2019/20 Back to School Toolkit

  • Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) welcomes students back to class on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  

    To help families prepare for the new school year, BCPS created this Back to School online toolkit. Simply scroll down to see all of the Back to School information, including links to important information and resources, details on what's new in 2019/20 and informative videos to help families gear up for the new school year.

  • Welcome Back Video From Superintendent Robert W. Runcie 

    Watch Welcome Back Video From Superintendent Robert W. Runcie

    Superintendent Robert W. Runcie welcomes students and families to the 2019/20 school year, watch now.


    Back to School

    Back to School Signs and Social Media Hashtags
    Download and share personalized first day back to school messages and photos using #BCPSFirstDay and #BCPSProud. For Twitter, remember to also include the District’s handle @browardschools.



Hot Topics


    Vaping Prevention

    Vaping Prevention
    National research shows that e-cigarette use, which is also known as vaping, is on the rise.  In fact, e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco products among our country’s youth and young adults, surpassing conventional cigarettes – and are now considered a public health issue by the Surgeon General. Learn more about E-Cigarette and Vaping Prevention and school consequences for students.



Quick Tips

Check Out What's New

  • Power Up


    Check Out New Menu Items

    The District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department is dedicated to ensuring students have healthy and tasty food choices in their school cafeterias! 

Here's a look at What's New on the 2019/20 school year:

  • Breakfast

    • Coco Puffs Ceral Bar*
    • Pretzel Nuggets

    *Students taste-tested these items during the 2019 Student Food Show.

  • Lunch

    • Bean & Green Chili Burrito (vegan)*
    • Chik’n Nugget Entree Salad (vegan)*
    • Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce*
    • Lemongrass Chicken*
    • Macaroni & Cheese in Cornbread Bowl*
    • Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy*
    • Smart Cookies with No-Nut Butter*
    • Southwest Chicken in Cornbread Bowl* (This recipe was created in-house by BCPS Chef Jason Port)
    • Sunbutter & Grape Jelly Sandwich* (vegan)
    • Crinkle-Cut Sweet Potatoes*

    *Students taste-tested these items during the 2019 Student Food Show.

  • Supper

    • Power UP Meal #1 (vegan) No-Nut Butter Meal - comes with sunflower kernels, Smart Cookies, vegetable juice and fruit cup
    • Power UP Meal #2 (vegetarian) Cheese Sauce Cup & Tortilla Chip Meal – comes with Ultimate Cheddar Dip, Sunflower kernels, tortilla chip rounds, salsa cup, and apple sauce cup

    *Students taste-tested these items during the 2019 Student Food Show.

Remember to power-up each school day with a healthy breakfast-offered free for all students at every District school.

Get Connected

  • Back To School Online Form

    Online Forms

    Parents/Guardians can fill out your child's back-to-school forms online. The forms are easy to complete, and all data is protected and secure.

    Click Here to Access the Back to School Forms

     Mobile App  

    Download Free Mobile App

    The BCPS Mobile App allows parents and families to stay connected with information on students’ academic performance, account balances, bus pick-up and drop-off times, and much more.


    Online School Payments

    The Online Payments E-Store allows you to pay for school activities and events, such as field trips, yearbooks, fundraisers, and other items using a credit card. The Online Payments E-Store is being upgraded, making it easier and more convenient to use on the go. 

Back To School

  • Getting Ready for the First Day of School

    BCPS Mobile App

    The BCPS Mobile App allows parents and families to stay connected in real-time with information on students academic performance, account balances, bus pick-up and drop-off times and so much more. 


  • Immunization Information

    Immunization Information

    Does your child need immunizations for school? Watch this brief video for important reminders for parents and guardians.


  • BCPS Volunteers

    BCPS Volunteers

    BCPS volunteers and partners play a significant role in the success of our students. The District recognizes and appreciates the invaluable services they provide for our students in helping them reach their highest potential.  


  • Anti-Bullying

    Anti-Bullying Policy

    In 2008, the Broward County School Board became the first school district in Florida to approve an Anti-Bullying Policy. The policy specifically prohibits bullying of or by any District student or employee, with consequences for those acts that meet the definition of bullying as defined in the policy. Watch the informational video to learn more.