What can this guide do for you? Your involvement in your child’s education can lead to
better learning results and outcomes. This “Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide” will
inform you, as a parent or caregiver, as you monitor your child’s progress as your child
accesses and uses technology for learning.
This guide aims to help all parents and caregivers, including those who have limited
experience with digital tools, those who are expert with these tools, and anywhere in
between. Each section starts with foundational pieces and builds from there.
Virtual Instruction Program (VIP). Students have the option of enrolling in either part-time or full-time virtual courses for the upcoming school year.
The initial enrollment period for participation in the full-time virtual course will begin on
April 20, 2020 and closes July 4, 2020. For your convenience, a second enrollment period will
open on July 5, 2020 and closes July 19, 2020.
In the case of an emergency that requires full evacuation of the campus, our Sunrise students will be transported to Heritage Middle School for pick up. In the unlikely event that this should occur, parents will be notified promptly of the procedures for pick up.
Notes from the Clinic:
We are in bug season now. Moreover not just flu bugs, or stomach bugs, but head lice bugs. As with any contagious condition, prevention is key. Keep your child's hair pulled back if it's long; discourage head to head contact and sharing of brushes, combs, or head gear.
Please check your child for head lice during routine grooming. There is no outbreak of lice at this time but I encourage you to be proactive. 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 at https://www.vcsedu.org/student-health-services/common-childhood-diseases.
Kelly Arnold, Clinic Assistant
USDA Extends Free Meals through December 18
DELAND – USDA has extended the meal program that allows all children 18 and younger in schools and the community to eat for free.
Starting Wednesday, September 9, all students attending in-person classes in Volusia County Schools will receive their breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. Additionally, a free, weekly curbside meal service will be provided for children not attending in-person classes.
Most schools (see pre-registration form for locations) will offer the weekly curbside meal service for children age 18 and younger who are not attending in-person classes. This includes virtual learning students who are not attending VCS’ Traditional Classroom Setting option.
For the curbside meal service, families may pick up meals each Tuesday from 6:30 a.m.-7:00 a.m. starting September 15. The program will operate through December 18. Meals will be bundled with five breakfasts and five lunches.
Registration for curbside meal service is required and must be completed weekly between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 11:59 p.m. Thursday for the following Tuesday’s pickup. Register for meals weekly using this form: https://forms.gle/vUWCh3GazNwN62966.
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 will serve curbside meals, except for Manatee Cove Elementary (pickup at River Springs Middle), Timbercrest Elementary (pickup at Galaxy Middle), and Turie T. Small Elementary (pickup at Campbell Middle).
Students attending Ivy Hawn, Richard Milburn Academy West, Richard Milburn Academy East, and AMI Kids will pay for meals based on their current meal eligibility.
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 at
Wellness Plan for Sunrise Elementary
Sunrise Elementary School Wellness Plan 2020 I.pdf
Sunrise Elementary School's designated uniform shirt colors for the 2020-2021 school year are, white, navy blue, black and gray. Please review the attached flyer for details regarding the recently-adopted Volusia County Schools student uniform policy.
**If your child has outgrown their polos, or if they are going into middle school next year, we will gladly accept any polo donations. Thank you.
At every school and in every community there are young people who suffer silently because they feel left out, alone, or invisible. Lean how you can help with the Start with Hello - Parent Guide.
Florida KidCare is our state's free or low cost health insurance program that provides comprehensive health coverage for children under 19 years old. 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.
AFS Press Released 2018_Sunrise Elementary.pdf
Asthma Friendly Schools
Learn how to manage your child's asthma through a free one-hour interactive online module designed by the American Lung Association. Click the following link to access the course: Asthma Basics
The School Advisory Council (SAC) meets each month with the Principal and SAC Chair. All parents and community members are invited to attend our meetings at 3:00 PM virtual via Microsoft Teams on the dates listed below. If you are interested in becoming a member of our SAC this school year, please contact Mrs. Rankin at 386-575-4103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunrise Elementary SAC Meeting Dates 2020-2021 School Year
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Thursday, April 15,2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
*Meetings will be from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
Attendance at SAC meetings is extremely important.
Sunrise Elementary 2020 - 2021 Parent & Family Engagement Plan - This document contains an outline of Sunrise's plan for parent involvement including communication, parent engagement activities, and flexible parent meetings.
Parent Family Engagement Plan 2020-2021.pdf
The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is intended to be the primary artifact used by every school with stakeholders to review data, set goals, create an action plan and monitor progress.
2020-2021 School Improvement Sunrise Elementary.pdf
We value your input. If you have any comments or suggestions please email Mrs. Rankin, our SAC Chair, at email@example.com.
VIP enrollment letter 2019-2020.pdf
Parent Liaison Welcome Letter.pdf
Parent Liaison Welcome Letter - Spanish.pdf
The Connection Between School and Home
Our Parent Resource Center, located in room 207, is open from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., to all of our Sunrise families. Please visit the front office to sign in beforehand. The Parent Resource Center has educational games and resources, that can be checked out for use at home. If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Liaison, Emalix Infante firstname.lastname@example.org.
**NEW MATERIALS have arrived! Visit the Parent Resource Center to check out our latest games, which help enrich student learning. They are both fun and educational! Individual and family games available.
If you have polo shirts that your child has outgrown the Parent Resource Center will gladly accept your polos. They will help families in need, or when the clinic is in a pinch.
As always, thank you for your support!
The Volunteer/Partnership Programs Department replaced the paper Volunteer Application with an online application through the Raptor System.The application in electronic form can be accessed from the Raptor Kiosk at any school or by using any type of computer. The link to the new online application is available on our Website under "Related Links". The online application is available in English and Spanish versions.
NOTE: The Raptor system that is used to check in visitors and volunteers has been upgraded. Any volunteer who was cleared prior to June 3, 2019 will need to have his/her ID re-scanned. IDs will not transfer as part of this upgrade. A new application will not be required until July 1, 2020.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the front office, at Sunrise (386) 575-4103.
Ever misplaced 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 https://www.vcsedu.org/community-information-services/department-resources. New flyers will be posted on the first and third 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 media center and at every Volusia County Public Library.
Academic Intervention and Tutoring
Code of Student Conduct & Discipline
Dress Code Policy
School Emergency Guide for Parents
Virtual Instruction Policy
Free and Reduced Lunch
If you are new to Florida and are registering your child at Sunrise, the following is needed: