Parent Newsletter

August/September 2021

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Priscille Elie, Principal

Michelle Alvarez, Assistant Principal

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SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FL

Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Chair

Laurie Rich Levinson, Vice Chair


Lori Alhadeff

Patricia Good

Debra Hixon

Donna P. Korn

Sarah Leonardi

Ann Murray

Nora Rupert


Vickie Cartwright

Interim Superintendent of Schools

From the General Manager

Dear Palm Cove Families,


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Palm Cove Elementary, Home of the Players and Coaches! We are so proud of the enormous accomplishments of our students, teachers, staff and parents last year during learning and teaching through the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the year you will hear the staff refer to the students as “The Players” and to themselves as “Coaches.” If you are wondering why, that’s because our school theme is baseball. We believe in the principles of teamwork and coaching. We strive to hit academic home runs with our players. Please join us in our effort to strive to be the best and hit home runs every time we come to the batter’s plate. Please support our efforts, as you are “The Fans.”


Although our school motto is “Teaming for Success” and our school goal is “To promote student achievement and celebrate all stakeholders in a safe, family-oriented environment,” this year, our school’s theme is “Teach like a Champion, learn like a Champion, going for the Gold!” This year’s theme speaks to teaching and learning like a champion with the focus on 4 key resources and principles that students need in their daily experience to dispel the “opportunity myth”:


1. Consistent opportunities to work on grade-appropriate assignments

2. Strong instruction where students do most of the thing in a less

3. Deep engagement in what they’re learning

4. Teachers who hold high expectations for student and believe they can meet grade-level standards


As we begin a new school year back to face to face, we will continue to implement school-wide practices to strengthen and build on the skills of all our students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally throughout the year. We are dedicated and excited to continue to promote student achievement and celebrate all stakeholders in a safe, family-oriented environment!


Lastly, school safety is our number one priority. See important arrival and dismissal information sent home the first day of school. Please be flexible and understanding as it relates to changes to improve safety. Lastly, don’t forget to visit our school’s website at www.browardschools.com/palmcove and follow us on YouTube at Palm Cove Elementary, Twitter and Instagram @TeamPalmCove for updates. We are proud and privileged to be your administrative team and are grateful to work at the best school in the world. Here’s to a fantastic year!


If ever you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out via email (priscille.elie@browardschools.com) or call the school at 754-323-6800 with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. Please read below all pertinent information so that you are up to date with all things Palm Cove Elementary.


Don't forget to follow us on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram @teampalmcove


Quote: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller


Educationally,

Priscille Elie

Proud Principal

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

"On-Deck" Calendar of Events

  • August 13: Meet & Greet/Open House 5:00pm

  • August 18: First Day of School

  • September 3: Picture Day for students (Students must be in their school uniform NO spirit shirts on that day)

  • September 6: No School-Schools and Administrative Offices Closed

  • September 7: No School-Schools and Administrative Offices Closed

  • September 16: No School-Schools and Administrative Offices Closed

  • September 20: 1st Quarter interims issued

  • September 22: Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

CALLING ALL FATHERS, STEPFATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, UNCLES, BROTHERS, FOSTER FATHERS, & other male role models, September 22nd is the day where you can bring your child(ren) to school on this day!


Research suggests that when fathers and/or male role models are engaged in their child’s education, students perform better academically, have fewer discipline problems and become more responsible adults. Broward County Public Schools will celebrate and highlight the significant role fathers and male role models have in enhancing a child’s educational experience. #BCPSDadsMatter will be celebrated, September 20-24, 2021, culminating with Florida Dads Take Your Child to School Day on September 22, 2021. Florida Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to engage in the education of their children.

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PICTURE DAY IS COMING! FLYERS HAVE BEEN SENT HOME.

PARENTS AND COMMUNITY PLEASE JOIN OUR PTA! SEE FLYER BELOW TO SEE POSITIONS AVAILABLE OR JUST TO BE A MEMBER!

JOIN OUR SAC/SAF MEETING DATES & AGENDA! CLICK ON FLYER FOR DATES! SEE YOU SOON!

PALM COVE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CLICK BELOW

PARENT/GUARDIAN CONSENT FOR SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES

ACTION: Schools must obtain parent/guardian consent for school health services. All parents must provide written consent if they wish for their child to receive school health services. The attached consent form should be distributed to all parents/guardians immediately. Schools should exhaust all options necessary to obtain parent/guardian consent.


RATIONALE: Under new Fla. Stat. § 1014.06, licensed health care providers and practitioners as defined in Fla. Stat. § 456.001 may not provide, solicit, or arrange to provide health care services to children without first receiving written parental consent. Schools should note that § 1014.06 provides that violators will be subject to disciplinary action under licensing statutes, administrative fines, and potential criminal action.


The Parents’ Bill of Rights allows parents to do the following:

• Access and review all medical records (unless the parent is the subject of a criminal investigation for harm to a child).

• Opt out of HIV/Aids education for their child.

• Opt out of any portion of the school district’s comprehensive health and sex education.

• Reject medical treatment for a child unless the state can prove the child’s own welfare would be best served by such treatment.

• Exempt a student from required immunizations.

• Create a list of people, by priority, who may consent to the medical care or treatment of a minor when a parent or legal guardian can’t be reached.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THIS CONSENT FORM. THANK YOU

COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID RAPID TESTING LOCATIONS

HOW WILL YOUR CHILD GET HOME AFTERSCHOOL?

CLICK HERE: HOW WILL YOUR CHILD BE DISMISSED?

Please complete this dismissal form so that we know how your child will be dismissed for the first day of school and thereafter.

MEET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER!

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ORDER YOUR SPIRIT SHIRTS TODAY! $10.00

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Broward County School Board Upholds Mask Mandate in Schools and District Facilities


On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, The School Board of Broward County, Florida, held a Special School Board Meeting to approve the District’s School Reopening Plan: Phase 3, which included addressing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 21-175 and the subsequent Emergency Rule – Protocols for Controlling COVID-19 in School Settings issued through Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Education.


After listening to comments from 48 public speakers and reviewing more than 350 written comments submitted by community members, the School Board voted eight to one to implement the rules set forth by the Department of Health and the Florida Board of Education, with the exception of section 1D, which stated schools must allow for a parent or legal guardian of the student to opt out of wearing a face covering or mask.


As a result of today’s School Board vote, face coverings will continue to be mandatory, based on School Board Policy 2170, for students, staff and visitors at all District schools and facilities. Requests to opt out of this requirement will be considered due to medical need, Individual Education Plans (IEP) or Section 504 accommodations as currently allowed in the policy.


In addition, the School Board authorized the District’s Interim General Counsel and Interim Superintendent to retain outside counsel to evaluate and file legal action to challenge the Emergency Rule.


Prior to the vote, School Board members discussed the increasing number of COVID-19 cases across Broward County, the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Board’s continued commitment to protecting students and staff from the spread of the illness in schools.


Following the Special School Board Meeting, School Board Chair Dr. Rosalind Osgood (District 5) and Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright held a brief news conference.


Watch their remarks through the following link:https://www.eduvision.tv/l?eAeyLDy


The first day of school for Broward County Public Schools students is Wednesday, August 18, with 100% face to face learning on all campuses. District staff remain in communication with health experts to ensure the safety of our students, staff and school communities.

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PLEASE VIEW THE NEW HB 529 MOMENT OF SILENCE PARENT LETTERS

ENGLISH

SPANISH

HAITIAN-CREOLE

PORTUGUESE

PARENTS SEND REUSABLE BOTTLES TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD BECAUSE WE HAVE WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION AROUND THE SCHOOL

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Emergency school board approved policies that we adhere to. Thank you!

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    District’s Nondiscrimination Policy Statement 4001.1

    The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The School Board also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director, Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department & District’s Equity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator at 754-321- 2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

    The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The School Board also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director, Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department & District’s Equity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator at 754-321- 2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.


    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

    About Palm Cove Elementary

    Palm Cove Elementary's mission is to: "Promote student achievement while celebrating all stakeholders in in a safe family-oriented environment."