September 8, 2020
Special Message for Parents from Richard Corcoron,
Commissioner of Education
Dear Parents,

The United States Census occurs every ten years and has a powerful impact on the future of Florida Communities and their voice in Congress. The United States Census Bureau has announced that they will complete counting throughout the United States on September 30th. It is critical that the Florida education community take this brief survey as it directly benefits Florida students and families and informs the amount of federal funding distributed to states for programs that impact schools, students, and families.

Data from the 2020 Census will impact federal funding for programs that supports students in low-income areas of the state, services for students with disabilities, career and technical education programs, adult education, and many other programs important to the education of students in Florida. Census data informs federal funding for sanitization and personal protection equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies and other materials needed to help combat COVID-19 in schools.

We hope you encourage your education families, neighbors, and communities to participate in the census by sharing this message.

To complete the census online, visit

To complete the census via phone:

  • English: 1-844-330-2020
  • Spanish (7 – days a week, 7am – 2am): 844-468-2020
  • Haitian-Creole (Monday – Friday, 8am – 10pm): 844-477-2020
Three Brevard Schools Earn Distinguished
"World's Best High Schools Badge"
The U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings have been released, and we are pleased to share that Titusville High School, Westshore Junior/Senior High School, and Bayside High School were all awarded the honor of displaying the badge of "Best High Schools."

"A great high school educates all students from different social and economic backgrounds, exposing them to challenging coursework on the path to graduation. The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best High Schools rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions."

Overall National Rankings
Below is the description of each of the six ranking indicators and their weights used to produce the overall score:
  • College Readiness (30%
  • College Curriculum Breadth (10%)
  • Math and Reading Proficiency (20%)
  • Math and Reading Performance (20%)
  • Underserved Student Performance (10%)
  • Graduation Rate (10%)
Southwest Middle School Featured in Nationwide Catalog of Success Stories
Southwest Middle School's Media Specialist, Carrie Friday is in the news again!

In addition to creating a "virtual library" to meet the needs of Southwest students during the global pandemic, she also serves as a source of inspiration for others in her profession across the nation.

Recently, Southwest Middle School was featured in a "success story" catalog which was sent to every school in the United States.

We are proud of the incredible educators like Ms. Friday who consistently find new and innovative ways to reach students and enhance their love of learning.

To read this story, please click HERE.
eLearning Tech Tools for Parents and Students
Click on the image below for helpful tech tools and tips for parents and students.
Heart of Brevard - Former Student Gives Back
Submitted by Cape View Elementary

It is so amazing to have former students come back to your school and ask how they can help their community and school. Isabella Idone was a former student of Cape View Elementary.

Isabella and her mother Lena called to see if they could help brighten up the halls of our campus with some beautiful artwork. Isabella was a senior at Edgewood High School last year and a talented art student. She offered to spend some time over the summer painting a mural that would be suitable for our commons area.

She picked the space theme as we are the Cape View Rockets! I believe it also depicts the many challenges our future holds. She also painted some fun social distancing markers (Faces) on our campus sidewalks so students would know where to stand (6 ft. apart) as they enter the cafeteria line. Thank you to Isabella and her mother for giving back to Cape View!!
Re-Opening Resources and Information Available
This website is designed to house information for parents, students, faculty and our community. Helpful items include:

  • Latest District News as it Relates to COVID-19 decisions and school re-opening
  • FAQs
  • Protocols for Safety and Health
  • Learning Options for the 20-21 School Year
  • Fact Sheets and Information from the CDC, AAP and other health resources
  • Videos and Resources for COVID-19


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