Job Fair at Atlantic Technical College
Atlantic Technical College and The Department of Equity & Academic Attainment invite you to attend a Job Fair on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Atlantic Technical College, Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus (1701 NW 23rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311). Participants in the job fair will be afforded the opportunity to pursue employment, through completing job applications, conducting interviews and possibly be offered a position on-site. The job fair will connect experienced professionals, skilled workers and talented entry-level individuals with a variety of organizations. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested, get our your business attire and bring plenty of resumes.
Applying for Free / Reduced Lunch
Students' who were receiving free or reduced priced lunch but did not reapply this school year were changed to full pay on Thursday, October 8th. All families are encouraged to complete the online Multi-Child Application for Meal Benefits at www.applyforlunch.com. While you are waiting for your application to be processed, you will need to send lunch or lunch money with your child. Breakfast, however, is free for all students. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the online application, please contact the Food and Nutrition Services department at 754-321-0250.
Friday, October 16th is our next Jeans Day. Jeans Day is a fundraiser for the school where students can donate $1 and wear jeans instead of their uniform pants on that day (no ripped jeans or low hanging jeans allowed.) Students are required to wear uniform tops with their jeans. All proceeds collected from this fundraiser will go towards the students. Jeans Days will be held once or twice a month all school year.
Class Size Mandate & Schedule Changes
On Monday, October 5th, some students will have changes to their schedules due to the mandatory balancing of classes because of the state's class size mandate. In middle school, the limit is 22 students in core classes. In order to meet this mandate, we have to change schedules for some of the students. This will not affect all students. To read the district's message to parents regarding class size, please click here. If you have any questions about your child's schedule, please feel free to contact our guidance office at 754-322-4600.
Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART)
Pursuant to the McKinney-Venot Homeless Education Assistance Act, the School District is required to post public notice of the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness in each school. The Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART) aids in identifying homeless students, removing systemic barriers to their education, including school enrollment; transportation and reassignments; provide them with supplemental academic and counseling case management services as well as linkages to their school social worker while maintaining school as the students stable environment.
For more information on the rights of homeless students, click here. If you believe you may be eligible, contact the local liaison at 754-321-1566 to find out what services and supports may be available.
Required Immunizations for Students Entering 7th Grade
Prior to entering the 7th grade, all students must provide a Florida Certificate of Immunization (DH 680) stating that their immunizations are complete. Please note that in addition to compliance with all other required immunizations, children entering the 7th grade in Florida schools must have received one dose of the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and two doses of the varicella vaccine. Your child may need additional immunizations and/or you may just need to turn in the updated DH 680 form.Read more...