Cobb Theatres Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel, Florida has a new feature. They call it Sensory Friendly Films and it’s geared to families and especially youngsters who can enjoy a film by just being themselves.
At the theater the auditoriums presenting the film are environmentally acceptable to youngsters and their parents. Here kids can be kids in a safe and accepting place made more comfortable with brighter lights and with the sound levels adjusted lower for their listening pleasure. The audience is encouraged to be “themselves” and can interact with the movie while having fun without the worry of disturbing others. Guests can even sing and dance during the movies if they so desire. For more information visit the Cobb Theater Website.
Please visit the 504 web page for FAQs, brochures and related information.
Active Parenting Resources
Active Parenting teaches parents everything they need to know about instilling confidence in their children, nonviolent discipline techniques, and encouraging mutual respect. This program offers online resources and face-to-face training to help raise happy, healthy, and successful children. link
Agency Resources and Web Sites
Please find more information regarding local agencies by clicking on the following link.
The purpose of the ABC Program is to match community individuals and groups with needy children in order to provide basic essentials, thus enhancing the possibility for the children’s success in school.
Bright Futures Scholarship
Enacted by the 1997 Florida Legislature, the Bright Futures Scholarship Program restructured the state’s two existing scholarship programs-the Florida Undergraduate Scholars’ and the Gold Seal Vocational Endorsement Scholarship Awards into the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The district offers a series of brochures on a variety of topics including 504, bullying, CARD, public health, school psychology and other useful information for parents.
Career education programs are available to students and their families at all school levels. These services are coordinated by the district Student Services Department and implemented by guidance counselors, career specialists, and student services teams at each individual school.
Child Labor Law
The purpose of the Florida Child Labor Law, Chapter 450, part 1, Florida Statutes, is to protect the health and education of minors under the age of 18 who work in the State of Florida.
Please visit the student discipline page for more information regarding the Student Code of Conduct, expulsions, and other student discipline issues.
ESE Advisory Committee
The ESE District Advisory Committee is composed of parents,teachers, administrators and community representatives. The committee’s focus is to share information, brainstorm ideas, discuss concerns and provide input on current ESE initiatives.
ESE Parent Services
Pasco County Schools in collaboration with FDLRS provides services to parents of students with disabilities. Download the Placement of Parent Services to see what supports and services are available.
ESE Parent Survey
The Florida Department of Education is conducting its 2015-2016 parent survey designed to provide the state with information about how well schools are supporting parents’ involvement in their child’s education. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), states must report this information to the federal government on an annual basis. The responses to the survey provide important information for planning and monitoring improvement activities. This survey, conducted only once a year, provides parents with an opportunity to be heard.
Survey results are reported to the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, as part of Florida’s Annual Performance Report and are posted on the Florida Department of Education’s website.
ESE Programs and Services
Please see the ESE Programs and Services web page for more information regarding what we offer as well as related links to the Florida Department of Education web site.
Please click here for more information regarding Gifted Services for your child.
LRP Special Education Connections
LRP Special Ed Connections is a web-based resource provided FREE by the Florida Department of Education to parents of students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Access more information at the following link.
Counseling services are available to students and their families at all school levels.
Please click here for more information regarding Home Education.
Please visit the immunizations webpage for the most current requirements and related information.
Medication at School
Please visit the medication at school webpage for the most current forms, requirements and related information.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Response to Intervention (RtI) has been described in Florida as a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for providing high quality instruction and intervention matched to student needs using learning rate over time and level of performance to inform instructional decisions. Please visit Florida's MTSS web page for more information.
Please click here for Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents of Students with Disabilities.
Please click here for Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents of Students who are 504 eligible.
The official web page for Special Olympics in Pasco County. Dates have been scheduled for Pasco County Special Olympics for the 2015-16 school year. Please download the schedule here.
Students In Transition Program (S.I.T.)
Authorized under Federal law through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, the Students In Transition Program (S.I.T.) provides services to ensure identified homeless children and youth have access to a free and appropriate public education by removing barriers due to homelessness.
Transition Services and Diploma Options
For information and resources regarding transition planning from high school to post-school adult living and high school graduation requirements/diploma options go to the Transition Resources web page.