BTU wants you to be safe and protect yourself in this ever-evolving learning environment, so we're sharing some strategies for success. As always, if you have questions, contact your field staff representative directly for an answer. Click here for a list of field reps by school.

FAQs for
Face Coverings

Discusses the options for discipine for students not wearing masks. (VIEW)

Health
Self-Assessment
Checklist

In order to enter Broward County Public Schools facilities, all students, parents/caregivers, and employees should answer these self-assessment questions at home each morning prior to coming to school or work (VIEW)

Attendance
Reference

This reference sheet contains the latest attendance codes to be used in Phase 2. (VIEW)
COVID-19
Self Awareness
Training

Overview of best practices presented to the Board (VIEW)
Phase 2 
FAQs

Acadademics, Athletics, Meals, Transportation, and more. (VIEW)
Plexiglass
Air Purifiers

Information from the district about your purchase of Plexiglass Shields and Air Purifiers
(VIEW)
Classroom  Return and
at Home Schedule

Who reports when? (VIEW)

RevisedSchool Calendar

Revised School Calendar showing new planning and early release days (VIEW)
Face Coverings Broward's Face Covering Policies (VIEW)

ESE FAQ

ESE Frequently Asked Questions (VIEW)
TDLP
  • Information about Temporary Distance Learning Plans for Students with Disabilities for the 2020-21 school year (VIEW)

  • 5 HOURS ... REALLY?
  • In answer to a lot of questions on the topic, it is NOT BTU's position, nor did we agree with any requirement for you to be on camera for 5 hours straight on any instructional day.

  • When students are in class, you are obligated to leave your computer on and be near it at all times so that you can monitor chat and keep your class open. Your camera does not need to be on when students are in small groups or are working on a project.

    For more information see #8 in eLearning MOU.

  • DISCIPLINE ONLINE
  • Remember: the same discipline matrix that applies to in-person teaching applies to e-learning. If a student does something that is against the Student Code of Conduct, you should follow the usual matrix. This includes audio or video disruptions (MORE).

  • Contact your administrator for guidance on what to do if someone other than a student interrupts your lesson. Remember that you can always mute or remove someone if necessary.

  • YOUR BROADCAST...
    ...WHO'S WATCHING?
  • Always realize that when you turn on your camera, you are broadcasting to anyone who happens to be in the same room or same household. You cannot see what is not captured by the student's camera, so you have no way of controlling who sees, hears or videos the screen. Conduct yourself as if you are appearing live on national TV.

  • Along the same lines, be mindful of your work space. Make sure you know what is visible in the background. You may want to do a trial run with a colleague or friend to test this. Protect your privacy!

  • USE OF
    CELL PHONES
  • NO cell phone or other personal technology may be used for communication purposes except under the direction of a teacher or administrator for instructional purposes. (MORE).

  • RECORDING LESSONS ...
    ... WHO MAY/MAY NOT?
    ... WHO HAS TO?
  • Your lessons may NOT be recorded by a student or someone else. It is against the law for anyone to record you without your express permission. It is a good idea to let parents and students know, in writing, that you cannot be recorded as you are teaching unless you have given permission to do so (MORE).

  • You have a right to, BUT ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO, self-record your lessons.

  • INTERACTION ...
    ... WHO'S THERE?
  • When you are interacting with individual students or instructing the entire class, make sure they turn on their video camera to verify that you are speaking to them, not anyone else.

  • Be mindful of what is being said in the Chat session! It is your responsibility to monitor the chat while you are delivering a lesson and to follow normal protocol if a student writes something inappropriate or offensive.

  • TURN OFF ALL SESSIONS AT END OF CLASS!
  • Always turn off your meeting AND breakout rooms at the end of each class. Teams does NOT shut off all sessions automatically. You must close every open Teams session before beginning a new one.