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557 Ronnoc Lane
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
(386) 424-2540 office
(386) 424-2500 fax
    Principal's Message

    ​​Greetings Wildcat Families!

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am thrilled to have you continue your journey with us at Chisholm whether face to face or virtually. I am excited to welcome many new families to our Wildcat Family.

    Our academic programs are growing. In addition to Southeast Volusia’s only gifted program, we have  added two programs to our school. First is the Emotional/Behavioral Disability program and the district’s newest program, Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are excited to welcome these new programs to our school.

    This year, we are implementing a schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. PBIS establishes a social culture and the behavior supports needed to improve social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes for all students. Our PBIS program incorporates many of the recognition programs already taking place on campus. Our focus will be on P.A.W.S.

    P – Practice Respect

    A – Accept Responsibility

    W – Work Together

    S – Stay Safe

    As we continue through the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put in place numerous precautionary measures to keep everyone safe while on campus. We have separate entry and dismissal locations depending on each student’s form of transportation to and from school. We have added new morning waiting areas with assigned seating. In the cafeteria, we have arranged the seating to keep our students socially distanced. In the classroom, desks are separated and all students have plexiglass trifolds. We have one way traffic patterns throughout high traffic areas. Cleaning and sanitizing have been increased.  In addition, face coverings are mandatory for anyone on campus. See VCS Policy 503 for specific details. For health and safety reasons, the use of water fountains will only be used for filling water bottles. Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school each day. We are currently unable to have visitors on campus unless the visitor is conducting essential business. This will help reduce the number of people on campus.

    I am overjoyed to be joining you as your child experiences his or her next educational chapter. I look forward to meeting you and sharing many happy moments with you throughout the upcoming school year!


    Melissa Marple