• Without testing, how will Edgewood and West Shore make selections for NEW students?

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    For NEW students to Edgewood and West Shore for the 2020-2021 school year in the wake of no testing for the state, please visit the EIC homepage at: https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/16392 

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  • Are there any instructions in the plan for kids that have an IEP?

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    We are are working closely with our ESE teachers and teams to assit with delivering an education plan that will address the needs of students with disabilities.

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  • Will parents be able to see what is being taught and when?

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    Teachers will be utilizing FOCUS to post assignments effective March 30th.  Parents will be able to see all assignments there.

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  • Where can I view the educational continuity plans?

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    Elementary Educational Continuity Plan

    Secondary Educational Continuity Plan

     

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  • Will ESF and schools be open for meetings and business?

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    ESF and schools are closed to the public at this time.  Parents are encouraged to email their schools email account (Click HERE) and an administrator will respond within 24 hours.

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  • How will this impact overall GPAs

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    There will be no change in how GPA’s are calculated, with the exception of courses with an EOC.  The grade for those courses will be calculated without the EOC.

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  • What happens with the kids that have to take the Algebra 1 EOC for graduation?

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    Students in grades 7-11 who are taking an Algebra course, will receive course credit without the EOC.  This means that each semester will count 50% of the final grade. Students will have to take and pass the Algebra EOC or approved concordant exam prior to graduating. 

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  • How will class schedules be determined for next year without testing?

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    Testing is only one part of course selection.  Counselors will utilize the preponderance of evidence in working with students and parents on course selection. 

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  • Will meals be provided to children while schools are closed?

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    Yes.  We have 27 food distribution sites across Brevard County that serve Monday - Friday from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm:

    Click HERE for a list of school sites and details 

    *** Update - We were granted a waiver so families with extenuating circumstances who cannot bring children with them are still able to be served with proper documentation such as your child's birth certificate, social security card, passport or student ID.

     

     

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  • Will students receive grades for the spring semester while distance learning?

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    Yes, although campuses are closed, school is still in session and students are still earning grades. Districts will incorporate the process for assigning student grades in their instructional continuity plans.

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  • What about students who have speech therapy, occupational therapy, etc.?

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    Services will continue for students by every means available to us.  Please review our "Ask an Expert" and other helpful information under our "services" tab at www.brevardschools.org/COVID-19

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  • How will period of unplanned campus closures impact graduation ceremonies?

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    We have a backup plan for graduations should the State deem ceremonies scheduled in late May are not allowed.  Please click HERE to read about the district's back-up graduation plans.

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  • Will this affect students in dual enrollment courses?

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    Colleges are working to adjust their schedules and course delivery methods to respond to COVID-19. The district’s and FCS institution’s dual enrollment coordinators should work together to ensure that students have the opportunity to complete their coursework within the semester timeframe.

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  • How about students who are scheduled to take AICE, IB, and AP exams?

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    AICE Exams

    Cambridge International has decided not to run their international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country which includes Cambridge AICE exams.  They will be working with schools to assess students’ achievements using the best available evidence.  Students will receive a grade and a certification from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programs of study.  This will ensure students will not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances.

    https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/news/news-details/view/update-from-cambridge-international-on-may-june-2020-exams-20200323/

     

    International Baccalaureate Exams

    The May 2020 examinations for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme students will no longer be held.  Depending on what they registered for, students will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work.  This is based on student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already build into the programmes.  This will ensure students will not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances.

     AP Exams

    College Board to Allow Remote Advanced Placement Instruction, Testing 

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 24, 2020 – Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Florida students will have access to free, live Advanced Placement (AP) review lessons delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These optional, mobile-friendly classes are designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.

     “I applaud the College Board for finding innovative ways for students to complete their Advanced Placement Courses,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “It is vitally important that students continue learning while their school campus is closed.”

     In addition, for the 2019-20 AP Exam administration only, the College Board is developing secure 45-minute online exams for each course. These streamlined digital exams will not require any test booklet shipments, external proctors or any additional workload for schools.

     The exam content will focus on what schools were able to complete by early March. Students can take the exam on any device they have access to – computer, tablet or smartphone – and other options may be available by contacting the College Board.

     

    We are continuing to work with our partners at AICE, IB, and AP, and additional information regarding the assessments associated with these programs will be forthcoming.

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  • How will the cancellation of national assessments (SAT, ACT) affect eligibility for Bright Futures?

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    Information regarding Bright Futures will be forthcoming.


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  • Will parents have the ability to request retention of their child for 2020-2021?

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    Yes, if parents, teachers and school leaders determine it is in the best interest of the student. Parents play an important role in planning for their students’ education. Promotion decisions should be made in consultation with parents, teachers, and school leaders based on the students’ classroom
    performance and progress monitoring data.



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  • How does the cancellation of state assessments impact students?

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    The answer will vary based on students’ placement within their educational journey.


     Current seniors: If a senior is expected to graduate in spring 2020 and has not met the exit criteria for Algebra I EOC and/or Grade 10 ELA FSA, or earned a concordant score, this criteria will be waived. However, students still must earn the necessary credits and meet the GPA requirements to graduate.


     Non-seniors: The Department is waiving the requirement for non-senior students who are currently enrolled in a course that requires an EOC to take the associated EOC. However, non-seniors who have yet to pass the Grade 10 FSA ELA must still meet the exit criteria by passing that assessment during a future administration or earning a concordant score. Though non-senior students enrolled in the EOC course of Algebra 1 are not required to take the Algebra 1 EOC, they must still meet the mathematics assessment graduation requirement by either passing the Algebra 1 EOC (offered four times each year) during a future administration, earning a concordant score, or passing the Geometry EOC during a future administration.


     Grade 3 promotion: Generally, the Grade 3 ELA FSA is a key component districts use to make promotion decisions. Since this data will not be available due to the cancellation of statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year, promotion decisions should be made in consultation with parents, teachers, and school leaders based on the students’ classroom performance and progress monitoring data.


     30% for final grade: For students currently enrolled in courses that include a statewide EOC to be factored into the student’s grade, this requirement will be waived. Districts have the discretion to determine whether district-developed EOC assessments are necessary for these courses for the 2019-2020 school year.



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  • What does it mean to provide flexibility for students who receive IEP services?

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    Each student with an IEP, or 504 plan, should be included in the school district’s instructional continuity plan to the same extent as all other students. This plan may include virtual instruction, as well as virtual specialized instruction and related services to the extent practicable. All areas of the
    student’s IEP or 504 must be considered. Any and all required evaluations, IEP meetings etc. may also be held virtually to the extent practical. If there is any type of delay, the nature and extent of the delay and a plan to move as quickly as possible to prevent further delay should be documented. IEP and 504 teams should monitor each student’s progress and determine what, if any, remediation may be needed upon return to the student’s placement.

    Q & A - Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Outbreak

     

    Protecting Student's Civil Rights During COVID-19

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  • What does it mean that school districts should be prepared to extend school to 6/30?

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    Our goal is to complete the school year on time and on schedule. Governor DeSantis ordered schools to remain closed through the remainder of the school year.  We are monitoring the state and federal guidance regarding COVID-19 containment, and the Florida Department of Education will remain in close contact with districts while they are implementing their continuity of instruction plans. 

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