Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! As your new superintendent, I am excited to build upon the great progress we’ve made over the past several years. Pinellas County Schools is committed to ensuring that every student has a high-quality education and a safe, productive and rewarding learning environment. Environments where our students, families, staff and community feel they belong, are welcome, and thrive is our goal and expectation.
We cannot expect tremendous academic results in our schools if they are just safe and orderly, they must also be full of mutual respect and guided by principles of dignity and high regard for all students, families and staff. It takes all stakeholders working together to build a healthy and rewarding climate and culture. As we start a new school year, I encourage all students to dedicate themselves to a year of academic and personal growth. I also ask that all families and stakeholders contribute to student success by supporting the Code of Student Conduct and increasing opportunities that engage students in learning.
The 2022-23 Code of Student Conduct has been updated and outlines expectations for student behavior that support personal growth and student learning. Please familiarize yourselves with the responsibilities and expectations, so that, together, we can create positive learning environments and experiences for all students.
Parent/Guardian Action: After you and your child review the Code of Student Conduct, please sign the Parent and Student Acknowledgment Form, which can be found on page 25. Submit the signed form to your child’s school or complete the electronic signature option through the Student Reservation System. You’ll find directions in the box below.
The Code of Student Conduct is available online at www.pcsb.org/code. Any updates made to the Code during the school year will be available on the site as well. If you have questions about policies and procedures, please contact the principal at your child(ren)’s school.
I value your support and look forward to celebrating the achievements of our students and district along the way. It is an honor to partner with you to ensure rewarding environments where all our students realize their limitless potential to support 100% student success.
Kevin K. Hendrick
Electronic Signature Option
Four parent forms are available for electronic signature. You may sign them electronically instead of submitting hard copies to your child’s school. Log in to the Student Reservation System, https://reservation.pcsb.org, and select “PCS Forms.” The forms below are available for electronic signature:
• Parent and Student Acknowledgment
• Directory Information Opt-Out
• Network/Internet Acceptable Use Agreement
• Media Release Form
Please note: The Parent and Student Acknowledgment and Directory Information Opt-Out forms apply only for the school year in which they are signed. The Network/Internet Acceptable Use Agreement and Media Release forms, once signed, are active the entire time your child is enrolled in Pinellas County Schools and do not need to be resubmitted each school year.