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INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS OF SOUTH FLORIDA (ISSF)
ISSF's Mission is to share information between Administrators of Independent Schools in South Florida, to promote the welfare of nonpublic schools before the public, to reward students and provide them with opportunities for educational competitions, to monitor education legislation and to provide opportunities for continuing education and Teacher Certification to its member schools' Faculty and Administrators.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ISSF will be limiting our 2020-2021 Programs and Events. Please click the button below to register for both our "Leadership Series" and our "Star Awards" event.
GUIDE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
The Center for Disease Control has published an interim guidance report for US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools regarding COVID-19. Below is a link to the CDC with Coronavirus information relating to preparing for and responding to the Coronavirus. As needed, the CDC will continue to post updates on their site. We recommend for everyone to stay informed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented all of us with very difficult, unpredictable, and trying times. All ISSF schools are working very hard in order to provide their students with a variety of learning options, We are all transitioning to a temporary new way of teaching and learning. The priority of all ISSF schools is to keep their school community safe. This includes students, parents and faculty.
To find out about your school's policies and procedures for reopening the 2020-2021 School Year, please go directly to the school's website.
ARVA MOORE PARKS
A friend of the ISSF, Arva Moore Parks, a towering Miami figure who gave shape to the city’s saga as a historian and who fought fiercely as a preservationist to save many of its most iconic landmarks, has died. Among the architectural and historic treasures that Parks helped save are the Biltmore Hotel and the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami and the Miami Marine Stadium. Parks died Sunday at home in Miami’s Shenandoah neighborhood. She was 81.
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.
Arva was the guest speaker at our ISSF Meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Coral Gables Museum. She's pictured here with a few of. our ISSF Board Members.
ISSF GENERAL MEETING
Our 2nd General ISSF Meeting, which was held at the Coral Gables Museum, was extremely educational.
The renowned historian, preservationist and author, Arva Moore Parks, gave members a wonderful presentation on the history of Coral Gables. They also took a tour of the historically protected Coral Gables Museum and enjoyed spectacular Artwork by Artists Rafael Barrios and Maria Cristina Carbonell.
Enjoy the slideshow with photos taken during this event:
Take advantage of all the benefits that ISSF offers! If you represent a nonpublic school accredited by a FAANS-recognized Accrediting Association and/or SACS/AdvancEd, and your school is located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or Monroe Counties, we encourage you to become an ISSF Member by completing the Membership Form below.
ISSF offers numerous programs for professional development. These may include a Writing Institute and other programs of educational interest for Administration and Faculty Professional Development.
The two General Meetings each year are held at various locations throughout our community. During these meetings, Speaker presentations are followed by private tours of the venue. These visits provide Administrators with knowledge of the venue for possible student field trips.
Various seminars are offered annually to Administrators and Teachers from ISSF Member Schools. These seminars take place at MIAMI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. They feature outstanding presenters in their field. The Leadership Series offers opportunities for advanced professional learning and/or in-service credit for Administrators and Teachers.
LINK TO FREE ISSF WEBINAR ON THE TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR FLORIDA EDUCATORS: