It has been a beautiful summer. If you're like our team, you probably spent some time enjoying the sand and surf along The World's Most Famous Beach. Maybe you made some memories at some of the area's attractions and museums. There were parks to visit and springs to swim in. And we hope you enjoyed every minute of the summer sun and Florida fun that our area offers.
But if you have kiddos, then you may now be realizing that summer's end has snuck up on us all and the first day of school for students in Volusia and Flagler counties is looming. It's time for supply lists, uniform rules and zoning maps.
So, to make life a little simpler so you can get back to enjoying the last few days of summer break before the kids head off to class, we pulled together some key details you may need.
Our area includes two counties, and each have their own rules and start dates.
August 12 is the first day of school for public school students in the Volusia County School Districts. (Includes students in and around Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, DeLand, Deltona and Orange City.)
August 12 is also the first day of school for public school students in the Flagler County school district. (Includes students in and around Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell.)
Dress Codes and Uniforms
Public schools in Flagler County adopted a uniform policy a few years ago. This will be the 2nd year that public school students in Volusia County must meet a uniform code.
Click here to find the uniform policy for Flagler County ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Students in the county's Code of Conduct Policy. (Sorry, but unfortunately the district does not appear to publish this information separately from the entire policy document)
Click here to find the uniform policy for Flagler County MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL Students in the county's Code of Conduct Policy. (Sorry, but unfortunately the district does not appear to publish this information separately from the entire policy document)
Wondering how your child's school fared last year? The Florida department of education publishes accountability reports outlining how well students tested in various subjects at each school, and the department offers a "grade" for each school as a whole.
Supplies and Stuff
Crayons. Pencils. Paper. Calculators. Backpacks. Binders. Students always seem to need a lot of stuff to be set up for educational success! Looking for the school supply lists or other school-specific information?
New to the area? Considering moving? Maybe you moved this summer. Market demand in the greater Daytona Beach area was high and homes were selling incredibly fast throughout the summer sales season. It has left many families scrambling to determine where their children will attend school this fall. And others who are still searching for their next home may find that school zones will affect their purchase decision.