Face Coverings in Volusia County Schools: What Do Kids Think?

On September 1, 2021 the Volusia County school board voted (3-2) passing a face covering policy that went into effect on September 7. The mandate requires kindergarten through 12th grade students to wear a face covering until October 15, 2021. As of September 14, 2021, parents have the unrestricted option to “opt out” their children or submit a medical exemption. According to the Center for … Continue reading Face Coverings in Volusia County Schools: What Do Kids Think?

Uniforms No Longer Required for Volusia County Public Schools

On July 27, The Volusia County School Board voted to remove the uniform requirement for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. No More Uniforms for Volusia County Schools Students The policy, which has been in place since 2016, had required students to wear solid colored polos and khaki, navy blue or black shorts, skirts and pants, along with closed-toe shoes. The updated policy was posted, which … Continue reading Uniforms No Longer Required for Volusia County Public Schools

Dolphin Days: Marineland

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters, photos of the Dolphin Encounter provided by Marineland Recently, Scott decided to surprise Avery and I with a fun day out. All he told us was to grab our towels and get in the car. Before we knew it, we were at Marineland, a classic beachside attraction in St. Augustine right on the border with Palm Coast.  I didn’t … Continue reading Dolphin Days: Marineland

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Volusia County Library In-Person Programs Canceled

Due to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, the 14 branches of the Volusia County Public Library system have canceled all indoor, face-to-face programs for youths and adults.  County libraries cancel programs There are no plans at this time to close the branches, and staff continues to provide service inside the branches, online and by phone. Residents can stop by their local branch to … Continue reading Volusia County Library In-Person Programs Canceled

Volusia County Summer Camps

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the camps. Camps have been posted as open at time of posting, but may fill up soon without notice. Follow the links below the listings … Continue reading Volusia County Summer Camps

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How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

I’ve always looked forward to having a great relationship with my children, bonus kids and youth that I encounter on a daily basis. Over the past year, I’ve noticed that so many of our youth were not as happy or engaged. I am a strong believer in them finding a safe space to express and relieve some of the stress of everyday life. Our youth … Continue reading How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

Florida Farm Offers Life Lessons

Article by: Tiffany Evers // Photos by: Kelsey Walters Florida is most commonly known for its epic sunrises, warm sunny beach days (for the most part), and breathtaking springs to explore. Whether you have lived here your entire life, have relocated to call it home, or keep it as your go-to place for vacation, you can enjoy endless amounts of activities while also experiencing mother … Continue reading Florida Farm Offers Life Lessons

FAC Honors Local Libraries

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing temporary library closures in March and creating an uncertain future, the Volusia County Public Library was faced with a challenge: how to keep children reading and engaged during summer vacation and beyond. The librarians from the children’s and teen sections put on their thinking caps and envisioned a contact-free library system. They had their work cut out for them. Not … Continue reading FAC Honors Local Libraries