This Week at the Park

University Park Elementary News~Week of February 20th, 2023

Wireless Communication Devices

Dear Families;

Brevard Public Schools is reaffirming the Student/Parent cell phone contracts. We are in the process of ensuring all of our students have a signed Student/Parent Cell Phone or Wireless Communication Device (WDC) Contract.

We are attaching a copy of the contract in case you would like to update or ensure your child has a signed copy. Please note that the contract clearly states that, “…discipline action may include but is not limited to an office discipline referral and confiscation of the phone. Additionally, student abuse of this policy will result in the student losing the privilege to be able to carry a cellphone/WCD permanently, or for a period of time as determined by an administrator.”

We have also linked here the policy to ensure you have access to it for your further understanding of the expectations and possible consequences. Please review with your child if your child brings a wireless communication device or cell phone to school.

If an issue should arise, with your child’s specific use of WCD/cell phones, you will be the first to know. We will work with you on a plan of action and an appropriate consequence.

As always, thank you for your partnership as we strive to create a safe and caring environment for all of our children. If you have questions on concerns call me, at 321-723-2566.


Ana Diaz, Principal

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, February 24th: Early Release @ 2:00 P.M.

Saturday, February 25th: Music Festival at the King Center 7:00 P.M.

Super Success Saturday- Day 4

Looking ahead...

Monday, February 27th: SAC Meeting @ 3:45 P.M.

Thursday, March 2nd: Title 1 Night 5:00-7:00 P.M.

March 13th-17th: Spring Break

Monday, March 20th: Student Holiday

Tuesday, March 21st: Students Return

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School Advisory Council Meeting

February 27, 2023 is our next SAC Meeting at 3:45pm in room 205.

While SAC members are required to attend, all SAC meetings are open for any interested family, faculty and staff, and community members to attend.

At this meeting, stakeholders will have the opportunity to give input on literature being considered for school purchase.

The following titles are being considered at this time.

What Was the Titanic? By Stephanie Sabol

What Was The Great Chicago Fire? By Janet B. Pascal

What was The Great Depression? By Janet B Pascal

What is the Declaration of Independence? By Michael C Harris

What Were the Twin Towers? By Jim O/Connor

What is NASA? By Sarah Fabiny

What was the Age of the Dinosaurs? By Megan Stine

What is the Supreme Court? By Jill Abramson

What is Congress? By Jill Abramson

Diper Overlode (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #17) by Jeff Kinney

The Flames of Hope (Wings of Fire Series #15) by Tui T. Sutherland

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School-Based Sealant Program for 2nd Grade Students

Second Grade Families,

Permission forms went home for participation in the S-BSP to all second grade students. Please see below for additional information.

The School-Based Sealant Program (S-BSP) is provided by the Department of Health in Brevard County, Dental Services Program, to all 2nd grade students and, when time permits, to 6th grade students in public Title 1 Elementary Schools.

Registered Dental Hygienists, under the supervision of the Dental Director, will provide the services of the S-BSP which include performing a screening exam, going over proper brushing techniques, applying sealants if needed and fluoride varnish to all participating students.

We do a screening exam to inform the parents or guardians of what we see, any cavities or abnormalities. We do not report results to anyone but the parents or guardians and recommend follow-up treatment if needed.

Students who return a “yes” permission form, provided by the S-BSP, to their teacher will be allowed to participate in the program when in their school at no cost to their parents or guardians. Medicaid insurance, if applicable, will be billed, again at no cost to the parents.

Sealants are protective coatings that are placed on the grooves of the back teeth, 1st and 2nd molars, if present, to keep food and germs off the chewing surfaces to help prevent cavities in those hard to clean areas and have been proven to reduce decay by up to 70%.

It is more cost effective to place a sealant than a filling and prevent toothaches that will keep a student out of school. Students with poor oral health are nearly 3 times more likely to miss school than their peers with better oral health. A dental visit takes a student out of class for up to 75 minutes more than if preventative services are provided at their school.

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BPS FOCUS Parent Portal

FOCUS is the best way to monitor your student's academics and behavior. Please use the link below to get your account set up. Please contact your child's teacher if you need their FOCUS Pin number.

Directions for set up

Community Connect

Introducing Brevard Public School’s brand new social care website, BPS Community Connect. BPS Community Connect is powered by Find Help and was created to help you easily find and connect with helpful programs in your area (or anywhere in the US!)—just enter your ZIP Code and you’ll immediately find local programs willing to help you. Best of all, IT’S FREE!

Check it out here:

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