The Paw Print

Volume 31 May 21, 2021

Summer Access to iReady

This summer, Surfside students have the opportunity to be able to use I-ready MyPath lessons at home. I-ready is a Reading and Math program that students have been using at school. Students take three Diagnostic Assessments a year in both Reading and Math. I-ready then creates an individualized learning path for each student focusing on areas and domains that needed additional support. Students will have access to their pathways through July 15th. This is optional, however it is recommended that students spend forty-five minutes or less in their MyPath per week. Please note that we will be unable to make adjustments to student pathways over the summer. If you would like to partake in this opportunity, students will need to visit Students will then use their student id numbers to log in ( Every student has their own unique password. If your student is unsure of their password, please contact their teacher prior to summer break. Have a wonderful summer!

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Now Accepting Kindergarten Registrations and Out of Area Applications

Please share with all of your friends and neighbors that Surfside is actively registering kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. Having an accurate number of students who plan to attend in the fall ensures we have adequate resources and staff ready to assist.

Additionally, we are accepting applications for students who wish to attend but do not live in our school zone.

Please call the front office for more information on these items.

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Now Hiring

Surfside is in need of custodians to complete our amazing team. If interested, please call the front office.

The Florida Department of Health is hiring RNs and LPNs to fully staff all school clinics for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested, please call 321-615-9339.

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Math Textbook Adoption

During the 2021-2022 school year, Brevard Public Schools will be adopting a new math textbook for students in grades K-12. It is imperative that we receive input from all stakeholders. Please use the survey link below to provide feedback to the team completing the adoption.


Business Partner Spotlight

Have you heard about the $chool Buck$ donation program offered by Community Credit Union of Florida? Just register your CCU credit or debit card using their simple, secure form on the web or in the mobile app and CCU will make a $5 cash donation to our school. If you have more than one CCU credit or debit card in your household, each with its own 16-digit card number, you can register them all and CCU will make a donation for each! []

Thanks for showing your Panther Pride and for your support!

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Bike to School Day

A huge shout out to Office Matt Bennett for organizing an amazing Bike to School Day! He was able to organizing support from various community organizations to provide our students with prizes. Thank you to Satellite Beach Fire Department for coming out and joining us! They brought the fire truck and spent the morning welcoming kids to campus. We would also like to give a huge shout out to Satellite Beach Police Department, Long Doggers, McDonalds, Wicked Pineapple, M.T.B. Surf & Skate Emporium and Longboard House. They provided our kids with helmets, coupons, pencils and stickers. It was a great morning and we are so thankful for the partnerships we have with our community groups and businesses.

Check out our Intermediate Orchestra

The orchestra students have done a great job adapting to this most unusual year. Due to Covid, students had to take off 10 months of orchestra class. For the past several months we have been rehearsing once a week instead of our normal two times a week. Here is a song called “Dragon Slayer.” I think the students did great considering that due to Covid this performance was the first time they all played together as a group.

How lucky are we to see the launch right from our school playground?

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New chicks have hatched!

Interested in Being a Business Partner?

We are looking for businesses to partner with us for the 2021-2022 school year. Our hope is to extend our network within the community and foster relationships with organizations in order to best serve our students. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Karen Heim our bookkeeper at
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What will 2021-2022 look like?

Preliminary Information for the 2021-22 School Year from the BPS Website

"We understand there are many questions with regard to what next school year will look like. We are currently working through and finalizing many details, but wanted to provide you with some preliminary information as we look forward to a new school year in the fall. As more information becomes available, we will be sharing that with you. Thank you for your continued cooperation, support and for your partnership in educating our children through a very challenging time."

Visit the BPS website for more information.

Surfside will continue to communicate changes throughout the summer via email and text messages. Please be on the lookout.

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Important Dates and Reminders

May 31 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

June 1st-3rd- Early Release Days

June 3rd- Report cards and last day of school

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Safety Reminders

Cassia Blvd. is quite congested in the afternoons. Please remember that we have families crossing this street to meet children who walk home from school. Please adhere to all traffic laws and help us keep all Panthers safe.

Thank you!

Dress Code Reminders

As the weather is warming up, we're noticing many of our children wearing very short shorts and crop style tops. Just a reminder, no part of the belly should be seen when students raise their hands over their head. Students will have to call home if they violate dress code.

Below is the exact language from the Brevard Public Schools Code of Student Conduct regarding dress code.

Upper Garments

Upper garments must adequately cover the waistline and must not expose the midriff while the student is performing normal school-related activities(studying, retrieving books, raising hands, etc.).

Lower Garments

Shorts must have clearly discernable inseams of reasonable length and cover the buttocks. Short shorts are prohibited.

Garments must be of a length and fit that are suitable to the build and stature of the student.


Students in K-6 must wear shoes that are safe and appropriate for recess and physical education.

Arriving to School & Breakfast reminders

Students needing to eat breakfast may arrive between 7:45 and 8 am and receive a free breakfast. However, if students are not eating breakfast, they should arrive at 8 am when the classroom doors open to have time to get unpacked and begin their day. We're also having some students arrive very close to 8:15 and still want breakfast, but it does not allow for ample time to eat before instruction begins. Thank you for your assistance and support in the mornings to our arrival procedures.

Clinic Quarantine Information

Students who go the school clinic and show any symptoms of Covid-19 will be sent home and required to quarantine for a period of ten days. The list of symptoms can be found below.

Students may return to school sooner if they meet the following criteria;

1. A medical release from your child’s doctor clearing them to return to school OR

2. A negative viral Covid-19 test (must be a PCR, not a Rapid Antigen test) AND

3. No fever (100.4 or greater) for at least 24 hours without medication


· Fever greater than 100.4

· Chills

· Cough

· Congestion

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore Throat

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea


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Summer Communications

Our Paw Print Newsletter will not be published every week this summer. We will send one in June and one in July. If more information needs to be shared, we will send information via email.

The last Paw Print for the current school year will be next Friday, May 28, 2021.

Surfside Elementary School

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Surfside Elementary School provides a safe and positive environment where high quality education occurs for all students.