To increase access to back-to-school shots, the Department of Health in Volusia County will offer vaccinations at the Babe James Community Center home of the City of New Smyrna’s popular Summer Fun Camp. No or low-cost vaccinations will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m., June 24, July 8 and July 22, at the community center located at 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. … Continue reading NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp
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?
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
The annual EDGEfest Back to School Party is planned for Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Whistle Stop Park (651 Roberts Road, Edgewater). Saturday, August 7 @ 9 – 11 AM, Whistle Stop Park, Edgewater This event will be drive-through with vehicles entering the park from 28th Street and exiting on to 30th Street/Roberts Road. While waiting in line, attendees can tune in to 97.1 FM … Continue reading EDGEfest Back to School Party
Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division is seeking sites to serve children in the 2021 summer food program, which will run from June 7 through Aug. 13. The federally funded program provides free and nutritious meals to children ages 18 and younger in geographical areas where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible to receive free or reduced school meals. A site must be … Continue reading County Seeking Sites for Summer Food Program
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?
In this age of COVID-19, it’s a big and expensive job outfitting a school district the size of Volusia’s – 61,000 students, 7,700 employees and 4,200 classrooms – with personal protective equipment (PPE). Volusia County Approves Personal Protective Equipment Budget for Schools In October, the school district got a little help from a friend – the Volusia County Council. The council unanimously approved allocating $1.25 … Continue reading Council Allocates $1.25 million in COVID-19 Funds to School District for Protective Equipment
Well, it finally happened…Volusia County spring break has officially ended. It’s hard to believe that all those kiddos left school for a two-week break back in March, only to have it extended five months due to COVID-19. Never in my life have I heard so many kids actually say they WANT to go back to school! Parents have had to make some tough choices during … Continue reading Back to School Safety
The annual EDGEfest Back to School Party is planned for Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue, Edgewater). This year’s event will look and feel quite different from years past since COVID-19 social distancing requirements remain in place. For the first time, the event will be drive up only. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to pass … Continue reading Back To School Giveaway in Edgewater
Important VCS updates: Pre-registration, Parent Information Sessions, Dual Enrollment and athletic practices As Volusia County Schools continues to prepare for Back to School, there are several important updates to share: Deadline for pre-registration extended, more Parent Information Sessions scheduled Dual Enrollment opportunities expanded Athletics practices delayed until Aug. 24 Pre-registration deadline extended to noon Thursday; new Parent Information Sessions added, including two in Spanish The … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Extends Pre-Registration and Offers Parent Info Sessions