Congratulations to Mr. Johnson – SLPS Teacher of the Year

Honorees-1The 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, 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)

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Family Technology Night @ DCEC – 9/29

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

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Dress Code | 2015-2016

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.

Download the 2015-2016 Dress Code (PDF)

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.


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.

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.

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Last Modified: July 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm