Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered all schools in Florida to be closed through April 15th due to concerns about coronavirus. More information is available on our Coronavirus Information page.

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Setup for Success

To be prepared, we are asking every student, parent and teacher to know their Edsby account username and password and for every student to also know his or her Clever account username and password. Please use either Chrome, Safari, or Firefox to access these resources.

Instructions for accessing Edsby (for student assignments, grades and parent-teacher communication)
Instructions for accessing Clever (for online textbooks and learning software)

More information is available on our Coronavirus Information page.

Call Hotlines Number Operation Times Days of Operation
eLearning Support (813) 272-4785 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Technology Support (813) 272-4786 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Mental Health Support (813) 272-4787 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
General Questions (813) 272-4788 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
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Coronavirus Updates:

  • eLearning Overview for Parents - March 22, 2020

    Hillsborough County Schools is here to work with you. You need to know that learning will continue to take place online. Set Up for Success week is March 23-27, where our teachers and parents can get comfortable with eLearning, finalize lesson plans and get access to devices and computers. Classwork during Set Up for Success week will not be graded. Graded work and full eLearning will begin statewide on Monday, March 30.

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  • Set Up for Success Week – Coronavirus Update - March 20, 2020

    Next week is Set Up for Success Week!

    As we shift our education online, we are dedicating the week of March 23–March 27 to making sure our students, families and teachers set up to succeed with online learning.

    Next week is Set Up for Success Week in Hillsborough Schools. Teachers will be connecting with their students online and providing exciting ways to start eLearning—while families get comfortable with our eLearning tools Edsby and Clever, set up a schedule at home with dedicated learning time and set up a place at home where students can concentrate on learning.

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The well-being of our students and staff is our top priority.

Our school health personnel are in constant contact with the Florida Department of Health about health concerns across our country and around the world, including the flu and coronavirus.

Our district’s current proactive preparations encompass three main areas: Physical, Medical and Educational

PHYSICAL

Our School Campuses
  • Two shipments of disinfecting wipes have been delivered to our schools for classroom spot cleaning. Custodial crews have separate supplies for disinfecting.
  • Our schools are focusing extra cleaning in areas where the virus is most likely spread as our custodial crews apply the cleaning methods they use during flu season.
  • Large Scale outside vendors are on stand-by, who can deep-clean classrooms or entire schools. These are the vendors cleansing Farnell Middle School and the 21 school buses that service Farnell.
  • Hand dispensers have been installed at every school and on every school bus.

MEDICAL

Preventing Disease Spread
  • Under guidance from the Department of Education and Florida Health Department, anyone who travels out of the country or on a cruise MUST self-isolate for 14 days upon return. This means no going to school or work.
  • Based on recommendations from the Florida Department of Education, until further notice, our district is canceling all planned school-sponsored trips outside Florida for district operated schools if they involve air travel.
  • Enforcing proper cleanliness procedures to our students. Showing a district-produced video on morning shows so students can be aware of healthy procedures.
  • Ensuring protocols are in place so every school and school nurse can get fast answers from experts.

EDUCATIONAL

Ensuring Learning Continues
  • Directing teachers to post assignments on our Edsby website so students who miss school can keep up with classroom lessons.
  • Encouraging parents to know their students’ Edsby and Clever logins.
  • Posting grade-appropriate instruction on Clever so students can get additional educational resources provided to them in the event of a school closure.

If a case is detected, some possible steps we may take, guided by the Florida Department of Health, include:

  • Having a specific classroom or group of students stay home or be otherwise isolated
  • Isolation of students within a school, minimizing large gatherings
  • Closure of a school (this is a last resort)
  • Surveys sent into the community to determine relatives and others who may be infected
  • The Florida Department of Health would take over and direct any larger response
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