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Vision: Preparing students for life
The School Choice window is open until 11:59 p.m. on December 31st with ten NEW programs opening in the fall. There is truly something for everyone! Apply today for the 2020-21 school year. Learn more>>
2019 Hour of Code
Join the movement with hundreds of our teachers, media specialists, and partners, and spend an hour coding with your child! Choose from 100s of interactive coding activities:
Witter All Pro Dads Breakfast
Witter Elementary had a GREAT turn out for our first All Pro Dads Breakfast!

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Upcoming Events

December 20, 2019
End of 2nd Grading Period (End of 1st Semester)

December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020
Winter Break/Non-Student Days

January 6, 2020
Non-Student Day

January 7, 2020
Students Return to School

January 7, 2020
Special Called Board Meeting


12 Days of School Choice is Underway

12 Days of School Choice

It’s a wonderful time of year to learn about the 10 new programs for middle and high school — in every part of Hillsborough County, from Westchase to near Wimauma and South Tampa to New Tampa. Apply at by December 31, 2019. Questions? Contact 813-272-4692.


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Help us name our new Elementary School

Hillsborough County Public Schools will be opening our new Elementary School "D” in August 2020. The school will be located on Gate Dancer Road, west of US Highway 301, in the Belmont Subdivision.

Please join us Thursday, December 12th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Shields Elementary School to meet the new principal, learn about the new school, and share your recommendations for a school name and mascot.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to submit a name recommendation, please email it to

Flu Shot Clinics

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is partnering with Hillsborough County Public Schools to provide a great opportunity for students to receive their flu shots.

The Health Department has seen a spike in the number of flu-like illnesses in students who attend public and private schools throughout Hillsborough County. It is offering five clinics with free flu shots for students.

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Attendance Boundary Changes

The School District assesses school attendance boundaries based on a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, programmatic changes, enrollment growth, and newly constructed capacity.  In order to access information regarding current and future attendance boundary changes, please click more information.

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