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Welcome

Schools are to ensure that students with disabilities are provided access to all school functions, including but not limited to pep rallies, assemblies, dances, field trips and grade level meetings, as well as classroom extracurricular activities including but not limited to class activities, field trips, etc. Equal access to information about such activities is required by Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If a school has daily announcements, all activities announced shall be published in the daily announcement. Principals will designate a staff member at their school site to oversee publishing all activities in the daily announcement and to provide a written copy of the daily announcements to teachers of students with disabilities to send home on a daily basis. If any activity is not placed in the daily announcements, written notification of that activity will be provided to teachers of students with disabilities to send home on a daily basis.

To go to the FDLRS Parent Services page, click here.

Parent Survey

Florida's 2014-15 ESE Parent Survey has Started

Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child's school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child's education. All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The survey is open until May 31, and can be completed by going to www.esesurvey.com or you may request a paper survey from your child's school. You may access the survey by scanning the QR code in this article. You may click this link for a flyer.

Make your voice heard!

Free Tax Preparation

There is a FREE online and in-person federal and state tax preparation through MyFreeTaxes.com, which is open to eligible taxpayers with earnings of $60,000 or less in 2014 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In partnership with United Way Worldwide and Goodwill Industries International and sponsored by the Walmart Foundation, National Disability Institute is proud to be a part of the MyFreeTaxes Partnership. MyFreeTaxes.com allows taxpayers to self-file for free using a simple step-by-step process that includes free telephone, email and online chat support in English and Spanish from IRS-certified specialists.

ESE Parent Advisory Council

Information coming soon.

ESE Parent Calendar

Date: Event: Notes:
3/7

Children's Art Program

Tinia Clark has been involved with therapeutic art instruction for individuals with Alzheimer's and autism. She has developed easy to teach art projects for children with special needs. The class is offered at not cost and siblings are welcome.

St. David's Episcopal Church

10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Please register with Tinia at sidestreetartbeat@gmail.com or call 863-224-8557.

145 E. Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803

3/10

Parents of Students with Disabilities Parent Support Group

Parents & guardians of students with disabilities interested in sharing ideas, experiences & support with others are invited.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Click here for flyer.

11:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.

Facilitated by Cheryl Marino, LCSW (School Social Worker and parent)

630 Pope Avenue, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Registration not required, but e-mail confirmation of interest to cheryl.marino@polk-fl.net would be appreciated.

3/12

Bureau Chief Monica Verra-Tirado, Ed.D, is coming Polk County to discuss Senate Bills 850 and 1108.

Click here for flyer.

Parents: 9:00 to 11:00AM, Tenoroc High School

District Staff: 1:00 to 3:00PM, Tenoroc High School

Parents & Staff: 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Jim Miles Professional Development Center

Tenoroc High School, 4905 Saddle Creek Road, Lakeland, FL 33801

Jim Miles Professional Development Center, 5204 US Hwy 98 South, Lakeland, Fl 33813

3/17 Applications are due for the Deliver the Dream family retreat for families who have a child with cerebral palsy. Click here for the application.
3/21

Free all day Parent University

Guest speakers, lots of learning, and informational sessions for parents. Free transportation and lunch for registered parents. Registration opening soon.

Tenoroc High School

Click here for flyer.

7:45 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Facilitated by Polk County Title 1 Schools.

4905 Saddle Creek Road, Lakeland, FL 33801

Parent Centers website

Parent University website

3/21

Children's Art Program

Tinia Clark has been involved with therapeutic art instruction for individuals with Alzheimer's and autism. She has developed easy to teach art projects for children with special needs. The class is offered at not cost and siblings are welcome.

St. David's Episcopal Church

10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Please register with Tinia at sidestreetartbeat@gmail.com or call 863-224-8557.

145 E. Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803

4/4

Children's Art Program

Tinia Clark has been involved with therapeutic art instruction for individuals with Alzheimer's and autism. She has developed easy to teach art projects for children with special needs. The class is offered at not cost and siblings are welcome.

St. David's Episcopal Church

10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Please register with Tinia at sidestreetartbeat@gmail.com or call 863-224-8557.

145 E. Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803

4/14

Parents of Students with Disabilities Parent Support Group

Parents & guardians of students with disabilities interested in sharing ideas, experiences & support with others are invited.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Click here for flyer.

11:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.

Facilitated by Cheryl Marino, LCSW (School Social Worker and parent)

630 Pope Avenue, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Registration not required, but e-mail confirmation of interest to cheryl.marino@polk-fl.net would be appreciated.

4/15 Applications are due for the Deliver the Dream family retreat for families who have a child with a genetic syndrome. Click here for the application.
4/18

Children's Art Program

Tinia Clark has been involved with therapeutic art instruction for individuals with Alzheimer's and autism. She has developed easy to teach art projects for children with special needs. The class is offered at not cost and siblings are welcome.

St. David's Episcopal Church

10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Please register with Tinia at sidestreetartbeat@gmail.com or call 863-224-8557.

145 E. Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803

4/30

Agency Awareness Meeting for Families of Students with Disabilities, hosted by Lakeland High School Career Experience Program

Many agencies have been invited to attend. Valuable information, door prizes, and free food await attenders.

Click here for flyer.

Lakeland Senior High School (cafeteria)

Please use the new highway 98 entrance across from Lake Bonny Park.

6:00 - 8:30 PM

 

726 Hollingsworth Road, Lakeland, FL 33801

Please use the new entrance across from Lake Bonny Park.

For further information, contact Sandy Pearlwitz at (863)499-2900, ext. 2750.

5/5 Applications are due for the Deliver the Dream family retreat for families who have a child with a blood disorder. Click here for the application.
5/12

Parents of Students with Disabilities Parent Support Group

Parents & guardians of students with disabilities interested in sharing ideas, experiences & support with others are invited.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Click here for flyer.

11:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.

Facilitated by Cheryl Marino, LCSW (School Social Worker and parent)

630 Pope Avenue, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Registration not required, but e-mail confirmation of interest to cheryl.marino@polk-fl.net would be appreciated.

TBA

Exceptional Student Education Advisory Council

Polk County Emergency Management Center FR05

9:00 - 11:00 A.M.

1890 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880

Email Laura Taft or call 863-647-4258 for further information.

6/24

Applications are due for the Deliver the Dream family retreat for families who have experienced the death of a loved one.

There are several other upcoming retreats which run through November. The same application covers all camps.

Click here for the application.