J. Michael Conley Elementary

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Principal's Message

  •  Mr. Koerner

    Dear Conley Family,

    I am honored to be your principal and be a part of such a warm, welcoming community!  J. Michael Conley Elementary School at Southwood has a reputation for excellence in Leon County.  This reputation exists due to the students, parents, teachers, and staff that are a part of our Yellow Jacket family.   Our school community works closely with an outstanding group of community and business partners that, together, create a safe, nurturing, and enjoyable learning environment.  I am excited to work with so many amazing individuals and I can't wait to see what the school year has to offer!

    I hope your visit to our website gives you a snapshot of life at Conley.  Please explore the links to find out more about curriculum, programs, and daily events. Feel free to e-mail me with questions, comments, or concerns and  I look forward to working with everyone this school year!

Important Information

  • School Hours
    School begins each day at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 2:50 p.m.
    Morning supervision is available beginning at 7:45 a.m and afternoon supervision is available until 3:15 p.m.
    If your child will be absent from school due to illness, please contact the front office as soon as possible.  Please also remember to get school excuses any time you take your child to any type of medical appointment. Any time your student is absent from school or if you have any attendance related issues, please email your child's teacher directly or send in a note to excuse their absence.
    Contact Numbers
    Front Office: 850.414.5610
    Fax Number: 850.414.8163
    Extended Day: 850.414.6223
    Kitchen: 850.414.9763
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    Social Media 
    Conley’s Instagram and Twitter Accounts #ConleySwarm

News and Updates

  • - Teachers report to school on August 17th, with students reporting for their first day of school on August 31st.

    - Distance orientation will take place between August 19th and August 26th, with teachers contacting their families by phone to introduce themselves, provide a look into their classroom, communicate first day/ week procedures, collect important health and transportation information, and answer ay questions families may have about the school year.

    - Brick and mortar students will have an assigned teacher that only teaches students face to face.  They will follow a traditional schedule, which include any enrichment (Gifted), intervention, or ESE services that they would typically receive.  Students attending Conley daily will have modifications to their traditional daily routines to meet the health and safety requirements developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  These include

    • temperature checks prior to entering campus
    • not allowing parents/visitors on campus
    • smaller class sizes to allow for greater social distancing
    • ground/ floor markings to encourage greater social distancing
    • a mask requirement if students cannot maintain a social distance of six feet and mask breaks incorporated throughout the day
    • no sharing of common materials
    • no water fountain access as students are encouraged to bring water bottles
    • a modified recess plan, with our playgrounds remaining closed to start the school year
    • a modified special area schedule where teachers rotate into classrooms, rather than students rotating to special area rooms (PE is the exception)
    • a modified lunch schedule to maintain six feet social distancing in the Cafeteria
    • pre-packaged bagged lunches provided by nutrition services
    • a modified dismissal procedure to maintain six feet social distancing
    • a separate clinic for students who have symptoms related to COVID

    - Digital Academy students will log in to Canvas daily.  They will have an assigned teacher who is only teaching Digital Academy students.  They will follow a modified schedule, with a sample schedule listed below.  Each grade level will have a similar schedule to the one below, but times may be slightly different due to grade level planning.




    Morning Meeting- Welcome, Preview, Attendance


    Math/ Science Whole Group Lesson


    Independent Math/ Science OR

    Small Group


    Independent Work OR

    Small Group


    Independent Work OR

    Small Group




    Recess/ Free Play


    ELA/ SS Whole Group Lesson


    Independent ELA/ SS OR

    Small Group


    Independent ELA/ SS OR

    Small Group


    Independent Work OR

    Small Group


    Independent Work


    Independent Special Area OR

    Small Group Interventions


    Independent Work


    • Digital Academy teachers will work a traditional school day schedule from 7:45-3:15 daily.  Teachers will not be available during whole group or small group lessons, as they will be working with students during that time. 
    • Digital Academy students will be required to log in daily for attendance purposes.  This will take place during a “Morning Meeting” time
    • Whole group lessons will be presented live daily, which will be recorded for viewing at later times during the day
    • Students will receive all enrichment (Gifted), intervention, or ESE services that they would typically receive in a face to face setting.  These services will be provided by our enrichment and intervention teachers through Canvas in both live and recorded formats
    • Students will receive standardized progress monitoring similar to face to face students, when available
    • Teachers will set up small group meetings with Digital Academy students.  These will be consistent times every day.  While they are not required, they are encouraged to communicate more specifics and answer questions/ check for understanding daily.  Teachers will make every effort to assign a small group time that best meets individual family needs.   A student will have one small group meeting with their Digital Academy teacher each day.  Additional small group meetings may be scheduled based on individual need or enrichment and intervention requirements for students.
    • Students in the Digital Academy will receive required PE and Art special area assignments through digital curriculum, with feedback from Conley special area teachers.  We will provide optional assignments in Canvas for Music, Guidance, and Media for our Digital Academy students which will receive feedback from our special area teachers. 
    • Independent work times, lunch, recess, and special area are all self-paced times throughout the day and can be modified to meet individual family needs
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  • Kindergarten Orientation

    We are excited to begin enrollment for our 2020-2021 Kindergarten classes!  Although we will not have a face-to-face orientation this year, please watch our information video here.  In addition, our amazing Kindergarten teachers have an informational powerpoint to answer some of your basic questions.  Meet our Kindergarten team in this video!


    To register, please visit our registration page and follow the prompts.  Please contact us if you have any questions!


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    Conley students will continue to broadcast the news, from home, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  WCSS youtube page can be found here.

    Thursday, 5/21 Broadcast

    Tuesday, 5/12 Broadcast

    Tuesday, 5/5 Broadcast

    Thursday, 4/30 Broadcast

    Tuesday, 4/28 Broadcast

    Thursday, 4/23 Broadcast 

    Tuesday, 4/21 Broadcast


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    If your student is currently attending Pre-K at a Leon County School or you were approved for School Choice, you do NOT need to complete this registration.


    Please follow this link to complete the registration for Kindergarteners or students who are new to Leon County Schools.  You are still required to bring in the following documents after completing the registration process:


    1. Birth Certificate

    2. Medical forms (Physical and Immunization Records)

    3. TWO Proofs of residency

    - Lease, Mortgage Statement, Property Tax Receipt, or Homestead Exemption AND

    - Utility Bill

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  • Read at Home Plan


    In an effort to strengthen the partnership between school and home, Leon County Schools have prepared a Read-at-Home Plan to support early literacy.  This plan will provide you with activities and a list of online resources you can use with your child. Please click here for more information.

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  • Summer Hours


    Conley's Main Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM from June 3rd to July 30th.

    The office will also be closed June 29th through July 2nd.

    Please call the main office if you have any questions.  Have a great summer!


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  • 2020-2021 Supply List


    The supply lists for the upcoming school year are now available!  Please click here for more information.

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  • WeatherSTEM - LIKE on Facebook


    Conley is one of the newest recipients of WeatherSTEM, an online platform that connects weather stations placed in schools around the district in order to compile all of the data the stations are collecting. There are two separate devices on our campus, a cloud camera that records the cloud movement over our campus, and weather instruments that track things like temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed, heat index, etc. There is a curriculum component with lesson plans that teachers can use to teach students all sorts of science, computer programming, and other STEM topics at all grade levels. However, anyone can visit our Conley WeatherSTEM page to access the latest data! Currently, WeatherSTEM is holding a competition to see which school can get the most Facebook "Likes" and the winner will receive small solar panels and possibly small motors to be used by students. Please help Conley out by going to https://www.facebook.com/WXSTEM and Like the WeatherSTEM page.


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  • Bus Stop Information


    Parents may obtain information on their child's bus stop online (links below) or by contacting the Transportation office at 850.488-2636. Buses servicing Conley Elementary run from the Cox Compound (850.922-6727) and from the Conner Compound (850.922-6701).


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  • HealthyKids.org - Florida KidCare


    Leon County Schools would like every student to have health insurance. For more information about affordable health insurance for newborns through age 18, visit www.healthykids.org or call 1-888-540-5437.


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  • Bully and Harassment Prevention and Reporting: New Reporting Form


    We are committed to providing an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from harassment and bullying. A reporting form has been created to appropriately identify, report, investigate, and respond to situations of bullying and harassment. Please make sure you fill in all of the fields of this form so that administration can have a complete report to begin a successful investigation.

    Print the official LCS Possible Bullying Reporting Form and turn it in to us, please click HERE for the form.


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Map PinVisit the Conley WeatherSTEM page for more information from our weather station.

      Current Temperature: 79.4 °F
      Current Humidity: 74%
      Current Rainfall: 0.00 in/hr
      Current Dew Point: 70.0 °F
      Current Pressure: 30.03 inHg


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