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Letter To c/o 2020 Students and Parents

Letter To c/o 2020 Students and Parents
Posted on 03/30/2020
Lee County School District SealDear Class of 2020 Parents and Seniors,

During these challenging times, we would like to provide you with as much information as possible to keep you and your senior child informed as we navigate the end of this school year. In an effort to keep the lines of communication open, we will attempt to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions that are coming in from parents and students. We will continue to disseminate information as it becomes available.  

4th QUARTER, STATE ASSESSMENTS, AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

● All public K-12 schools are closed through April 15 th , 2020.
● Beginning March 30 th , Distance Learning will begin for all School District of Lee
County PreK - 12 students. Please click Here for the Distance Learning Plan for
Students and Families.
● Beginning Monday, March 30 th , teacher-directed instruction will be done through
Google Classroom.
● Students WILL receive grades for their classes in the fourth quarter and they will
receive a final report card at the end of the school year.
● Final transcripts will not be available until 4th quarter grades are submitted.
● All remaining state assessments (FSA & EOCs) are cancelled for the 2019-2020
school year.
○ Seniors enrolled in an EOC course (US History, Biology, Algebra and/or
Geometry) will have their course grade averaged without the corresponding
State Exam. The final grade in these courses will be averaged as follows:
■ 50% Semester One + 50% Semester Two
SENIORS ONLY: The 10th grade reading and Algebra 1 EOC test requirements are waived as all statewide assessments and remaining ACT and SAT test dates have
been cancelled. In order to meet graduation requirements, students will need to meet all credit and unweighted GPA requirements .
● School counselors are available for students and parents through CASTLE via Google Classroom.

LATEST COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS (SAT AND ACT)
● SAT ( www.collegeboard.org )
● ACT ( www.act.org )

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP), AICE EXAMS, and  INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) 
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
● The AP Program has developed resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at
home. Please continue to look for updates on the College Board website as it has information pertaining to review materials, test dates and procedures regarding the
2019-2020 testing process.
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
● For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later,
while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.
● The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3rd.
● Beginning on Wednesday, March 25 th , students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The
lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course.
● College Board has updated portfolio submission deadline extensions for AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, Research, and Seminar courses on the website.
 
AICE
● We know that students are extremely concerned about their AICE assessments, particularly as they impact AICE Diplomas.
● Cambridge made the announcement today, March 23 rd , they will not be running international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country, which includes Cambridge International AS & A Level and Cambridge AICE Diploma.
● Cambridge understands that students have been working very hard toward these exams. They will be working with schools to assess students’ achievements using
the best available evidence.
● Students will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programs of study. This will
ensure students do not face a disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances.
● Additional updates are pending from Cambridge and will be shared as available.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
● The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between April 30th and May 22nd for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be
held.
● Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's
coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.
● Full details and FAQs will be sent to schools by March 27 th , 2020 (CET).

BRIGHT FUTURES
At this time, eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships will be based on available data and results; more information will be shared as available.

GRAD BASH, PROM, AND GRADUATION
● Based on current closures and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, “Grad Bash” and other large-group trips are cancelled.
● All school-related activities and events are cancelled through April 15 th . Please monitor www.leeschools.net for further updates
● At this time, the School District of Lee County is still planning to hold commencement exercises for graduation. However, we will continue to follow all CDC and Florida Department of Education guidelines regarding school-related activities and events.
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