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OSTEEN ELEMENTARY
500 Doyle Road
Osteen, Florida 32764
407-688-9555
    School Information

    ​Osteen Elementary

    500 Doyle Road
    Osteen, Florida 32764
    Phone: 407-688-9555          
                  407-328-5500
    Fax:       407-688-9501 
     
    Principal: Mr. Jim Bambrick

    Attendance

    School hours
    Students :  7:55 AM- 2:05 PM
     
    1st Bell rings at 7:50 AM
     
    Under Florida's compulsory school law (FL Statutes Chapter 232), each parent of a child within the compulsory attendance age is responsible for such child's school attendance. All children who have attained the age of six years old, on, or before September first of the school year are required to attend school regularly during the whole school term.
     
    Regular attendance for students during the school year is critical for educational performance.  Failure by a student to attend school leads to learning difficulties and behavioral problems.  The Volusia County Schools and Office of the State Attorney continue to monitor attendance through the Achieving School Attendance Program (ASAP).
     

    Parents are to notify Osteen's office (386) 575-4255 (press #1 for attendance) whenever a student is absent. Any doctor's notes should be forwarded to the child's teacher.  Office staff will attempt to contact a parent for each absence that the reason is unknown.  Five unexcused absences within a calendar month or ten unexcused absences within ninety days will require a parent/teacher conference.  If a student is out for fifteen days or more days during the current school year, a parent must provide a doctor's verification for all remaining absences due to illness.

    Directions

    From the intersection of US 17-92 (Woodland Blvd.) and SR 44 (New York Ave.), proceed on US 17-92 to SR 472 and turn left. Proceed to I-4 and travel west on I-4 to Exit 53/108. Exit to Deltona and proceed east on DeBary Ave. (which becomes Doyle Road) about six miles.  
     
    DB From the intersection of US 17-92 (ISB) and Nova Road, proceed west under I-95 to Tomoka Farms Road (SR 415). Turn left on SR 415. Travel to Doyle Road (Osteen) and turn right.
     
    I-95 Exit onto I-4 and proceed west. Exit 53/108 to Deltona. Proceed east on DeBary Ave. (which becomes Doyle Road) about six miles.
     
    I-4 Exit 53/108 to Deltona. Proceed east on DeBary Ave. (which becomes Doyle Road) about 6 miles.
     
    NSB Take SR 44 west to SR 415. Turn left on SR 415. Proceed to Doyle Road and turn right.
     
    NW Take US 17 to US 17-92 and continue to SR 472 and turn right. Proceed to I-4 and travel west on I-4 to Exit 53/108. Exit to Deltona and proceed east on DeBary Ave. (which becomes Doyle Road) about six miles.

    Osteen Information

    Osteen Information Osteen Elementary has a current enrollment of 527 students.  We were founded in 1886 with the current school being on this site since 2007.
     
    Approximately sixty percent of our students are from the Deltona area and forty percent are Osteen residents.  For at least the sixth year in a row our school mobility rate is twenty-eight percent.  Our student population is racially and culturally diverse.  Sixty-nine percent of our students receive free or reduced price meals.  Thirty percent of our students are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten.  We have a minority student enrollment of thirty five percent which are primarily Hispanic students.  This has resulted in most of our communication going home in Spanish as well as in English.
     
    Osteen Elementary is a public school serving standard curriculum and exceptional education students in kindergarten through fifth grade.  We have 43 teachers and two administrators.  Five of our teachers teach a special area (art, learning lab, music or physical education). Our staff includes a guidance counselor, a media specialist, a speech clinician, five exceptional education teachers, and an ESOL teacher. A full-time teacher teaches in the learning lab in order to provide intensive, targeted interventions for identified students with the five areas of reading.
     
    Osteen is certified as a safe school and we continually look for ways to improve the learning environment and ensure the safety and security of all students and staff.  The highly-qualified faculty and staff of Osteen Elementary are striving to improve students’ academic work, attendance, and behavior through community involvement.  The faculty and staff are also working to assist identified subpopulations so that they receive equitable instructional opportunities.  In addition, student problem solving team procedures are in place to address and assist with the needs and concerns of individual students. To achieve these goals, we are diligently utilizing classroom instruction, school-based interventions, family involvement, and community volunteers and services.  All teachers and instructional staff are working towards compliance with state rules governing the ESOL Consent Decree through participation in district ESOL staff development initiatives that will result in satisfying ESOL requirements. Communication of progress, assessments, and programs is disseminated to parents through interim reports, parent/teacher conferencing, multi-language documents, the school newspaper, “The Bronco”, awards assemblies and other school-wide celebrations or activities.

     On-going staff development for teachers plays a key role to ensure quality instruction for our students.  The faculty at Osteen Elementary continues to participate in a district wide initiative called Professional Learning Communities.  The PLC process is an ongoing effort to work collaboratively to improve classroom instruction and school wide procedures to enhance student achievement.

     
    Family involvement activities are critical for our students' success.  We continue to provide a variety of parent nights to help parents learn how to nurture their children's learning.   In addition, a hands-on science night takes place once a year in the school’s multipurpose room.  This evening enables teachers to run science centers that both parents and students participate in to become familiar with curriculum requirements in a stimulating setting.
     
    Osteen Head start is located next door to Osteen Elementary School.  Several times during the school year Head start comes to Osteen School Way Café for lunch providing them the opportunity to enhance their social skills and experience their next learning environment.  Kindergarten Round Up provides both classroom experience and parent orientation to incoming kindergarten families to assist pre school students with their transition to the Osteen School community.  Our fifth graders, through collaboration with Heritage Middle School, participate in an orientation program and a musical (chorus and band) program providing them a middle school curriculum experience to aid in their transition to middle school.
     
    This year we will continue to recognize students for their behavior with positive referrals.  Faculty members write a positive referral for individual students when outstanding behavior, good and/or improved academics, problem-solving skills, and leadership qualities are exhibited. Our guidance program focuses on character building and guides children in making responsible choices and engaging in successful life skills.  Through other support systems such as Students Reach-Out and the Problem Solving Team, we are working individually with parent needs, and also creating goals and individual plans for student success, which include agreed upon strategies for parents to work on at home.
     
    Our PTA and business partners have sponsored various events and provided individual volunteer hours and served as mentors to our students.  Our volunteer coordinator works with our business partners and community members to organize events such as Light-up Osteen, The PTA Fall Dancet, Volunteer Recognition Events, and Student Awards Recognition. Our volunteers, business partners, and community members have donated a great deal of time, materials and supplies for our students.  Area businesses are also working with the West Volusia Chamber of Commerce to enable business partners to come into Osteen Elementary classrooms to teach prescribed Junior Achievement lessons.
     
    Osteen is meeting all Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) standards for an elementary school.  Essential knowledge and skills are identified and given priority.  The diverse learning needs of all students are addressed.  Faculty, grade level, Student Success Team and district meetings provide teachers the opportunity to make decisions in the use of assessment for their students.  Faculty and administration examined our data looking for strengths and areas needing improvement as well as, the use of academic assessments.   Our reading, writing and math scores met the higher performing criteria, which resulted with Osteen Elementary receiving a school grade of "B".
     
    Many of our families need childcare before and after-school and we have one of the largest Extended Day morning and afternoon programs in the district.  Our program provides a diversity of activities that address the need for homework help, and outside exercise and play.  Many of our faculty members are Extended Day staff members and our parents feel secure that their children are in a safe, familiar place until they pick them up at the end of their day.