Dress Code

Elementary Dress Code
Shirts should be white or any color blue (navy, royal or light blue) polo shirts with a collar.
Pants, shorts, skorts or skirts (with shorts underneath) should be SOLID COLORED khaki tan or blue – NO STRIPES.  Shorts must be of modest length.
Plaid shorts, athletic shorts with stripes, or jeans are not appropriate for students.
For safety reasons, students must wear sneakers daily.  These need to have a closed toe and closed heel.  Students should not wear boots, sandals, flip-flops or Crocs.
FRIDAYS ONLY – Students may wear their “School Spirit” or Jog-A-Thon shirts in place of their polo shirts.
Middle Grades Dress Code
Shirts should be black, grey or any color green (forest, heather, emerald, etc..)polo shirts with a collar.
Pants, shorts, skorts or skirts (with shorts underneath) should be SOLID COLORED khaki tan, black or blue – NO STRIPES.  Shorts must be of modest length.  Plaid shorts, athletic shorts, jeans, jeggings, yoga pants and other tight fitting clothes are not appropriate for students.
For safety reasons, students must wear sneakers daily.  These need to have a closed toe and closed heel.  Students should not wear boots, sandals, flip-flops or Crocs.
FRIDAYS ONLY – Students may wear their “School Spirit”, club or Suncoast Academy sports team shirts in place of their polo shirts.

Bus Routes

# 1319   – RED Bus
A.M.
7:52 Sawgrass Rd & Ray Place (at Church Entrance w/bound)
8:01 Linwood St. & Vinson Ave.
8:15 Arrive @ Suncoast
P.M.
3:23 Approximate Departure from Suncoast
3:34 Sawgrass Rd. & Ray Place (at Church Entrance w/bound)
3:53 Linwood St. & Vinson Ave

# 1325   BLUE Bus

A.M.

7:29 Gocio Elementary
7:38 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. & 6th St.
7:45 S Lockwood Ridge Rd & Bay St. (at Locklear Park)
8:10 Arrive @ Suncoast

P.M.

3:23 Approximate departure from Suncoast
3:48 S Lockwood Ridge Rd & Bay St. (at Locklear Park)
3:52 Tuttle Ave @ Girls Inc. (attendees only)
3:54 Boys & Girls Club (attendees only)
3:57 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. & 6th St.
4:05 Gocio Elementary  

# 1314   GREEN Bus   
AM

7:49 Triad Drive / Off Beneva Rd @ Conference Center
7:55 Beneva Rd. @ Red Bug Slough Preserve S. Bound
8:02 Sarasota Square Blvd/SCAT Stop@ Costco Entrance E Bound
8:15 Arrive @ Suncoast

P.M.

3:23 Approximate Departure from Suncoast
3:38 Triad Dr. (Off Beneva Rd @ Conference Center)
3:43 Beneva Rd. @ Red Bug Slough Preserve S. Bound
3:51 Sarasota Square Blvd/SCAT Stop @Costco Entrance E Bound

General Information

Sarasota Suncoast Academy has adopted cell phone policies for the safety of our students, families and staff.

Students should not have cell phones on campus.  If your student has a cell phone, it should not be used on campus or the school bus and must remain hidden (in pocket or backpack) throughout the day.  If you need to communicate with your student, please call 941-924-4242.

Parents & Families should not use cell phones in the following areas:

  • While in a car in the pick-up / drop-off line
  • While driving in the driveway or parking lot at any time
  • While walking in the parking area
  • In the classroom while students are present

Food for breakfast & lunch is transported from Lakeview Elementary School on a daily basis.  Lunch counts are called in before 9:15 AM each day.  If you know that your student is going to be later and wishes to purchase lunch, please call the office before 9 AM to let us know.
School Menus can be found on the Sarasota County School Board Website.
Please note the following:
  1. All checks should be payable to Lakeview Elementary School and should be placed in an envelope marked with your child’s name and PIN number (if you know it).  You can put any amount of money in your child’s account.  It is not necessary to pay on a daily basis.  You may put money in your child’s lunchroom account online through MySchoolBucks.com.
  2. School Lunch Prices:
    • Elementary Breakfast – $1.00; Elementary Lunch – $2.25
    • Middle Grades Breakfast – $1.25; Middle Grades Lunch – $2.50
  3. Free & Reduced Lunch applications are available here.  The applications can only be completed online and they are kept confidential.  We are not informed of the recipients nor do we have any control of who does or does not qualify.
  4. Fifth & Sixth grade students are allowed to purchase seconds if available and with parent permission.
  5. Students who wish to eat breakfast, must be in the cafeteria prior to 8:10 AM so they can eat and get to class on time.

HELP! We use parent volunteers in the lunchroom on a daily basis in order to provide our teachers with a much needed, thirty minute lunch break.  This mainly involves helping the younger students open milk cartons and other items, wiping tables, and helping staff monitor students.  Lunch runs from 11 AM until 1 PM daily.  This is a great way to help our staff and get volunteer hours.

Parents with students attending Sarasota Suncoast Academy have entered into a contract where they are responsible to perform 20 hour of volunteer time per family each year.
Parents are given credit for volunteer time any time they take time out of their day to show their child that education is important to them.  Children need this parental involvement in order to thrive.  Volunteers are needed in the classrooms, lunchroom, PT4SO meetings & events, clerical help, field trips, and various other opportunities.
  • Ten hours should be performed before the end of the second quarter.  The remaining ten can be performed during the third and fourth quarters (5 hours per quarter is recommended).
    • Parents who complete all twenty hours before the end of the second quarter will receive an invitation to our volunteer brunch!
  • Parents may perform ten hours of their time at home; however, the remaining ten hours must be performed at school by parents or other persons important to the child.
  • Time is to be entered on the computers at the front desk at some point while you are at the school.  We use the “PALS COUNT” system to keep track of your time.  You will need to register before you can enter any time.  It is up to the volunteer to enter their volunteer times.
  • The last date to complete the volunteer hours in order for your child to be enrolled the following year is May 18, 2018.

PT4SO

Parents and Teachers For Students Organization

Dear Parents:
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Sarasota Suncoast Academy!  The Parents and Teachers for Students Organization (PT4SO) is excited for the possibilities that this new year may bring.  Whether your family is returning to Suncoast or you are new to the school, we look forward to meeting you.
The PT4SO serves our students by building a strong community of parents, teachers and administrators.  We are committed to enriching the lives of our students through activities that build our community.
Here are some of the events we will host this year:
  • September 14 – Family Skate Night at Stardust
  • September 19 – General Meeting for Parents
  • October 13 – Fall Festival
  • December 4-8 – Holiday Shop
  • January 23 – General Meeting for Parents
  • January 29 – Feb 1 – Book Fair / Open House
  • March 23 – Jog-a-Thon
  • April 27 – Pajama Bingo
Our events will be listed in monthly newsletters.  These events require many volunteers to ensure we raise necessary funds for our teacher and schools, and more importantly, so that we will create a really fun time for our children!
Parents participate in many ways – including help in organizing events, donating funds and auction items and serving on the board.  If you want to lend a hand, send us an e-mail at .  Remember, your time counts toward the volunteer hours required for all Suncoast parents.
Your PT4SO board is happy to assist with any questions or concerns.  Send us an e-mail, attend a general meeting, leave a note at the office, or stop one of us while dropping-off or picking-up your child(ren).
We thank you in advance for helping to make Suncoast an incredible learning environment.  Together, we can create a community of people committed to Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-Control.
With anticipation for a fabulous year,
Officers:
Nicole Antomattei, Co-President                                      Jennifer Oberlin, Secretary
Amanda Franklin, Co-President                                       Angela Bailey, Treasurer
Teacher Liaisons:                                                                   Sunshine Committee Chair:
Felicia Owens, Meagan Whitt                                            Courtney Varley

Classroom Information

ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE HEADPHONES

Headphones must be over the head style with 3.5mm jack and in-line volume controls preferred (they do not need the MIC feature).  We will have a limited number of headphones for sale at school.  If you purchased headphones from us last year and would like replacement cords we also have them.

Kindergarten Supplies     1st Grade     2nd Grade     3rd Grade      4th Grade     5th Grade

Additional information can be found in Sarasota County’s Student & Family handbook.  The handbook outlines additional policies regarding attendance, behaviors, academics and other important information.  All families are encouraged to review this resource.