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Principal's Update - 18 November 2020

Dear Bayside Students and Families ~

NEW… Virtual Transition Talks:

Our district Student Services Program Support is hosting a series of high interest transition topics for families, students, and parents.  Please click the following link for more information and how to participate.

NEW… DSP Pictures Still Available for Purchase:

Dean Stewart fall portraits are still available for order!  Please click on the following link for more information.

NEW… English Instructional Materials Survey Opportunity:

The Department of Leading and Learning is seeking your feedback as they move forward in their assignment to secure English instructional materials.  Please click the link below to provide your input:

Updated… Attendance and Failure Due to Absences (FA’s):

Please be aware that a student who is absent more than nine (9) days within a semester or more than four (4) days within a nine (9) week period for schools on a block schedule will not receive a passing grade for the semester.  An appeal process has been, and will continue to be, available if a student should be absent more than the allotted days.  The new attendance period began 10/26/2020. 



State EOC Testing will begin the beginning of December through January.  Be sure to look for specific testing information regarding dates, times and locations.  Testing information will be communicated through parent emails and student FOCUS email as we get closer to the testing window.  If you have questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Julie Sanders at


The state has extended the EOC Testing window to January.  The new schedule is as follows.

Alg. Retakes will be on Dec. 7 and 8

There will be an Algebra “Boot Camp” the week of Nov. 30th to practice algebra skills.  (A FOCUS email was sent out to students and parents of those that need to retake the test and those invited the “boot camp” yesterday, Nov. 16th.


Biology EOC – January 5

Geometry – January 6

Algebra - January 7

US History – January 8



REMINDER (UPDATED Contact Information)… Changing eLearner and Brick and Mortar Status/Attendance:

If you are registered as a full or part time eLearner or a brick and mortar student and would like to make changes to that plan, it is imperative you contact your school counselor so we can document the correct learning platform for the state.  Students will be marked absent, if they are registered in one format, but using the other format without changing status with guidance.  Students who are quarantined will not be marked absent if they are attending through eLearning.  If your student is not feeling well, they should stay home.  No student will be turned away from getting their work, but they will be marked as absent if they are not in their registered platform (eLearning or brick and mortar). 

Jenni Davidson: Students A-B, BETA   ext. 21523

Nicole Flesher: Students C-G  ext. 21522

Chad Zgonc: Students H-O  3 ext. 21525

Christine Barbuto: Students P-Z  ext. 21519

Jenny Imel: All Dual-Enrolled, Encore   ext. 21524



Bayside High School will be conducting multiple, required safety drills each month to ensure that our students and staff are safe at school and that they know how to respond should an emergency take place.  We are following all state, district and local guidelines that have been established regarding emergency drills and COVID.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (321) 956-5000.

REMINDER…FortifyFL and Speak-Out Tools:

In order to continue promoting a safe school campus, please be aware of our suspicious activity reporting tools.  To locate these tools, go to our school website at and click on the Fortify FL or Speakout Tip Hotline under the Quick Links on the right side of the page.

REMINDER… Bayside Attire at our On-Line School Store:

For those of you who are looking for some Bayside High School attire, please go to  Here you will find a wide selection of options, including sports specific or general Bayside, and 30% of the proceeds go to Bayside High School!

REMINDER… Yearbook!

To purchase a senior tribute ad or buy a yearbook, please go to The deadline for senior tribute ads is November 30th



As you have already experienced, we will continue to update you regarding any COVID situations we may be managing following all state, district and local guidelines that have been established.  Please be sure to continue to look for emailed letters.  The Department of Health, district and school letters are sent via our Blackboard messaging system to ensure a timely receipt.

Thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding!

Bayside Administration