Ticket to Read
To access the Ticket to Read program please go to https://portal.pcsb.org/focus/index.php
Once there please have your student log in with their district username and password that has been provided to them. An introductory parent video can be found at
District Launches New Online Educational Resource
The district is making available for students, parents and teachers a new education resource that provides more than 1,200 activities students can do in the classroom or at home. Teaching & Learning Services and Technology Information Systems have teamed up with InSync Education, a Maryland-based education technology company founded in 2007, to provide this opportunity and are encouraging families to try it out during the holidays and to continue using it after students return to school in January. The site, accessible via a link on the homepage of the district’s website and here, provides numerous resources including homework help, focused assistance in specific subject areas such as math, social studies, science, language arts and college and career readiness, as well as FCAT preparation. All activities are presented in English and Spanish. Available online 24 hours a day, InSync can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.
To view the materials, click on the InSync logo on the homepage of the PCS website or go to www.insyncedu.com/insync. Enter PCSB as the code, select “Start,” and create a username, password and profile.
Melrose Action Plan Available
A summary of the Melrose action plan for 2012-2013 is now available. Click here to review.
Our Parental Involvement Plan can be found here.
Pathways to Success
In the 2010-2011 school year, the State Department of Education adopted new standards for our curriculum areas. Because the standards changed, the end of the year testing changed as well and FCAT is now referred to as FCAT 2.0. As you might think, requirements for graduation were impacted by this change. It is never too early to begin thinking about what will be asked of your child in order to graduate! The brochure is available on our district website using www.pcsb.org under the Parents and Students tab and following the drop down menu to locate the Parent’s Bulletin Board postings. It is full of interesting information!
So much of what we do in terms of registration is done on line these days, and you need your parent portal login information to do it. Did you know your child's grade cards and current class status is also available, and you can check their progress daily?
Go to http://portal.pcsb.org and login using your p.XXXX login. If you need help remembering it, contact Jodi Rivera or Hattie Barton in the front office.
By now you have heard about Common Core, the new standards that are taking effect next school year. For further information, go to
to see a description of what your child will be learning, arranged by grade level.