Register Now for Summer VPK
The School District of Volusia County will provide a free Voluntary Prekindergarten Program this summer. Families of incoming kindergartners who have not taken advantage of the state’s free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program should consider enrolling their child in this summer’s program. Studies have shown that students who attend VPK generally do significantly better in kindergarten than students who did not participate in VPK.
The program will operate 4-days per week, generally Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, June 16, to Thursday, August 7. School hours are scheduled for 7:37 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Although breakfast and lunch are served free to all children, transportation is not provided.
Parents should call their child’s home zoned school for an appointment to register. The following sites may be selected during registration: Champion Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Edgewater Public, Horizon Elementary, McInnis Elementary, Pride Elementary (newly added site) or Starke Elementary.
To participate, a child must be 5 years-old on or before September 1, 2014; be a resident of Volusia County; and have a current, valid summer 2013-2014 Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties – (386) 323-2400, (386) 736-5010 or www.elcfv.org For more information, call (386) 734-7190, 255-6475, 427-5223 or 860-3322, extension 33214 or 33210, or visit the school district’s website at http://myvolusiaschools.org
Variance Applications Accepted Through June 1
Volusia County Schools’ variance applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. The deadline for application submittal is June 1. Early application is encouraged, but does not guarantee approval. Check the Volusia County Schools website for variance guidelines. For more information contact the student assignment office at 386-734-7190, ext. 50709.