Parents often greet the back-to-school blizzard of papers, schedules, passwords and carpools with a mixture of hope and dread. But it can also be a time of joy and new family traditions.
Azalea Elementary: Kristen Sulte, 48, began working for Pinellas County schools in 1988. Her most recent position was principal of Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary. She earns $85,591 a year.
Pinellas County parents can find back-to-school information at pcsb.org. Here are a few highlights for families who are not yet registered:
The Pinellas County school system will reopen for classes this month, having significantly expanded its reach with two new elementary magnets, four new middle school programs and a new alternative high school.
St. Petersburg Community Church is hosting a free back-to-school event for the Disston Heights community from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Children who attend will receive free school supplies and learn to survive challenges they will face in schools. Dinner will be provided and there will be games. The church is at 4501 …
During a training session this summer, fifth-grade teacher Tina Colella came to a realization: Her teaching style relied too heavily on lecturing.
Springstead High School will be under new leadership during the coming school year for the first time in a decade, highlighting one of several changes in principals across the Hernando County School District.
Open house schedule
Brooksville: 4-6 p.m. Aug. 14
Chocachatti: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 15
Deltona: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14 (kindergarten only); 9-11 a.m. Aug. 15 (all other grades)
Eastside: noon-4 p.m. Aug. 14
Moton: 9-11 a.m. Aug. …
• 4-5 doses diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine or age-appropriate tetanus vaccines
• 3 doses hepatitis B vaccine