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PTSA/Athletic Booster Club Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Click HERE for details.
Language Arts tutoring is available with Ms. Kelly Eppcohen, by appointment only, for students in grades 6 to 12.
Math tutoring information will soon be available.
Florida Prepaid College Program
The Florida Prepaid College Program is the plan that lets you pay for future college tuition, dormitory and fee expenses today!
- When your child is ready for college, the plan covers the actual cost at any Florida public college or university.
- The program allows prepaid benefits to be transferred to most private universities in Florida or out-of-state colleges and universities.
- You fight inflation by paying for future tuition costs today.
Reading Plus is a proven, research-based reading software program provided by Miami-Dade County Public Schools to all students. It is a great tool for students to improve reading skills and raise FCAT reading scores. All students can access Reading Plus through the Student Portal. The link to Reading Plus is halfway down the page of the Student Portal screen after the student logs in.
The program can also be accessed by going to the Reading Plus Website directly, http://www.readingplus.com/users/index.html.
Health/Life Management PE Uniform update
Students taking Health/Life Management and First Aid are not required to wear a PE uniform.
Important Notice Regarding Student Absences:
Regular and punctual attendance is crucial to student achievement. A student with 5 or more unexcused absences in a semester course and 10 or more unexcused absences in a year-long course may have grades and credit for the course withheld. Students who miss work due to unexcused absences will receive failing grades on that work.
Parents must send notes with their children upon return to school from an absence. All absences are unexcused until a note is received and they have 3 days to send in the note. The unexcused status cannot be changed after 3 days.
Examples of unexcused absences include vacations, personal services, non-school events, programs or sporting activities, provision of day care for siblings, illness of others, and non-compliance with immunization requirements. Excused absences generally include documented student illness, medical appointments, subpoenas by law enforcement agencies, outdoor suspensions, school sponsored events, observance of religious holidays or deaths in the family.
Parents wishing to have an anticipated absence classified as "excused" must request the permission of the Executive Director using the school's Pre-Planned Absence form. This form must be submitted to the Executive Director at least one week prior to the absence. If approved it must then be taken to each of the student's teachers and the academic counselor for their signatures and comments on the absence.
The student must return this form with all signatures to the Executive Director at least three days prior to the absence or the student will lose their right to make up assignments. If the student fails to secure the signature of any teacher before the absence the teacher has the prerogative not to allow make-up work and may issue failing grades for any work missed due to the absence.
It is the responsibility of the student to obtain all assignments prior to the absence and to make arrangements with their teachers for make-up work upon returning to school.