August 2020

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District Schools to Offer September, October SAT and ACT Testing
08/28/2020
Students will be able to take the SAT and ACT at certain high schools in the School District of Palm Beach County in September and October.
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Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County Offers Child Care Scholarships to Working Families
08/28/2020
Families of School District of Palm Beach County students in grades K-5 are eligible for child care scholarships, thanks to funds provided by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, through its Youth Services Department to the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County.
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School Meals During Distance Learning
08/26/2020
Student grab-and-go meals will be available at 173 District-operated and charter schools across the county. Distributions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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District’s Reopening Plan Approved by State
08/19/2020
A letter from the Department of Education to Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II stated that the School District’s plan provides each of the seven assurances required by DOE Order No. 2020-EO-06.
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You Can Help The Education Foundation Get Supplies to Students
08/18/2020
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is asking for the community’s help to provide students with all the tools they need to succeed this school year while learning from home or at school, once campuses are able to reopen.
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Information Hotline Opens August 19
08/18/2020
The School District of Palm Beach County has established an Information Hotline to answer questions regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The phone number is (561) 969-5840.
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Summer Professional Development Courses Emphasize Student Wellness
08/18/2020
As teachers prepare to welcome students with online instruction, they are learning how to further support student wellness through distance learning and beyond, thanks to the availability of a wide range of professional development courses this summer.
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Extensive Curriculum Support Readily Available With Launch of P.A.L.M. Skills Academy
08/18/2020
On August 24, the School District of Palm Beach County’s department of Teaching and Learning will unveil P.A.L.M. Skills Academy, a valuable resource created out of the desire to support students during distance learning.
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Primary Election Day: School-based Polling Sites
08/17/2020
Tuesday, August 18 is Primary Election Day in Palm Beach County. In addition to other polling sites throughout the County, 122 District-operated campuses will serve as polling places from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Welcoming Students Back with Bitmoji Classrooms
08/11/2020
This fall, the first day of school experience will look different for students who will be accessing distance learning from home. Teachers are working to make it personalized, fun, and welcoming, with the help of Bitmoji classrooms.
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Professional Development Readies Teachers to Embrace Technology, Student Needs
08/11/2020
The countdown is on for the 2020-2021 school year, and teachers are putting in the work to prepare for the start of school, which will begin in a distance learning model.
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Technology Trailblazers Lead the Way in Transition to Distance Learning
08/11/2020
In May 2017, the School District of Palm Beach County launched the Technology Trailblazers program, which now boasts more than 2,400 District teachers identified as Tech Trailblazers.
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Reopening Plan Update from Superintendent Fennoy
08/10/2020
As you may be aware, all Florida school districts that are planning on starting the new school year with a distance learning mode of instruction were required by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) to submit reopening plans for 2020-2021.
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District Elementary School Wins State Award For Family and Community Involvement
08/10/2020
Crosspointe Elementary School received a 2019-2020 Family and Community Involvement Award from the Florida Department of Education, for its Social-Emotional Learning Across the Community initiatives.
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Haitian Diaspora Federation Taps District Employee For Important Role
08/10/2020
Ford Eloge is a Translator/Interpreter in the Multicultural Education department, and after 25 years with the School District, he was recently selected as the Chief Delegate for the state of Florida and International Liaison by the Haitian Diaspora Federation of Florida.
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Royal Palm School Leads Distance Learning Efforts for ESE Students
08/04/2020
This upcoming school year, Royal Palm School is “sending school home” to bolster the distance learning experience for its 400 students.
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Applications Being Accepted for Free and Reduced-Price Meals
08/04/2020
As families begin to prepare for the new school year, now is the time to apply for free and reduced-price meals from the school cafeteria.
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District Provides Community Support During Isaias
08/03/2020
The School District of Palm Beach County acted swiftly to respond to the needs of the community when Hurricane Isaias threatened coastal Palm Beach County.
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District Hurricane Isaias Message #3 to Parents and Staff
08/01/2020
Due to the path and intensity of Hurricane Isaias, the County ordered the opening of four school-based, general population shelters as well as a special needs shelter, and a pet shelter for animals only.
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