COVID PAST UPDATES
Feb 2022 update: While the schools were required (after the long drawn out dispute between the schools and Gov. DeSantis) to lift mask requirement and allow students to opt-out of mask wearing, many schools are still strongly recommending them. As tensions about COVID eases and schools try to get back to normal, DeSantis is not moving forward to normality. Instead, he is agressively trying to remove funding from schools who were trying to protect the health and safety of their students. Most parents in the state of Florida just want to get back to normal, not continue the fight. And schools are moving forward in the best interest of the children and the families. Let's encourage our Governor do the same. Taking away funding is NOT in the best interest of anyone, particularly the children.
Many schools are also removing the exemption for excused absences for COVID. Meaning extended absences are no longer excused. This measure is to prevent too many absences as students and teachers try to maintain attendance and regularity. See COVID updates timeline below the list for the last update.
The schools that have COVID information on their websites is shared below. Contact your school district for more details.
COVID Update: July 2021
Florida Schools are preparing for back to school at the beginning of August among another severe outbreak of COVID. All Florida Schools Districts signed a Spring Education and Assurance to guarantee a brick and mortar option for all students in the state of Florida and to remain open. Despite school districts hoping to make the schools safer with mask requirements, the Governor's Executive Order 21-175 makes masks optional.
Most schools are also providing services to help students who may have fallen behind during closures due to the pandemic. Parents can still opt to homeschool or set their kids up in Florida's Virtual School to continue schooling at home if they choose.
The schools that have COVID information on their websites is shared in the list. While some districts are requiring strict COVID safety measures, others are back to school as usual with no mention of COVID. Contact your school district for more details.