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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

    Friday, September 16, 2022

    DeLaura Scotties are

    Respectful, Honest, Hard Working, & Kind

     

    The DeLaura Revitalization Project has raised over $10,000!  Our families and local businesses have been so generous in supporting our school.  Our goal is to raise $30,000 in 30 days.  Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated. Checks can be dropped off in our front office made out to DeLaura Middle School PTO or donate online, either via a one-time payment or monthly payments. https://bit.ly/3CH2Kwd

     

    DeLaura Middle School wishes to thank its Gold Partners

    Future Home Loans & Jamie Rhude  As a mortgage broker, I love having the opportunity to help families purchase the home of their dreams with a mortgage! Contact Jamie at jrhude@future.loans   

    Valderrama Orthodontics  Everyone is treated like family here and you will notice the difference. Valderrama Orthodontics has two locations to serve your family: Suntree and Rockledge/Viera.  Visit them at valderramaortho.com  

    Beachside Smiles Pediatric Dentistry  Beachside Smiles is passionate about providing the children of Brevard county with the best dental care in a fun modern environment! Give us a call today 321-773-8578!

    If you would like to sponsor DeLaura Middle School, please contact Mrs. Woods in our front office. See more here: https://bit.ly/3Ae4ESe 

     

     Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: Normal Day 
    • Tues: Normal Day- Basketball Game @ Johnson
    • Wed: Normal Day 
    • Thurs: Normal Day- Basketball Game @ DMS
    • Fri: Dismissal 3:00pm

     

    Family/Teacher Conference Night: Mark your calendars.  Delaura Family/Teacher Conference Night has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Families can email a teacher they want a conference with.  Conferences will be 10 minutes in length and will be in person unless the family requests a virtual conference.  Some families may need a virtual conference to make them more accessible.   

     

    Drop Off and Pick Up at DeLaura:  Our #1 priority is student safety.  One way we can all help with safety is to drive cautiously during morning drop off and afternoon pick up.  We have some congestion during morning drop off that presents some dangers for walkers and bikers.  Starting Monday, September 19, 2022, we will have cones out to close off the area closest to the office to cars.  This will allow walkers and bikers to have a safer entry onto campus.  We will work hard to ensure our drop off and pick up are as efficient as possible.  Please see the graphics below to show our traffic patterns. Thank you for helping make DeLaura the safest school it can be.

    Morning Drop Off

    Afternoon Pick Up

    A Scottie's Story:  In this episode, we learn about DeLaura’s Spanish teacher, Senora Rivera https://youtu.be/mPUFF5br0_M 

     

    Positive Message of the Week: In this special message, I talk about 9/11: https://youtu.be/sOCvnK-6qNQ 

     

    DeLaura Spirit Days: Twice a month, DeLaura will encourage students and educators to show their spirit with themed dress up days.  Here are the Spirit Days for September and October:

    • 9/23 -Back on Campus- Wear college attire
    • 9/30 -Team Day- Wear you favorite team jersey or shirt
    • 10/14- Pink Out- Support the battle vs. breast cancer and wear PINK 

    ATHLETICS:  Thank you to all the students and families that came out to support the basketball and cheerleading programs.  Congratulations to the Boys and Girls team on their wins against Odyssey Charter on Tuesday and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School on Thursday.    Next week, the teams play on Tuesday (September 20) at Johnson Middle School.   Thursday (September 22) we will have a beachside clash where we host Hoover Middle School.  We would love to have everyone supporting the teams.  Go Scotties!!

    Attending Away Basketball Games: When DeLaura students attend away basketball games, they will be required to have an adult with them. Our students will not be admitted to away games without an adult.

     

    Media Center Update: FYI…the latest estimation for the reopening of the Media Center is Wednesday, September 28.  The Media Center flooded and the carpet needs to be replaced.

     

    September is World Suicide Awareness Month. Below are resources for Suicide Prevention to talk about as a family.

     

    Thank you for your support,

    Scott Corso

    Principal, DeLaura Middle School

     

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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

    Friday, September 10, 2022

    DeLaura Scotties are

    Respectful, Honest, Hard Working, & Kind

     

    The DeLaura Revitalization Project has raised over $8,500 since Open House!  Our families and local businesses have been so generous in supporting our school.  Our goal is to raise $30,000 in 30 days.  We will start to see these donations put into action as we make DeLaura the most welcoming environment it can be.

    Our Direct Ask Goal is $30,000 in 30 Days.

    Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated.

    Donate online, either via a one-time payment or monthly payments. https://bit.ly/3CH2Kwd

     

    Class Rotations Change Monday:  This coming Monday, the school day starts with 2nd period, lunch is 5th period, and we end with 1st period.  This helps families who have regular appointments not miss the same class all year long.  It also allows students to have different people to interact with at lunch.  We start new rotations the 1st Monday of each month.  In September, we will start the new rotation on Monday, September 12.  We’ll communicate each rotation with all families and students.

    Here’s our Calendar Rotation for 2022-2023: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLUzwKrUryVnhAKyj4t6FlnodL4jej2R/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104507546878430386513&rtpof=true&sd=true   

     

     Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: Normal Day - Class Rotation - Start with 2nd Period
    • Tues: Normal Day
    • Wed: Picture Day + Normal Day 
    • Thurs: Normal Day
    • Fri: Dismissal 3:00pm

     

    Picture Day: Picture day will be held Wednesday, September 14th in the Gymnasium. Photos will be taken during Science classes. Photos can be pre-ordered online at https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000940703. Any picture day questions can be sent to Mx. Stanley at stanley.rebecca@brevardschools.org . There will be a photo retake opportunity October 19th. 

     

    A Scottie's Story:  In this episode, we learn about DeLaura Alum, former pro surfer, CJ Hobgood: https://youtu.be/k9bu_zVQQzE 

     

    Positive Message of the Week: In this special message, I remind students about being polite and RESPECTFUL.  https://youtu.be/cly1xBewMKA 

     

    Weather Delays:  In the event we have severe weather, lightning, heavy rain or weather conditions that make it unsafe for students and staff to be outside and dismissed, we will hold bikers and walkers indoors. Bus riders will be in the gym and walkers/bikers will be held in the cafe.  Those being picked up, if safe to do so, can be taken by their families in their cars.  When the conditions are safe, we will resume normal operations.

     

    Interim Grade Reports: The interim grading period ended on Thursday, September 8th.  Families will be able to see posted grades for Interim 1 by Tuesday, September 13th.  This is not a final grade, we are at a halfway point in the 1st Quarter.  Parent directions for viewing interim grades are located here: https://goo.gl/uehfV1  Encourage your student to discuss any concerns about grades with their teacher.  Empowering your child to be a self-advocate is one of the most important skills they can learn in middle school.

     

    Lunches for ‘22-23: This year, lunch is not free for all students.  Below is information how to sign up for paid lunches and guidelines for Free and Reduced meals.

    • My Payments Plus: Paid Lunch will be $2.50.  Sign up on https://mypaymentsplus.com/register to manage your child’s cafeteria account. Check account balances, sign up for free low-balance e-mail reminders, make payments using a credit or debit card, set up auto-pay for when your child’s account reaches a low-balance threshold.
    • Free and Reduced: Students may qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch meals based on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.  You must reapply each year.  https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/3473

     

    ATHLETICS-Show your SCOTTIE Spirit!!

    The first home basketball games will be Tuesday, September 13 vs Odyssey Charter School.  The boys game starts at 5:30 and the girls game starts 10 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.  Then on Thursday, September 15,  DeLaura will host Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School.  Girls game will start at 5:30 and the boys will start 10 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.  Come support the Girls and Boys Basketball team and Cheerleaders as they begin their season.

     

    Any student who is interested in trying out for the Mascot Team, tryouts will be on Friday, September 9 at 3:00 in Room 216.  Students must have the completed Athletic Packet on file to try out.  If you are high energy and enthusiastic, the Mascot team is right for you.  Please see Mrs. Calderone (Room 216) for more information.

     

    Thank you again for all your support.  I feel very fortunate to be your principal.  

    Scott Corso

    Principal, DeLaura Middle School

     

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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

    Friday, September 2, 2022

    DeLaura Scotties are

    Respectful, Honest, Hard Working, & Kind

    No School on Monday! Labor Day

    Thank you to all the families who attended Open House on Wednesday.  Below is a link to my opening presentation:  https://bit.ly/3AKyEoS 

     

    And thank you to those who have already donated to the Delaura Revitalization Project.   We want to make DeLaura a place that is warm and inviting, a school all Scotties are proud to call home.  

    WE NEED YOUR HELP!

     

    Be a part of a special time in DeLaura Middle School history.

    Check out our plans and how you can help…

    • Donate $100 to help build an outdoor classroom supported by shade structures, new signs welcoming people to DeLaura, and add trees/plants throughout our campus (inside and out)
    • Donate $50 to add art work & positive banners promoting our core values plus new weather door mats
    • Donate $25 to painting our floors to improve the feel and lighting; new window covering for safety and improved aesthetics
    • Donate $10 to help buy planter boxes for our trees

     

    Our Direct Ask Goal is $30,000 in 30 Days.

    Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated.

    Donate online, either via a one-time payment or monthly payments. https://bit.ly/3CH2Kwd

    Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: No School
    • Tues: Normal Day
    • Wed: Normal Day 
    • Thurs: Normal Day
    • Fri: Dismissal 3:00pm

     

    A Scottie's Story: Mrs. Baffa and Mrs. Haley:  In this episode, we learn about Our new counselors, Mrs. Baffa and Mrs. Haley: https://youtu.be/m4xWQv4ERzk 

     

    Positive Message of the Week: In this special message, Mr. Corso reminds students how they can help make DeLaura the safest school it can be. https://youtu.be/6z6YaLOOy0I 

     

    National Junior Honor Society: The first NJHS/BETA Club meeting of the year will be Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 8:45 a.m. on the patio outside the cafeteria. Interested students must pick up an application from the front office, guidance, Mrs. Martin in Room 2-215 or Mrs. McWilliams in 2-226. NJHS requires a GPA of 3.5 or higher and BETA requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher. See the application for details

     

    Lost Bus Badges: Many of our students have lost their badge to ride the bus.  Here is an easy way for students to download the barcode to their phone.

    •  
    • How
    •  do I download a digital bus badge?

    •   The barcode can be accessed through the Brevard Focus App. Please follow these instructions to access the barcode and place it on the student's phone:

    • Logging in from a parent's Focus Account
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      1.  Download Brevard Focus App
      2.  Log in using your parent Focus log in
      3.  Enter Password
      4.  Click on the barcode next to the student's name
      5.  Take a screenshot and save the image to the phone
      6.   
    • Logging in from a student's Focus Account
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      1. Download Brevard Focus App
      2.  Log in using your student’s district email address: (i.e.
      3. studentid@brevardschools.org)
      4.  Log in to Microsoft using your student’s district email address (i.e.
      5. studentid@st.brevardschools.org)
      6. Enter Password
      7. Click on
      8. Click on Virtual ID Badge
      9. Take a screenshot and save the image to the phone

     

    Media Center Update: As some may know, our Media Center flooded a few weeks ago due to a pipe issue. The district is fixing the pipe and redoing the carpet to ensure the safest environment for our Scotties and to prevent future problems. By the end of this week, our Media Specialist Mrs. Harris will have visited all ELA classes, informing students how to check out E-books through Sora. We will give you an update on a timeline for reopening the Media Center when we have it.

     

    Team Store Update: For those who ordered from our online Team Store, all products will be shipped directly to the Shipping Address you provided on your order. Average delivery is 3-4 weeks after the shop closes.

     

    Florida KidCare: Brevard Schools Foundation is partnering with Florida KidCare to help spread the message about how all children, regardless of income, can receive health insurance. Many families are not aware that they could qualify for benefits. With many changes in family circumstances due to COVID, rising inflation and more, there may be families who never experienced the need for subsidized coverage, but that could benefit from it now. Even families that do not meet income eligibility requirements are able to obtain coverage. This, especially, could be beneficial for self-employed individuals or those who just want to find a more competitive rate. For more information about the Florida KidCare program visit www.floridakidcare.org  

     

    Scottie Athletics:

    Congratulations to the following for making the DeLaura Fall Athletic Teams:

     

    Cheerleading: Khloe B, Hailey B, Sadie C, Addison G, Malina L, Gabriela M, Abigail N, Lola P, Hadley P, Claire S, Sonny S, Elaina T, Ava T,  Lana W,  Kylie W, Reese W 

     

    Girls Basketball: Luciano A, Ana B, Avari B, Jazzy B, Lexi B, Samantha G, Halyn H, Jaile H, Kayla M, Jaidyn O, Izzy O, Demi R, Katerina T

     

    Boys Basketball:  Logan B, Carlos B, Ayden B, Will C, Kyle D, Van G, Maximus L, Dylan M, Nathan M, Josh S, Felipe W

     

    The basketball season starts on September 13 at home against Odyssey Charter School.  Come support the basketball teams and cheerleaders as they begin their season.

    2022 Basketball Schedule

      

    Again, thank you for coming to Open House.  Your energy and support mean so much to us.  

     

    Together, we can do amazing things for our kids,

    Scott Corso

    Principal, DeLaura Middle School

     

     

     

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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

    Friday, August 19, 2022

     

    We are excited to announce DeLaura has 4 new Core Values.  Over 400!  families and educators voted!  We believe Scotties should be...

    Respectful        Honest      Hard Working    &       Kind

     

    Our values sound amazing.  Don't they describe a great kid and a great educator?  They will become a part of everything we do.  Our core values help give us direction.  Thank you for your help in establishing them.

     

    Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: Normal Day
    • Tues: Same Start and Dismissal Time - Special Testing Schedule (See Below)
    • Wed: Same Start and Dismissal Time - Special Testing Schedule (See Below)
    • Thurs: Normal Day
    • Fri: Dismissal 3:00pm

     

    BELL SCHEDULE:  TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

    9:30-12:03 

    Testing:  Students report to classroom determined by Math class.  This location will be shared by their Math teacher on Monday, August 22.  It will also be posted in various locations around school campus.  

    12:03- 1:43         

    1st Period

    12:03-12:33     

    1st Lunch

    12:38-1:08 

    2nd Lunch

    1:13-1:43

    3rd Lunch

    1:46-2:08

    2nd Period

    2:11-2:33

    3rd Period

    2:36-2:58         

    4th Period

    3:01-3:23

    5th Period

    3:26-3:48

    6th Period

    3:51-4:15         

    7th Period

     

    This Week’s Positive Message: From time to time, DeLaura likes to share a positive message with our students.  This week’s message focuses on diversity and disabilities. Check it out:  https://youtu.be/LSwf68-ybE0  

     

    Lightning Delay:  Earlier this week we had a lightning delay. During a delay, we are unable to allow walkers, bike riders and the buses to leave campus until we receive the all clear (a loud horn beeping 3 times). This delay is to ensure the safest dismissal possible for our community. Thank you to our Respectful students for following directions and staying safe.

     

    A Scottie’s Story:  A Scottie's Story is a series about one of our members of the DeLaura family.  In this episode, we learn about Coach Reynolds (hint - he’s done something probably none of us have done!).  Got a story to tell?  Let me/Jenny know if you would like to film a Scottie Story.  https://youtu.be/OYRkCuSEG

    State Testing: The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) is a progress monitoring tool that will be administered three times per year to track your student’s progress in learning the Benchmarks of Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards throughout this school year.  Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Reading assessment will be given at DeLaura on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to all students. The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Math assessment (students enrolled in Math 7 and Math 8) and the MAPS assessment (students enrolled in Algebra and Geometry) will be given on Wednesday, August 23, 2022 from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to all students. For more information on the test design, see my email form earlie rint he week or please visit https://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/best/ . If you or your student would like to interact with the online testing platform or review FAST Reading and Mathematics sample items at home, sample test materials are available at https://flfast.org/families.html 

    Please keep in mind that students must be in the full testing period for the test to be scored.  Please avoid checking students in late or out during the testing periods.  

    If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Candace Terry, Testing Coordinator at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org.

    Athletics Update:

    Athletics will be in full swing starting this week.  

    • Cheerleading Tryouts are Monday, August 22 - Thursday, August 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.  Students wishing to try out for Cheerleading must also submit the teacher recommendation.  See Mrs. Fromson for more information (fromson.aleksa@brevardschools.org).
    • Girls Basketball Tryouts are Monday August 29- Wednesday, August 31 from 7:45-9:00 a.m.  See Coach Terry for more information (terry.robertp@brevardschools.org).
    • Boys Basketball Tryouts are  Monday, August 29-Wednesday, August 31 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  See Coach Frankenfield for more information (frankenfield.ryan@brevardschools.org

    All students must submit the DeLaura Middle School Athletic Participation Packet prior to tryouts.   (Those who had their ECG done through “Who We Play For” on Wednesday at DMS, please submit as soon as results are received.  Results can be emailed to terry.candacem@brevardschools.org.)  

    Please contact Candace Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org with any questions.  

    Open House:  Wednesday, August 31st starting at 6:00 PM, we’ll meet families in the Cafeteria for a quick overview of the night. Families will follow their child’s schedule by period. You will meet each of their teachers and find out what they will be learning this year. Open House is for adults only.  Students should not attend.  We have limited space in classrooms.  Students will bring home a handout with a schedule and map to help families navigate our campus.  We look forward to meeting you. GO SCOTTIES! OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE: AUGUST 31, 2022

    6:00 – 6:10 Meet in the Cafeteria for an overview by Mr. Corso

    6:15 - 6:25 1st Period

    6:30 – 6:40 2nd Period

    6:45 – 6:55 3rd Period

    7:00 – 7:10 4th Period

    7:15 – 7:25 5th Period

    7:30 – 7:40 6th Period

    7:45 – 7:55 7th Period

     

    Reminders:

    DeLaura Online Team Store Closes TODAY! DeLaura has a new team store: https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/DELAURA22

    It is open now and closes TODAY.  Many different items are offered.

    Show your Scottie Pride! Order soon!

     

     Questions?  Email: myteamshop@bsnsports.com  Phone: 800-749-3813

     

    Thank you for your support,

    Scott Corso

    Principal

    DeLaura Middle School

     

     

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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

    Friday, August 12, 2022

     

    Thank you for an ‘A’mazing start to the school year.  Our kids have been awesome.  We are looking forward to a wonderful school year!

     

    Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: 9:30am Start, 4:15pm Dismissal 
    • Tues: 9:30am Start, 4:15pm Dismissal 
    • Wed: 9:30am Start, 4:15pm Dismissal 
    • Thurs: 9:30am Start, 4:15pm Dismissal 
    • Fri: 9:30am Start, 3:00pm Dismissal 

     

    Core Values: One of our school goals this year is to establish core values at DeLaura Middle School.  Core values state clearly for our community the fundamental driving forces of our DeLaura Family.  Thank you to those who have already given their input.  Please pick 3 values you feel are THE most important using this Google Form by Tuesday, August 16: https://forms.gle/7oRDjEpRUMi7NYW68 

     

    A Scottie’s Story:  A Scottie's Story is a series about one of our members of the DeLaura family.  In this episode, we learn about our new Media Specialist Beth Harris.  Check it out… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9612IDqCHLs 

     

    DeLaura Open House August 31 6:00-8:00pm: Mark your Calendars!  Families come to Open House to hear from each of their child’s teachers.  We’ll have an opening session in the Gym and then 10 minute visits to each period.  We can’t wait to see you at Open House.  

     

    DeLaura Online Team Store Closes Aug 19! DeLaura has a new team store: https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/DELAURA22

    It is open now and closes August 19th.  Many different items are offered.

    Show your Scottie Pride! Order soon!

     

     Questions?  Email: myteamshop@bsnsports.com  Phone: 800-749-3813

     

    Join the DeLaura PTO:  If you are interested in joining our PTO, you can email our PTO president at president.delaurapto@gmail.com or visit our PTO facebook @Facebook.com/delaurapto 

     

    Lunches for ‘22-23: This year, lunch is not free for all students.  Below is information how to sign up for paid lunches and guidelines for Free and Reduced meals.

    • My Payments Plus: Paid Lunch will be $2.50.  Sign up on https://mypaymentsplus.com/register to manage your child’s cafeteria account. Check account balances, sign up for free low-balance e-mail reminders, make payments using a credit or debit card, set up auto-pay for when your child’s account reaches a low-balance threshold.
    • Free and Reduced: Students may qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch meals based on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.  You must reapply each year.  https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/3473

     

    Get Connected with Delaura Social Media: We will be sharing information and the Story of DeLaura in many ways, including Social Media.  Follow us on…

    Instagram and Twitter @DeLauraMS and Subscribe on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3AxfhaWKp_8XfvojyTZgag 

     

    Athletics Information: All students wishing to try out or participate for ANY DeLaura Middle School Athletics must complete the Required Athletic Packet prior to tryouts.  This packet includes a physical and an ECG report. 

    https://www.brevardschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=45041&dataid=86404&FileName=2022-2023%20Athletic%20Packet.pdf 

    The physical can be completed by a physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner.  Participation Packet is attached.  It is also on the DeLaura website under athletics. 

     

    Who We Play For is a local organization dedicated to providing required ECG for families wishing to participate in Athletics.  Who We Play For will be on the DeLaura Campus August 17, 2022 from 4:50-7:30 pm to provide ECG’s.  To be screened  you must pre-register on the following website:  https://app.squarespacescheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=23794103&appointmentType=36006325  Screenings are $20 and paid online.  Screenings will take place in the DeLaura Gym. Please enter through the bus loop and outdoor basketball courts.  Each electrocardiogram (ECG)  heart screening is interpreted by a pediatric cardiologist or cardiologist (for participants 16 and older) volunteering to serve of WWPF Medical Advisory Team.  These are national and international level experts specifically trained on how to read ECG heart screenings for athletes based on the International Criteria.  Results are returned via email within 3-7 business days.  Students must be 10+ year to participate in the heart screening program. 

     

    Please note, registration ends at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.  Due to COVID-19, each participant is asked to please wear a mask. 

     

    Reminder:  Cheerleading Try Outs are August 22-25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Boys Basketball Tryouts are August 29-31 from 4:15-5:30 p.m..  Girls Basketball try outs are August 29-31 from 7:45-9:00 a.m.  This packet must be completed in its entirety to try-out.  Packets can be turned in the Guidance Office or Front Office

     

    Please contact Mrs. Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org if you have any questions. 

     

    Thank you for your patience with our busing schedule.  Some buses have been later than planned.  We appreciate the grace and understanding.

     

    A better school starts with each one of us!

    Scott Corso

    Principal

    DeLaura Middle School

     

    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

    Friday, August 5, 2022

     

    Thank you to everyone who came for Registration on Wednesday.  It was wonderful seeing our students and families on campus.  If you were unable to attend Registration, we have an alternative registration on Monday, August 8 from 3-6pm at school.  I will also host another Meet the Principal opportunity at school on August 8 from 4:30-6pm.

     

    Drop Off and Pick at DeLaura: Our gates open in the morning daily at 9:05am.  Last Bell is 4:15pm.  Students can be dropped off and picked up in front of school.  Some families park in our lot and allow their children to come to them.  Please be patient as we share our parking lot with Satellite High.

     

    Students coming from the north end of campus…the gate and opening along the concrete wall to the north of Satellite High is going to be locked and blocked off to walkers and bike riders (see map below).  For the safety of our students who are coming to school during the time Satellite buses are arriving as well as to enhance the security of Satellite, that area will be closed and locked to all foot and bike traffic.

     

    Bikers and walkers coming from the north area can still get to DeLaura by way of the opening on the far east end of that wall where they will be able to cross at the stop signs to head to DMS. 

     

     

    Students, Bring a Water Bottle to School Everyday!

    We have new water filling stations throughout our campus. 

     

    Openings at DeLaura: We have a few openings for support staff at DeLaura.  We are in need of a Custodial and a Nurse/Health Clerk.  If you know of anyone interested, please contact our front office.

     

    Thank You to the DeLaura PTO:  As our Educators returned to work, they provided donuts one day and lunch today (Friday).  Your support of DeLaura is very much appreciated!  If you are interested in joining our PTO, you can email our PTO president at president.delaurapto@gmail.com or visit our PTO facebook @Facebook.com/delaurapto 

     

    Get Connected with Delaura Social Media: We will be sharing information and the Story of DeLaura in many ways, including Social Media.  Follow us on…

    Instagram and Twitter @DeLauraMS and Subscribe on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3AxfhaWKp_8XfvojyTZgag 

     

    Bus Passes: Any new riders to BPS transportation will receive their badges within a few days of being assigned a bus. Any new bus badges will be printed and given to the bus driver to give to the student when they enter the bus. Parents can also print out the barcode and download to the child’s phone to make getting on and off the bus easier until their badge comes. Below are the directions to download the barcode. Feel free to share these directions with parents.

     

    The barcode can be accessed through the Brevard Focus App. Please follow these instructions to access the barcode and place on student phone:

    Logging in using a student’s Focus log in

     

    1. Download
    2.  Brevard Focus App  
    3. Log in
    4.  using your student’s district email address: (i.e. studentid@brevardschools.org)  
    5. Log in
    6.  to Microsoft using your student’s district email address (i.e. studentid@st.brevardschools.org)  
    7. Enter
    8.  Password 
    9. Physical
    10.  and Participation PacketClick on
    11. Click
    12.  on Virtual ID Badge
    13. Take
    14.  a screenshot and save the image to the phone

    Logging in using a parent’s Focus log in

     

    1. Download
    2.  Brevard Focus App  
    3. Log in
    4.  using parent Focus account email address  
    5. Enter
    6.  Password 
    7. Click
    8.  on the barcode next to the student's name (If you don’t see the student in your account please contact the school to connect them)  
    9. Take
    10.  a screenshot and save the image to the phone 

     

    Athletics Tryouts:  All students interested in playing a fall sport will need to complete the Physical and Participation Packet BEFORE tryouts.  Physicals must be completed within 365 days of participation.   Please turn completed packets to the DeLaura Front Office or Guidance Office.  

     

    DeLaura Middle School is in the process of bringing in Who We Play For to do the EKG Heart Screening.  Please be on the lookout for more information on dates and sign up.  (This will be scheduled before fall tryouts for any DeLaura student.)  

     

    Participation Packets can be found on the DeLaura website under Athletics. Athletic Participation Packet

     

    Athletics TRYOUT DATES- Please report to the gym for tryouts:

    Cheerleading:  Coach Fromson:  August 22, 23, 24, and 25 at 4:30-5:30 pm

    Girls Basketball:  Coach Terry: August 29, 30, and 31 at 7:45-9:00 am 

    Boys Basketball:  Coach Frankenfield:  August 29, 30, and 31 at 4:15-5:30

     

    Please contact Mrs. Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org

     

    DeLaura Open House August 31 6:00-7:30pm: Mark your Calendars!  Open House is a chance for families to learn more about their child’s teachers and classes.  More information is coming soon!

     

    Lunches for ‘22-23: This year, lunch is not free for all students.  Below is information how to sign up for paid lunches and guidelines for Free and Reduced meals.

    • My Payments Plus: Paid Lunch will be $2.50.  Sign up on https://mypaymentsplus.com/register to manage your child’s cafeteria account. Check account balances, sign up for free low-balance e-mail reminders, make payments using a credit or debit card, set up auto-pay for when your child’s account reaches a low-balance threshold.
    • Free and Reduced: Students may qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch meals based on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.  You must reapply each year.  https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/3473

     

    DeLaura Online Team NOW OPEN! DeLaura has a new team store: https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/DELAURA22

    It is open now and closes August 19th.  Many different items are offered.

    Show your Scottie Pride! Order soon!

     

     Questions?  Email: myteamshop@bsnsports.com  Phone: 800-749-3813

     

    Remember, the first day of school is Wednesday, August 10, starting at 9:30am.

    A better school starts with each one of us,

    Scott Corso

    Principal, DeLaura Middle School