The Connection

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 to submit potential highlights.

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year


Thank you for sharing your back to school moments with us this week! See the gallery below for a few highlights!

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Director of the Office of Safe Schools visits SRHS

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Director of the Office of Safe Schools, Damien Kelly, visited Sebastian River High School this morning to tour the campus, see our security updates, and thank our SRO's for their hard work and dedication. We are honored that he chose to visit our district! Check out the stories below from CBS 12 and WPTV 5.

Treasure Coast Technical College Ribbon Cutting Ceremony video
The Treasure Coast Technical College Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was a success! Over 100 people from all over the county attended the program and were able to tour the campus. Teachers were available in their classrooms to show our guests around and answer questions. Our new industrial trades building was swarming with guests who were anxious to learn about virtual welding and see the new construction and welding bays; some of them even tried their hand at virtual welding! Thank you, to our community for all of your support in this endeavor! We are excited to be able to offer this educational opportunity to Indian River County.

congratulations, joan martinelli!

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Joan Martinelli, science teacher at Storm Grove Middle School, was selected as one of twelve participants in the Commissioner’s 2018-2019 Agriscience Education Leadership Program. More than twenty highly qualified candidates were nominated for participation in this year’s program and the selected candidates represent a wide range of geographical location, school/county demographics, as well as a blend of administration, agriculture and science teachers. The Agriscience Education Leadership Program helps agriscience teachers, science teachers, and administrators improve their agriscience programs and provide in-depth agricultural education experiences for students. Participants will expand their curriculum to include many Florida agriculture industry sectors, which widens our students’ foundations and broadens their understanding of economic and professional development options.
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Congratulations to Glendale Elementary and Osceola Magnet for being recognized as National PTA Schools of Excellence, for their commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.
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The Reading Scholarship, administered by Step Up For Students, was created to help public school students in third through fifth grade who scored a 1 or 2 on their English Language Arts FSA. The program offers parents access to education savings accounts, worth $500 each, to pay for tuition and fees related to part-time tutoring, summer and after-school literacy programs, instructional materials, and curriculum related to reading or literacy.
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:

IRCSO Tips Hotline and School Tips Email

Thank you to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office and all local law enforcement agencies for your partnership with the SDIRC, and your dedication to keeping our students, teachers, and staff members safe.
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In MEmory of Jon Clement

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Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Richard Clement, passed away July 31, after an accident at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. Jonathan was a 2006 graduate of Vero Beach High School. Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences are with his family and friends during this time.

United Way Day of Caring

The United Way Day of Caring is quickly approaching! Don't forget to register to volunteer or submit a project! See the flyer below for more details.
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School information

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Virtual Backpack

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

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Superintendent's Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 1pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

Join us for our Superintendent's Workshop in the Joe N. Idlette, Jr. Teacher Education Center.

SDIRC Business Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 6pm

6500 57th Street, Vero Beach, FL., 32967

Join us for our Business Meeting in the Joe N. Idlette, Jr. Teacher Education Center.