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August 28, 2020
As Miami-Dade County continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, The Children's Trust has decided to dedicate our Parenting Our Children Newsletter to dealing with the parental side of managing the crisis.
Miami-Dade Public School Classes Start Monday!
Watch M-DCPS webinar for all the back-to-school information you need

Classes start on August 31 for Miami-Dade Public schools and the school district has provided a wealth of information on what students and parents can expect. For the 65-page Reopen Smart/ Return Safe Guide click here. For M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho's Reopening of Schools Parent Webinar click here.
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The ABCs of Back to School
A simple guide to Miami-Dade County Public Schools start of school year remotely

For all children who attend Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), classes start remotely on Monday, but what will the school day look like? Here’s a preview based on M-DCPS’s Reopen Smart/ Return Safe Guide. Read more
A Hispanic teenager engages in remote learning.
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Seven Ideas to Add Fun to the Start of Remote Learning
Give your children something to look forward to beside school work

Sure, we’d love to see our children excited about their return to remote learning, but the reality is the prospect of sitting through a regular-length school day from the comfort of their own room or living room can be daunting. Read more
African-American father and mother tickle daughter at home.
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Other News
Miami-Dade Public Schools announces the Free or Reduced-Price Meals Policy for students

Consider giving your kids a daily report card initially to monitor their remote learning progress

M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweets about new, advanced cleaning equipment

Miami-Dade schools Back-to-School checklist

Nearly 600 school employees tested positive for COVID-19 from March to July

Senator Marco Rubio touts new COVID-19 technology for school cleaning 

Miami-Dade school children still need to get vaccines ahead of online schooling

UM opens more than 400 disciplinary cases — mainly due to students breaking COVID rules

Governor’s Task Force on Long-Term Care Facilities recommends limiting visits

Miami-Dade restaurants reopen indoor dining, again
Helpful Links for Coronavirus Related Information

  • Miami-Dade County’s Coronavirus page also has updates as well as a listing of additional online resources. Click Here

  • Florida Department of Health’s Coronavirus page. Click Here

  • The Miami-Dade School Board also has a Coronavirus page, as well as a Parent Guide to the Novel Coronavirus. Click Here