• 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




    Christopher Tittel, Public Information Officer
    (850) 606-8190 / (305) 924-6839

    Tallahassee – The Florida Department of Health in Leon County encourages parents to contact their health care providers now to have their children vaccinated for the 2018-19 school year.

    Leon County public schools open August 13.

    “It’s never too early for back-to-school vaccinations,” DOH-Leon Health Officer Claudia Blackburn said. “Beat the rush that we see every summer and get your child vaccinated for school now.”

    All students who are new to Florida schools must provide a Florida certified immunization record (DH680) prior to starting school, including preschool/VPK.

    All students entering kindergarten have required and recommended vaccinations, with certified a DH680 form required to be submitted before your child can attend school.

    Children entering Kindergarten must have completed the recommended immunization series, which can be done as early as 4 years of age.

    All students entering 7th grade have required and recommended vaccinations, with an updated certified DH680 form required to be submitted before your child can begin 7th grade.

    Vaccines recommended for children entering the 7th grade include: TDAP, Meningitis ACWY (first at 11 years and second at 16 years) and HPV (two-shot series if completed by 16, otherwise three-shot series). Vaccinations may be completed as early as 11 years of age.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends vaccinations at 16 years of age for Meningitis B and to complete the Meningitis and HPV series (if not already completed).

    Don’t Wait: Immunize Now!

    DOH-Leon is encouraging parents to contact their primary health care providers now to obtain required vaccinations for children based on their age and school grade. Appointments at primary care providers tend to be unavailable and wait times extended in the last few weeks before school starts.

    DOH-Leon provides walk-in immunization clinics for back-to-school vaccinations 8-11 a.m. Monday thru Friday and 1-4 p.m. Monday thru Thursday at the Roberts & Stevens Clinic, 1515 Old Bainbridge Road, (850) 606-8020.

    DOH-Leon walk-in clinics are run on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a limited number of spots available each day. Families are encouraged to arrive early and be prepared for extended wait times.

    Parents are asked to bring copies of their children’s vaccinations records and an insurance or Medicaid card to any back-to-school vaccination site.

    Students entering Florida schools for the first time are also required to submit a copy of a physical exam prior to starting school. DOH-Leon does not provide physicals. Parents should schedule physical exams now as many physicians do not have available appointments the last few weeks before school starts.

    Parents who do not have a primary health care provider can call 211 (Helpline) for information on area providers.

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  • Check out the new edition of Paw Prints!

    This magazine is created by our very own Gilchrist Grizzlies, showcasing their literary and artistic talents!

    Paw Prints Spring

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  • The follwing link includes valuable information to encourage early literacy in every home.  


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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

  • Leon Drama Students Improv With Actress Cheryl Hines (VIDEO)

    Emmy Award-nominated actress Cheryl Hines graduated from Leon High School in 1983. She stopped by her Alma mater to brush up on some improv with drama students. Click the image on the left to see their performances. Copy/paste this link to watch an interview with Mrs. Hines on our Instagram page: http://ow.ly/PC3f30kaF2P

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    As the school year comes to a close and the final grades come in, Leon County Schools is proud to announce high marks in fiscal responsibility.

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  • LCS End Of The Year - Blooper Video -

    Ooops!! Enjoy our end of the year Blooper Reel. We appreciate everyone who appeared on camera this year, whether you made a mistake...or not!

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  • Leon County Schools Announce New Principals

    Leon County Schools announces the following new principals for the 2018-19 school year. They will begin serving following School Board approval.

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