Amidst these new circumstances, we are still celebrating Florida College Decision Day!
Although Florida College Decision Day is typically held annually on or around May 1, we encourage you to celebrate your students throughout the entire month of May and into June. FCAN’s Florida College Decision Day Site Coordinator Toolkit and Better Make Room College Signing Day Toolkit are both available to help you plan your event.
How can you virtually celebrate students?
Have students take photos or videos in their college gear or college colors!
Students may not be able to physically celebrate at school with their peers but dressing up in their college gear can help lift their spirits and look to the future. You can share these photos on your school or county’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.) to engage the community or make a collage.
Have you heard of Photocircle? It’s a free app where you can privately share photos and videos to capture memories in shared albums. Create a circle, send the invitation link or PIN to students, and collect photos!
Host a virtual spirit week!
Designate themed days for students to dress up, and end the week with outfits that represent their next steps: college, military, or employment. Again, collect photos to share on your school or county’s social media platforms to showcase how you are connecting with students virtually.
Encourage students and families to decorate their door, car, or window in the students’ selected college materials or colors!
This is a great opportunity for the community to be involved in celebrating students as well. Schedule a time to drive around and take photos to share with the class virtually.
To learn more about Florida College Decision Day and how your school or organization can participate, visit our Florida initiatives page for access to our toolkit, resources, email list and much more. If you have any questions regarding the College Ready Florida initiatives, contact LaVerne Handfield, FCAN’s Statewide Programs Coordinator.