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Early Start for New School Year at Four BCPS Year-Round Schools

Monday, July 31, 2017
Summer break will soon come to an end for students attending Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) year-round modified calendar schools. More than 2,700 students at the four BCPS year-round campuses head back to the classroom on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
More time off during the traditional calendar school year means a shorter summer break for students at Colbert Museum Magnet, Lake Forest Elementary School, Watkins Elementary School and McNicol Middle School.
“The success of our students begins with being in school on the first day and every day, on time and ready to learn,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are proud to provide our students with high-quality and innovative educational experiences, and look forward to welcoming students and families in our year-round schools to another successful school year.”
The first day of school for most BCPS students on the traditional school year calendar is Monday, August 21, 2017.

Superintendent Runcie welcomes students, parents, teachers and staff on the first day of the year-round 2017/18 school year on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the following schools:

7:45 a.m.                             Lake Forest Elementary School                                        
                                            3550 SW 48th Avenue
                                            Pembroke Park, FL 33023
8:30 a.m.                             Watkins Elementary School
                                            3520 SW 52nd Avenue
                                            Pembroke Park, FL 33023

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
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.