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 contact Public Information Officer, Cristen Maddux, at to submit potential highlights.

District News

Big picture

SPARK Digital summer Academy

Wrap-Up Video
The School District of Indian River County, in partnership with the Education Foundation, hosted the Digital Summer Academy at the Freshman Learning Center from July 10th to July 12th. Over the course of three days, teachers were introduced to tools and strategies needed to promote student engagement and create a dynamic digital learning environment. Teachers received training on Canvas, Office 365, SMART, digital classroom basics, and customized technology integration training from Greg Kulowiec of Ed Tech Teacher. We are so excited to expand 21st Century learning and innovation skills in the classrooms of Indian River County.

NEw student enrollment information

Big picture

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!

Updated dress code information

Big picture

Information regarding the update to the Student Dress Code for Sebastian River Middle School, Sebastian River High School and Vero Beach High School

The Student Code of Conduct Committee consisting of students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members met several times throughout last school year. These meetings were publicized and were open to the public.

The Committee recommended changes to the Code of Conduct, which included updates to the dress code. The Board approved these updates at a June Board meeting. The updates to the dress code effect ONLY Sebastian River Middle School, Sebastian River High School, and Vero Beach High School. All other schools will continue to follow the dress code that has been established at their schools.
There are two significant changes to the dress code for Sebastian River Middle School, Sebastian River High School, and Vero Beach High School. First, clothing and accessories will contain no words or graphics, however, shirts may contain print and a logo no larger than 2”x 2”. Secondly, apparel will contain no sheer, net, mesh, or sleepwear items. No leggings, jeggings, or pajamas are allowed.
We understand the desire for individuality among our students. We believe that with the updates to the dress code, students will still be able to express themselves appropriately and enjoy the clothing they wear, while respecting themselves and others.
Please see the Student Dress Code for the School District of Indian River County below.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
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

Follow Us!

Big picture

SDIRC Business Meeting

Tuesday, July 24th, 6pm

6500 57th Street, Vero Beach, FL, 32957

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