Seminole County Extends Virtual School Registration Period

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Florida. – Seminole County Public Schools is giving parents an extra week to enroll their students in Seminole County Virtual School.

The new deadline for the virtual school program for the 2021-2022 school year is Friday, August 6 at 3 p.m.

The district had previously said the registration period had expired, but it was reopening registration “in response to family concerns.”

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The school district wants parents to know that enrollment in SCVS will result in removal from their child’s current school, and students enrolled in SCVS full-time cannot be transferred out of SCVS except at the end of a semester or a school year. The district also wanted parents to know that SCVS is not the same as Seminole Connect.

“Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to offer this extended enrollment period to families as they navigate these uncertain times,” the district said in a statement.

Masks and face coverings will be optional in the upcoming school year.

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“Wearing a mask for the 2021-22 school year is voluntary for students and staff”, official school district reopening plan bed, in part. “Adults (who) have not been vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask.”

However, officials said plans could change if necessary.

“The council and district plan to continuously monitor the situation each month and will maintain flexibility in the event that pivoting/change course becomes necessary,” the spokesperson told News 6 in a statement regarding the district mask policy.

In its latest guidelines, the CDC recommends that all students and teachers wear masks in class, regardless of their vaccination status.

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The first day of school for Seminole County students is August 10.

Click here for SCVS registration.

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