Broward County Family Resource Guide 2020-2021


SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING IS KEY TO STUDENT SUCCESS Social and emotional learning is the process where students acquire the skills needed to be successful in school and beyond. These skills include:

BCPS provides a variety of services focused on supporting students and families to optimize personal well-being and improve overall mental health. The District’s team of mental health professionals are highly skilled and include school social workers, family therapists, school psychologists, school counselors, nurses, and Employee Assistance Program counselors.

• Recognizing and managing emotions

• Developing care and concern for others

Areas addressed include: • Anti-Bullying • Baker Act • Child Abuse • Dating and Domestic Violence

• Establishing positive relations

• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) • Social and Emotional Learning

• Making responsible decisions

• Handling challenging situations constructively and ethically

Across BCPS, social and emotional learning is based on the understanding that students perform best when they are supported by relations that make learning engaging, challenging and meaningful. This is done through effective classroom instruction, student engagement in positive activities and parent involvement. To learn more, contact Student Support Initiatives & Recovery at 754-321-1660.

• Family Counseling • Homeless Education

• Substance Abuse • Suicide Prevention

For more information, call the BCPS Mental Health Hotline at 754-321-HELP (4357) or visit,

WHAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY AND/OR ATTENDANCE FOR THE 2020/21 SCHOOL YEAR • Medical examination documented on a Florida Department of Health Form 3040, or on a physician’s office/medical facility official stationary completed, signed and dated by physician. • Immunizations documented on Florida Department of Health form 680. Florida Statute requires all students must receive the proper immunizations prior to enrolling into BCPS. Students may be exempt for religious or medical reasons with the proper documentation. Before entering or attending school in Florida (K – 12), each child must provide a Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680 form), documenting the following vaccinations:

Kindergarten through 12th Grade:

Seventh Grade:

• Four or five doses of diphtheria-tetanuspertussis (DTaP) vaccine± • Three doses of hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccine • Three, four or five doses of polio (IPV) vaccine* • Two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine • Two doses of varicella vaccine† for kindergarten and grades one through 11 • Two doses of varicella vaccine† for grade 12

In addition to kindergarten through 12th grade vaccines, students entering or attending seventh grade need the following vaccinations: • One dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in grades seven through 12th • An updated DH 680 form to include Tdap, must be obtained for submission to the school

± The fifth dose of DTaP vaccine is not necessary if the fourth dose was administered at age 4 years or older. * If four or more doses are administered before age 4 years, an additional dose should be administered at age 4 through 6 years and at least six months after the previous dose. A fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at least six months after the previous dose. † Varicella vaccine is not required if varicella disease is documented by the health care provider.

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