ICP Information and Virtual Learning
COVID-19 UPDATE 03-17-20
This is Superintendent Brenda Longshore with an important update on the school district response to COVID-19.
STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASSROOMS POSTPONED THROUGH APRIL 15
Late this afternoon Governor DeSantis announced that students will not return to their school campuses through April 15th, 2020. This return date will be assessed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education as we move closer to that date.
VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION BEGINS MONDAY MARCH 30
Beginning March 30th we will be utilizing virtual learning for the delivery of instruction in Highlands County schools. We have a plan in place as well as mechanisms for delivery. Some aspects are in the final stages of development, however detailed information can be found here:
STATE ASSESSMENTS CANCELLED
Per the direction of Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran, all Florida state assessments are cancelled for the current school year.
SCHOOL RELATED EVENTS CANCELLED
All school-related extra-curricular events are cancelled through Wednesday, April 15th.
This is a rapidly changing situation across the state and I thank you for your patience. We will share information as soon as we receive it and we will keep you informed as new K-12 education directives are given by the Governor and Commissioner of Education.
Superintendent Brenda Longshore
Student Meal Information:
Meals will be served on weekdays beginning Monday, March 23rd, 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at all schools. Students can go to any school to pick up meals.
Two meals will be provided together: lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day.
** Updated Meal Menus **
Virtual learning begins March 30th.
In the wake of the Coronavirus, businesses are offering many free resources for students.
Because instruction will be home based for now, several companies have opened up their wifi free. Here are some resources that are available:
- Comcast- 60 Days free internet. Click here for more info.
- Spectrum- free internet
- Spectrum is offering households with college students or K-12 students who have no Internet or low Internet speeds. Please call 844-488-8395 to get started.
Xfinity Wifi- Click here and see if there are open hot spots near you. In the top navigation click on "Find a Hot Spot" and then the interactive map. Enter your zip code. I would use businesses and avoid private residences.