2021 Spring Education Plan
Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an emergency order on November 30, allowing us to continue to offer MyPCS Online for the second semester. We applaud the state for continuing to give our families options, and for providing the resources needed to continue high-quality teaching and learning.
For many of our families, the second semester will look very similar to the first. If your student is succeeding in their current learning option (In-Person or MyPCS Online) you do not have to do anything. You may keep that option for the second semester. However, if you would like to make a change, schools have posted their school-specific procedures on their websites.
We will provide enhanced interventions for students who are not succeeding academically in their chosen learning option. For students learning from home, if your student is not showing appropriate progress, the district will contact you to recommend that you move your student to in-person learning. While online learning works well for some, studies have shown that face-to-face learning is the optimal choice if conditions allow.
For in-person students, the district will continue to utilize all the mitigation strategies put in place in the fall, including the wearing of face coverings/masks, frequent handwashing, expanded facility sanitation practices, and social distancing to the greatest extent possible. We continue to engage our medical advisory group and are following their recommendations. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority. Please note, however, that as more students choose the in-person learning option, social distancing may be reduced in some circumstances.
Pinellas County Schools submitted a Spring Education Plan to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) on December 15. That plan was approved on December 18 by the FDOE and is available. View the plan.
All school contact information can be found at pcsb.org/schools.