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Principals Message from Mrs. Frost

 

Good day to all.

Attendance in school is important - and legally required. Florida Law (Section1003.21, Florida Statutes) states that all children who are either six years of age, who will be six years old by February 1 of any school year, or who are older than six years of age but who have not attained the age of 16 years, must attend school regularly during the entire school term. Additionally, Broward County School Board Policy 5.5 reiterates this requirement as adaily expectation. Each day, teachers take attendance electronically basedon students physically attending during live instruction. Please note that this is different from last spring, when students only logged into Clever/Canvasfor attendance. An absence is only excused for the following reasons: 

  • Illness of student
  • Illness of an immediate family member
  • Death in the family
  • Religious holiday
  • Required court appearance or subpoena
  • Special event
  • Scheduled medical or dental appointment
  • Student has a communicable disease
  • eLearning: Technology issue (device or internet)
  • eLearning: Username/Password issue

If your child is unable to attend class, parents should report the absence within 2 days as follows:

1. Online at www.browardschools.com/bayview, click "Contact". There you will find a link to email the information.

2. Use the mobile app (directions on our website).

3. Call the attendance Line at 754-322-5402.

If you have not yet subscribed to our school newsletter, visit our website at www.browardschools.com/bayview. There is a link in the bottom left corner of the home page to join our subscription group. You will then receive our weekly newsletter directly to your email. We strongly encourage multiple-household families to both subscribe, and for everyone to share this valuable resource with other families who may not be aware.

The Broward Schools Food Services Department participates in the National School Lunch Program. As such, students will continue to receive meals based on their eligibility: free, reduced, or paid. All Broward County public school students will be able to receive Grab and Go meals according to their eligibility. Here are the details:
* Starting Wednesday, August 19, and continuing until further notice on every Tuesday and Thursday. Families can choose one of two distribution windows: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* Staff will be in the bus loop at our school to distribute prepackaged breakfast and lunch meals. No one will exit their car.
* Any students registered in any Broward County public school can participate. No meals are provided for private, charter or homeschool students, nor for adults or preschool-aged children.
* Only one breakfast and one lunch packet per day.
* Students will not be able to eat any meals on site.
* Families who pay for meals can do so online at www.myschoolbucks.com.
* Parents picking up meals for students must have student identification, such as report card, birth certificate or passport.
* Anyone on free or reduced lunch during 2019-2020 who would like to continue should complete an updated application immediately at www.myschoolapps.com or call 754-321-0250.

Our ship has set sail towards success! I am excited to go on this journey with you.


Tonya E. Frost, Ed. S.