With a little more than two weeks before the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) continues to provide families with a myriad of helpful resources to assist them in ensuring their children have a strong and successful start to their academic year.
In addition to the Reopen Smart/Return Safe Reopening Guide already shared and posted on M-DCPS’ dedicated schools reopening web page, http://reopening.dadeschools.net, the District has also posted Frequently Asked Questions and a Back-to-School checklist in multiple languages. Parents are encouraged to read through these materials to prepare for the upcoming school year.
In an effort to answer additional questions, Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho will also host a webinar for parents and guardians on Tuesday, August 25, at 5:30 p.m. Parents can submit questions for the webinar by emailing [email protected]. The deadline to submit questions is Friday, August 21.
Parents will also be provided with additional resources during M-DCPS’ virtual Week of Welcome, taking place August 24-28. During this week, parents and students will access video and digital tutorials in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole on a variety of helpful topics, including connecting virtually, supporting student success, healthy mind and body, and what to expect once schools reopen. More details on the Week of Welcome will be provided early next week.
Communication is especially important in a virtual environment. To stay connected, it is imperative for parents to keep their contact information updated at their child’s school. Families can also sign up to receive emergency text messages by texting “Y” to 67587. Attached is a flier outlining the various ways families can stay connected.