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SPIRIT ELEMENTARY
1500 Meadowlark Drive
Deltona, FL 32725
(386) 575-4080
(386) 968-0031 fax
    Parents

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    Keeping Our Student Safe - New Campus Information

    School Hours

    First Bell - 7:51am    ​Late Bell -7:56am

    Dismissal Times- 2:00pm Kindergarten, 2:05pm Grades 1-5

    Early Release Wednesdays dismissal times are at 1:00pm and 1:05pm.

    Students are not permitted on campus prior to 7:30am as there is no supervision until that time. No check outs permitted after 1:45pm, 12:45pm on Early Release Days.

    2017 2018 Student/Parent Handbook

    Student/Parent Handbook

    Attendance Works

    Attendance Flyer English

    Attendance Flyer Spanish

    Community Events and Programs Announced On-Line 

    Events and programs sponsored by community organizations are now available on the district’s website at http://myvolusiaschools.org/Community-Information-Services/Pages/Flyers.aspx. New flyers will be posted on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  
     
    If you don’t have access to a computer one is available for your use in the Media Center and at every Volusia County Public Library

     

    Double Your SNAP Dollars

    A partnership between Artisan Alley Farmers Market in DeLand and Fresh Access Bucks Florida allows you to double your SNAP benefits.  The farmers market now accepts SNAP benefits and matches the SNAP dollars spent (up to $40) with Fresh Access Bucks.  That means if you purchase $40 worth of SNAP benefits, Fresh Access Bucks will match that $40 and give you a total of $80 to spend.  The Fresh Access Bucks tokens can only be used on fresh fruits and vegetables, where as the SNAP tokens can be used on meats, seafood and other SNAP eligible items.  For more information, click here​.

    ​Download the New VCS District Mobile App 

    Volusia County Schools has launched a new mobile app, available for free in the iTunes and Google Play app stores. Rea​d more...​​

     

    Early Check Out of a Student

    The individual checking the student out MUST have photo identification with them and be listed on the emergency card with pick-up authority.  Early check out is not permitted after 1:45, 12:45 on Early Release Days.  Early check out will count​ against their perfect attendance record. Five early check outs or tardies count as 1 day absent.

    Extended Day Payment​s Made Easy 

    OnlineExtendedDayPayments.jpgAttention Parents: Click on the Make a Payment button to the left to make a payment for your child's extended day. ​​​​​​

    Family Website Resources

    Parent Toolkit 
    Florida PTA
    Volusia County Moms

     The Simple Dollar Website

    Just for Parents Webpage from FLDOE

    Florida KidCare 

    Children with health insurance miss fewer days of school, and applying for Florida KidCare is easy.  Any family can apply, and many pay $20 or less per month to insure their children.  Most pay nothing at all.  Click ​he​​re for additional information.  ​

    Florida Parental Information and Resource Center

    Notifications of FL PIRC of FND

    Does Your Child Attend a Title I School?

    meeting_childs_teacher_ENG.pdfMeeting Your Childs Teacher

    Title I Schools_EZ_ENG.pdfTitle I Schools

    Florida Standards Assessments Information

    Link to District Assessments and Accountability

    Florida-Family-Brochure

    Healthy Snacks for School and Home

    Healthy Snacks for Parents and Teachers

    Information Regarding Influenza

    Flu Guide for Parents

    Sick Day Guidelines

    Kindergarten and New Student Registration

    Students must turn 5 years of age on or before 9/1/2018​ to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.  The following items will be needed to register your child for school.

    • Original birth certificate (we will make a copy)
    • Florida physical form (must be within one year)
    • Florida immunization form (must be up to date with required shots)
    • Two forms of proof of residency (power bill within last 30 days, rental/lease agreement with rental receipt, deed with tax receipt showing homestead exemption, driver's license or Florida ID with current address)
    • A residency affidavit (notarized) will be needed if you are living in another person's household.

     Please bring your child's social security card for verification.

    If you have any questions please call our registrar at (386)575-4080, ext. 44816. 


    ParentPortal

    Please call the front office at (386) 575-4080 to obtain your child's
    student authorization code to access the Parent Portal. Link to Parent Portal

    Parental Monitoring Resource Materials

    ParentalMonitoringResources

    Safelink Wireless

    You may have seen the commercial on TV about  www.Safelinkwireless.com.  You may also be eligible if your Total Household Income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The program is sponsored by TRAC PHON and if qualified families will receive a free phone and minutes for a year or more. Households must reapply each year for the program. Families will receive 60 minutes a month or more, and the phone needs to be ON for the first three days of the month to automatically receive the minutes each additional month. If needed, additional minutes may be purchased through a TRAC PHON provider. Households that don’t have internet access can call to apply at 1-800-977-3768. The phone will arrive in about three business days.

    School Supply List

    2018 19 SUPPLY LIST k-5

    Trailblazers To Go

    Dear Parents,
     
    The safety of our children is always most crucial. We recognize that all parents have busy schedules. We all have to face high gas prices. These are just a few reasons we created our Curbside To Go service. So that Trailblazers To Go runs smoothly, we ask that you follow these guidelines.
    • If you need to escort or help your child carry items, please park in the front parking lot. If you need to communicate with the office staff or leave a note for the teachers, please use the front parking area. The teachers’ primary duty during pick up and drop off is supervising the children and keeping them safe. You may use e-mail or phone to contact our dedicated teachers to schedule teacher/parent conferences. 
    • Only the right traffic lane will be used for drop off and pick up. All children should be entering and exiting the vehicle on the right passenger side only. This insures our children’s safety since the left lane, which is used for driving through, is not required to stop. Insure your own safety by not exiting and walking around your car.
    • Always pull forward as far as possible when dropping off your children or picking up your children. In the afternoon be sure that your child's curbside to go pick up number is hanging on the rear view mirror for teachers to see. Curbside numbers are available in the front office.
    • When dropping off your child, please make sure he/she is clear of the car and on the sidewalk before driving forward. Children often forget items and take a step back to get them or talk to you. 
    • Visually check both lanes when attempting a lane change after drop off and pick up. Many cars and individuals will be entering and exiting the area. This measure could prevent accidents and damage. Use common courtesy and respect when dealing with others.  
    We hope Trailblazers To Go will insure everyone’s safety, save you time, and gas money. We thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.
     
    Spirit Elementary Faculty & Staff

    Uniform Information

    English​     ​Spanish    ​Spirit Polo Order Form

    ​United Healthcare Children's Foundation

    The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is accepting grant applications for families who have children with critical healthcare treatment, services, for equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents’ health benefit plans.
    The foundation provides grants to families to help pay for child healthcare services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy sessions, prescriptions, and medical equipment such as wheel chairs, orthotics, and eyeglasses.

    Parents and legal guardians may apply for grants of up to $5,000 each for child medical services and equipment by completing an online application at the UHCCF Web site:  http://www.uhccf.org/apply/ 

    Usable Knowledge from Harvard Graduate School

    Coping Skills for Anxious Times

    Insta-ready

    Math Family Time

    Raising Kind Children

    Resilience for Anxious Students

    Volunteers/Chaperones

    Individuals must have an active and approved volunteer application with Spirit Elementary to volunteer at school events or chaperone field trips.  See the Volunteer page for more information.

    Anyone entering campus must sign in with the Front Office each time you, ​volunteer or chaperone.​​

    ​Volunteer Golden School Award​

    Wellness Plan
     
    Wellness Newsletters

    Aug-Sept Wellness Newsletter

    Zika Virus Information​

    You can help prevent the spread of Zika and other diseases that mosquitoes spread by taking action in your community.​ Rea​d more...​

    Most of these are outside websites and not affiliated with VCS. 

    VCS Disclaimer:

    The Volusia County School Board is not affiliated with these events/programs in any manner, nor does it endorse or assume any responsibility for any activities which may occur in connection with them.