eLearning News for Pasco Parents

Vol 1. Issue 5: April 23, 2020

Focus for the Week: Distance Learning Continues through May 27, 2020

Governor Desantis announced over the weekend that Florida school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year.


Superintendent Browning supports that decision. Our school campuses will remain closed, however students and teachers will continue to be engaged with distance learning through May 27 – the last day of school.


The decision to keep our campuses closed raises a number of questions. In this video, Superintendent Browning addresses several of those questions.

Upcoming Progress Reports- May 1st

ELEMENTARY

This week marks our 4th week of Distance Learning, and on May 1, Progress Reports for quarter four will post in myStudent for your review.

For elementary students, the progress report will communicate the progress your child has made so far this quarter, as well as over the course of the school year.

Thank you for your commitment to your student’s education during Distance Learning. If your student is having any issues accessing their work, please contact your school’s principal for assistance.


SECONDARY

This week marks our 4th week of Distance Learning, and on May 1, Progress Reports for quarter four will post in myStudent for your review.

Grades for middle and high school students will be based on the work completed through April 24. Your student will have the opportunity before the end of the quarter to submit any incomplete work and redo assignments to ensure mastery of the learning.

Thank you for your commitment to your student’s education during Distance Learning. If your student is having any issues accessing their work, please contact your school’s principal for assistance.

Zearn Math Webinar for Elementary Parents

Zearn Math Zoom Webinar for Parents Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:30-11:30 AM.

Tech Tips: Did you know that there are live tutors 24/7?

It's true! Here'a a link to a video showing how students can access this support: https://youtu.be/DElu8PdJhN4

Smartthinking Online Tutoring Intro

FDLRS Virtual Webinar Recordings


The FDLRS Administration Project has had the privilege to partner with FLVS, SEDNET, and CARD to provide parent and educator webinars as a way to help our Florida students with disabilities. Below you will find a list of the recent and upcoming webinars. Please click on the title of the event to view the recording and resources or to register for an upcoming session. Some of these events may have had multiple offerings. All of the session information will be included in that single link.


http://www.fdlrs.org/virtual_webinar_resources


http://www.livebinders.com/b/2646931#anchor

Virtual Gifted Support

In conjunction with online work, the Office for Leading and Learning will be supporting teachers with resources for enrichment that can be assigned to students as enhanced learning opportunities. Please refer to the attached letter for more details.

Social Emotional Learning

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time. Here is an article that gives five helpful responses for families as you continue to support your children with distance learning. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Lesley Wilson, Program Coordinator for Social Emotional Learning, at lrwilson@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Summer PHSC Dual Enrollment registration

Summer PHSC Dual Enrollment registration information has been released. This year is a quick turnaround due to delays from COVID-19 so eligible students will need to begin the process as quickly as possible. For more information please visithttp://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/dual-enrollment.

NCAA Eligibility Info for 2020 Graduates

Given the unprecedented events during Spring/Summer 2020 due to COVID-19, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify the following adjustments to the initial eligibility certification process.


These changes may not capture all unique scenarios; however, NCAA Customer Service is available to assist with questions Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST at 877-262-1492 (Domestic students and Canadian students outside of Quebec) and, for international students including Quebec, at ncaa.org/contactinternational.

Florida Recognizes April as Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month which is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach our students how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. To celebrate the month and encourage our students to be financially smart citizens in our communities, Pasco County Schools has several virtual events/challenges planned and resources to encourage Financial Literacy Fridays.

To get the learning started, and in partnership with USF Stavros Center, we are excited to host a weekly Financial Literacy challenge. These events are designed to help parents/guardians, employees, community members and students with financial planning matters and getting more information for starting a financially successful future.

We encourage you and your students to shower our Pasco Schools Social Media with your images.

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Wifi Support Request

If you do not have access to internet at home, please complete the survey at this link: https://bit.ly/39kf2YY. Please note that completing this survey does not guarantee that internet access will be provided.

Technology Help Desk

  • For fastest response from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm: Email TechHelp@pasco.k12.fl.us
  • If you are not able to email you can call: 813-794-2859 (If all lines are busy, leave a message and we will respond as quickly as possible)
  • Also, live chat is available from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm on our website at: Technology Help Desk Live Chat (you will see a green chat box in the lower right-hand corner of the screen)