PCPS REOPENING
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Polk County Public Schools strives to respond to inquiries made through our official email and social media accounts. We have listed some answers to some of the common questions we are receiving through our email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This Q&A will be updated as we receive and respond to questions.
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Campus e-school title and laptop icon with schoolhouse
Campus e-school title and laptop icon with schoolhouse
Campus e-school title and laptop icon with schoolhouse
Campus e-school title and laptop icon with schoolhouse
Campus e-school title and laptop icon with schoolhouse
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PCPS has adopted a uniform learning management system that will make it easier for students and parents to participate in virtual learning.

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Polk County Public Schools

Reopening Comparisons

 

Campus Learning

Brick-and-Mortar (PK – 12)

  • Curriculum, district-adopted instructional materials
  • Additional health measures
  • Social distancing, where feasible
  • Wearing face coverings
  • Hand sanitizer and frequent handwashing
  • Virtual parent meetings
  • Process in place for students/staff with symptoms
Campus eSchool

(K – 12)

  • Curriculum, district-adopted instructional materials
  • Allows child to remain enrolled in zoned, choice, or magnet school of acceptance
  • Quarterly commitment to distance learning
  • Electronic devices needed (minimum iPad or laptop)
  • Online access required
  • Virtual parent meetings
Polk Virtual School

Full Time (K-12)

  • curriculum supplied via Florida Virtual School, K-12, and other vendors
  • commitment by semester
  • electronic devices needed (minimum iPad or laptop)
  • online access is required
Florida Standards-Based Instruction
Board Approved School Calendar
State Testing Required
Attendance Recorded
Grading Policies/Report Cards
Support for students with IEP, 504, EP, ELL plans, transition services, etc.
Polk County Teachers
School Athletics/Extra-Curriculars

-Zoned school option only

School Meal Program
School Transportation
Special Program Participation

-IB, Cambridge, CTE Academies, etc.

Please check with local school.
Structured Class Time  
Flexible Class Times (depending on enrollment)    
Family & School Partnership
Parent Serves as Learning Coach

-closely monitors student progress

 

Reopening Comparisons (Español)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aprendizaje en el Campus Físico

 (PK – 12)

  • Currículo, materiales instruccionales adaptados por el distrito
  • Medidas de salud adicionales
  • Distanciamiento social donde sea posible
  • Uso de máscaras
  • Desinfectante de manos y lavado de manos frecuentes
  • Reuniones virtuales de padres
  • Procesos listos para estudiantes y personal con síntomas

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)

  • Currículo, materiales instruccionales adaptados por el distrito
  • Se le permite al estudiante a seguir matriculado en la escuela de su zona, Choice o Magnet
  • Compromiso trimestral de aprendizaje a distancia
  • Dispositivos electrónico necesarios (mínimo un iPad o laptop)
  • Requiere tener acceso en línea
  • Reuniones virtuales de padres

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)

  • El currículo es facilitado a través de las Escuela Virtual de la Florida, K-12 y otras compañías.
  • Compromiso semestral
  • Dispositivos electrónico necesarios (mínimo un iPad o laptop)
  • Requiere tener acceso en línea

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
Se registra la asistencia
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
Deportes/Actividades Extra-Curriculares

-Solamente en la escuela de zona del estudiante

Programa escolar de alimentos
Transportación Escolar
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)

Kanpis Aprantisaj

Brik-e-Mòtye (PK – 12)

 

  • Kourikouloum, materyèl enstriksyonèl distri-a adopte
  • Mezi adisyonèl la sante
  • Distansasyon sosyal, lè li fezab
  • Pò kouvreli figi
  • Dezenfektan sanitayzè men e lavaj men souvan
  • Reyinyon vityèl paran  
  • Pwosesis anplas pou etidyan /pèsonel avèk sentom

 

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.

Kanpis eLekòl

(K – 12)

 

  • Kourikouloum, materyèl enstriksyonèl dis-a adopte
  • Pèmèt pitit la rete anwole nan lekũl zòn li, lekòl chwa, ou lekòl mayetik akseptans li
  • Angajman trimèstriyèl pou aprantisaj a distans
  • Ekipman elektwonik ki bezwen (minimom iPad ou laptop odinatè pòtab)
  • Aksè anliy obligatwa
  • Reyinyon vityèl paran

 

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)

 

  • Kourikouloum founi atravè Lekèl Vityèl Florid, K-12, e lòt vandè
  • Angajman le trimès
  • Ekipman elektwonik ki bezwen (minimom iPad ou laptop òdinatè pòtab)
  • Aksè anliy obligatwa

 

 

Aprann plis la-a: https://pvs.polkschoolsfl.com/

 

 

 

 

Enstriksyon baze sou Estanda Florid
Kalandriye Eskolè Konsèy apwouve
Tès Evalyasyon Obligatwa
Prezans Anrejistre
Prensip detèminasyon Nòt yo/Kanè Eskolè
Sipò pou etidyan avèk IEP, 504, EP, plan ELL, sèvis tranzisyon, eksetera.
Anseyan nan Zòn Pok
Atletik Lekol/Ekstra-kourikoula

-Opsyon lekol zòn sèlman

Pwogram Manje Lekòl
Transpòtasyon Lekòl
Patisipasyon Pwogram Espesyal

-IB, Cambridge, CTE Academies, etc.

Tanpri tcheke avèk lekòl lokal.
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.

Additional Resources

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.