Good afternoon ExCEL families.
First and foremost, I hope you and all of your family are doing well. As we all hoped we would be seeing less of Covid-19 at this time, we continue to see the effects of the pandemic. Even as we all navigate keeping our families safe, the start of the school year is just around the corner. Though we do not know exactly what school will look like to start, Pinellas County Schools has a robust plan to make ensure all learners will be able to resume their education in August.
It is important for all families to read the information in the links below as you make your choice for how your scholar will attend classes in the Fall. Below are three links that will provide information in great detail about the options you can choose to participate in learning.
Full reopening plan:
3 options for Learning in the Fall:
3 options video
The most critical detail as a magnet scholar is how your magnet seat can be effected by your choice. If you choose option 1 (return to brick and mortar learning) or option 2 (myPCS online for quarter 1), all scholars will retain their magnet school. If your family chooses option 3 (Full load of classes through Pinellas Virtual School for the semester), your scholar will lose their ExCEL magnet seat and return to their home school whenever you decide to have them return to brick and mortar school, in person learning. The myPCS classes are being designed to allow for our ExCEL instructors to teach classes online. While this will likely be the outcome, there is a chance an ExCEL scholar may have a different instructor depending on how many scholars choose each option. I will do everything possible to keep ExCEL instructors leading the myPCS classes as well as the classes that are taking place in person at Largo High School.
Please make sure to review the plans and input your choice by July 27.
Wishing everyone a wonderful end to their summer.
ExCEL Magnet Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Largo High School