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Student Health Entry Screening 

Parents, we appreciate your assistance in supporting our health and safety protocols here on campus. As a reminder, below is the student health screener questions. If you can say yes to any of the questions below for your child, please keep your child at home until you can say no to all questions or have a clearance from the local Department of Health or your medical care provider.

Please assess your child daily for the following symptoms and answer the contact questions.

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Muscle aches
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Is your child currently awaiting COVID-19 test results?
  • Does your child live in the same household with someone positive for COVID-19?
  • Has your child had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days who tested positive for COVID-19?

If you are not sure whether or not your child should stay home from school, please check this chart

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in the SJSO Thanksgiving Food Drive! LPA collected an enormous amount of food to share with those less fortunate in St. Johns County. We are grateful for YOU!

We are excited for a safe and successful new school year! Check out our video for expectations and some pictures from around the school.

Daily Schedule

Office Hours: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Student Hours: 8:25am – 2:45pm
Wednesdays: Early release at 12:55pm

Middle Grades Bell Schedule
(includes Extra Early Release Wednesdays)

Elementary Schedule

Student Check-out

For early check-out, students must be signed out by 2:15pm, or by 12:00 noon on Wednesdays.

School News

Now Hiring Bus Drivers

BusThe St. Johns County School District is currently hiring
Bus Drivers.

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Policies & Procedures

Elementary Health Screenings

Please read this very important letter regarding upcoming student health screenings for elementary students at LPA.

Personal Checks

If you are making a payment to Liberty Pines Academy with a personal check, your checks MUST include your full name, street address, TWO phone numbers, and your driver’s license number.

Student Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones must be off and out of sight at all times. Cell phones must remain in the backpacks of students in grades K-4, and in the lockers of students in grades 5-8. Cell phones may NOT be on one’s person during school hours.

Interpreter Information

If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance and are planning to attend a school meeting or program, please contact Liberty Pines Academy at 904-547-7900 with your specific need.

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures

Wolf in rainPlease expect delays during Rainy Day Dismissals. Parents will receive an e-mail and/or text notification indicating that LPA will be following a Rainy Day dismissal procedure. Bikers and walkers will be held indoors during thunderstorms. Parents of bikersand walkers that wish to pick up their children by car, may enter the campus through the bus loop gates, and follow the circle back to the receiving doors next to the cafeteria. Remaining bikers and walkers will be released when the storm subsides and it is safe to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The safety of our students is our top priority!

Service Animal Policy

The St. Johns County School District permits the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability and will not engage in any act or practice that has the purpose or effect of discriminating against an individual with a disability in the use of a service animal in accordance with Title II (28 C.F.R. §§ 35.104, 35.136).
View the District’s Use of Service Animals by Individuals with Disabilities Policy.

September 3, 2020
TO:            Florida Parents
From:         Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran
SUBJECT:    United States Census

The United States Census occurs every ten years and has a powerful impact on the future of Florida communities and their voice in Congress. The United States Census Bureau has announced that they will complete counting throughout the United States on September 30th. It is critical that the Florida education community take this brief survey as it directly benefits Florida students and families and informs the amount of federal funding distributed to states for programs that impact schools, students, and families.

Data from the 2020 Census will impact federal funding for programs that supports students in low-income areas of the state, services for students with disabilities, career and technical education programs, adult education, and many other programs important to the education of students in Florida. Census data informs federal funding for sanitization and personal protection equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies and other materials needed to help combat COVID-19 in schools.

We hope you encourage your education families, neighbors, and communities to participate in the census by sharing this message.
To complete the census online, visit http://www.2020census.gov.
To complete the census via phone:
English: 1-844-330-2020
Spanish (7 – days a week, 7am – 2am): 844-468-2020
Haitian-Creole (Monday – Friday, 8am -10pm): 844-477-2020

Thank you!
Commissioner Richard Corcoran

School Access

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Liberty Pines Academy, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.

LPA is a Character Counts! and PBS School

Liberty Pines Academy promotes the Character Counts! framework for teaching good character. The six pillars of Characters Counts! are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. PBS is committed to providing a safe environment for all students.

School District News

2020-2021 Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA)

The St. Johns County School District curriculum department formally announces the review process for the 2020-2021 Instructional Materials Adoption for English Language Arts (ELA). The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation have come from the state adoption bid list and other submitted resources from publishers when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.

Please visit the instructional materials website to view the resources that are being considered for adoption. If you would like access to any available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947.