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.

District News

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A decision was made at the July 24th Board meeting to delay the enforcement of an updated dress code until the 2019-2020 school year.

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A decision was made at the July 24th Board meeting to delay the enforcement of an updated dress code until the 2019-2020 school year. Previously, at a June Board meeting, the Board approved an updated dress code, that would apply to three district schools; Sebastian River Middle School, Sebastian River High School, and Vero Beach High School. The students and families of our school district expressed concerns with the financial burden the changes would put on families who had already purchased clothing for the school year. In response to the concerns communicated by our school families, our School Board decided to delay the enforcement of an updated dress code until the 2019-2020 school year. Please click the link below for information clarifying our district dress code.

Back to School Event this weekend!

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It’s that time of year again…we're inviting our school families to attend the “Back to School” event hosted by the Indian River Mall on Saturday, July 28th from 11am-2pm. Several of our schools will be represented along with a few of our SDIRC departments. Information Technology will be available for parents to create a Focus account to monitor their child’s grades, attendance, and assignments via the web or the Focus Community App. They will provide instructions to register for an account and installing the Focus Community App, if you wish to register at home. Food and Nutrition Services will be there with information for www.lunchapplication.com, a website that will allow parents to expedite their free and reduced lunch applications, menus for the upcoming school year, and a meal pricing list. Human Resources will provide information on all open positions, and will be specifically recruiting for Substitute Teachers and Teacher Assistants. Visit us at the Back to School event and get a jump start on back to school information!

Code Skool Graduation

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The School District of Indian River County partnered with The South Florida Accelerator (TSFA) to host a summer coding camp through Code Skools. This $15,000 per person program was a FREE opportunity for the students that applied and were selected. In this camp, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students attending Vero Beach and Sebastian River High Schools learned JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby, & Ruby on Rails. These students graduated with coding certifications, internship opportunities, and skills to compete in the 21st century workforce.

district leaders receive balanced leadership training

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Our school leaders are receiving Balanced Leadership training from McREL International, providing our leaders with strategies and tools to establish focus, manage change and develop school community. This is training of the highest quality and will impact and benefit our School District of Indian River County students, teachers, and staff members. #SDIRCProud

NEw student enrollment information

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We welcome new students, including incoming kindergarten students, to our District! To enroll a new student, please visit their zoned school with a birth certificate, social security card (optional), proof of residence (utility bill, electric, cable), and a physical form completed by their physician. For questions or clarification, please call your student's zoned school. We look forward to meeting you next month!

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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

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SDIRC Special Meeting 5:01p.m.

Tuesday, July 31st, 5pm

6500 57th Street, Vero Beach, FL, 32967

Public Hearing at 5:01p.m. to adopt the tentative 2018-2019 budget and milage rates. Join us for our Business Meeting in the Joe N. Idlette, Jr. Teacher Education Center.

SDIRC Special Business Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 7th, 6pm

6500 57th Street, Vero Beach, FL, 32967

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