Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts

Home of the Shining Stars


  • Please use the link below to complete the registration for Kindergarteners or students who are new to Leon County Schools.
    Registration Link

Registration/Parent Portal



    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 on the image below and sign-up!



Parent Portal Questions

  • For common Focus/Parent Portal questions please selet the link below.
    Common Questions

EDEP Quick Links


Visit our Facebook Page

  • ATMSA is proud to launch our Facebook page 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 to keep up with news, events, announcements, and pictures of the latest and greatest at Apalachee! 

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 Schedule

  • School - 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. each weekday.
    Morning supervision -  7:45 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
    Breakfast - 7:45 A.M. - 8:20 A.M.
    First Bell - 8:25 A.M.
    Tardy Bell - 8:30 A.M.
    Dismissal Bell - 2:50 P.M.
    Afternoon supervision  - 2:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Summer Office Hours  - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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    ATMSA Stars thank The Foundation for Leon County Schools for helping fund Innovation and Inspiration in the classroom!
  • Avery Wellness Florida KIdCare The Foundation for Leon County Schools

    Arts Schools Network Opening Nights

Around the District

  • Stronger Together

    Since the first day of school, the LCS Call Center has received hundreds of calls from parents, family members and students. Although the sound of phones ringing has lessened, our commitment to helping our families and students succeed will not waver. We are #strongertogether.

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  • Leon County School Board Meeting (REPLAY)

    Miss the Leon County School Board Meeting? Catch the replay on our YouTube Channel. (Original broadcast date: September 22, 2020)

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  • LCS Singing Bus Driver Video

    Click on the bus and meet Mr. Dzikunu, a LCS driver who helped a student overcome her fears on the first day of school.

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  • LCS Digital Academy - (Mom Video)

    LCS parents and teachers work hard work in our Digital Academy. Janae Francois built this #digitallearning station for her son Kaden to help keep him focused on learning.

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ReOpen Leon Schools

  • Dear Parents and Guardians:


    The Superintendent and School Board, through the Safe Start Leon Plan, are providing parents the opportunity to make a change to their current educational delivery method of Brick and Mortar (in-person schooling) or Digital Academy (online learning) for the second nine weeks.


    In order to prepare and plan for the second nine weeks of the school year we are asking parents who are requesting a change to their current educational plan to please contact their school between the dates of Tuesday, September 29 and Friday, October 9.  If you are staying with your child’s current educational plan, no action is needed.  The new educational plan and second nine weeks will begin on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.


    Whether a parent decides to change plans, or continue with their current plan, this choice will continue through the end of the first semester. Please be aware changing an educational plan may impact your student’s schedule, teacher and lunch period.


      To highlight the process:

    • Inform the school only of a switch between September 29 through October 9
    • Class size, schedule, teacher and lunch period may be impacted by making a change
    • Your new choice of educational plan will begin for students on Tuesday, November 3
    • This choice will remain in effect through the end of the first semester (ends on January 15)


    Thank you for your flexibility during these unprecedented times. Students and families throughout our state and country are all experiencing some of the same issues, concerns and anxieties.  In meeting our mission of providing an educational plan during a pandemic, it is a priority for us to give families options to choose from that best fit their needs. The current status of school is not ideal but it provides the closest thing to normalcy we have.  We will get through this period together.


    Find out more information about the Safe Start Leon Plan here: https://www.leonschools.net/reopenleon



    Jennifer Ricardo



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ATMSA Bus Routes

  • Parents, 

    By visiting the link below, you will find information about updated 2020-2021 school bus stops. The 2020-2021 bus stops are the same locations as last year's (2019-20) school bus stops. If you have a returning student to ATMSA and you know the bus stop location from last school year, you may start using that location beginning Monday, August 31st.

    If you are new to your school this year (i.e. sixth graders, ninth graders, kindergarten students, and students new to Leon County), you may find your bus stop time and location within the school routes. You will select the bus stop location and time nearest to your house.

    As a reminder, this year, LCS will describe buses by route number. The route number will be displayed on the door side of every bus. Please remember that if you are attending a school on school choice, it is the family’s responsibility to provide transportation to the school. If your child is a current ESE student with an IEP requiring transportation, and you have questions, please call 487-7160

    FYI: Your bus route can give you a hint to which compound the bus comes from. All routes that start with the number 1 are from Appleyard, routes that start with a number 2 are from Connor compound and routes that start with a number 3 are from Cox Compound.


    Transportation & Buses / SC0441 - Apalachee

    APALACHEE ELEMENTARY 2019-20 School Year Bus Routes as of 08/15/2019. Below you will find information about updated 2019-2020 school bus stops. The 2019-2020 bus stops are the same locations as last year's (2018-19) school bus stops.


Important Health Information for Parents

  • Does 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.

Transportation Changes

  • Transportation 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.

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School Uniforms

  • Youth Uniform Polo Shirts are available for $12.00 each.  Adult Uniform Polo Shirts are available for $14.00. Please indicate the size and quantity desired next to each available color.  Samples of the shirts are available to see in our front office. All orders must be completed through the front office.


Upcoming Events

FOCUS Parent Portal

  • Leon County Schools 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. 

  • Acaletics
    Students are encouraged to go to www.acaletics.com and explore lots of ways to build their math skills, including:
    *web-based flashcards of basic facts,
    *problems of the week, and the
    *Math Club Portal (make sure you have the student login)
  • FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

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