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DELAND MIDDLE
1400 S Aquarius Ave
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 822-5678
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    Parent and Family Engagement Plan

    ​To view a copy of the Parent and Family Engagement Plan (formerly known as the PIP), please click DMS PIP

    SAC Meeting Schedule/ School Improvement Plan

    The School Advisory Council (SAC) meets each month with the Principal and SAC Chair.  All parents and community members are invited to attend our meetings in the media center. If you are interested in becoming a member of our SAC this school year, please contact  Angela Arico​ Jones, Dean of Student Relations, at (386) 822-5678 or ​​amaricoj@volusia.k12.fl.us

     

    SAC Meeting Dates for 2019-2020 School Year @ 5:15 p.m

    August 26, 2019

    September 23, 2019

    ​October 21, 2019

    November 18, 2019

    January 27, 2020

    February 24, 2020

    March 23, 2020

    April 20, 2020

    May 18, 2020 (if needed)


    DeLand Middle School would like parent input for this year's School Improvement Plan.  Parents can stop by the office from September 17 - 20, to view the draft copy of the 2019 - 2020 SIP and provide input. The SIP and parent input forms will be in a folder in the front office.

    Please click the link below to review the School Improvement Plan for DeLand Middle School from last year.​  

    School Improvement Plan 2018 - 2019​


     
    SAC
    • Uses Florida’s education goals and our school district’s goals as guiding principles.
    • Examines all aspects of our school when developing the School Improvement Plan.
    • Prioritizes the needs of our school.
    • Develops strategies for improving our areas in need.
    • Enhances the School Improvement Plan, while overseeing the use of SAC funds.

    ​Date​Agenda​Minutes
    ​August 26, 2019August Agenda 2019August Minutes 2019
    September 23, 2019September Agenda 2019​
    October 21, 2019

    November 18, 2019

    January 27, 2020​​​​
    February 24, 2020
    March 23, 2020
    April 20, 2020
    May 18, 2020 (if needed)​


     

    Florida KidCare Health Insurance

    Florida KidCare is our state's free or low cost health insurance program that provides comprehensive health coverage for children under 19 years old. Getting health coverage​​ for your children before they become sick is very important. Children need regular check-ups so they can grow strong and healthy. Healthy children do their best at school and play.
    To find out more information, please visit the Florida KidCare ​

    Free Asthma Basics training for parents

    American Lung Association is offering parents the Free Asthma Basics training​. This information is free. Parents can create a login and take the one hour asthma course to learn ways to assist their child. Once complete, there is a certificate provided. Bring in a copy of the certificate to the clinic staff to help support the goal of accomplishing the Asthma Friendly School recognition.

    FSA Assessments

    If you would like more information about the FSA Assessments, please visit the FSA Web site​.

    FOCUS Parent Portal (Gradebook)​

    FOCUS Parent Portal will go live for parent/student access to grades on Tuesday, September 3.  Parent sign-up information is available here.​​  Parent letters went home on Wednesday, September 11 that included your child's pin.   Please stop by the office (with your ID) if you need additional support accessing Parent Portal.​

    Right to Know Parent Letters

    Right to know

    Right​ to know Spanish version​ ​​​​

    ​​​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.  School Emergency Guide for Parents

    Parental Notification of Student Evacuation

    In the event of an emergency that requires DeLand Middle School to be evacuated, DeLand High School serves as the primary evacuation site. Our secondary evacuation site is, Southwestern Middle School. The district will provide transportation to DeLand High School as soon as drivers can be dispatched. Parents/Guardians will be notified to report to DeLand High School as the information/meeting area and to pick-up their student(s).

    DeLand High School is located at: 800 North Hill Avenue. DeLand, FL 32724. (386) 822-6909 

    Southwestern Middle School is located at: 605 New Hampshire Ave, DeLand, FL 32720, (386) 822-6700​

    Help Keep Our Students Safe!  

    Our students are being injured by vehicles at alarming rates.  Please do your part to keep our students safe.  Watch out for pedestrians and bicycles.  Expect children to be walking or riding bikes to and from school or their assigned bus stop between the hours of 6 am – 9 am and 1 pm – 5 pm. Obey the speed limits and stay alert. Urge your friends and neighbors to use caution when driving before and after school.  We must change this trend and work together to keep our students safe.  For tips on vehicle and pedestrian safely, visit http://www.flhsmv.gov/SafetyTips/index.html

    Volunteers in Public Schools Information  

    ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE AND WEAR ID TAG!

    Volunteer applications must be filled out at DeLand Middle School and approved by the volunteer office before anyone will be allowed to participate in any of our programs or field trips. Approval can take up to three weeks.

    DeLand Middle School has received the Golden Volunteer Award for the past 17 years! We have parents, grandparents, high school and college students at our school as mentors, volunteers, interns, observers, and youth motivators. To receive The Golden Volunteer Award a school must have twice the number of volunteer hours as the number of students enrolled. VCS Volunteer/Partnership Program

    Four Year High School Plans for 8th Graders

    Parents, please click on the following FACTS Parent Guides to ePEP​ (Electronic Personal Education Plan).  All 8th grade students will complete a 4-year high school plan during their U.S. History classes in January and February.

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    Additional Parent Information

    Cell Phone Policy

     
     

    KidCare Insurance Information

    Does your child need health insurance? Florida KidCare children’s health insurance is accepting applications year round. To learn more go to Volusia County Schools website or use the link below.

    Kid Care Insurance Website

     
     

    FL PIRC of FND

    The FL PIRC of FND is a U.S. Department of Education grant-funded PIRC. The FL PIRC of FND provides free training, resources, and assistance to parents, schools, and communities to help promote effective parental involvement and family engagement practices. The FL PIRC of FND also provides early childhood programs to help parents of pre-schoolers support their children’s learning.

    For more information, please visit  http://www.floridapartnership.usf.edu