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.

National Custodial Workers Appreciation Day

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https://youtu.be/UFzMgPI_A2w

Rosewood MAgnet School Custodial Staff receives white glove award

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Congratulations to the Custodial team at Rosewood Magnet School for receiving the first ever "White Glove" award. Their team received this award for having the highest average inspection score, of 95%, out of all of our schools. The White Glove award will be given out quarterly to the school with the highest average inspection score.

Vero BEach Elks Lodge Dictionary Giveaway Video

https://youtu.be/uEtu4LpiEVU
The Elks school dictionary tour continues! This week, the Elks and their mascot, Elroy the Elk, visited Indian River Academy, giving each 3rd grade student a dictionary. These special dictionaries include an encyclopedia, multiplication tables, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, U.S. Presidents, the planets, sign language, Braille, and so much more! Thank you so much to the Vero Beach Elks for your partnership and support of our SDIRC students, teachers, and staff!

"Lagoon Days" Gallery

Thanks to our partnership with US Fish and Wildlife, and S.E.A a Difference Environmental Services, our elementary, middle, and high school students experienced "Lagoon Days" in different locations on the Indian River Lagoon. Students went seining, tested water quality, and performed habitat evaluations. It was truly an amazing day of engaging, hands-on learning! Stay tuned for our Lagoon Days video in next week's Connection!
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September 15th marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from 9/15-10/15. Please join us throughout the month on SDIRC social media, as we celebrate innovative Hispanic-American leaders. #HispanicHeritage
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Healthy Schools offers free school flu clinics to our school district

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As a result of last year’s flu epidemic, we are excited to announce our partnership with Healthy Schools LLC, an in-school health services program. In an effort to keep our schools healthy and attendance high, Healthy Schools LLC will be providing OPTIONAL no-cost, in-school flu shots to our students and staff at each school location during the week of October 15th. You may have already received an email with a registration and consent form from Healthy Schools regarding your child receiving a flu shot at their school. Please feel free to fill out the online consent form, or, a hard copy of the consent form that your child’s school will be sending home in the near future. If you did not receive an emailed consent form, and would like to register your child online, visit www.indianriverflu.com for online registration and consent forms. After your child’s school sets a date for their flu clinic with Healthy Schools, you will be notified of the day that the flu clinic will be happening at your child’s school. If you choose for your child to not receive a flu shot at their school, simply disregard all consent forms. In partnership with Healthy Schools, we hope to give each of our students the opportunity to remain flu free.

Student Spotlight: Nolan Ange, Glendale Elementary School

Nolan Ange was selected as "Superhero of the Month" at Glendale Elementary school, and received a piece of original art from Coach Gomez. Way to go, Nolan!!
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School Spotlight: Vero BEach Elementary has a Literacy EXPLOSION!

There is a literacy EXPLOSION going on at VBE today! Magic and pixie dust are in the air! Because of a special grant that VBE received, this week, EVERY student at VBE was able to personally choose 11 BOOKS from Scholastic!! 11 BOOKS!! Clifford the Big Red Dog is here to celebrate, and the students couldn't be more excited! Stay tuned for our Literacy Explosion video in next week's Connection!

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. O'Donnell's 1st Grade at Citrus Elementary

First Graders in Mrs. O'Donnell's Technology with Science class at Citrus Elementary use Nearpod, an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons, to learn about force, and create pictures of things that will move with wind energy.

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SRO Spotlight: Ian McKay, Fellsmere Elementary School

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Thank you to our SRO, Deputy Ian McKay, at Fellsmere Elementary for reading to our Kindergarten classes this week! The kids loved hearing about his favorite book, "Officer Buckle and Gloria."

join us for F.A.C.E.S.

Join us for our Family and Community Engagement Sessions at Sebastian River Middle School (10/16) and Oslo Middle School (10/18) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The school district will present information and answer questions about their programs, and our community partners will be there to provide details about their organizations. We welcome our families with refreshments, student performances, and Kona Ice! We are looking forward to seeing you at one of these sessions.
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October Casual for a Cause

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Support local schools, students, and teachers

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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

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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 Superintendent's Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 1pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

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

SDIRC Business Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 6pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

Please join us in the Joe N. Idlette, Jr. Teacher Education Center for the SDIRC Business Meeting.

F.A.C.E.S. (Family and Community Engagement Sessions

Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 6-8pm

9400 Fellsmere Road

Sebastian, FL

Join us for our Family and Community Engagement Sessions at Sebastian River Middle School (10/16) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The school district will present information and answer questions about their programs, and our community partners will be there to provide details about their organizations. We welcome our families with refreshments, student performances, and Kona Ice!

F.A.C.E.S. (Family and Community Engagement Sessions)

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 6-8pm

480 20th Avenue Southwest

Vero Beach, FL

Join us for our Family and Community Engagement Sessions at Oslo Middle School (10/18) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The school district will present information and answer questions about their programs, and our community partners will be there to provide details about their organizations. We welcome our families with refreshments, student performances, and Kona Ice!

SDIRC Business Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 6pm

6500 57th Street

Vero Beach, FL

Please join us in the Joe N. Idlette, Jr. Teacher Education Center for the SDIRC Business Meeting.