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HORIZON ELEMENTARY
4751 Hidden Lake Drive
Port Orange, FL 32129
(386) 322-6150
    Parents

    ​​​​​​​​​​Horizon Elementary is looking forward to a great school year. Our main goal has been, and always will be, increased student achievement. This can only be accomplished through hard work from our faculty and staff and the support of our parents and community members. We encourage you to be involved with our school in as many ways as you can.

    School Uniforms

    On March 29, 2016, the School Board of Volusia County adopted a student appearance, dress and uniform code for all elementary, middle and high school students for the 2016-2017 school year. Click on the link to view Volusia County uniform code and find out the school colors for Horizon Elementary.

    2016-2017 School Supply List:

    Kindergarten Supply List Click here to download Supply List

    First Grade Supply List Click here to download Supply List.

    Second Grade Supply List Click here to download Supply List.

    Third Grade Supply List  Click here to download Supply List.

    Fourth Grade Supply List Click here to download Supply List.

    Fifth Grade Supply List Click here to download Supply List.

    Gifted K-2 Supply List Click here to download Supply List.

    Gifted 3-5 Supply List Click here to download Supply List.

    Multi VE K-5 Supply List Click here to download Supply List.

    Here is some helpful information:

    School Hours

    • First Bell—7:50 a.m. Students will enter class at this time.
    • Late Bell—7:55 a.m. Student are to report to the Main Office for a tardy slip after the tardy bell sounds. They will not be allowed to enter the class without the tardy slip.
    • Dismissal
      • 2:05 p.m. on regular release days
      • 1:05 p.m. on early release days (refer to school calendar for these dates)
    • Parents walking onto campus to pick up at dismissal are asked to stay at the Parent Pick Up Loop area until the dismissal bell sounds.
    • Students are not permitted on campus prior to 7:30 a.m. as there is no supervision until that time.

    Parent Drop Off/Pick Up Loop

    • Parents are to stay in their vehicle when dropping off or picking up students. There is assistance and supervision in this area.
    • Students should exit the car from the right side of the vehicle so they don’t step into the driving lane
    • Do not park cars in the parent loop. This will block the driving lane or the emergency lane.

    Single Point of Entry

    The Parent Drop Off/Pick Up Loop is the single point of entry during the instructional day. All other gates will be locked at the morning tardy bell and re-opened just prior to the dismissal bell. This is done for security measures.

    Parking

    Parent parking is available to the left of the Main Office at all times. The Bus Loop parking lot has no access to the school after the tardy bell and won’t reopen until just prior to the dismissal bell due to single point of entry.

    Attendance

    • Daily attendance is expected so students can reach their highest potential.
    • Call absences in each day

    Emergency Contact Information

    Call if you have any changes to contact phone numbers. The school must have a way to contact parents in case of an emergency situation.

    Checking Students Out Early

    The individual checking the student out MUST have photo identification with them and be listed on the emergency card with pick-up authority.

    Parent/Teacher Communication

    • Open communication between the parent and teacher will provide the best growth for your child.
    • Parents are asked to respect the instructional day and schedule conferences to discuss matters.
    • Conferences can be scheduled by contacting your child’s teacher and arranging a mutually agreed on time.

    School Website

    • Horizon’s website can be found at MyVolusiaSchools.org and click on Schools at the top of the page. You will then choose Horizon Elementary.
    • This site contains breakfast & lunch menus, newsletters, activity calendar, parent information, homework help, VPortal link, media information, and much more. Visit the site often to stay informed.

    District Parent Information

    • This information can be found at MyVolusiaSchools.org and choose the Parent icon.
    • School Emergency Guide for Parents can be viewed here or the school can provide a copy at your request.

    Breakfast & Lunch Prices

    • $1.00 for breakfast
    • $0.30 for reduced fee breakfast
    • $2.00 for lunch
    • $0.40 for reduced fee lunch
    • Parents may now pre-pay by credit or debit card for student meals and ala'carte. Please visit: www.myLunchMoney.com to participate or call (800) 479-3531.

    Free and Reduced Lunch

    • Parents must apply at the beginning of each school year. You will be responsible for any costs incurred during the approval process or from the time the roll over period ends and the approval.
    • There are two ways for parents to apply:
      • The online application is very easy and provides faster processing time. You can find the online application on the Parent page of MyVolusiaSchools.org. Computers are available at Horizon for parents to apply online.
      • A paper application can be provided by the school. Call and request one to be sent home.
      • The Main Office will be more than happy to help in anyway possible.

    Volunteers/Chaperones

    • Individuals must have an active and approved volunteer application with Horizon Elementary to volunteer at school events or chaperone field trips.
    • You must sign in as a volunteer in the Main Office each time you are campus to volunteer or chaperone. You will need to provide photo identification each time. This is a security measure.

    ​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 Voluntee​r Application. For assistance, please visit the campus where you wish you volunteer.

    Visitors

    You must sign in as a visitor in the Main Office each time you are campus. You will need to provide photo identification each time. This is a security measure.

    Smoking

    Per School Board Policy, smoking is not permitted on any School Board property at any time.

    Newsletters/Connect Ed Calls

    • The school newsletter is a great resource for parents to be aware of what is going on at their child’s school.
    • Connect Ed Calls will contain important information, please listen to them.

    ParentPortal

    To access the ParentPortal, please use your User ID & Password. If you no longer have your User ID & Password, please call our Records/Registrar at (386)322-6150 ext. 33926.

    Registration Information

    Documents Needed for Registration

    If registering for Kindergarten, are from out of county, or from a private school:

    • Complete enrollment form
    • Birth Certificate
    • Florida Shot Record
    • Florida Physical
    • Two proofs of residence (utility bill, lease etc.)
    • Social Security number

    If from another Volusia County school:

    • Complete enrollment form
    • Two proofs of residence (utility bill, lease etc.)

    Also, try to enroll several weeks before school starts, if not before!

    Extended Day Enrichment Program

    The Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP) is offered at 40 Volusia County Elementary Schools. The EDEP offers a safe environment with supervised after-school enrichment activities including, but not limited to, homework monitoring, tutoring, community service projects, arts and crafts, music, drama, outside recreational activities and much more! Currently, almost 3800 students attend Volusia County Schools EDEP. Each program also uses an after school literacy program, KidzLit, to help build students' comprehension and vocabulary development. The programs begin at the end of each school day and close at 5:45 p.m. Some sites have morning programs, as well. Contact the Site Facilitator at your child's school to see if there is availability and let the fun begin.

    Horizon's Site Facilitator
    Judy Peludat contact information 386-322-6150 ext. 33942
    e-mail address jnpeluda@volusia.k12.fl.us

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    Half Cent-Sales Tax

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    Information about the Ebol​a Virus

    The health and safety of our students is a top priority of Volusia County Schools. Therefore, when issues of concern are brought to our attention, we feel it is important to share information with parents, staff and the community. Read more about the Ebola Virus.

    Be There

    "Be There" is a multimedia campaign designed to inspire families to become more involved in their children's education. Be There