A Day of Service and Love Monday, February 14, 2022
Photo credit Florida Department of Education Office of Safe Schools.
On Monday, February 14, 2022, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and communities across Broward County will host A Day of Service and Love in commemoration of the 17 lives lost and those injured as a result of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.
A Day of Service and Love is an early release day that has been designated as a ‘service- learning’ day, for students, staff, and volunteers to come together to support each other through a variety of community service activities at schools across the county.
Student service-learning projects will focus on the goal of reconnecting with peers, community, nature, and self, to emphasize positive and rewarding relationships, while raising awareness about important and meaningful causes.
In addition, on February 14 at 10:17 a.m., BCPS will observe a moment of reflection in honor of the 17 lives lost.
A Day of Service and Love is a collaboration with BCPS community partners, including HandsOn Broward, the City of Parkland, the City of Coral Springs, the Children’s Services Council, the United Way of Broward County and the Interfaith Council.
Letter from the Interim Superintendent
Teacher’s Guide to the Day of Service and Love
Developed in collaboration with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, the Teacher’s Guide offers guidelines for educators and school-based staff on how to support students as they cope with feelings that arise during the annual commemoration of the MSD tragedy. Read the Teacher's Guide
Parent’s Guide to the Day of Service and Love
The Parent’s Guide to a Day of Service and Love The Parent’s Guide provides advice to parents, guardians and caregivers on how to support children during the annual observance of the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. The Guide also provides support services and resources available to your family. Read the Parent’s Guide
A Day of Service and Love Toolkit
On Monday, February 14 schools across the District will participate in A Day of Service and Love volunteer and service projects. A toolkit created in partnership with HandsOn Broward for student and community activities can be viewed at https://handsontoolbox.org/a-day-of-service-and-love. The password is reconnect2022.
Events in the Community
Eagles Haven is a community wellness center created solely and mindfully for the MSD/Eagles community.
On Monday, February 14, at 12 p.m., join us at 5655 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, FL as we honor the memories of the lives lost as a result of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy with A Day of Service and Love. The day will include painting, jewelry making, snacks, therapy dogs, meditation and movement, and a community healing circle.
For information, call 954-618-0350.
A Day of Service and Love Gallery
Tributes and videos and community service activities in commemoration of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
Day of Service and Love
This video captures some of the volunteer and community service projects our students participated in to remember the 14 students and 3 staff lost and those who were injured during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy on February 14, 2018.
Created by Peters Elementary pre-k through 5th grade Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and staff in honor of everyone affected at MSD.
Center for Hearing and Communication afterschool program honors MSD Day of Service and Love.
For additional local resources, please access Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) mental health resources.
- BCPS Mental Health Portal: bcps-mentalhealth.com
- Dial 2-1-1 BROWARD for ALL Services | (or 954-537-0211) | 211-broward.org
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 | suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP
- Eagles' Haven 954-618-0350 | eagleshaven.org
BCPS Students who experience emotional stress can access the Tell Another Listening is Key (T.A.L.K.) App, a new mental health services resource for K-12 students that appears on their Clever dashboard.
If You See Something, Say Something
Anonymous tip line for reporting potential school threats or other school-related safety and security concerns. Parents and students can report tips via:
Allows individuals to instantly report suspicious activity to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials. The app is free and available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices. The Florida Legislature directed the development of this tool through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.
Supported by Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) - allows individuals in Broward County the ability to communicate with law enforcement seamlessly and report potential threats and suspicious activity. The app is free and available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices.