During this time, some of our team is working in the office to answer calls from 8:30-1:30.

.  Feel free to call the office during that time and the Principal after that time.

Others are working from home to assist you, here is the schedule.

 DEA Learning at Home for April


Distance Learning Flyer

Teachers have connected with each family as we plan for online learning.  In addition to online learning, if you would like, here are the district provided lessons for you to use at home for each grade.  If you are unable to print them and would like a printed copy please contact the office from 8:30-1:30 for printing.


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Modified Curriculum

We would like your input on our school’s Compact and Parent & Family Engagement Plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Please take a moment and look over this year’s Compact, then use the link below to leave us feedback.

2019-2020 Compact_Spanish            Parent Engagement Plan.Spanish

201-2020 Compact_English               Parent Engagement Plan.English

2019-2020_Compact Creole

Click here to give your input.

Uno en el formulario, haga clic en el botón en el lado derecho para traducir el formulario.


Tuck in Tuesday Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Chapter 1 read by author Chris Grabenstein

Chapter 2 read by Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Alvarez

Chapter 3 read by Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Alvarez

Chapters 4 & 5 read by Principal Tatom with a special message to author Mr. Grabenstein

Chapters 6 & 7 read by 3rd grade teacher Miss Gulczynski

Chapters 8 & 9 read by 3rd grade teacher Ms. Horton

Chapter 10 & 11 read by 2nd grade teacher Ms. Lewis

Chapter 12 & 13 read by 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Anderson her intern Miss Matos

Chapter 14 & 15 read by 2nd grade teacher Miss Cummings

Chapter 16 & 17 read by 4th grade teacher Ms. Grantham

Chapter 18 & 19 read by Network Manger Mrs. Brantley

Chapter 20 & 21 read by 1st grade teacher Ms. Hanley

Chapter 22 & 23 read by Gifted teacher Mrs. Cobble

Chapter 24 & 25 read by 5th grade teacher Mrs. Torres

Chapter 26 & 27 read by School Counselor Mrs. Royer

Chapter 28 & 29 read by Mr. Cobble Media Productions Analyst Pubic Relations & Strategic Partnerships

Chapter 30 & 31 read by our Head Inquirer of the Week & Music Teacher Ms. Gonzalez

Chapter 32 & 33 read by our Head Inquirer of the Week & 3rd grade teacher Ms. Gonzalez

Chapter 34 & 35 read by Polk County Schools Website Designer Hannah Collins

Chapter 36 & 37 read by Speech and Language Pathologist Ms. Frye

Chapter 38 & 39 read by IB Coordinator and Gifted teacher Ms. Crain

Chapter 40 & 41 read by Literacy Coach Mrs. Meek

Chapter 42 & 43 read by our volunteer and SAC member Ms. Stripling Executive Director of the Northeast Polk Chamber

Chapter 44 & 45 read by Mrs. Noel ELA District Curriculum Specialist

Chapter 46 read by Mrs. Pleasant Senior Director of Communications and Chapter 47 read by Mrs. Bridges Senior Directory of Acceleration & Innovation

Chapter 48 read by Town Manager Deena Ware and 49 read by 5th grade student Valeria B. 

Chapter 50 & 51 read by School Board Chair Lori Cunningham

Chapter 52 & 53 ready by Fab Lab teacher Ms. Gann

Chapter 54 read by Rachel Pleasant, Senior Director of Communications & Chapter 55 & 56 read by Principal Tatom

More from Mr. Grabenstein for our DEA family

DEA on Bay News 9

Family Engagement Calendar 2019-2020

School will begin at 8:15 and end at 3:15

Students may be dropped off when the office opens at 7:45 for breakfast

School office hours: 7:45-3:45 Monday-Friday

After School Programs at DEA:

Open Library contact Mrs. Worth

Wise Owl program contact Ms. Crain

Rising Star program contact Mrs. Hulsey

ELL tutoring program contact Ms. Tatom

Title I tutoring program contact Mrs. Dettling

Archery contact Coach Harris

Chorus & Bucket Band contact Mrs. Gonzalez

After school programs available for pick up:

Bushikan Karate : 863-354-1551 Contact Name: Juan

Haines City at Sports Karate: 863-877-7393 Contact Name: Diego

Dana’s Stay and Play: 863-439-2214 Contact: Dana or Porchia

Northridge Christian: 863-422-8164 Contact: Holly

Wee Care: 863-439-5884 Contact: Gracie, Nan

Full Attitude:  863-419-5143 Contact:  Jessica Cooper

Jesus Cares:  863-422-5888 Contact:  Julia Johnson

Wonderful Wednesday:  863-422-3334 Contact:  Deborah Bialecki

Bowling Cypress Lanes:  863-294-3295 Contact:  Mary Ann Watson & Lana Jo Carlisi


Summer Learning:  All of our students are invited to complete our summer learning program.  Here are the links for you do to do at home over the summer.  If you are unable to download these please contact the office for a printed copy.  Istation is available all summer too.  Here is what to do Video for Istation at home

Get ready for kindergarten

Get ready for 1st and 2nd grade

Get ready for ELA grades 3-8

Get reading for math grades 3-8

STEM challenges K-8

Remember readers become leaders, and readers always travel with books!

WORDS MATTER WRITERS CHANGE THE WORLD:  Our summer writing challenge is for each student to start their six word memoir and write their story.  Submit your six words to Ms. Tatom for our writing wall, then start writing your book this summer!

AWARD WINNING Rules for Writing video!

2019-2020 Sunshine State Young Readers Book List


Preparing students to excel in a global society!

Read Across America Slideshow – Dr. Seuss Day 


Please know that we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep our campuses safe. For more information on our new School Safety Guardian program, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yc6pr3qw

FSA Information 18-19

Watch our Rhythm of Resolution Music Video

Primary Years Programme at DEA

DEA Informational Brochure

Click here to watch a short video about our school

Transition Flyer_English

Transition Flyer_Spanish


District Website

District Mission Statement:  To Provide a High-Quality Education for All Students.

Car Rider Dismissal Map

Car rider dismissal

Students must stay in their cars until the 7:45 bell.  For the safety and security of your child,parents must supervise their children prior to 7:45.  Students may not be dropped off unsupervised prior to that time.
Although our dismissal procedures have not changed this year, the city did put in a no left turn sign to help re-enforce our policies.  Our students’ safety is our first priority.







Click here to watch a short video about our district

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