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Welcome to Palmetto Elementary School!

Welcome to PLE - "The Little School in the Big Woods!" We are proud to be administrators of such a wonderful place to be for students, staff, and families. Please check out our website to learn more about our school, and do not hesitate to reach out to either one of us for anything you need. We look forward to a fabulous and safe school year together!


Christen Krembs (Principal)

Christy Vaill (Assistant Principal)

Important Information

Water Bottles

All students will need to bring a water bottle to school EVERY DAY! All water fountains are turned off, but students can refill their water bottles at refilling stations located throughout the school. Please ensure you label your child's water bottle with your child's FIRST AND LAST NAME.

Supply Lists

Your child's school supply list can be found on our school website. At this time, students will not be able to share school supplies so please review the items needed for your child's grade level.

Face Coverings/Masks: Required

All students and staff will be expected to wear a face covering on school campus. Students may wear their own face coverings/masks from home, but will also be provided 2 green coverings from CCPS. Please note, if your child does not wear a mask to school, PLE will provide a disposable mask before your child is able to enter the building.

Safety Goggles/Glasses: Recommended

Wraparound safety glasses are highly recommended (optional). Safety glasses provide wraparound protection and create an additional barrier between an individual and the virus. The glasses are made of clear plastic and are designed to be worn over prescription glasses. Students may wear their own safety goggles/glasses from home, but will also be provided 1 pair from CCPS.

Need a Car Line Tag?

All families picking up students for afternoon dismissal time will need a car line tag displayed in their vehicle. We will be providing them to cars throughout the first week of school during dismissal time, as well as car line arrival.

Car Line Procedures

Parents should remain in their vehicles for student arrival and dismissal.

Parents are not able to park and walk students in, as we are trying to eliminate crowding.

Throughout the first week of school we will fill out car tags for you to place in your car.


For early checkout, parents may park and come to the front door. Parents will use the video doorbell and student(s) will report to the front entrance for pickup. Please ensure you have a valid photo ID.

Thank you in advance for following these procedures.

Safety Protocols: Limited Visitors

District wide, non-essential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving other groups are not allowed on campus during the school day. This includes mentors, vendors, and family visits - including lunch with students.

Thank you in advance for following these protocols. We will update you if anything changes.

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Thank you in advance for following all of the safety protocols put in place by the district and our school. PLE will be a safe place to learn! We are GATOR STRONG.