Principal's Newsletter

September 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The first week of September means it is the 4th week of school. We have had an amazing start into the 2021-2022 school year! Please read this newsletter in its entirety as it contains valuable information.

Even with Covid-19 and the extra hurdles associated with the pandemic, our new and returning students have settled into a routine. Students have been taking their first diagnostic tests and assessments such as FLKRS for KG and I-Ready/Imagine Learning for K-8th grade.

This school year is not at all what we have pictured it would be before we left for the summer break. Covid-19 is still wreaking havoc on our lives. However, Team Success and its faculty would like to say THANK YOU for being a supportive partner in your child's education. We couldn't do it without your help, understanding, and flexibility.

At Team Success we thrive to deliver rigorous and engaging lessons. Teachers and staff work collaboratively to create the most effective learning environment for all of our students, encouraging them to be positive role models and leaders.

Please feel free to contact the school with any questions, concerns, and feedback. We are here for you from 8 am-4pm, Mon-Fri.


Team Success strongly recommends that all staff and students wear a mask to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Students who tested positive or have been exposed should log into GOOGLE classroom for assignments that they can complete and submit from home until they return to school. Please contact your child's teacher if he/she doesn't have access to GOOGLE account.

The data below contains the total cases from August 10 until August 30, 2021. Many of the students have recovered or returned from quarantine. One staff member is still at home recovering.

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Please note: If symptoms free, Confirmed cases return to school/work on day 11, and Quarantines return to school/work on day 5-8.

COVID-19 Symptomatic Decision Tree ENGLISH

Please follow this link to the updated COVID-19 Decision Tree /Protocol established by the FLDOE.

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Arbol de Decisión Sintomàtico de Covid-19 - Espanōl

Click here for updated link in Spanish.

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09/06 - Labor Day - No School

09/09 - Progress Report Cards go home

09/15 - 09/16 - Geometry EOC

09/22 - 09/23 - Algebra Retakes

09/28 - 09/30 - English II FSA Retake

10/13 - NMSQT all 11th grade, SAT for all 12th grade

10/20 - PSAT for all 8th/9th grade

10/28 - SAT for all 12th grade

Parent Right to Know Letter

At the beginning of each school year, Team Success must inform parents of each student attending a Title I, Part A school of their right to request information about the professional qualifications of both the teachers and the paraprofessionals who teach and work with their children. The information is provided in a letter called the Parents Right to Know letter and it is in an understandable format and to the extent possible, is provided in a language the parents can understand. In compliance with Federal Law (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015), parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s). The information regarding the professional qualifications of a child's teacher(s) includes:

  • Certification type
  • Subject area coverage and grade level of coverage
  • Degree(s) and defined major area of work
  • Services to be provided by the paraprofessional under the direct supervision of the teacher

Federal law requires that schools receiving Title I funds hire qualified teachers and instructional paraprofessionals. Team Success employs certificated personnel according to the Florida Department of Education requirements.

In addition to this letter, Florida Statute 231.095 states, "When a teacher in a district school system is assigned teaching duties in a class dealing with subject matter that is outside the field in which the teacher is certified, the parents or guardians of all students in the class shall be notified in writing of such assignment." If a child is being taught by one or more teachers or paraprofessionals that fall within this category for four weeks or more, the school will provide the child's parents with a letter of notification and the steps the school is taking to get the teacher or paraprofessional fully certified. This letter will be send out by mid September.

If parents would like to request any of the above information, please contact the school. Additionally, you may contact Team Success regarding your child's academic progress.

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Kindergarten Progress Reports help families know how a child is progressing toward Florida Standards that are most critical to success in the First Grade. The Florida Standards are written based on the skills and knowledge that a student is required to have by the END of the school year. Teachers use a rubric to determine how students are progressing toward mastery of these standards. Families should expect to see their student’s performance level grow during the school year, from a starting score of 1, to a score of 3 or 4 by the end of the school year.

KG Standards & Rubrics for Student Progress

Please click here for Parent Guide of KG Standards and Rubrics

GUÍA PARA PADRES Estándares de Kínder

Please click here for GUÍA PARA PADRES Estándares de Kínder y Rúbricas para Reportar el Progreso del Estudiante


Please click on link below for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Parents

Estándares y rúbricas de kindergarten para informar el progreso del estudiante Preguntas frecuentes para padres

Please click on link below for FAQ.


Please click on the link below to watch the Video about the KG Standards and Rubrics. Unfortunately, there is no Spanish version available.
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Team Success has been working with Collaborative Educational Network, Inc. to receive accreditation through Cognia, a national accreditation agency. The admin team anticipates that the accreditation review will be completed by the first week of May 2022 , with the final approval by Cognia at the end of June 2022. The accreditation status is retroactive meaning that all 2022 seniors will be graduating from an accredited high school if Cognia gives Team Success the seal of approval.

Graduation from a non-accredited high school may impact college admissions, financial aid availability and scholarships, military enlistment, and employment opportunities. However, Team Success is held to the same accountability standards as other public schools in the state and has consistently shown a high level of achievement. The school is proud of every student's achievements and looks forward to highlighting them as Team Success moves forward with the accreditation process.

Should you have any questions on how this may affect your child, please contact our guidance counselor Robert Howe at phone number: (941)714-7260 ext. 161, email: Students may stop by Mr. Howe's office to ask questions and get information about colleges/universities, and career information.