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  • The School Board of Broward County, Florida (SBBC) consists of nine elected School Board Members who serve four-year terms. Two of the School Board Members are elected “at large” by all of the electors in Broward County. The other seven School Board Members are elected from seven school board member residence areas. The School Board Members, along with the Superintendent, oversee the sixth-largest District in the nation. The SBBC implements policies that govern ethical, fiduciary, and scholastic mandates, protocols, and procedures for the District's schools, offices, and departments subject to any applicable federal, state, or local laws. The SBBC answers to the residents and taxpayers of Broward County in an ethical, open, and transparent manner. 

    A school principal may supplement District policies by outlining rules specific to the school such as uniform colors, cell phone usage areas, and drop off/pick up times. However, school rules are limited in scope and do not supersede school district policies.

  • Anonymous/Non-Anonymous Security Tip Reporting

    Call 911 immediately in an emergency.

    Submit a safety or security tip that is not an emergency directly to the District Security Operations Center (DSOC), open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including holidays). CLICK or TAP on the icon below.

    See something, say something
    From there, choose the reporting tool that works best for you by learning more about how they work and how easy they are to use.   

    What to report: Please report safety and security threats, bullying and harassing behaviors, illegal activity, self-endangerment behaviors, etc.

    Details are everything: Please provide as many details as you can, such as names and physical description of anyone involved, school location, social media handles, date of when threats are supposed to occur, etc.

    We respect your privacy and care about your safety. Your tip is shared only with investigators and administrators assigned to the tip.

    Remember, helping is not the same as snitching. We are counting on you to help us help a friend.
    Be a Broward Buddy, Report a Tip!

  • Absence Reporting

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    Not Coming to School Today?

    ABSENCES must be reported by calling the school at 754-322-5800 BEFORE 9:00 AM. Notes will not be accepted. Parents must report their child's absence every day the child is not in school. Failure to report an absence within 48 hours will result in a permanent unexcused absence on the student's record, and excessive absences will be referred to the State Attorney's Broward Truancy Intervention Program (BTIP) officer.

    According to SBBC Policy 5.5: All students under 16 are required to attend school every day of the 180-day school year. Absences are established by tardiness, early sign-outs, or absences for all or part of any day. The maximum number of acceptable absences is 5 days. Additionally, please note that students may not be released after 1:45 p.m.

  • Arrival/Tardy/Dismissal


    Students must arrive at school on time every day. The first bell rings at 8:20 AM. Students should be in class by the second bell at 8:30 AM.


    Students arriving after 8:30 AM will be considered TARDY. If students arrive after 8:35 AM, the student will need to obtain a pass from the front office to be admitted to class. Tardiness to school is disruptive to the learning environment and has a negative impact on student achievement. Please cooperate in maintaining a classroom environment conducive to learning for ALL students by getting your child to school on time. Children who are tardy to school must report to the office WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO CHECK-IN and receive a late pass.


    The dismissal time is 2:30 PM. All students are expected to remain in school for the entire school day. If students are dismissed early, they must be picked up by 2:00 PM. No students will be dismissed 30 minutes prior to the last bell for safety reasons.

    Student attendance and tardy arrivals are monitored on a daily basis. The consequences of excessive tardiness will be addressed on a case-by-case basis to determine if there is a pattern of non-attendance. According to the Broward Truancy Intervention Program, excessive tardiness will result in parent contact and referral to the State Attorney's Office. 

  • Cell Phone

    Possession of a wireless communication device that disrupts the educational process is a violation. Cellular phones, camera phones, and pagers are prohibited at all times during class unless specifically instructed to do so as part of the lesson.

  • Emergency Drills

    All Broward County Public Schools conduct regular exercises and drills at various times as outlined in the Florida Fire Code and Florida Administrative Code.

    To aid in this process, every school has a designated SAFE team comprised of faculty and staff who have been specially trained on appropriate procedures to ensure every school follows safety protocol.

    Discussion-based tabletop exercises are also conducted regularly with staff, faculty, and community partners, and the results of these exercises are documented and incorporated into school safety plans as necessary.  

    All public schools are required to conduct one (1) fire drill per month with one (1) additional occurring within the first 30 days. Additionally, public schools are required to conduct, at a minimum, six (6) emergency drills every school year that are nonconcurrent with fire drills. One emergency drill must take place within the first ten (10) days of the beginning of the school year, and the remaining drills may not occur more than forty-five (45) days apart. Four (4) of the six (6) emergency drills must address active threats. The remaining two (2) drills must address other emergency events, such as severe weather, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, or reunification.

    Students are expected to fully participate in drills and follow the directions of faculty and staff.

  • Dress Code

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    The Unified Dress Code at Coconut Creek Elementary School is strictly enforced.

    School Uniforms are MANDATORY at Coconut Creek Elementary.
    87% of our families voted to institute a unified dress program. 

    The benefits of a Uniform Policy are: 

    • Improve discipline, self-esteem, and self-respect.
    • Focus the student on learning.
    • Eliminate the fear of whether their clothing choice will be acceptable by peers.
    • Strengthens school pride.
    • Identify student population from strangers on school grounds.
    • Cost-effective.

    All students are to wear school uniforms Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, we celebrate "School Spirit Day". Students are permitted to Jeans (shorts or pants) with a Coconut Creek Spirit Day T-Shirt (purchased through PTA). If your child does not have a PTA Spirit Day Shirt, he/she must wear a Uniform Shirt on Fridays. (i.e. K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Target).

    Updated Dress Code Policy

    Our dress code includes the following colors and clothing types: 

    Bottoms: Long Pants, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers, Capri Pants, Cargo Pants, Cargo Shorts, in Black, Navy Blue, or Tan Khaki.  (Denim, nylon, Jersey Pants, Sweat Pants, and Leggings ARE NOT ALLOWED)

    Tops: Collared Oxford or Polo style Shirts or Blouses in Gold, Gray, Light Blue, Maroon, White, and Yellow.

    Unisex Crew Neck Shirts purchased from Ella's Uniforms, with our School Logo, are also permitted. NO OTHER CREW NECK SHIRTS ARE PERMITTED. 

    Ella's Uniforms
    5371 West Atlantic Blvd.
    Margate, Florida 33063


    We have updated our Mandatory Uniform Options.  New colors have been added, and Crew Neck Shirts with our embroidered Logo are now permitted. 

    (TBA) to view our Uniform supplier's Pricelist and information.

  • Parents & Visitors

    All visitors including parents must check into the attendance office prior to going to any classrooms or any area on campus. An official photo identification (ID) is required. Acceptable forms of ID include the following:

    • Driver’s license
    • Florida’s official state identification card
    • Passport

  • Parking

    Visitor Parking

    All visitors must park in the designated visitor parking spaces. Please do not park in spaces designated for faculty and staff or in the bus loop. 

  • Pick Up/Drop Off

    Controlling School Traffic is Essential for Safety

    Students should be picked up and dropped off at the car loops only.  Parents wishing to park should walk their children to the front gate. For safety reasons, parents are not allowed to walk their children to their classrooms.

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