Date looming for reopening of Hendry Schools

HENDRY COUNTY — The reopening plan for Hendry County Schools was approved, due to the State’s deadline for submittal looming over the board as they worked hard to make the best, safest decisions for children and staff. Changes to the plan are sure to be made, as meetings continue. For now, Aug. 17, is set […]

Palm Beach County schools ask parents to fill out questionnaire

WEST PALM BEACH — Now that school is set to begin on Monday, Aug. 31, with distance learning, the Palm Beach County School District is asking parents and guardians to share their children’s needs while in distance learning, as well as what their plans are for their child or children when campuses are able to […]

Dr. Timothy Moore selected as IRSC’s fourth president

By Suzanne SeldesIndian River State College The Indian River State College District Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Timothy Moore, Chief Science Officer at MagPlasma and Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Probaxstra Inc., to become the College’s next president. The decision was finalized on Wednesday, July 22, by a unanimous vote of the Trustees. […]

State Farm offers a Virtual Back to School Drive

OKEECHOBEE — Many organizations and parents get ready during the summer to have their kids go back to school in the fall. With COVID-19, schools will probably look very different this year. There will also be a greater need for school supplies for students and teachers. To help families, students and teachers, State Farm Agent […]

Okeechobee schools to start Aug. 17

OKEECHOBEE- Students in Okeechobee will be starting the school year one week later than originally planned. At their meeting on July 23 The Okeechobee County School Board approved a plan to move the school start date from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17. The move was recommended by superintendent Ken Kenworthy and will allow more time […]

Virtual Extended School Year engages more than 6,000 students

School District of Palm Beach CountySpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News WEST PALM BEACH — More than 6,000 students in the School District of Palm Beach County have been continuing their learning virtually this summer through Extended School Year (ESY). “ESY is super -crucial to prevent loss of skill. I think that, given the situation, […]

Palm Beach County’s new back-to-school date is Aug. 31

WEST PALM BEACH — The 2020-21 school year will begin for students on Monday, Aug. 31, in Palm Beach County School District-operated schools. The School Board voted unanimously on July 22 to delay the start date by three weeks, allowing more time to prepare for the start of school, which will launch with distance learning. […]

A letter for Palm Beach County parents and guardians

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The following letter was sent on behalf of Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy to parents and staff: Hello parents, guardians, and team Palm Beach, I hope this letter finds you, and your family, in good health. I’m reaching out to update you on the District’s reopening plans for the start of the […]

Perez replaces Foster in MHMHS principal’s chair

MOORE HAVEN — There was a changing of the guard and the nameplate in the main office at Moore Haven Middle-High School last week. The school’s principal for the past few years, Janice Foster, retired effective June 30, and Assistant Principal Rosa Perez took over Wednesday, July 1. There was occasion to catch them both […]

Hendry County schools calendar update

• Students will report to school on Aug. 17. • Teachers will report to school on Aug. 3. • Paraprofessionals will report to school on Aug. 10. • Both traditional and distance learning options for students will begin on Aug. 17.