Gaines Alternative School
New for 2023-2024 — Students will now use Clever to access Schoology, Office 365, Online Textbooks, and other Links for Students
Gaines School Hours are as follows:
M, Tu, Th, Fr 7:00am-1:15pm, Wednesdays 7:00am-12:15pm (Early Release)
About Our School
The Gaines Alternative School serves students who have been administratively assigned to the facility as a result of significant violations of the Student Code of Conduct. In addition to educational services, the school has a strong emphasis on behavioral intervention and management with its students.
This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at the Evelyn B. Hamblen Center. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.
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ESE Parent Survey
Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) conducts an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey. The survey is open to all parents of children with an individual education plan (IEP) receiving ESE services from preschool age through grade 12.
2022-2023 Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption
The St. Johns County School District has begun the review process for the Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption. Once available for review, the digital resources will be posted on the Instructional Materials Adoption web page and available for review. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation were selected from the state adoption consideration lists when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.
Some print materials may be available for review. If you would like access to the available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM when district offices are open.
We encourage parent and community participation in our adoption process. If you would like to serve on a school committee and formally review the resources as a part of the school review team, please contact any school or our office at 904.547.3947 by April 21, 2023. Committee membership is limited. School administrators will select the appropriate number of reviewers from the list of interested participants.
Request for Community Input
As a part of the adoption process for Social Studies Instructional Materials, all St. Johns County residents are invited to complete an evaluation of the instructional materials being considered for adoption recommendation from April 3rd through May 1st.
To submit your evaluation, you will need to create an account at EdCredible.com and select the Social Studies Adoption for St. Johns County School District.
FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.