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I would like to personally invite you to go online to the Broward County School Board website and complete the annual Parent Survey so that we may use your important input. We need to hear, firsthand about your thoughts and ideas regarding our processes, as well as about our significant efforts in teaching and learning. Please consider going online to http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/sar/customerSurvey.asp. Please share your thoughts and let us learn to grow together to meet all students’ needs.
The School District has 3 primary goals: High Quality Instruction, Continuous Improvement, and Effective Communication. Thus, I am focused on C.H.A.N.G.E, an acronym that stands for Children Have A Need to Grow Everyday. It is with great honor and pleasure that I serve as your District 5 School Board Member. Help me create environments for our children to GROW by joining the Change Movement. The CHANGE Movement is intended to:
1. Create a synergistic culture that makes educating all children priority #1
2. Organize community conversations to ensure more effective and transparent communication
3. Cultivate community partnerships that connect children and parents to available resources
4. Actively engage the community in efforts to ensure black male achievement
Currently, the Medicaid Expansion is projected to insure over 21.3 million Americans in the next decade. The estimated total of adults in Florida who would be newly income-eligible for the coverage is 1.3 million people. With the refusal of this reform, Florida may be set to drive up insurance costs, possibly lose over $1 billion in Medicaid, and lose the opportunity of utilizing the $430 million we currently spend on Medicaid programs and investing it into other programs such as education.
Please join me for a Community Forum on Health Care Reform. This community forum is designed to discuss the facts vs. the paradoxes as it relates to Medicaid expansion. It is everyone’s responsibility that the 558,000 parents are aware of their options towards better health care.
Locations: September 19th, 6:30PM
Sunland Park Academy
919 NW 13th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
September 23rd, 6:30PM
Bair Middle School
9100 NW 21st Manor
Sunrise FL 33322
Dr. Rosalind Osgood
School Board Member - District 5
School Board of Broward County
The School Board of Broward County Office of the School Board Members
Dr. Rosalind Osgood
District 5 Telephone: 754-321-2005 Fax: 754-321-2700
ONLINE READING SKILLS
Back to School Toolkit
The first day of school for the 2013/14 school year is August 19. Check out our Back to School Toolkit Online Resource packed full of important information and resources to assist parents and students as they prepare for a successful school year.
NEW SCHOOL HOURS
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Kindergarten - Grade 5
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This year Dillard Elementary has an increased learning time of 30 minutes to the school day. Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m-7:45 a.m., Instruction starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
Single Gender Announcement
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering single gender classes in grade 2nd and 3rd here at (Dillard Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year). Single gender classes provide students with another type of learning style that may be beneficial to them.
Any student entering grade 2nd and 3rd OR any student registered for grade 2nd and 3rd for the 2013-14 school year has the choice to opt into a single gender class. Copies of the Student Single Gender Opt-In Agreement Form are available in Dillard Elementary front office.
If you are interested in opting into a single gender class for the upcoming school year, please complete the Opt-In Agreement Form. Opt-In Agreement Forms are due back to the school by August 23, 2013. If you have any immediate questions, please contact Angela Brown our Single Gender Contact Person at (754-322-6200). Thank you
Class Size Reduction 2013-2014
Message to Parents
Class Size and Student Placement
Due to the State Class Size Reduction law, students may need to be moved between teachers after the start of school to ensure compliance with the required student limits. These limits are 18 students for Pre-Kindergarten to grade 3; 22 students for grades 4 to 8; and 25 students for grades 9 to 12 in core classes. Please know that students’ needs, will continue to be met through proper instruction and services. Additional information on core classes or anything related to Class Size Reduction is available on the Class Size Reduction website at http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/classsize/
Tamaño de clases y ubicación de los estudiantes
Debido a la ley de reducción en el tamaño de las clases, puede ser necesario hacer movimientos de estudiantes entre los maestros aun después de haber comenzado el curso escolar para asegurar el cumplimiento con los límites en el número de estudiantes por sala de clases. Los límites son 18 estudiantes por sala en los niveles de Pre Kindergarten a tercer grado, 22 estudiantes por sala en los grados 4to al 8vo y 25 estudiantes por sala en los grados 9no al 12mo en loscursos medulares. Por favor sepa que las necesidades de los estudiantes continuarán siendo satisfechas por medio de la educación y los servicios apropiados. Información adicional acerca de los cursos medulares o sobre cualquier asunto relacionado a la Reducción en los Tamaños de las Clases, la encontrará en la página de Internet http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/classsize/.
Tamanho de Turmas e Colocação de Estudantes
Devido à lei estadual de Redução de Tamanho de Turmas, os alunos podem precisar mudar de professores após o início das aulas,para assegurar a conformidade com a exigência de limite de número de alunos. Estes limites são de 18 alunos do pré-jardim à 3ª série, 22 alunos da 4ª à 8ª série, e 25 alunos da 9ª à 12ª série em disciplinas básicas. Estejam certos que as necessidades dos alunos continuarão a ser atendidas através de ensino e serviços adequados. Maiores informações a respeito de disciplinas básicas, ou qualquer outro assunto relacionado à Redução de Tamanho de Turmas, estão disponíveis no website de Redução de Tamanho de Turmas (Class Size Reduction) em http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/classsize/.
Efektif saldeklas ak Plasman elèv nan saldeklas
Akòz lwa Leta sou rediksyon efektif elèv nan saldeklas (State Class Size Reduction law), lekòl-la kapab blije deplase elèv epi voye-yo nan klas lot pwofesè apre kòmansman anne eskolè-a pou asire li konfòme avèk lwa sou kantite maksimòm elèv nan yon saldeklas. Nan klas kote pwofesè anseye matyèdebaz, kantite maksimòm elèv yo kapab asepte se 18 elèv pou klas preskolè rive 3zyèm anne (grade), nan klas 4triyèm rive 8tyèm anne (grade) se 22 elèv, nan klas 9vyèm rive 12zyèm anne (grade) se 25 elèv. Konnen, lekòl-la va kontinye satisfè bezwen edikatif elèv-yo avèk bon enstriksyon epi sèvis apwopriye. Enfòmasyon anplis sou ansèyman matyèdebaz nan saldeklas oswa enfòmasyon sou nenpòt keksyon konsènan rediksyon efektif elèv nan saldeklas, disponnib nan sit Entènèt http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/classsize/.
THE COUNTDOWN FOR BACK TO SCHOOL IS ON!
BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS START ON AUGUST 19, 2013!
Parents and guardians are advised to prepare now for back to school immunizations.
(Broward County, FL) – The Florida Department of Health in Broward County will offer free immunizations for
school age children during the month of August inside the Lauderhill Mall, located at 1299E NW 40th Avenue in the
City of Lauderhill, FL.
FREE IMMUNIZATIONS will be offered on the following dates and times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
August 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19 & 20 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday August 8 & 15 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Community Resource Fair and Free Immunizations:
Saturday August 17 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Parents and guardians are advised to prepare early and get the required immunizations for
their child/children before the school rush.
Florida requires certain vaccines to be administered before children may enroll and attend childcare and school.
For more information visit: www.immunizeflorida.com.
In order to be vaccinated, each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian
should remember to bring the child’s immunization records.
NOTIFICATION OF VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM OPEN ENROLLMENT
Dear Parents and Guardians of Students enrolling in middle school or of current 5th graders:
Congratulations! Your student will be going to middle school! To be sure your child is properly enrolled in middle school, you will need to re-register your child and provide proof of where you live. To do this you will need one document from each of the columns in the chart below:
|Column A||Column B|
a. Current telephone or electric bill in the name of the person registering the child
b. Mortgage statement
c. Notarized lease agreement with name, address and phone number of lessor
d. Mortgage commitment
e. Home purchase contract including specified closing date, with copy of deed to be providedwithin 60 days of closing date
f. Homestead exemption card
g. Automobile insurance
h. Current Florida Driver's License / Florida
i. Cellular telephone bill
j. Credit card statement
k. Bank account statement
l. United States Postal Service confirmation
of address change request
m. Declaration of Domicile form from the
County Records Department
You will also need to complete the Registration Form and Emergency Contact Form.
Both of these forms are included with this letter.
To summarize, four documents are needed to re-register your child for middle school.
1. An item from Column A
2. An item from Column B
3. Completed Registration Form
4. Completed Emergency Contact Form
Many middle schools are meeting with parents and students to welcome the students to middle school and help parents with this reregistration process. Reregistration now is important so that when school starts, your child will be able to attend class.
Please Click here for Enrollment and Withdrawal Policy
Dillard Elementary School
Dillard Elementary School with Mrs. First Lady Ann Scott, Dr. Rosalind Osgood, District 5 School Board Member and Mrs. Angela Brown, Principal. “Dillard Elementary has a great leader. Mrs. Brown is doing a great job. She and her staff have created an environment for CHANGE (Children Have A Need to Grow Everyday)”, says Dr. Rosalind Osgood.
Information on the new K-2 report card? Click on the link below to view a brief presentation on what the new report card looks like and how it aligns to the Common Core State Standards. If you would like further information regarding Common Core State Standards and your child's grade level expectations, please feel free to contact your child's teacher or our Reading Specialist, Ms. Waite, for further information.
Dillard Elementary Mandatory Uniform Dress Code
Uniforms are UNIFIED at Dillard Elementary School. The information below outlines what the uniform includes and where they can be purchased.
Girls: Bottoms - pants, shorts, jumpers, skorts or capris
Tops - crew neck or collared “Polo”
Boys: Bottoms - pants or shorts
Tops - crew neck or collared “Polo”
*Solid Colors are applicable to both boys & girls:
Bottoms - dark green, navy blue, black or plaid
Tops - white, green, yellow/gold, blue
****SHIRTS TUCKED IN WITH BELTS****
****SAGGING PANTS ARE NOT ALLOWED****
***NO SANDALS OR OPEN TOED SHOES ARE ALLOWED***
- Dillard Elementary uniform colors in turtlenecks, sweatshirts or sweaters may be worn in cooler weather.
- Students may wear twill (cotton/cotton blend) or corduroy shirts, pants, skirts, Capri pants, skorts or jumpers. (NO spandex, lycra legging jeans, nylon sports pants, athletic wear, sweatpants or denim jeans.)
*The clothing (without logos) can be purchased at any store, such as Kohl's, K-Mart, Target & Wal-Mart to name a few.
2013/16 BCPS Code of Student Conduct Handbook Goes Green
The Code of Student Conduct handbook has gone green. The 2013/16 Broward County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct handbook is available to parents and students electronically in English, Haitian-Creole, Spanish and Portuguese. A limited number of printed copies and signature pages are available to parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may contact their school to request a printed copy.
Click on the link below:
DILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The mission of Dillard Elementary School is to afford each student the opportunity to receive a quality education within a safe and secure learning environment.
If you need to report something you can do so ANONYMOUSLY!
No one will ever be able to know where the report came from.
We need you to help keep our schools and our children safe, so if there is something going on that needs to be reported please do so!
CLICK HERE: to go directly to the website
THE 2012 - 2013 VOLUNTEER APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE AT
Please remember… ALL volunteers must complete a new volunteer application on line each school year @ www.getinvolvedineducation.com.
Visit the website to complete the Volunteer Application on-line for both parents & grandparents living local or who visit at the holidays