• Accessing Instruction While Quarantined

    Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, students may need to be quarantined if they test positive for the illness or are have been in close contact with an infected person.

    The State Board of Education approved provisions allowing quarantined students to be counted as present in school and continue their learning – if the students are physically well enough to do so. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) established the following protocols and resources to help students stay on track academically.

    1. A student needs to have received notification to quarantine from a public health agency or other medical official. Most frequently, a quarantine order is issued from the Broward County Department of Health. Quarantine orders may also be provided by a school nurse. Families can report a quarantine order with the BCPS Coronavirus Notification Form.
    2. Students in grades 3 – 12 have access to their assignments and curriculum through the district's learning management system, Canvas. Students should access their digital learning materials, including access to Canvas, at sso.browardschools.com.  Students in grades 3 – 12 can also view their current grades via the BCPS app for Andoid or iOS or check via Pinnacle in a web browser. Students in grades pre–K to 2 may have access to the assignments in Canvas (at the teacher's discretion) or be provided with paper packets of assignments.
    3. Students can view and hear sessions of direct instruction, group discussion, or limited other portions of the class activities while they are quarantined at home. Students can access a Microsoft Teams link associated with their class Canvas page.
    4. Students can get direct support on understanding their curriculum from a certified teacher between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. each school day by using the Ask BRIA link in Canvas. Additionally, Ask BRIA support is available to all BCPS students on school days, Monday – Thursday, from 3 – 8 p.m.

    BCPS is committed to supporting our students learning needs under these extraordinarily challenges conditions. More information on quarantine protocols is available on the Quarantine Guidance for Students webpage and details on the District's coronavirus response is at browardschools.com/coronavirus.

    See Emergency Rule is 6AER21-01 for the complete formal action taken by the Florida State Board of Education.

Last Modified on September 17, 2021