Job Opening: School Principal

Pensacola Beach Elementary is a well established public charter school located in Pensacola Beach,
Florida. The school is located in Escambia County, Florida and serves grades K-5. We are seeking a
dynamic, experienced and highly successful principal to continue our tradition of excellence.

PBES Principal Job Description

Email resumes to tmccurdy@pbes.org no later than March 31, 2021

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

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

By accessing FortifyFL, students can provide a description of the threat, share pics and videos and optionally submit their contact information.

https://getfortifyfl.com/

Letter to Parents about Reopening

Dear Parents,

As we approach the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, I know that all of us are concerned about our safety. While I cannot guarantee everyone’s safety, I can guarantee that we will try our best to keep everyone as safe as possible.  I want your children here at PBES where I feel they belong. That is why extensive thought has gone into almost every aspect of the school day. 

Temperature check protocols are being written, the movement of children around the campus and the procedures inside the classroom are being reviewed, what children touch and how to keep those items clean to prevent the spread of germs is being evaluated. There will be added restrictions for all of us, and my hope is to get to Labor Day without any incidences. Therefore, until Labor Day, we are “locking down” and will reevaluate after that time.

With that said, if you are uncomfortable having your child physically attend PBES, a traditional brick and mortar school, you do have options through the Escambia County School District (ECSD). Those options are listed on their website at http://ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/plms. Be aware that if you choose an option with the ECSD, your child will not be a PBES student.

Should you choose for your child to begin the year as an ECSD student and later decide you want your child to attend PBES, be aware that the PBES enrollment policy will be in effect. The enrollment policy may be found at www.PBES.org.

Below is a list of procedures that will be implemented this year.

  • All students are to enter school at the front of the building (Via De Luna) to have their temperatures checked before entering school. After temperature has been taken, each student will go directly to his or her classroom.
  • Students who are tardy must go to the office to have their temperature checked before going to class. 
  • Masks are encouraged, but optional for students.
  • Seating in classrooms will provide more space between students. 
  • Proper handwashing will be stressed throughout the day.
  • Students will not be sharing school supplies.
  • Classes will be isolated from other classes.
  • Recess schedule to allow only one class at recess.
  • Art, music and computer schedules will have more time between classes for cleaning.
  • New fast-acting cleaning agents have been purchased.
  • Lunches will be eaten inside of the classrooms until after Labor Day. 
  • Non-essential volunteers will be limited.
  • Students must have their own water bottle with their name clearly labeled. 

Hopefully, the above list of actions we are taking will give you the comfort you need to enroll your child at PBES. I know there are a lot of “what if” questions out there. We will work through them together and I do stress together. I appreciate all of you. I trust you are safe.  

Hope to see you soon,

Mr. C

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New Job Posting

Pensacola Beach Elementary School is accepting resumes for the 2020-2021 school
year. We are seeking a career-oriented teacher that is passionate about children and a desire to
teach. Applicants must be self motivated, work collaboratively, and competent in creating a
learning environment that motivates students to achieve high expectations.

Please submit your resume, references and cover letter to:
jmagee@pbes.org

 

Job Description

Duties include:
* Create lesson plans that effectively meet the objectives of the curriculum and adheres to
state and district mandates/guidelines.
* Monitors progress of student learning
effectively.
* Creates an environment that is conducive for student learning and involvement
* Uses innovative, appropriate, and differentiated instructional techniques and
strategies.
* Implements and evaluates instructional strategies including the effective integration of
technologies.
* Demonstrates professionalism with all
stakeholders.
* Works collaboratively and constructively with
colleagues.
* Utilizes data to assess the progress and academic growth of
students.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
* Elementary Education degree
* Must be certified to teach in Florida
* Attains and/or maintains certification and endorsements by required deadline
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Valid Florida Driver’s license
*Pass fingerprinting and background checks

Preferred:
*Master’s Degree
*Reading Endorsement certification
*Three years teaching at elementary school level
*Certified ESE/Gifted certification

FSA Testing Schedule

To see the FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) testing schedule, please click here.

For more information, click on the link below to access the FSA Fact Sheet.

 

http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/5423/urlt/FSAELAMathFS2014-15.pdf

Important Information About Flu Season

Dear Parents,

The Florida Department of Health reports that the 2014-2015 flu season is off to an early start

and Floridians are urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others against the flu.

Activity levels are highest in children but overall influenza activity is widely spread across the

state. The Department is encouraging families to get their flu vaccine.

The flu vaccine is safe and continues to be the best way to protect yourself and others

from the flu. The flu vaccine is offered in many locations including pharmacies, clinics,

employers and schools. Contact your physician, county health department or visit

http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/prevention/flu-prevention/locate-a-flu-

shot.html to find a flu vaccine center near you. The national Advisory Committee on

Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all individuals six months of age and older

receive the flu vaccine each year. Since infants younger than 6 months of age are too young to

get vaccinated against influenza, it is important that family members (including pregnant

mothers) and other caregivers for these children be vaccinated to help protect them from the

disease.

It is especially important that people who do become infected with the influenza virus

stay home when they are sick and parents keep sick children at home to prevent

spreading the flu. As a reminder our School District exclusion policy requires students to stay

home from school until they are fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing

medication.

Additional steps to prevent flu include coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow, washing

your hands frequently, and keeping your hands away from your face. Symptoms of the flu

include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. If you are experiencing any

of these symptoms, see your primary care provider immediately for guidance on treatment.

Early treatment with antivirals is important and can help people get better more quickly as well

as help to prevent severe complications.

The best way to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy during flu season is to:

1) Get vaccinated, 2) Stay home if you are sick, and 3) See your doctor if experiencing

flu-like symptoms.

For more information please visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents/index.htm.

 

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Open House

Early Release Day

Labor Day – School Closed