Connecting you to the School District of Indian River County
Welcome to The Connection!
Welcome to The Connection, our new weekly newsletter connecting you to important news, events, and activities happening in the School District of Indian River County. This newsletter will highlight events throughout all grade levels and include district news. We are looking forward to your input in The Connection and hope that you will submit important news and information to be considered for publishing. Please email email@example.com to submit potential highlights.
Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran visit VBHS for special announcement
Fake Threats Result in Real Consequences
Unfortunately, throughout the country, students making “fake” or “unfounded” threats against schools or individuals within schools is increasing. Using social media, text messages, making comments in public, and even comments made among friends, that are threatening in nature, can be a single poor decision that will impact the rest of a young person’s life. The purpose of this video was to include faces that all of our students were familiar with and get the message across that fake threats result in real consequences. Age, gender, race, and whether or not a threat was a joke does not matter. Teachers, administrators, coaches, peers, and our community are vigilantly listening. The safety of our students and staff members is our number one priority, and we are blessed to have the support of our local law enforcement agencies, and our SROs who are on every campus every day keeping our students and staff members safe. We are asking our district families to partner with us at home and talk to your students about the seriousness of making a fake threat, the importance of reporting threatening comments they may hear or see on social media, and how to use social media responsibly.
SDIRC Salute to Veterans
Although, school was not in session on Veterans Day this year, our District made it a priority to set aside time to honor and thank our veterans, teach our students about the significance and ceremonies of the day, and remind them of the sacrifices that were made on their behalf. From the School District of Indian River County to all of our veterans, to our heroes, THANK YOU for your service and dedication to our country.
Florida School Crossing Guard of the Year
Do you know a crossing guard who exemplifies professionalism and responsibility for the safety of our children? Click the link below to nominate them for the Florida School Crossing Guard of the Year.
To acknowledge superior accomplishments by local School Crossing Guards the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) annually recognizes a Florida School Crossing Guard(s) of the Year. The first Friday in February has been traditionally celebrated as School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. On this special day, selected Crossing Guard(s) are recognized.
The nomination window closes on December 31, at 11:59 p.m. (EST).
The Florida School Crossing Guard nomination form can be found below:
A flashback of our Character and Literacy Parades around the District on October 31st!
Treasure Coast Elementary
National School Lunch Week
National School Lunch Week was held from October 14-18. National School Lunch Week continues to recognize the benefits of the National School Lunch Program and the hard-working food service staff that make school lunch happen each and every day.
a day in the life of the indian river lagoon
VBHS Football holds NEW State Record of 61 consecutive regular-season wins
hurricane dorian makeup days
VBHS Ambassador Chorus
SDIRC Back to School Safety Message
fortifyfl suspicious activity reporting app
We are pleased to announce that the FortifyFL app is LIVE. Now, any student, educator, parent, or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or www.getfortifyfl.com. The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear. We hope that you will become familiar with this tool and help us spread the word about it with our students and their families. Please note that the official app’s logo will look exactly as it does in the graphic above.
IRCSO School tips hotline and email
School Accountability Report
Introducing our NEW SDIRC Mobile App!
Introducing our new SDIRC mobile app, designed to enable parents, staff, students, and the community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information, and activities underway within our school district. The free app, which proudly displays the SDIRC logo, provides the most used resources from our website directly on your mobile device; including, lunch menus, maps, event calendars, social media updates, school contact information, and notifications from the school(s) of your choice!
Download for Apple iOS at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sdirc/id1451344822?mt=8
Download for Android at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.relianceco.cma.SDIRC
support education with a fresh, new look!
Click below to order your Support Education license plate!
The Support Education specialty tag has a fresh new look! For the first time in 25 years, the tag has undergone a total makeover.
Since its introduction in 1994, more than $13 million has been raised through the collaborative efforts of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) and local education foundation members across the state.
While the look has changed, one thing remains the same – when Florida residents purchase or renew their Support Education specialty tag, $20 goes directly back to support education programs in the county where the tag was purchased or renewed. Funds support programs like classroom innovation, education enrichment programs, supporting and recognizing teachers, extra help and mentoring for at-risk students, school supplies, and school scholarships.
Visit www.LicenseToLearnFL.com to learn more, purchase, or trade in your current Support Education tag today!
The scholarships are worth $500 each and can be used for reimbursement for the following:
*Tuition and fees for part-time tutoring provided by a person who holds a valid Florida educator’s certificate, a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the subject, an adjunct teaching certificate, or has demonstrated mastery of the subject area knowledge.
*Fees for summer education programs designed to improve reading or literacy skills.
*Fees for after-school education programs designed to improve reading or literacy skills.
*Instructional materials and curriculum related to reading or literacy.
Click to apply: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/reading-scholarship/how-the-scholarship-works/
In an effort to save resources and time required by school staff to sort and handle flyers, approved flyers will be posted on this page. Posting of flyers does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the School District of Indian River County.
School District of Indian River County's Strategic Plan
Click below to see our District's Strategic Plan
November Veteran of the Month: Rodney McGriff
Rodney joined the Navy in 1986. The Navy gave me the opportunity to learn valuable skills and various trades. During his time in the Navy, he had the chance to sail around the world 3 times- with over 1 year and 6 months of sea time. Most of his time at sea was spent on Aircraft Carriers such as the USS America, USS Nimitz and the USS Kennedy as a PR/AME (Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen (PR) are responsible for keeping parachutes, life rafts, personal flight gear, and other aviation survival gear in proper working condition, working on aircraft oxygen systems. The Aviation Structural Mechanic - Safety Equipment (AME), maintains and repairs utility systems throughout the aircraft. They work on systems such as air conditioning, heating, pressurization and oxygen, plus multiple safety devices.) **It’s safe to say I feel pretty confident about him working at the physical plant.**Mr. McGriff has had the opportunity to visit several countries during his time of service, such as Spain, Turkey, Egypt, France, Italy, Singapore, Israel, Germany, and Africa. Rodney said that the most valuable lesson he learned while serving was, “To Adapt and Overcome any Situation” to which he lives by daily. He said he is truly grateful for my service to our country and would do it all over again.