Join us at Pinellas County Schools Parent University, a free event that supports the education of students in grades K-12. PCS Parent University will be held 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 29, at Countryside High School in Clearwater. The morning will be filled with a variety of workshops designed for parents to include academic and support programs, effective strategies that families can use to help their student succeed, and ways to advocate for students. Parents will also have the opportunity to speak directly with district staff about their concerns. Learn more at www.pcsb.org/parentuniversity.
Community input sought on closing the Achievement Gap
A series of community input sessions are being held during the 2016-2017 school year to gather ideas and opinions from school leaders, teachers, parents and community members. Each meeting will include a short presentation on the latest progress in closing the achievement gap and a summary of proposed action steps. There will be five areas set up at each meeting where participants can review action steps and provide input on the five key goals of the district’s Bridging the Gap Strategic Plan: graduation rates, student achievement, participation and performance in accelerated coursework, discipline, and Exceptional Student Education (ESE).
Meetings have been schedule and will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the following locations:
Students can now log onto Khan Academy at www.SATpractice.org for free, personalized practice for the new SAT. This resource is available thanks to a partnership between Khan Academy and the College Board. Pinellas County Schools wants to make sure that parents know about Khan Academy practice tools and recent changes to the SAT.
The district has also developed a webpage www.pcsb.org/sat that provides a variety of resources to ensure that students are prepared for the SAT.
Parents: Please make sure to get your Portal/Focus User Name and Password as soon as possible!
You can go to any school with a photo ID to obtain this! Make sure your child is attached to your user name and password.
Unclub Ministries presents: The After School Club:
Beginning on the first day of public school for 2015, Unclub Ministries will have an after school program for Osceola Middle School Students! An UnClub bus will pick students up at school and deliver them to 10333 Seminole Blvd. Suites 11-12, Largo. There, students will do their homework under trained and caring workers, and when they have finished they will have until 6 pm to play video games etc.
Parents must pick up their students by 6:00 pm.
The cost is $40/week payable on the first day of each week or $150.00/ month. For more information and a brochure call 727 365-4994.