Andrew Gerlach
  • 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