Dear DeBerry Families:

Welcome back, to our returning and new DeBerry families! Our DeBerry team is energized and ready to continue the work of providing your child with quality instruction and learning experiences.  I am proud of our DeBerry community and look forward to working closely with you all as we continue to engage our students in their learning back in person. While supporting all students, families, and staff as we navigate our way out of this historic pandemic, our school will continue with our DeBerry mission which is to achieve academic excellence, demonstrate respectful and responsible behavior, and develop passion for learning.

We need your help to accomplish this mission! Please see the following bulleted items.

  • Fill out the parent Emergency Form to update information: It will be sent home on the first day of school. Fill out and return all additional forms sent home.
  • Make sure your child attends school on time 8:30-3:30 daily dressed in uniform.  
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers through email and Class Dojo to support your child’s success!
  • Follow the Parent Portal instructions to stay up to date on student progress.

 There will be many opportunities during the school year for families to get involved in our school community. We look forward to having you being a part of as many of these events as possible!  We also invite you to be a part of the DeBerry PTO. Let’s keep parent engagement going! Please speak to our Parent Facilitator, Mrs. Mattie Jenkins, or the PTO President, Santa Pagan to see how you can get involved. Any member of a DeBerry student’s family is welcome to share in attending PTO meetings.

 Principal Fazio

DeBerry School Mission Statement

The mission of the William N. DeBerry Elementary School is to support all scholars in achieving academic excellence, demonstrating respectful and responsible behavior, and developing a passion for learning as they begin their journey to college and career.

We work tirelessly to support all students with their academic achievements through tiered instruction and interventions in reading and math. Continuous learning and maximum effort of scholars and staff are expected, valued, and supported in order to meet rigorous standards. We are goal focused in the development of teachers so that all are prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century student.

Education is a team effort at DeBerry School and we work hard to embrace the community and family involvement in our students academic success. Our aim is to establish nurturing, accountable, and meaningful relationships within our school and community so our students understand their potential, and have the confidence to become successful contributors to society.