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Update 4/9/2020 - 5 p.m. (English version)

(Note: A Spanish version of this update is below the English version.)

Hello VCS Families and Staff,

We are happy to announce, School Way Cafe is now going to be able to hand out multiple days’ worth of meals at our food distribution sites at both schools and bus drop-off locations. This will limit the number of trips for students and families and limit exposure, while still providing the same number of meals for students per week.

This new distribution schedule will begin Monday, April 13th, 2020. Here is how it will work:

  • On Mondays, students will receive breakfast and lunch for MONDAY and TUESDAY.
  • On Wednesdays, students will receive breakfast and lunch for WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY.
  • On Fridays, (no change) students will receive breakfast and lunch for FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY.

The time of day and locations will stay the same (subject to change based on need).

Here are the lists of school and bus drop off sites:

Please stay safe and many thanks to all of you for your flexibility during these challenging and changing times.


Update 4/9/2020 - 5 p.m. (Spanish version)

Nos complace anunciar que School Way Café ahora puede distribuir comida para varios días en nuestros lugares de distribución de comidas en las escuelas y desde las paradas de los Autobuses con Alimentos. Esto limitará el número de viajes para los alumnos y sus familias. Además de limitar la exposición al virus, también nos permite proveer la misma cantidad de comida a los alumnos por semana.

El nuevo horario para la distribución se inicia a partir del lunes, 13 de abril del 2020. He aquí cómo funcionará:

  • Los lunes, los alumnos recibirán desayuno y almuerzo para LUNES y MARTES.
  • Los miércoles, los alumnos recibirán desayuno y almuerzo para MIÉRCOLES y JUEVES.
  • Los viernes, (ningún cambio) los alumnos recibirán desayuno y almuerzo para VIERNES, SÁBADO y DOMINGO.

La hora del día y los lugares quedan igual (sujeto a cambiar según necesidad).

Aquí están las listas de las escuelas y los lugares de los Autobuses con Alimentos:

Favor de cuidarse y muchísimas gracias a todos por su flexibilidad durante estos tiempos difíciles y cambiantes.


Update 4/8/2020 - 9 a.m.

Several changes to the Food Distribution - Buses page have just been posted. These include:

  • New stops
  • Removal of some stops
  • Changed distribution windows at some stops

Most notably, a link to the Where's the Bus page for each bus has been added to the list of stops. This app allows you to see in real time where a bus is currently located and when you can expect it to arrive.


Update 4/1/2020 - 6 p.m.

VCS families and staff,

Today the Governor issued a statewide stay-at-home order. We are happy to report this does not affect our student learning, nor will there be any interruption in the distribution of food for students. Essential personnel will continue to report to district and school sites, while our many other employees will continue working remotely. Technology distribution at schools will also remain as scheduled.


Update 3/30/2020 - 5:47 p.m. (English version)

(Note: A Spanish version of this update is below the English version.)

VCS families and staff,

We received additional guidance this afternoon from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus situation. Here is the new information:

  • Schools will remain closed and distance learning will continue until May 1.
  • All extra-curricular activities are canceled (field trips, sporting events, etc.) during this time.
  • All school district meetings will be held virtually.
  • We are awaiting direction on special events like proms and graduations.

Distance learning started today, Monday, March 30 for students working online and also students using the paper packets.

The VCS distance learning plan or Instructional Continuity Plan (ICP) can be found on the Instructional Continuity Plan website.

Edgenuity and Microsoft Teams experiencing temporary issues. Edgenuity experienced a slowdown today and Microsoft Teams had issues with calls. Both are related to unprecedented levels of usage nationwide. Please be patient as adjustments are made to both platforms to handle this high volume.

If you are a parent of an elementary school student and you have questions about core classes, please refer to page 9 of the Instructional Continuity Plan.

We know there will likely be questions. We have set up a Virtual Online Instructional Support Hotline: 386-626-0070. This hotline is for any questions regarding your student's online instruction. The hotline is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.

Middle and High School Laptop Deployment Schedule

Laptops will be deployed from 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. on the day designated for your child's school.

Monday, April 6

  • Creekside Middle
  • DeLand High
  • DeLand Middle
  • Deltona High
  • Galaxy Middle
  • New Smyrna Beach High
  • Ormond Beach Middle
  • Spruce Creek High

Tuesday, April 7

  • Campbell Middle
  • David C. Hinson Sr. Middle
  • Deltona Middle
  • Mainland High
  • River Springs Middle
  • Seabreeze High
  • University High

Wednesday, April 8

  • Atlantic High
  • Heritage Middle
  • Holly Hill School
  • New Smyrna Beach Middle
  • Pine Ridge High
  • Silver Sands Middle
  • Southwestern Middle
  • T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High

We also have some commonly asked questions and answers about distance learning on the Q&A for Parents page.

As for food distribution sites for students, we have both bus drop-off food sites and school sites. Please see the following links for a list of locations (students must be present to receive food per federal guidelines):

We will continue to update you through the break via email. You can also find information on our websites: www.vcsedu.org, and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Update 3/30/2020 - 5:47 p.m. (Spanish version)

Familias y personal de VCS,

Esta tarde recibimos más orientación del Departamento de Educación de la Florida (FLDOE) sobre la situación del coronavirus, COVID-19. He aquí la nueva información:

  • Las escuelas quedarán cerradas y el aprendizaje a distancia continuará hasta el 1 de mayo.
  • Todas las actividades extracurriculares están canceladas (excursiones escolares, eventos de deportes, etc.) durante este tiempo.
  • Todas las reuniones escolares se llevarán a cabo virtualmente.
  • Estamos esperando dirección sobre eventos especiales como el baile de graduación y las graduaciones.

El aprendizaje a distancia comenzó hoy, lunes, 30 de marzo para los alumnos trabajando en línea (computadora) y también para los alumnos que usan los paquetes impresos (de papel).

El plan de enseñanza a distancia de VCS o el Plan de Continuidad de Educación (ICP) se encuentran aquí: https://www.vcsedu.org/icp.

Edgenuity y Microsoft Teams experimentaron dificultades temporales. Hoy Edgenuity tuvo desaceleraciones y Microsoft Teams tuvo problemas con las llamadas. Esto se atribuye a la magnitud del uso de ambos a través de la nación. Le rogamos su paciencia mientras se hagan adaptaciones a ambas plataformas para manejar este alto volumen.

Si eres padre de un alumno en primaria y tiene preguntas sobre las clases de las materias básicas, debe consultar la página 9 o el Plan de Continuidad de Educación.

Reconocemos que probablemente tendrá preguntas y por eso hemos establecido una línea directa para el Apoyo de la Instrucción en línea Virtual: 386-626-0070. Esta línea directa es para las preguntas sobre la instrucción en línea de su hijo/a. La línea directa está abierta desde las 8:30 am hasta las 3 pm cada día, de lunes a viernes.

Plan para la Distribución de Computadoras en las Escuelas Intermedias y Secundarias

Horas de Distribución: 7 a 10 a.m. y 3 a 6 p.m.

Lunes, 6 de Abril

  • Creekside Middle
  • DeLand High
  • DeLand Middle
  • Deltona High
  • Galaxy Middle
  • Ormond Beach Middle
  • New Smyrna Beach High
  • Spruce Creek High

Martes, 7 de Abril

  • Campbell Middle
  • David C. Hinson Sr. Middle
  • Deltona Middle
  • Mainland High
  • River Springs Middle
  • Seabreeze High
  • University High

Miércoles, 8 de Abril

  • Atlantic High
  • Heritage Middle
  • Holly Hill School
  • New Smyrna Beach Middle
  • Pine Ridge High
  • Silver Sands Middle
  • Southwestern Middle
  • T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High

También tenemos preguntas y respuestas frecuentes sobre el aprendizaje a distancia en la página P&R para los padres.

Referente a la distribución de comidas para alumnos, tenemos escuelas y sitios donde autobuses escolares distribuirán comidas. A continuación está la lista de los sitios (según las directrices federales, los alumnos tienen que estar presentes para recibir la comida):

Continuaremos a enviarle actualizaciones por correo electrónico durante la clausura. También puede encontrar información en nuestro sito web: www.vcsedu.org, y en nuestras cuentas en Facebook, Twitter, y Instagram.


Update 3/29/2020 - 5 p.m.

Distance Learning and Food Distribution Update

VCS families,

As you know, distance learning begins tomorrow, Monday, March 30. This includes students who are working online and also students using the paper packets.

The VCS distance learning plan or Instructional Continuity Plan (ICP) can be found here: https://www.vcsedu.org/icp.

If you are a parent of an elementary school student and you have questions about core classes, please refer to page 9 of the Instructional Continuity Plan.

We know there will likely be questions. We have set up a Virtual Online Instructional Support Hotline: 386-626-0070. This hotline is for any questions regarding your student's online instruction. The hotline is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.

We also have some commonly asked questions and answers about distance learning on the Q&A for Parents page.

As for food distribution sites for students, we have both bus drop-off food sites and school sites. Please see below for a list of locations (students must be present to receive food):


Update 3/28/2020 - 9 a.m. (English version)

(Food distribution will still occur at schools as well. You can find the updated list on the Food Distribution - School Sites page.)

School Buses to Assist with Meal Delivery for Students

Week of March 30 - April 3, 2020

Volusia County Schools (VCS) Student Transportation Services will be assisting District staff with food delivery to centralized locations within the community. Meals will be handed out directly to families; students must be present. Student Transportation will also have the resources available should a shuttle run for additional food be needed.

For more information, including distribution locations, see the Food Distribution - Buses page.


Update 3/28/2020 - 9 a.m. (Spanish version)

Autobuses Escolares de VCS Ayudarán con la Entrega de Comidas Para los Alumnos

La Semana del 30 de Marzo - 3 de Abril, 2020

Los Servicios del Transporte Escolar de las Escuelas del Condado Volusia (VCS) ayudarán al personal del Distrito con la entrega de comidas a lugares centralizados dentro de la comunidad. Las comidas serán repartidas directamente a las familias y los alumnos deben estar presentes. El Transporte Escolar además tiene los recursos disponibles en caso de que se necesite ir por más comida.

Para obtener más información, incluidas las ubicaciones de distribución, consulte la página Distribución de Alimentos: Autobuses.


Update 3/25/2020 - 3 p.m. (English version)

(Note: A Spanish version of this update is below the English version.)

VCS (Middle and High School) Students and Families,

Now that we have a plan in place for core instruction, we would like to provide guidance on our non-core classes. As you are adjusting to learning at home, you will have options for your non-core courses. Beginning on Monday, March 30, you will begin core instruction and will also complete an Instructional Continuity Log (ICL) for each of your non-core classes. The ICL offers a few examples of continued learning in those content areas. Unless your teacher has communicated a different plan for learning, you will use this log through April 10. Please record at least one hour per week for each of your non-core classes. Career & Technical Education (CTE) teachers will communicate a different plan of instruction by April 3 for the week of April 6 - 10. Advanced Programs (AICE, IB, AP) teachers will also communicate a different plan of instruction by April 3 for the week of April 6-10. The ICL and its instructions are accessible through the student’s V-Portal. Students, please look for the icon below. A printed copy will be available at your school site if needed. Please send the completed document to your teacher by Friday, April 3, and again on Friday, April 10, unless alternative plans were communicated to you by your teacher.

Activity Log for Non-Core icon

If you need additional information regarding AICE/IB/AP/CTE/JROTC, please keep reading.

Advanced Programs (AICE/AP/IB): Information regarding AICE/AP/IB exams in the Spring is rapidly changing. Check with your school’s AICE/AP/IB coordinator for the latest details.

IB Specific Info as of 3/24/2020

  • The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.
  • Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.
  • Student coursework, which may include Internal Assessments (IAs), will be used to determine a student’s examination score.
  • More info from IBO will be forthcoming to schools.

AICE Specific Info as of 3/24/2020

  • All May/June 2020 examination series have been cancelled.
  • Per the Cambridge website: “We will be working with schools to assess students’ achievements using the best available evidence. Students will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programmes of study.”
  • Student coursework and related evidence will be used to determine a student’s examination score.
  • More info from Cambridge AICE will be forthcoming to schools.

AP Specific Info as of 3/24/2020

  • All May 2020 face-to-face examinations have been restructured.
  • For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
  • More information from AP/College Board will be forthcoming to schools.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

  • Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) is working to find a solution to On-the-Job-Training courses and Internships. Students should use the Instructional Continuity Log until further information is provided.
  • As of 3/24/20, Industry Certification exams are NOT cancelled. We are waiting on guidance from FLDOE on specific guidelines.

JROTC

  • Army JROTC has core curriculum online for students. Your instructor will communicate directly with you.
  • Air Force JROTC has core curriculum online for students. Your instructor will communicate directly with you.
  • No drills, color guard, etc. will be conducted in either branch. All other group activities/trips have been cancelled.

Please reach out to the contacts below with any questions. Thank you.

Dr. Grace Kellermeier
Coordinator of World Languages and Special Programs
Email: gkkeller@volusia.k12.fl.us
Office: 386-734-7190 ext. 20569

Jose A. Rivera Navarro, Ed.S.
Coordinator of Advanced Programs and Graduation Assurance
Email: jarivera@volusia.k12.fl.us
Office: 386-734-7190 ext. 20518

Rachel P. Rutledge, Ed.S.
CTE Coordinator
Email: rprutled@volusia.k12.fl.us
Office: 386-734-7190 ext. 20649


Update 3/25/2020 - 3 p.m. (Spanish version)

Alumnos de Escuelas Intermedias y Secundarias de VCS y sus familia,

Ahora que tenemos un plan listo para la instrucción de materias básicas, queremos orientarlos sobre nuestras clases electivas. Mientras se adapten al aprendizaje en la casa, ustedes tendrán opciones para sus cursos electivos. A partir del lunes, 30 de marzo, ustedes comenzarán la instrucción básica y también completarán el Registro de Continuidad de Instrucción (ICL, por sus siglas en inglés) para cada una de sus clases electivas. El ICL le ofrece algunos ejemplos del aprendizaje continuo en esas áreas. A menos que tu maestra o maestro te haya comunicado un plan de aprendizaje diferente, usarás este registro hasta el 10 de abril. Favor de anotar por los menos una hora cada semana para cada una de tus clases electivas (150 minutos por semana para Educación Física). Los maestros/as de Educación de Carreras y Técnica (CTE, por sus siglas en inglés) te comunicarán un plan instructivo diferente hacia el 3 de abril para la semana del 6 al10 de abril. Los maestros/as de los programas avanzados (AICE, IB, AP) también de comunicarán un plan instructivo diferente hacia el 3 de abril para la semana del 6 al10 de abril. El ICL y las instrucciones se pueden acceder a través del V-Portal del alumno. Alumnos, favor de mirar al icono a continuación. Una copia impresa estará disponible en tu escuela si la necesitas. Por favor envía un documento completado a tu maestro/a hacia el viernes, 3 de abril y otra vez el viernes, 10 de abril a menos que tu maestro/a te haya comunicado unos planes alternativos.

Activity Log for Non-Core icon

Si necesitas más información sobre AICE/IB/AP/CTE/JROTC, favor de seguir leyendo.

Programas Avanzados (AICE/AP/IB): La información sobre los exámenes de AICE/AP/IB administrados en la primavera está cambiando rápidamente. Verifica con el/la coordinador/a de AICE/AP/IB de tu escuela para las últimas actualizaciones.

Información Específica de IB a partir de 24/3/2020

  • Se han cancelado los exámenes que tenían programados para mayo de este año y que iban a administrar entre el 30 de abril y el 22 de mayo para el Programa Diploma y Programa relacionado a Carreras.
  • Dependiendo en qué está inscrito, el alumno recibirá un Diploma o un Certificado de Cursos que refleja su estándar de trabajo. Esto se basa en el trabajo académico del alumno y dominio, rigor y control de calidad establecidos en los programas.
  • El trabajo del alumno puede incluir Evaluaciones Internas (IAs) que se usarán para determinar la nota del examen del alumno.
  • Se enviará más información de IBO a las escuelas.

Información Específica de AICE a partir de 24/3/2020

  • Se han cancelado todas las series de exámenes de mayo/junio 2020.
  • Según el sitio web de Cambridge: “Vamos a trabajar con las escuelas para evaluar los logros de los alumnos utilizando la mejor evidencia disponible. Los alumnos recibirán una calificación y un certificado de Cambridge International, dado el conocimiento y las habilidades adquiridas en su programa de estudio.”
  • El trabajo del alumno y la evidencia relacionada serán usados para determinar la nota del examen del alumno.
  • Se enviará más información de Cambridge AICE a las escuelas.

Información Específica de AP a partir de 24/3/2020

  • Todas las evaluaciones de cara a cara de mayo de 2020 han sido modificadas.
  • Sólo para la administración del examen del 2019-20, los alumnos tomarán un examen de respuesta libre en línea de 45 minutos en sus casas. Actualmente un comité compuesto de docentes está seleccionando las preguntas del examen que será administrado.
  • Se enviará más información del AP/College Board a las escuelas.

Educación de Carreras y Técnica

  • El Departamento de Educación de Florida (FLDOE) está trabajando para conseguir una solución a la capacitación en la práctica laboral y en la pasantía. Los alumnos deben usar el Registro de Continuidad de Instrucción hasta que proporcionen más información.
  • A partir del 24/3/2020, NO han cancelado los exámenes de Certificación de Industria. Estamos esperando orientación de FLDOE sobre directrices.

JROTC

  • Army JROTC (Ejército) tiene currículo básico en línea para alumnos. El instructor se comunicará directamente contigo.
  • Air Force JROTC (Fuerza Aérea) tiene currículo básico en línea para alumnos. El instructor se comunicará directamente contigo.
  • Ninguna de las ramas tendrá simulacros, portaestandarte, etc. Todas actividades de grupos/viajes han sido canceladas.

Si tienen alguna pregunta, favor de comunicarse con los contactos a continuación. Gracias.

Dra. Grace Kellermeier
Coordinadora de Idiomas Mundiales y Programas Especiales
Email: gkkeller@volusia.k12.fl.us
Office: 386-734-7190 ext. 20569

Jose A. Rivera Navarro, Ed.S.
Coordinador de Programas Avanzados y Garantía de Graduación
Email: jarivera@volusia.k12.fl.us
Office: 386-734-7190 ext. 20518

Rachel P. Rutledge, Ed.S.
Coordinadora de CTE
Email: rprutled@volusia.k12.fl.us
Office: 386-734-7190 ext. 20649


Update 3/23/2020 - 3 p.m. (English version)

(Note: A Spanish version of this update is below the English version.)

VCS Families, and Staff,

Volusia County Schools is committed to the continuity of instruction in the event of an emergency disruption that may result in the suspension of face-to-face instruction on school campuses. To prepare for any significant disruption in classes, Volusia County Schools has developed an Instructional Continuity Plan. The plan in place is prepared to deliver organized, standards-based instruction in both digital and print formats to meet the instructional needs of all students, with communication in place to ensure clear expectations for all stakeholders involved. Students are expected to start at home learning on March 30. Here is the link to the instructional Continuity Plan: https://www.vcsedu.org/icp.

For elementary school families that do not have access to technology at home, here is a list of where and when a limited number of iPads can be checked out at elementary schools: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information/home-instructional-learning. Paper packets are available for families that do not have access to this technology or need paper packets.

For Middle and High School families that do not have access to technology at home, a limited number of laptops can be checked out at all middle and high schools on April 6-9. For these families without technology, you should get paper packets at your respective schools on March 26 and 27 in order to begin learning at home on March 30 before moving to the online option in April.

VCS has also added a Question and Answer page on our website for some of the most frequently asked questions from students, families and staff. The link is here: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information/ask-question.

An updated list of food distribution sites was sent out today. The updated list can be found here: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information/food-distribution-school-sites. (Students must be present at the food distribution sites.)

Parents and students, please expect communication from your student’s principal regarding cleaning out lockers and retrieving personal items from schools.


Update 3/23/2020 - 3 p.m. (Spanish version)

Familias y Personal de VCS,

El Distrito Escolar del Condado Volusia está comprometido en continuar la enseñanza en caso de una emergencia que pueda resultar en la interrupción y suspensión de la enseñanza de cara a cara en las escuelas. Con el objetivo de estar preparados para cualquier interrupción significante de clases, las Escuelas del Condado Volusia ha desarrollado un Plan de Continuación de Enseñanza. El plan está listo para proveer una instrucción organizada que está basada en los estándares y disponible en formato digital e impreso, además cumple con las necesidades educativas de todos los alumnos y comunica claramente las expectativas para todos los participantes. Se espera que los alumnos empiecen el aprendizaje en el hogar el 30 de marzo. He aquí el enlace para el Plan de Continuación de Enseñanza: https://www.vcsedu.org/icp

Para las familias con alumnos en escuela primaria que no tienen acceso a la tecnología en el hogar, aquí tienen una lista de dónde y cuándo pueden tomar prestado de una cantidad limitada de iPads en las escuelas primarias:https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information/home-instructional-learning. Los paquetes impresos están disponibles para las familias que no tienen acceso a esta tecnología o que necesitan paquetes impresos.

Para las familias con alumnos en escuelas intermedias y secundarias que no tienen acceso a la tecnología en el hogar, pueden tomar prestado de una cantidad limitada de laptops (computadora portátil) en todas las escuelas intermedias y secundarias el 6-9 de abril. Para estas familias sin tecnología, deben obtener los paquetes impresos en sus respectivas escuelas el 26 y 27 de marzo para así comenzar el aprendizaje en el hogar el 30 de marzo antes de moverse a la opción en línea en abril.

VCS además ha añadido una página de Preguntas y Respuestas (P&R) en nuestro sitio web para preguntas frecuentes de alumnos, familias y personal. Aquí tiene el enlace: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information/ask-question.

Hoy se envió una lista actualizada de las escuelas que distribuirán comida. La lista actualizada se encuentra aquí: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information/food-distribution-school-sites. (Alumnos deben estar presente en el local donde distribuyen la comida.)

Padres de familia y alumnos, favor de esperar comunicación de su director/a escolar con respecto a limpiar sus lockers (casilleros) y recuperar artículos personales de las escuelas.


Update 3/22/2020 - 8:26 p.m. | VCS to Offer Free Meals for Students Week of March 23 - 27

Please refer to the Food Distribution page for up-to-date information on which schools are offering free meals to students.

Favor de ir a la página de Distribución de Comidas para la información actualizada sobre las escuelas que están ofreciendo comidas a los alumnos.


At Home Instructional Learning Update

Please refer to the At Home Instructional Learning page for up-to-date information on paper packet and technology distribution and at-home learning.

Favor de ir a la página del Aprendizaje Educativo en Casa para la información actualizada sobre la distribución de los paquetes impresos y dispositivos, y el aprendizaje en la casa.


Update 3/20/2020 - 3:56 p.m. | Update from Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz

VCS students, parents and community members,

I know this has been a stressful, uncertain time. I want you to know our staff has been working long hours putting together plans for our students and staff.

While information regarding the COVID-19 situation continues to change on a daily basis, our students remain our number one priority. Virtual and Distance Learning will begin on Monday, March 30 and continue until April 15. Paper packets will be available for all students. As part of the at-home instructional plan, a limited number of iPads and laptops will be distributed to school sites for students and families who do not have this technology at home. Here are the details:

Elementary iPad checkout will take place from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 25, March 26, and March 27.

Middle School and High School laptop checkout will take place from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 6, 7 and 8 at secondary sites (additional information will be shared for specific site deployment date).

Families with their own technology and internet access will be able to participate in virtual learning. We are working on instructional videos to help parents and students find and navigate the online programs.

It has been brought to our attention that Charter Communications will offer FREE Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. In addition, Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across the area for public use. The Volusia County School Board is not affiliated with this event/program in any manner, nor does it endorse or assume any responsibility for any actions which may occur in connection with it.

We will provide meals for students at the following 27 designated sites from March 23 through March 27 between the hours of 10am and 12:30pm. The link to these sites and more information can be found here: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information. (we will be increasing this timeframe and the number of sites) We will utilize a drive-in procedure through our bus loops at school sites to minimize person-to-person contact.

We are still waiting on guidance regarding special events such as prom and graduations.

We will continue to monitor information that comes in from the state and federal government and notify you of any changes that will impact our district.

We will have a Question and Answer section on the district website early next week where you can submit questions.

Thank you for your patience. Please remember, we are all in this together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Scott Fritz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
200 North Clara Avenue | Deland, FL 32720
386-734-7190, extension 20208
Fax: 386-734-2842
Email: rsfritz@volusia.k12.fl.us


Update 3/19/2020 - 4:30 p.m. | Special Virtual School Board Meeting March 27

DeLand- The Volusia County School Board will have a special virtual school board meeting on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm. The public can listen in to the meeting by going to our district website: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information. For public comment during the March 27 meeting, please call this number: 386-734-7190 extension 20236.

Media Contact:

Kelly Schulz, Director
Community Information Services
Volusia County Schools
(386) 734-7190 ext. 20230


Update 3/17/2020 - 7:18 p.m. | Update from VCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

As the COVID 19 situation continues to develop, your School Board members and I understand that you have questions, concerns, and fears about the impact on our school district and you as critical stakeholders in our system. Please rest assured that the Board and I will continue to monitor the situation carefully. We are working collaboratively with both local government officials and school districts around the state.

I just got off the phone with members of the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Health Department and Superintendents across the state. At their advice, and the direction of the Governor, our schools will be closed until April 15.

State testing has been canceled this spring. All extra-curricular activities are and will be suspended until further notice.

Preparations are in place for digital and remote learning for all schools. This at-home learning is expected to begin on March 30. We will communicate more on this during the next week.

We encourage you to use some of your spare time for writing, research, math games, Khan Academy and of course READING.

We are still awaiting answers for assessments regarding accelerated courses such as advanced placement, IB, AICE, and industry certifications.

We will provide meals for students at the following 27 designated sites starting the week of March 23 between the hours of 10am and 12:30pm. (we will likely be extending this and adding more sites) The link to these sites and more information can be found here: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information. We will utilize a drive-in procedure through our bus loops at school sites to minimize person-to-person contact.

We are still waiting on guidance regarding special events such as prom and graduations.

We will continue to monitor information that comes in from the state and federal government and notify you of any changes that will impact our district.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.

We are all in this together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Scott Fritz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
200 North Clara Avenue | Deland, FL 32720
386-734-7190, extension 20208
Fax: 386-734-2842
Email: rsfritz@volusia.k12.fl.us


Update 3/17/2020 - 6:24 p.m. | VCS Schools Closed Until April 15

The Governor has declared that all schools will remain closed until April 15. State testing has been canceled this spring. All extra-curricular activities are and will be suspended until further notice. More information to come...


Update 3/17/2020 | VCS to Offer Free Meals for Students Week of March 23 - 27

Please refer to the Food Distribution page for up-to-date information on which schools are offering free meals to students.

Favor de ir a la página de Distribución de Comidas para la información actualizada sobre las escuelas que están ofreciendo comidas a los alumnos.


Update 3/16/2020 - 5:44 p.m. | Update from VCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz

VCS families,

Late last week, at the recommendation of the Florida Department of Education, Superintendents throughout the state acted quickly to close schools for an additional week surrounding Spring Break. For Volusia County Schools this means students don’t go back into the classroom until March 30. This is an effort to keep students, employees and families safe during this critical time. It also provides an opportunity for schools to undergo deep cleaning and districts to enhance digital and remote learning plans where needed. We are still working out some of these details. I want you to know that we will communicate regularly as this situation develops. Here are a few clarifications I can provide for now:

  1. We are waiting for information from the state regarding student makeup day requirements versus waived days.
  2. All field trips of any type are suspended until further notice.
  3. VCS is offering free lunches for all students the week of March 23 through March 27 at multiple locations across the district. You can find this list on our VCS website at: https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information.
  4. Students and staff returning from international or cruise travel will be expected to self-isolate as indicated earlier. Every effort will be made to accommodate remote learning in such cases.
  5. Preparations are in place for digital and remote learning for all schools if needed. In the meantime, we encourage you to use some of your spare time for writing, research, math games, Khan Academy and of course READING.

Stay tuned for further updates as information becomes available. Remember to follow prevention measures shared previously. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Please remember, we are all in this together.

 

Sincerely,

 

On Our Way to an “A”, the Volusia Way!

 

Scott Fritz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
200 North Clara Avenue | Deland, FL 32720
386-734-7190, extension 20208
Fax: 386-734-2842
Email: rsfritz@volusia.k12.fl.us


Update 3/16/2020 - 11:54 a.m. | VCS to Offer Free Meals for Students Week of March 23 - 27

Please refer to the Food Distribution page for up-to-date information on which schools are offering free meals to students.

Favor de ir a la página de Distribución de Comidas para la información actualizada sobre las escuelas que están ofreciendo comidas a los alumnos.


Update 3/13/2020 - 8 p.m.

Good evening VCS families and staff,

Along with schools being closed the next two weeks, after-school/extended day programs will also be cancelled for the next two weeks. At this time, extended day is expected to resume on March 30.

We will let you know if this changes.


Update 3/13/2020 - 5 p.m. | Update from VCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz

VCS students, staff, and families,

We received additional guidance this afternoon from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus situation. Here is the new information:

  • We are extending our Spring Break an additional week. VCS schools are now closed from March 13 through March 29. School will resume March 30.
  • We will be cancelling all extra-curricular activities (field trips, sporting events etc.) during these two weeks.

As for travel and school/work attendance for students and employees:

  • We will delay testing for two weeks.
  • District staff has established an instructional learning plan should we need to shut down schools in the future.
  • The CDC and the Florida Department of Education are recommending cruise travelers self-isolate for 14 days upon returning. This information is being shared with all districts. The notice from FLDOE today says, “Anyone who goes on a cruise, anywhere, must self-isolate for 14 days upon return.”
  • Additionally, FLDOE has said, “Anyone who goes on foreign travel, to any country, must self-isolate for 14 days upon return.”

Student absences will be excused, and students will be allowed to complete assignments and tests. Arrangements can be made through the school once parents notify administration that their child will need to self-isolate.

We know it’s frustrating to have to consider a change in your travel plans or to have to make adjustments upon your return. Please understand that this is a rapidly changing situation. We are in constant contact with the DOH and FLDOE, and all decisions are made in collaboration. We will provide information as it is available.

We will continue to update you through the break via email. You can also find information on our websites: www.vcsedu.org, and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please try to enjoy this Spring Break with your family and know that we are all in this together.

 

Sincerely,

 

On Our Way to an “A”, the Volusia Way!

 

Scott Fritz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
200 North Clara Avenue | Deland, FL 32720
386-734-7190, extension 20208
Fax: 386-734-2842
Email: rsfritz@volusia.k12.fl.us


Update 3/12/2020 - 5:30 p.m.

At this time, all of our schools and district offices are open and operating as usual. Athletic events are still planned as scheduled. The only cancellations are field trips involving air travel.

Spring Break begins this Friday, March 13, for students, and continues through March 22. Teachers and students will be back in the classrooms on March 23.

You can find information on our website: www.vcsedu.org , and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Should we have to shut down any schools in the future, we are putting the finishing touches on an instructional plan for students to be able to do class work from home.

The safety, health, and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority.

For more up to date information visit:


Update 3/12/2020 - 2:30 p.m.

Here is a video reminder on how to properly wash your hands. Always make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.


Update 3/11/2020 - 6:45 p.m. | Update from VCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Fritz

VCS parents, students, and staff,

I know there is a lot of anxiety and anticipation surrounding the Coronavirus. I want you to know VCS district staff is carefully monitoring the situation. At this time, all of our schools and district offices are open and operating as usual.

I have been in regular contact with the Governor, the Florida Department of Health, the Department of Education, and superintendents across the state of Florida.

Should we have to shut down any schools in the future, we are prepared to implement an instructional continuity plan, if necessary.

The safety, health, and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority.

For more information visit:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of infection remains low for the general public in Florida and across the United States. The elderly and anyone with underlining health issues are more likely to have a harder time with this virus. The Florida Department of Health will contact the school district in the event someone tests positive for the virus. Preventing the spread of germs for all respiratory diseases including Coronavirus is among the most powerful tools for staying healthy, according to the CDC.

We will continue with our regular communications, and as always you can check our district website (www.vcsedu.org), and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for up to date information.

Spring Break begins this Friday, March 13, for students, and continues through March 22.

Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

 

Sincerely,

 

On Our Way to an “A”, the Volusia Way!

 

Scott Fritz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
200 North Clara Avenue | Deland, FL 32720
386-734-7190, extension 20208
Fax: 386-734-2842
Email: rsfritz@volusia.k12.fl.us


Update 3/10/2020 - 1 p.m. | COVID-19 Update: Student Field Trips Involving Air Travel Suspended Immediately

All Central Florida school superintendents continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation. Following a call with the Florida Commissioner of Education this morning and based on his strong recommendations, all student field trips involving air travel will be suspended immediately through the end of the current school year. District and school staff members will work with parents and travel companies on appropriate cancellation arrangements.

While we have been advised by experts that the risk to young people remains low, we encourage everyone to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and to follow healthy habits. Hand washing with soap and water remains the best prevention.


Update 3/9/2020 - 8:30 a.m. | VCS Health and Safety Message

Volusia County Schools is focused on keeping your student safe, healthy, and learning. We are working closely with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and Volusia County Emergency Management to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The district is continuously monitoring the situation, coordinating with local and state agencies and ensuring we have the latest information to help keep our students and staff safe. Volusia County Schools continues to prepare and plan for all contingencies that could result from COVID-19 in the coming weeks.

Currently, there is one presumptive case of COVID-19 in Volusia County. The risk of infection remains low for the general public in Florida and across the United States. The elderly and anyone with underlining health issues are more likely to have a harder time with this virus. The DOH will contact the school district in the event someone tests positive for the virus.

Preventing the spread of germs for all respiratory diseases including coronavirus is among the most powerful tools for staying healthy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Following the CDC K-12 school guide, the district has intensified the daily cleaning and disinfecting of all our classrooms, schools and buses.

  • Classroom desks, chairs, door knobs and any touchable areas are being disinfected daily.
  • We are ensuring soap, paper towels and hand sanitizers are available in all facilities.
  • Principals and school nurses are reminding students how to prevent the spread of germs: wash your hands frequently, cough into a tissue or your elbow not your hand, don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth and stay home when you are sick.
  • Flyers from Florida Healthcare on good hygiene practices are posted in schools.
  • We have created a video with a doctor with our partner AdventHealth to share with students and staff.

Students who are sick are encouraged to stay home. While our general attendance policy remains in place, schools will address extended absences on a case by case basis. Families are encouraged to communicate with teachers to stay up to date on lessons as needed.

Athletic activities continue as usual. The district is disinfecting equipment more frequently.

As spring break approaches, we encourage families to be mindful of traveling to high risk areas as determined by the CDC. As of this writing, these areas include China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea. The CDC’s current travel advisory can be found at the link listed below. Families traveling to high-risk areas should notify their school by telephone immediately upon returning so that direction or guidance from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health can be implemented prior to the student’s return to school. Reentry should include precautionary measures, such as self-isolation for up to 14 days.

We ask parents, families and employees to remain calm, stay informed, continue using disease-prevention strategies and trust only reliable information sources including http://www.floridahealth.gov.

Volusia County Schools will remain diligent in following the latest data available and will communicate with parents as we receive new information. All district updates will be posted at https://www.vcsedu.org/urgent-information.

The safety, health, and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority.

For more information visit:


Update 3/6/2020 - 10 a.m.

Dr. Timothy Hendrix, Medical Director for our partner at AdventHealth Centra Care, details the best practices to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus.


Update 3/4/2020 - 4:06 p.m.

“Although Florida is currently considered low-risk for an outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Florida Health Department and the Department of Education asks any students, families and staff that have traveled to areas identified as high-risk to self-isolate for 14 days after returning from these locations. These locations which are considered a level two or three by the CDC are listed here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html. These include China, Italy, South Korea, and Japan at this time. If our families, students or staff members return from one of these locations and experience flu-like symptoms, it’s also recommended that you see a doctor and contact the health department.”


Update 3/4/2020 - 11:57 a.m.

Important Information about the Coronavirus

Volusia County Schools wants to share important resources regarding the Coronavirus and information regarding keeping children healthy.

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. It is being closely monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more about the coronavirus in this FACT SHEET.

Coronavirus Updates

  • Volusia County Public Schools remains committed to promoting the overall health and physical well-being of its students and staff. Over the past several weeks, we have been carefully monitoring media reports and heeding the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health regarding novel coronavirus COVID-19.
  • This is an emerging situation and VCS will continue to monitor and provide updates as they become available.

Update 2/27/2020 - For Immediate Release

Coronavirus Information

DeLand - The health and safety of our students and faculty is a top priority for the Volusia County School Board. With that in mind, the district has a plan in place, if the county experiences any cases of the Coronavirus. The district has been in contact with the Volusia County Health Department and the Volusia County Emergency Management regarding the Coronavirus. There are currently no reported cases of the Coronavirus in Florida.

As with any contagious illness, parents, students and staff are asked to stay home from work or school to avoid spreading infections, including influenza, to others in the community. Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or otherwise appear ill. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash hands frequently to lessen the spread of respiratory illness. People experiencing cough, fever and fatigue, possibly along with diarrhea and vomiting, should contact their physician.

For additional information, visit the Florida Department of Health’s website at http://www.floridahealth.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov.

We take the health of our students and faculty seriously and will follow all recommendations from the county and state. As updates happen, we will communicate through email and on the district website.

Media Contact

Frank FitzGerald, Community Information Specialist
Community Information Services
Volusia County Schools
386-734-7190 ext. 20234

Employee Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Paid Leave Entitlements

Generally, employers covered under the Act must provide employees:

  • Up to two weeks (80 hours, or a part-time employee’s two-week equivalent) of paid sick leave based on the higher of their regular rate of pay, or the applicable state or Federal minimum wage, paid at:
    • 100% for qualifying reasons #1-3 below, up to $511 daily and $5,110 total;
    • 2/3 for qualifying reasons #4 and 6 below, up to $200 daily and $2,000 total; and
    • Up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave paid at 2/3 for qualifying reason #5 below for up to $200 daily and $12,000 total.
  • A part-time employee is eligible for leave for the number of hours that the employee is normally scheduled to work over that period.

Eligible Employees

In general, employees of private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees, and certain public sector employers, are eligible for up to two weeks of fully or partially paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons (see below). Employees who have been employed for at least 30 days prior to their leave request may be eligible for up to an additional 10 weeks of partially paid expanded family and medical leave for reason #5 below.

Qualifying Reasons for Leave Related to COVID-19

An employee is entitled to take leave related to COVID-19 if the employee is unable to work, including unable to telework, because the employee:

  1. is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
  2. has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
  3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
  4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
  5. is caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons; or
  6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has the authority to investigate and enforce compliance with the FFCRA. Employers may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise discriminate against any employee who lawfully takes paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA, files a complaint, or institutes a proceeding under or related to this Act. Employers in violation of the provisions of the FFCRA will be subject to penalties and enforcement by WHD.

Technology Distribution

Note: A Spanish version of this text is below.


To support the at-home instructional plan, a limited number of iPads and laptops will be distributed from school sites for check out. Data collected from the Technology at Home Survey will guide the deployment of devices for schools. Technology will be distributed as follows:

  • Elementary (Grades K-5) students: March 25, 26 and 27 from 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Middle (Grades 6-8) and high (Grades 9-12) school students: April 6, 7 and 8 from 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

Middle (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12) Students

Laptops can be picked up from 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. on the day designated for your child's school.

Monday, April 6

  • Creekside Middle
  • DeLand High
  • DeLand Middle
  • Deltona High
  • Galaxy Middle
  • New Smyrna Beach High
  • Ormond Beach Middle
  • Spruce Creek High

Tuesday, April 7

  • Campbell Middle
  • David C. Hinson Sr. Middle
  • Deltona Middle
  • Mainland High
  • River Springs Middle
  • Seabreeze High
  • University High

Wednesday, April 8

  • Atlantic High
  • Heritage Middle
  • Holly Hill
  • New Smyrna Beach Middle
  • Pine Ridge High
  • Silver Sands Middle
  • Southwestern Middle
  • T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High

Elementary (Grades K-5) Students

Technology distribution for elementary schools took place March 25, 26 and 27. If you need to check out a device, please contact your child's school to check on device availability and, if a device is available, to schedule a date and time to pick it up.

You can find your child's school's phone number on the Schools page.


Distribución de Tecnología

Para apoyar el plan de instrucción en la casa, se distribuirá una cantidad limitada de iPads y computadoras (laptops) de las escuelas para los alumnos tomar prestado. La información colectada de la Encuesta sobre la Tecnología en Casa guiará la distribución de dispositivos de las escuelas. La tecnología será distribuida como sigue:

  • Alumnos de Primaria (Grados K-5): 25, 26 y 27 de Marzo de 7 a.m. a 10 a.m. y de 3 p.m. a 6 p.m.
  • Alumnos de Intermedia (Grados 6-8) y Secundaria (Superior) (Grados 9-12): 6, 7 y 8 de Abril de 7 a.m. a 10 a.m. y de 3 p.m. a 6 p.m.

Alumnos de Escuela Intermedia (Grados 6-8) y Secundaria (Superior) (Grados 9-12)

Pueden recoger las computadoras de 7 a.m. a 10 a.m. y de 3 p.m. a 6 p.m. en el día asignado para la escuela de su hijo(a).

Lunes, Abril 6

  • Creekside Middle
  • DeLand High
  • DeLand Middle
  • Deltona High
  • Galaxy Middle
  • New Smyrna Beach High
  • Ormond Beach Middle
  • Spruce Creek High

Martes, Abril 7

  • Campbell Middle
  • David C. Hinson Sr. Middle
  • Deltona Middle
  • Mainland High
  • River Springs Middle
  • Seabreeze High
  • University High

Miércoles, Abril 8

  • Atlantic High
  • Heritage Middle
  • Holly Hill
  • New Smyrna Beach Middle
  • Pine Ridge High
  • Silver Sands Middle
  • Southwestern Middle
  • T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High

Alumnos de Primaria (Grados K-5)

La distribución de la tecnología para las escuelas primarias se llevó a cabo el 25, 26, y 27 de marzo. Si usted necesita tomar prestado un dispositivo, favor de contactar a la escuela de su hijo(a) para ver si hay dispositivos disponibles y de ser así, programar una fecha y hora para recogerlo.

Puede encontrar el número de teléfono de la escuela de su hijo(a) en la página de Escuelas.

Food Distribution - Buses

Updated 4/9/2020


Update 4/9/2020 - 5 p.m.

Hello VCS Families and Staff,

We are happy to announce, School Way Cafe is now going to be able to hand out multiple days’ worth of meals at our food distribution sites at both schools and bus drop-off locations. This will limit the number of trips for students and families and limit exposure, while still providing the same number of meals for students per week.

This new distribution schedule will begin Monday, April 13th, 2020. Here is how it will work:

  • On Mondays, students will receive breakfast and lunch for MONDAY and TUESDAY.
  • On Wednesdays, students will receive breakfast and lunch for WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY.
  • On Fridays, (no change) students will receive breakfast and lunch for FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY.

The time of day and locations will stay the same (subject to change based on need).

Here are the lists of school and bus drop off sites:

Please stay safe and many thanks to all of you for your flexibility during these challenging and changing times.


VCS School Buses to Assist with Meal Delivery for Students

Dates: March 30 - May 1

Notes:

  • Food distribution at select school sites is continuing. For details, see the Food Distribution - Schools page.
  • Food distribution dates will be extended if schools remain shut down after May 1, 2020.

Volusia County Schools (VCS) Student Transportation Services will be assisting district staff with food delivery to centralized locations within the community.

  • Meal delivery will occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Meals will be handed out directly to families.
  • Students under the 18 years of age must be present.
  • Families are not permitted to board the bus.

As an extra fun measure, you may also witness our wonderful food delivery team exploring the neighborhood with music playing and horns honking.

If you need assistance locating a school bus, please contact Dispatch directly:

  • West Volusia Dispatch: (386) 734-7190 ext. 20851
    • If you live in DeBary, DeLand, DeLeon Springs, Deltona, Orange City, Osteen, Pierson, or Seville, call the west dispatcher.
  • East Volusia Dispatch: (386) 258-4677 ext. 50565
    • If you live in Daytona Beach, Edgewater, Holly Hill, Oak Hill, New Smyrna Beach, or Port Orange, call the east dispatcher.

The following bus stop locations and time frame are stated below:

Daytona Beach/Holly Hill Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
108 Hibiscus Dr., Daytona Beach (Bowling Alley) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 101FB 376S Link
460 Brentwood Dr., Daytona Beach (Intersection: Brentwood Dr. & Mason Park Dr.) 10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 101FB 376S Link
1197 Kennedy Rd., Daytona Beach (Twin Oak Apartments) 10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 101FB 376S Link
1102 Lakewood Dr., Daytona Beach (Intersection: Lakewood Park Dr. & Third St.) 11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. RT 101FB 376S Link
111 S. Peninsula Dr., Daytona Beach (Intersection: Peninsula Dr. S. & Harvey Ave.) 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 103FB 375S Link
1014 Halifax Ave. N., Daytona Beach (Our Lady of Lourdes) 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 103FB 375S Link
1288 8th St., Daytona Beach (Derby Plaza) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 104FB 353S Link
1340 Wright St., Daytona Beach (Hope Place) 10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 104FB 353S Link
1200 Ninth St., Daytona Beach (Northwood Village) 10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 104FB 353S Link
308 ML King Blvd., Daytona Beach (Behind John Dickerson Center) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 105FB 354S Link
693 Cedar Park Dr., Daytona Beach (Intersection: South St. & Cedar Park Dr.) 10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 105FB 354S Link
501 Jean St., Daytona Beach (Intersection: Jean St. & Loomis Ave.) 10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 105FB 354S Link
165 Bill France Blvd., Daytona Beach (Behind Volusia Mall) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 201FB 378S Link
Intersection: Jimmy Ann Dr., & Cedar Highlands Blvd., Daytona Beach 10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 201FB 378S Link
700 Heineman St., Daytona Beach (at the park) 10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 201FB 378S Link
Intersection: Keech St., & Pine Haven Dr., Daytona Beach 11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. RT 201FB 378S Link
Intersection: Keech St., & Oak St., Daytona Beach 12 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. RT 201FB 378S Link
1251 Beville Rd., Daytona Beach (Old Sams Club) 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 202FB 377S Link
2444 Old Kings Rd., Daytona Beach (Cape Morris Cove Apartments (back)) 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. RT 202FB 377S Link

DeBary Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
73 Pleasant Hill Dr., DeBary (Victorious Living Church) 10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. RT 602FB 370S Link
338 Colomba Rd., DeBary (Bill Keller Park) 10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. RT 602FB 370S Link
267 E. Highbanks Rd., DeBary (River City Church) 11 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. RT 602FB 370S Link

Deltona Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
3050 Riverhead Dr., Deltona (Dwight Hawkins Park) 11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. RT 501FB 364S Link
1 Essex Ave., Deltona (Playground on Essex Ave.) 11:55 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. RT 501FB 364S Link
2783 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona (Publix at Elkam Blvd. & Howland Blvd.) 12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. RT 501FB 364S Link
1382 Howland Blvd., Deltona (Save-A-Lot) 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. RT 502FB 363S Link
1751 Whipple Dr., Deltona (Tom Hoffman Park) 10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. RT 502FB 363S Link
1537 Norbert Ter., Deltona (Wes Crile Park) 10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. RT 502FB 363S Link
800 Fort Smith Blvd., Deltona (Dollar General) 11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. RT 502FB 363S Link
229 Fort Smith Blvd., Deltona (Fort Smith Boulevard Baptist Church) 11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. RT 502FB 363S Link
101 Howland Blvd., Deltona (Walmart Supercenter) 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. RT 502FB 363S Link
301 Courtland Blvd., Deltona (Deltona Skate Park) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 503FB 366S Link
1019 E. Gaucho Cir., Deltona (Lake Gleason Playground) 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. RT 504FB 358S Link
320 Stratford Commons Deltona (Dollar General) 10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. RT 504FB 358S Link
666 Elgrove Dr., Deltona (Vann Park) 10:50 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. RT 504FB 358S Link
960 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona (Deltona Christian Church) 11:20 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. RT 504FB 358S Link
1229A Providence Blvd., Deltona (Winn Dixie Plaza) 11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. RT 504FB 358S Link
2880 Howland Blvd., Deltona (Winn Dixie Plaza) 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. RT 505FB 361S Link
1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona (Dewey O. Booster Park) 10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 505FB 361S Link
1570 Overton St., Deltona (Manny Rodriquez Park) 10:55 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. RT 505FB 361S Link
1315 Briarwood Ave., Deltona (Campbell Park) 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. RT 505FB 361S Link
1700 Normandy Blvd. N., Deltona (Campbell Park) 10 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. RT 604FB 335S Link
2100 Saxon Blvd., Deltona (Publix Plaza) 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 604FB 335S Link
875 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona (Trinity Church) 11:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. RT 604FB 335S Link

DeLand Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
1699 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand (Walmart) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 401FB 350S Link
401 Fernwood Dr., DeLand (Mobile Home Park) 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 401FB 350S Link
2929 S.R. 11, DeLand (Intersection - S.R. 11 & Circle Dr.) 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 401FB 350S Link
761 E. Internetional Speedway Blvd., DeLand (DeLand YMCA) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 402FB 356S Link
230 N. Stone St., DeLand (Freedom Playground) 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 402FB 356S Link
813 Longview Ave., DeLand (Candlelight Oaks) 11 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 402FB 356S Link
922 Hunters Creek Rd., DeLand (Hunters Creek Apartments) 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. RT 402FB 356S Link
398 S. Garfield Ave., DeLand (Laurel Villas) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 403FB 369S Link
600 Harrison Pl., DeLand (Enclave Apartments) 10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 403FB 369S Link
750 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand (Earl Brown Park) 10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 403FB 369S Link
1295 S. Delaware Ave., DeLand (Delaware Ave. & New Hampshire Ave.) 11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. RT 403FB 369S Link
250 Lake Mamie Rd., DeLand (Intersection - Lake Mamie Rd. & Ash Ln.) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 404FB 365S Link
202 Lingering Ln., DeLand (Phoenix Estates Mobile Home Entrance) 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 404FB 365S Link
4481 Mills Rd., DeLeon Springs (Christian Church) 11 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 404FB 365S Link
Intersection: Audubon Ave. & Wheeler St., DeLeon Springs 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. RT 404FB 365S Link
1575 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand (Taylor Place Apartments) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 405FB 367S Link
101 E. New Hampshire Ave., DeLand (Applewood Apartments) 10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 405FB 367S Link
300 Miller Rd., DeLand (Ashton Place Apartments) 10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 405FB 367S Link
917 Country Club Park, DeLand (Country Club Apartments) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 407FB 374S Link
1914 Flamingo Rd., DeLand (Intersection - Sixth Ave. & Flamingo Ave.) 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. RT 407FB 374S Link
1500 3rd Ave., DeLand (Intersection - 3rd Ave. & Iris Ave.) 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. RT 407FB 374S Link

Edgewater/New Smyrna Beach/Oak Hill Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
6335 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange (Ashton Point Apartments) 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. RT 301FB 371S Link
248 N. Samsula Dr., New Smyrna Beach (Samsula Academy) 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 301FB 371S Link
1838 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater (Winn Dixie Plaza) 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. RT 302FB 372S Link
357 U.S. 1, Oak Hill (Oak Hill Flea Market) 10:40 a.m. - 11 a.m. RT 302FB 372S Link
226-238 Cummings St., Oak Hill (Nancy Cummings Childrens Park) 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 302FB 372S Link
192 E. Halifax Ave., Oak Hill (First Baptist Church of Oak Hill) 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. RT 302FB 372S Link
148 W. Turgot Ave., Edgewater (Southeast Volusia YMCA) 12:05 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. RT 302FB 372S Link
1835 Hwy. 44, New Smyrna Beach (Winn Dixie Parking Lot) 10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. RT 303FB 373S Link
2320 Eslinger Rd., New Smyrna Beach (Eldorado Estates) 10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. RT 303FB 373S Link
10101 Newport Sound Pl., New Smyrna Beach (Newport Sound Apartments) 10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. RT 303FB 373S Link
591 Third St., New Smyrna Beach (New Smyrna Beach Regional Library) 11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. RT 303FB 373S Link
2490 Sunset Dr., New Smyrna Beach (Rocco Park) 11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. RT 303FB 373S Link

Lake Helen Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
450 W. Ohio Ave., Lake Helen (Melissa Park) 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. RT 501FB 364S Link
600 Jackson St., Lake Helen (St. Paul Missionary Baptist) 10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. RT 501FB 364S Link
121 W. Delaware Ave., Lake Helen (United Methodist Church) 10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. RT 501FB 364S Link
626 E. Kicklighter Rd., Lake Helen (Central Fellowship Baptist Church) 11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. RT 501FB 364S Link

Orange City Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
261 S. Orange Ave., Orange City (Volusia County Baptist Church) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 601FB 359S Link
830 Saxon Trace Way, Orange City (Saxon Trace Apartments) 10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. RT 601FB 359S Link
911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City (Fancy Fruit) 11:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 601FB 359S Link
2401 E. Graves Ave., Orange City (Village Square Plaza) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 603FB 368S Link
342 N. Volusia Ave., Orange City (New Life Church) 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. RT 603FB 368S Link
207 E. Blue Springs Ave., Orange City (Mill Lake Park) 11 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. RT 603FB 368S Link

Ormond Beach Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
500 Sterthaus Dr., Ormond Beach (Ormond Beach YMCA) 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. RT 102FB 352S Link
176 Division Ave., Ormond Beach (Recreational Center) 10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. RT 102FB 352S Link
151 Domicilio Ave., Ormond Beach (Ormond Beach Middle School) 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. RT 102FB 352S Link
1450 Hand Ave., Ormond Beach (Tomoka Christian Church) 11:25 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. RT 102FB 352S Link
Intersection: Pine Dr. & Avenue C, Ormond Beach 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 102FB 352S Link
825 Grandview Ave. S., Ormond Beach (Lenox Playground) 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. RT 375S Link
Intersection: Old Kings Rd. & 13th St., Ormond Beach 11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. RT 353S Link

Osteen Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
195 State Rte. 415, Osteen (Osteen Diner) 10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. RT 503FB 366S Link
100 Dickson Ave., Osteen (United States Post Office) 11 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. RT 503FB 366S Link
534 Osteen Maytown Rd., Osteen (Macedonia Missionary Baptist) 11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. RT 503FB 366S Link

Pierson/Seville Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
100 New Hope Ave., Seville (New Hope Villa Apartments) 10:05 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. RT 406FB 355S Link
197 Lawrence St., Seville (Lawrence St. & Wilson St.) 10:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. RT 406FB 355S Link
Intersection: County Rd. 3 & Palmetto Ave., Pierson 11:05 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. RT 406FB 355S Link
403 Emporia Rd., Pierson (Emporia Baptist Church) 11:40 a.m. - 12 p.m. RT 406FB 355S Link

South Daytona/Port Orange Area

Bus Stop/Service Location Distribution Window Route # Bus # Where's The Bus? Link
980 Big Tree Rd., South Daytona (Blaine O'Neal Park) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 203FB 348S Link
1387 Richel Dr., Port Orange (Apartment Complex) 10:40 a.m. - 11 a.m. RT 203FB 348S Link
3826 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange (Old Food Lion Plaza) 11:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. RT 203FB 348S Link
4701 City Center Pkwy., Port Orange (Port Orange Family YMCA) 11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. RT 203FB 348S Link
4000 Nova Rd., Port Orange (Parkwood Community) 10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. RT 204FB 351S Link
13 N. Greenway Dr. Port Orange (Intersection - Greenway Dr. & Tropic Dr.) 10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. RT 204FB 351S Link
412 Leslie Dr., Port Orange (Spruce Creek Village) 10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. RT 204FB 351S Link
6040 Central Park Blvd., Port Orange (Spruce Creek Rd., park) 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. RT 204FB 351S Link
5420 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange (Dollar General Back Parking Lot) 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. RT 204FB 351S Link

What to Expect

Check out the videos below to see what to expect from online instruction.

Parents

Employees

Food Distribution - School Sites

Updated 4/9/2020


Update 4/9/2020 - 5 p.m.

Hello VCS Families and Staff,

We are happy to announce, School Way Cafe is now going to be able to hand out multiple days’ worth of meals at our food distribution sites at both schools and bus drop-off locations. This will limit the number of trips for students and families and limit exposure, while still providing the same number of meals for students per week.

This new distribution schedule will begin Monday, April 13th, 2020. Here is how it will work:

  • On Mondays, students will receive breakfast and lunch for MONDAY and TUESDAY.
  • On Wednesdays, students will receive breakfast and lunch for WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY.
  • On Fridays, (no change) students will receive breakfast and lunch for FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY.

The time of day and locations will stay the same (subject to change based on need).

Here are the lists of school and bus drop off sites:

Please stay safe and many thanks to all of you for your flexibility during these challenging and changing times.


VCS to Offer Free Meals for Students

Dates: March 23 - May 1

Notes:

  • Food distribution will be available at select locations via school bus delivery the week of March 30 to April 3. For more information, see the Food Distribution - Buses page.
  • Food distribution dates will be extended if schools remain shut down after May 1, 2020.
  • A Spanish version of this update is below the English version.

Volusia County Schools (VCS) will be providing FREE Breakfast and Lunch meals for its students during the extended school closure period from March 23 through May 1, 2020. Students must be present to receive meals. Meals will be available for pick-up between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the parent loop of each school site listed below.

District staff will distribute the meals directly to those in their vehicles (drive-thru service) upon arrival. In addition, district staff will hand out meals directly to any walkers and/or bike riders that may lack motor vehicle transportation. There will not be any public access to the school buildings during this time period. The following sites have been established as follows:

Daytona Beach Area Schools

  • Mainland High School - 1255 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Campbell Middle School - 625 South Keech Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Hinson Middle School - 1860 North Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32117
  • Champion Elementary School - 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124
    • Champion Elementary is no longer a food distribution site.
  • South Daytona Elementary School - 600 Elizabeth Place, South Daytona, FL 32119

DeBary Area School

  • DeBary Elementary - 88 West Highbanks Road, DeBary, FL 32713

DeLand Area Schools

  • Citrus Grove Elementary School - 729 Hazen Road, DeLand, Fl 32720
  • DeLand High School - 800 North Hill Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
  • Starke Elementary School - 730 South Parsons Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Southwestern Middle School - 605 West New Hampshire Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Freedom Elementary School - 1395 S. Blue Lake Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
  • Volusia Pines Elementary School - 500 Kicklighter Road, Lake Helen, FL 32744

Deltona Area Schools

  • Galaxy Middle School - 2400 Eustace Avenue, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Spirit Elementary School- 1500 Meadowlark Drive, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Pride Elementary School - 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona, FL 32738
  • Deltona Middle School - 250 Enterprise Road, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Osteen Elementary School - 500 Doyle Road, Osteen, FL 32764

Edgewater Area School

  • Indian River Elementary school - 650 Roberts Road, Edgewater, FL 32141

Holly Hill Area School

  • Holly Hill School - 1500 Center Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117

New Smyrna Beach Area School

  • Chisholm Elementary School - 557 Ronnoc Lane, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Orange City Area Schools

  • Orange City Elementary School - 555 East University Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
  • River Springs Middle School - 900 W. Ohio Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763

Ormond Beach Area Schools

  • Tomoka Elementary School - 999 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Osceola Elementary School - 100 Osceola Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Pierson/DeLeon Springs Area Schools

  • Taylor Middle/High School - 100 East Washington Avenue, Pierson, FL 32180
  • McInnis Elementary School - 5175 US Highway 17, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130

Port Orange Area Schools

  • Port Orange Elementary School - 402 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127
  • Spruce Creek Elementary School - 642 Taylor Road, Port Orange, FL 32127

Based on recommendations from our Federal and State leaders, we are asking all meals to be taken home to eat.


VCS Ofrece Comidas Gratuitas para Alumnos Durante la Semana de Marzo 23 a Mayo 1

Las Escuelas del Condado Volusia (VCS) proveerán desayuno y almuerzo GRATIS para sus alumnos (18 años y menores) durante el cierre escolar extendido desde el 23 de marzo hasta el 27 de marzo del 2020. Las comidas podrán ser recogidas entre las horas de 10:00 a.m. y 12:30 p.m. en el área donde los padres normalmente recogen a los alumnos (parent loop) en las escuelas que aparecen en la lista abajo.

Los alumnos necesitan estar presentes con su padre o tutor cuando vayan a recoger la comida. El personal del distrito repartirá la comida directamente a las personas en sus vehículos y a cualquiera que camina o en bicicleta que quizá no tenga transporte vehicular. No habrá acceso a las instalaciones escolares durante este periodo. Se han establecido los siguientes 26 lugares de distribución:

Escuelas en el área de Daytona Beach

  • Mainland High School - 1255 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Campbell Middle School - 625 South Keech Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Hinson Middle School - 1860 North Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32117
  • Champion Elementary School - 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124
    • La escuela Champion Elementary ya no es un sitio que distribuye comida.

  • South Daytona Elementary School - 600 Elizabeth Place, South Daytona, FL 32119

Escuela en el área de DeBary

  • DeBary Elementary - 88 West Highbanks Road, DeBary, FL 32713

Escuelas en el área de DeLand

  • Citrus Grove Elementary School - 729 Hazen Road, DeLand, Fl 32720
  • DeLand High School - 800 North Hill Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
  • Starke Elementary School - 730 South Parsons Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Southwestern Middle School - 605 West New Hampshire Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Freedom Elementary School - 1395 S. Blue Lake Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
  • Volusia Pines Elementary School - 500 Kicklighter Road, Lake Helen, FL 32744

Escuelas en el área de Deltona

  • Galaxy Middle School - 2400 Eustace Avenue, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Spirit Elementary School- 1500 Meadowlark Drive, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Pride Elementary School - 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona, FL 32738
  • Deltona Middle School - 250 Enterprise Road, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Osteen Elementary School - 500 Doyle Road, Osteen, FL 32764

Escuela en el área de Edgewater

  • Indian River Elementary school - 650 Roberts Road, Edgewater, FL 32141

Escuela en el área de Holly Hill

  • Holly Hill School - 1500 Center Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117

Escuela en el área de New Smyrna Beach

  • Chisholm Elementary School - 557 Ronnoc Lane, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Escuelas en el área de Orange City

  • Orange City Elementary School - 555 East University Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
  • River Springs Middle School - 900 W. Ohio Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763

Escuelas en el área de Ormond Beach

  • Tomoka Elementary School - 999 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Osceola Elementary School - 100 Osceola Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Escuelas en el área de Pierson/DeLeon Springs

  • Taylor Middle/High School - 100 East Washington Avenue, Pierson, FL 32180
  • McInnis Elementary School - 5175 US Highway 17, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130

Escuelas en el área de Port Orange

  • Port Orange Elementary School - 402 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127
  • Spruce Creek Elementary School - 642 Taylor Road, Port Orange, FL 32127

De acuerdo con las recomendaciones de nuestros líderes federales y estales, le pedimos que lleven todas las comidas para comer en sus casas.

At Home Instructional Learning

Note: A Spanish version of this text is below.


At-home instructional learning began on March 30 for all students (VPK through 12th grade) in all subjects (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Special Areas, and electives).

Digital Option

Your children can participate in virtual learning using your own technology and internet access or with devices you checked out from your child's school. More information about how to access the digital resources can be found on the following pages:

Technology Distribution

Information about technology distribution for elementary, middle and high school students, including dates and times, can be found on the Technology Distribution page.

Free Internet Access

Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.

To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.

Installation fees will be waived for new student households. In addition, Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across the area for public use. The Volusia County School Board is not affiliated with this program in any manner, nor does it endorse or assume any responsibility for any actions which may occur in connection with it.

Print Option

Paper packets are available for those who do not have internet access or technology at home. If your child needs a paper packet, please call their school to find out when you can pick it up.

You can find your child's school's phone number on the Schools page.


El Aprendizaje en Casa

El aprendizaje en casa empezó el 30 de marzo para todos los alumnos (VPK hasta el grado 12) en todas las materias (Inglés/Artes del Lenguaje, Matemáticas, Ciencias, Estudios Sociales, Áreas Especiales, y electivas).

Opción Digital

Sus hijos pueden participar en el aprendizaje virtual utilizando su propia tecnología y acceso a Internet, o pueden usar los dispositivos que tomaron prestados de su escuela. Pueden encontrar más información sobre cómo acceder a los recursos digitales en las siguientes páginas:

Distribución de Tecnología

Pueden encontrar la información sobre la distribución de la tecnología para alumnos de primaria, intermedia y secundaria, incluyendo las fechas y horas en la página de Distribución de Tecnología.

Acceso a Internet Gratis

La empresa de medios y telecomunicaciones, Charter Communications ofrecerá acceso de banda ancha y Wi-Fi Spectrum gratis durante 60 días a hogares con estudiantes de K-12 o estudiantes universitarios que actualmente no tienen una suscripción de banda ancha Spectrum en cualquier nivel de servicio hasta 100 Mbps.

Para inscribirse llame al 1-844-488-8395.

Los gastos de instalación no se aplicarán a los hogares de los estudiantes que son nuevos a este servicio. Además, Charter abrirá sus puntos de acceso Wi-Fi (hotspots) a través de nuestra zona para el uso público. La Junta Escolar del Condado Volusia no está asociada con este programa de ninguna manera, tampoco endosa o asume responsabilidad por cualquier acción que pueda ocurrir relacionada con él.

Opción Impresa

Paquetes de papel están disponibles para aquellos alumnos que no tienen acceso a Internet o la tecnología en casa. Si su hijo/a necesita un paquete impreso, llame a su escuela para saber cuándo puede ir a recogerlo.

Puede encontrar el número de teléfono de la escuela de su hijo/a en la página de Escuelas.

Q&A About COVID-19

We are working to post answers to questions we receive as quickly as possible. Please check this website frequently to ensure you have the latest and most up-to-date information.


Volusia County and its cities have worked together with health officials to provide a list of frequently asked questions about testing for COVID-19. This is an evolving situation so information being provided now may change. Check the following websites for more information:

Q: Where do I go if I want to be tested?

If you are sick and exhibiting symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), you should seek treatment with your primary care physician or urgent care. Physicians are stringently adhering to the testing criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine if a patient qualifies for a COVID-19 test. A doctor will likely test you for other illnesses, such as the flu, before ordering a COVID-19 test.

Please note: The public cannot go to a hospital, physician practice or urgent care and order their own COVID-19 test.

Q: Should I go to the ER if I think I need a COVID-19 test?

Unless you are experiencing severe respiratory distress, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, you should not go to an ER for a COVID-19 test. Physicians can take a collection sample from those patients who meet the testing criteria as set by CDC. The emergency department should be used only by those having a medical emergency, such as chest pain or shortness of breath.

Q: What should I do if I think I might have COVID-19?

If you have travelled internationally or been on a cruise, you should self-quarantine for 14 days immediately upon returning from your travels, even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms. If you develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath during those 14 days, contact your physician and disclose your travel history. Your physician will advise you of next steps. If you are experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath, go to the ER.

Q: Can I get a coronavirus test at the hospital if I am not sick?

No. If you’re not sick, it’s unlikely that you have COVID-19. Currently all tests are designated for those who are exhibiting symptoms and meet the testing criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Q: I have a fever and cough. Will I be automatically tested for COVID-19?

No. Fever and cough are common symptoms for other illnesses, including the flu. Physicians will evaluate your symptoms, travel history, potential for exposure and other factors and determine if a test is appropriate. They will also test you for other viruses, including the flu.

Q: How can I be tested?

A physician must order a COVID-19 test, and will only order a test if the patient meets the testing criteria as defined by the CDC.

Q: Where can I be tested?

A physician must order a COVID-19 test. If a doctor deems it appropriate to test you for COVID-19, the sample would be collected in the physician’s office. The test itself is conducted through a lab. (This lab is not the same as the consumer-facing labs where patients go for outpatient bloodwork.)

Q: Are the results instantaneous?

No. Unlike a flu test, which can be administered on-site with quick results, the COVID-19 test takes up to seven days from the time of collection sample to results being shared with the patient. During that time, patients will be instructed to follow CDC guidelines and isolate themselves.

Q: When would I get results from a test?

Up to seven days after administration of the test.

Q: Do doctors and hospitals share results with the Florida Department of Health?

Yes. They are required by law share positive COVID-19 test results with the Florida Department of Health.

Q: Is drive-through testing available in Volusia County?

Currently, there are no plans for drive-through testing in Volusia County, but if drive-through sites become available they will be announced.

Q&A for Employees

We are working to post answers to questions we receive as quickly as possible. Please check this website frequently to ensure you have the latest and most up-to-date information.


Announcements

Student Loan and IRS Garnishments Suspended

3/26/2020 - 8:34 p.m.: In order to assist in these difficult times, a federal order has been issued to suspend student loan and IRS garnishments from your paychecks. The suspension periods are:

  • Student loan garnishments are suspended for 60 days.
  • IRS garnishments are suspended through July 15, 2020.

Both suspension periods begin with the March 31, 2020 paycheck.


General Questions

Q: Which training do special area teachers take? Elementary K-5 or Elective/CTE?

All teachers will take same training on Thursday and Friday. We hope they will collaborate with each other virtually.

Q: Will office hours be assigned or can teachers determine their own hours?

Teachers can determine their own hours. We would like to teachers to be available for students at least three hours per day.

Q: If teachers at the elementary level are team teaching, how will they facilitate lessons?

It will be up to the teachers. Principals are giving teachers flexibility to work together.

Q: If a long-term sub is covering a class, who will facilitate the learning for those students?

The substitute will provide the instruction; the district is paying long-term subs.


ERPLs, PLCs, Technology and Master Schedules

Q: Are ERPLs excused for the remainder of the year?

Yes.

Q: My understanding is that we are still allowed to do weekly ePLCs. This should come the building-level principal, correct? Thus, the need for some type of schedule so we can ePLC consistently?

All admin and teachers will be trained to use Microsoft Teams. You can ePLC through this platform.

Q: Will ePLCs be implemented in Microsoft Teams by grade level or created by someone in the technology department?

All instructional personnel will be trained in Microsoft Teams this week so teachers should be setting these up.

Q: Other than their computers, what will teachers need to pick up from their classroom?

Any resource material they may need for their content area. Examples include teacher manuals (online as well), class rosters, and student accommodations (ESE, 504, ELL) to ensure needs are met in a virtual format.

Q: Are we allowed to set up a master schedule for the ELA/Math/Science/Social Studies block to support the ICP for consistency? My take is teachers are supposed to work from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. daily. Does there need to be a set schedule of their instructional time for us to support and conduct necessary evaluations?

Work with your teachers on your site to determine a schedule. Check in frequently with your teachers virtually. Teachers do not have a set work schedule.


Grades

Q: Is there a specific plan in place for grading ICP packets. If not can we devise a school-based plan? Are teachers taking attendance or grades?

We are still working on how to grade the student work. Please allow us to review and let you know.

Relating to Students

Q: How do we handle new student enrollments?

You may continue to enroll new students. You may make appointments with parents to ensure numbers in the office are not exceeded.

Q: Currently, if a student is enrolled in a Volusia Online Learning course or a campus online lab, all tests are required to be proctored on site by a lab teacher. Will schools receive revised procedures?

Yes, Melanie Kestory will send something out.

Q: If households have three students and each student’s daily activities 180 to 240 instructional minutes, how will they all access the content each day with one device or limited broadband connectivity, or no parents at home to support them during the day with signing on and attending to the tasks?

Students can work in shifts and/or utilize the paper packets that are available.

Q: We would like to do a drive through book checkout. My media specialist has created an online form and parents or students can request books and we will put them in bags and hand them to them when they drive up. We can do it one day a week. Are we allowed to do this?

No, digital only due to possible contamination issues. Christine Cyrier is working with media specialists on this.


Questions Regarding Specific Job Roles

Q: Where are the “one post per day” messages from Counselors, TOAs, Media Specialists going to be posted? Is it on Canvas (These folks are not used to this site so just wanted to clarify) or is it to our school social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) or our school website or all of the above?

This is a school-based decision.

Q: How will special area teachers function in this new capacity? Should they be assigned to grade levels to help support teachers?

We will create shells for special area teachers in Canvas and they will be trained on how to upload lessons, documentation, course work, etc.

Q: What do the secondary reading teachers do?

Reading teachers are considered intervention. Teachers should be working with the ELA teachers and supporting their students virtually through office hours, etc.

Q: I did not see any mention of Title I intervention teachers as far as what they are supposed to be doing. Will they be following the SF/ESOL daily work of connecting with general education teachers and students to deliver their support?

This is a school-based decision. Would work with your intervention teachers to find out how they best can be used.

Q: What are we going to do about gifted EPs and how will teachers access pink folders when they are not onsite? Is that something that they can check out? Especially since our EPs and IEPs are not up to date online…

Cindy Garber is working on a plan for gifted and will be emailed to you. Pinks may not be checked out. Teachers may make copies of pages they need when they pick up their resources.

Q: I have a vacancy in my Spanish class. Will Spanish be offered on Canvas?

We do not have Spanish on Edgenuity; This falls in line with other elective courses. If you have a long-term substitute, they need to attend training this week and can contact Grace Kellermeier for support.

Q: I know that details are still being worked out on many things, including AP/IB/AICE, but if I have AP/AICE teachers who wish to supplement their online instruction with take-home items such as practice exams, etc. that they usually would give this time of year, are they able to do that?

Yes, remember the accelerated courses are teacher created.


Field Trips

Q: Should we cancel our May field trips as well?

Yes.

Q: Should we cancel our end of the year field trips if we can secure refunds now instead of waiting to see if we physically come back to school?

Yes.


Miscellaneous

Q: Is the Copy Center still operating? Can teachers send materials there electronically to be copied for pickup at the school site?

No. We are strongly encouraging teachers to utilize the provided materials.

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We are working to post answers to questions we receive as quickly as possible. Please check this website frequently to ensure you have the latest and most up-to-date information.


Note: Please check one of the following pages before sending us your question:

We understand this is a difficult time and that you may have questions about how your child will continue to receive their education or, if you are a district employee, how you will continue to work. Please use this form to send questions to Volusia County Schools. We will post some of the questions and their answers on the Q&A for Parents or Q&A for Employees pages as quickly as possible.

Please note that in some cases we will contact you directly to answer your question. We ask that you provide your email address in the "Your Email Address" field so we can send an answer directly to you.

Please continue to check this website as the content will change frequently.

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Q&A for Parents

We are working to post answers to questions we receive as quickly as possible. Please check this website frequently to ensure you have the latest and most up-to-date information.

Last Updated 4/6/2020

To make this page easier to navigate, it has been divided into the following sections. Click a section's name to be taken to that section:


General Questions

Q: Who should I contact to update my address in case they send out packets for the students?

Please contact the registrar at your child's school.

Q: Can high school students get books or other belongings from their lockers? If so, how?

Yes. However, we are limiting visitors to four two (updated 3/30/2020) at a time. You may have to wait for someone to exit before being allowed to enter the school.

Q: Are schools going to be closed after May 1?

Further closures are to be determined.


Instruction

Q: When and where can I pick up paper packets or check out technology for my student(s)?

Paper packet and technology pickups are scheduled as follows:

  • Elementary school students can pick up paper packets or check out technology March 25, 26 or 27 from 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Check the list for your school’s specified day. A complete list of dates and times is available on the At Home Instructional Learning page.
  • Middle and high school students can pick up paper packets March 26 and 27. Times for this are being handled on a school-by-school basis. Technology can be checked out April 6-9. Schools will reach out to parents to share times.

Q: When should students begin at home instructional learning?

All students should begin at home learning on March 30 whether it’s online or with a paper packet.

Q: Where can I find information and get assistance with resources for specialized programs (ESE, ESOL, etc.)?

Information about digital resources for students in specialized programs is available on the following pages of the Instructional Continuity Plan:

  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE): pages 5-7, 17-19 and 27
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English Language Learners (ELL): page 20

Q: What if topics are confusing and parents/children need further direction?

Each teacher will hold office hours via phone and/or virtual platform. If you need further direction, please contact your child's teacher during their office hours.

Q: How do packets get submitted?

Please keep your packet until a resolution is reached for submissions.

Q: What is being done for VPK students?

The Instructional Continuity Plan covers VPK students on page 21 (VPK/ESE PK Training Plan).

Q: What does virtual learning look like for elementary students?

Lessons are self-paced either online or with paper packets. For more detailed information, please refer to page 9 of the Instructional Continuity Plan.

Q: Does this mean kids have to have access to the internet from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily for live instruction or will the lessons be recorded to be watched when space/time/internet is available to them?

Lessons are self-paced either online or with paper packets. For more detailed information, please refer to page 9 of the Instructional Continuity Plan.

Q: Why do virtual when there's no grades for the remainder of the year?

Students will receive grades. Individual schools and the school district will not be receiving a grade this year.

Q: Do we have to enroll in Florida Virtual School?

No, it is not necessary to enroll in Florida Virtual School. Volusia County Schools has an Instructional Continuity Plan in place.

Q: Will my children have to log in at certain times or will materials have to be completed each day?

Lessons are self-paced either online or with paper packets. For more detailed information, please refer to the Instructional Continuity Plan.

Q: I had an Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting scheduled this week. Will it be rescheduled?

IEP Meetings for the week of March 23-27 will be rescheduled. Meetings scheduled after March 27 will be held virtually and/or conference call through Microsoft Teams. District employees are working to restructure the meetings on March 26 and 27.

Q: Is there a way I can print the paper packet at home?

We cannot post the paper packet to this website due to copyright concerns. However, it is available for you to print at home as follows:

  • Elementary (grades VPK-5) students: The packet is available on Canvas. If you can't find it, please contact your child's school.
  • Middle and high school (grades 6-12): Contact your child's school or your child's teacher.

Technology

Q: I just downloaded and signed in to Microsoft Office. It says my limit of 10 devices has been reached. How do I fix this?

If after downloading and installing Microsoft Office on your device from your child's Microsoft Office 365 account, you receive a message that the limit of 10 has been reached, your student has logged in to several school devices. Go to My Account > Apps & Devices, and expand Devices under Office. Click the "Sign out" link next to the other devices. Microsoft Office should then work on your device.

Q: How can I get internet access?

Charter Communications is offering FREE Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. In addition, Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across the area for public use. The Volusia County School Board is not affiliated with this program in any manner, nor does it endorse or assume any responsibility for any actions which may occur in connection with it.

Q: I have several children and only one device. How can they all access their materials? Should I pick up paper packets for them?

They can use any device that works for them (please note: Android and Kindle tablets will not work with the iReady platform), or you can get paper packets from your child's school. The curriculum is mostly self-paced, so there are no "regular" hours, only suggestions on how much time should be spent. Teachers are being trained on the technology to support their students and will have office hours via phone and/or virtual platforms. More information can be found in the Instructional Continuity Plan.

Q: What if the online learning site goes down?

We are monitoring digital resources in partnership with our vendors. In the event any online resource becomes unavailable we will work closely with our vendors to restore services as quickly as possible.

Q: How do I access VPortal?

On a desktop computer or laptop, VPortal can be accessed using any modern web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11) by going to https://launchpad.classlink.com/volusia.

On mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, it can be accessed through one of the following apps, depending on your device's operating system:

If you need help logging on to or using VPortal, please call the Virtual Online Instructional Support Hotline at 386-626-0070. The hotline is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information about the specific resources included in the digital curriculum, refer to the Instructional Continuity Plan.

Q: How do I get technical support for VPortal?

If you need technical support for VPortal, call 386-734-7190 ext. 25000.

Q: What do I do if the courses Edgenuity shows me as being enrolled in aren't the course I'm actually taking?

Students should log in to their courses on Monday, March 30. Changes are still being made to the Edgenuity data, and student course accounts are being updated as well.

Q: Is an iPad or other kind of tablet sufficient for home schooling or do we need a computer or laptop?

Electronic devices may be used, or paper packets may be picked up at your child's school. Schools will have a limited number of iPads to check out for elementary students and laptops for middle and high students. Please see dates and times for check out on the At Home Instructional Learning page


Food Distribution

Please see the Food Distribution - Buses or pages for details about breakfast and lunch meals for students during the extended closure.

Q: Why is Westside elementary not on the list of food pick up locations? Where are the food pick up times and distributions places?

Twenty-eight schools are distributing food, which can be picked up for VCS students from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parent loop. Students must be present to receive meals. Please see the Food Distribution - Buses or pages for details.


Field Trips and Events

Q: Are events after May 1 (prom, graduation, grad bash, etc.) cancelled?

We are still awaiting guidance on how to handle special events like prom and graduations until after May 1.


Extended Day

Q: Before spring break we had to pay for the week of the 23rd for EDEP (extended day). Will that money be refunded if the kids do not return back this year?

Tuition credits will be issued to all EDEP/Before the Bell student accounts for the week of March 23, 2020. Account billing will not resume until school is back in session.

If we do not return to school during this school year, you can reach out to your school's facilitator for refunds of any credit balances that remain on the account.