|School Start and End Times
Elementary Schools 8:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Middle Schools 9:20 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
High Schools 7:45 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
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It has been proven that when parents are actively involved in their child´s education, their child performs better in school. You are just as important as your child´s teacher in helping your child receive a good education. It doesn´t matter whether or not you speak
English or whether or not you have a good education. You can make a big difference just by being a part of your child´s everyday school experience.
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School Advisory Council (SAC)
Each Manatee County public school invites parents to get involved. Each school must have a School Advisory Council that is ethnically, racially and economically representative of its community. This council is an umbrella group that brings all stakeholders together to work on improving
For more information on SAC and procedures call 708-8770 ext 2153.
School Improvement Plans (SIP)
At each school the School Advisory Council (SAC) develops a school improvement plan - a plan for the future. Schools need to know where they are, where they want to be and how they can best get there. The school district has a strategic planning process that helps School
Advisory Councils set goals and establish strategies for reaching those goals. It helps the school, parents and the students create a shared vision and provide each other with support for achieving success.
For more information on SIP call 708-8770 ext 2153.
Registration Information for Virtual K-12 Online School
Registration for Virtual School Grades K thru 12 at k12.com
Information on Virtual K-12 Registration
k12.com Website General Information
For more information you may contact the Innovative Program Office at (941) 708-8770
The Florida Department of Education is a proud partner of Florida KidCare, the state of Florida´s health insurance program for children that provides high-quality, low-cost health insurance for uninsured children under age 19. Florida KidCare is gearing up for the new school year and aims to get as much information about this health care option out to parents and schools as possible.
Children enrolled in Florida KidCare receive comprehensive health care, including doctor visits, check-ups, shots, prescriptions, vision and hearing screenings, and more. Being in good health helps children attend school regularly, and fosters their participation and enjoyment in classroom and recess activities-all essential ingredients for succeeding in school.
To apply for Florida KidCare, visit the website at www.floridakidcare.org.
Where to Get Help
The Parent Information Center is a clearing house for questions and/or concerns when you are not sure where to call for help. Staff members can either provide the information you seek or put you in touch with the appropriate offi ce to answer your questions. They are ready
to assist and can be reached at 708-4971.
Volunteering at School
Volunteers provide creative avenues of assistance to staff, teachers and students. Volunteering is not limited to the classroom; chaperone a field trip, serve on the School Advisory Council (SAC) or you can help from home or work. The best hour spent is the one that is given
away. For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact Community Relations at 708-8770 ext. 2048 or visit: www.manateeschools.net.
Parent Information Resource Centers (PIRC)
The state of Florida has been awarded two PIRCs designed to assist all parents and schools in Florida. You may contact either PIRC to receive resources and information to help your child
succeed in school through parent involvement.