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BLUE LAKE ELEMENTARY
282 N. Blue Lake Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 822-4070
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    What Every Parents Needs to Know About Protecting Their Child from Cyberbullying

    Bullying behavior has been around forever, but cyberbullying presents new challenges – and kids today are the first to experience them. Posted on Babble.com October 2017.

    Helping Your Child Understand Cyberbullying

    It was just a generation ago that kids and teens were asking their parents for a phone line in their room so they could easily and privately connect with more friends. Today, a student’s desire to connect with friends has not changed, but the options for doing so have grown tremendously. While young people’s access to technology has evolved over the years, so has the way we communicate with children about online safety and cyberbullying. Posted to Spring 2017 edition of Our Children, the National PTA Magazine.

    Cyberbullying: What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Children  - This 8-page booklet, sponsored by Century Link, has information for parents on how to address cyberbullying with your child and what steps to take if your child is being bullied online.

    Safety in the Online Community: A conversation with your 13-year-old about Facebook and Instagram  – Facebook and Instagram partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to create this guide to help parents talk with their teens about using social media. The guide covers setting up a new account, safety tips, and commonly asked questions.

    What Parents Should Know About Bullying – This guide, created in partnership with Verizon, offers a comprehensive overview for parents to learn what they can do to address and prevent bullying, featuring a section on mobile and online safety.

    Teens Against Bullying on Cyberbullying  – Teens Against Bullying is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, and to be heard. This features a page on cyberbullying, giving students tips on how to prevent it and how to take action.

    How to Prevent Cyberbullying: Hands Off the Keyboard Until You’re Calm! – YOUR TEEN for parents shared the following quotes in a recent interview: Cyberbullying manifests itself as teens using technology to “to hurt, harm, and humiliate” their peers, says Julie Hertzog, director of the National Bullying Prevention Center in Bloomington, MN. “In some ways,” says Hertzog, “online bullying can be even more devastating than traditional bullying, as an aggressor is able to access an audience 24/7 instead of being confined to the schoolyard, and the kid being bullied can’t escape the bullying.” And the hurt can be worse, as “the person being bullied can read and re-read a hurtful text or comment on social media, and experience the hurt over and over again,” Hertzog states.


     

    Online School Payments

    The Online School Payments portal is provided to parents to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services. ​Read more...​​​

    Information

    Extended Day Enrichment Program - EDEP

    The EDEP offers fee-based after school programs at over 36 elementary schools in Volusia County.  Program hours are immediately after school ends until 5:45 p.m.
     
    The EDEP provides a safe environment for elementary school students to develop friendships and explore new hobbies and interests.  More than 3,500 students participate in offerings such as homework monitoring, music, arts & crafts, computer skills, recreational activities and field trips.  Check out information on before, after school and summer programs.

     

     


     

     

     

     
     
     

         Student Safety

    Your child's safety is a priority. Procedures are in place and have been practiced so all will be prepared, if any emergencies occur. If an event, such as a fire, bomb threat, or hazardous material spill necessitates campus evacuation, law enforcement will block all of the streets leading to our school. School buses will transport our children, faculty, and staff to Freedom Elementary School on South Blue Lake Avenue.


     You will be able to check your child out of school from the office at Freedom Elementary. If you have any specific questions about our emergency procedures, contact Mrs. Virginia Freeman, Assistant Principal,  at 822-4070, extension 21908.

     
     

     

    School Way Cafe 

    School Lunches

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    Free and Reduced Lunch


    Policy for Students without money for meals at Blue Lake Elementary


     
    I. Purpose
    The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with federal reporting requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program, and to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.

     
    The intent of this policy is to establish uniform meal account procedures throughout Blue Lake Elementary. The provisions of this policy pertain to full pay and reduced-priced school lunch meals only. While the USDA Child Nutrition Program does not require that a full pay student or reduced-priced student be served a meal without payment, Blue Lake Elementary has established this policy as a courtesy to students without lunch money. 
    NOTE: This policy is school administration-based and may vary between schools.

     
    II. Policy
    A student will be allowed to charge a maximum of      5     meals to their account at their normal meal price. Once a student has charged      5     meals, he/she will be offered an alternate meal of a cheese sandwich and a juice at $.40, (substitutions will be made for documented food allergies), which will also be charged to the student’s meal account.  

     
    Parents/Guardians are responsible for meal payment to School Way Café. Notices of deficit balances will be sent to parents/guardians at regular intervals during the school year.