News & Announcements

SGA Presents... RIVAL WEEK

During the week of November 2-7, 2020, the FAMU DRS Student Government Association will be hosting activities in celebration of the FAMU DRS Football Team's last regular season game against rival NFC. There will be a poster contest and students will be allowed to wear jerseys on Friday!
For additional information, please contact Mr. Anthony Thompson at anthony1.thompson@famu.edu or you may click on the headline for additional information.

STREAM Robotics Program Accepting Applications

The FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics Program is currently accepting applications. Visit the FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics webpage to find out more about this awesome program and all it has to offer. For additional information, contact Program Coordinator Mrs. Yolanda Foxx-Palmer at yolanda.foxxpalmer@famu.edu

November Lunch Menus

Interested in what will be available for lunch in November? The November 2020 Lunch Menus have been published for view. Click on the title above to go to the FAMU DRS Cafeteria page to view our breakfast and lunch menus.

FAMU DRS Title I Hosts Home Ownership Workshop

On Wednesday, October 21st at 6 pm, FAMU DRS will host an interactive Home Ownership Workshop. In conjunction with several local organizations and programs, the FAMU DRS Title I workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to actively engage with Realtor Danielle Andrews, Realtor Paulette McFarlane, Credit Specialist Michelle Henry, and the Tallahassee Lenders' Consortium. You may register for this FREE workshop at https://bit.ly/36YnFr by Monday, October 19, 2020 at 5 pm.
For additional information, contact Ms. LaBissiere, Title I Coordinator (Sheila.Labissiere@famu.edu), or Ms. Jerry, Homeless Liaison (Renee.Jerry@famu.edu), or Ms. Foxx-Palmer, School Social Worker (Yolanda.FoxxPalmer@famu.edu).

FAMU DRS Virtual Crunch Day - October 21, 2020

The Food and Nutrition Services Department
encourage students of FAMU DRS to participate in
our annual Crunch Day celebration by trying one of
these nutritious foods to CRUNCH on: Apple,
Carrot, Cucumber or Corn if they are available to
you during your lunch time.

Fall 2020 Title I Meeting

All parents, guardians, students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join us at the Fall 2020 Title I Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually (through Zoom) on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6 pm.

Please contact Ms. Sheila LaBissiere, Title I Coordinator, at sheila.labissiere@famu.edu for additional information.

Transition to Online Learning - September 20, 2020

URGENT MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT JOHNSON.

Click the link above to read Superintendent Johnson's full message.

Excerpt:
"We are transitioning to online instruction (remote learning) for the next two weeks beginning, tomorrow, Monday, September 21."
"We are proposing Monday, October 5 as a tentative return to campus.:
"On Wednesday, September 23 pre-packaged meals for breakfast and lunch will again be available from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meals will be distributed at FAMU DRS in the Orange Avenue circle drive."
"As previously addressed, I am encouraging everyone to get tested. Free diagnostic and antibody testing are available at Bragg Memorial Stadium Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m."

Volunteering at FAMU DRS: Training Workshops to Begin

Volunteering at FAMU DRS is a simple two-step process. Step 1 is to complete and submit your volunteer application form to Yolanda Foxx-Palmer at yolanda.foxxpalmer@famu.edu and step 2 is to include in the email with your application your preferred training date.

If your application is approved, you will be sent a confirmation email with the zoom information. IT'S THAT EASY!

Click on the link (News Title) above to go to the Volunteering at FAMU DRS webpage

FAMU DRS and FAMU’s School of Nursing Presents... Vision & Hearing Screenings

September 25th Vision & Hearing Screenings CANCELED -----
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FAMU DRS is collaborating with the FAMU School of Nursing for our annual vision and hearing screenings. We would like to offer an opportunity for parents to bring their students to the school for these screeners. Vision and hearing screenings are not only required by the state of Florida, but also very important in early diagnosis of potential barriers in a student’s ability to learn and grow!
If you have a student in the designated grade levels listed below, and you would like for your child to be screened, please adhere to the following procedures:

- Parents will enter in their vehicles on the Orange Avenue side of the school and proceed past the cafeteria to the back loop behind the secondary buildings.
- Parents are asked to stay in their vehicles and in the car line while screenings are being completed.
- FAMU Nursing will greet students in the vehicle line, at which time they will take temperatures and ensure students are wearing mask coverings.
- FAMU Nursing will escort students into the designated areas of the school.
- After the vision and hearing screenings are completed, students will be escorted back to their vehicles in the car line.

If you wish to bring your student for vision and hearing screenings, please see the below dates and time ranges for the required grade levels.

WHERE:
FAMU DRS
SEPTEMBER 18TH
Kindergarten ~ Any time between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Grade ~ Any time between 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
SEPTEMBER 25TH
Third Grade ~ Any time between 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sixth Grade ~ Any time between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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