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  • Osceola County School Board Approves Ready. Set. RESTART! Plan For Second Semester

    On December 1, the Osceola County School Board approved the Superintendent's plan for when students return to school for second semester after Winter Break on January 4, 2021.  Plans for second semester continue to include three options of learning for parents and students to select from that will provide critical supports for all learners, especially those who are struggling, while also continuing the measures the district has put in place to protect the health and safety of its staff members and students.

    Parents can select from the following three options they prefer for each of their children for second semester. Parents should contact their school to make a change for second semester  No action is needed if your student is continuing in their current learning option from first semester.

    1. Face-to-face instruction at schools with comprehensive health and safety precautions in place: If face-to-face instruction at school is selected, parents of students who are eligible for transportation and who did not ride the bus first semester will also register their child for a seat on a school bus at that time. 
    2. Digital learning with their assigned school following a traditional school day schedule for instruction:  An important change is that students who were digital learners for first semester will be required to have earned letter grades of A, B, or C in all classes, have a 90% attendance record, and be at grade-level proficiency on standardized assessments to be allowed to stay in digital learning for second semester. 
    3. Virtual learning for students in Grades K-12 with Osceola Virtual School (OVS): This option allows for learning during non-traditional school hours. Students will need to be independent learners to be successful.  Not all classes available to face-to-face students are offered by OVS, particularly for students in International Baccalaureate, Advance Placement, arts, and career and technical programs. Parents wishing to enroll their student(s) in Osceola Virtual School must call 407-870-1445 by December 11.

    Osceola's second semester plan was created with input from medical professionals, including infectious disease physicians from Nemours Children’s Hospital and guidance from the Osceola County Health Department, and a Back-to-School Task Force made up of parents, teachers, school and district administrators, and members of the Osceola Classroom Education Association.

    "The keys to our continued success are in our flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and in providing parents the opportunity to select how instruction will be delivered to their child," said Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace.  "Our focus remains laser-focused on providing every child, every chance, every day and on the comprehensive plans that have been put into place to keep our students and staff safe and healthy for the successful remainder of the school year."

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  • An Important Message from Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace

    Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace shares some important information related to the Osceola School District's Ready. Set. RESTART! Plan for the second semester. Watch now!

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  • Let Us Know Your Choice by December 9

    It's time to tell us your choice for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Let us know if your child(ren) will be returning for face-to-face instruction on campus, engaging in digital learning through their assigned school, or enrolling in virtual learning through Osceola Virtual School.

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  • What will response to COVID-19 look like this year?

    While our back to school protocols rely heavily on face coverings for students and staff, daily self-screenings for COVID-19 symptoms, social distancing, and hand washing and sanitizing, we understand there may come a time when someone tests positive for COVID-19.

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  • What will a school bus look like this year?

    While the number of students who ride the bus will be smaller, as some students are learning digitally, the district still has to think through logistics to keep students, bus drivers, and bus attendants safe and healthy to and from school.

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  • What will a cafeteria look like this year?

    Feeding children is what we do; and COVID-19 has just meant that we have to make some adjustments to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. One thing we know for sure: School meals will become increasingly integral to child nutrition as families continue to grapple with pandemic-related unemployment and financial hardships.

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  • What will classrooms look like this year?

    When schools do resume face-to-face classes, things will look a lot different than what we’re used to in order to protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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  • What will cleaning and sanitizing look like this year?

    Keeping our schools clean and disinfected will be of critical importance to ensure our students and staff are healthy and ready to learn and teach.

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