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BCPS Launches Parent University to Prepare Families for School and eLearning August 12-17
 
Published Friday, August 7, 2020

As Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) prepares to begin classes on Wednesday, August 19, through eLearning, the District knows parents have many questions about the new school year.

To provide answers, the Parent Community Involvement Task Force and District staff are launching Parent University: Getting Ready for School and eLearning webinar sessions. The four live virtual events, which take place August 12-17, are divided into student groups. The two main sessions – for elementary school students on August 12, and for middle and high school students on August 13 – will include step-by-step guidance to help parents assist their students through the school day and information on what to expect once classes begin. There are two additional webinars – one for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) parents on Friday, August 14, and one for parents of English-Language Learners (ELL) on Monday, August 17 – to provide additional information specific to these two groups of students.

District personnel will be available after each presentation to answer questions. All four webinars will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian-Creole, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese through closed captioning.

Parents will choose to attend the grade-level session that applies to their student(s) through the links below, which can also be found on the District website, browardschools.com.

Elementary School – Wednesday, August 12, 6:30-8 p.m. https://bit.ly/2XDQMOK

Middle and High School – Thursday, August 13, 6:30-8 p.m. https://bit.ly/3fzcucE

General guidance for Exceptional Student Education and English-Language Learners will be included in the grade-level sessions. The following two sessions will provide additional information specific to these students:

Exceptional Student Education – Friday, August 14, 6:30-8 p.m. https://bit.ly/3a2oDWi

English-Language Learners – Monday, August 17, 6:30-8 p.m. https://bit.ly/3kmTzFs

If parents are unable to attend a live Parent University webinar, links to the recorded sessions will be available on the  District website, browardschools.com, and on school websites.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - “Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”: Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 89 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.


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