Parent Resource Highlights

Mental Health Awareness

Using health education standards adopted in rule 6A-1.09401, school districts are required to provide a minimum of five (5) hours of instruction to students in grade 6 – 12.
We must address, at a minimum, the following topics:

· Recognition of signs and symptoms of mental health disorders
· Prevention of mental health disorders
· Mental health awareness and assistance
· How to reduce the stigma around mental health disorders
· Awareness of resources, including local school and community resources
· The process for accessing treatment
· Strategies to develop healthy coping techniques
· Strategies to support a peer, friend or family member with a mental health disorder
· Prevention of suicide and
· Prevention of the abuse and addiction to alcohol, nicotine and drugs

The School District of Osceola County will be providing instruction in these areas in the Reading and Research classes for Grades 6 – 8 and English Language Arts (ELA) for Grades 9 – 12. These classes are taught by certified teachers and will be supported by School Counselors, School Social Workers and School Psychologists.

We have partners with PurposePrep to provide videos for class discussions. Our teachers have undergone 6 hours of training in the curriculum as a prerequisite to teaching students the information in the classroom.

Parents with questions about the requirements or the classes are welcome to contact their student’s school administration.

2019-2020 Mental Health Plan Mandate Letter (English)
2019-2020 Mental Health Plan Mandate Letter (Spanish)
Mental and Emotional Health Education Implementation Plan
Substance Use and Abuse Health Education Implementation Plan
Child Trafficking Prevention Education Implementation Plan
Osceola Schools Schedule
Panorama Student Survey (Grades 3-12) Parent Letter

SDOC's Wellness Minute Video Series

Wellness is a continued focus for Dr. Pace and the Osceola School District. Each month a new video will engage viewers on how to develop good habits that lead to a happier, more fulfilled sense of overall well-being.

Meet Lakaysia Smith ! She is a social worker that meets regularly with elementary and middle school students. In her video, she is going to talk on the link between physical exercise and mental health. She speaks about the benefits exercise has on dealing with stress and anxiety. Ms. Smith is joined by two trainers who demonstrate some simple exercises that can be done anywhere to help illicit positive emotions.

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Focus Parent Portal 

The Focus Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and involvement in your child’s education. The Parent Portal allows parents to better monitor their child's progress in school by providing Internet access to grades, attendance, discipline, academic history, graduation verification, and standardized test results in a secure password-protected environment.

If you already have a Focus Parent Portal account:

Go to

Username: Email address used to set up Parent Portal account

Password: (Parent determines)

Important: If you forgot your password, click on the link Parents: Forgot Password?

1. Enter the email address correctly

2. Use the same web browser to check your email for temporary password

3. Log in to Parent Portal with temporary password and change the password after logging in

4. If no email is received, check the Spam folder of your email

If you do not have a Parent Portal account:

You must visit your child’s school and request assistance from staff there to create an account. You will need a government-issued ID for identification verification and a valid email address. If you have more than one child attending Osceola County schools, all children may be added at the same time to one Parent Portal account.


Official SAT Practice With Khan Academy

Khan Academy
The School District of Osceola County is ranked number 1 in the nation for percentage of students linked to Khan Academy and College Board!

Khan Academy has recently partnered with College Board to provide students with a free world class resource to help them prep for the SAT. When students take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9, their scores will be linked to the Khan Academy SAT prep site and they will receive personalized practice as item-level data from students’ PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 to generate specific practice recommendations based on an actual exam taken under test-like conditions. Which means…students will practice on skills they need to be successful in the SAT. Students are highly encouraged to utilize this FREE Resource to increase SAT scores, which may lead to college acceptances and scholarship opportunities! Log on to

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Khan Academy Practice Flyer (English)
Kahn Academy Practice Flyer (Spanish)
Official SAT Practice Information and Tips


Osceola Reads
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The Osceola School District and partners launch community early-learning Osceola Reads initiative
Osceola Reads is a five-year reading initiative aimed at increasing the literacy rate throughout the County. Currently, only 13% of Kindergartners in Osceola County are prepared for their first day of school. Teachers are spending their time catching students up rather than teaching them to read. We aim to change that with Footsteps2Brilliance.

Footsteps2Brilliance is a mobile tech platform that uses the latest in cognitive research to aid early learning development. The interactive app digitally links home and the school, allowing children to have a curriculum-based Pre-K education anywhere. Every child in Osceola County has access to Footsteps2Brilliance!
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