Back-to-School Year Info

Arrival and Dismissal Information
At this point, we are encouraging YMCA.  We will take ALL students in YMCA up until they are full.  We have no daycares picking up because no daycare has submitted a CDC plan for safety.  Outsourced providers/agencies are to submit a written plan to demonstrate adherence to these health and safety procedures for School Age Services to review. 

At this time, for safety reasons, the YMCA is our only after school program for our Independence students. Please contact the YMCA program if you are in need of before and/or after school care for your child. This is for students who are attending face to face at our school.
Go to YMCA of Central Florida (
1. Click on Programs and Classes
2. Click on School Programs
3. Click on Elementary (this is where the registration link is located)
As another safety precaution, students will not be unloaded from vehicles or allowed to enter the building until 8:40 a.m. This will allow students to go directly to their classrooms upon entering the building. We strongly encourage parents to drive through the car circle.
Additional Information regarding arrival and dismissal:
-The doors will not open until 8:40 and students will go directly to their classrooms; they will not be permitted to sit in the halls as in years past. In an effort to help stagger drop off, students will not be marked tardy until 9:00.
There is flexibility with attendance, tardies, homework, but safety precautions will not be flexible.
YMCA is the only option right now in an effort to minimize exposure beyond our school. If another after school option approaches the school with a request, their plan and procedures will be taken into consideration before approval. This is in an effort to keep our students, teachers, staff members, and families as safe as possible.
If you are having issues enrolling in YMCA, please visit
 or email [email protected].
Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation with these changes and for helping keep our students and staff safe.

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch
Independence will be offering Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch for the first two weeks while everyone is learning through LaunchEd.
Pickup will be both Mondays, August 10 and August 17, from 3:00-4:00 PM.  You will receive a week of breakfasts and lunches at each of these two pickups.
As of August 24, Grab and Go times for the LaunchED students will be 3:27-4:15 PM.
Please pay in advance using the SchoolPay site.  (Free and reduced lunch applies to those who qualify.)
***When picking up food, please write your student's name and student number large and legible and place in your front window during pickup.  Cafeteria staff will need this information when distributing food.***

Supply Lists

Student Registration

LaunchED - Digital Learning

LaunchED is the OCPS digital learning program that allows teachers to use blended learning with technology.

Are you curious about the differences between LaunchED and Face-to-Face at Independence?  More information can be found here.