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 socialmedia@indianriverschools.org to submit potential highlights.

Have a safe and fun summer break! Students return on August 12, 2019!

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During the #BacktoSchool2019 Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 2 through Aug. 6, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, as well as clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use. For more information and a list of qualifying items, visit www.floridarevenue.com/backtoschool.
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Back to School Immunization Clinic

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bus route information

Are you looking for your student's bus information? Click below, and enter your address, select your student's grade, and easily find your student's bus stop and route information. You can also call 978-8801 and select the prompt for "routing."

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Dr. Nikki Mosblech celebrated at State Teacher of the Year Gala

We are so proud of Dr. Nikki Mosblech for representing Indian River County as a Top 5 Finalist in the running for the 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year. Nikki and four other finalists attended several meetings, interviews, and professional development sessions in Tallahassee before the final gala, on the evening of July 19th.

Indian River County would like to congratulate the 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year, Dr. Dakeyan Cha’ Dre’ Graham, of Hillsborough County!

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Dr. Mosblech joined by Cynthia Falardeau, her husband, Ann Bieber, Dr. Moxley, and Rachel Finnegan

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Dr. Mosblech on stage with the four other State Teacher of the Year finalists at the Gala on July 19th.

Golden and Silver School Awards

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The Florida Department of Education Golden and Silver School Awards are presented annually to recognize exemplary schools that promote parent and community engagement in education. The Golden School Award recognizes elementary, secondary, and adult schools with exemplary volunteer programs. The Silver School Award recognizes secondary schools that provide volunteer services to elementary or other secondary schools. This year 19 of our schools received the Golden School Award, and 3 of our secondary schools received the Silver School Award. Congratulations to everyone; we are very proud of your school's commitment to parent and community engagement!

SRHS Athletic Director Recognized in Coach & A.D. "40 Under 40"

Congratulations to Jessica Upchurch, Athletic Director at SRHS, chosen to represent Coach and AD Magazine "Class of 2019, 40 under 40." Jessica is 1 of 40 individuals who represents professionals in the industry who are improving their organizations and helping students on and off the field.

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August 3rd is the 4th annual RT Star's Back to School Party!

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Indian River Mall School Supply Drive

Please drop off supplies at the Indian River Mall by July 27th

Please join us in partnership with the Indian River Mall as they collect supplies for the students of Indian River County. All supplies that are donated will be sorted by the Salvation Army and distributed to students and schools based on their need. Thank you for your help and consideration as we strive to equip all students for success in the 2019-2020 school year.
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SDIRC Summer Food Program

Summer food service from mobile cafes will be available until August 2nd

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Mobile Café Routes

South County Route

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Central County Route

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North County Route

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Summer Food Program School Sites and Meal Schedule

Only Liberty Magnet and Osceola Magnet school sites will remain open until August 2nd. All other sites are closed for the summer.

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School Accountability Report

Click the link below for our 2017-2018 School Accountability Report presenting how school budget dollars were utilized for the benefit of the students in the School District of Indian River County during the 2017-2018 school year. The purpose of this report is to inform parents and other citizens how much money was available for each school from state and local sources, lottery dollars, federal dollars, and private donations, and how the funds were spent in nine key areas.

Veteran of the Month: Jim Burke

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Jim is a 30-year resident of Florida and a veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard. With a long career in the finance sector, Jim retired in 2010, however, his work was not over.

Through his 20-year association with the American Legion and American Legion Riders, holding the offices of Post Commander, District Vice Commander, Eastern Area Commander and Department (State of Florida) Riders Director, Jim has been instrumental in encouraging the local Legion Posts to engage in feeding and clothing homeless Veterans with much needed help from the community. On any given day, you may find Jim, with his car parked on the side of the road, his walking stick in hand, searching the many wooded areas of Indian River County looking for Veterans in need of help.

Over the past 7 years, Jim has helped organize and participated in Stand Downs which are centrally located events offering homeless Veterans assistance with applying for VA benefits, food, clothing, haircuts, legal assistance, transportation and other needs.

Jim’s success rate for lifting up homeless Veterans is high due of his unique ability in understanding the plight of the homeless as well as successfully garnering the community’s help with donations such as canned goods, water, underwear and socks, bug spray, and other basic necessities.

Jim lives by the creed that you can’t offer food to some and not others. So, Jim never turns away anyone in need, including non-veterans and children. As Jim always says, “we must offer a hand up, not a hand out.”

Dads Take You Child to School Day...SAVE THE DATE!

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We are pleased to announce that Wednesday, September 25, 2019, will be the annual statewide observance of Dads Take Your Child to School Day. This initiative highlights the significant positive impact that fathers, father figures, and male role models have when taking an active role in a child’s education.

We encourage all of our schools to participate by planning a unique and meaningful event for fathers and students. Dads Take Your Child to School Day highlights father and male role model engagement and provides a platform for schools to inform fathers and male community members about resources available and ways to support children in our schools throughout the year.

We will post more information regarding individual school events/schedules as the date approaches!

Introducing our NEW SDIRC Mobile App!

https://youtu.be/H8XmaytaMFg

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

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The Florida Department of Education wants to hear from you! They have announced another opportunity to provide feedback on the standards. Floridians can still provide general feedback on the General Survey but now they can also provide feedback on each individual standard through the new Florida Review Portal. Click below for more information.

fortifyFL security app

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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.

support education with a fresh, new look!

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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!

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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: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/reading-scholarship/how-the-scholarship-works/

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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School information

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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Budget Public Hearing

Tuesday, July 30th, 5pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

Please join us in the Joe N. Idlette, Jr. Teacher Education Center for the Budget Public Hearing at 5:01 p.m.

Board Discussion Session

Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 12pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

Join us in the Joe N. Idlette, Jr. Teacher Education Center for the Board Discussion Session.

SDIRC Business Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 6pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

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

Superintendent's Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 1pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

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

Business Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 6pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

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