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Pinellas County Schools Food and Nutrition Department rolls out changes for 2019-2020

Pinellas County Schools Food and Nutrition Department is preparing to welcome students and staff back for the 2019-20 school year. Did you know, in an average day the district’s food and nutrition department serves more than 86,200 meals and more than 6,600 snacks? Here are some exciting changes planned for the upcoming school year:

  • Phasing out Styrofoam and using environmentally friendly compostable trays, bowls, cups, take-out boxes and straws.
  • Adding seven new student-selected foods to student menus, including Mandarin Orange Chicken and Blueberry Lemon Scones.
  • Piloting a compost program at Dunedin and North Shore elementary schools.
  • Debuting a vegan menu in August. The recipes will be available to all schools and use current school food ingredients.
  • Adding Moo Brew Stations, offering iced and hot flavored lattes at seven high schools, in partnership with the Florida Dairy Council.

Does the school district have your up-to-date contact information?

As the new school year approaches, make sure Pinellas County Schools has your current phone number and email address.

The district needs accurate contact information to call and email parents about:

  • Emergencies or severe weather.
  • School or district events.
  • Special application opportunities.

To update your phone and email address:

  1. Visit and log in with your parent username and password. If you do not have a parent ID or forgot yours, you can get help at any public school. Make sure to present a valid photo ID.
  2. Select the option: “Change Phone and Email Address Only”
  3. Enter your child’s name and date of birth or student ID number, and update your phone number and email address.

Remember: Updating the emergency contact card or clinic card at your child’s school does not update your contact information in the system used for automated phone calls and emails.

Change your lunch plans, change a life

There are thousands of boys and girls across Pinellas County Schools who are ready and waiting to be matched with a mentor. All Pinellas County Schools mentoring programs offered are during the school day on campus or at school-sponsored events.

Register for a workshop at Mentor Workshops and learn more about mentoring at

Mentor Recruitment Fairs

  • 28 – SPC College Allstate, 3200 34th St. S., Desoto Room AC103, St. Petersburg
  • 22 – SPC College Campus Tarpon, 600 E Klosterman Rd., Room FA 132, Tarpon Springs
  • 29 – SPC College Campus Clearwater  2465 Drew St., Room ES104, Clearwater

New online volunteer process makes registration easier
Pinellas County Schools’ Office of Strategic Partnerships has launched an online process for new volunteer registration. The new process replaces a paper registration system and allows those looking to volunteer to register online from their homes and streamline the registration process. Volunteers can register here:

Pinellas County Schools is now hiring nurses

Pinellas County Schools is looking for applicants to help keep our students healthy and ready to learn!

Applications are now being accepted for Licensed Practical Nurses. Licensed Practical Nurses perform nursing duties in school clinics and promote health and wellness in collaboration with the registered nurse.


  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED
  • Current, unencumbered licensure as a Practical Nurse by the Florida Board of Nursing
  • Current certification in CPR
  • Must pass a Level II background check

Applicants who are interested in becoming a school nurse, can apply here. If you have questions related to the position, please call School Health Services at (727) 588-6320.

The Late Application Period for Choice Programs is underway 
Many magnet, fundamental and career programs have seats available for the 2019-2020 school year. Geographic application area restrictions for several programs have been lifted, allowing students who live in other areas of the county to apply. After parents apply, schools with available seats will contact parents to invite students to attend.

Parents can also contact program coordinators to find out the status of their late applications. For information about Choice Programs visit If you have questions about the application process, contact Student Assignment, 727-588-6210.

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