Parents as we work together to take this new education journey, Volusia County has three options for our students, Volusia OnLine Learning (all virtual, not enrolled at DMS), Volusia Live (live streaming into traditional classroom setting at DMS), and traditional school setting. We ask you do some research and speak with your students to decide on the best learning method for your family. While nothing can replace the learning experience in the classroom, our school and curriculum is providing opportunities for an online learning platform or remain in a traditional school setting. ee more information from our new tab "Home Instruction". Below is a presentation our Principal has developed for parents to see the procedures for students while on campus.
Reopening Plan Power Point
LIVE Presentation for Volusia Live (Pre-recorded)
LIVE Presentation for Face to Face student return (Pre-recorded)
*** Voluisa Live Parent Meeting - Thursday, Sept. 17th at 10am ***
Each school district in Florida is required by state statute to provide students with the opportunity to enroll in a Virutal Instruction Program (VIP). This is an at-your-own pace, virtual option that has been available to VCS students for years. Students have the option of enrolling in either part-time or full-time virtual courses through Volusia OnLine Learning. Please visit volusiaonlinelearning.com for more information.
The Volusia County School Board last fall approved a contract to secure 33,000 student devices. The new program is being funded by revenue from the half-cent sales tax approved by voters to support technology upgrades and also with federal CARES Act funds. The laptops are Microsoft-based, designed for K-12 students with a high-powered processor and large memory to handle technology-based lessons such as mathematical computing, science calculations, graphic design and project work.
All students and parents must complete the Technology Resource Acknowledgment Form and return it to school BEFORE a laptop can be distributed. Six grade students will receive their device on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Seventh grade will receive their device on Thursday, February 4, 2021, and Eigth grade students will receive their device on Friday, February 5, 2021. Live students will receive their laptops on Friday, February 12th.
Please view the Technology Handbook and Conditions of Acceptable Use video that was presented to all students during Homeroom.
Additional information can be viewed on the VCS website.
The purpose of the Parent Guide is to provide you with information about the educational process and to share ways you may be meaningfully involved in your child's education. Parents are essential contributors and a major influence in their child's education and success.
Volusia County Schools is utilizing a new Student Information System (SIS) known as Focus Parent Portal. Infrormation about how to register for the new Focus Parent Portal account was distributed to your child the week of September 9th 2019. If you did not receive the letter from your student with the Parent Portal Pin, please contact the school.
Once you have established your login / pin, you can access the new system by following the link below.
FOCUS Parent Portal
School Board of Volusia County adopted a student appearance, dress and uniform code for all elementary, middle and high school students. Deltona Middle's acceptable polo shirt colors are Blue and Orange. Please find the School Board Policy 217 which gives detailed instruction on what is allowed and forbidden.
DMS has taken the guess work out of which shirt is acceptable for boys and girls to wear. You can now order your school uniform shirts by filling out the order form below, or by visiting our Charger Store online.
Dress Code Policy 217.PDF
Dress Code Flyer (Quick Reference)
Polo Uniform Order Form
Volusia Schools has been granted permission from the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Wellness
Division to allow all children under 18
in schools and the community to eat for free. For students not
attending in-person classes, schools are still open for curbside meal service
for all children 18 years and younger. Families may pick up meals each Tuesday
from 6:30 a.m.- 7 a.m. and the program will operate through December 18.
Meals provided through the curbside service are free and are
bundled with five breakfasts and five lunches. Registration is required by
Thursday of the previous week. Register for meals using this form: https://forms.gle/vUWCh3GazNwN62966. Parents may register to pick
up meals at any participating.
Parents must show their ID when picking up meals, as well as
a form of ID for each student requesting meals. Current student ID cards or
birth certificates are acceptable.
All schools are serving curbside meals, except for Manatee
Cove Elementary, Timbercrest Elementary, and Turie T. Small Elementary.
Families who normally attend these schools may register at any other
All parents, regardless of where their children attend
school are encouraged to apply for free or reduced meal benefits for this
school year. Families may access the meal benefits application here: https://www.vcsedu.org/schoolwaycafe/free-and-reduced-meal-applications
Deltona Middle School has implemented a new security system to help protect our students. The Visitor Management System helps track guests, students, faculty, contractors and volunteers at our school, thus providing a safer and more monitored environment for the students. When visitors, volunteers, contractors or parents check-in, they will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the system. We ask for your cooperation in presenting your valid state issued ID when checking in at the school.
VCS 106 Missing Student Procedure.
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.
In the event of an emergency that requires Deltona Middle to be evacuated, Deltona High School serves as the primary evacuation site. Pine Ridge High School will serve as our secondary evacuation site. The district will provide transportation to one of these sites as soon as drivers can be dispatched. Parents/Guardians will be notified to report to the evacuation site as the information/meeting area and to pick-up their student(s). At the time of the event, additional information will be available on our school website, through our School Messenger system, and social media.
Deltona High School is located at: 100 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona 32725, (386) 575-4153.
School Emergency Guide for Parents
Sometimes students are afraid to speak out because they think they will be considered a snitch or be alienated or physically hurt. This is why Say Something teaches children the difference between telling on someone and saying something to get help.
Caring for each other is a value we promote in school and beyond, both in face-to-face interactions and online.
We are sending this brief guild to parents because we hope the conversation will continue at home and through the community.
SHP Say Something Brochure
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.
Notifications FL PIRC of FND
Parents, we realize that sometimes you need to check your stuent out early for doctor appointments, dentist visits, etc. Due to the end of the day procedures and to ensure your student receives all classroom assignments before leaving for the day, we are unable to check a student out after 4pm (3pm for early release Wednesdays). Please do not attempt to check your stuent out after 4pm. If you need to pick your student up at dismissal, we can get a note to your student to report to Parent Pick-up at the bell. Thank you for your cooperation with this important procedure.
In an effort to assist parents, the School Board has developed a program for students to be dropped off early, called Before the Bell. For additional information please contact Adalis Gonzalez, Before the Bell Lead
Pursuant to Federal requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA), the School Districe of Volusia County is committed to providing information to you regarding your child's teacher and paraprofessional (if applicable) qualifications. Parents have a Right to Know and request this information from their school.
Parents Right to Know.pdf
Parents Right to Know (Spanish).pdf
At the beginning of school, we go over standard school procedures with students. Please see the valuable information for your reference.
School Procedures 2019-2020
WheresTheBus is a resourceful application intended to provide families with tiemly information about the location of each students' bus, including when it is expected to arrive at the designated stop. The app displays the real-time minutes and miles of where the bus is located in proximity to the household's bus stop assignment. Based upon precise GPS location, the app updates every 15 seconds. Any member of the bus-riding household can access this ifnormation from any internet connected device using the account information created by the Parent and/or Guardian.
Set up your account here: https://www.wheresthebus.com/
Helpful Instructions on how to set up your account.
Seventh Grade Requirement: In addition to compliance with all other required immunizations, children entering, attending, or transferring to the seventh or eighth grade in Florida schools must complete the following:
One dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
Immunizations are available from your family physician and Volusia County Health Department. For more information please contact the Volusia County Health Department at 386-274-0500.
Deltona Middle School loves volunteers. Volunteers work in every aspect of school operations. They assist in the classroom, school office, health room and special areas; provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to at-risk students; and work with PTSA, School Advisory Councils, Extended Day, academic enhancement programs, and extracurricular organizations. Would you like to volunteer at Deltona Middle School? All volunteers must clear background screenings. To complete an application, please follow the below link. Applications are available in English and Spanish.
Student Cell phone and Electronic Devices Use Policy
Academic Intervention and Tutoring
Code of Student Conduct & Discipline
Dress Code Policy
PTSA Membership Form
School Supply List
School map 20-21
School Bell Schedule
Virtual Instruction Policy
Volunteer at Deltona Middle
Free and Reduced Lunch
Students Without Lunch Money Policy
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