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  • Dear High Point Families,

    This is an update on Digital Learning.

    There is a global issue right not with Teams and assignments loading. The technology department is working with Microsoft to fix this. Please be patient. Scholars will not be punished for delayed or missing assignments.

    The District is fulfilling requests for devices. At this time, they are releasing 1 device per family.  Please wait for the call from the District to pick up your device. If you are waiting, your scholar will not be punished nor marked absent.

    Mrs. Mavres

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    Estimadas familias de la Escuela Elemental High Point:

     Esta es una noticia referente as aprendizaje por medio Digital.

    Hay un problema global que no está relacionado con el programa de computadora llamado “Teams,” ni con las tareas asignadas a su hijo (a). El departamento de tecnología está trabajando con la corporacion “Microsoft” para solucionar esto. Les pedimos que por favor sean pacientes. Los estudiantes no serán castigados por tareas demoradas o tareas que falten (ausentadas).

    Al presente, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Pinellas está procesando solicitudes de dispositivos electronicos. En este momento, están dispensando 1 dispositivo por familia. Esperen la llamada del Distrito Escolar para recoger su dispositivo. Si está todavia esperando, su hijo (a) no será castigado ni sera considerado ausente.  Muchas gracias.

     Respetuosamente:

    Sra. Mavres, Principal

     

     

     

    Greetings High Point Families,

    As we move to remote learning, we will be forwarding phone calls.  You may call between 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:30.

    Please communicate through your teachers for learning questions.  Should you need assistance in Spanish, please send your e-mails to either Ms. Colon at colonka@pcsb.org or Ms. Vega-Faizon at vegafaisonz@pcsb.org.

    Saludos familieas de High Point,

    A medida que avanzamos hacia el aprendizaje remoto, reenivaremos las llamadas telefonicas.  Puede llamar entre las 9:00 - 12:00 y 1:00 - 3:30.

    Comuniquese a traves de sus maestros para preguntas de aprendizaje.  Si necesita ayuda en espanol, envie un correo electonico Ms. Colon at colonka@pcsb.org or Ms. Vega-Faison at vegafaisonz@pcsb.org

     

    UPDATE: HEALTH, SAFETY AND SCHOOL CLOSURES  Click here for -  All information from PCSB about school closures

     

    UPDATE: Free Wi-Fi -Spectrum  Thank you, Spectrum, for helping us provide households free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days!  Call 1-844-488-8395

    @GetSpectrum - Click here for more information pcsb.org/coronavirus

      

    UPDATE: SCHOOL MEALS As part of Pinellas County Schools of Pinellas County Schools emergency plan during school closures, the district will provide prepackaged breakfast and lunch to ALL students ages 18 years and under March 23-27, this is the week students would have returned to school after spring break.   For the list of schools participating and times - Click Here  for more information

     

    Check out this Video Tutorial for Families pcsb.org/FocusInfo 
    This video will help families know how to gain access and then navigate through the FOCUS SIS.  Log in and see your child's grades and communicate with the staff.

Important School Information

  • Important information from Superintendent Michael Grego
    and our Principal, Mrs. Annette Mavres

    Community School Closure and Digital Learning Update
     

    Pinellas County Schools Community,

    Thank you for your continued support during this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19. How we come together to support one another, and our students says so much about our community. This afternoon, Governor DeSantis and the Department of Education extended a directive requiring all school districts in the state of Florida to close for students until April 15. Therefore, all Pinellas County Public Schools will be closed for students from Monday, March 16-20 for Spring Break and continue to be closed through April 15, 2020. From March 23-27, all schools will undergo deep cleaning by our plant operations and maintenance staff and all employees will engage in activities that will support preparation for digital instruction.

    Digital Learning for Students

    Pinellas County Schools is prepared to transition to student digital learning during the week of March 23-27.  During this time our goal is for students and families to access grade level, academic enrichment activities and get to know the digital platforms that are available through our Digital Learning Students and Families webpage.

    On Monday, March 30, the district will transition to course/class specific assignments developed and led by their teachers utilizing the Microsoft 365 Teams (Microsoft Teams) platform. On Microsoft Teams, your student’s teacher(s) will be able to give class specific lessons and messages directly to their students. The district will use the week of March 23-27 to ensure staff is trained and students are connected in order to effectively transition to Microsoft Teams.

    We want to make this change as easy as possible. All resources for students and families, including frequently asked questions and how-to tutorials are available on our dedicated webpage for Digital Learning Students and Families. To prepare, students and families can:

    As most staff are on Spring Break, we will continue to communicate district-level updates. Your principal will be communicating additional, school-specific details the afternoon of Monday, March 23 via School Messenger.

     

    Additional Supports

    • Digital Device Needs: Should your student need access to a digital device (laptop, computer, etc.) to engage with school work, district device distribution will take place on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday March 25.  School specific distribution times will be sent to families from their principal on the afternoon of Monday, March 23 via School Messenger.
    • WiFi Access: Thanks to Spectrum, free WiFi will be provided to all students.  For students to enroll, they will need to call 1-844-488-8395.  All installation fees will be waived for new student households.  WiFi hotspots across Spectrum’s footprint will also be available for public use.

    Student State Assessments

    The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has announced that all PK-12 student state assessments will be cancelled for the 2019-20 school year. FDOE will provide guidance to school districts in the near future regarding any potential impacts for students.  As the district learns more information we will share this with our community.

    State School Grade Designations vs. Student Grades

    The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has announced that all school grade designations will not be calculated for schools for the 2019-20 school year.

    Students will continue to earn grades based on their progress in their classes. Student grades and credits will continue to count toward promotion and/or graduation.

     

    Student Instructional Hours

    The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has announced that the Commissioner is evaluating how digital instruction will count toward student instructional hours. The Commissioner may reduce required K-12 instructional hours, as necessary, to accommodate for school closures.

     

    Staff Reporting and Preparation

    Staff should refer to the communication sent to their district email on March 16, 2020.  Additional information will be sent directly to your district email in the upcoming days.

     

    Food & Nutrition Resources for Students

    During the week of March 23-27, our district will establish Grab-and-Go feeding sites at nine Pinellas County Schools to ensure that students have accessibility to meals during this timeframe.  Our Food & Nutrition Services Department has identified the locations listed below that will provide both breakfast and lunch to all individuals 18 years old or under.

     

    As school closures through April 15 were just announced, additional information with regard to longer-term food distribution will be forthcoming.

    From March 23-27 each location will serve a lunch and breakfast, in a single bag.  While we encourage parents and caregivers to drive to our locations, we will be accepting walk-ups.  Additionally, Pinellas County Emergency Management will be coordinating with other local food providers to allow students to have access to nutritional options at other locations as well.  The school sites below will be utilized as distribution sites.  A complete list of sites throughout our community can be found at  https://211tbc.myresourcedirectory.com/index.php/food.

     

    Distribution Points and Times:

    School

    Time

    Dunedin Elementary
    900 Union St., Dunedin 

    10:45 am - 11:45 am

    Eisenhower Elementary
    2800 Drew St., Clearwater 

    11:00 am - Noon

    Fairmount Park Elementary
    575 41st St. S, St. Petersburg

    10:15 am - 11:15 am

    Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary
    6505 68th St. N, Pinellas Park

    11:00 am - Noon

    John Hopkins Middle
    701 16th St S, St. Petersburg

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    New Heights Elementary
    3901 37th St. N, St. Petersburg

    10:45 am - 11:45 am

    Ponce De Leon Elementary
    1301 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Clearwater

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Southern Oak Elementary
    9101 Walsingham Rd., Largo 

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Tarpon Springs Elementary
    555 Pine St., Tarpon Springs

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

     

    We thank you for your patience during this time. My hope is that we all use Spring Break to focus on self-care and time with your families and loved ones.  Please continue to monitor our social media platforms and district webpage at www.pcsb.org/coronavirus. Thank you for working with us through this unprecedented situation. Pinellas County is a wonderful, strong and vibrant community, we will get through this challenging time together!

    Sincerely,

    Michael A. Grego, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Pinellas County Schools

     

    Parents of students who receive special education services: Make your voice heard

    Take the ESE Parent Survey at www.esesurvey.com.

    The Florida Department of Education’s annual ESE Parent Survey is underway. The survey helps determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education.

    The ESE Parent Survey is for parents of students who receive special education services. Your feedback helps the state and the school district improve special education services for students and their families. 

    The survey is confidential, but PCS receives overall results and makes changes based on your feedback. As a result of feedback, the district has created a helpline to help families navigate special education services and started hosting ESE Advisory Committee Meetings at sites throughout the county to give more families opportunities to participate.

    Take the survey at www.esesurvey.com or complete the paper survey distributed by our school. The survey closes May 31. If you need a paper survey or want more information, please contact Tracy McMannus at 727-588-6062 or MCMANNUST@pcsb.org.

     

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