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Help set your child up for success! Learn about the importance of schedules and routines, establishing good study habits, and the multitude of support services available through M-DCPS to meet your child’s needs.

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Resources and Videos for Families of Students in the ESOL Program

Wednesday August 26
Must Watch ( ELL )
Parent
English Language Learners
This website includes resources and videos for families of students in the ESOL program.
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ESE Strategies: Home Strategies for Distance Learning

Friday August 28
Must Watch ( ESE )
Family
Back to School
This video provides families of students with disabilities with strategies they can utilize at home in order to get the most from distance learning. A self-awareness component will involve students enrolled in ESE programs and/or in receipt of ESE services in selecting the strategies that work best for them alongside their parents.
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ESE Prepares: Preparing to Return to School

Friday August 28
Must Watch ( ESE )
Parent
Communication
This videos describes what students with disabilities on modified curriculum and their parents can expect as they return to school. This video is intended for students enrolled in ESE programs.
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ESE Motivates: Keeping your Child Motivated During Distance Learning

Friday August 28
Must Watch ( ESE )
Parent
Back to School
This video provides parents with strategies on how they can support their student with disabilities in staying motivated to work hard and remain engaged during distance learning. The video focuses on keeping students enrolled in ESE programs and/or receiving ESE services motivated during distance learning.
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ESE Connects: Microsoft Accessibility Features and More!

Friday August 28
Must Watch ( ESE )
Family
Back to School
This video introduces families to the accessibility features in the Microsoft Suite of Applications as well as other helpful assistive technology tools to make distance learning a breeze! The video focuses on tools that are useful for both students in ESE programs/receiving ESE services and students in general education as well. Both students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers are welcome watch this video.
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A Day in the Life of My School Online Secondary

Tuesday August 25
Must Watch ( Everyone )
Family
Routines
This video is an overview of a secondary student's daily schedule on My School Online.
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ESE Delivers: ESE Reopen Smart Return Safe

Friday August 28
Must Watch ( ESE )
Family
Back to School
This video provides parents of students in ESE programs and/or in receipt of ESE Services an overview of the resources available to them and their children as we return to school via the My School Online model. It also addresses what parents can expect regarding IEP meetings and evaluations.
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Social Emotional Learning/Growth Mindset

Monday August 24
Must Watch ( Everyone )
Parent
Social Emotional Learning
This video discusses how to promote a "growth mindset" in children.
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Helping Your Child Focus

Thursday August 27
Must Watch ( Everyone )
Parent
Organizational Skills
This video with local experts provides tips on how to help children focus.
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A Day in the Life of My School Online Elementary

Tuesday August 25
Must Watch ( Everyone )
Family
Routines
This video is an overview of an elementary student's daily schedule on My School Online.
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A Day in Pre-K During Distance Learning

Thursday August 27
Must Watch ( PreK )
Family
Pre-K
This video provides prekindergarten families with an overview of what a typical day during distance learning will look like and how to support their child's learning.
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Guide Your Pre-K Child’s Play and Learning at Home

Thursday August 27
Must Watch ( PreK )
Parent
Pre-K
This video helps prekindergarten families understand the importance of learning through play.
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Helping Your Pre-K Child with Writing

Thursday August 27
Must Watch ( PreK )
Parent
Pre-K
This video provides prekindergarten families with guidance on how to support their child with pre-writing skills.
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Student Attendance Procedures

Friday August 28
Must Watch ( Everyone )
Family
Student Attendance
This video provides parents and students with an overview of student attendance procedures for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Communicating Effectively with Your School

Wednesday August 26
Must Watch ( Everyone )
Parent
Communication
This session will provide families with tips for effective communication with their child's teacher and school.
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e-Tips for Students & Families

Monday August 24
Recommended
Parent
Back to School
Compilation of e-Tips for student success
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Back to School Online Resources

Monday August 24
Recommended
Family
Back to School
Web page with 8 PDF attachments related to back to school with over 50 links to resources
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Homework Help

Friday August 28
Recommended
Family
Organizational Skills
This video provides parents with tips for helping students with homework.
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Transition to Senior High School

Monday August 24
Recommended
Parent
Schools Routines
This pre-recorded video from Synergy 2020 helps families prepare for the high school experience.
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Transition to Middle School

Monday August 24
Recommended
Family
Schools Routines
This pre-recorded video from Synergy 2020 helps families prepare for the middle school experience.
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Support for Students and Families Living in Unstable Housing

Thursday August 27
Recommended
Family
Project UP-START
Project UP-START, under the Department of Title I Administration, is the Education Program for Children and Youth living in unstable housing in Miami-Dade. This video describes how the program assists schools with the identification, enrollment, and attendance of students in transition to help ensure their successful academic achievement.
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Transition to Kindergarten

Monday August 24
Recommended
Parent
Schools Routines
This video helps families prepare children for the first day of kindergarten.
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