Oakstead Elementary is a Five Star Award winning community school located within the Oakstead Subdivision in Land O Lakes, Florida. Just north of Tampa Bay, Oakstead opened its doors in 2006 as part of Pasco County Schools. Currently our school serves over 900 students in grades K through five, with a VEPre-K for Varying Exceptionalities. Oakstead participates in the Florida PBIS Project initiative and has been a Gold Model School for four years. Oakstead has been a chapter member of National Elementary Honor Society since 2008.
This year our school-wide motto is Think Do Be Positive. We value the development of the whole child and know the importance of good character. All students and staff will promote kindness and our fifth grade classes will do service learning projects throughout the year. Teachers, students and parents can work together to create students who are College, Career, and Life Ready.
We have an active PTA and School Advisory Council made up of energetic parents, community partners, and staff. In addition, we have some generous business partners who collaborate with our school so that students are the winners! We appreciate the support and involvement of our many families and students and all that they do to make our school a success.
School hours at Oakstead Elementary School are 9:40AM – 3:50PM. In the morning car riders will be released from vehicles beginning at 9:20AM but will not be allowed to go to class until 9:30AM. Please do not drop students off earlier than 9:20AM. Instruction will begin promptly at 9:40AM so it is important that students arrive on time. If you do arrive after 9:40AM, please escort your child to the front office in order to get a tardy pass.
In the afternoon, car riders will begin dismissal at 3:40PM. All vehicles must have a CURRENT car rider tag. If you do not have a CURRENT tag, you will be asked to park and sign your child out at the front office. If you need to sign your child out early, we ask that it be done before 3:20PM. Please be sure to only sign children out when absolutely necessary as this does affect their instruction. If you have any questions about arrival and dismissal, please contact our front office at 813.346.1500.
Our administrative team, comprised of our Principal Claudia Steinacker and our Assistant Principal Christine Ramirez, are proud of our students and families and all that we undertake to give back to our community. We appreciate the support and involvement of our many families and students and all that they do to make our school a success. Please feel free to contact either of us if you would like any additional information about our school.