Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts

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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!

Around the District

  • Wildlife Teacher - Video

    Sandy Beck was a teacher at Astoria Park Elementary before becoming the Education Director at St. Francis Wildlife. She told us a story about how a baby squirrel changed the heart of a young student.

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  • Leon County School Board Meeting - Video Replay

    Miss the meeting? Click the image to the left to view a replay. (Original broadcast date: June 18, 2019)

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  • No Student Should Be Hungry

    Leon County Schools and "The Summer BreakSpot" provides free meals to kids under 18, all summer long. Find a location near you by visiting: SummerBreakSpot.org

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  • Celebrate KATE SULLIVAN's 70TH Birthday!

    Kate Sullivan has been a cornerstone of Tallahassee for 70 years! To celebrate being a part of the school's history, staff, students, and community members enjoyed some fun, food and good times!

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  • Enrollment Image result for 2019-2020 registration

    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.


Welcome Back to 2018-2019


    Principal Ricardo and the entire faculty and staff at ATMSA is excited for the 2018-2019 school year!   As we continue through the school year, a couple of quick reminders were sent home via listserv.  You can sign up for listserv by clicking on THIS LINK.  

    • Students may not be dropped off before 7:45AM unless they have enrolled in the before school program.  Breakfast is served between 7:45AM and 8:20AM.   Students will remain in the cafeteria from 7:45 – 8:00AM, at which point they will be dismissed to classrooms from the cafeteria after they have finished breakfast.
    • Parents dropping off students must use the parent drop off zone, located along the sidewalk in front of the school.  Students are not permitted to be dropped off in the parking lots, parking lanes, or allowed to cross traffic unsupervised.  It creates a serious risk to student safety.   Students are also not permitted to be dropped off or picked up in the bus loop.
    • Students must be dressed in school board approved school uniforms, consisting of blue (light, royal, navy) or gold polo (no white) and khaki/navy bottoms.  Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times.  Jeans (solid blue/black, no holes, rips, tears) may be worn on Fridays only. 
    • Students must be picked up by 3:15PM unless they have been enrolled in the after-school program (EDEP) or STARS (21st Century Program).   Students not picked up by 3:15PM may be ‘dropped-in’ the EDEP program with a $20/daily drop-in fee.
    • All transportation changes must be received in writing through email (atmsa@leonschools.net) or in your child’s agenda book.   If you do not receive a response to your email, please call the school to confirm it was received.  Transportations changes must be made before 2:15 PM and will not be taken over the phone.
    • Parents wishing to check students out before the end of the school day are asked to do so before 2:15 PM.   
    • All parents wishing to volunteer on campus / attend a field trip, must complete a 2018-2019 LCS Volunteer Online Application today!  

    Shine bright, Stars!

    Jennifer Ricardo

2018-2019 School Supply List

  • ATMSA's 2018-2019 School Supply List can be found here.  In addition to traditional supplies, students in grades 2 through 5 are required to have an AVID Binder each day in class.  AVID Binders are available for purchase for students in grades 3-5 in the front office for $15 each. 

Important Health Information for Parents

  • Does your child has 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 606-8150.

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

2018-2019 EDEP and 21st CCLC Programs

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    The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the No Child Left Behind Act. Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the federal law are to:

    Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.

    Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.

    Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

     If you have any questions about the program or to enroll, please contact Maduyan Wells at 488-4329 or wellsm2@leonschools.net
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Be a Volunteer!

  • We Need Your Help!

    Parents can volunteer and get involved in many different ways. All volunteer applications expire annually and must be renewed each year. You can get started by completing the 2018-2019 LCS Volunteer Online Application today! 
    Make a difference by volunteering today! 
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2019 FSA Testing Schedule

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Upcoming Events

STAR Newsletter

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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