Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts

Home of the Shining Stars


Summer Reading 2019!



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    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!
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    Arts Schools Network Opening Nights

Around the District

  • Bullying - LCS Students Talk

    Montford Middle School is combatting bullying by encouraging students to #BeKind every day. This is the first in a four-part video series talking to LCS students about the effects of bullying. Click on the big red hand to play the video.

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  • Leon County School Board Meeting (August 13 REPLAY)

    Miss the Leon County School Board Meeting meeting? Click here to see the replay. (original broadcast date August 13, 2019)

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  • Leon County College Fair 2019

    When: August 26 5:30-7:30pm Where: TCC EAGLEDOME

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  • First Day Of School (Sealey Elementary Video)

    First Day back to school for Sealey Elementary brought a warm welcome from some special visitors.

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Welcome Back to 2019-2020


    Dear Parents and Guardians, 


    We hope you have enjoyed your summer.  Although it seems hard to believe, in just a few weeks it will be time for the first day of school!  The ATMSA faculty and staff have been working diligently over the summer to ensure your child will have a positive educational experience.  In addition, this year, ATMSA will be turning 50 years old!  Be on the lookout for special celebrations that will occur throughout the year! 


    This year, school starts on Monday, August 12.  Class begins at 8:30 and students may begin arriving at 7:45. Dismissal will be at 2:50 and students will need to know how they are getting home.  If your child will need to arrive before 7:45, or need after school care, please contact Mrs. White at 850-488-4329 for information on our Extended Day Program.  


    Each year school bus routes are published in a special “Back to School” section of the Tallahassee Democrat.  Lots of helpful information about the beginning of the school year is included, along with bus routes.  If you have any questions concerning transportation, please call the district transportation department at 488-2636. 


    We look forward to great 2019-2020 school year! 

    Jennifer Ricardo 



    Shine bright, Stars!

    Jennifer Ricardo

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.

Kindergarten Survey 2019

  • Kindergarten Survey

2019-2020 School Supply List

  • ATMSA's 2019-2020 School Supply List can be found here.  In addition to traditional supplies, students in grades 2 through 5 are required to have a S.T.A.R Binder each day in class.  S.T.A.R Binders are available for purchase for students in grades 3-5 in the front office for $15 each. 


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    In an effort to go paperless, LCS has created an online registration system for the 2019-2020 school year!

    A few things to keep in mind:
    You are still required to bring in the following documents after completing the registration process:

    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Medical Forms (Physical (in last 12 months) and Immunization Records)
    3. Two Proofs of Residency
         a. lease, mortgage statement, property tax receipt, or homestead exemption AND
         b. utility bill

    Please click HERE to complete the registration for Kindergartners or students who are new to Leon County Schools. 

    This includes LCS Charter schools: School of Arts and Sciences (Centre and Thomasville), Tallahassee School of Math and Science, Governors Charter Academy.

    Please read the on-screen instructions carefully before starting any application. 

    If you have questions, please email or call Mrs. Sellars, registrar, at sellarsj@leonschools.net or (850) 488-7110. 

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.


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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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