Welcome to Week 31! 

We have a busy week ahead - check out all the happenings below to be in the know!

Florida Standards Assessment  

Florida Standards Assessment in grades 3-5 starts on April 5. Testing dates for students with accommodations may vary. For the best testing experience, it is imperative that students are at school and on time during their test days. Students cannot be admitted to testing rooms once the test sessions have started. A parent letter explaining the testing procedures was sent home with students. We wish the best of luck to our students - we know they will rock this test!!!

April 5-6

3rd ELA

April 5

4th & 5th Writing 

May 3-4

4th & 5th ELA

May 5-6

3rd, 4th, & 5th Math

May 10-11

5th Science 

National Assistant Principal Week

Please join us in wishing a happy National Assistant Principals' Week to our amazing assistant principal Ms. Heather Johnson! Families can send a personalized e-card to Ms. Johnson at heather.johnson@okee.12.fl.us via https://www.nassp.org/national-assistant-principals-week/ecards/ 

School Climate Survey

Your feedback is important to us!  Please take a moment to complete this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OCSBparent2122 to give us feedback about how we do!

Kindergarten Registration

NES 2022-2023 kindergarten registration and students’ screening will take place on Tuesday, April 19. Please call us Monday-Friday between 7 AM and 3 PM at 863-462-5100 to make your appointment! 

Free Breakfast and Lunch 


Chicken Nuggets / Yogurt plate


Cheeseburger / Turkey and cheese on croissants


Shepherds pie / hot dogs


Chicken patty on a bun / grill cheese




Upcoming Events

After school tutoring groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. Battle of the Books teams meet on Wednesdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM.

  • 4/12 School Board Meeting 6 PM; Mrs. Streelman, our librarian will be recognized
  • 4/13 Spring Pictures (individual); Kindergarten cap and gown pictures
  • 4/15 Good Friday - No School
  • 4/19 Kindergarten Registration 7 AM - 3 PM
  • 4/21 Progress Report Day
  • 4/21 District Battle of the Books Competition
  • 4/22 Early Release Day - dismissal at 11:30 AM
  • 4/22 NES Tropicana Speech (closed for public)
  • 4/30 Science Olympiad (Boca Raton)
  • 5/17 District Math Bowl Competition
  • 5/26 Early Release Day and Last Day of School for students - dismissal at 11:30 AM
  • 5/27 Teacher Plan Day - No Students
  • 5/30 Memorial Day - No School

Additional At Home Learning Resources

Students can access their web-based instructional programs at https://launchpad.classlink.com/okeechobee using their computer login information.

Students can benefit from practicing their math skills on following sites:

 To get better at reading, students should read 20 minutes each day. Students are encouraged to take reading as well as vocabulary tests on Accelerated Reader (AR) at https://global-zone05.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/73214 



Free Books!

There is still time to sign up for the free book delivery program from the Florida Department of Education. Families can sign up to receive a book by mail during each month of the school year. Here is the link to enroll: https://www.newworldsreading.com/fl/en/home.html.


Updating Student Information in Skyward

Please take a few minutes to watch this video from Superintendent Kenworthy on the importance of making sure your child's contact information is up-to-date in Skyward! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqLUumtlujc 

Below is a link to a handout to walk you through the process in Family Access.

Student Information Verification Handout

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Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment ends on April 30. Don’t miss your chance to start saving for college this year in a risk free Prepaid Plan. Enroll Today at https://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/




2022-2023 Calendar

The School Board has approved the instructional calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. Check it out!

School Safety

All students have access to the Fortify FL reporting app on their Chromebooks at school. Fortify FL posters posted around campus to remind students they can report suspicious activity at any time using the app.


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School