FOCUS Parent Portal F.A.Q.

What is FOCUS Parent Portal?

FOCUS Parent Portal is a web-based tool for parents to monitor their student's progress throughout the school year. FOCUS Parent Portal provides the following information:

  • Attendance summaries
  • Grading and transcript summaries
  • Class assignments

Who Should Use FOCUS Parent Portal?

FOCUS Parent Portal is available to all CCPS students PK- 12. Accounts are only available to students and parents or guardians.

How do I create an account?

Contact your student's school to receive log-in information. If you have students in multiple grade levels or schools, you only need to contact one school. The FOCUS Parent Portal will link families automatically.

What happens when my child moves to another school?

FOCUS Parent Portal accounts roll over from year to year, so when your child moves from middle school to high school, you do not have to create a new account. Also, if your student moves to another school in our district, your account will be updated with the new school information.

I can't remember my password!

If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact the your student's school.

How do I log in to the FOCUS Parent Portal?

Use the following link to access the FOCUS Parent Portal once you have received your log-in information from your student's school.

https://focus.yourcharlotteschools.net

How do I use FOCUS Parent Portal?

The following tutorial video has been provided for general navigation instruction.

Click to Watch Video

Having Problems?

If you are experiencing problems with logging in, or navigating the site or if you have a question about your students information, such as grades or attendance, please contact your student's school and/or teacher.

EDIS Family Portal

Family Portal allows parents and guardians to analyze data and collaborate with teachers and administrators, all in one place, while using any device. Family Portal provides data analysis, problem solving, and collaboration in academics, behavior, attendance, interventions, and much more.

  • Family Portal automatically integrates with many data sources allowing parents and guardians to have a centralized location to access virtually anything related to their child's progress.

Easy Access

  • Located on the district website, and also accessible from the FOCUS Portal. Family members are able to log into Family Portal with the same username and password as FOCUS.
  • Family Portal collaboration features allow families to get alerts, messages, and notifications via email or text messages.
  • Family Portal provides a tool for parents and guardians to communicate in their home language. Family Portal software automatically translates all communication in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.

All In One Place!

  • Math
  • English/Language Arts
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Social Studies
  • District Assessments
  • State Assessments
  • Grades
  • GPA
  • College/Career Readiness
  • Attendance
  • Behavior
  • Engagement
  • Indicators
  • Intervention Data
  • Formative
  • Assessments
  • Assignments

Parent Involvement

The Importance of Parent Involvement

The importance of parent involvement in a child's school success cannot be overemphasized. A growing body of research provides evidence that a parent's involvement in his/her child's education affects the child's academic achievement 1. Other research findings support a direct relationship between parent involvement and children's reading improvement 2. Furthermore, parent involvement requirements in federal laws such as No Child Left Behind require schools receiving federal funds to strengthen their educational partnerships with parents. Additionally, Florida's legislation on family-school partnership (1002.23 F.S.) requires school districts to provide information to parents that will help parents be more involved with their children's education.

Charlotte County Title 1 schools seek to strengthen their partnership with parents through various opportunities for parent involvement. These include such activities as participating in the Family Reading Experience at the Family Resource Centers, attending family science or math nights, providing input as members of school planning teams or School Advisory Committees, or developing school parent involvement plans.

1 Henderson, A. & Mapp, K. (2002). A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. Austin, TX: National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools.

2 Lin, Q. (2003). Research Digest: Parent Involvement and Early Literacy.


Parents Right to Know
Title I School Parent Survey Report

Family Resource Center

One of the opportunities for parents to function as partners with the school in their child's literacy development is through participation in the Family Reading Experience (FRE), formerly called the Book Checkout Program. The Family Reading Experience centers on a twice weekly book checkout activity at Title I family resource centers. A parent involvement paraprofessional operates each center. The atmosphere in the parent center is designed to be parent-friendly and encourage parent-staff and parent-child conversations. Each center is stocked with a wide variety of leveled and chapter books, including books in Spanish at schools serving Hispanic families.

Parents check out books for and with their children, depending on the child's age and learning level. Staff members give parents guidance for reading with their children, including how to help the child use reading strategies. The FRE staff also assists parents in choosing the appropriate book level for their child. As part of the experience, each child selects a "keeper" book that he or she can take home to help build a family home library.

The program has been recognized for helping parents work with their children, having received the Teacher-Parent Engagement Through Partnership award from the MetLife Foundation.

District Parent Involvement Policy

Each school year Charlotte County is required to develop a Parent Involvement Policy that guides parental involvement activities conducted in the school district.

Each Title I school has a school Parent Involvement Plan. The links will connect you to your Title 1 school's plan for activities designed to increase parental involvement.

 

Student Registration - Guidelines and Procedures

Students entering kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before September 1st. Call the school for a registration appointment.

A parent or guardian must accompany a student under eighteen (18) years of age to register at a school. Florida law requires the following:

  1. Written proof of current residence address
    (e.g. recent utility bill, water, electric, mortgage or lease agreement).
    (A driver's license is not an acceptable proof of residency)
    Parents of students lacking a permanent or regular home are asked to complete an affidavit of residency form (Appendix 17) when they register at the school.
  2. Proof of date of birth - need one of the following:
    • Certified copy of birth certificate.
    • Baptismal certificate showing date of birth and place of baptism, with parent's sworn affidavit.
    • Insurance policy on child which has been in force at least two (2) years.
    • Bible record of child's birth with parent's sworn affidavit.
    • Passport or certificate of arrival in U.S.
    • School record, at least four (4) years prior, showing date of birth.
    • Parent's sworn affidavit accompanied by a certificate of examination from a health officer verifying the child's age.
  3. Proof of immunization - All students enrolled in the school district of Charlotte County shall be required to present a certificate of immunization for those communicable diseases for which immunization is required by the Florida Department of Health.

    Charlotte County Health Departments

    Englewood:
    6868 San Casa Rd.
    Englewood, FL 34224
    (941) 681-3750
    Port Charlotte:
    1100 Loveland Blvd
    Port Charlotte, FL 33980
    (941) 624-7200
  4. Physical exam within the previous twelve (12) months signed and dated by a physician.
  5. You should also bring:
    • Name and address of previous school(s) attended.
    • Any available information from previous school(s) such as report cards, transcripts or student participation in special programs.
    • Student Social Security Number (optional). Bring card with you, it will become student identification number. Click here for the SSN Disclosure Notice.
    • Proof of Custody. If a single parent is separated, divorced, or if other custodial situation exists, a copy of legal residential custody document will be requested.
    • If student is residing with a caregiver that does not have legal custody or student is abandoned by custodial parent, the Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit (Appendix 18) will be requested.

Controlled Open Enrollment (School Choice)

School attendance zones permit parents to enroll their children in a school other than the one to which they have been assigned. The choice must be made each year during the months of February and March. The change will become effective at the start of the next school year. Parents or guardians requesting a student reassignment at any time other than in February or March must complete an application for submittal to the District Hardship Committee. Please note that transportation is not provided for reassignment requests.

For more information or for a list of schools currently at capacity (closed), please call or email Mike Desjardins, at Charlotte County Public Schools (941) 255-0808.

February/March Controlled Open Enrollment

  • During February/March Controlled Open Enrollment, any child of school age who resides in Charlotte County may apply to attend a school out of his/her assigned attendance zone as long as that school is not at capacity enrollment.
  • The appropriate reassignment form to be completed for the February/March Controlled Open Enrollment Window is the Student Reassignment Notification form. Parents may obtain this form from any public school within the district, Murdock District Office, or the CCPS website.
  • The Student Reassignment Notification form must be submitted to obtain a student reassignment and is accepted only during the months of February/March. This is the only time that reassignment requests are guaranteed, unless school boundaries are at capacity.
  • A random lottery, to be conducted during the first two weeks of April, will be used in situations where there are more requests than available seats at a particular school.
  • Out-of-County students may not supplant In-County students at any point in the Controlled Open Enrollment process.

Controlled Open Enrollment Chart
2017 - 2018 School Year

Table Scrolls if Necessary.

School Programmatic
Capacity
Actual
Enrollment
Available
Capacity
Elementary Schools
Deep Creek 839 666 173
Kindergarten - Closed
East 817 728 89
Kingsway 659 600 39
Liberty 639 605 34
Meadow Park 767 737 30
Myakka River 633 532 101
Neil Armstrong 787 752 35
Peace River 793 637 156
Sallie Jones 681 654 27
Vineland 800 591 209
Elementary programmatic capacity numbers have been adjusted to address exceptional student education needs.
Middle Schools
L.A. Ainger 947 626 321
Murdock 818 705 113
Port Charlotte 1000 828 172
Punta Gorda 1242 1144 98
High Schools
Charlotte 1736 1967 None
Lemon Bay 1285 1196 89
Port Charlotte 1840 1618 222
Please note that student reassignment numbers are factored into the Available Capacity column.
Charter Schools
FSW Collegiate High School 415 380 35
Babcock Ranch Neighborhood School 124 112 TBD
Each charter school governing board shall determine capacity based upon its charter school contract.
  • In addition to the February/March Open Enrollment, parents of kindergarten students have the option of Controlled Open Enrollment by completing a Student Reassignment Notification form during Kindergarten Round-up during the months of April/May.
  • If a high school student is reassigned, it must be in accordance with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) rules. Student athletes will be asked to complete an "Affidavit of Compliance with the FHSAA Policy on Athletic Recruiting".
  • Upon recommendation of the principals and the review and approval of the Hardship Committee, a student may be returned to the assigned school in his/her attendance area at the beginning of the next grading period for the following reasons: discipline and/or attendance problems; other changes in circumstances. (School Board Rule 5120)
February/March Controlled Open Enrollment Guidelines

Enrollment For Months Other Than February/March

  • School attendance zones permit parents to enroll their children in a school other than the one to which they have been assigned. The choice must be made each year during the months of February/March and will become effective at the start of the next school year.
  • Parents or guardians requesting a student reassignment at any time other than in February/March must complete an application for submittal to the District Hardship Committee.
  • During any month except February/March, parents may submit an Application for Student Reassignment if they wish to move their child to a school outside their district as long as that school is not at capacity enrollment.
  • Parents new to the county who missed the February/March Open Enrollment period and choose an out-of-district school for the next school may apply.
  • Parents must always start the reassignment process at the school of residence.
  • No child will be reassigned to a school that is at capacity.
  • Parents may obtain an Application for Student Reassignment from any school, Murdock District Office, or CCPS Website.
  • The Application for Student Reassignment must be submitted to the Office of the Director of Student Services for review by the Hardship Committee.
  • The principal of your child's assigned school must sign the Application for Student Reassignment in the space referred to as Sending Principal.
  • After obtaining the Sending Principal's signature, parents must obtain the signature of the principal of the school which is being requested, referred to as Receiving Principal.
  • Students will be able to change schools after the Hardship Committee's approval at the start of the next grading period.

In-County Reassignments

Students residing within Charlotte County may, subject to the policies and procedures of the School Board, attend any school within the District under the procedures outlined in the reassignment request form. The School District shall have full and complete authority in the matter of the assignment and placement of students in educational programs.

In-County Reassignment Application

Athletic participation will be governed by the rules of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Click here to fill out the application of compliance regarding athletic recruiting (GA4).

Out-Of-County Reassignments

Students residing outside of Charlotte County may, subject to the policies and procedures of the School Board, apply for reassignment under the procedures outlined in the Out-of-County application.

Out-Of-County Reassignment Application

February/March Controlled Open Enrollment Guidelines

In-County Reassignments:

If your student is currently on reassignment to a school other than his/her assigned geographic school, you no longer have to renew each February/March. Your student will remain on that school's roster until your student has completed the highest grade level offered at that school.

During these months, you may select any school in our district as your student's home school as long as that school is not at capacity enrollment. If you decide to select a school other than your assigned geographic school for your student to attend, be careful to note that transportation will not be provided.

We have some schools that are closed to this reassignment option as they are currently at capacity enrollment. The schools and grades currently at capacity are listed below.

Controlled Open Enrollment Chart
2017 - 2018 School Year

Table Scrolls if Necessary.

School Programmatic
Capacity
Actual
Enrollment
Available
Capacity
Elementary Schools
Deep Creek 839 666 173
Kindergarten - Closed
East 817 728 89
Kingsway 659 600 39
Liberty 639 605 34
Meadow Park 767 737 30
Myakka River 633 532 101
Neil Armstrong 787 752 35
Peace River 793 637 156
Sallie Jones 681 654 27
Vineland 800 591 209
Elementary programmatic capacity numbers have been adjusted to address exceptional student education needs.
Middle Schools
L.A. Ainger 947 626 321
Murdock 818 705 113
Port Charlotte 1000 828 172
Punta Gorda 1242 1144 98
High Schools
Charlotte 1736 1967 None
Lemon Bay 1285 1196 89
Port Charlotte 1840 1618 222
Please note that student reassignment numbers are factored into the Available Capacity column.
Charter Schools
FSW Collegiate High School 415 380 35
Babcock Ranch Neighborhood School 124 112 TBD
Each charter school governing board shall determine capacity based upon its charter school contract.

Out-of-County Reassignments:

It is time to complete an Out-of-County Reassignment form if you would like for your child to continue attending a Charlotte County Public School for the 2017-2018 school year. Out of County Reassignments are granted through the completion of the highest grade level offered at each school site.

You must also contact the school district office of your home county (Sarasota, Lee, or DeSoto) complete their form and obtain permission for your child to attend school in Charlotte County. For your convenience the contact numbers of other school districts are listed below:

  • DeSoto County: (863) 494-4222
  • Lee County: (239) 337-8247
  • Sarasota County: (941) 927-9000
Once permission is obtained from your home county, attach a copy of the reassignment/release form to the Charlotte County Out-of-County Reassignment Application. Please take the Charlotte County Out-of-County Reassignment Application form to the school you have requested for your child to attend and obtain the principal's signature. Once the principal of the requested school has signed the form, please return the completed reassignment forms to:

Charlotte County Public Schools
Student Services Department
1445 Education Way
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Forms

Reassignment forms are available at any Charlotte County Public School or the Charlotte County Public Schools Murdock Center located at the address above. You may also download a form from one of the following links.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the reassignment process, please contact the Student Services office at (941) 255-0808, Ext. 3005.

Registration Forms

If you are looking for a form that is not here, please contact Kelli Christiansen in School Support at 941-255-0808 ext 3073.

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Appendix Form Spanish Version French Version
Free and Reduced Lunch Application - -
1 What to Bring for Registration (En Español) (En français)
2 Registration Checklist (En Español) (En français)
3 Foreign Exchange Student Registration Checklist (En Español) (En français)
4 Student Registration Form PK-Adult
(SSN Disclosure Notice)
(En Español) -
5 Registration Disclosure Form (En Español) (En français)
6 Address Verification Affidavit - -
6a Address Verification Affidavit (Sarasota) (En Español) -
7 Immunization Requirements - -
8 Physical Exam Requirements and Procedures (En Español) (En français)
10text Emergency Card - -
10a Emergency Card - -
10a VES Emergency Card - -
11 Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Consent Form (En Español) (En français)
12 Student Records Request - -
13 Limited Power of Attorney (En Español) (En français)
14 Acceptance of Limited Power of Attorney Educational Guardianship Affadavit (En Español) (En français)
15 Incomplete Registration Reminder Letter (En Español) (En français)
16 Out-of-County Reassignment Application (En Español) (En français)
16a In-County Reassignment Application (En Español) -
17 Affidavit of Non-Permanent/Regular Residential Status (En Español) -
18 Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit (En Español) (En français)
19 Permission for Release/Exchange of Student Records - -
20 Head Start/Early Head Start Partnership Agreement (En Español) -
21 Head Start/Early Head Start Health Letter (En Español) -
22 Head Start/Early Head Start Family Assessment (En Español) -
23 Elementary School In-County Withdrawal Checklist (En Español) -
24 Elementary School Withdrawal Form
Available on FOCUS
(En Español) -
25 Middle School/High School Withdrawal Form
Available on FOCUS
(En Español) -
26 Exit Interview Process - -
27 Academy Retrieval Form (En Español) -
28 Absence Letter (En Español) -
29 Exit Interview Student Survey (En Español) -
30 Notice of Placement/Transportation Denial - -
31 Instructions for Written Notification of Placement/Transportation Denial - -
32 Dispute Resolution Appeal Form - -
33 Bus Pass-Available on Web (En Español) -
34 School Registration Information for Children Under DCF Care (En Español) -
35 McKinney-Vento School Placement - -
Documentation for Change in Schools Without Student Record - -

Homework Help

Use the following resources to help you in your studies. If you have additional questions about a subject, talk to your teacher; she or he would love to help you!

Language Arts

Available Tutors (c): Cell Phone

Name Phone Number Subject Area / Level Fee / Hour
Stephanie Adler 941-204-1043 K-3 Rdg./Math $30
Diane Benson 941-331-0671 HS Adv. Math $40-50
Patricia Burke 941-764-0318 2-7 Elem. All Subjects, MS English $35
Galina Clark 334-267-1112 6-12/College Chemistry, Biology, Env. Sci, Anatomy, Algebra $40
Nancy Cummings 941-380-0405 K-5 All Subjects $25
Chris Drummer 321-356-5227 6-12 Math $30
Julie Hoch 215-285-5974 9-12 Math, SAT/ACT Math $20
Marjorie Johnson 941-249-0407 K-12 ESE $30
Michael Justice 941-204-8227 K-8 All Subjects $25
Jeanne Marquez 941-661-9152 6-8 Spanish $25
Jessie Meritz 727-793-4644 PK-5 $35
Patrice Sanasac 941-268-9575 K-12/Adult $30
Dawn Wilder 941-416-4684 Biology, Anatomy, Earth/Marine Science $30

Out of Field Teachers List

Last Name First Name School Subject Out-Of-Field Effective
Augustin Emmanuel PCHS French 2017-18 School Year
Bernicchi Michael Academy Reading 2017-18 School Year
Blanchette Jennifer Academy Art 2017-18 School Year
Dubbert Thomas MUM ESE 2017-18 School Year
Greenwood Rebecca Academy Science 2017-18 School Year
Ivankovic Toni Academy English, Reading 2017-18 School Year
Johnson Marjorie Academy Math, Science 2017-18 School Year
Locascio Deborah Academy ESOL, Reading 2017-18 School Year
Ruiz Michael Baker Pre-K/Primary 2017-18 School Year
Lindsey Michelle CHS Reading 2017-18 School Year
Mentzer Cory CHS Earth/Space Science, Exceptional Student Ed. 2017-18 School Year
Carville Doug Crossroads Math, Reading, Science 2017-18 School Year
Stanley James Crossroads English, Physical Education, Reading 2017-18 School Year
Tapanes-Mora Mayte PCHS Spanish 2017-18 School Year
Thame Nancy PGM Computer 2017-18 School Year
Knapp Sharon DCES Exceptional Student Education 2017-18 School Year
Nolan Dawn FSWC Music 2017-18 School Year
Schmidt Blake FSWC Social Studies 2017-18 School Year
Morris Phillip Harbor English,Math,Reading,Science,Social Studies 2017-18 School Year
Sagarese Ed Harbor Social Studies 2017-18 School Year
Underhill Eliot Harbor English,Math,Reading,Science 2017-18 School Year
Wilks Donna Harbor Elementary Education 2017-18 School Year
Zusman Emilie Harbor Elementary Education 2017-18 School Year
Ferguson Amarita KES Elementary Education 2017-18 School Year
Varona Sergio KES Elementary Ed., Exceptional Student Ed. 2017-18 School Year
Adams Heidi LAMS ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Barber Gina LAMS English,Math,Reading,Science, Social Studies 2017-18 School Year
Dausy Shawntel LAMS Science 2017-18 School Year
Galeone Cindy LAMS Business 2017-18 School Year
Johnstone Leah LAMS Art, Business 2017-18 School Year
Mangone Joan LAMS Physical Education 2017-18 School Year
Mendelsohn Becki LAMS English ,ESOL, Reading 2017-18 School Year
Shea Natalia LAMS Business 2017-18 School Year
Spelman Kayla LAMS Business 2017-18 School Year
Krupa Stephen LBHS Business Ed., Technology Ed. 2017-18 School Year
Lowicz Jamie LBHS English, Math, Science 2017-18 School Year
Messina Mike LBHS English 2017-18 School Year
Southwell Don LBHS Math, PE 2017-18 School Year
Strickland Jacquelyn LBHS Chemistry 2017-18 School Year
Trealout Thomas LBHS Math 2017-18 School Year
Buck Heather LES ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Ballard-Richardson Sarah MPES ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Bishop Katelyne MPES Elementary Education 2017-18 School Year
Galbraith Jacquelyn MPES Elementary Education 2017-18 School Year
Hockersmith Anne MPES ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Casale Kathlyn MRES Exceptional Student Education 2017-18 School Year
Candales Kathleen MUM Music 2017-18 School Year
Desjardins Megan MUM English, ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Gentile Stephanie MUM Math 2017-18 School Year
Gentrup Samantha MUM ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Reed Ashley MUM Science 2017-18 School Year
Sterbutzel Julianne NAES Guidance 2017-18 School Year
Barber Jaime PCMS Guidance 2017-18 School Year
Mashburn Heather PCMS ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Merrigan Sally PCMS Exceptional Student Education 2017-18 School Year
Schwabrow Peri PCMS English 2017-18 School Year
Smyser Lee PCMS Business 2017-18 School Year
Augustin Emmanuel PCHS French 2017-18 School Year
Baermann Kim PCHS English, ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Branno-Penwell Lisa PCHS ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Bowie Leighton PCHS Elementary, English, Math, Reading 2017-18 School Year
Chandler Theresa PCHS ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Debus Jarret PCHS Earth/Space Science, Social Studies 2017-18 School Year
Edwards Dan PCHS Chemistry, Physical Education, Social Studies 2017-18 School Year
McIntosh Brittany PCHS English 2017-18 School Year
Smith Michele PCHS Earth/Space Science, English, Math 2017-18 School Year
Anderson Kellee PGMS Exceptional Student Education 2017-18 School Year
Behling Gaylin PGMS Science 2017-18 School Year
Booher Rory PGMS Business 2017-18 School Year
Brewer Sarina PGMS Math, Science, Social Studies 2017-18 School Year
Djak Erin PGMS Math 2017-18 School Year
Evans Januari PGMS Social Studies 2017-18 School Year
Fahey Leanne PGMS Guidance 2017-18 School Year
Hall Christina PGMS Business, English 2017-18 School Year
Richards BJ PGMS Gifted 2017-18 School Year
Simons Donna PGMS English 2017-18 School Year
Tyree James PGMS Math 2017-18 School Year
Barnes Ashley PRES Gifted 2017-18 School Year
Dillmore Carrie PRES Gifted 2017-18 School Year
Golonka Leslie PRES Gifted 2017-18 School Year
Morris Shana PRES Gifted 2017-18 School Year
Polk Jeannine PRES Gifted 2017-18 School Year
Roy Karen PRES Gifted 2017-18 School Year
Nayden Pamela SJES ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Costedio Sharon VES Exceptional Student Education 2017-18 School Year
Finck Darlene VES ESOL 2017-18 School Year
Williams Caitlin VES ESOL 2017-18 School Year

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