Important Information: October 1, 2020

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October School Calendar

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REMINDER: November 3, Election Day, is a school holiday for all students and staff.  SLPS employees may contact the St. Lucie County Elections Office  at 772-462-1500 if they would like to apply to be  a poll worker on Election Day.

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The last day to register to vote in Florida is Monday, October 5th. You can visit https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home to register online to vote.

To submit an online application, you will need:

  • Your Florida driver license (Florida DL) or Florida identification card (Florida ID card) issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
  • The issued date of your Florida DL or Florida ID card; and
  • The last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN4).

Note: If you do not have any of the information above, you may still use the online system to prefill a voter registration application form. However, you will have to print, sign, and then mail or deliver your completed voter registration application to your county Supervisor of Elections’ office. The phone number for the St. Lucie County Elections Office is 772-462-1500.

To be eligible to register to vote you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be a legal resident of Florida;
  • Be a legal resident of the county in which you seek to be registered;
  • Be at least 16 years old to preregister or at least 18 years old to register and vote;
  • Not be a person who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored; and,
  • Not be a person convicted of a felony without having your right to vote restored.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyber-bullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages. Please visit https://www.stompoutbullying.org/national-bullying-prevention-awareness-month for more information.

October is National Principals Month

National Principals Month is a month-long event that occurs each October, where school leaders are put in the spotlight for their endless commitment to the principalship. Look for our social media campaign where we will recognize all 40 St. Lucie Public Schools Principals

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The first two weeks of October are Disability History and Awareness Weeks

The first two weeks of October are Disability History and Awareness Weeks! Florida Statutes, entitled Disability History and Awareness Instruction, was signed into law in 2008. It requires school districts to designate the first two weeks of October as Disability History and Awareness Weeks and also promotes providing instruction for students in all public schools to expand student knowledge, understanding, and awareness of individuals with disabilities, disability history, and the disability rights movement. Please visit http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/parent-info/disability-history-awareness.stml for more information.

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Florida Moves to Phase Three of Reopening

The move to phase three does not impact any of our current health and safety measures.  St. Lucie Public Schools continues to implement the use of face masks (required), social distancing, frequent hand washing, frequent cleaning, limiting visitors and requiring students and employees to stay home if they are sick.

#SLPSStayHealthTogether

#COVIDStopsWithMe

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Facebook Live on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:00pm

 Previously recorded Facebook Live Events can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4-uYxj_CJ8&feature=youtu.be

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District Laptop Repair Locations

Health and Safety

The health and safety of students and staff are the top priorities of St. Lucie Public Schools. Please continue reading to learn how your family can partner with us to prevent the spread of illness.

Monitor your child’s symptoms daily.  Students MUST stay home from school when they are ill.  Please review our Daily Home Screening for Students tool with your child each day:

English:https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/DailyHomeScreening.pdf

Spanish:https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/DailyHomeScreening-sp.pdf

Haitian Creole: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/DailyHomeScreening-hc.pdf

This Screening tool was developed in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie

Continue practicing healthy hygiene habits to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Review the Let’s Stay Healthy Together Guide for parents and students.

English:https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/lets-stay-healthy-together.pdf

Spanish:https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-Back-to-school-guide-spanishv2.pdf

Haitian Creole:https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-Back-to-school-guide-creole.pdf

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Changes to Free Meals for Students