On June 29, 2021, Governor DeSantis approved HB 241 – Parents’ Bill of Rights, which created Section 1014 – Parents’ Bill of Rights, Florida Statutes, to establish specific parental rights relating to a minor child's education, upbringing, and health care. The new law took effect July 1, 2021. Parents and community members may access related School District resources at the link below.
Health Care Services offered through the School District
Florida law (H.B. 1557) requires that “parents be notified of all health care services offered at their child’s school and given the opportunity to consent or decline each service”.
Attached is a copy of the letter providing a list of the health care services which are available to our students. You may access the letter through the Parent Portal in Focus to review the options and decline any services available.
On June 14, 2021, Governor DeSantis approved HB529, which amended Section 1003.45, Florida Statutes, to require a moment of silence to be set aside for public school students during each school day. The new law requires the principal to require teachers in first-period classrooms in all grades to set aside at least one (1) minute, but not more than two (2) minutes, for a moment of silence daily, during which students may not interfere with other students' participation. The new law prohibits teachers from making suggestions as to the nature of any reflection that a student may engage in during the moment of silence. Instead, teachers must encourage parents/guardians to discuss the moment of silence with their children and to make suggestions as to the best use of this time. The new law took effect July 1, 2021.
Access/Print your Child’s Progress Report/Report Card
The Focus Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and involvement in your child’s education. The Parent Portal allows parents to better monitor their child’s progress in school by providing Internet access to grades, attendance, discipline academic history, graduation verification, and standardized test results in a secure password-protected environment.
To have your parent portal account linked to your child, you will need to visit their child’s school to either be linked in person or obtain the parent portal PIN letter to link your child online.
If you do not have a parent portal account, go to https://osceola.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/auth to create your own parent portal account online AFTER you obtain the parent portal PIN letter from your child’s school. Click the link below for instructions.
If you currently have a parent portal account and are having issues, please go to your child’s school for assistance. Each school has at least one staff member who assists parents with parent portal account issues.