Principal's Message

  • Dear Parents, Students, and our Deerfield Beach Community,

    I hope everyone had a wonderful and enjoyable October with their family and loved ones! Here at DBES, we are really pushing through some the most critical pieces of our curriculum prior to the winter break. If you have yet to schedule a conference with your teacher, please reach out this week to put something on the calendar. Report cards come out this week and we, collectively as a school, want to stay on the same page with our families, to chart a path to success for all of our students. We are also reaching the beginning of our “flu & sick” season”. If you child is sick, please make sure to call into our school to excuse absences.

    Onto some serious news. With everything happening in the news, I do want to reiterate some information. An important message came out in the middle of October from Superintendent Runcie regarding school threats. Please take the time to sit with your children and stress the importance of not making threats to schools, other students, and school employees. Please understand, all threats will be taken seriously and investigated by the school district and local law enforcement. Based on the findings, students may be subject to school discipline as well as criminal charges. A letter from Superintendent Runcie was sent to all parents in October regarding mobile apps for reporting suspicious activity. This information has also been placed on our DBES website.

    I hope you have a great start to your November with your family. As we progress through the holiday season, if you need anything from DBES, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We aim to support and ensure everyone have a wonderful holiday season!

    All the best,

    Drew Gerlach

    Proud Principal of Deerfield Beach Elementary