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CHISHOLM ELEMENTARY
557 Ronnoc Lane
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
(386) 424-2540 office
(386) 424-2500 fax
    Parents

    ​Welcome Wildcat Parents

    2019-2020 School Year

    We Love Our Volunteers!

    ​Thank you to all our Volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Volusia County School Board Volunteer at your child's school, please take a few minutes to complete this Online Volunteer Application.

    Online Application Instructions:

    Fill out the online application form on any computer or the Raptor Kiosk at any school. Be sure to use your full legal name and birthdate.

    Have your government issued ID scanned at a school or district site. Your ID must match the name and birthdate you provided on your volunteer application.

    Once approved, you will receive an e-mail to the address you provided in your application. Approvals are immediate if there are no alerts from the background check.

    All volunteer approvals will expire on June 30, 2020, requiring volunteers to renew. Your ID will not need to be scanned again unless your name has legally changed. NOTE: The Raptor system that is used to check in visitors and volunteers has been upgraded. Any volunteer who was cleared prior to June 3, 2019 will need to have his/her ID re-scanned. IDs will not transfer as part of this upgrade. A new application will not be required until July 1, 2020.

    For assistance, please visit the campus where you wish you volunteer.

    Emergency Response

    Parents Have a Key Role in Emergency Response

    During and following an emergency situation, school and district officials must act quickly and follow established emergency protocols to safeguard students and staff, secure schools, and communicate accurate information in a timely manner. Parents can assist greatly by helping with preparation before the emergency.

    Campus Evacuation: In the unlikely event of a campus evacuation, Babe James Center has been designated as our alternate site. We will assemble in the gymnasium. Parents/guardians would report to the cafeteria to pick-up students.

    Emergency Notification: In the unlikely event of an emergency, we would utilize our automated phone system to inform parents/guardians of incident.

    Drills: As part of our security plan, we are required to hold several mock drills addressing a variety of possible emergency situations, including fire drills. Should you arrive on campus during one of these drills, please follow the directives of our staff members.

    Visitor Policy: We welcome visitors on our campus. However, all visitors must check in at the main office prior to entering any part of our campus. All visitors must wear a visitor's badge while on campus and sign out prior to leaving.

    Parent Portal

    Parents, to access the Parent Portal, please use your assigned user id and password. If you need assistance, please call Chisholm Elementary, (386) 424-2540

    Kindergarten Registration

    To register, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st. Be sure to bring the following: Birth certificate, shot records, social security number, Florida physical and 2 forms of residence verification. ​Please contact your school for more information.

    Registration Requirements -- New to Florida and New Incoming Kindergarteners

    Florida KidCare

    Children with health insurance miss fewer days of school, and applying for Florida KidCare is easy. Any family can apply, and many pay $20 or less per month to insure their children. Most pay nothing at all. Click ​he​​re for additional information.

    https://www.vcsedu.org/student-health-services/f-lorida-kidcare-health-insurance

    Tips to Help your Child Succeed in School

    We invite you to be actively involved in your child’s education. Attend school events, establish accounts to access grades, participate in parent/teacher conferences; "Be There." Become an advocate through School Advisory Councils, parent teacher organizations or volunteer in your child’s classroom! Your actions will reinforce the value of education in your child’s life.

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    Bully Proofing!​

    A bully is someone who takes advantage of someone else. Their goal is to achieve control over the victim. Sometimes a bully even wants to control a whole group of people. A child may become a bully to cover his or her weaknesses. Bullying can also be the result of having poor role models. If a child's parents bully him or her - or each other- the child thinks such behavior is normal.

    Bullying is considered a big problem and stopping bullies is extremely important in order to keep our kids safe at school, at home, and in the neighborhood. Parents, if you see any signs, talk to your child. Start with a general question: "Is anything bothering you?" Then get more specific. Stay calm and listen. Get as much information as you can. Stress that no one deserves to be bullied. Talk about how to avoid being an "easy target" for a bully. Demonstrate how body language tells a lot about a person. Posture, eye contact, and manner can say, "I'm strong and confident." You can also reinforce the social skills your child needs to make friends. Children who have friends and are confident are less likely to be bullied or to become bullies themselves. When you see your child treating others with kindness, praise him or her so that you reinforce that kind of behavior. Help your child understand how to avoid bullies or defuse situations if bullies can't be avoided. Stress that there may be times when the best thing to do is turn and walk, or run away and tell an adult. Parent Guide to Bullying

    Student Health Information

    Wellness News and Policy

    ​​​​​The School Board is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and the development of lifelong wellness strategies. Through the collaborative efforts of district administrators, the school food service department (School Way Café), school administrators, teachers, students, parents, school board members, representatives from local hospitals, in partnership with the Volusia County Health Department, the School Health Advisory Committee, and the District Advisory Committee, the wellness policy was developed and adopted to meet the needs of this district. Volusia County Schools Wellness Policy

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