It's time to start planning for the next school year! Summer went by quickly, and now we have to start thinking ahead. Many people will be looking for backpack giveaways, free school supplies, back-to-school events, and more. Below you will find the information you are looking for in Volusia County. There are backpack giveaways in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Port Orange, and other area cities. Be sure to check back weekly, as the page will be updated as more information comes available.
Uniforms - In June 2021, the Volusia County School board announced that they are planning to change the school dress code to eliminate the uniform requirement. The process requires that they advertise it a few weeks before making it official. The official vote took place July 27, 2021, which removed the uniform policy from the school dress code. You can read about the proposed dress code policy here. They have put a line through what is being removed from the dress code.
Supply Lists - The school supply lists you see every year before school starts are generic, they are not specific to any teacher. Don't buy supplies from those lists or you will end up buying more than you need. Wait until meet the teacher day or the first day of class and you will get the information on what your kids really need. The teacher(s) will give them the list of what they need in each class at that time. You will save money this way and ensure your kids get the actual needed supplies, rather than a generic list.
Face Masks - The school board has voted to make face masks at school optional for everyone. As of 7/19/21, they messaged people that they are still sticking with the optional face mask policy at that point.