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Welcome Parents

Please explore the areas below for links to services provided by the district and associated local groups.
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Attention Parents: If your emergency contact information has changed, please contact your child's school immediately to inform them of the changes (phone, address, point of contact) or login to the Skyward Parent Portal to update your personal information.

To learn more about the new Skyward Family Access parent portal, please click here.


The School District of DeSoto County has a Zero Tolerance Policy for School-Related Violent Crime. For a copy of the policy and examples of zero tolerance incidents please click below

Multi-Tiered Support System Resources:

Parents please view these linked files for resources and guidance concerning our school support system.

For instructional aids on multiple school subjects and standardized assessments please click the icon and links below.


MDVS is a cooperative educational option between the North East Florida Educational Consortium of 21 school districts.Each K-12 student in the MyDistrict Virtual School is considered enrolled in the school district of their residence and has access to all of the educational opportunities and resources they would as if they were attending a traditional classroom at a school in their district. Virtual students have day-to-day flexibility while following a traditional school calendar. Students are expected to actively work in courses each week and complete courses within semester timelines.

  • Students in grades 6-12 will be able to take advantage of Edgenuity, Florida Virtual School, or K12 Florida LLC online curricula offered through a franchise agreement with their districts.
  • In Kindergarten through 6th grade, MyDistrict Virtual School offers curriculum and an online learning experience provided by Calvert Education Services or K12 Florida, LLC

Click MyDistrict Virtual School logo to visit their site!


Homeless Services

For information on local homeless services available to students and families in transition please click the link above. Also visit our Federal Projects Department for other related local services.


Florida KidCare Program

For low-cost health insurance for children dial (1-888-540-5437)

To find out more information please click KidCare link above.


Florida Virtual School

Florida Virtual School is a public school but, as you can probably tell, we're not just any public school. We're online. This means no matter where you live you can access more than 120 courses, from Geometry to AP Art History and everything in between. What's more, our courses are just as real as the dedicated, certified teachers who teach them. FLVS is where you go to learn on your time and on your schedule, no matter what kind of student you are. Public, private and homeschooled students, from kindergarten-12th grade, can take our virtual courses whether they live in Florida or not.


Bully Hot Line

Bullying, hazing, and harassment are everyday occurrences in the lives of thousands of students across our nation's schools each day.

Bullying is pervasive and does not magically end when administrators and other school officials meet with the bullies and bullying victims. With the number of incidents of bullying that happens in our schools, a bullying hotline has been started. The Report a Bully Hotline is now available for students, parents and grandparents who are concerned about bullying and the effects of bullying.

For twenty-four hours, every day, the hot line is a way of communicating with children and their families to positively change the behavior of bullies and their victims.

If you are being bullied, know someone who is being bullied or know of a person or group who is bullying others, please telephone 863.993.1504, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For information on warning signs if your child is being bullied, displaying bully behavior, and resources for engaging your child in conversations about bullying click the Bully Hot Line link above or the Bully Free Zone button at the top corner of the page

Florida Empowerment Scholarship
For information on this program please contact Angelica Vazquez at [email protected] or 863-494-0261.  You may also visit for additional information.