Sand Pine Spotlight

Keeping our Crane families in the know!

2020-2021 School Year, Volume 2

Hello Cranes!

We hope that you found Volume 1 of the Sand Pine Spotlight informative. Please continue to look for more newsletters like these to keep you updated with the latest and greatest information regarding the 2020-21 school year.


Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Online Free & Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available for the 2020-2021 school year. All SPES students, whether traditional or mySchool Online, are eligible to apply. All members of the household should be included on the application (1 application per household). Click here to complete your application today:


PLACE registration is now open! This year, Sand Pine will not be a host site for PLACE. All SPES students enrolled in PLACE will be housed at Wiregrass Elementary - right down the road. These students will be shuttled to and from Wiregrass in the morning and afternoon. Tuition and fees have also changed. Please click here for more information!

Emergency Cards

Emergency cards for students are now online! It is vital that the school has updated information for all students. This includes emergency contacts and medical information. Please log in to the myStudent parent portal where you will be prompted to complete the necessary legal notices and forms.

Here is a video with step by step guidance on entering information:

If you need assistance during this process, please call the office or email .

Traditional Student Information

Are you the parent of a student in 1st through 5th grades attending school in the building? Then please take the opportunity next week to drop off school supplies, get car tags for car riders/walkers/bikers, drop off any medications that need to be taken at school, and pay school fees. We will open up the BUS LOOP at the following times:

  • Tuesday, August 11 from 3 to 5 pm
  • Thursday, August 13 from 8 to 10 am

Please have all school supplies in a bag/box clearly labeled with the child's first and last name and grade level. Parents will stay in their cars at all times. Masks are required!

New to Sand Pine?

All first through fifth grade students that are new to SPES this year are invited to sign up for a short tour next week. Tours will be given Monday through Thursday, August 10-13, from 9 to 1 pm. Please click here to sign up for a specific time for your tour. We ask that only one parent accompany the student in order to limit the number of people on campus. Masks will be required for all visitors.

Welcome to Sand Pine! We are happy you are a Crane!

New to the Nest!

Meet Jordyn Bodi, our new 4th grade teacher!

  • Born and raised in Pasco County
  • Graduated from Pasco High School
  • Went to the University of Florida and earned both a Bachelors and Masters Degree
  • Has 3 cats and 6 chickens
  • Loves Harry Potter books
  • Enjoys hiking, traveling, and snowboarding

Upcoming Dates

August 11 - Traditional student supply drop off (3-5 pm)

August 13 - Traditional student supply drop off (8-10 am)

August 20 - Meet the Teacher Day

August 24 - First Day of School

August 26 - PTA General Assembly

About us

Please contact us at any time. We love hearing from our families!

Mrs. Christina Twardosz, Principal

Mrs. Lisa Grimsley, Assistant Principal