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ATMSA is proud to launch our Facebook page in an effort to open another line of communication and notifications for parents and students for our school.  If you have a Facebook account, "Like" us at www.facebook.com/ATMSA.STARS to keep up with news, events, announcements, and pictures of the latest and greatest at Apalachee!

Say No to Bullying

Any person who is concerned about a bullying issue may complete the LCS Bullying Report Form and return it to the school, where the Assistant Principal and Guidance Counselor will immediately conduct an investigation. 

School Schedule

School - 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. each weekday.
Morning supervision -  7:45 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
Breakfast - 7:45 A.M. - 8:20 A.M.
First Bell - 8:25 A.M.
Tardy Bell - 8:30 A.M.
Dismissal Bell - 2:50 P.M.
Afternoon supervision  - 2:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
ATMSA Stars thank The Foundation for Leon County Schools for helping fund Innovation and Inspiration in the classroom!

Around the District

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    As part of Women's History Month, we asked students at James S. Rickards High School to tell us about the woman that has inspired them the most.

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  • FSU Women's Basketball Game

    Click through for a free voucher to attend the FSU Women's Basketball Tournament game on Saturday, March 16!

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  • Spring Break Plans At James S. Rickards High School

    What are you doing for Spring Break? In town? Out of town? Students and Staff at James S. Rickards High School shared some of their plans with us.

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  • Outstanding School Volunteer Awards

    We proud to announce the finalists for the 2016-2017 Outstanding School Volunteer Awards. These individuals help to make our district one of the best in the state. I am thankful to them and all of our volunteers and mentors working every day in our schools.

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FSA Testing Schedule


FSA Testing Policies


Please review the following policies with your child before testing:

§  Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if they are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.

§  Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed on the Writing planning sheet or in the student’s Reading or Mathematics test and answer book that reads, “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement on their planning sheet or in their test and answer book.

§  Discussing Test Content after TestingThe last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not reveal details about the passages or items to anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites.

§  Test InvalidationsStudents are responsible for working on their own during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. FDOE employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student results within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.

  • Leaving Campus—If your student begins a test session and leaves campus before completing it (for lunch, an appointment, or illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete that test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.

If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Mr. Rudenborg at 850-488-7110. For more information about the FSA assessment program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.  

Parent Portal Sign-In


The Parent Portal is now open. Please visit the LCS Parent Site for general information and User Guides.

With the Parent Portal reopening, all students and parents will be able to access the Portal as soon as they receive the school issued Parent Portal letters with the usernames and passwords.   If you have not received your Parent Portal letter, please contact your child's teacher or the front office at (850) 488-7110.  

Bus Transportation

Leon County School Bus Transportation information (including Bus Stops and Times) can be found on the Leon County School Website Transportation and Buses page.   Bus numbers/routes and colors that are assigned by Apalachee can be found on the ATMSA Transportation Page.  If you have any other questions, you may contact our front office personnel, Ms. Muhammad or Ms. Harris, at 488-7110. 

School Uniforms

Youth Uniform Polo Shirts are available for $12.00 each.  Adult Uniform Polo Shirts are available for $14.00. Please indicate the size and quantity desired next to each available color.  Samples of the shirts are available to see in our front office. All orders must be completed through the front office... Read More >>>

Transportation Changes


Transportation changes must be received in writing by 2:15 p.m.   Please email atmsa@leonschools.net and describe in detail the change in mode of transportation.  Transportation changes will not be taken after 2:15 p.m.

EDEP/S.T.A.R.S. Registration

Parents may continue to enroll children in the 2016-2017 AMTSA Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP) or the S.T.A.R.S. 21st Century Program.  All students who will be enrolled in the EDEP and S.T.A.R.S. Program for the 2016-2017 school year will have to be enrolled as an upcoming or current student at ATMSA. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will maintain a waiting list as openings may arise.

If you have any questions, please contact the director Maduyan Wells at 850.488.7110 (school) or wellsm2@leonschools.net

Volunteer Day


We Need Your Help!

Parents can volunteer and get involved in many different ways.  Please complete the  2016 - 2017 Parent Involvement Form so we know how you would like to become involved. All volunteers can get started by completing the LCS Volunteer Online Application today! 
Make a difference by volunteering today! 

Dr. Seuss Quote

Students are encouraged to go to www.acaletics.com and explore lots of ways to build their math skills, including:
*web-based flashcards of basic facts,
*problems of the week, and the
*Math Club Portal (make sure you have the student login)

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