2016-2017 SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 
2016-2017 SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 2016-2017
 SCHOOL CALENDAR
 AND PARENT GUIDE
                    COLLEGE • CAREER • CITIZENSHIP

                           Seminole County Public Schools
                                      Educational Support Center
                          400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773
                                                    (407) 320-0000
                                                www.scps.k12.fl.us
2016-2017 SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents                                                                     Mission                                                  Points of Pride
School Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2      The Mission of Seminole County Public Schools is to      •   For the 2015-2016 school year, 50% of Elementary
SCPS Points of Pride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2         ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills       Schools were rated an “A” or “B”, 100% of Middle
School Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3       and attitudes to be productive citizens.                     Schools were rated an “A” or “B” and 8 out of 9
Superintendent’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                                                                               High Schools were rated an “A” or “B.”
District and School Phone Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4                        Elementary School Hrs.          8:35 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Dress Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6      (Except those listed below)                              •   For the 2014-2015 school year, SCPS had the
Florida Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                                                                      7th highest graduation rate out of all 67 Florida
The Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  … 6       Goldsboro ES                    9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.        School districts with an 86.4% graduation rate.
Elementary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8           Hamilton ES                     7:35 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.        That’s 8.6% higher than the state (FL) and 4.1%
Middle School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10         Crystal Lake ES                 7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.        above the national graduation rates. In addition,
Discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10   Heathrow ES                     7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.        SCPS ranked #1 in graduation rate out of the
Homework. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10        Keeth ES                        7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.        17 largest districts in the state and #1 out of all
Environmental Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10              Midway ES                       8:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.        Central Florida districts (Brevard, Lake, Orange,
Qualified Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10           Pine Crest ES                   7:35 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.        Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia). *2016 grad rate
High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12      Red Bug ES                      7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.        not yet released.
Reporting Student Progress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14                  Spring Lake ES                  7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. . . . . . . 16                                Wilson ES                       7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.    •   SAT scores above the state and national
Exceptional Student Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . 16                                                                                      averages for the 39th consecutive year.
Guidance/Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Extended Day Child Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16                   Middle Schools Hrs.             9:20 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
                                                                                      (Except those listed below)                              •   SCPS ranked #1 in STEM (Science, Technology,
Community Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16                                                                              Engineering, & Math) in the state.
Educational Choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
21st Century Community Learning Center . . . . . . . 20                               Sanford MS                       9:30 a.m.- 4:05 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               •   SCPS is one of the top districts in the state in
Families in Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                                                                                                                                                   Calculus & Physics enrollment.
VPK - Pre-Kindergarten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22              High Schools Hrs.               7:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Parenting Classes/Adult Education Classes. . . . . . . 22                             (Except those listed below)
                                                                                                                                               •   SCPS is ranked #1 in the state in Algebra
English Language Learners/ESOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                                                                                                                                                   enrollment and pass rate for middle school
Physical Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24            Hagerty HS                      7:15 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                   students.
Drivers Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24    Lake Brantley HS                7:15 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Florida Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26          Seminole HS                     7:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               •   SCPS High Schools ranked in the top 4% of the
Parent Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                                                                                                                                                   nation by Newsweek Magazine based on
Parental Participation/Dividends/RSVP. . . . . . . . . . 28                           Alternative Schools Hrs.                                     the number of Advance Placement (AP) and
Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29        Hopper Center                   7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Dining Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30                                                                      International Baccalaureate (IB) tests taken.
                                                                                      Endeavor School                 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Continuous Improvement Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31                         Journeys Academy               10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Florida Offender Alert System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31                                                                           •   1st district in the state to offer our students
Student Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31                                                                        hormone-free,      steroid-free,  antibiotic-free
Immunization Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32                      (Schools dismiss one hour early on Wednesday)              chicken for lunch. In addition, our salads and
Medication Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 34                                                                               pizzas are made fresh daily on-site at each
Flag Protocol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35                                                                    school restaurant.

                                                                                                                                               •   Ranked #1 in Florida in the % of budget spent in
                                                                                                                                                   the classroom.

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2016-2017 SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
                                Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                                  SCPS Board Members
                                                                                                                                      2016-2017
                                Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) has maintained a high level of
                                excellence for many years. For the 2016-2017 school year, we will be continuing
                                our success by incorporating new curriculum and expanding on areas where
                                our students have demonstrated a mastery of skills. As a result of our dedication
                                to equity through excellence, SCPS has seen a tremendous amount of personal
                                and academic growth in its students. Great instruction, involved parents,
                                engaged students and a meaningful 21st century curriculum all play an
                                essential role in maintaining the high levels of achievement we see year after
                                year.
   Walt Griffin, Ed.D.
         Superintendent
                                   The School Board and I are committed to providing all of our students               Karen Almond               Jeffrey Bauer
with the opportunity to have hands-on experience in the area of computer science. In doing so, we will be
expanding our successful kindergarten coding program to the 1st and 3rd grade levels in the 2016-2017 school
year. KidZone & Beyond (formally extended day) will be adding a new before and after school care program
called K-Zone at Sanford, Chiles and Rock Lake Middle Schools. In an effort to provide more opportunities for our
high achieving students, we will be adding an International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Winter Springs High
School. In addition, we have increased the amount of dual enrollment options and are adding an Associates of
Arts program at several high schools. In speaking with our business partners about the growing needs in current
industries, we have developed a cybersecurity program of emphasis at Lake Howell High School and expanded
our advanced manufacturing program at Lake Mary High School. For the 2017 graduates, we have added AP
Capstone courses, which includes a diploma option. World language students will also have the opportunity to
earn a seal of biliteracy on their diploma.
                                                                                                                    Tina Calderone, Ed.D.         Amy Lockhart

As we embark on what I know will be another tremendous school year, I must add that it’s great to work in a
county that values education and understands that investing in our children today will reap great benefits for
them, and our community, in the future. This mission is enhanced by the contributions made by our outstanding
PTA members and parents. You are essential partners in the educational programs and support systems for
our students, teachers, administrators and staff. For more information about SCPS, please be sure to visit our
website: www.scps.us.

                                                                              Walt Griffin, Ed.D.
                                                                                               Superintendent
                                                                                Seminole County Public Schools
                                                                                                                                   Dede Schaffner
                                                                                           walt_griffin@scps.us

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District Phone Numbers                             School Phone Numbers
(all area codes are 407 unless noted)              (all area codes are 407 unless noted)

Assessment & Accountability             320-0270   Altamonte Elementary                    746-2950   Partin Elementary               320-4850
Benefits & Insurance Services           320-0095   Bear Lake Elementary                    746-5550   Pine Crest Elementary           320-5450
Board Office                            320-0241   Bentley Elementary                      871-9950   Rainbow Elementary              320-8450
Choices                                 320-0329   Carillon Elementary                     320-4650   Red Bug Elementary              746-8350
Community Involvement                   320-0184   Casselberry Elementary                  746-2550   Rock Lake Middle                746-9350
Dividend Volunteer Program              320-0178   Chiles Middle                           871-7050   Sabal Point Elementary          746-3050
Educational Support Center              320-0000   Crooms Academy                          320-5750   Sanford Middle                  320-6150
Elementary Education                    320-0032   Crystal Lake Elementary                 871-8150   Seminole High                   320-5050
ePathways                               320-0448   Eastbrook Elementary                    746-7950   South Seminole Middle           746-1350
Environmental Center                    320-0467   Endeavor School                         320-4450   Spring Lake Elementary          746-1650
Exceptional Student Support Services    320-0216   English Estates Elementary              746-2850   Stenstrom Elementary            320-2450
ESOL                                    320-0202   Evans Elementary                        320-9850   Sterling Park Elementary        746-8250
Extended Day Child Care Program         320-9303   Forest City Elementary                  746-1050   Teague Middle                   320-1550
Facilities                              320-0071   Geneva Elementary                       320-4950   Tuskawilla Middle               746-8550
Families in Need (Homeless)             320-0255   Goldsboro Elementary                    320-5850   Virtual School                  871-7287
Finance                                 320-0057   Greenwood Lakes Middle                  320-7650   Walker Elementary               871-7350
Food Service                            320-0226   Hagerty High                            871-0750   Wekiva Elementary               746-3150
Foundation                              320-0180   Hamilton Elementary                     320-6050   Wicklow Elementary              320-1250
Head Start/4C                           522-2252   Heathrow Elementary                     320-6850   Wilson Elementary               320-6950
Health Services                         320-9323   Highlands Elementary                    746-6650   Winter Springs Elementary       320-0650
Help Desk                               320-0350   Hopper Center                           746-3250   Winter Springs High             320-8750
High School Education                   320-0073   Idyllwilde Elementary                   320-3750   Woodlands Elementary            746-2750
Hospital/Homebound                      320-9340   Indian Trails Middle                    320-4350
Home Education                          746-6760   Jackson Heights Middle                  320-4550
Human Resources                         320-0027   Journeys Academy                        320-7850   Superintendent
Information Services                    320-0076   Keeth Elementary                        320-5350   Walt Griffin, Ed.D.         (407) 320-0006
Magnet Schools                          320-0329   Lake Brantley High                      746-3450
Middle School Education                 320-0039   Lake Howell High                        746-9050   School Board Members        (407) 320-0241
Midway Safe Harbor                      320-5995   Lake Mary Elementary                    320-5650   Karen Almond
Pre-K Disabilities Evaluations          320-9406   Lake Mary High                          320-9550   Jeffrey Bauer
Student Safety                          320-0166   Lake Orienta Elementary                 746-2650   Tina Calderone, Ed.D.
Superintendent                          320-0006   Lawton Elementary                       320-6350   Amy Lockhart
Teaching & Learning                     320-0496   Layer Elementary                        871-8050   Dede Schaffner
Title I                                 320-0033   Lyman High                              746-2050
Transportation                          320-7550   Markham Woods Middle                    871-1750
Velma Williams Comm. Center             320-6021   Midway Elementary                       320-5950
Virtual School                          871-7287   Millennium Middle                       320-6550
Voluntary Pre-K                         320-0463   Milwee Middle                           746-3850
Westside Community Center               720-0420   Oviedo High                             320-4050
Worker’s Compensation                   320-0242

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SUNDAY        MONDAY
                                       August
                                 TUESDAY       WEDNESDAY                  THURSDAY                 FRIDAY               SATURDAY

31            1             2              3                         4                      5                      6
                                            Optional Professional        Teacher Work Day       Teacher Work Day
                                             Development Day               (Pre-Planning)         (Pre-Planning)

7             8             9              10                        11                     12                     13
                                                 FIRST DAY
                                                OF SCHOOL
                                                 Start 1st Quarter
                                                Start 1st Semester

14            15            16             17                        18                     19                     20

21            22            23             24                        25                     26                     27

28            29            30             31                        1                      2                      3

     VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE
       diningservices.scps.us
                                                                                                                             DINING SERVICES

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Dress Code                                                                               Florida Standards
The responsibility for the dress and appearance of students enrolled in Seminole         The Florida Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts were approved by
County Public Schools primarily rests with parents and students.                         the Florida State Board of Education in February 2014 and were fully implemented
                                                                                         in grades K-12 in the 2014-2015 school year. All Florida schools teach the Florida
Some students’ apparel, however, may not be appropriate to wear to school                Standards which are assessed with the Florida Standards Assessments.
even though that same apparel may be appropriate to wear in other settings. To
assist parents and students in making appropriate fashion and grooming decisions         Seminole County Public Schools remains focused on providing high quality
for school, the School Board has established minimal guidelines for the appear-          rigorous standards-based instruction to our students. Parents can promote student
ance and dress of students.                                                              success by staying involved in their child’s education, offering positive support and
                                                                                         feedback and encouraging them to relax and do their very best. Parents can
The standards of appearance for students shall ensure that students are clean,           stay informed and connected to the most up-to-date information regarding the
neat, and properly dressed. Students shall observe modes of dress and standards          Florida Standards Assessments via the FSA portal at www.fsassessments.org.
of personal grooming which are appropriate for the academic environment.

It is the responsibility of the principal, administrators and teachers to see that the   The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)
dress appearance of any student shall not be extreme, to the point of creating a
disturbance, or hazardous to self, others, or school property, whether or not the        Seminole County Public Schools may receive additional funding from the Florida
specific case is covered by the information provided in the Student Conduct and          Department of Education to carry out the following federal education programs
Discipline Code. The principal or principal’s designee has the final authority for in-   designed to improve student achievement:
terpreting whether a student’s apparel/appearance conforms to the dress code.
                                                                                         •    Title I, Part A-Improving the Education of the Disadvantaged
All schools have the option of adopting a standard dress code (uniform) when             •    Title I, Part D-Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent,
developed and agreed upon in collaboration with their School Advisory Council.                or At Risk of Dropping Out
Schools that adopt a standard dress code policy should include the following in-         •    Title II-Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
formation: Collared shirts, sleeves, khaki or dark pants/shorts/skorts, defined shirt    •    Title III, Part A, Subpart 2-English Language Acquisition, Accountability and
colors (e.g. school colors).
                                                                                              Administration
                                                                                         •    School Improvement Grant 1003(g) – SIG Cohort 4 (SIG 4)
For more information on the Seminole County Public School Dress Code, visit our
website at www.scps.k12.fl.us
                                                                                         If you feel you have a complaint concerning one or more of the aforementioned
                                                                                         programs, you may submit a complaint by mail, fax to (407) 320-0293, email to
                                                                                         federal-projects@scps.k12.fl.us or in person (Director of Federal Projects, Seminole
Network Access                                                                           County School Board, Educational Support Center-4th Floor, 400 East Lake Mary
                                                                                         Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773). Your complaint must provide the following information:
Seminole County Public Schools offers students access to the district computer
network and the Internet for instructional purposes. The district believes that the      •    The name of school, center, or school employee alleged to have violated a
benefits to students of electronic access to information, such as online                      specific federal requirement
subscriptions to encyclopedias and magazines, the district’s Media/Library               •    The specific requirement you believe has been violated
Catalog, educational websites for projects, district and state online classes and        •    The actions, facts, and documentation on which you base your complaint;
network-based courses exceed any disadvantages of using the Internet. The                     and the resolution you expect
faculty supervises Internet access and students are educated on Internet safety.
However,the Seminole County Public Schools district supports and respects                If your complaint is not satisfactorily resolved by the School Board, you may then file it with the
each family’s right to restrict access. Parents who choose to exclude their child from   Florida Department of Education. For more information, please visit the Florida Department
accessing the Internet should visit the SCPS website at www.scps.K12.fl.us or            of Education’s website at app1.fldoe.org/FederalProgramComplaint/
contact their child’s school.
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SUNDAY                       MONDAY
                                                             September
                                                              TUESDAY       WEDNESDAY        THURSDAY           FRIDAY                 SATURDAY

 28                           29                         30             31              1               2                         3

  4                            5                         6              7               8               9                         10
                                     LABOR DAY
                                School System Closed

 11                           12      FSA EOCs
                                                         13             14              15              16                        17
                                   Sept. 12 - 23, 2016

                                     NGSSS EOCs
                                   Sept. 12 - 23, 2016

 18                           19                         20             21              22              23 END FSA EOCs           24
                                                                                                            Sept. 12 - 23, 2016

                                                                                                            END NGSSS EOCs
                                                                                                            Sept. 12 - 23, 2016

 25                           26                         27             28              29              30                        1

FSA EOCs
September 12 - 23   Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

NGSSS EOCs
September 12 - 23 Algebra 1 Retake, Biology 1, Civics,
		U.S. History

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School

The primary responsibility for determining each student’s performance and ability      No student may be assigned to a grade level based solely upon the student’s age
to function academically, socially, and emotionally in the next grade is that of       or other factors that constitute social promotion. Social promotion is defined as
the classroom teacher in conjunction with the principal. School personnel will         the promotion of a student based on factors other than the student achieving the
use all available resources to achieve parental understanding and cooperation          district and state levels of performance for student progress. A student promoted
regarding a student’s grade placement including the use of the school-based            to grade 4 with a good cause exemption shall be provided intensive reading
Student Study Team/Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Team. The final decision     instruction and intervention that includes specialized diagnostic information
for grade placement is the responsibility of the principal.                            and strategies to meet the individual needs of each student. Other options for
                                                                                       promotion may occur at varying times during the school year.
The SCPS district adopted curriculum program includes state/district approved
materials and / or textbooks for the assigned grade level Florida Standards/Next
Generation Sunshine State Standards as defined by reading/literature, language
arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Using the district adopted textbooks   Student Performance
and supplemental materials, the classroom teacher will provide instruction and
assessment of skills for each area. Assessment of proficiency may include but not      Student satisfactory progress is defined by Seminole County Public Schools as the
be limited to teacher observation, classroom assignments, classroom participation,     on-going demonstration and application of Florida Standards/Next Generation
common assessments, alternative assessments, examinations, work sample                 Sunshine State Standards.
reviews, and completion of reading/literature, language arts, mathematics, social
studies, and science grade level Florida Standards/Next Generation Sunshine            Students must demonstrate satisfactory progress in reading, writing, mathematics
State Standards.                                                                       and science at each grade level as determined by state/district levels of
                                                                                       proficiency on state assessments plus local levels of proficiency on district
Flexibility in designing school schedules is permissible; however the schedule must    assessments. The independent work of the student will be considered as a criterion
include a minimum of the following:                                                    in the student’s placement decision.
• 90 minutes of uninterrupted literacy instruction
• 30 minutes of intervention instruction to support students with identified           The Seminole County School Board has established criteria for student
     deficiences                                                                       progression. The Student Progression Plan can be accessed on the SCPS website:
• 60 minutes of mathematics instruction                                                www.scps.k12.fl.us
• 30 minutes of science instruction
• 20 minutes of unstructured recess

Additionally the schedule will include a minimum of 150 minutes of physical
education per week, with a minimum of 30 consecutive minutes per day on days
that physical education is offered.

School schedules may reflect the integration of subjects, including science,
social studies, writing, technology skills, career education, comprehensive
health education, creative/critical thinking skills, character education, or world
languages, and other areas deemed necessary to provide an appropriate
instructional curriculum for each school.

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SUNDAY                      MONDAY
                                                              October
                                                           TUESDAY       WEDNESDAY                THURSDAY                  FRIDAY               SATURDAY

 25                          26                       27             28                      29                      30                     1
                                                                                                                                            Middle School Magnet
                                                                                                                                                and High School
                                                                                                                                             Magnet Application
                                                                                                                                            Period OPENS (Choices)

  2                           3                       4              5                       6                       7                      8

  9                          10                       11             12                      13                      14                     15
                                  FSA ELA Retake                                                Student Holiday
                                                                                                                          Student Holiday
                                Writing and Reading                        End 1st Quarter    Teacher Professional
                                                                                                                         Teacher Work Day
                                 Oct. 10 - 28, 2016                                            Development Day

 16                          17                       18             19 SAT School Day       20                      21                     22
                                                                            (Grade 12)
                                  Start 2nd Quarter
                                                                          PSAT School Day
                                                                            (Grade 9-11)

 23                          24                       25             26                      27                      28                     29
                                                                                                                      END FSA ELA Retake
                                                                                                                      Writing and Reading

 30                          31                                                                                        Oct. 10 - 28, 2016

FSA English Language Arts (ELA) Retake
October 10 - 19     Grade 10 Writing/Reading Retake
October 10 - 21     Grade 10 Writing Retake
October 10 - 28     Grade 10 Reading Retake

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MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
The Florida Standards and the District Performance Standards serve as academic            The Seminole County Public Schools Pre-International Baccalaureate Preparatory
objectives for Seminole County Public Schools. Middle school students receive             Program (Pre-IB Prep) is a highly rigorous academic program that emphasizes
instruction in the following subjects:                                                    and integrates research, problem-solving, and critical thinking into a curriculum
                                                                                          specifically designed to challenge middle school students. This program of study
•   Three years of mathematics                                                            is offered as a magnet program at Millennium Middle School, Milwee Middle
•   Three years of language arts including experiences in reading, writing,               School, Sanford Middle School, and South Seminole Middle School. The Pre-IB Prep
    speaking, listening, and literature                                                   Program at each of these schools is designed as part of the continuum to the
•   Three years of science including instruction in life science, earth science, and      International Baccalaureate program offered at Seminole High School and Winter
    physical science                                                                      Springs High School (WSHS beginning 2016-2017).
•   Three years of social studies including the study of government, economics,
    geography, and history (including World, United States, Civics, and Florida           Additionally, the Fine Arts and Communications Magnet Program at Millennium
    History)                                                                              Middle School, the Math, Science, Technology Magnet Program at Sanford Middle
•   Comprehension strategies and critical thinking skills in all three grade levels in    School, the Pre-Engineering Magnet Program at Milwee Middle School, and the
    all curriculum areas                                                                  Leadership and Global Connections Magnet Program at South Seminole Middle
•   Physical Education                                                                    School are specifically designed to expose students to a rigorous curriculum that
•   Exploratory, enrichment, and elective courses                                         infuses the magnet theme of each school into the daily learning experience of the
                                                                                          students.
All course offerings are aligned to Florida Standards and conform to the curriculum
guidelines of Seminole County Public Schools.                                             Discipline
                                                                                          The Student Conduct and Discipline Code, which outlines disciplinary procedures,
It is the responsibility of the classroom teacher to provide instruction and assess       is accessible on school websites and on the SCPS website: www.scps.k12.fl.us
student mastery. Assessment of mastery consists of teacher observation, classroom
and out-of-school assignments, examinations, End of Course exams, and Florida
Standards Assessments. All students must participate in the statewide assessment          Homework Assignments
tests required by Florida Statute 1008.22.                                                Homework is an extension of the instruction that is provided in the classroom and is
                                                                                          useful in helping students learn to work independently. Contact your child’s school
Students must earn a cumulative year-to-date 2.0 GPA to be promoted to the next           to determine the homework policy.
grade level.
                                                                                          Building and Environmental Safety
                                                                                          The School Board establishes a comprehensive program of safety and
                                                                                          sanitation inspections for all schools. If you have any questions regarding fire
Rigorous Academic Opportunities                                                           safety or sanitation, please call (407) 320-7449. If you have questions regarding
Advanced courses are open for enrollment to any student who desires
                                                                                          environmental compliance, please call (407) 320-0062.
to self-select a more rigorous and challenging curriculum. Students who
choose to enroll in advanced classes must commit to doing the additional
tasks and assignments associated with the more intensive curriculum.                      Qualification of Teachers/Parents Right to Know
Students who fail to maintain a 2.0 average over two consecutive                          The School Board works very hard to fill classrooms with the most professionally
nine-week grading periods in an advanced course may be exited from that                   qualified and caring teachers available. As a parent you have the right to request
course. Advanced course work at the middle school level is offered in mathematics         information on the qualifications of any teacher or instructional assistant who is
(grades 6, 7, 8), language arts (grades 6, 7, 8), social studies (grade 8), and science   instructing or providing instructional support for your child. Please contact your
(grade 8).                                                                                child’s school for more information.

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                               THANKSGIVING BREAK        THANKSGIVING BREAK    THANKSGIVING BREAK    THANKSGIVING DAY       THANKSGIVING BREAK
                                   Schools Closed             Schools Closed        Schools Closed   School System Closed    School System Closed

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                                                         29                    30                    1                      2                       3
                                Nov. 28 - Dec.16, 2016

                                    NGSSS EOCs
                                Nov. 28 - Dec.16, 2016

FSA EOCs
Nov. 28 - Dec. 16   Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

NGSSS EOCs
Nov. 28 - Dec. 16 Algebra 1 Retake, Biology 1, Civics,
		U.S. History

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HIGH SCHOOL
Seminole County High School Graduation Requirements - Standard High School Diploma
Students must meet all Florida Department of Education testing requirements, earn a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and complete the following course sequence:

     ENGLISH                   4 CREDITS   English 1, 2, 3, 4 or higher level courses
                               4 CREDITS   •    One of which must be Algebra 1 and one of which must be Geometry
     MATHEMATICS
                               9TH-12TH    •    Industry certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to two mathematics credits (except for Algebra 1 and Geometry)
                                           •    One of which must be Biology 1, three of which must have a laboratory component
                                           •    An industry certification that leads to college credit substitutes for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)
     SCIENCE                   4 CREDITS
                                           •    An identified rigorous Computer Science course with related industry certification substitutes for up to one science credit (except for
                                                Biology 1)
                                           To include World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government (1/2) and Economics (1/2). The U.S. History EOC constitutes 30 percent of the final
     SOCIAL STUDIES            3 CREDITS
                                           course grade
     PHYSICAL EDUCATION        1 CREDIT    To include Personal Fitness (1/2) and PE elective (1/2 credit)
     FINE/PERFORMING ARTS      1 CREDIT    Eligible courses are specified in the Florida Code Directory at www.fldoe.org/articulation/CCD/default.asp
     ONLINE COURSE             1 CREDIT    To be completed through online learning; high school credited courses taken in grades 6-8 fulfill this requirement
                                           •    College bound students are highly recommended to complete a minimum of two credits in the same World Language
     ELECTIVES                 9 CREDITS
                                           •    Students must successfully complete Intensive Reading and/or Intensive Math as required

Additional High School Diploma Opportunities - Pathway Designation
•   Scholar Diploma Pathway Designation (For requirements visit: www.scps.k12.fl.us)
•   Merit Diploma Pathway Designation (For requirements visit: www.scps.k12.fl.us)
•   Seminole County School Scholars with Distinction Diploma Pathway Designation (For requirements visit: www.scps.k12.fl.us)
•   AP Capstone Diploma currently at Lyman, Lake Howell, Lake Mary, Winter Springs, and Seminole High Schools

Advanced Placement Opportunities
The Advanced Placement Program is an educational endeavor between secondary schools, colleges, and universities. It allows high school students to take college
level academic courses and upon completion of these courses, be given the opportunity to test and prove they have mastered the advanced material taught in these
classes. For additional information, contact the guidance department at your child’s school.

Honors
Content is designed for highly motivated students. Students taking Honors level classes are better prepared for Advanced Placement opportunities.

Dual Enrollment
College credit and vocational certificate courses may be offered in a high school facility. Students may attend these classes on the appropriate college campus
pending the approval of both the high school principal and the Vice President of Educational Programs at Seminole State College, the University of Central Florida
Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

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                                                              December
                                                               TUESDAY               WEDNESDAY                THURSDAY                    FRIDAY                  SATURDAY

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                                                                                                          Middle School Magnet
                                                                                                             and High School
                                                                                                           Magnet Application
                                                                                                         Period CLOSES (Choices)

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                                                                                                                                    Nov. 28 - Dec.16, 2016

                                                                                                                                      END NGSSS EOCs
                                                                                                                                    Nov. 28 - Dec.16, 2016

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                                                                                      End 1st Semester

                                Student Early Release    Student Early Release
                                                                                      End 2nd Quarter         Student Holiday           WINTER BREAK
                                                                                                             Teacher Work Day       School System Closed
                                                                                 Student Early Release

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                                   WINTER BREAK               WINTER BREAK            WINTER BREAK            WINTER BREAK              WINTER BREAK
                                School System Closed     School System Closed    School System Closed     School System Closed      School System Closed

FSA EOCs
Nov. 28 - Dec. 16   Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

NGSSS EOCs
Nov. 28 - Dec. 16 Algebra 1 Retake, Biology 1, Civics,
		U.S. History

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International Baccalaureate Program                                                        Grading Scale
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a rigorous pre-university               Seminole County Public Schools follow state requirements for second through
course of study that is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated                     twelfth grades.
college-bound students.
                                                                                                    GRADE             PERCENT                    DEFINITION
The IB curriculum is a traditional liberal arts curriculum incorporating humanities,
                                                                                                       A              90-100                Outstanding Progress
mathematics, and science. In addition, strong emphasis is placed on international
understanding, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. The IB Program,                         B               80-89              Above Average Progress
based in Geneva, Switzerland, with North American headquarters in New York                             C               70-79                 Adequate Progress
City, prepares students to earn an internationally recognized diploma that is                          D               60-69             Lowest Acceptable Progress
honored by colleges and universities throughout the world.
                                                                                                       F               0-59                        Failure
                                                                                                       I                 0                      Incomplete
To achieve the full IB Diploma, students must successfully complete the program
requirements and pass international examinations in a minimum of three higher-
level and three subsidiary-level subjects. Because students must become proficient         The following scale is used for Report Cards in Kindergarten and First Grade
in six academically demanding areas, including a foreign language, they hold a             S = Satisfactory		N = Needs Improvement
distinct advantage in gaining admission to the college or university of their choice.
More information is available at www.ibo.org                                               High School Grade Point Averages (GPA)
                                                                                           3.6 – 4.0 = A  2.6 – 3.5 = B  1.6 – 2.5 = C      0.75 – 1.5 = D         Below 0.75 = F
The Florida Department of Education provides annual School Public Accountability Reports
(SPARs) on the educational progress of schools, school districts and the state. For more   Report Cards
information, visit the following link: doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/            All schools use a standard report card appropriate for the level (K-12) as the
                                                                                           primary means of reporting student progress.

Grading System                                                                             Progress Reports
                                                                                           Progress reports are used to notify parents of student progress mid-way through
In elementary schools, parents are notified regularly of their child’s achievement         the grading period.
during the 36-week school year. The school year is divided into three twelve week
grading periods. A progress report is sent home at the mid-point of each grading
period. Every student who is enrolled at a school receives a report card, regardless
of the length of the enrollment. The report card becomes part of the school’s
permanent records. A student in attendance for fewer than twenty days does not
have to receive grades for the grading period.

At the middle school level, the school year is divided into four nine-week grading
periods. A progress report goes home mid-way through each grading period.
Teachers notify parents if the student’s performance drops significantly.

At the high school level, the grading system is divided into four quarters of nine
weeks each. Upon completion of each grading period, a report card is issued.
Parents receive notification if the student is doing unsatisfactory work at the
mid-point of each grading period.

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                                                                     January
                                                               TUESDAY              WEDNESDAY              THURSDAY                FRIDAY              SATURDAY

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   Elementary School
 Magnet and Elementary           WINTER BREAK                 WINTER BREAK           WINTER BREAK          WINTER BREAK          WINTER BREAK
Region School Application     School System Closed       School System Closed        Schools Closed        Schools Closed        Schools Closed
 Period OPENS (Choices)

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                                    SCHOOL               10                     11                    12                    13                    14
                                  Start 3rd Quarter
                                 Start 2nd Semester

                              Notification Emails Sent
                            for Middle School and High
                             School Magnets (Choices)

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                                 MARTIN LUTHER
                                 KING JR. DAY
                              School System Closed

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                                                                                                                  Before & After School Enrichment
                                                                                                              for Elementary & Middle School Students
                                                                                                                      tinyurl.com/KidZoneandKZone
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Admission and Placement of                                                                                                         Community Resources and Elder Help
Exceptional Education Students                                                                                                     Line
The admission and placement procedures for                       information on Florida Standards Access Points                    2-1-1 is a free, multilingual information and referral line
enrollment of students into exceptional student                  can be found at: www.cpalms.org/Public/search/                    for residents of Central Florida, available day or night.
education programs are written in the Policies and               AccessPoint.                                                      This service offers instant information on thousands of
Procedures for the Provision of Specially Designed                                                                                 health and human services issues. Resources include:
Instruction and Related Services for Exceptional                 John M. McKay Scholarship Program                                 •   Elder Services
Students. This document is posted on the district’s
website.                                                         for Students with Disabilities                                    •   Food, Shelter, and Clothing
                                                                 The McKay Scholarship Program allows parents of                   •   Volunteering and Where to Donate
                                                                 students with disabilities, who have an Individual
For additional information, about evaluations for students
                                                                 Educational Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation               •   Physical and Mental Health Services
suspected of having a disability or programs and services        Plan, to choose another learning environment for their            •   Youth Programs
for students with disabilities, please contact the Exceptional   children. Parents may choose to enroll their child in
Student Support Services Department at (407) 320-0216.           a private school or, on a space available basis and
                                                                 in accordance with transfer options approved by the               PreK Services for Students with Disabilities
Most students with disabilities are able to achieve the          School Board of Seminole County, a different public               The PreK Evaluation Clinic in Seminole County
Florida Standards for a standard diploma.                        school in the district or an adjoining county.                    provides developmental screenings to children ages
Based      on   the    student’s    individual    needs,                                                                           three through five who reside in Seminole County,
accommodations and specially designed instructional              Parents wanting more information and/or for their child(ren)      who have not yet entered kindergarten, and who
                                                                 to participate in the John M. McKay Scholarship Program
plans are developed to achieve the grade level                                                                                     are suspected of potential developmental delays or
                                                                 can visit www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/mckay
curriculum. The accommodations are provisions                                                                                      disabilities. To schedule an appointment, call
                                                                 to obtain current scholarship eligibility information and/or
made in how a student accesses and demonstrates                  to initiate the registration process. For more information call   (407) 320-9406 or email PreK_Clinic@scps.us.
learning. Accommodations may also be changed                     1-850-245-9266.
to how students are expected to learn (instruction)                                                                                Exceptional Student Education services are available
and how they demonstrate what they have learned                                                                                    through Seminole County Public Schools for PreK
(assessment). The use of an accommodation does                   Guidance and Social Services                                      children who meet state criteria as a student with a
not change the curriculum standards, the instruction             Guidance counselors are available at all schools for              disability. These educational services include itinerant
level or the content. Students with disabilities who are         academic advisement, referral to community-based                  therapy such as speech or language, scheduled
using the Florida Standards should refer to the regular          services, and college planning. Other services are                direct instruction or part-time classroom services, and
education sections of the Student Progression Plan               provided by district social workers, psychologists, and           full-time classroom placement.
for additional information regarding their grade level           school nurses. Contact your child’s school for more
expectations and requirements.                                   information.                                                      Services are provided for children from birth through
                                                                                                                                   age two for early intervention in cognitive, social,
For students with severe cognitive disability, the               KidZone and Beyond Program                                        communication, and adaptive behaviors for children
Florida Standards Access Points are modifications                The KidZone and Beyond Program (formerly Extended                 identified with disabilities in coordination with an
incorporated into curriculum and instructional plans             Day) offers before and after school child care,                   Individual Family Support Plan developed by Early
in the elementary, middle and high school levels by              after-school enrichment, and summer camp. The                     Steps. For evaluation information, contact Early Steps
way of Access Point to meet their unique instructional           program is designed to enrich children’s lives                    at (407) 317-7430.
needs appropriate for their grade level. Modifications           educationally, socially, culturally, emotionally,
are changes in what a student is expected to learn and           physically, and to provide a safe and familiar setting
how they demonstrate it. The use of a modification               for pre-kindergarten and elementary school children.
changes the standard, the instructional level, and/or            For more information call (407) 320-9303.
the content to be learned by the student. Additional

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                                                                 February
                                                              TUESDAY       WEDNESDAY                 THURSDAY        FRIDAY        SATURDAY

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                                                                          Transfer Application
                                                                        Period OPENS (Choices)

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                                   PRESIDENTS DAY
                               School System Closed

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                                 FSA ELA & Retake
                              Feb. 27 - March 10, 2016

FSA English Language Arts (ELA)
Feb. 27 - March 3   Grades 4-7 Writing
Feb. 27 - March 10 Grades 8-10 Writing Retake

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Seminole County Public Schools provides many opportunities for students to           specifically designed suites for the arts. One of the new opportunities available
attend a school other than their zoned school and strives to accommodate             to Seminole County residents at the elementary level is the Hamilton Elementary
family choice to the maximum extent possible. These educational experiences,         School of Engineering and Technology Magnet School. Thanks in large part to the
including magnet schools and programs, region schools, and school transfer           Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant this program is engineered for success.
options, provide families with choices to customize their child’s education from     Hamilton Elementary School of Engineering and Technology features “Engineering
kindergarten through grade twelve.                                                   is Elementary” curriculum and a state of the art robotics lab complete with
                                                                                     interactive technology and Lego robotics sets. The “Engineering is Elementary”
Magnet Schools                                                                       curriculum utilizes a hands on, project-based approach to learning that focuses
Magnet schools and programs are designed to address specific educational             on real-world technologies and problems.
interests and foster student achievement. Elementary, middle, and high school
magnet programs provide students with innovative, theme-based learning               “Engineering is Elementary” also incorporates a collaborative approach to
opportunities. Students who are residents of Seminole County are eligible to apply   learning where students work together to apply a five-step engineering process
for these exciting kindergarten through grade twelve magnets.                        to solve problems. That five-step process requires students to ask, imagine, plan,
                                                                                     create, and improve upon their projects. This concept can then be applied across
Crooms Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), the only district-wide high         all academic areas and allows Hamilton Elementary School of Engineering and
school magnet, provides students a rigorous academic curriculum with an              Technology students to engineer a foundation for future success.
opportunity to participate in classes that lead to industry recognized technology
certifications. Additional academically challenging magnet programs available        For comprehensive information related to school choice, including all transfer
to students include the Institute for Engineering at Lyman High School, the          options and magnet schools and programs, please browse the Choices website at
International Baccalaureate Diploma program at Winter Springs High School            www.seminoleschoolchoices.us.
and both the Academy of Health Careers and the International Baccalaureate
Diploma Program at Seminole High School.                                             Navigation through the site allows families to easily research programs, applications
                                                                                     processes, and timelines. The latest news link announces important parent information from
Four magnet middle schools offer students learning opportunities that take them      Choices. For further assistance, contact the Choices Department at (407) 320-0329, or your
beyond traditional instructional experiences. Middle school magnets include          student’s guidance office.
Millennium Middle School (Fine Arts and Communication Magnet), Milwee
Middle School (Pre-Engineering Magnet), Sanford Middle School (Math, Science,        Families that are comfortable in the knowledge of their school choice options and wish to
and Technology Magnet), and South Seminole Middle School (Leadership                 apply for a specific type of program or transfer option may access the online application
and Global Communications Magnet). All four magnet middle schools offer              system at: www.seminoleschoolchoicesapplication.com.
the SCPS Pre-International Baccalaureate Preparatory Program, a rigorous
academic experience that prepares students for admission into the International
Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Seminole High School and Winter Springs High
School. The Pre-IB Preparatory Program provides a solid foundation for students
who are interested in advanced coursework in high school.

There are three district-wide elementary magnet schools. At Goldsboro Elementary
Magnet School, students focus on math, science, and technology curriculum
in an integrated learning environment. The facility features specially equipped
classrooms, a math/science laboratory, multiple computer labs, and the “Kids
Space Center.” Midway Elementary School of the Arts promotes academic and            Applications may continue to be submitted after the on time application timelines and
artistic excellence for students through a unique Artful Learning™ curriculum.       depending upon the type of request a late applicant may be placed into a program/
The facility is designed to accommodate academic and arts instruction with           school, wait listed, approved, or denied. Elementary region school zone assignments are
contemporary classrooms and innovative areas for the arts. Ballet, band,             ongoing and families new to those school zones must still be assigned through the Choices
and orchestra rooms, art studios, and a musical theater room are among the           Department during the school year.

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                                                                           March    WEDNESDAY                   THURSDAY                  FRIDAY                   SATURDAY

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                                                                                        On Time
                                                                                      Elementary
                                                                                  School Magnet and
                                                                               Elementary Region School
                                                                                   Application Period
                                                                                   CLOSES (Choices)

                                                                               SAT School Day (Grade 11)

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                                                                                                                                    END FSA ELA & Retake
                                                                                                                                   Feb. 27 - March 10, 2016

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                                                                                                                                     Student Holiday
                                                                                                                                            Work Day
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                                                                                                                End 3rd Quarter    Notification Emails Sent
                                                                                                                                   for Elementary School
                                                                                                                                  Magnets and Elementary
                                                                                                                                  Region Schools (Choices)

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                                  SPRING BREAK                SPRING BREAK          SPRING BREAK                SPRING BREAK           SPRING BREAK
                                  Schools Closed              Schools Closed        Schools Closed              Schools Closed         Schools Closed

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                                    FSA ELA
                                                                                                                                     FSA ELA (Grade 3)
                              March 27 - April 7, 2016
                                                                                                                                  March 27 - March 31, 2016
                                  NGSSS EOCs
                              March 27 - April 7, 2016

FSA English Language Arts (ELA)
March 27 - 31       Grade 3 Reading
March 27 - April 7  Grades 10 Reading Retake

NGSSS EOCs
March 27 - April 7 Algebra 1 Retake

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Private School/Home Education                                                           Virtual School
The School Board of Seminole County invites parents of home education and private       Seminole County Public Schools offers exciting full-time and part-time virtual
school students to take advantage of the diverse courses and extracurricular            options for public school students residing in Seminole County. Options are also
activities offered in Seminole County Public Schools. Students who are participating    available for private and home education students in grades K-12.
in a Home Education program in accordance with Florida Statute 1002.41, or who
are enrolled in a private school may be admitted to the public schools of this          For more information, visit website: virtualschool.scps.k12.fl.us or call (407) 871-7287.
district on a part-time basis. High School courses available may include math,
science, foreign languages, personal fitness, and applied technology. Examples
of activities and services available to students include spelling bees, chorus, band,   21st Century Community Learning Centers
sports, and media centers. Some courses/activities may have a specific number
of spaces available, specific criteria, or requirements for participation. The School
Board is not responsible for transporting students in a Home Education Program/         Seminole County Public Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Private School. For additional information, contact the school your child would be      (21st CCLC) provide FREE after school and summer academic and personal
zoned for, visit our website at www.scps.k12.fl.us, or call (407) 746-6760.             enrichment programming to students in grades K-12 in 11 centers throughout the
                                                                                        Seminole County school district. 21st CCLC programs will operate at the following
Home Education, as defined by Florida Statute 1002.01(1), is the “sequentially          sites during the 2016-17 school year:
progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her parent or guardian” in
order to satisfy attendance requirements in state statutes. For more information,       •   Hamilton Elementary                       •   Seminole High School
call (407) 746-6760 or go to www.scps.k12.fl.us.                                        •   Midway Safe Harbor                        •   Westside Community Center
                                                                                        •   Pine Crest Elementary
Private (non public) schools are corporations, churches, or private proprietary         •   Wicklow Elementary
businesses that provide an alternative to the traditional K-12 public school system.    •   Altamonte Elementary
Private schools in Florida are not licensed, approved, accredited, or regulated by      •   English Estates Elementary
the Florida Department of Education or Seminole County Public Schools. For more         •   Greenwood Lakes Middle School
information go to www.firn.edu/doe/choice.                                              •   South Seminole Middle School
                                                                                        •   Milwee Middle School

                                                                                        For more information about 21st CCLC programs, please visit our website at
                                                                                        www.scps.k12.fl.us or call (407) 320-0554.

                                                                                        Last Best Chance Program
                                                                                        Grant funded by the Heart of Florida United Way, Last Best Chance program is
                                                                                        an award-winning program serving high school students in need of support for
                                                                                        credit recovery, tutoring in all core subjects, and ACT/SAT prep. Certified teachers,
                                                                                        guidance counselors and support staff work with program participants to keep
                                                                                        them on track for graduation with their cohorts.

                                                                                        For more information about the Last Best Chance
                                                                                        program, please contact us at (407) 320-6020.

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                                                                             April
                                                                                 WEDNESDAY        THURSDAY         FRIDAY                    SATURDAY

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                                                                                                                                             On Time Transfer
                                                                                                                                            Application Period
                                                                                                                                            CLOSES (Choices)

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                                                                                                                                        8
                                                                                                             March 27 - April 7, 2016

                                                                                                               END NGSSS EOCs
                                                                                                             March 27 - April 7, 2016

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                                     FSA ELA & Math
                                   April 10 - May 5, 2016

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                                  April 17 - May 19, 2016

                                Start Date for Notification
                                   Emails for Approved
                               Transfer Requests (Choices)

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FSA English Language Arts (ELA) & Math
April 10 - May 5    Grades 4-10 Reading
		                  Grades 3-8 Math
April 17 - May 5    Algebra 1, Geometry & Algebra 2

NGSSS EOCs
April 17 - May 19   Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History
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Families in Need                                            Great Start                                                     Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
Homeless Students have the following rights:                Seminole County Public Schools wants all children to            Seminole County Public Schools participates in
                                                            have a great start in oral language and vocabulary              Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK).
•   Free and appropriate public education                   development.                                                    The program is designed to help prepare children
                                                                                                                            for success in kindergarten by focusing on skills in the
•   Services comparable to those offered to families        Great Start…Pathways to Success is for parents of               areas of early literacy, reading, writing, math, and
    who are not in transition                               infants and toddlers in Seminole County. Great Start            socio-emotional development. The VPK Program
•   Free breakfast and lunch                                helps parents develop essential early literacy skills in        is aligned to the 2011 Florida Early Learning and
                                                            their children.                                                 Developmental Standards for four year olds.
•   Transportation to remain in their school of origin                                                                      The student/staff ratio is 11:1 and all classrooms
    or transfer to a school in their current attendance     Some of the research that supports the purpose of               are capped at 20 students. State law mandates
    area
                                                            Great Start:                                                    that children must be four years old on or before
•   Immediate enrollment in school despite the lack                                                                         September 1st of the school year in order to
                                                            •   90% of the core brain structure is formed within the
    of a permanent address or the lack of school                                                                            participate. Parents may choose to send their child
                                                                first 5 years of life and in the first 5 years, the brain
    records                                                                                                                 to the 540-hour school year program OR the 300-hour
                                                                makes 700 neural connections every second.
                                                                                                                            summer program. Instead of choosing either the
•   Access to educationally related support services
                                                            •   Children who are introduced to books and early              school year or summer program, parents who
    funded by the district Title I Program
                                                                literacy skills from birth are more likely to succeed       have children with special needs may choose VPK
•   Advocacy from the School Homeless Liaison to                when they go to school.                                     Specialized Instructional Services (SIS) where certified
    ensure that rights are upheld                                                                                           or licensed professionals provide instruction in
                                                            Components of Great Start:                                      individual or small group settings. This option requires
                                                                                                                            the child to have a current Individual Education Plan
                    For more information contact:           •   Gift Bag – Books and resources presented to                 from a local school district. During the school year,
                    Jania_Fuller@scps.k12.fl.us or              parents of newborns.                                        full-day and half-day programs are offered at various
                    Amber_Demorse@scps.k12.fl.us            •   Parent Education – Information on early literacy            schools throughout the district. Students must reside in
                    Homeless Liaisons                           skills, child development, and the nurturing of             Seminole County and, for most schools, may attend
                    Phone: (407) 320-0255                       infants and toddlers.                                       any VPK class in the district. The half-day sites offer 3
                                                                                                                            hours of VPK instruction in either the AM or the PM.
                                                            •   Parent/Child Playgroups – Structured play groups            Since the 3-hour program is paid for by the state, it is
                                                                for parents and children to play and learn                  free to parents. Full-day sites offer 3 hours of free VPK
                                                                together.                                                   instruction in the AM. For most schools, the PM hours
Adult Education Classes
Seminole County Public Schools maintains a                                                                                  are paid for by either the parent or school Readiness
partnership with Seminole State College. A variety                                                                          funds if the parent qualifies for financial assistance,
of programs and courses are available for parents.                                                                          or Title I in selected schools. For further information,
For a description of available services, visit on-line at                                                                   call (407) 320-0463 or access the website at
seminolestate.edu or call (407) 708-4722.                                                                                   www.scps.k12.fl.us.

Parenting Classes
Various training sessions are held during the school
year. Contact your local school to request a schedule
of topics, dates, and times.

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SUNDAY                         MONDAY                  TUESDAY
                                                                                 May WEDNESDAY                THURSDAY                   FRIDAY                   SATURDAY

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                                                                                                                                  END FSA ELA & Math
                                                                                                                                  April 10 - May 5, 2016

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                                                                                                                                   END NGSSS EOCs
                                                                                                                                 April 17 - May 19, 2016

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                                                                                                                                        LAST DAY
                                                                                                                                       OF SCHOOL
                                                                                 Student Early Release   Student Early Release       Student Early Release
                                                                                                                                        End 4th Quarter
                                                                                                                                       End 2nd Semester

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                                     MEMORIAL DAY            Teacher Work Day        Teacher Work Day
                                  School System Closed         (Post-Planning)         (Post-Planning)

FSA English Language Arts (ELA) & Math
April 10 - May 5    Grades 4-10 Reading
		                  Grades 3-8 Math
April 17 - May 5    Algebra 1, Geometry & Algebra 2

NGSSS EOCs
April 17 - May 19   Biology 1, Civics, U.S. History
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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)                                         English Language Learners Florida Standards Assessment
Students enrolled in the Seminole County English for Speakers of Other Languages       Districts are required to offer accommodations to English Language Learners
(ESOL) Program range in grade levels from K-12. The ESOL Program is designed to        (ELLs) who are currently receiving services in a program operated in accordance
meet the linguistic and academc needs of students whose native language is             with an approved district ELL Plan. Permissible accommodations can be a
other than English and who have limited English proficiency.                           combination of the following:

The language arts through ESOL curriculum is based on the Florida Standards/           Flexible Settings - ELLs are offered the opportunity to be tested in a separate room
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. It includes listening comprehension,         with the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or heritage language
oral expression, pronunciation, reading, writing, and supports skills and              teacher acting as test administrator.
concepts presented in the regular Language Arts. The ESOL program includes
evidence-based instructional strategies to teach students with limited English         Flexible Scheduling - ELLs can take a part or section of the test during several brief
proficiency grammar, vocabulary, and sounds of English through the Language            periods within one school day.
Arts curriculum.
                                                                                       Flexible Timing - ELLs can be provided additional time; however, a session must be
Eligibility - Students in grades K-12 are administered an online Aural-Oral, Reading   completed within one school day.
and Writing language proficiency assessment. These tests will assess the student’s
reading and language skills. The instrument selected for student assessment has a      Assistance in the heritage language - For the mathematics and science tests, ELLs
diagnostic and prescriptive value. The results of the test will provide the teacher    can be provided limited assistance by an ESOL or heritage language teacher
with information on instructional objectives and levels of English proficiency for     using the student’s heritage language.
each student. Call the ESOL office at (407) 320-0202 for additional information.
                                                                                       Dictionary - ELLs can have access to a printed version of the English-to-heritage
ESOL Family Connection Center (FCC) — Located at the Rinehart Annex, the FCC           language translation dictionary.
serves as an outreach center for English Language Learners and their families.
FCC offers English classes, Literacy, Computer and Civics classes. The center
connects families to community and school resources. Call FCC at (407) 841-1115        Physical Education
for additional information. Se habla espanol.                                          Reading and academics are the centerpiece of all we do in Seminole County
                                                                                       Public Schools and this primary focus will continue. In addition, as a result of
                                                                                       legislation enacted by the State of Florida, Seminole County Public Schools will
Driver Education                                                                       provide 150 minutes of Physical Education a week to students in kindergarten
Driver Education is offered each semester at Lyman, Seminole and Winter Springs        through fifth grade, and the equivalent of one class period per day of Physical
High Schools. The semester long course meets two days a week: Mondays and              Education for one semester of each year for students in grades six through
Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:15 PM. The course includes            eight. On any day that Physical Education is offered, it must consist of at least 30
classroom instruction, range driving and on the road driving. Students must have       consecutive minutes of instruction of at least a moderate intensity level. Physical
their learner’s permit to enroll in the course and receive .5 credit upon successful   Education and classroom teachers will work together to provide this instruction.
completion of the course.
                                                                                       The Physical Education Program stresses physical fitness and provides a foundation
The course is also offered in summer school. Please contact the high school            that encourages a healthy, active lifestyle. However, parental involvement plays
guidance office or Mary Lane at mary_lane@scps.k12.fl.us for more information.         a key role. As parents, you are encouraged to assist your child with this effort.
                                                                                       Encourage your child to be more physically active at home and to develop
                                                                                       positive attitudes regarding sound nutrition. The habits that are formed during these
                                                                                       childhood years can affect your child’s health for a lifetime. For more information,
                                                                                       visit the SCPS website at www.scps.k12.fl.us.

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