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September 24, 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 In-Person Classes Start in October
Soft opening scheduled for Oct. 14 followed by more on Oct. 21

With Miami-Dade County in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board voted to start a soft reopening of in-person schooling in mid-October, followed a week later by the rest of those who want to return to in-person schooling. Read more
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4 Things to Consider When Sending Your Kids Back to School
Is your child ready to go back to in-person schooling? Are you?

Though the details for how a return to in-person schooling will look initially are still being ironed out, most parents and caregivers are now facing the reality of sending their kids back to school on a consistent basis for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. Ultimately, parents must do what is best for their family, but here are four things to keep in mind to guide you on the way to sending your kids back to in-person schooling. Read more
Miami-Dade school kids can return to schools on Oct. 21
Virtual Young Talent Big Dreams Finals Set for Saturday
9 winners to be crowned

The Voice, America’s Got Talent, American Idol and other nationally broadcast talent competitions have been popular for years as a way to look and see what the country can produce in terms of future stars. But what about in Miami-Dade? Beside getting an occasional participant in those shows from Miami, how do get a glimpse of upcoming talent from our own community?
Watch the YTBD finals online this Saturday.
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The Trust Targets Racial Equity and Social Justice with Committee Work
Group's priorities to be shared with stakeholders

As much of the country has been swept up in turmoil and upheaval due to racial and social tensions during the summer and continuing to the present, The Children’s Trust has refused to shy away from the difficult questions raised and has chosen to address them in the hopes of making a difference within The Trust itself and in the community it serves. Read more
The Trust's Ad Hoc Committee on Racial Equity and Social Justice develops priorities, platforms and tactics for change.
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Other News
Miami-Dade Public Schools still offering free meals for pick-up

Animal Services hosts Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank on Friday to help pet owners feed their furry family members 

More than half of school employees could be at increased risk of COVID-19, study finds

All City of Miami parks to reopen on September 28

U.S. offering breaks on immigration deadlines due to pandemic

School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announces that K12 platform is nixed; return to Microsoft Teams and Zoom
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