Sanderlin K-8 Glossary of Terms

The ABC’s of James B. Sanderlin IB World School

School life can be confusing. Especially when you are a parent and your information is filtered back to you through a young student! See below for a list of common terms heard at Sanderlin.

If you see something is missing, or incorrect, please email us.

A
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Before & after school care is provided for students at the parent’s expense. The R’Club program is available every day that school is in session from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:25 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call the R’Club at 321-4924 to register. 

A list of providers that pick up at the school is available at the front desk.
AGENDA BOOKS
The main tool for communication between home and school is the daily agenda book. It is a magnet expectation that parents initial the agenda book every day. Each child is given an agenda book at no cost. The replacement fee for a lost agenda book is $5.00.
ANIMALS
A child must have an administrator’s written permission to bring a live animal to school. Live animals are not permitted on school buses or on campus during arrival & dismissal of students.
AWARDS
Awards are given each grading period, based on the following criteria:
Principal’s List (3rd – 5th Grade)
All A’s in the academic subjects
All E’s, V’s, & S’s for conduct grades including:  Art, Music, P.E. & Spanish
Honor Roll (3rd – 5th Grade)
All A’s & B’s in the academic subjects
All E’s, V’s, & S’s for conduct grades including:  Art, Music, P.E. & Spanish
Perfect AttendancePYP
Student in attendance every day of the grading period; may have 1 excused tardy and 1 excused early release during the grading period.
Outstanding AttendancePYP
Student in attendance every day of the grading period; may have 1 excused absence, 1 excused tardy and 1 excused early release during the grading period.
Dean’s ListMYP
All A’s in the academic subjects & All E’s and S’s for conduct
Honor RollMYP
All A’s and B’s and one C in the academic subjects & all E’s, and S’s for conduct
B
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE
Before & after school care is provided for students at the parent’s expense. The R’Club program is available every day that school is in session from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:25 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call the R’Club at 321-4924 to register. 

A list of providers that pick up at the school is available at the front desk.
BREAKFAST
School breakfast will remain free for Pinellas County Schools students
BUS
Riding the bus is a privilege.  The bus driver is responsible for the safety and conduct of students riding the bus.  Students must obey the driver at all times. Any student who does not follow the rules on the school bus shall be reported to the assistant principal. Should an emergency develop due to the conduct of students on the bus, the bus driver may take such steps as are reasonably necessary to protect the students on the bus. 

Student must be at their assigned bus stop 10 minutes before the schedule bus arrival time.  Driver will make every attempt to be on time.  Students must be dropped off and picked up at the same bus stop every day.  If you live two or more miles from school, bus transportation will be provided.  Students are not permitted to ride the bus home with other students for any reason.

Also see BUSS BULLETIN
BUS BULLETIN
To get bus notifications on the status of your child’s bus, please sign up for the Bus Bulletin at www.BusBulletin.com/Parents. If you need assistance, the district transportation phone number is 587-2020.
C
CAR LINE
See an illustrated car line map and drop-off and pick-up procedures here.


Please use the Zipper Merge Method when in the car line! It makes things run nice and smooth.
CLEVER
Clever supports learning outside of the classroom anytime, anywhere.

What can I find in Clever? 
– Online Digital Textbooks for student’s core subjects if available
– PBIS Rewards
– Istation
– DreamBox
– Teengagement
– myOn
– Teams
– Outlook Email
– And many more

Login with your student’s R2D2 and s. number. Most students know these. If your student does not, please contact your student’s teacher.

Once logged in, click on the icon of the program you wish to use.

See more details and troubleshooting tips on the PCSB’s website.
CLUBS
list types of clubs and who to contact for more info
D
DRESS CODE
Student dress code policy, adopted by the Pinellas School Board, is included in the CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT, which is sent home on the first day of school and is also located in the Student Agenda.

Please read that section carefully. As a magnet school, Sanderlin has some additional expectations in our dress code policy. Please see the dress code page of this student handbook for further clarification.
DROP OFF
Students may report to school between 9:00 and 9:25 a.m. Adult supervision does not begin until 9:00.  Students may not be left unattended at the gate prior to 9:00.  After 9:20, students may not be dropped off at car side.  Parents must sign their child in at the office for arrivals after 9:20 a.m.

🚌 There are NO cars allowed in the bus line before or after school while buses are loading and unloading. This is extremely important for safety and is a district policy. Only buses are permitted to utilize the entrance on 22nd Avenue South between 9:00 – 9:25.

Families are to use the entrance on 23rd St. to drop-off & pick-up students at the designated area, where ALL car riders go after school. Please stay in cars & wait until a Safety patrol or an adult opens the car door. If parents choose to park in the 23rd St parking lot, use the crosswalk to go to the marked parent waiting area to pick up your student and walk back with them to your car, using the crosswalk.

🚷 If you are bringing your child to school in a car in the morning you need to drop them off in front of the school in the car line. You should NOT drop your child in the street on 23rd St., pull in the grass and walk your child up, or park on the road to walk your child up. This is against city rules.

Also see CAR LINE, SCHOOL HOURS
F
FOCUS
Parents can access important information about their child in FOCUS https://portal.pcsb.org, especially attendance, grades, school events calendar, outstanding financial obligations, and important school messages. 

School Messenger (school voicemail and emails to families) uses phone numbers and email addresses listed in FOCUS for our ongoing school communication. Parents are expected to keep their address and all phone numbers and email addresses up to date in FOCUS. Parents may list up to three phone numbers and two email addresses. 

Keeping information current in FOCUS is critical as the School Messenger system uses that data for phone calls & emails to families.  Please notify Lisa Eager, school DMT, of updated information at EagerL@pcsb.org
FREE & REDUCED LUNCH
Apply for free and reduced lunch through MySchoolApps. It is the fast and secure way to apply for free and reduced meals online.
G
GARDEN
garden club info coming soon!
H
HUB OF INQUIRY
aka – The Library 🙂
I
I-TAGS
All students may earn i-Tags as they achieve personal goals they set for themselves or as a class, reflecting on the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and the “Taking Action” cycle.
ID TAGS
All 4th and 5th grade PYP students must wear their school ID tag around their neck every day. All K-3rd grade PYP students will have ID badges in their classrooms, managed by their teachers. 

4th and 5th grade students who are not wearing their ID badge will not be able to receive RISE tokens or attend incentive events. If students repeatedly do not wear their ID badge, they will begin to receive escalated consequences for defiance. 

ID badges are designed for student safety and it is a Sanderlin expectation that our students wear them. If a child loses an ID badge, they can have it replaced for $5 in the bookkeeper’s office. Fees are all recorded in FOCUS Student Info/Payment & Fees section and remain on student account until the obligation is satisfied by paying the fee.
J
JAMES B. SANDERLIN
Learn more about our namesake James B. Sanderlin here.
L
LE BISTRO
aka the Cafeteria 🙂

Please make checks payable to Sanderlin K-8 Cafeteria or go online to www.MySchoolBucks.com to manage your child’s account.  Free breakfast is available for all students.  Applications for free and reduced lunches are available from the cafeteria manager, or online at www.MySchoolApps.com and may be submitted at any time throughout the school year. The price for elementary school lunch is $2.25.  For questions regarding the cafeteria, please call 552-1792. 

Students are responsible for the safekeeping of their lunch money; those who forget or lose their lunch money may borrow from the cafeteria; the loan must be repaid the next day. Students may borrow up to three times for a full lunch. Alternative eating arrangements will be made for those students who owe for three lunches & must borrow again. Extra milk and juice may be purchased however, money is not loaned for extra milk or juice.
LEVEL 2 VOLUNTEER
Level 1 (National Background Screening at no cost to the volunteer) will be processed by the District Office Of Strategic Partnerships. To initiate a Level 1 screening, please complete the online volunteer application. When the Level 1 background check has been approved, you will receive an email with your user ID and password to log your volunteer hours in the volunteer system.
 
A Level 2 screening is a requirement for volunteering for any events held on the Sanderlin campus. This includes manning the Scholastic Book Fair, and school fieldtrips.

In order to move on with the Level 2 process, the Level 1 background check must be cleared. You may then work with Brenna Arch to discuss next steps.

Brenna Arch – ArchB@pcsb.org | (727) 552-1700 ext 2302
M
MAGNET SCHOOL AGREEMENT
Each year, it is a magnet expectation that students and parents/guardians agree to all districtwide magnet guidelines and sign the commitment agreement. Membership in a magnet school is a privilege, and student are expected to exhibit exemplary behavior, attend daily and on time, and participate fully in our IB programme.
MEET THE PARENT EVENT
We hold an on-campus event at the beginning of the school year as a chance for students and caregivers to meet their new teacher for the year. See the school calendar for further details.
MYP
Grades 6th – 8th
The IB Middle Years Programme at Sanderlin
P
PBIS Rewards
Positive Behavior Support Program

🐢 How to See Your Turtle Token Balance 🐢

You can view your Turtle Token balance through the PBIS Rewards App.

💙 Go to https://www.pcsb.org
💚 Click the Clever icon on the home page
💙 Click “Log in with Active Directory”
💚 Log in using your student’s Username and Password located on page 16 of the student agenda. If you need assistance retrieving or resetting your student’s login, please contact your student’s teacher.
💙 Look for the PBIS Rewards app and there you are!

📲 From there, you can also download a mobile app and activate it using the code provided after clicking “Activate Student App”.

See Screenshot Examples Below

Go to https://www.pcsb.org & click the Clever icon on the home page.


Click “Log in with Active Directory” & log in using your student’s Username and Password located on page 16 of the student agenda. If you need assistance retrieving or resetting your student’s login, please contact your student’s teacher.


Look for the PBIS Rewards app and there you are!


Download a mobile app and activate it using the code provided after clicking “Activate Student App”.


also see TURTLE TOKENS, RISE
PEACH JAR
Even though the email comes from “James B Sanderlin K-8, IB World School”, this is sent by Peachjar on behalf of Pinellas County Schools.

These are usually county-specific initiatives rather than flyers specifically for James B. Sanderlin students.
PICK UP
Due to bus traffic, cars are NOT permitted in the front parking lot area and students may not be picked up from the office between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Only buses are permitted to utilize the entrance on 22nd Avenue South between 9:00 – 9:25 a.m. and between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Families are to use the entrance on 23rd St. to drop-off & pick-up students at the designated area, where ALL car riders go after school. Please stay in cars & wait until a Safety patrol or an adult opens the car door. If parents choose to park in the 23rd St parking lot, use the crosswalk to go to the marked parent waiting area to pick up your student and walk back with them to your car, using the crosswalk.

🚌 There are NO cars allowed in the bus line before or after school while buses are loading and unloading. This is extremely important for safety and is a district policy.

Also see SCHOOL HOURS, DROP OFF
PYP
Grades K – 5th
The IB Primary Years Programme at Sanderlin
R
R2D2 Number
The R2D2 or s. number is considered a student’s “Pinellas Credentials” or usually called their “R2.D2

Here is an example: username: 4H.78. password: s.45823697.

If you need assistance retrieving or resetting your student’s login, please contact your student’s teacher.
REPORT CARDS (PROGRESS REPORTS)
KG – 8th grade report cards come out 4 times per year; midterm progress reports come out half-way through each grading period. Report cards will be published to parent’s FOCUS accounts. Midterms with academic and IB criteria progress will be sent home to communicate throughout the year. A written request can be made to the DMT, Lisa Eager, at EagerL@pcsb.org for a hard copy of grades.
RISE PROGRAM
Sanderlin Sea Turtles RISE Up!
R – Respect
I – Independence
S – Service
E – Excellence

Sanderlin is a PBIS school that rewards positive behavior based on students meeting the school-wide expectations for success. The school-wide expectations matrix for success is posted around the school, in every classroom, and on the school website. These expectations will be explicitly taught to our students at the beginning of the year and throughout the year, when deemed necessary.

All staff members will award students electronic Turtle Tokens based on random, successful demonstration of expectations.  Students will be able to use their electronic Turtle Tokens to purchase classroom and school-wide incentives.  All staff members will participate in the distribution of Turtle Tokens.

The Sanderlin K-8 World School program is modeled around the research-based Positive Behavior Support Program from the University of South Florida.  This research-based program has proven that students who are rewarded for positive behaviors perform better in school and that this focus on positive behavior leads to better student achievement.
S
SANDERLIN T-SHIRTS
Sanderlin themed t-shirts and other spirt wear items are available for purchase throughout the school year. When it’s time to order shirts, they can be found in our MemberHub School Store.

Students receive 10 Turtle Tokens when they show their school spirit on Fridays. This can be through a school shirt, or by wearing school colors.

Also referred to as Spirit Wear, Turtle Shirts
Also see TURTLE TOKENS.
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL (SAC)
The SAC is an advisory board and resource for the school, parents & community it serves. Meetings are held four times a year – please check the school calendar for dates. All parents are welcome to attend. 
SCHOOL DIRECTORY
See a listing of all the Sanderlin Staff here. This lists includes emails for all the teachers.
SCHOOL HOURS
The student hours for 2022/2023 are 9:25am – 3:35pm.
Campus opens at 9:00am

Students may report to school between 9:00 and 9:25 a.m. Adult supervision does not begin until 9:00.  Students may not be left unattended at the gate prior to 9:00.  After 9:20, students may not be dropped off at car side.  Parents must sign their child in at the office for arrivals after 9:20 a.m.

Due to bus traffic, cars are NOT permitted in the front parking lot area and students may not be picked up from the office between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Only buses are permitted to utilize the entrance on 22nd Avenue South between 9:00 – 9:25 a.m. and between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Families are to use the entrance on 23rd St. to drop-off & pick-up students at the designated area, where ALL car riders go after school. Please stay in cars & wait until a Safety patrol or an adult opens the car door. If parents choose to park in the 23rd St parking lot, use the crosswalk to go to the marked parent waiting area to pick up your student and walk back with them to your car, using the crosswalk.

🚌 There are NO cars allowed in the bus line before or after school while buses are loading and unloading. This is extremely important for safety and is a district policy.

🚷 If you are bringing your child to school in a car in the morning you need to drop them off in front of the school in the car line. You should NOT drop your child in the street on 23rd St., pull in the grass and walk your child up, or park on the road to walk your child up. This is against city rules.
SCHOOL LUNCH
Please make checks payable to Sanderlin K-8 Cafeteria or go online to www.MySchoolBucks.com to manage your child’s account.  Free breakfast is available for all students.  Applications for free and reduced lunches are available from the cafeteria manager, or online at www.MySchoolApps.com and may be submitted at any time throughout the school year. The price for elementary school lunch is $2.25.  For questions regarding the cafeteria, please call 552-1792. 

Students are responsible for the safekeeping of their lunch money; those who forget or lose their lunch money may borrow from the cafeteria; the loan must be repaid the next day. Students may borrow up to three times for a full lunch. Alternative eating arrangements will be made for those students who owe for three lunches & must borrow again. Extra milk and juice may be purchased however, money is not loaned for extra milk or juice.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The Student Code of Conduct for Pinellas County Schools can be found here.
STUDENT HANDBOOK
PYP Student Handbook
MYP Student Handbook
SUPPLY LISTS
MYP (6th-8th)
PYP (K-5)
T
TURTLE TOKENS
Sanderlin is a PBIS school that rewards positive behavior based on students meeting the school-wide expectations for success. The school-wide expectations matrix for success is posted around the school, in every classroom, and on the school website. These expectations will be explicitly taught to our students at the beginning of the year and throughout the year, when deemed necessary.

All staff members will award students electronic Turtle Tokens based on random, successful demonstration of expectations. Students will be able to use their electronic Turtle Tokens to purchase classroom and school-wide incentives. All staff members will participate in the distribution of Turtle Tokens.


The Sanderlin K-8 World School program is modeled around the research-based Positive Behavior Support Program from the University of South Florida. This research-based program has proven that students who are rewarded for positive behaviors perform better in school and that this focus on positive behavior leads to better student achievement.

🐢 How to See Your Turtle Token Balance 🐢

You can view your Turtle Token balance through the PBIS Rewards App.

💙 Go to https://www.pcsb.org
💚 Click the Clever icon on the home page
💙 Click “Log in with Active Directory”
💚 Log in using your student’s Username and Password located on page 16 of the student agenda. If you need assistance retrieving or resetting your student’s login, please contact your student’s teacher.
💙 Look for the PBIS Rewards app and there you are!

📲 From there, you can also download a mobile app and activate it using the code provided after clicking “Activate Student App”.

See Screenshot Examples Below

Go to https://www.pcsb.org & click the Clever icon on the home page.


Click “Log in with Active Directory” & log in using your student’s Username and Password located on page 16 of the student agenda. If you need assistance retrieving or resetting your student’s login, please contact your student’s teacher.


Look for the PBIS Rewards app and there you are!


Download a mobile app and activate it using the code provided after clicking “Activate Student App”.
V
VOLUNTEER
There are a ton of events throughout the year that our school needs help with. Our teachers and students are eternally great full for any time you are willing to help. Opportunities include back-to-school time with teacher room set-ups, classroom champions, and various social and fundraising events.

See full details here. Also see LEVEL 2 VOLUNTEER