Fort Braden School

A PreK-8 school serving students since 1847

  • For detailed information on how LCS is managing our COVID-19 response, please visit the In Class website. @

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School Hours

  • School Day - 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m
    School Supervision - 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Headlines & Features

  • Jimbo Jackson - Principal of the Month

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  • News from the clinic:

    Sometimes it is difficult to make the decision about whether or not your child is sick enough to stay home from school. With minor symptoms early in the morning, you cannot predict if he/she will feel better or worse during the course of the day. These guidelines can be of help when you’re trying to decide what’s best to do.

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  • Byrd, Bradwell and Shaw Families Scholarship

    The entire Fort Braden Community is mourning the loss of three remarkable individuals who touched so many lives and have been taken from us too soon. Jordan Byrd, Jacquelin “Jackie” Shaw and Karen Bradwell devoted over 25 years of combined service to our community and tragically lost their lives after complications due to the Covid-19 coronavirus earlier this year.

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Around the District

  • LCS Teacher of the Year -- WINNER !

    Congratulations to ASHLYN LAUGHLIN from Pineview Elementary, our 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year !!!

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  • Teacher of the Year TOP FIVE FINALISTS

    Congratulations to the Leon County Schools 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists! The winner will be announced on Thursday December 9th.

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  • Maggie B. Lewis-Butler Building Dedication (Click To View Video)

    The Maggie B. Lewis-Butler Science Building dedication at James S. Rickards High School.

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  • Anti-Bulling Week - One Kind Word (Video)

    When a bully uses name-calling it can cause their victim to feel depressed and hopeless. Watch what Hartsfield Elementary students are doing to fight bullying in their school.

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Important Announcements

  • Celebrate Literacy Week



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  • PTO & SAC Reminder

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  • Dear Parent or Guardian,

    Yesterday we announced changes to our COVID-19 protocols which were in line with current guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Hours after our announcement we received information from the State of Florida Department of Health (FDOH) that is not in line with the CDC. By law we are required to follow all rules as set by FDOH. Positive students will now be required to stay home for 10 days unless they receive a negative Covid-19 test and are asymptomatic or have a note from their doctor allowing them to return to school. Please see the official state rule posted below:

    64D-3.049 Protocols for Controlling COVID-19 in School Settings.
    (1) GENERAL PROTOCOLS AND DEFINITION. The following procedures shall be instituted to govern the control of COVID-19 in public schools:
    (a) Schools will encourage routine cleaning of classrooms and high-traffic areas.
    (b) Students will be encouraged to practice routine handwashing throughout the day.
    (c) Students will stay home if they are sick.
    (2) PROTOCOLS FOR SYMPTOMATIC OR COVID-19 POSITIVE STUDENTS. Schools will ensure students experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 shall not attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property until:
    (a) The student receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test and is asymptomatic; or
    (b) Ten days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive test result, the student has had no fever for 24 hours and the student’s other symptoms are improving; or
    (c) The student receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under Chapter 458, F.S., an osteopathic physician licensed under Chapter 459, F.S., or an advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed under Chapter 464, F.S.
    Rulemaking Authority 1003.22(3) FS. Law Implemented 1003.22(3) FS. History–New 1-4-22.

    We sincerely apologize for any confusion this has caused. If you have any questions please contact the administration at your child’s school.


    Rocky Hanna  



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  • No-cost PCR Covid-19 Testing for all Leon County Schools employees and students is now available!


    Click HERE for more information.



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  • Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Please click HERE to download the 2021 bus route schedule.


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  • Fort Braden Community,

    Due to recent changes in policy, Leon County Schools district leadership is prohibiting visitors on campus through October 15, 2021. In an abundance of caution, our orientation will be virtual. 

    If you have not heard from your child's teacher by Friday, August 6th, please contact a member of administration at 850-488-9374. 

    Please stay tuned for detailed information regarding your student's virtual orientation.



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  • For ongoing updates, and detailed information regarding LCS's response and plans regarding the impact of CoVid19 , please visit the CoVid19 site.

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  • Fort Braden After School Mentoring Program



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  • FSA/EOC Information for Parents 20-21

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Please see below for important information about our upcoming FSA/EOC Testing. Please take the time to read the letter and go over it with your student.

    • Brick and Mortar click HERE.
    • Digital Academy click HERE.

    Queridos padres y guardianes, 

    Consulte a continuación para obtener información importante sobre nuestras próximas pruebas FSA / EOC. Por favor, tómese el tiempo para leer la carta y repasarla con su estudiante.

    • Ladrillo y mortero hacen clic AQUÍ.
    • Academia digital hacen clic AQUÍ.
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  • Read At Home Plan

    Leon County Schools Read-At-Home Plan For K-5

    Click Here for more information

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  • New Box Tops Mobile App

    Earn Cash for Our School
    No More Clipping. All You Need Is Your Smartphone. 

    Box Tops for Education

    Click HERE to learn more.

    Click HERE to see a list of participating products.



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  • Title I Newspaper

    The Title I office is excited about launching the first Title I Newspaper. Click on the link below to download it now:

    Title I: News You Can Use

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  • Mr. Jimbo Jackson wants to recognize Fort Braden’s MLK Positive Dreamer and Doer Award recipients!  These students have demonstrated Martin Luther King, Jr. ideals:  Kindness, Citizenship, Leadership, Helping others, Compassion, Great attitude, and Commitment.


    5th Grade: Axel Torres and Kerielis Concepcion
    8th Grade: Calista Poe and Jovanny Avalos



Headline Videos

  • FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.


    Fort Braden School is dedicated to providing a safe environment for all students and staff.  If there is suspected bullying, reporting the incidence to administration is very important in order to mitigate the situation.  This reporting can be done by students and/or parents.  Victims and bystanders are important individuals to an investigation. Please use the form below to report any bullying that you may be aware of. 

    LCS Bullying Report Form

Volunteering & School Assistance

ID Badges Required


    All visitors are required to have a district approved ID badge on at all times while on campus. Please bring your Driver’s License to the front office to be scanned before going on to your destination in the school. 
     Thank you

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