Uniform Policy: School Board Policy 5511 .

    Dress and Grooming states, "Students shall come to school clean and appropriately groomed and dressed. Students whose personal attire or grooming distracts the attention of other students or teachers from their school work shall be required to make necessary alterations before entering the classroom or be sent home by the Principal."

    Students who fail to meet the minimum acceptable standards of cleanliness and neatness as determined by the principal and as specified in this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary measures including suspension.

    Head Start/Early Head Start

    Open Enrollment Period 2014 - 2015 School year

    Jan. - April 2014 Apply NOW!!!

    Early Head start offers conprehensive servies for children and their families:

    Quality Center programs, support services for children with special needs, developmental screenings, health and nutrition monitoring, praents involvement opportunities.

    HEAD START offers comprehensive services for children and their families: full day educational program for three and four year old, child development screenings, health screenings, free breakfast and lunch, parent involvement opportunities, families of children with special needs are encouraged to apply.

    The Head Start/Early Head start program is available for income elegible children with disabilities are fully-included (on a case by case basis) into the program and recieve a full range of development services. Proof of citizenships is not a requirement for enfollmentin Head Start. For more information, pelase visit our website at: or contact one of our Head Start - Early Head Start Centers.

    Music Education Program


    Frederick Douglass Elementary is a unique music education program being implemented in partnership with the Overtown Music Project. In line with the history of the Overtown area, students are immersed in a jazz based learning environment. Classes include general music and small group instrumental classes on Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet and Trombone.

    Remaining 2014 dates:

    April 3rd @ 8pm Gusman Hall – Terence Blanchard Reward Concert

    April 22nd @ 3:15pm FDES – General Music Instrument Day

    April 24th @ 5pm FDES – End of the year Performance

    April 24th @ 8pm Gusman Hall – Salsa Band Reward Concert

     Information and Calendar

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     Tentative dates for 2014-2015:

    Fall: September 8th-December 9th

    Spring: January 26th-April 24th