Families

Dads, Role Models Asked to Take a Child to School on September 27

Wanted: Positive male role models. When: September 27, first thing in the morning. Where: Your local school. The School District of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, is recognizing Wednesday, September 27, as “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” But you don’t have to be a dad to make an…

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ESE Department Hosting Special Education Universities for Parents of Students With Special Needs

The Exceptional Student Education Department of the School District of Palm Beach County invites parents of  students with special needs to its annual Special Education Parent Universities to provide instructional opportunities and information on services available to their families through the District. This is a free event for parents of students with disabilities to participate…

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District to Offer Free Meals to Students Through October 20

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The School District of Palm Beach County has received a waiver to offer free meals to all students from Monday, September 18 through Friday, October 20, due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the District and the state of Florida. Breakfast is always free in Palm Beach County, and for the next month, the…

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Frequently Asked Questions After Hurricane Irma: What You Need to Know

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Why does my child’s school look different? Many of our schools experienced some exterior damage as well as the loss of landscaping, trees, and shrubbery. Our schools are safe for students, but clean up and repair will be ongoing for several weeks. What happens with the school days we’ve missed? Florida statute requires that students…

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Principals Named at Three District Schools

New principals for three School District of Palm Beach County schools were announced at Wednesday’s School Board special meeting. Rachel Capitano was introduced as Principal of Don Estridge High Tech Middle School; Dr. Carl Gibbons was introduced as Principal at Lake Shore Middle School; and Melissa Patterson was introduced as Principal at John I. Leonard…

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District Offices, Schools to Close Thursday and Friday in Advance of Hurricane Irma

National Hurricane Center map showing Hurricane Irma in relation to Florida

All Palm Beach County Public Schools and District offices will close Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, in an effort to allow families to prepare for Hurricane Irma. All afterschool activities, including sports and school meetings, are canceled for Wednesday, September 6, in advance of schools closing on Thursday and Friday. All afterschool aftercare programs will remain…

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