Issue #3                                             SCPS Newsletter                                       July 29, 2016
From SCPS Superintendent - Dr. Walt Griffin

Greetings SCPS Families,
Walt Griffin, Ed.D  
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) has maintained a high level of excellence for many years. For the 2016-2017 school year, we will be continuing our success by incorporating new curriculum and expanding on areas where our students have been successful.

We extended the coding program in our elementary schools to 1st and 3rd grade, added a new middle school before and after care program, and grew our International Baccalaureate (IB) program at the high school level, just to name a few. Check out the "What's New!" section below to learn more about all of the exciting changes happening in our 2016-2017 school year.

The recent release of school grades has raised some questions and concerns among parents across the state of Florida. I'd like to provide some clarification on the topic in regards to how this applies to our district. The school grades for 2015 - 2016 include learning gains made from the 2014 -2015 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA). It's important to keep in mind that the FSA began only two short years ago. This means that the FSA-determined school grades assigned in the 2014 - 2015 school year were based on an incomplete formula because no learning gains could be calculated due to not having a similar test the prior year. With this being said, comparing this year's school grades with last year's school grades would be inappropriate and inaccurate. We encourage parents, students and the community to view this year's school grades as our baseline year. Moving forward, we are confident our district will receive school grades in upcoming years that accurately represent the high level of student achievement in our schools. 

I'd like to take a moment to thank our amazing PTA members and parents for their essential contributions that continue to make our district great!  You are essential partners in the educational programs and support systems for our students, teachers, administrators and staff. 

New middle school before & after care program.

Learn about all that's new for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Dining Services

Why dine in your campus restaurant?

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What our students are doing to get a LEG UP in the job market.

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Meet some of the amazing people that help make SCPS a  high achieving school district.

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SCPS School Board Members

Tina Calderone, Ed.D.
Amy Lockhart
Vice Chair 
Karen Almond
Board Member
Jeffrey Bauer
Board Member

Dede Schaffner
Board Member
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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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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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