Gulf Elementary School 2018-2019

September 4, 2018

Gulf Elementary Where The Adventure Begins...

Understanding Autism

Teaching kids about autism will help them better understand their classmates. With increased understanding, the focus will shift away from characteristics that may make a classmate appear different and shift towards the positive aspects that make each individual a unique and important part of the school community.


  • People with autism have a brain that works differently. They may have difficulty communicating, making friends, and dealing with changes.
  • Some people with autism talk and others do not.
  • Sometimes people with autism might get upset. Everybody gets upset sometimes.
  • People with autism can learn, make new friends, and have fun!
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What's up with Nick?
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Interim and Report Card Dates for 2018-2019

Interim Report Dates

 Wednesday, September 12

 Tuesday, November 13

 Friday, February 8

 Wednesday, April 24

Report Card Dates

 Tuesday, October 23

 Thursday, January 17

 Tuesday April 2

 Thursday, May 30

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Gulf Elementary School

Lee County School Board

Board Members:

Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7 (Chairman)

Pamela H. LaRiviere, District 5 (Vice Chairman)

Mary Fischer, District 1

Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2

Chris N. Patricca, District 3

Steven K. Teuber, District 4

Jane E. Kuckel, PhD, District 6

Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Gulf Elementary are certified, but may be assigned one or more classes outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation. The following teachers are engaged in training to add English for Speakers of other Languages to their certificate:

Esmeralda Arroyo

Sarah Geary

April Lavigne

Joh Olszewski

Emma Teglasi

Ashley Urbanowicz

The following teachers are engaged in training to add Autism Endorsement to their certificate:

Casie Franzke

Ashley Urbanowicz