Message from Mrs. Hall
Greetings Parkside Families (updated 08/29/2020),
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. I want to take a minute to say thank you to all of the many families and students who are making Parkside your home for learning. I know this year will definitely be a year we never forget. The new year has really gotten off to a pretty good start despite the challenges of E-Learning. We are very proud of all of the students, parents, and staff for their hard work and efforts in making all of this run fairly smooth over the past week and a half. No matter what this year brings, we will continue to be Proud, Powerful Panthers and get through this as a team! Over the next few months, we will continue to work through the many obstacles that may be thrown our way. Please know we are here on campus answering calls, handing out textbooks, and handing our computers to those who need on a daily basis. My staff is here MondayFriday 7:30-3:00.
If you need textbooks or a computer, you MUST first call and schedule an appointment to pick up the items needed. If you need any kind of technology support, you can call the District’s Virtual Call Center at 754-321-0569. We know at this time the call center is experiencing a very high call volume and the wait may be long, but this should start to slow down soon. I want to remind parents to please monitor your children and their use of the school laptops. Our school has given out almost all of our laptops and still have some students who have not received one at all. If you have a school laptop, you should be treating it as though it were your own. We are having a challenging time with some students who have broken their computers by dropping them, spilling drinks on them, forcing chargers into the computers or using it for the wrong reasons. We understand accidents do occur and we are here to support you, but we are just asking for you to kindly remind your children what the expectations should be and monitor throughout the day if possible. We thank you in advance for your support.
Parents, we really need your help in completing the Back to School Online forms. These are the normal forms we would physically hand you and have you fill out within the first few days of school. It is important we receive all of your updated information. Please take a few moments to click on to this link https://scaweb.browardschools.com/bts/. We appreciate your help with these. I hope you take this year and embrace what we have been given. Our goal for you and your children is to making this process as smooth as possible and make learning as fun as we can for all. Wishing you a wonderful start to the year and Thanks for Being a part of Parkside where we are Proud to be Panthers.
Laneia Hall, Principal