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BLUE LAKE ELEMENTARY
282 N. Blue Lake Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 822-4070
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    ​​Kindergarten Registration Letter

    Attention all incoming kindergarten parents, here is a letter with important information about registering your kindergarten student for the 2018-2019 school year. 

    kinder letter.pdf

    Policy for Students without money for meals at Blue Lake Elementary


    I. Purpose
    The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with federal reporting requirements for the USDA Child Nutrition Program, and to provide oversight and accountability for the collection of outstanding student meal balances.

    The intent of this policy is to establish uniform meal account procedures throughout Blue Lake Elementary. The provisions of this policy pertain to full pay and reduced-priced school lunch meals only. While the USDA Child Nutrition Program does not require that a full pay student or reduced-priced student be served a meal without payment, Blue Lake Elementary has established this policy as a courtesy to students without lunch money. 

    NOTE: This policy is school administration-based and may vary between schools.

    II. Policy
    A student will be allowed to charge a maximum of      5     meals to their account at their normal meal price. Once a student has charged      5     meals, he/she will be offered an alternate meal of a cheese sandwich and a juice at $.40, (substitutions will be made for documented food allergies), which will also be charged to the student’s meal account.  

    Parents/Guardians are responsible for meal payment to School Way Café. Notices of deficit balances will be sent to parents/guardians at regular intervals during the school year.

    Students/Parents/Guardians may pay for meals in advance via cash or with a check payable to     Blue Lake Elementary   or you can pay www.myschoolbucks.com​. Please note this service does have a minimal fee. Funds should be maintained in accounts to minimize the possibility that a child may be without meal money on any given day. Any remaining funds for a student at the end of the school year will be carried over to the next school year.

    School Way Café uses computerized point of sale/cash register systems that maintain records of all monies deposited and spent for each student and said records are available by setting up an account at www.myschoolbucks.com.

    No ​a la carte charges or purchased items are permitted for students with a negative balance.

    If a student is without meal money on a consistent basis, the administration will investigate the situation more closely and take further action as needed. If financial hardship exists, parents and families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits for their child by visiting:  http://myvolusiaschools.org/schoolwaycafe/Pages/Free-and-Reduced-Meal-Applications.aspx​ to apply for meal benefits.

    Currently, breakfast is complimentary to all students enrolled in Volusia County Schools; however, this service may be discontinued at any time.

    Online School Payments

    The Online School Payments portal is provided to parents to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services. ​Read more...​​​

    Information for Full-time Virtual Instruction Enrollment for 2014-15 School Year

    Families interested in full-time virtual instruction for the 2014-15 school year should visit www.volusiaonlinelearning.com. See the attached letter for full details on enrollment dates and options for students.
     
     

    Extended Day Enrichment Program - EDEP

    The EDEP offers fee-based after school programs at over 36 elementary schools in Volusia County.  Program hours are immediately after school ends until 5:45 p.m.
     
    The EDEP provides a safe environment for elementary school students to develop friendships and explore new hobbies and interests.  More than 3,500 students participate in offerings such as homework monitoring, music, arts & crafts, computer skills, recreational activities and field trips.  Check out information on before, after school and summer programs.

    VPK Registration

    To obtain a certificate of eligibility, immediately contact the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties 386-323-2400 or www.elcfv.org.  Families should complete the registration at their zoned school.  

    Resources for Families Without Home Phones

    You may have seen the commercial on TV about www.Safelinkwireless.com.   This program is for households with less than $26,000 in annual household income and/or receiving food stamps.  The program is sponsored by TRAC PHON and if qualified you will receive a free phone and  minutes for a year or more.  Families must re-apply every year for the program.  The families will receive 60 minutes a month or more and the phone needs to be ON for the first three days of the month to automatically receive the minutes each additional month.

    They can also buy additional minutes through a TRAC PHON provider if needed, but for those who need a phone for emergency use this will help.  If they don’t have internet access they can call to apply at 1-800-977-3678.  The phone arrives in about three business days.  For more information, call or check out the website:

    https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/Home.aspx 

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    Student Safety

    Your child's safety is a priority. Procedures are in place and have been practiced so all will be prepared, if any emergencies occur. If an event, such as a fire, bomb threat, or hazardous material spill necessitates campus evacuation, law enforcement will block all of the streets leading to our school. School buses will transport our children, faculty, and staff to Freedom Elementary School on South Blue Lake Avenue.

     You will be able to check your child out of school from the office at Freedom Elementary. If you have any specific questions about our emergency procedures, contact Mrs. Virginia Freeman, Assistant Principal,  at 822-4070, extension 21908.

     
     

    School Safety Resources for Parents and Teachers

    The Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools provides many online resources about Safe Schools initiatives related to bullying, cyber-safety, and other important issues. Please take time to visit http://www.fldoe.org/safeschools/  to get more details.  If you are interested in learning more about the “Safe Streets” initiative to reduce gang activity and access valuable online resources on this and other safety-related topics, visit the Attorney General’s Web site at http://myfloridalegal.com/