Pasco Schools ELL Parent Newsletter

VOL V - June 2021

Assessment News

Due to anticipated delays with assessment results this year, preliminary grade statements have been made available through myStudent and the parent portal. We hope this will assist families in seeing grade info prior to the "official" report card release later this summer


Once logged in to myStudent, preliminary grade statements can be found under "Child Info" within the drop-down menu below the student's profile picture on the left menu bar.


For help, please email mystudenthelp@pasco.k12.fl.us

Meal Pick Up this Summer for anyone 18 years old or younger.

Curb-side meal pick up for summer feeding will be every Tuesday at select sites starting on June 8th from 10 am to 11 am. Follow Pasco County Schools Food & Nutrition Services at https://facebook.com/pascofns for updates and information.
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Student Vaccine Clinics Available – Summer 2021

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is teaming up with Pasco County Schools and Health Hero to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to Pasco County children age 12 and older. Vaccinations also will be made available to children’s eligible family members. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to receive the vaccine.


Students who are fully vaccinated may avoid being quarantined and excluded from the classroom due to exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that if a fully vaccinated individual has been around someone who has COVID-19, they are not required to stay away from others or get tested unless they have symptoms.


The Pfizer vaccine will be available at several school locations around the county on June 21, 22, and 23. Appointments are required to ensure a smooth and efficient experience.


Click on this link for locations, appointments, and more information:

Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday - July 1 to July 7, 2021

During the week of July 1 – July 7, 2021, purchases of admissions to music events, sporting events, cultural events, specified performances, movies, museums, state park annual passes, and fitness facilities for events held from July 1 – December 31, 2021, will be tax-free. Additionally, purchases of season tickets are also exempted.


The Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday also applies to sales of boating and water activity supplies, camping supplies, fishing supplies, general outdoor supplies, and sports equipment.


More information here:

Let's learn more about ESOL


What is the Florida Consent Decree?



The Consent Decree is the state of Florida's framework for compliance with federal and state laws and jurisprudence regarding the education of English Language Learner (ELL) students.


The Consent Decree addresses the civil rights of ELL students, foremost among their right to equal access to all education programs. In addressing these rights, the Consent Decree provides a structure that ensures the delivery of the comprehensible instruction to which ELL students are entitled.


For more information, click on the following link:

Imagine Learning Throughout the Summer

Students can log in using their student number through MyPascoConnect through July 31st, 2021. Imagine Learning can be accessed from most electronic devices that have access to the internet. This will give them the opportunity to practice their oral language and literacy skills.

Language and Literacy is a major intervention for our English Learners with a proficiency level of 1 or 2 in WIDA ACCESS.


Students who earn 240+ minutes of usage between June 7th and July 31st will be automatically entered to participate in a contest for a solar-powered backpack filled with school supplies!

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Meet your Parent Leadership Council!

The Parent Leadership Council is always looking for new members!

The ESOL Parent Leadership Council is a district-wide forum for English Language Learners (ELL) parents and interested community members to help the District identify ELL students' educational needs and priorities.

Interested? Contact our ELL Parent and Community Engagement Coach!

lojeda@pasco.k12.fl.us

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Did you know?

It's never too late to learn! Pasco County Schools offers adult education at two convenient campuses for students seeking job training or their GED. See how you can take the next step for your future. Click on the image to learn more.
Do you want to learn English? Click here!

Marchman Technical College offers ESOL courses for basic interpersonal communication skills for adults. Their curriculum is based on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, with in-person and online classes. Click for more information!

Questions about this Newsletter?

Please contact Luisa Ojeda Vera, Pasco County ELL Parent and Community Engagement Coach at lojeda@pasco.k12.fl.us (English - Spanish).

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