Welcome to Week 37 - Last Week of School!

Happy last week of school for 2020-2021! Thank you families for your continuous support as we persevered through this unique school year. We had an amazing year: we learned a lot, made many new friends, and most importantly, we made memories that last a lifetime!

Thank you for choosing NES!

District Summer Programs

Registration for the Summer Programs ended on Friday, May 21. If your child is selected to participate, you will hear from us this week for next steps. Stay tuned!

Zonewaiver Applications are Available Until May 25

If you have an incoming kindergarten student but you do not live in our zone, you will need to turn in a zonewaiver for the 2021-22 school year. Link to zonewaiver applications: https://forms.gle/eoSMnSzxfKM3c8pd8


Students that are currently on a zone waiver and plan to remain at that school next school year, DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT A NEW ZONE WAIVER

Please Return Your Library Books

Please return all the books! 

End of the Year Ceremonies

Medicine Pick Up Day

All left over student medicine has to be picked up from the clinic prior to the summer break. Mrs. Shorter is available for medication pickup on Thursday, May 27 after students’ dismissal (11:30 to 3:00). Medicine that is not picked up will be disposed of according to the school district procedures.

Important Dates

  • 05/24/21 5th Grade Awards and Graduation 8:30 AM
  • 05/24/21 District Tropicana Speech (4th grade) 3:45 PM 
  • 05/25/21 3rd Grade Awards 8:30 AM 
  • 05/25/21 4th Grade Awards 9:10 AM
  • 05/25/21 2nd and 3rd Grade PBIS Events
  • 05/24/21 District Tropicana Speech (5th and 6th grade) 3:45 PM
  • 05/26/21 Kindergarten end of the year program 8:30 AM
  • 05/26/21 Kindergarten PBIS Dance
  • 05/26/21 2nd Grade Water Day
  • 05/27/21 Early Release Day - last day of school for students
  • 05/27/21 1st Grade PBIS Event
  • 05/28/21 Teacher Work Day - No school for students
  • 06/22/21 Report Cards Available for Pickup at our Office

Summer Activity Guide 2021

Looking for things to do this summer? Check out the 2021 Okeechobee Summer Activity Guide!

Teachers Wanted for the 2021-2022 School Year!

We are still in need of a K-2 Varying Exceptionalities Teacher as well as a 4th grade math/science teacher. Due to a small class size, VE teachers have an opportunity to build close relationships with students and families, and have much autonomy in designing unique learning plans for their students. 4th grade Math and Science teachers will work as part of a departmentalized team, and focus on two content areas to build strong STEM foundations for 5th grade, middle school, and beyond.

Contact Dr. Robinson at robinsont@okee.k12.fl.us to ask about these positions if you would like to (or konw someone who would like to) join our team!

Summer Office Hours

Starting June 1, our office is open daily from 7AM to 4 PM.

We are closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

2021-2022 School Calendar

The school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year is available on the district website at  okee.k12.fl.us.

Required Self-Screener

Self-screening is required prior to entering campus. Students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms at school will be sent home and may return according to the guidelines from our clinic.

Raptor Visitor Intake System

Just a reminder - a photo ID is required of all visitors. Thank you!      

School Safety

Reports concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent, or criminal activities, or the threat of these activities, can be made to appropriate public safety agencies and school officials using the following link: https://getfortifyfl.com/Tip.html. All students have access to this reporting tool on their Chromebooks at school.


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School