Email Blast 8.26.16
- IReady Reading and Math Program: This year, Palm Beach County will be using a research based computer program to supplement instruction for both Reading and Math, entitled IReady. Teachers will share more detailed information about it at Grade Expectations. Please copy and paste this link (http://www.i-ready.com/diagnostic-training-video.asp#5?version=13177) to watch a short video on the program.
All students will take a placement test next week in class to get them started. After that, we will need your assistance in ensuring they are using the web based program at home too.
- District Monitoring the Tropics: As we move into the busiest part of hurricane season, School District of Palm Beach County leaders are monitoring tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean. Any time severe weather affects Palm Beach County, District leaders work closely with emergency management officials, including the National Weather Service, to determine how school operations could be affected. Our top priority is the safety of our students and employees. We will continue to monitor the weather today and throughout the week, and will provide updates as needed through social media, the District's website, and alerts through the Parent Link system. Follow the District on Twitter at @pbcsd or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pbcsd. Parents and guardians will receive emergency phone calls or text messages using the contact information provided to their child's school. District employees will receive emergency notifications based on the contact information provided in PeopleSoft.
School starts in less than a month, and now is the time begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to District schools.
The PalmBeachSchools.org/BacktoSchool website is a one-stop-shop with information on finding your school and registering, health requirements and immunizations, applying for free and reduced- priced meals, this year’s student and family handbook, an introduction to our new Regional Superintendents, school times, calendars, helpful videos and back to school news as it’s posted. Bus routes will be posted on August 10.
The Back to School page will be updated daily as more information becomes available, and follow the School District of Palm Beach County on Facebook/pbcsd and Twitter @PBCSD. Back to school photos and comments posted by parents and students using #BTS2016 and #PBCSReady will also appear on the page.