A Day of Service and Love

  • #NeverForget- 17 victims from the MSD Tragedy. Click to view enlarged image.

    Photo credit Florida Department of Education Office of Safe Schools.

     

BCPS Observes a Day of Service & Love In Remembrance of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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    Watch a Day of Service & Love In Remembrance Video.

    Between Monday, February 8 and Friday, February 12, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) communities observed the three-year commemoration of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018 when 17 lives were lost (Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Alex Schachter, Carmen Schentrup, and Peter Wang) and since then, those injured and affected by the tragedy continue to heal.

    Over the course of the week leading up to Sunday, February 14, District schools participated in a Day of Service and Love activities and projects that encourage service to others and raise awareness about important and meaningful causes. Students received community service hours for providing service to their school and community as part of the Student Volunteer Service Program.

    To provide students, employees, and volunteers safe ways to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic, the District and its community partners developed a range of activities that can be implemented while wearing masks and practicing physical distancing.

    Friday, February 12, 2021

    • Schools in four Innovation Zones - Stoneman Douglas, Taravella, Coral Springs, and Coral Glades - engaged in A Day of Service and Love activities.
    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) hosted a drive-through breakfast for First Responders, Mindfulness activities, Marjory’s Garden improvements, and campus beautification efforts.
    • At 10:17 a.m., the entire District observed a moment of reflection in honor of the 17 fallen eagles and all who were injured during the tragedy three years ago.

    Sunday, February 14, 2021

    • BCPS and its community partners (e.g., HandsOn Broward, City of Parkland, City of Coral Springs, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, United Way of Broward County, and the Interfaith Council, among others), attended tributes, faith-based gatherings, and service events throughout the day.

    In accordance with normal school operations, Safe School Officers, security specialists, campus monitors, mental health professional staff and counselors continue to be accessible at all schools. 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.

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Important Resources

  • Letter From Superintendent

Letter from the Superintendent

  • Between Monday, February 8 and Sunday, February 14, 2021, Broward County Public Schools observed a Day of Service and Love. Activities that week focused on giving back to the community in commemoration of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Read the Superintendent's Letter

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  • Parents Guide

Parent’s Guide to the Day of Service and Love

  • The Parent’s Guide, prepared in collaboration with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, provides advice on how to talk with and support your children, as well as a summary of some of the support services available for your family. Read the Parent's Guide 

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  • Parents Guide

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 Resource offers guidelines for BCPS educators and school-based staff on how to support students as they cope with feelings three years after the MSD tragedy. Read the Teacher's Guide

A Day of Service and Love Toolkit

  • Acts of Service and Love

     

    From Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 12 BCPS schools across the District participated in A Day of Service and Love volunteer and service activities.  A Toolkit, created in partnership with HandsOn Broward, with examples of service projects students engaged in, can be viewed at https://handsontoolbox.org/a-day-of-service-and-love . The password is serviceandlove.

     

A Day of Service and Love Gallery

  • Tributes, images, videos and community service activities in commemoration of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.

If You See Something, Say Something

  • Silence Hurts



    Anonymous tip line for reporting potential school threats or other school-related safety and security concerns. Parents and students can report tips via:
     

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    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.

     

     

    Safer Watch

    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.  

     

     


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