John G. Riley Elementary School

Student Centered Culture, High Expectations

  • Leon County Schools


Administrative Team

  • Maurice Stokes

    Candace Gautney
    Assistant Principal

    Dr. Yvonne Jones
    Assistant Principal

    Gladys Robinson-Calloway
    Academic Dean  

    Office: (850) 488-5840
    Fax: (850) 922-4227

Key Info

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    • Transportation changes - Transportation changes should be submitted in writing NO LATER THAN 1:00 PM. Changes should be sent to
    • Dismissal Procedures- Due to our dismissal procedures, students will not be dismissed from class between 2:20 p.m. and 2:50 p.m
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 School Hours

  • Office Hours (Normal): 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Normal School Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

    Breakfast: 7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
    Supervision Hours: 7:45 a.m - 3:15 p.m.

    Due to our dismissal procedures, students will not be dismissed from class between 2:20 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.

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Important Information

  • "Oops! You're Late" Initiative

    ClockThe tardy bell rings at 8:30 AM each morning.  Students arriving at school after that time must be escorted to the office by their parent/guardian and receive a late pass to class.  Students will utilize their student identification numbers to log in to the Kiosk located at the front desk. Students will receive a printed admission pass to take to his/her classroom teacher.  Office staff will assist students that may not have their student identification numbers/cards. Our goal is to increase the student attendance rate and decrease the number of student tardies each day.


    Special note

    Elementary students who are chronically late or leave early without an acceptable excuse (5 unexcused absences/tardies in a 9-week grading period or 10 unexcused absences/tardies in a semester) are in violation of the school board attendance policy and will receive written notification from the school.

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Dress Code

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    John G. Riley Elementary Dress Code

    The following dress code guidelines are in effect at John G. Riley Elementary:

    • Students should be comfortably, appropriately and safely dressed for school.
    • Students should wear closed toes and flat shoes for protection.  Flip-flops, slides, house shoes, bedroom slippers, platform shoes or cleats are not acceptable.
    • Shorts, skirts and dresses that are short, halter tops, spaghetti strap tops, bare midriffs or other clothing that leaves the body bare are not deemed appropriate for school.  Appropriate length is at least to the end of the fingertips when arms are held to the side.
    • Shirts with drug-related messages, obscene or suggestive gestures or slogans or profanity are not allowed.
    • Shorts and pants that have writing on the backside are not to be worn at school.
    • Pants must fit to the waist.  Belts should be used when necessary.   No underwear may be visible.
    • No hats of any type may be worn except during P.E.
    • Sweaters, coats, etc. should be marked with the child's name. 
    • Lost and found items are kept in the cafeteria and will be sent to charity if not claimed at the end of each 9 weeks.
    • Ripped jeans may NOT be worn to school.

    When a student is not dressed appropriately, it can cause distractions and safety concerns. Students will receive a notice explaining any violations. 

Nondiscrimination Notice

  • “No person shall on the basis of sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, color, pregnancy, disability, military status or genetic information be denied employment, receipt of services, access to or participation in school activities or programs if qualified to receive such services, or otherwise be discriminated against or placed in a hostile environment in any educational program or activity including those receiving federal financial assistance, except as provided by law.” No person shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.

    An employee, student, parent, or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:

    Tonja Fitzgerald, Divisional Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Students)
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7309

    Wallace Knight, Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Employees)
    Title IX Compliance Officer
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7210

    A student or parent alleging discrimination as it relates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may contact:

    Jennifer Benton, 504 Specialist
    504 Specialist
    (850) 487-7317



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