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730 S. Parsons Ave.
Deland, FL 32720
(386) 943-9651

    ​​​​​​​​​​​Ashtma Friendly School

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    Parent Guide

    Parent Guide

    Meal Plan Change

    Meal_Charge_Policy 18.pdf

    Title 1

    Parent and Family Engagement Plan

    Title I, Parent and Family Engagement Plan.pdf

    School Improvement Plan In​put Wanted

    Please review the School Improvement Plan that is attached here. You can drop off your suggestions or comments at the front office or you can give input through the SAC Teams page. SAC Teams: Public Input Opportunity​


    Starke School Evacuation Information

    School Emergency Guide

    Emergency Evacuation Information

    Parents Have a Key Role in Emergency Response
    While we hope that every school day runs smoothly, an emergency situation can occur at any given time. It is important that we follow school and district policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

    In the event that our school becomes unsafe and we have to evacuate our campus we have an agreement with Southwestern Middle School as our primary evacuation site and Woodward Avenue Elementary School as the secondary evacuation site. Our media staging area is located at the Deland regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., Deland FL. 32724.

    Connect Ed phone messages and local media will be great sources of current information for families. Stay tuned to local news channels and be sure to keep your phone numbers current with school officials so that you know exactly what is going on if we were in an emergency situation.

    During and following an emergency situation, school and district officials must act quickly and follow established emergency protocol ls 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.pdf

    We Love Our Volunteers! 

    Thank you to all our Volunteers.

    Anyone wishing to volunteer at Edith I. Starke Elementary School must complete an online volunteer application. Please note: If you are planning on going on a field trip with your child - an application must be on file.

    To submit a volunteer application, click on one of the links below:

    Volunteer Application

    Complete the application and submit all information requested. All personal data submitted is confidential. Your application will stay on a "hold" queue until you have your driver's license scanned into the Raptor System at Edith I. Starke Elementary. You will be informed by email, if provided, when your application has been cleared.

    If you have any problems completing the application, please call the VIPS department at (386) 734-7190, extensions 38379, 38380 or 38381.

    After the application has been cleared, we welcome you to come and volunteer your time. When you arrive on campus, please go to the front office to sign in on the computer. You will be given an ID badge. Please wear this badge in a visible place while on campus. Be sure to stop by the office to sign out and turn in your badge when you are leaving the campus.

    Information for Parents

    We appreciate our parents and strive to provide valuable tools and information to help you get what you need to know. Whether it's how to find a school, how to get involved, how to check your child's grades or learning about our schools' policies and procedures, we are here to help you and your child succeed.

    Parents Have a Key Role in Emergency Response

    During and after 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. Follow this link for critical steps parents can take.

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Volusia County Schools would like to assist you with accessing the instructional materials available to your child. These digital resources can be of great help to students in achieving academically, and can easily be accessed by logging on to VPortal. We've also prepared step-by-step instructions to help make accessing these materials even easier.

    Anti-Bully Campaign

    Be a BOSS

    BOSS PowerPoint

    Starke's After School Program

    Starke Elementary offers a FREE after school program through a fully funded grant. Registration for Starke's Night Alive afterschool program is open. First come, first serve. Forms are available at the front office or click on the link below.

    SNA Student Registration Application

    Starke's School Chant

    Starke is on the rise,
    Growing leaders in every size!
    Who's a leader?
    I'm a leader!
    Who's a leader?

    You're a leader!

    The chant grew out of the school's slogan:

    Starke is on the Rise!

    This slogan began two years ago when Mr. Copeland came to the school as the new principal.Read more...

    Attention, Parents!

    In order to minimize classroom disruptions, we ask that you call the front office no later than 1 hour prior to dismissal if you need to relay a message to your child about how they are to get home on a particular day. Please try to work out the arrangements with your child prior to the start of the school day.​

    Community Flyers Available Online

    Ever misplace a flyer announcing a great activity for your child and wish you could find the information again? Now you can! Flyers are now posted on the district's website at . New flyers will be posted on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Be sure to check back frequently for events and activities occurring throughout Volusia County.

    Don’ t have computer access at home? A computer is available for your use in the Family Center and at every Volusia County Public Library.

    Right To Know

    2016-2017 NCLB English.pdf

    2016-2017 NCLB Spanish.pdf

    Florida Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC) of FND

    Notifications of FL PIRC of FND.pdfNotifications of FL PIRC of FND Read more about the Florida Parental Information and Resource Center at

    School Lunches

    For information regarding the Free and Reduced Meal Application, meals and lunches, prices and wellness news and policies, please visit our School Way Cafe.

    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 here for additional information.

    Make sure to always check your child for head lice during routine grooming. As with any contagious condition, prevention is key. There is no outbreak of lice at this time but we encourage you to be proactive. Keep your child's hair pulled back if it's long; discourage sharing of brushes, combs, and head gear.

    The signs of head lice are scratching at the back of the neck and behind the ears. It appears like a dandruff flake but glued near the base of the hair shaft. There are many over the counter treatments. Check with your child's doctor for what they recommend or you may pick up the flyer from your school, "Guide for Head Lice Treatment".

    If your child has head lice, please notify the school nurse. If your child is found to have live bugs during school hours, you will be asked to come pick your child up for early dismissal. Please have updated phone numbers on the emergency card at school. Should you have any questions, please contact the clinic, or go to the School Health page on the school website for more information.​​​​​ 


    504/PST Contacts

          504/PST - Dr. Zena Ramsey​
          504 - Willie Williams​

    School Advisory Committee

    The School Advisory Committee is composed of parents, school faculty, and staff, and community members who meet on a regular basis to help establish goals for the school. Parents/Guardians are urged to become active members. Contact the school principal for additional information.

    School Improvement Goals

    Goal 1: To increase academic achievement in reading, writing, math and science

    Goal 2: To improve student attendance, health, fitness, and indoor air quality