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READ-PATTILLO ELEMENTARY
400 Sixth Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
(386) 424-2600
    Parents

    ​​​​​​Read-Pattillo Elementary School

    400 Sixth Street
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
    Phone: (386) 424-2600Fax: (386) 424-2575

    Principal: Kelly Lewis

    Assistant Principal: Corey McCormack 

    ​Lunch Applications

    VCS students will receive FREE Brea​kfast 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


    ​Safety Drills 

    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.​​



    School Start Times 


    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.

    P.B.I.S (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports)

    Do the CRIMP

    • C– Citizenship
    • R– Respectful
    • I– Inclusive
    • M– Mindset
    • P– Persistent

    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!

     

    Bully Proofing!

    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".​


    Safety & Security Procedures

    For more information on our safety and security procedures please click here...

    School Advisory Council (SAC)

    ​Celebrations / Parties / Snacks

    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.

    Nutrition Requirements

    • Calorie limits: ≤ 200 calories
    • Sodium limits: ≤ 230mg
    • Fat limits: Total fat: ≤ 35% of calories; Saturated fat: < 10% of calories
    • Trans fat: zero grams
    • Sugar limit: ≤ 35% of weight from total sugars in food

    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.

    VPortal Information

    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: 1alpha@vcs2go.net

    *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

    Everybody, Everyday! Attendance Matters

    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

    We Love Our Volunteers!

    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

    School Improvement Plan

    State FCAT/FSA Ranking

    • State Ranking 2016-2017: B
    • State Ranking 2015-2016: C
    • State Ranking 2014-2015: A
    • State Ranking 2013-2014: B
    • State Ranking 2012-2013: B
    • State Ranking 2011-2012: A
    • State Ranking 2010-2011: A
    • State Ranking 2009-2010: B
    • State Ranking 2008-2009: A
    • State Ranking 2007-2008: A
    • State Ranking 2006-2007: A
    • State Ranking 2005-2006: A
    • State Ranking 2004-2005: A

    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:

    • Business Partnerships
    • Family Involvement
    • Volunteers
    • Student Community Service
    • School Advisory Council

    Healthier US School Challenge Silver Award: 2013-2014

    United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognizes excellence in nutrition and physical activity.

    • Student Community Service
    • School Advisory Council

    Parents Portal

    This link will direct parents to the ParentPortal. Parents should use their assigned user id and password.

    Bicycle Helmet Laws

    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.

    Florida Child Car Seat Laws

    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

    Third Grade Progression Statute

    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

    Student Health Services

    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.

    Read More...

    Emergency Situation Guide

    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

    Registration

    Please call 386-424-2600 for registration information.

    Read-Pattillo Traffic Pattern

    Please review the attached file for information on parent pick up/drop off loop procedures.

    TrafficLetter.pdfTraffic Letter

    Student Directory Information

    New Procedure for Directory Info v2.pdfProcedure for Directory

    Notice fore release of student directory information.pdfNotice For Release of Student Directory Information

    news media release.pdfNews Media Release

    Safety Focus

    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:

    • There is no left turn off of Sixth Street into our school parent loop. Vehicular traffic should enter the campus from the east from Palmetto Street onto Sixth Street.
    • Cars should enter in a single lane into the parent loop. Cars should move forward as far as possible in the loop. Speed should always be slow in the loop.
    • Stay in the traffic lane while waiting to arrive at the area where your child is waiting with the teacher.
    • There is a right turn only onto US 1.
    • Pedestrian entry onto campus should be through the pedestrian gate at the east end of the campus, NOT the driveways.
    • Pedestrians should use the crosswalk on Sixth Street.
    • All visitors on campus must check in/out through the office and wear a name badge.

    Student Insurance

    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...

    Cell Phones

    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.

    Directions

    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.

    • I-95 Exit at SR 44 and proceed east to US 1 in NSB. Turn right and proceed to Sixth St. Turn left, the school is on the corner of US 1 and Sixth.
    • I-4 Exit at SR 44 (exit 56/118) and proceed east to US 1 in NSB. Turn right and proceed to Sixth St. Turn left, the school is on the corner of US 1 and Sixth.
    • NW Take SR 40 east to I-95 and proceed south. Exit at SR 44 (exit 56/118) and proceed east to US 1 in NSB. Turn right and proceed to Sixth St. Turn left, the school is on the corner of US 1 and Sixth.
    • Take US 17 to DeLand. Travel east on US 92 to I-95 and proceed south. Exit at SR 44 and proceed east to US 1 in NSB. Turn right and proceed to Sixth St. Turn left, the school is on the corner of US 1 and Sixth.