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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.

Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Developmental Screenings Announced

Beginning this school year, professionals from the early childhood community are coming together to provide developmental screenings for children, from newborns to the age of 5. The screenings will begin the process to determine if your child is eligible for services that may be helpful in increasing their success upon entering school. Screenings for vision, hearing, speech, language, behavior, and overall development will be provided by appointment. Screenings locations and dates are provided below.

9/25 – Bartow First Assembly

10/23 – Medulla Baptist Church

11/13 – Highland Park Church of the Nazarene, Lakeland

12/11 – St. Ann Catholic Church, Haines City

1/22 – First Baptist Church of Lake Alfred

2/26 – Harmony Baptist Church, Lakeland

3/11 – First Presbyterian Church, Lake Wales

4/22 – First Baptist Church, Auburndale

5/27 – First Baptist Church, Winter Haven

6/24 – Palmetto Elementary, Poincianna

For further information, click here for the flyer, or to schedule an appointment, please call 863-647-4258.


Florida Department of Education Announces New Website

The Florida Department of Education has created a new website entitled, which provides Florida Standards aligned student tutorials and resources for grades K-12 in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Civics. Additional tutorials are being added.

Agencies and Organizations Resources Page

Have you looked at our extensive resources pages? Click here to go to our Agencies and Organizations Resources page. The second gray box In the left hand column contains additional resources.

ESE Parent Calendar

Date: Event: Notes:

Polk ESE Advisory Meeting, ESE 101 - Supports and Services

Parent, staff and community agencies are invited to learn about supports and services.

LAT teams, SEDNET, Inclusion vs. Self Contained, IEP vs. 504, FDLRS, Child Find, Mental Health, Tutoring, Early Steps, ABSTs, Staffing Specialists, OT, PT & SLP, LEAs, Due Process vs. State Compliant, Statute Updates, Accommodations vs. Modifications, and more!

9 - 11 AM, Emergency Management Center, 1890 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880


6 - 8 PM, Jim Miles Professional Development Center, 4270 Wallace Road, Lakeland, FL 33812