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

    ​​​​​​​​Virtual Instruction Provider enrollment letter

    VIP enrollment letter 2019-2020

    From The Heart Family Center

    Our Mission: To Provide an educational safe-haven for families and children of Horizon Elementary that are in need of essential items. To make their day a little brighter with the helping hands from the heart in our parent center.

    Parent Information​

    Parent Information Guide 2021-2022.pdf

    ​Welcome to the Horizon Elementary Family. The information below should help you become acquainted to our school.

    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.

    Here is some helpful information:

    • Main Office Phone Number: 386-322-6150
      • Attendance: ext. 33918
      • Registrar: ext. 33926
      • Nurse: ext. 34098
      • Guidance: ext. 34097
      • Cafeteria: ext. 34099
      • Extended Day: ext. 33942
      • Administration: ext. 33908
    • After Hours Emergency Number: 386-943-7627

    School Hours

    • First Bell: 7:50 a.m. Students will enter class at this time.
    • Late Bell: 7:55 a.m. Parents must walk student 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.
    • Students are not permitted on campus prior to 7:30 a.m. as there is no supervision until that time.
    • Dismissal
      • 2:30 p.m. on regular release days
      • 1:30 p.m. on early release days (refer to school calendar for these dates)
    • Adults walking on to campus for pick-up must go to the designated parent walk-up area to retrieve their child. Pick-up card must be shown.
    • Adults without a pick-up card at either walk-up area or parent pick up will need to report to the main office with their ID to obtain a temporary daily pass.


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

    2021-2022 Dress Code/Uniform Policy

    Dress Code​

    2021-2022 School Supply List


    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.
    • At dismissal, all individuals MUST have a pick-up card placed on the passenger side of the dash with the student(s) names clearly written. Those without the pick-up card will be directed to park and take their ID to the main office were they will receive a temporary daily pass.
    • 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.

    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.

    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.


    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.

    Activities Calendar

    Families now have the ability to keep up to date with school activities by visiting Horizon’s Website (directions are below). Scroll down on the homepage to the lower right where calendar information is and click on Show Calendar.

    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.

    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/Facebook Page/Twitter/Newsletter/School Messenger

    • Horizon’s website can be found at, click on Schools at the top of the page, 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.
    • Horizon has a new Facebook page. Simply go to and type in Horizon Elementary Port Orange. Ours is the one with the school marquee.
    • Horizon’s Twitter account is at HorizonElem89
    • Horizon sends home newsletters throughout the year. Please take the time to read and keep updated
    • The district’s new messaging system is called School Messenger. Horizon will generally send out a weekly call concerning upcoming events for the week.

    District Parent Information

    • This information can be found at
    • School Emergency Guide for Parents can be viewed here also.

    School Way Cafe

    Important notice from School Way Cafe Policy for unpaid lunches at Horizon Elementary. Please read the following policy.

    2018-2019 Volusia County Schools Wellness Policy

    The Volusia County Schools Wellness Policy may be viewed here.

    Breakfast & Lunch Prices

    • Breakfast - free to all students for the 2018-19 school year.
    • $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: to participate or call (800) 479-3531. 
    • School Meal Charge Procedure: VCS School Meal Charge Procedure.pdf

    Free and Reduced Lunch​

    ​​2021-2022 Lunch-Breakfast at No Cost Information.pdf

    Free Reduced Meal Flyer Benefits.pdf

    • 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:


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


    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.


    Per School Board Policy, smoking is not permitted on any School Board property at any time. This includes in vehicles while on campus or in the parent pick up loop.

    School Guardian

    This year Horizon will be provided with a school guardian. This individual will provide additional security and surveillance to the school campus and parking areas. They will help supervise and manage students while on campus.

    Connect Ed Calls

    Connect Ed Calls will contain important information, please listen to them.


    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!

    Parent Involvement

    Parents help to make our school a success. Here are some ways you can be involved:

    • Volunteer/Chaperone: Parent volunteer opportunities can be during the school day or at home. Contact Sarah Poczkalski in the main office to find the best way for you to support Horizon.
    • PTA: We are always happy to have new PTA members. Membership is $5.00. An application is available in the Main Office. You can also support PTA by purchasing Horizon t-shirts, supporting their fundraisers, volunteering, and/or serving on the board. Horizon’s PTA sponsors many great programs and activities at our school so support them to make this possible. Here are a few of the ways PTA supports us: Technology, Tutoring, Winter Festival, Field Day, Reading Counts, Reflections, Safety Patrols, Copy Machines, Laminating Machine, Clinic Supplies, Teacher/Staff Appreciation, and many more.
    • SAC (School Advisory Council): This council, which meets 8 afternoons throughout the year assists in making recommendations on how our school operates. SAC membership is comprised of elected parents, staff, and business community officials. The SAC elections are held near the end of each school year for the following year. Periodically, a member will resign during the year making it necessary for a new member to join. Contact Sarah Wright at 386-322-6150 if you are interested in joining SAC.

    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 is Judy Peludat. She can be contacted at 386-322-6150 ext. 33942 or via email at

    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.

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    Information about the Ebola 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.

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