400 Sixth StreetNew Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168Phone: (386) 424-2600Fax: (386) 424-2575
Principal: Kelly Lewis
Assistant Principal: Corey McCormack
VCS students will receive FREE Breakfast and Lunch from 9/9/2020-12/18/2020! However, after 12/18/2020 students will be charged normally, so we ask parents to complete the Lunch Application for free and reduced lunch! This application also supports other programs and funding so we encourage ALL parents to complete! Thank you Rockets!
Click the following link to see the application: https://www.vcsedu.org/schoolwaycafe/free-and-reduced-meal-applications
In working towards creating a safe campus, staff and students participate in a number of safety drills over the course of the school year. We have already begun practicing what to do in an
emergency. Safety is a priority on our campus. In the unlikely event that our campus must be evacuated in the interest of safety, parents and guardians will be notified immediately. Our primary evacuation site is New Smyrna Beach Middle School. We are very proud of our students for remaining calm and following directions as we practice what to do in different situations.
Elementary will be 7:50 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.,
Middle will be 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.,
High School will be 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Read-Pattillo is a GOLD level certified Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) winner!
HUSSC is a certification initiative to recognize schools providing a healthy school environment and award them (bronze, silver, gold), national and state recognition, banners and plaques for display. Your school has been recognized and certified from the Florida Department of Agriculture for its outstanding efforts to promote healthy eating habits, Smarter Lunchrooms, and Smart Snacks.
School Way Café partnered with Florida Department of Health and the University of Florida Family Nutrition Program to complete the assessments necessary to apply for the certification. Stay tuned for more info on the Award ceremony!
We believe all young people deserve a chance to live healthier lives. But today in the United States, not all kids have the same opportunity for a healthy future.
In fact, nearly 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems. Nearly 25 percent of children (ages 2-8) have a chronic health condition, including asthma, and only 1 out of 3 is physically active each day.
We know that a child’s health, both physical and emotional, influences his or her ability to succeed. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that the places children learn, live, and play provide and promote good health.
One of the exciting new things we’re doing this year at R.P.E. is implementing a school-wide P.B.I.S. system. This is a system put into place to guide students towards making the right choices during their time here at Read-Pattillo. It is a researched-based program implemented with the goal of rewarding good behavior and providing support, guidance, and interventions to at-risk students to empower them with the tools they need to make better choices in the future. This will allow Read-Pattillo to become a safer, more positive environment for our students to learn, grow, and thrive! To read more about our behavioral interventions and procedures please click here...
Is it possible for you to add the following under our parent tab on the school website? We have to have this information available somewhere for our parents to be in compliance for our safety and security audit! Thank you!
Bullying is considered a big problem and stopping bullies is extremely important in order to keep our kids safe at school, at home, and in the neighborhood. Parents, if you see any signs, talk to your child. Start with a general question: "Is anything bothering you?" Then get more specific. Stay calm and listen. Get as much information as you can. Stress that no one deserves to be bullied. Talk about how to avoid being an "easy target" for a bully. Demonstrate how body language tells a lot about a person. Posture, eye contact, and manner can say, "I'm strong and confident." You can also reinforce the social skills your child needs to make friends. Children who have friends and are confident are less likely to be bullied or to become bullies themselves. When you see your child treating others with kindness, praise him or her so that you reinforce that kind of behavior. Help your child understand how to avoid bullies or defuse situations if bullies can't be avoided. Stress that there may be times when the best thing to do is turn and walk, or run away and tell an adult.
A bully is someone who takes advantage of someone else. Their goal is to achieve control over the victim. Sometimes a bully even wants to control a whole group of people. A child may become a bully to cover his or her weaknesses. Bullying can also be the result of having poor role models. If a child's parents bully him or her - or each other- the child thinks such behavior is normal.
For more information please click on the link "Parent Guide to Bullying".
For more information on our safety and security procedures please click here...
Please see your child’s teacher to make arrangements in advance if you would like to provide a treat.
When providing snacks, we request that they meet the USDA Smart Snack Policy. They should be nutritious and prepackaged unless they are fresh fruit. Items containing peanuts or other food that trigger allergies are not permitted in classrooms where peanut/food allergies exist. We value the health and wellness of our children and staff. A “snack” is a commercially pre-packaged, non-potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food item. Food prepared in a private home shall not be used, sold or offered. [Ref. 64E-11.003(9)] Only pre-packaged foods and drinks that require no refrigeration for safe consumption are distributed to our students in the classroom.
We value our instructional time with students. The time allocated for parties is limited. Celebrations will be held after lunch on the picnic table or in the student’s classroom. Invitations to private parties should not be distributed at school or on the bus. Siblings are unable to attend, as this presents a liability for the school. Siblings/friends should not be taken from their classroom as this is a disruption in their academic learning. Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding.
Every student at Read-Pattillo has a VPortal account. In addition, they have their very own email address that can be accessed through Office386 (a resource available through VPortal! VPortal contains MANY important and useful resources and can be a ONE STOP shop for all things digital in Volusia County Schools. Students are able to add resources and personalize their VPortal experience. When students log into a computer at school or VPortal at home, they need their personal log in credentials.
Locate VPortal by going to VCS website and clicking the VPortal link at the very top of the page.
*Their username is their email in the following format: email@example.com
*Every student’s alpha ID is different. If you do not know your child’s alpha ID, please contact his/her teacher.
Their password is their birthday following this format: MMDDYYYY two digits for Month, two digits for Day, and four digits for Year
Together we CAN increase attendance in our schools!!!! Everybody matters, Everyday!!! Please see below for more information on how important attendance is.
Everybody Matters Attendance
Thank you to all our Volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Volusia County School Board Volunteer at your child's school, please take a few minutes to complete the Volunteer Application!
School Improvement Plan
Five Star School Award: 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006
The Florida Department of Education's highest award given for exemplary community involvement in the areas of:
Healthier US School Challenge Silver Award: 2013-2014
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognizes excellence in nutrition and physical activity.
This link will direct parents to the ParentPortal. Parents should use their assigned user id and password.
If you are under 16 years old, you must wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet that meets national standards. This also applies to child passengers riding in a trailer or semitrailer attached to the bicycle.
You risk a fine of $15 if you do not wear a helmet while riding a bicycle in Florida.
It is the responsibility of the supervising adult to ensure that any child under 7 years old is seated in a federally-approved child car seat. Failure to do so could result in a $60 fine and 3 points against your driver’s license. For more information about Car Seat Laws and Regulations see below
Car Seat Safety Regulations
The intent of the third-grade progression statute is to ensure that students have the necessary reading skills to be successful in grade 4 and beyond, where the rigors of reading in the content areas increase. According to section 1008.25(5), Florida Statutes (F.S.), to be promoted to fourth grade, a third-grade
student must score a Level 2 or above on the statewide Florida Standards Assessment - English Language Arts (FSA-ELA). The following plan describes several ways for students who do not meet this standard initially to be promoted to fourth grade. Read more below...
English 3rd Grade Progression Parent Letter
Spanish 3rd Grade Progression Parent Letter
School health services are a public service provided to students in Pre-K through 12th grade. These services are considered to be both preventative, as well as treatment directed. School nurses and health aides address a constant flow of students entering the clinic with an assortment of health issues.
During and following an emergency situation, school and district officials must act quickly and follow established emergency protocols to safeguard students and staff, secure schools, and communicate accurate information in a timely manner. Parents can assist greatly by helping with preparation before the emergency.
School Emergency Guide for Parents
Please call 386-424-2600 for registration information.
Please review the attached file for information on parent pick up/drop off loop procedures.
Procedure for Directory
Notice For Release of Student Directory Information
News Media Release
Our school and district are committed to student safety. Please do your part to keep our students safe and to watch out for pedestrians and bicycles. Children may be walking or riding bikes to and from school or their assigned bus stop between the hours of 6 AM – 9 AM and 1 PM – 5PM. The speed limits should be followed. Please urge your friends and neighbors to use caution when driving before and after school.
It is also important that our Read-Pattillo parents drive slowly though the parent loop in the front of the school. Unless parking in the visitor spaces, parents should not be using the bus loop on east side of campus. Please note the following:
Florida KidCare is our state's free or low cost health insurance program that provides comprehensive health coverage for children under 19 years old. Getting health coverage for your children before they become sick is very important. Children need regular check-ups so they can grow strong and healthy. Healthy children do their best at school and play. For more information click here...
The district’s rule regarding cell phone usage on our school campus has changed. Students are still permitted to carry cell phones, however, they may not be used on the school campus and must remain turned off and out of view.
From the intersection of US 92 (ISB) and Nova Road, proceed east on ISB to US 1 (Ridgewood Ave.). Proceed south on US 1 through New Smyrna Beach until you reach Sixth St. Turn left, the school is on the corner of US 1 and Sixth.
Academic Intervention and Tutoring
Code of Student Conduct & Discipline
Dress Code Policy
Virtual Instruction Policy
Free and Reduced Lunch