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  • Ballard Newsletter

    Hello Ballard Families. It's hard to believe the first quarter is already done! Ballard has been a busy place! Check out our First Quarter Ballard Newsletter for all the details. Please visit our Newsletter page and read our Q1 Newsletter.

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  • Click for Referendum Renewal information. | Haga clic para obtener información sobre la renovación del referéndum.

    On Nov. 2, 2021, voters will have the opportunity to renew the referendum originally passed in 2018.
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    El 2 de noviembre de 2021, los votantes tendrán la oportunidad de renovar el referéndum aprobado originalmente en 2018.

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  • Click for COVID-19 Protocols. | Haga clic en para Protocolos COVID-19.

    Find the most current information about COVID-19 protocols for the School District of Manatee County.
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    Encuentre la información más actualizada sobre los protocolos COVID-19 para el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Manatee.

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  • Food4Families

    Ballard Families, Meals on Wheels, in partnership with the School District of Manatee, are alternating the Food4Families distribution locations, dates, and times during the summer. Beginning Friday, June 4th, they will be distributing FREE Food4Families bags (containing non-perishable food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to feed a family of five for two or more days) at four locations in Manatee County from 11 am – 1 pm. Please click on Food4Families at the top for more information.

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  • Promotion and Graduation Requirements

    Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran’s latest emergency order touching on promotion requirements and graduation requirements related to state testing. / Muchos de ustedes han oído hablar de la última orden de emergencia del Comisionado de Educación de Florida, Richard Corcoran, sobre los requisitos de promoción y los requisitos de graduación relacionados con las pruebas estatales. / Anpil nan nou te tande pale sou dènye lòd ijans Komisyonè Edikasyon Florid la,Richard Corcoran, ki pale sou kondisyon pwomosyon ak kondisyon gradyasyon ki gen rapo ak egzamen leta yo.

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  • Click for Books for Kids information. | Haga clic para obtener información sobre Libros para niños.

    The program is FREE. Help your child read to succeed!
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    El programa es gratis. ¡Ayude a su niño/a leer para tener éxito!

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  • Growing Our Ballard Readers

    We are intentional at Ballard about knowing your child as a reader. Along with daily reading instruction, interventions, and assessments we want to see the growth in their reading abilities! Please take a look at the Next Step Guided Reading Assessment data that is checked three times a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Also remember to have them access their Literacy Footprints Digital account to continue their love of reading at home!

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  • Extended Day Enrichment Program (Before/After Care)

    Click here to view EDEP Information and Forms-After school care hours are 7:00am to 7:55 am and 3:15pm to 6:00pm. Download and complete the registration form, terms and conditions, parent handbook acknowledgment, and return to the front office. Forms are also available at the front office.

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