The Florida Department of Education has approved Polk County Public Schools’ 2020-21 reopening plan.
The plan, approved on July 28, provides families with three learning format options: Campus Learning (brick-and-mortar, face-to-face); Campus eSchool, which allows students to remain enrolled in their current school but take part in highly structured virtual learning; and Polk Virtual, a longstanding program that allows students the ability to fulfill their K-12 educational requirements entirely online.
Read the full plan here:
This option restores the traditional school day for students and staff members. Students will return to campus and interact in person with teachers and classmates. Transportation and school lunches will be provided. Face coverings will be required (guidelines on face coverings will be provided when available). Additional health and safety protocols include symptom screenings, frequent and thorough cleaning of campuses, increased handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, and one-way traffic on campus where feasible.
Campus eSchool serves as a bridge between a student’s brick-and-mortar school and a purely digital environment. It was designed for families who want their children to return to school but aren’t ready to do so just yet. Students will remain enrolled in their current school, but learning will take place virtually. School days will be highly structured, with specific times for students to log on and take part in lessons and activities. Parents will serve as learning coaches to monitor student progress. This option requires a quarterly commitment.
This option is best for families who do not foresee their children returning to campus. Polk Virtual School offers students the ability to fulfill their K-12 educational requirements entirely online. Lessons are taught by PCPS teachers who provide individualized instruction and are available to meet in person as needed. Polk Virtual requires a commitment of at least one semester. For more information about Polk Virtual School, visit: pvs.polkschoolsfl.com/
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PCPS has adopted a uniform learning management system that will make it easier for students and parents to participate in virtual learning.
Polk County Public Schools
Brick-and-Mortar (PK – 12)
(K – 12)
|Polk Virtual School
Full Time (K-12)
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-Zoned school option only
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|Special Program Participation
-IB, Cambridge, CTE Academies, etc.
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|Parent Serves as Learning Coach
-closely monitors student progress
Reopening Comparisons (Español)
|Aprendizaje en el Campus Físico
(PK – 12)
Si las condiciones no son seguras en el campus físico, transicionaremos del Campus Electrónico (ecampus) para el aprendizaje a distancia.
|Campus Electrónico (eSchool)
(K – 12)
Si el Campus de Aprendizaje Físico Cierra en algún momento, los estudiantes del campus electrónico continuarán siguiendo esta modalidad.
|Escuela Virtual de Polk
A tiempo completo (K-12)
Para saber más: pvs.polkschoolsfl.com
|Instrucción basada en los Estándares de la Florida.||√||√||√|
|Calendario Aprobado por el Consejo Escolar (School Board)||√||√||√|
|Requiere tomar pruebas estatales||√||√||√|
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|Políticas de Calificación/Reportes de Calificaciones||√||√||√|
|Apoyo para estudiantes con IEP, 504, EP, planes para ELL, servicios de transición , etc.||√||√||√|
|Maestros del Condado de Polk||√||√||√|
-Solamente en la escuela de zona del estudiante
|Programa escolar de alimentos||√|
|Participación en programas especiales
-IB, Cambridge, Academia CTE, etc.
|√||Favor de verificar con la escuela local.|
|Tiempo de Clase Estructurado||√||√|
|Tiempo de Clase Flexible (dependiendo de la matrícula)||√|
|Colaboración entre la familia y la escuela||√||√||√|
|Los padres sirven como apoyo del aprendizaje (coach)
(Monitorea de cerca el progreso del estudiante)
Reopening Comparisons (Haitian Creole)
Brik-e-Mòtye (PK – 12)
Aprann plis la-a: lyen pou kesyon Souvan Poze link to FAQ
Si kondisyon yo pa favorab an matyè sekirite pou Aprantisaj Kanpis, n’ap pivote chanje vire sou eLekòl Kanpis pou aprantisaj a distans.
(K – 12)
Aprann plis la-a: Lyen pou Kesyon Souvan Poze- link to FAQ
Si Aprantisaj kanpis ta fèmen nenpòt lè, Etidyan eLekòl yo ap kontinye swiv modèl sa-a.
|Lekòl Vityèl Pok
A tan plen (K-12)
Aprann plis la-a: https://pvs.polkschoolsfl.com/
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|Kalandriye Eskolè Konsèy apwouve||√||√||√|
|Tès Evalyasyon Obligatwa||√||√||√|
|Prensip detèminasyon Nòt yo/Kanè Eskolè||√||√||√|
|Sipò pou etidyan avèk IEP, 504, EP, plan ELL, sèvis tranzisyon, eksetera.||√||√||√|
|Anseyan nan Zòn Pok||√||√||√|
-Opsyon lekol zòn sèlman
|Pwogram Manje Lekòl||√|
|Patisipasyon Pwogram Espesyal
-IB, Cambridge, CTE Academies, etc.
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|Orè Tan Klas Striktire||√||√|
|Tan Klas Fleksib (selon anwolman)||√|
|Patnèchip Fanmi & Lekòl||√||√||√|
|Paran sèvi kòm Gid Aprantisaj
-swiv pwogrè etidyan sere sere
PCPS will update this webpage and social media as precautions are finalized. We will also use our automated telephone/email system to communicate with parents, guardians, and employees. To ensure that you receive these important messages, please make sure your child’s school has your current emergency contact information on file.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced their recommendations and plans for reopening schools in the fall. Read more by visiting Reopening Florida’s Schools and the CARES Act
Reopening Task Force
Polk County Public Schools has created a task force to assist with planning for school to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic. The task force is comprised of district, health care, and community leaders, many of whom are also parents of students. The task force will meet regularly throughout the summer. Vist polkschoolsfl.com/reopeningtaskforce for video recordings of their meetings, as well as updates on their discussions and decisions related to reopening.