August 21st Early Release

The 21st of August has been approved to be an early release day for Putnam County School District.  Click here for the early release times(PDF)

Watch For It Wednesday

Watch For It Wednesday Note

Kelley Smith Elementary School

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Student hours are 7:50 a.m-2:35 p.m. each day.  Students may not be dropped off until 7:20 a.m.


  • We are a Character Counts School.  The six pillars of character that we will focus on this year are: Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Caring, Respect, Fairness, and Citizenship.  We would appreciate our parents supporting us in discussing what the pillars look like in class as well as within the community.


  • Kelley Smith Elementary School has Pre-K availability.  If interested, please contact the school.  Questions toward fees, please contact 312-4906.


  • The Putnam County School District has a district wide initiative focused on decreasing the number of student absences, tardies and early checkouts. Did you know that students who miss 9 or more days of school per year are considered, “at risk.” More facts to follow weekly.


  • Specials start for students on August 17, 2017. We strongly encourage parents to have their child wear tennis shoes daily so that students can get the most benefit from recess and PE.


  • If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the school @ 329-0568.

Be Here -Attendance Counts!




Official attendance records will begin on Monday, August 14, 201. In an effort to recognize students and reward families for encouraging daily school attendance, Kelley Smith Elementary School has created a challenge that will go on all school year long. There will be quarterly rewards for those students with perfect attendance.


*PERFECT ATTENDANCE: daily attendance with no unexcused tardies and no unexcused early check outs*


The first reward will be a field trip to the movies for all students with perfect attendance at the end of the first nine weeks! Remember, the challenge begins on Monday, August 14th!





Kindergarten Color Days


Monday, August 14 – Red Day

Tuesday, August 15 – Orange Day

Wednesday, August 16– Yellow Day

Thursday, August 17 – Green Day

Friday, August 18 – Blue Day

Monday, August 21 – Purple Day

Tuesday, August 22 – Pink Day

Wednesday, August 23 – Brown Day

Thursday, August 24 – Black/White Day

Friday, August 25 – Favorite Color Day


Shark Bites

Mrs. Hudson’s class enjoyed an authentic literacy lesson in compare and contrast using Flat Stanley.
Meet the New Student
Mrs. Hudson’s class enjoyed an authentic literacy lesson in compare and contrast using Flat Stanley.
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Oh My Stars
Students in Pat Hudson’s first grade class have been busy learning about stars.
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Drug Free and Proud
KSES Sharks are Drug Free and Proud
Students at Kelley Smith Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon week and Character Counts week with lots of wonderfully planned activities
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2017-2018 Sunshine State Young Readers...

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades K through 8, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. 

*Click below to view the K-2 Junior Sunshine State Readers Trailer*

*Click below to view the 3-5 Sunshine State Readers Trailer*