Stateside Scoop

Summer Edition

Welcome aboard to Mrs. Bracy!

Greetings Patriots,


Welcome to the 2017-18 academic year! We are looking forward to another successful year at Stateside Elementary School! I am delighted to introduce myself as the principal of Stateside Elementary and honored to join the “Patriot Team” of staff, students, and families at STES. I bring 25 years of experience to include an elementary teacher, reading specialist, assistant principal and three years as a principal in OCS. The start of the school year is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities of the upcoming year.


Our goal is to continue to create authentic and innovative learning opportunities for our students. Stateside students can expect the opportunity to engage in learning, become leaders and create memories through positive experiences to last a lifetime. It is my sincere hope that your child's experience at Stateside Elementary School is one filled with joy and success as we continue to strive for academic excellence in learning and serving.


Over the course of the next few months, I look forward to learning more about the school and our community. I believe that a measure of success and excellence starts with student leadership and support from our staff, community, parents and guardians. With support for a strong foundation of excellence to include shared cooperation and expectations between school and home we will ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential. I welcome you to visit the school and take an active role in the education of your child. Parents' positive attitudes and support truly make a significant difference.

In closing, I take great pride in my commitment to students’ needs and their learning environment. My vision is for our school to be an inviting, yet empowering place where positive, lifelong experiences are made and used as a foundation and asset for the rest of their lives. I am excited to be working alongside the Stateside Elementary staff to help foster this type of learning environment. I would like to thank you in advance for your support of our school and your involvement in your student’s education. I foresee that to be one of our greatest strengths and encourage your continued support. But most especially, I want to thank you for sharing your remarkable students with us and entrusting STES to meet their academic and emotional needs. We know how blessed we are to work with them each day and be a significant part of their educational experience.

Together, we can ensure that Stateside Elementary School is where we are “Educating Today’s Patriots to be Tomorrow’s Leaders!


Leading Joyfully,

Kristie Bracy

Supply lists availiable

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School Fees

At Open House, you will be able to pay your school fee.

  • $5 - instructional fee
  • $1 - art fee
  • $25 - technology usage fee (for 3rd-5th grade only)
  • $5 - recorder fee (for 4th grade only....5th grade if one needs to be purchased)

Are you moving away from Stateside over the summer?

a note from our data manager...


Those students that will be moving over the summer will need to take a copy of their report card to their new school showing proof of grades. Parents...you will sign a records request and they will send to back to Stateside for me (Mrs. S Whaley) to send them your Patriot's records. I am sure the other school will require shot records, proof of address, birth certificate, etc, but that will be your responsibility. The copies we have in the cumulative folders will not be the originals that are a requirement in most schools. If you have a student that has a confidential folder, there will be a signed records request that I (Mrs. S Whaley) will send to the County Office to send to your new school. I appreciate your help with this. We are sad to see you go, but we will help you make your transition as smooth as possible.


Shannon Whaley

Registration requirements for new Patriots

Please come in to visit and register your new Patriots from 7-5 Monday-Thursday. Your child must turn 5 on or before August 31, 2017. If you have any questions, please call our data manager Shannon Whaley.


We are looking forward to meeting all of our new Patriots!

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Stateside PTO Facebook page

Remind Message codes for Bus riders

We have deleted the message threads from last school year, but will be creating new ones for the 2017-2018 school year once the routes are created. Keep an eye out over the first few days of school for the sign up information to come home with students and right here in the Stateside Scoop!

Parent Portal information

If you would like to have access to your Patriots grades and attendance information online, simply print this form off from the link below or acquire one from the office and turn into Shannon Whaley.


If you are enrolling over the summer, you are being entered into the system and will receive your user name and password within the first few weeks of school via your Patriot.

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Upcoming events.....

Summer days...


  • July 10-Aug 3 - Summer Reading Camp
  • August 17th- First day back for teachers
  • August 24th- Back to School Orientation - 3:30-6:00 (postcards will be mailed to all enrolled Patriots in the days prior)
  • August 28th- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!

Please continue to check the STES website for school events, copies of the WAVE schedule and other school related news. Also, paper copies of the monthly event calendar and lunch menus are provided to every Patriot.

Stateside Elementary School

Text 81010 to @stesparent to be added to the Remind text message feature we have at STES