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VOLUSIA PINES ELEMENTARY
500 E. Kicklighter Road
Lake Helen, FL 32744
(386) 575-4125
    Parents

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​We appreciate our parents and strive to provide valuable tools and information to help you get what you need to know. Whether its how to find a school, how to get involved, how to check your child's grades or learning about our schools policies and procedures, we are here to help you and to assist in your child's success.

    2021--2022 Title 1 Parent Information

    2021-2022 Volusia Pines Elementary PFEP
    SIP Volusia Pines Elementary.pdf​​

    Parent Engagement Survey

    Parent Climate Survey Flyer November.doc

    School Year Dress Code

    Dress Code -This web page will be updated frequently with additional information.​​

    School Hours

    School hours are 7:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Dismissal Time: 2:30 p.m.

    Early Release Wednesdays dismissal times are at 1:30 p.m.​

    Saftey Tips for Pedestrian/Bicycle/Bus Riders

    Working Together, We Can Keep Our Students Safe

    For a complete list of safety tips please click the following link:

    110-1 Safety Tips for Pedestrian-Bicycle-Bus Riders

    School Supply List

    Supply List​​

    ​Parent Pick-Up Procedures

    Parents are required to stay in their vehicles and present assigned car tag to insure safety and security procedures are followed during dismissal.

    Students are not permitted on campus prior to 7:30am as there is no supervision until that time. Once students are on campus, they may proceed to the cafeteria for breakfast if they need it. Students not having breakfast may continue on to their supervised station until the first bell rings.​

    Florida KidCare Health 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.

    Florida KidCare services include:

    • Doctor visits
    • Check-ups and shots
    • Hospital, surgery and emergency services
    • Vision, hearing screening
    • Prescriptions

    Eligibility for Florida KidCare is based on income and family size. Your child may be eligible for health insurance, even if both parents are working.

    Florida KidCare includes four different programs. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program you may qualify for based on the child's age and family income. If your child is uninsured we can help you.

    Please call Theresa Watson at (386) 734-7190 ext. 20516 or email at tmwatso1@volusia.k12.fl.us with any questions concerning Florida KidCare or the application process. Click this link for more information: Florida KidCare Health Insurance

    Emergency/Evacuation Information

    At Volusia Pines Elementary, your child's safety is of the utmost importance to us. In an unlikely event where Volusia Pines Elementary students would need to be evacuated, we will evacuate to Friendship Elementary, 2746 Fulford St, Deltona FL 32738, (386) 575-4130.

    Our alternate evacuation site would be Freedom Elementary, 1395 S. Blue Lake Av, Deland FL 32724, (386) 943-4375.

    In an emergency situation it is possible that our campus will be restricted to parents and visitors. In this situation, parents and the news media are to report to our staging area at Central Fellowship Church located at 626 E. Kicklighter Rd, Lake Helen, FL 32744 (386) 228-2803. **You will be notified by a Direct Connect phone call of bus or pickup procedures.** Please be sure that we always have your current phone numbers on file.

    Emergency Guide

    Parents Have a Key Role in Emergency Response.

    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

    Cold & Flu Season

    We would like to remind everyone the importance of hand washing and other preventative measures you can take with your family to help us control infection. Below are two wonderful resources that teach us about those pesky germs that are lurking around and infectious disuse in our community as well as a kid friendly site for healthy habits. Our school nurse is available for any questions or concerns you may have regarding this topic.

    http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/wash_hands.html

    http://volusia.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/infectious-disease-services/index.htm

    Dental Services

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    School Lunches

    For information regarding the Free and Reduced Meal Application, meals and lunches, prices and wellness news and policies, please visit our School Way Cafe.

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    Attendance Information

    Regular school attendance is vital to a child’s success in school. When a child is absent from school due to illness, the parent must call the school on the date of the illness to report the absence. If a child misses more than 15 days of school per year, parents must provide a doctor’s note to excuse further absences due to illness. Excused absences are acceptable, but unexcused absences can become a problem.

    If a child accumulates a minimum of 15 unexcused absences within 90 days, it violates Florida’s Compulsory School Attendance Law. The violation could have legal consequences for the parent and/or the student. The School Board has recently adopted more specific policies for excessive unexcused tardies or checkouts. These absences will now count towards the unexcused absence count. For example, 5 unexcused tardies or checkouts will equal 1 unexcused daily absence.

    Please help us improve our students’ rate of attendance. The more our children attend school, the more they learn. Contact your school social worker, teacher, or guidance counselor if you need help getting your child to attend school regularly and on-time every day.

    Your school social worker is a resource for students and families. Contact your school social worker, Teresa Wright at ­ext. 23071, for help with accessing social service assistance, counseling services, medical insurance, referrals to community resources, or if you need help with your child’s academic, behavioral, or emotional concerns. You may also email any concerns to your social worker at tlwright@volusia.k12.fl.us.

    School Improvement and School Advisory Council

    School Improvement & SAC

    Volunteer/Chaperone Requirements

    If you would like to volunteer in your child's classroom, help out on campus or to chaperone a field trip, you must first fill out a Volunteer Application (provided below) and be cleared. It takes approximately 6 weeks for an application to clear due to the background check. Thank you for your cooperation. VIPS website.

    ParentPortal

    The Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance the communication and involvement of parents in their child's education in Volusia County Schools. The ParentPortal will allow you to monitor your child's progress in school by providing Internet access to grades, attendance, discipline, academic history, graduation verification, and standardized test results in a secure password protected environment. Parents should use their assigned username and password. Please click on the Parent Portal link above to sign in. If you do not have a user id or password or have any questions please contact Linda Young at 386-575-4125 ext. 41216.

    Extended Day Enrichment Program

    Hours of operation: 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. (1:30 p.m. on E.R. Wednesdays)


    Weekly Fee: $45 (first child) Siblings: $40.

    Registration Fees: $25. one time per year for regular lunch students. $10. one time per year for free/reduced lunch students.

    * Ask about reduced rates if you are on the Free/Reduced Lunch Program

    * We do homework Monday through Thursday, free snack daily, math, language, science, reading and computer enrichment weekly.

    EDEP Site Facilitator: Kelsey Younk
    To contact her please call 386-575-4125 ext. 41395

    EDEP Group Leaders: Please call 386-575-4125 ext. 41226

    VCS Extended Day Enrichment Program

    Parental Information and Resources