Apalachee Elementary School

Magnet School of the Arts - Home of the Shining Stars

  • Our New Employee Job Application System (ATS) launches December 6, 2021. To learn more, click this link to learn what steps are needed to create your new account and application profile

    Scroll down on the homepage to see the instructions in the orange box or jump right in @ https://www.leonschools.net/ATS  

  • For detailed information on how LCS is managing our COVID-19 response, please visit the In Class website. @ https://www.leonschools.net/InClass
    For Quarantine / Exposure Specific protocols please visit - https://www.leonschools.net/Quarantine 

School Schedule

  • School - 8:30 am to 2:50 pm
    Morning supervision -  7:45 am to 8:25 am
    First Bell - 8:25 am
    Tardy Bell - 8:30 am
    Dismissal Bell - 2:50 pm
    Afternoon supervision - 2:50 pm to 3:15 pm

Transportation Changes

  • School TransportationTransportation changes must be received in writing by 2:15 p.m. 
    Please email atmsa@leonschools.net and describe in detail: child's name, teacher's name, normal method of transportation, new method of transportation, and the dates effective.  Transportation changes will not be taken after 2:15 p.m.

    Students being checked out of school early must be done before 2:15 p.m. 
    If you must check out your child(ren) before the regularly scheduled dismissal at 2:50 p.m., you will need to to arrive before 2:15 p.m.   To help ensure students' safety, we will not be able to check out students between 2:15 p.m. and dismissal at 2:50 p.m.



  • ATMSA Outstanding Staff - Congratulations to our outstanding faculty & staff for being recognized for their dedication to ATMSA:

    Mrs. Nicole Green - Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Samantha Love - Glenn Howell Distinguished Educator

    Mr. Christopher Seabrooks - School-Related Employee of the Year

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  • Principal's Message - It’s hard to believe that October is almost over and we have wrapped up the 1st quarter of the school year. We are proud of our students, teachers, and support staff for working hard to create a positive learning environment where students come first. Thank you, parents, for supporting us by making sure your child is prepared for learning every day. We are preparing to gear up for the 2nd quarter with a continued focus on academic interventions, social and emotional learning, and community building. Please review the upcoming events on our calendar.

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  • Focus Parent Portal - NOW OPEN! Visit the LCS Parent Site for general information and help guides.

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  • Listserv news - Stay up-to-date on all the latest information by joining the ATMSA listserv. Click on the Listserv logo in the upper right area of this webpage or Join our Listserv and sign-up!

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  • Visit our Social Media Pages - ATMSA is proud to launch our social media pages in an effort to open another line of communication and notifications for parents and students for our school. If you have a Facebook account, "Like" us at www.facebook.com/ATMSA.STARS, Instagram account at www.instagram.com/atmsastars, or Twitter @AtmsaStars to keep up with news, events, announcements, and pictures of the latest and greatest at Apalachee! 

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Handy Links

  • Leon Canvas
  • Remind

Health Info

  • COVID-19 protocols, quarantine and other information is available at www.leonschools.net/InClass.


    Important Health Information for Parents

    Important NoticeDoes your child have a medical condition that may require medication or assistance during the school year?   New forms are required at the beginning of each school year.  

    School forms that you may need for your child are available on the School Health page of the Florida Department of Health in Leon County’s website at: Leon County Schools

    If you are unable to access the necessary forms or are unsure of the forms you may need, please call the School Health Division at the Florida Department of Health in Leon County at 850-404-6334.

    Please contact your provider to request completion of the necessary forms.

School Uniforms

  • New info coming soon.



  • Read at Home Plan

    In an effort to strenghten the partnership between school and home, we 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 may use with your child.

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Around the District

  • 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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  • Pink Party 2021👩‍🎤🎆

    Each October, Leon County Schools joins people all over the world, showing support for those affected by breast cancer. #breastcancerawarenessmonth The district office hosted a "Pink Party" on Friday, October 22. Our thanks to everyone who helped paint the district pink this month!

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Nondiscrimination Notice

  • Nondiscrimination Notification and Contact Information

    “No person shall on the basis of sex (including transgender, gender nonconforming and  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:

    Dr. Kathleen L. Rodgers

    Assistant Superintendent

    Equity Coordinator (Students)
    Title IX Compliance Officer
    (850) 487-7306 rodgersk@leonschools.net

    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304

    Deana McAllister

    Assistant Superintendent
    Labor and Employee Relations
    Equity Coordinator (Employees)
    (850) 487-7193 mcallisterd@leonschools.net

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

    Karin Gerold
    504 Specialist
    (850) 487-7160 geroldk@leonschools.net


Important Files

EDEP File Library

Registration/Parent Portal


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

Say No to Bullying

  • Any person who is concerned about a bullying issue may complete the LCS Bullying Report Form and return it to the school, where the Assistant Principal or Guidance Counselor will conduct an investigation. 

School Supply Lists

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