2022/23 Information and Resources
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is ready to welcome students back to class on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
To help families prepare for the 2022/23 school year, take the time to review important information and Back-to-School resources to support your student. The Ready for You! Back-to-School web pages provide information on enrolling new students as well as resources for current students, including academics, food and nutrition, transportation, and much more.
New Student Registration
Enroll Today! It is easy to register your child in Broward County Public Schools. Parents who want to enroll their children, please contact the school directly. Visit Register My Child for details on registration information and to locate your home school.
Help Find and Re-engage Missing Students
If you know or are aware of a student who is not attending school or not attending school regularly, call us at 754-321-1767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be helping a child get the quality education needed to reach their highest potential.
Ready for You!
- The District strategically uses a student-outcomes governance model ensuring students obtain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.
- All instruction is 100% face-to-face in pre-K through 12th grade.
- Provide advanced academic options and unique educational experiences to help students grow, learn and succeed in college and career
- Deliver personalized learning from certified teachers and staff.
- Offer themed Magnet Schools and Innovative Programs, from computer coding, speech and debate and dual-languages to marine science, STEM, medical sciences, music, arts, pre-law as well as Montessori, pre-K through 8th grade schools and college dual-enrollment options.
- Our high schools are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
This School Year
- Students who are eligible for transportation benefits and wish to ride the bus must register to ride. Visit browardschools.com/register2ride for details.
- Standard seating capacity is in place on school buses.
- Cafeterias are open for meal service through the traditional food service line.
- Sports and athletic facilities are open.
- Schools can issue laptops to students who need them.
- If you are sick, stay home.
- Staff and students should perform a health self-examination each morning before school. View the Health Screening Checklist at https://bit.ly/BCPShealthcheck.
- A minimum of three feet will be maintained between students in classrooms, hallways, and indoor common spaces, when possible.
- Daily cleaning of high frequency touch points is routine, along with weekly disinfection.
- Frequent hand washing is reinforced.
- The District continues to provide two nurses per school and offers voluntary COVID-19 testing at all schools, subject to parental consent.
Access Virtual Counselor
Have your Student ID number and password handy and follow these steps:
- Go to https://sso.browardschools.com and click on the Active Directory icon.
- Enter the Student ID number and password to go to the Clever Launch Pad which houses student apps.
- For class schedules and assignments click the Virtual Counselor icon.
- Returning students can use their existing log in information.
- New students are provided credentials by their school.
- Students who have forgotten their log in information should contact their school.
Access Student Grades and Report Cards
Step 1: Go to single sign-on (SSO) page at sso.browardschools.com and click "Log in with Active Directory."
Step 2: Enter student ID and password to log in to the Clever Launchpad.
- Enter Student ID number (example: email@example.com).
- Enter password (if forgotten, please contact your school).
- Click Sign In button to access Clever.
Step 3: Select Virtual Counselor for report cards OR Pinnacle for current course grades.
- To view report card and interim reports, click Virtual Counselor.
- To view grades, test results and attendance for current courses, click Pinnacle.
- Launch app and follow on-screen prompts for menu of options.
For more information on how to access student grades, visit https://www.browardschools.com/Page/73889
Transportation Bus Safety Tips and Terminals
Get ready for the back-to-school season with these School Bus Safety Tips for Students, Parents and Commuters!
Slow Down/Expect Delays:
- Expect school bus delays the first few weeks of school due to traffic congestion around campuses, schools regulating dismissals, and students becoming familiar with their bus drivers.
- Back to School Means Sharing the Road with additional traffic on roads, in school zones and on school campuses.
- In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk and pay attention to crossing guards.
Buses on the Road:
- If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing.
- It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
- Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you're on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children.
- If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.
- Students should arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes early
Requesting Changes/Adding Bus Stop Locations:
- Major bus stop changes will be considered after September 2nd so routes can be stabilized and leveled.
- Many students are not enrolled until after school starts; therefore Student Transportation & Fleet Services cannot get a true analysis of the need until after that time.
- Parents are encouraged to contact the Transportation Liaison at their child’s school for bus stop/route information.
Parents or students with questions about Transportation can visit browardschools.com/transportation or call the helpline of their assigned terminal:
North – 754-321-4000 (Routes beginning with 1000)
Central Area – 754-321-4480 (Routes beginning with 2000)
South Area Terminal – 754-321-4100 (Routes beginning with 3000)
Central West – 754-321-4150 (Routes beginning with 4000)
South West Terminal – 754-321-8025 (Routes beginning with 5000)
Volunteering at BCPS
Broward County Public Schools is excited to welcome volunteers to our schools for the 2022/23 school year. Below is important information.
- All volunteers must complete the online application for Level 1 screening, which is available at browardschools.com/volunteer. Approved volunteers will receive an email informing them to visit the preferred school listed on their applications.
NOTE: A valid social security number is required to screen all individuals who would like to volunteer with our schools. For more information on the District’s screening policy, please contact Karen Manie in the security clearance office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 754-321-2374.
- For volunteers who will serve as coaches or overnight chaperones, you will need to be Level 2 screened. Your school administrator must send an email to the Security Clearance office.
For more information and resources on volunteering during the 2022/23 school year, please visit browardschools.com/volunteer.
2022/23 School Calendar
Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
Register 2 Ride
Back-to School Wizard - Online Forms
Beginning August 9, parents and guardians can use the District’s back-to-school Wizard to complete annual forms. The forms are easy to complete, and all data is protected and secure. Remember to update your contact information to receive the most up-to-date messages from your child’s school and the District.
The Code Book for Student Conduct
Providing students with safe and secure learning environments is the District’s highest priority. The Code Book for Student Conduct outlines expectations for students regarding, behavior, attendance, appropriate dress and more.
Find It Fast
The BCPS Mobile App allows parents and families to stay connected with information on students’ academic performance, account balances, bus pick-up and drop-off times, and much more.
SMART Futures Latest Update
$1.4 BILLION INVESTED IN SMART IMPROVEMENTS
The SMART Program is a capital improvement program put in place to enhance the educational experience of students, teachers, and staff at the 232 schools in Broward County.
Signs and Social Media Hashtags
Download and share personalized first day messages and photos using #BCPSReadyforYou and #BCPSFirstDay. For Twitter, include @browardschools. For Facebook, mention us with @BrowardCountyPublicSchools.