UPDATE AS OF MARCH 30: The Florida Department of Education has extended school closings in the state until at least April 30. Distance learning will continue until then.
UPDATE AS OF MARCH 17: Per the OCPS website, spring break will be extended. All schools will be closed through April 15 and state testing is canceled. Distance learning to begin March 30. All after-school activities will continue to be suspended until further notice.
“All remaining testing for school readiness, voluntary pre-K and K-12 will be canceled for the school year,” DeSantis said. “Requirements for graduation and promotion and final course grades will be evaluated as though those assessments did not exist.”
Grades for the rest of the school year will not be calculated and the decision if the student moves on to the next grade level or repeats the grade in the 2021 school year is up to each student’s parents, per Governor DeSantis.
The Florida Department of Education has announced that all Florida schools will remain closed through March 30 due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The closures come as a result of new direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The schools will close for an additional week after the normal spring break dates, which are March 16-20.
According to ocps.net, “state testing will also be delayed two weeks and all extracurricular activities will be suspended.”
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