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    IMPORTANT! Beat the back to school rush!

    Did you know that Florida has a special program for tax-free school shopping from August 7 to August 16, 2015?

    Click here for more information from the Florida Department of Education.

    Step 1: Register!

    Check with your school for registration days/hours.

    Students entering a Florida school for the FIRST TIME, at any grade level, will be asked to present the following items upon registration at the school (please note special conditions in parentheses):

    • current immunization records (See Immunization/Physical requirements for school entry)
    • proof of a physical examination dated and signed by a licensed health professional within the last 12 months
    • Evidence of age (i.e. Birth Certificate. Please see F.S. 1003.21 for a complete list of acceptable documents
    • Social Security number (if available)
    • proof of Florida residency (such as utility bill (i.e. water, electric, gas, etc.), properly executed lease agreement, etc.)
    • copy of student's last report card (if applicable)
    • legal guardianship records (if applicable)

    Please note: Students entering kindergarten for the first time must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st. Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start/Early Start programs are available to students who will not make the deadline.

    Step 2: Prepare for Day 1

    Once registered, you may find it useful to review the following links for additional information relevant to your child's return to class. Before going back-to-school shopping, please remember to call your school or check its web site for supply and wish lists.

    Code of Conduct/Dress Code Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Pre Kindergarten Services
    PLACE Before and After School Care High School Graduation Requirements School Year Calendar
    School Lunch Program On-line meal/snack payment Bus Stops
    Our Schools 2015-2016 Bell Schedule Medications at School

    Step 3: Stay Involved!

    It might sound obvious, but parental involvement during the school year is essential to student success. There are numerous programs and services offered both by the district and third parties designed to help you maximize your involvement in your child's education. Please review the following links for more information, or call the Office for Student Support Programs and Services. We are always available to help you. Remember, quality education requires a community commitment.

    Media and Library Resources Volunteer Program Students with Disabilities
    Today's Tip for Parents Check Grades On-Line
    Pasco eSchool

    Legal Notice: Parents, students, and employees should regularly visit the public registry to review it for individuals who may have prior criminal records and sex offenses. Information concerning registered sex offenders and predators in Florida may be obtained by visiting, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offenders database. Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE’s toll free telephone number: 1-888-FL-PREDATOR (1-888-357-7332).

    Legal Notice: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. The District School Board of Pasco County is System Accredited by AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
    Kurt S. Browning, Superintendent of Schools
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