Parents play a key role in helping to develop children’s love for reading!  This session will focus on strategies and district resources that parents can use to help support their child’s home reading.  Additionally, information on the Language Arts Florida Standards and the Florida Standards Assessment will be shared.

The presenter will guide the audience through a Q & A covering a range of topics including CHOICE, Title 1, Charter & Magnet, Employment, Transportation, Sports Physicals, College Planning, IEPs, 504’s, Gifted, HOST, Free & Reduced, Standards & Benchmarks, ELP, ELL, ESE, ACCESS, STEM, Dual Language Programs, Graduation Requirements, EDSBY, Bullying, School Security, Student Progression, Community Service, Assessment Calendars,  School Board & Area Principals, District Contact, Diversity, Community Engagement, Hillsborough Tech Colleges, etc. Session 2 in English & Session 1 in Spanish

El presentador le irá leyendo a la audiencia, las Preguntas y Respuestas acerca de una variedad de temas como CHOICE, Título 1, escuelas Chárter y Magnet, Empleo, Transporte, Exámenes físicos para deportes, Planificación universitaria, Planes de IEP y 504, Programa de estudiantes académicamente dotados, HOST, información sobre almuerzo gratis y a precio reducido, los estándares y metas académicas, programas  ELP, ELL, ESE, ACCESSSTEM, programas en dos idiomas, requisitos de graduación, EDSBY, intimidación, seguridad escolar, progreso estudiantil, servicio a la comunidad, calendarios para las evaluaciones, junta escolar y directores de área, número de contacto del distrito, diversidad, participación comunitaria, colegios técnicos de Hillsborough, etc.

Session 2 in English & Session 1 in Spanish

Did you know that Hillsborough County has virtual options for students in kindergarten through 12th grade?  Have you wondered if virtual school is a good fit for your student?  Find the answers to these questions and more in this session presented by representatives from Hillsborough Virtual School. Session 1 & 2 English

With more than 200 public schools available in Hillsborough County, how do I know which one is right for my child?  What is the difference between a Magnet School, a Choice School and a Traditional School?   When and how do I apply for my child to attend the school I’ve chosen?  Find the answers to all these questions and more in this session presented by representatives from the Choice and Magnet Office.

Session 1 English

Positive Behavior Support Book Nooks are easy to use guides for parents to provide hands-on ways to use social emotional skill building activities every day.  Activities use books to talk about being friends, different feelings, how to express emotions appropriately and what to do with hands instead of hitting.  Come create Book Nooks for your young child.

My child needs help!  Increase your knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) so you understand how the needs of your child are determined and who parents should contact for assistance.

Yoop, Plory and Snargg with a host of other characters engage your scholar in activities during their i-Ready instructional time.  Come and preview an activity and get tips and tricks to support your scholar’s learning.

Is your child planning on attending a postsecondary institution in Florida? Do you need money to fund their college/career education? Find out about the Bright Future’s requirements and how can students start working early towards meeting the criteria. Participants will learn about the various scholarship amounts, application timeline and submitting documentation. In addition, participants will learn about other local/national scholarships, how to apply and avoid scams.

Sessions 1: English

Adult Education may be your next step in completing High School credits for graduation or obtaining your General Education Diploma (GED).  Do you want to learn English or become a Citizen?  Discover how to obtain free educational career counseling and academic advising.  Learn to locate resources, navigate, organize and plan your educational and career objectives.  Financial Aid information along with grant and agency funding resources are available.  Let us show you the way to your new educational goals with Career Pathways for the Adult education student 16 and older.  Career development, digital literacy and workforce activities designed and integrated in the Adult Education program curriculum.

Session 1 in English

La educación de adultos puede ser su próximo paso para completar los créditos de la escuela secundaria para graduarse o para obtener su Diploma de educación general.  ¿Quieres aprender inglés o ser un ciudadano?  Descubra como obtener asesoramiento educativo gratuito y orientación académica.  Aprenda a localizar recursos, navegar, organizar y planificar sus objetivos educativos y profesionales.  Información de ayuda financiera junto con recursos de subvenciones y fondos de la agencia están disponibles.  Permítanos mostrarle el camino hacia sus nuevas metas educativas con Career Pathways para estudiantes de educación para adultos mayores de 16 años.  Desarrollo profesional, alfabetización digital y actividades de la fuerza laboral diseñadas e integradas en el plan de estudios del programa de Educación de Adultos. Session 2 in Spanish

Understanding ADHD from the student’s perspective. Why it’s difficult for your child to focus in the classroom. Develop strategies and techniques you and their teacher can use at home and in the classroom. When you can see ADHD from their P.O.V. You’ll understand how to help them better.

La educación es esencial para el desarrollo de cada niño y para el progreso de cada comunidad.  Esta sesión le ofrece la oportunidad de aprender de los derechos legales y responsabilidades en las escuelas relacionado a igualdad de acceso a los programas en las escuelas públicas.  Estrategias de cómo ser un padre colaborativo, la importancia de ejercer sus derechos mediante la comunicación eficaz se revisarán.  Sessions 1 & 2 Spanish

Esta sesión es para padres con estudiantes entre los grados Kindergarten a Séptimo.  Ven y entérate de cómo la preparación universitaria toma forma a nivel de la educación elemental e intermedia y aprende a cómo crear una base sólida para encender la chispa del sueño universitario en tu estudiante.  ¡Nunca es muy temprano para prepararse para el camino a la universidad! Sessions 1  Spanish

Sessions 2: Spanish

Esta sesión es para padres con estudiantes entre los grados Octavo a Duodécimo.  En esta sesión te enteraras sobre los cuatro pasos más simples para la preparación universitaria: preparar, buscar, ingresar y pagar.  Ven y equípate de estos conocimientos que te ayudaran a apoyar a tu estudiante de una manera efectiva

With more than 200 public schools available in Hillsborough County, how do I know which one is right for my child?  What is the difference between a Magnet School, a Choice School and a Traditional School?   When and how do I apply for my child to attend the school I’ve chosen?  Find the answers to all these questions and more in this session presented by representatives from the Choice and Magnet Office.

We know that with the ever changing legislative decisions about graduation requirements and assessments, it can be somewhat confusing. If you are a parent of a high school student, we will help unravel Florida’s high school graduation programs and their requirements with an overview of the current graduation requirements. Information will be provided to help students and their families as they plan and prepare for postsecondary goals, including information on acceleration options, diploma designations and advanced coursework.