Dear DBES Families,
FIrst off, please look for more information on our DBES website and through parent links and our instagram page over the next week! Please check daily!
I hope you are all having an enjoyable summer with your children! We are looking forward to an amazing 2023-2024 school year where “Together Everyone Achieves More”, which is our “TEAM” theme! Please review some important updates for the school year below:
We have amazing teachers at DBES who are ready and willing to teach your children! But…..we need them in school! Please remember all students who are absent must have their absence called in to our DBES attendance hotline at 754-322-6102.
***If a child has been out sick three or more days in a row, you will need to provide some form of doctor note/communication to excuse the absence. Please also understand if you have 10 or more unexcused absences, we will work with our school’s social worker and the BTIP process to assist your family.***
Our academic day begins at 7:55am once our first bell rings. Your child is officially late at 8 am. Students who are continuously tardy suffer instructionally because they are rushed and miss critical instruction.
For our teachers to do an effective job of teaching your children, we need them through our classroom doors by 8 am. Please also remember, if you are on a BCPS Reassignment and are regularly tardy, you could jeopardize your reassignment and may have to return to your home school.
Please understand that if your child misses 1,800 unexcused minutes of instruction in a quarter, they will be referred to the state truancy program.
DBES is a uniform school and students are expected to be in uniform daily. School uniforms are mandatory at DBES and students must be in uniforms daily.
Students can where any color polo along with khaki, navy, or black shorts or pants. Students are allowed to where spirit shirts are on Friday. Students must wear sneakers daily. Students are not permitted to wear ripped jeans, crocs, or sandals/flip flops.
Please see more information on our DBES Uniform policy website page. If you would like to opt out of our uniform policy, you must complete a waiver form and submit within the first two weeks of school. Please ask Ms. Alex Lasseur for this form at the front desk.
You are most welcome to celebrate your child’s birthday by sending in a store-baked treat and a drink (no soda allowed). We ask that you please first contact the teacher to make them aware of your plan. Please also understand, you cannot send in balloons, party favors, pizza, or anything other than the store baked treat and drink. We will have to send any extra items back home with you if they are brought in.
You are always welcome to join your children for lunch after the first three weeks of school. If you bring in fast food, you are welcome to sit outside at one of our picnic tables to enjoy the special moment with your student. Or, if you are coming to just visit and keep them company, you are welcome to join them inside the café at the table. Please remember to bring in your ID.
We do have many great events and activities already taking shape for the 2023-2024 school year and we don’t want you to miss a one! Please save the following dates for your calendar and please bookmark our school calendar for updates:
Monday, August 21 – First Day of School
Tuesday, August 29 – DBES Open House (Grades VPK, K, 1, 2, ASD Special Program) at 6pm
Thursday, August 31 – DBES Open House (Grades 3, 4, & 5) at 6pm
Wednesday, September 20 – Family Tech Night
Wednesday, September 27 – SAC Meeting
Friday, September 29 – Fall Picture Day
Tuesday, October 3 – Interims released to parents
Wednesday, October 11 – Literacy Family Night
Wednesday, October 25 – SAC Meeting
Tuesday, November 14 – 1st Quarter Report Cards released to parents
Friday, November 17 – Turkey Trot Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 29 – SAC Meeting
Friday, December 1 – 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, December 2 – City of Deerfield Beach Ocean Way Holiday Show
Monday, December 4 – Class Picture Day and Fall Picture Make up Day
Thursday, December 14 – DBES Holiday Show – Singing Under the Stars
Friday, December 15 – Jingle Bell Walk fundraiser
Friday, January 19 – Vocabulary Day Parade
Wednesday, January 24 – Math Family Night
Wednesday, January 31 – SAC Meeting
Thursday, February 1 – 2nd Quarter Report Cards released to parents
Friday, February 9 – 2nd Quarter Honor Roll
Tuesday, February 13 – Interims released to parents
Wednesday, February 21 – Family Night – Wax Museum
Wednesday, February 28 – SAC Meeting
Wednesday, March 20 – SAC Meeting
Monday, April 1 – Spring Pictures
Tuesday, April 16 – Report Cards released to parents
Wednesday, April 17 – Spring Art & Music Show
Friday, April 19 – 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Tuesday, April 30 – Volunteer Breakfast
Tuesday, April 30 – SAC Meeting
Tuesday, May 7 – Interims released to parents
Wednesday, May 29 – SAC Meeting
Monday, June 3 – K/1 End of Year Awards
Tuesday, June 4 – 2nd grade End of Year Awards
Wednesday, June 5 – VPK Moving Up Ceremony
Thursday, June 6 – 3rd & 4th grade Honor Roll Ceremony
Friday, Jun 7 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
Monday, June 10 – Report Cards released and Last Day of School for students