District to hold resource fair for PCS families
Pinellas County Schools will host a districtwide Family Resource Fair 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental School, 3901 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. The fair is an opportunity for Pinellas County Schools families to learn about, interact with and gain valuable information from a variety of community resources in one location.
There will be nearly 40 participating agencies to include: District departments and leadership, the Health Department, Housing Authority, Pinellas County Government, afterschool and child care agencies, Juvenile Welfare Board, free child immunizations and much more. For more information, call 727-588-6405.
Mark your calendar for Choice Program events
The application period for magnet, fundamental and career programs for the 2019-2020 school year is Jan. 9-18, 2019.
Find out how to apply for District Application Programs at a Parent Application Workshop:
- · Monday, Oct. 22: 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Countryside High, 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater
Learn more about our magnet, fundamental and career academy programs and speak with program representatives at Choice Fairs:
- · Thursday, Nov. 1: 6pm-8pm at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St S, St. Petersburg
- · Saturday, Nov. 3: 9am – noon at Largo High School, 410 Missouri Ave N, Largo
- · Thursday, Nov. 8: 6pm – 8pm at Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin
PCS launches new app to give parents better access to student information on their cell phones
Pinellas County Schools is helping parents stay connected to their children’s education with the Pinellas County Schools App.
The app, developed by Focus, helps families access student information on their cellphones and mobile devices. Parents and students can still use the Focus website on desktop computers, but the app is designed to work better with mobile devices.
Parents and students receive real-time notifications of grades, attendance, upcoming assignments and test scores. App users are also able to view school district news, Facebook posts and school messages. Links to the student calendar, school menus, school bell times, family engagement opportunities and transportation info are also available.
The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. See this parent tip sheet to learn more.