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Countdown to the First Day of School: New Back to School Online Resource Available for Families

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

To help families prepare for the 2017/18 school year, Broward County Public Schoolsimage-Back-to-School-page.png
(BCPS) Back to School online  resource is now available on the District’s website at browardschools.com/backtoschool.
The Back to School online resource links families to information about the school calendar; school opening/closing times; the Code Book for Student Conduct; before and after school child care; breakfast and lunch menus; transportation services; back to school immunizations; and much more.
There are also resources to help parents and guardians get involved in their child’s education, monitor academic progress, learn about services for English Language Learners and multilingual families, and stay informed about What’s New this school year.
As a reminder, the first day of school for BCPS students is Monday, August 21, 2017.  Four District schools that follow a year-round calendar – Colbert Museum Magnet, Lake Forest Elementary School, Watkins Elementary School and McNicol Middle School – begin on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
BCPS is proud to be a national leader in providing innovative, high-quality learning experiences for all students – and schools are excited to get the 2017/18 school year started!  Families, community members, business partners and BCPS employees are encouraged to share their Back to School photos and message via social media using #BCPSFirst.  Follow the countdown to the first day of school on Twitter @browardschools and on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.

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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.