FSA ELA & FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes will begin on October 10th.
As a reminder to our students’ parents/guardians, the FSA ELA (for the class of 2017 and 2018) or FCAT 2.0 (for the class of 2016) is a graduation requirement for all standard diploma students.
We want to encourage all of our students to continue to read and enhance their reading comprehension and fluency, as reading is a life-long skill that will unlock so many doors of opportunity.
The 2016-2017 school year is off to a fantastic start at DCEC thanks to our students, parents, and staff!
This Thursday, September 1st, will be our first Title I Parent Night of the year. We will be hosting the event in Room 701 on our West Campus from 5pm to 6pm
Our focus for the evening is our annual review of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and Parental Involvement Plan (PIP). This yearly review is important for the parents & guardians of our students, as it allows them to get involved by providing suggestions and input for our SIP and PIP. A vote will be held at the conclusion of the evening to approve our SIP and PIP.
The entire Dale Cassens family congratulates the St. Lucie Public Schools’ 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Jeffrey Johnson
Mr. Johnson, in his statement at stlucieschools.org, said “I believe that all children are capable of success. Every child has a purpose, and every adult has a responsibility”
Mr. Jeffrey Johnson, Sr. provides structure, academic regimes, and a focused climate on achievement for his middle school students transitioning to high school at Dale Cassens Education Complex. He supports his students’ studies in grade level mathematics and science as well as the facilitation of course recovery to support students in meeting their on-time graduation goals.
Mr. Johnson also appreciates the value of including a strong support network for his students, which is why he is passionate about including parents, coaches, pastors, and after-school organizations in the lives of his students. He endeavors to build strong bridges to solidify the home-to-school continuum for he believes that the cohesion of students, parents, community, and teachers maximize his students’ learning, provides his students with a greater sense of belonging, and inspires a subsequent desire in his students to participate in the lifelong learning process. He promotes a classroom culture that is dynamic, safe, and open for the sharing of thoughts and ideas. (via SLPS)
As part of our continuing desire to keep our students and parents connected to the great things at Dale Cassens, we invite everyone to our first Family Night of the school year – Tuesday September 29th.
The night will feature a number of workshops about the amazing free technology and services available to our students and their families. The workshops include:
Office 365 – Student email, how to access your free copy of Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more), and OneDrive – free file storage for SLPS students.
USA Test Prep – Tools and resources designed for preparation for state assessments, end of course exams, and more.
Think Through Math – a fun and interactive way to build and develop higher level math skills – where students can win prizes!
Low-Cost Internet Access (Comcast) – This workshop will guide you through the qualifications and registration for Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program, which provides low-cost ($9.95/mo) Internet access to families who qualify.
For additional information about the workshops, please contact Mr. Fox at email@example.com
The dress code for the 2015-2016 school year at Dale Cassens Education Complex is now available. The dress code will be available here, and you may also download the complete dress code policy at the link below.
The Dale Cassens Education Complex administration or deans shall be the final judge of the appropriateness of any apparel/accessories. No clothing or accessories are permitted which promote gnags, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, firearms, or violence, including: Rosary beads, flags, any camoflauge, and metal hair picks. These items will be confiscated and returned only to a parent/guardian upon request and by appointment.
STUDENT DRESS CODE
Only the following attire is permitted by students on campus:
TOPS: Collared polo-style or button-up shirts with sleeves in any color. ALL SHIRTS must be worn at natural waist-length, or be tucked in.
BOTTOMS: Cotton khaki-style pants (i.e. Chinos, Dockers, Dickies) in tan, blue, or black, shorts or skirts. Dresses must have a collar and sleeves.
SHOES: Sneakers/athletic shoes, dress shoes, or sandals with backs/strap around ankle.
JACKETS: Sweater or jacket without hood.
PBIS REWARD DAYS: Jeans (any color, except camo) may only be worn with an appropriate Point Sheet or Jeans Pass obtained 24 hours in advance of the day it is to be used.
Point Sheet Days: YELLOW: Friday only. GREEN: Thursday + Friday. ORANGE: Monday – Friday
ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Students are prohibited from having electronic devices on school property, including the bus.
This includes, but is not limited to: Cell phones, MP3 devices, speakers, smart watches, laptops and tablets.
All electronic devices will be confiscated and the following consequences will apply:
1st Offense: Referral, and device returned to student at the end of the day with parental notification.
2nd Offense: Referral and parental notification. Parent/guardian may collect the item after 24 hours.
3rd Offense: Referral, and school will maintain possession* until student transitions or withdraws.
DRESS CODE VIOLATION: Any student arriving out of dress code will be placed into the Behavior Intervention Classroom (BIC) and parent will be notified. Parent may bring corrective clothing to school for their student, or the student may be provided with loaner clothing (if available), or the student will remain in BIC for the duration of the day. Repeat offenders will be referred to the Problem Solving Team / Social Worker.
* Per SLCSB Student Code of Conduct, the school and/or its employees are not liable for any loss, theft, or damage of any confiscated property.