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  Issue #15                                           SCPS Newsletter                                       August 2, 2019
Dear SCPS Families,
Walt Griffin, Ed.DSuperintendent

I am proud to share that Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is an "A"-rated district yet again! Even more impressive is that we've maintained that "A"-rated district ranking every year but one since the inception of the Florida Department of Education's (FDOE) letter-grade system that was established in 1999. This is a testament to our amazing students, teachers, staff, administrators, families and community, without whom this level of academic success would not be possible. The hard-work and commitment of all involved is the primary reason we've maintained a high standard of excellence for so many years and why we've been ranked the #1 district in Florida in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). For the 2019-2020 school year, we will build upon our success by innovating and expanding on areas that students are excited to learn about and will contribute to college and career readiness.
Planner Discounts
See the back of your SCPS School Planner for this and other great discounts!

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DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS
A rated school district

2019 School Grades

SCPS is pleased to announce that we were yet again an "A"-rated district for the 2018-2019 School Year!  To see how your school performed,  click here .
Bus Route Information

Bus Route Information

Bus Stop Information for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on
 8/5/19.   A Transportation Hotline is available for parents and families to call with their school bus related questions. The hotline will be available from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., beginning August 6, 2019. Please call 407.320.7588 during this period or click here  for more information. 
   Dr. Griffin Named Superintendent of the Year 

 
Superintendent Dr. Walt Griffin has been recognized as the 2019 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association for Career & Technical Education (FACTE).   In its announcement of Dr. Griffin's recognition, the FACTE awards committee cited the significant growth of career and technical education in Seminole County Public Schools, especially the large number of programs that have opened or expanded recently to prepare students for high-demand and high-wage employment. 
Dining Services Becomes Red Apple Dining
Red Apple Dining

We are proud to announce Red Apple Dining, formerly Dining Services, as the new source of innovative meal options within Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS). Red Apple Dining invites and encourages both parents and guests to 'Experience the Difference' of their campus restaurants, available at all SCPS locations this school year.

With an expert panel of nutritionists, chefs, and the dedicated Red Apple Dining team, each SCPS campus restaurant promises to provide high-quality, fresh, balanced, and nutritious breakfast and lunch options to guests daily. All while ensuring each of their guests receive personalized and exceptional service.

While Red Apple Dining is creating a new standard for meal options, they are also redesigning the environment in which guests dine. With several renovations completed this summer, Red Apple Dining has transformed Lake Brantley High School's dining area into a state-of-the-art campus restaurant. Lake Brantley High School's new micro-restaurant options include: 3.14 Pizzeria (Italian), Mexology (Mexican), Yin Yang (Asian), The Roost (Chicken), and Filtered (Coffee & Tea).

Red Apple Dining plans to continue making strides towards district-wide renovations and eliminating the perceptions of the typical 'school lunch'.

School & Student Safety

Elementary School Supply Lists


 

  

What's on the Menu at Your School's Campus Restaurants

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IN OTHER NEWS


Now through August 11th, you can support Seminole County Public Schools students in need at your local Publix. Visit any Publix location in Seminole County and participate in the Tools for Back to School campaign. Your $5 donation will provide much needed school supplies to Tools 4 Seminole Schools to keep the shelves stocked all year long, plus, you'll receive a free reusable bag! 

You can support our schools/foundation all year long through programs such as  Amazon Smile  or the  Addition Financial debit cards .  

The Foundation will be looking for singers, dancers, instrumentalists and entertainers to perform at the Annual Arts Alive in Seminole! All students and employees of Seminole County Public Schools are invited to audition. Soloists and groups welcome! Audition information and applications will be available online mid-August.

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2019 School Sales Tax Holiday

This year, the 2019 School Sales Tax Holiday  will begin on  Friday, August 2nd  and run through  Tuesday, August 6th
2019 Florida Kids & Family Expo

We're excited to announce that we will be participating in the 2019 Florida Kids & Family Expo taking place at the Orange County Convention Center August 17th-18th.  
SCPS School Board Members

Tina Calderone,  Ed.D.
Chairman

Karen Almond
Vice Chair

Kristine Kraus
Board Member

Amy Pennock
Board Member

Abby Sanchez
Board Member
Our Mission

The mission of the Seminole County Public Schools is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens.
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Educational Equity - Notice of Nondiscrimination
   
The Educational Equity Administrator for Seminole County Public Schools has the responsibility of assuring compliance with the educational equity requirements by providing technical expertise, monitoring activities or programs related to compliance, and responding to equity complaints. One of the responsibilities is to administer the Educational Equity Complaint/Grievance Procedures as adopted by the School Board.
 
It is the policy of the School Board of Seminole County, Florida, that no employee, student, or applicant shall - on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, age, religion, or any other basis prohibited by law - be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination and harassment under any educational programs, activities, or in any employment conditions, policies, or practices conducted by the District. Additionally, the School board of Seminole County provides equal access to public school facilities for the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups as required by 34 C.F.R. 108.6.
 
Every employee, student, or applicant for employment at Seminole County Public Schools has a solemn right to be treated fairly, equally, equitably, and with dignity. If for any reason you - the employee, student, or applicant for employment - find that you have been victimized by acts of discrimination and or harassment, whether intentional or unintentional, you are strongly encouraged to file an Educational Equity Complaint or Grievance with the Educational Equity Administrator, or any county or school-level administrator. All such complaints must be immediately forwarded to the Educational Equity Administrator for dissemination, action, and resolution. Forward to: SCPS Educational Equity Administrator, Seminole County Public Schools, Educational Support Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773-7127. (407) 320-0198.  
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