Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Welcomes Students and Families to the 2017/18 School Year




Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to welcome students back to class on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Four District schools that follow a year-round calendar – Colbert Museum Magnet, Lake Forest Elementary School, Watkins Elementary School and McNicol Middle School – began on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

To help families prepare for the new school year, BCPS created this online "Back to School" toolkit. Click on the icons below to go directly to the section you would like to review or simply scroll down to see all of the Back to School information. 

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Back to School Online Forms 
Back to School News
Back to School Videos 


Back to School| Back to School Resources

Click the icons and explore a variety of resources available to BCPS Parents.  
Attendance Policy 
Before and After School 
Code of Conduct 
Immunization Information 
Important Contacts 
Microsoft Student Advantage 
Online School Payments 
Opening and Closing Times 
Parent Resources 
Register for School 
School Locator 
Volunteer Opportunities 
Youth Mentoring Program 


Back to School| What's New?   

See What's New in 2017/18


As we count down to the start of school, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is highlighting What’s New in 2017/18. View a list of school and program updates.


Check Out New Menu Items!

The District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department is dedicated to ensuring students have healthy and tasty food choices in their school cafeterias!  

Here's a look at What's New on the Menu in the 2017/18 school year:
  • Chicken Drumsticks (antibiotic free)*
  • Chicken “Snack-atizers” (antibiotic free)* 
  • Stuffed Burgers
  • Edamame Blend Vegetables* 
  • Strawberry Banana Swirls*
  • Walking Tacos (being piloted in middle schools)
  • Buddy Fruits
  • Star-Kist Albacore Tuna 
  • Sabra Hummus
  • Del Monte Baked Beans

Breakfast additions: 
  • Cheese and Minion Grahams*
  • Whole Wheat Pop Tarts and Cheese
  • Oatmeal (pilot)
*Students taste-tested during the District’s 2016/17 Food Show.

Plus, don't forget to power up each school day with a healthy breakfast - offered for free for all students at every District school.  
Breakfast and Lunch Menu 
Free and Reduced Lunch 
Online Meal Payments 


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Free Immunizations

Free Back to School immunization clinics are available across Broward County.  Learn more about upcoming events.

Transportation Open House

The Transportation Open House provides an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about school bus transportation for the 2017/18 school year.  View the Transportation Open House Flyer.
Watch Our Back to School Videos

Getting Ready for the First Day of School

Getting ready for the first day of school is a busy time for families. Watch this brief video for tips on how you can help your child get off to a great start!  

Immunization Information

Does your child need immunizations for school? Watch this brief video for important reminders for parents and guardians.  

Get Involved

Broward County Public Schools encourages parents and guardians to get involved in their child’s education. By working together, we can help all of our students reach their highest potential. Watch our informational video to learn more.  

Anti-Bullying Policy

In 2008, the Broward County School Board became the first school district in Florida to approve an Anti-Bullying Policy. The policy specifically prohibits bullying of or by any District student or employee, with consequences for those acts that meet the definition of bullying as defined in the policy. Watch the informational video to learn more.  

The Code Book for Conduct

Screen-Shot-2017-08-10-at-1-28-27-PM-(1).pngProviding students with safe and secure learning environments is the District’s highest priority. The Code of Student Conduct outlines expectations for students regarding, behavior, attendance, appropriate dress and more.