Parent Tech Tips (Nov. 19, 2022)
Posted on 11/19/2022
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Florida Family Engagement Month - Tell us your story 

 The Florida Department of Education and the School Board of Orange County have declared November, Family Engagement in Education Month. This is a time to celebrate the crucial role parents and families play in their child’s education. 

View an English calendar of activities.

View a Spanish calendar of activities.

When schools work with families, children are more resilient in the face of challenges and motivated to succeed, not just in school, but throughout life. Help us build an OCPS oral history by sharing your family's story of resilience! Recording and sharing stories helps children develop a sense of identity as part of a community with a shared history. Stories will be available to use as an inspiration to OCPS students.

Checking student progress reports and missing assignments

Progress Reports for the second marking period were released in the OCPS Parent Portal’s Skyward Family Access App Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Review your child’s progress report with them. Watch this video to learn how to view it online, and check for missing assignments, which when not submitted, can result in a lower overall grade. Watch this video to learn how to check missing assignments.

Record your story!

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Free online tutoring options

After reviewing your child’s Progress Report, you may decide that your child would benefit from additional support. There are two online tutoring options available to ALL OCPS families.

Brainfuse offers FREE tutoring for multiple K-12 subjects

Every day students can receive FREE online tutoring and homework help! Access through the Orange County Library System Virtual Library Card’s Brainfuse app on LaunchPad.

 Tutoring Hours: 2 - 11 p.m.

Live tutors are available in English and Spanish to help your student in a variety of subject areas.  View the directions on how to access Brainfuse Live Tutoring. You can also find the information on the OCPS Current Families site under Help at Home.

OCPS FREE peer tutoring for grades 6-12 mathematics

 OCPS provides online math tutoring, through Microsoft Teams, to middle and high school students. Students in need of help will receive tutoring from high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a high level of math achievement in the classroom and on state and national exams.

 Tutoring Hours

Monday -Thursday, 3 - 9 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 4 p.m.

 If tutoring is needed outside of these hours the Minority Achievement Office will work with students and tutors on an individual basis to meet their needs. Tutoring occurs weekly on a quarter or semester basis.

Register today!

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Families stories reading challenge


Time to gather ‘round! November is Family Stories Month, when we celebrate our histories and stories passed down from generations. Tales of laughter, adventure and love can carry us through the years. Record your own origin story, listen to stories from loved ones, and read books about families of all shapes and sizes. Log your reading and activities in the Beanstack app on LaunchPad to earn badges throughout the challenge.


Beanstack Instructions

Beanstack How-To Video | English

Beanstack How-To Video | Spanish

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Join us for a family STEM night with the Orlando Science Center. Register for the event.


Save the dates for three more Virtual Mini-Academies: 

 HBCU College Admission Panel, Friday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.

 Learn Where You Live: OCPS Knows B.E.S.T, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.

 Dealing with Challenges and Community Resources for Multilingual Families, Thursday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m

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