of the year:

    • .50 for paperbacks
    • $1.00 for hardcovers

    This is a great opportunity to clean off your bookshelves and then stock up for summer reading.

    Please bring your books (children’s books only please) to the front office or the Media Center by Friday, May 19.

    Thank you for supporting our school.

    Proceeds will go to purchase new materials for our library.

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  • Raa Middle School Vollyball Tryout Information

    Rising Raa Ram students, are you interested in playing Volleyball? Click on the following link for more information!

    Fall 2017 Raa Volleyball Tryouts

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  • Montford Competitive Math Information

    Information and Application

    Math Elective Information

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  • Middle school enrollment information for 5th grade

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    It is that time of year that ALL 5th graders and ALL 8th graders are asked to provide current proof of residency to your school registrar. Even if there are no changes, we ask for you to please submit current proof. We update our records and need your prompt response. Below is a list of items that are requested for proof. You may send them with your trustworthy student if you wish.

    Most all rising 6th & 9th grade students have put in course requests for their upcoming middle/high school, however your student will not be given a schedule unless your current proof of residence has been submitted no later than April 28th. To ensure requested courses, the sooner the better to show your proof.  Regardless if your student is going to your zoned school or reassigned to another school, schedules will not be given. If you have any questions, you may ask the registrar at your current 5th or 8th grade school.

    Reasonable proof of residence must include one (1) item from each of the following categories:

    Category 1

    broker's or attorney's statement of parents' purchase of residence, a mortgage statement or deed, properly executed lease/rental agreement, property tax record, or current homestead exemption card.

    Category 2

    driver's license/ID card, home insurance bill, vehicle registration, electric deposit payment receipt or current utility bill dated within thirty (30) days, bottom portion, showing name and service address.

    Thank you!

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  • Kindergarten Screening Sign-up

    Please visit Gilchrist’s website to sign your rising Kindergartener up for his/her screening! Look for the Sign-Up Genius link to select a time!

    Screenings will take place at Gilchrist Elementary from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following dates:

    • Thursday, June 1, 2017
    • Friday, June 2, 2017
    • Monday, July 10, 2017
    • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    • Thursday, August 3, 2017

    **Kindergarten screenings are used for planning purposes only.


     Screening Information Flyer

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  • Leon County Parent and Student Surveys

    Parent Survey

     In an effort to improve system practices, Leon County School District is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:


    Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

    Student Survey: Elementary (Grades 3 – 5)

     In an effort to improve system practices, Leon County School District is conducting a Student Survey (Elementary). We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:


    Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


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    Gilchrist Elementary is now on Instagram


    Our social media icons below have provided direct links to the district accounts.  If you now click on the instagram icon instagram icon  in the bottom right corner it will take you to the Gilchrist account 

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Around the District

  • What are Students Giggling About at Buck Lake ??

    The end of the year always brings smiles to the faces of our students. But so does Kahoot ? Ka WHAT ?? Kahoot. It's a fun way to engage students in Math and all other areas of instruction. Fun and learning combined with laughter. Very unique.

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  • LCS Announces New Principals and District Leadership

    Leon County Schools announced the following personnel actions were approved during the School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

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  • 6th Annual STEAM Bowl

    Wednesday, May 10, 2016, marked the 6th annual Leon County Schools STEAM Bowl Challenge, this year sponsored by Envision Credit Union. Twenty-three elementary school teams participated in the day’s activities.

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  • Principal's Challenge at W.T. Moore Gets Groovy

    Principal Sue Kraul is back at again, with a year end Principal's Challenge. Her students love the event so much, they beat their reading goals just so they can attend.

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