FLVS Corkboard: Back to School Newsletter

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! It’s been said that August is like the Sunday of Summer—yet this year you may be thinking, “Wait, did summer happen?” Whether you are returning to Florida Virtual School, new to online education, or still determining whether FLVS fits your needs, we’re glad you’re with us!

This has been a crazy year and going back to school looks very different with varying start dates and guidelines depending on where you live. But rest assured, FLVS has been supporting school districts across the country for more than 20 years, and this year is no exception.

Before jumping in to share what else is new, we want to let you know that in observance of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, has been designated a holiday break for all FLVS instructors and support staff. Students are encouraged to continue their studies as courses always remain open, but please be mindful that there will be a brief delay in teacher response. 

FLVS Supports Students & Schools Nationwide

This year, we are excited to announce that FLVS Global is now offering our elementary courses for grades Kindergarten-5 to students across the country and around the world to help further support families and school districts. In addition to supporting school districts seeking flexible online curriculum options for their students, FLVS Global School provides supportive online learning for students and families in all 50 states.

View elementary course offerings available outside of Florida.

Get Connected by Joining a Club

Want to know how to get involved in one or more of the many student activities offered at FLVS? While this year may look different than what you’re used to, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your hobbies and interests. Studies show that joining a student club is beneficial both personally and professionally.

Mark your calendars for these FLVS Virtual Club Rush events:

Middle School & High School Club Rush
Thursday, Sept. 10 @ 4:30 p.m.

Elementary Club Rush
Friday, Sept. 11 @ 10 a.m.

Links and passwords to join the meetings by Zoom will be communicated through your FLVS email inbox. During this time, we’ll review all of the amazing clubs FLVS has to offer! Club applications will open right after the meetings.

View our clubs and activities.

What’s New with FLVS Courses?

Still trying to decide what courses to take this year? Discover the possibilities with more than 190 online courses to choose from and 24/7 availability. Also, FLVS launched two new Career and Technical Education Programs of Study, Agricultural Communications and Applied Cybersecurity, for high school students this year along with five new courses:

  • American Sign Language 2
  • Agriscience Foundations 1
  • Computer & Network Security Fundamentals
  • Meteorology Honors
  • Environmental Science Featuring Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (Coming Summer 2021)

Learn more about these exciting new courses!

It’s going to be a great year!

FLVS is privileged to serve students and families in Florida and beyond and we are honored to be recognized by worldwide industry leaders for achievements in education and technology, winning four international awards this year.  

Last, but not least, congratulations again to our graduates! FLVS celebrated the FLVS Full Time Class of 2020 with a virtual graduation ceremony on June 18 and more than 900 watched the streamed the event during the premiere.  

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our current students and alumni!



121 comments on “FLVS Corkboard: Back to School Newsletter

        1. FLVSFLVS

          Hi Cora. Thank you for your patience as our admissions team works quickly to processing new student enrollments. Be sure to check your email for updates on your child’s application.

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          1. Cristina

            FLVS, please help!! I have a GoFundMe page up because my computer is broken and so is my sister’s. We have been with you for 3-4 years now and we’ve been faithful to the ones we have. But now, our computers are on the verge of completely breaking down. Both of our computers have lost multiple assignments because they shut down unexpectedly. Please, anyone who sees this, share it with others. I don’t have social media and I would never ask my close friends (it would be pretty awkward). Here’s the link to my GoFundMe page:
            gf.me/u/yqbaua

  1. Maitee Maldonado

    I am still waiting for Someone to contact me in regards to my daughters classes. Enrollment is not complete so we have been unable to start school.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Maitee. Thanks for your patience! It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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  2. Amy Palmer

    How are classes verified so that you are officially signed up? I have requested classes for my child as a home school student, but they are not verified and I am not sure how to do that.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Amy. Thanks for your patience! It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments this year, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Stacy. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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  3. Nestor cruz

    Hey I haven’t been placed in a class/haven’t been assigned a teacher. I enrolled about 2-3 weeks. And if I pass my classes would I pass to the next grade?

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Nestor. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Yes, if you pass all of the required courses you will continue to the next grade. Hope this helps!

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  4. Jennifer Pettis Schallert

    We’d love to be notified of any of the clubs starting enrollment. Specifically, the yoga club, art club, running club and lego club would be of interest to my kids. It looked like enrollment has not started for those yet. Thank you.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Jennifer. FLVS Clubs will open after Club Rush. Keep an eye on your FLVS email inbox for more information about FLVS clubs and activities. 🙂

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  5. Rosalinda Bustamante

    My child starts school on August 24,2020 but a I haven’t recieved any information about her coarses/classes or anything to know what she will be doing. If someone could contact me to know whats going on. Thank you

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Rosalinda. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Zaire. We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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  6. Bonnie Crovo

    We are new to this When is the start date for the first graders? We signed up for the flex received an email saying that it would be a week from the day that we chose. We chose the 11th because that would be the start date for Martin County Florida JBE elementary the school that my son was going to prior to signing up with this from school with FVL thank you

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Bonnie. Thanks for your patience! It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments this year, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Windy. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Paulina, Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

      Reply
    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Tim. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

      Reply
  7. Susan

    Will we hear from someone before August 19 regarding where students go to log in, who their teachers will be, and what their first assignments will be? Just trying to prepare….

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Susan, We are experiencing a high volume of new student applications for FLVS Full Time. Our admissions team is currently processing applications within a 3-week time frame. Be sure to check your email for notifications on the status of your application.

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  8. Ember Turner

    I was wondering what clubs there is I also was wondering if your not in FLVS full time if you can join a club, thanks.

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        1. FLVSFLVS

          Hi Carmelo. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Jasmine. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments this year, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

      Reply
  9. Valeria

    I was wondering when im gonna get the approval to start the courses because the start date we choose is the 17th of August and well we have’nt received any letter of approval.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Valeria. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Luz. Thanks for your patience! It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments of new students this year, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Michelle, FLVS Flex has year-round enrollment which allows students and families to pick their semester start date. We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year so it may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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  10. Shawana Awais

    Hi, I haven’t heard anything back regarding enrollment for over a month. How can we get an update regarding enrollment

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Shawana, Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

      Reply
    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Lorena. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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  11. Derek Pena

    My name is Derek Pena I have recently got an email concerning my enrollment application for FLVS Full time since I am going to start 7th grade I noticed that the school year for FLVS full tome starts tomorrow and I was wondering if I am already accepted so I can start and make my username and password.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Derek. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Emily. The schedule varies by grade and courses taken, but FLVS Full Time students have announcements and live lessons (or “Class Time” in elementary) in the morning. You can reach out to your student’s teacher for important dates and times. Hope this helps!

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  12. Donna

    Good morning, my question, I was planning on switching my 12th grade daughter from FLVS FLEX homeschool to FLVS full time and have completed all of the paperwork, but she is still dual enrolled pending her acceptance and schedule. She was also just awarded the Gardiner scholarship and will be required to pay for the FLVS full time courses using those funds. would it be best to stay active in Flex and switch back to homeschool status so she can begin those classes sooner rather than wait to begin FLVS full time? Will she be required to pay for the flex classes also or would the funding remain in her account to help her through college enrollment upon completion of her senior year?

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  13. jc riggs

    we are looking for the checklist, “megabyte student checklist-success tracker first week”. Is there a place we can find it?
    (We did not recieve an email regarding this and have not received a few other emails.)

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  14. Thomas Sailors

    Hi my name is Thomas Sailors. I noticed only 2 of my sons classes have coursework so far and no teacher selected yet. When will a teacher be selected? Also, when will math and science get coursework?

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Thomas. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments this year, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

      Reply
  15. shannon browning

    Hi I would like to talk to a counselor for my children so I can get them enrolled into classes. They are in 11th, 8th, and 7th grade.

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  16. Alexander

    i would like to know when will my academic profile will be updated because at my school we have new counselors and their names are not listed on there yet.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Alexander. If you’re enrolled with your local county virtual school, you can reach out to them to update your academic profile. Hope this helps!

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  17. Alexandra arnedo

    I already enroll my child to elementary and I am still waiting for the teacher call me but I don’t know if they haven’t call me before he start the 27 of agosto

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Alexandra. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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  18. Shannon Evans

    Hello, I enrolled my son months ago and had heard that the start date was the 19th and we have had no communication on where to access the course or his teachers?

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Shannon. Thanks for your patience! We’re experiencing higher than usual enrollments of new students this year. You should hear from your teacher soon after your student is placed in courses for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

      Reply
  19. Angela

    It is a little confusing that we are assigned to log in with FLVS, yet we are enrolled in SJVS. For example, you state the start date is Aug 19th, however for us it is actually the 31st. The date coincides with our county district. The log in for courses we received has us linked to everything about FLVS, and nothing about SJVS. We are getting it, but it is something that could be worked out a little better.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Angela. We apologize for the confusion. We strive to provide the best online learning experience for our students. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and feedback.

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  20. Peggy

    Your canned 14 day response is not helpful. It’s been well over 14 days and my granddaughter has not been assigned a teacher. What is the REAL timeframe?

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Peggy. We truly apologize for the inconvenience and understand your frustration. Our admissions team is currently processing applications within a 3-week time frame. You will receive notifications on the status of your application via email. Thank you for your patience.

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  21. Elaine

    Hi, My scheduled start date is Monday Aug24th for 5th Grade Flex program – but I haven’t received a welcome call or email from our teachers…Does this mean that his start date has been pushed back a week? Can someone confirm when his start date will be?
    Thank you!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Elaine. Thanks for your patience! It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments this year, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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  22. Emma Major

    Hi, my granddaughter is scheduled to start Pasco Virtual School Full Time on AUGUST 24TH. Her classes are listed and I am able to see them but I have not receive any usernames or passwords for this Classlink launchpad thing. I am only familiar with Canvas. Her mother received the email for meet the teacher via Zoom late and we missed the meeting. We live in the same home. I will be the one mostly in charge of her homeschooling while mom is at work. Need help on talking to an actual tech person about passwords and not a recording that will call me back in 7 days! I have reached out to Homeroom teacher via email and no response!

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  23. Marsha Vazquez

    Good afternoon,

    My child has not been assigned to a “classroom” yet for his homeschooling. Any idea when we will get contacted?

    Thank you!

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Marsha. It may take up to 14 days to place new students in courses after the requested start date due to higher than usual enrollments this year, but you should hear from your teacher soon after for a welcome call. Please keep checking your email for course updates!

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      1. Marsha Vazquez

        This answer, which is a rehearsed one, does not suffice. I started the process over a month ago and I haven’t head anything yet.

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        1. FLVSFLVS

          Hi Marsha. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Our team is working diligently to assign new students to courses. All updates and notifications will be sent via email. Thank you for your patience.

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  24. Amy R

    Good Morning
    I just had a question about clubs. If my students are still in the 14 day waiting period and haven’t been placed in their classes in flex yet are they still able to join clubs before that processes is complete? Will we receive the zoom call info anyway?

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Amy! Unfortunately you will not have access to our Club Rush event on Zoom until your application has been accepted and your student is in our system, but you will still be able to complete club applications after you are enrolled at flvs.net/clubs.

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  25. Gracie

    I am enrolled with my county’s virtual school using FLVS’s curriculum, and I was wondering if there is a way to go at an accelerated pace. I haven’t began my coursework yet because i have not yet been assigned a classroom. I am aware of the 14 day time frame, and I am still waiting after about a week, but am in no rush. I simply just wanted to know if every pace chart goes by the same dates,or if there is a way to do more work and finish faster.

    psa, I feel as if though the replies sounded a bit more personal and less automated, the responses FLVS gets could be better.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Gracie. You can speak with your County Virtual School teacher about this! Each district is different in how they handle student schedules when it comes to pace charts.

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  26. konnie

    Have been waiting a week .i went the district fill out the paper work . Email the School trying to get class approve for online.Then check online and class drop. Iam very upset.

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  27. shayna lagos

    I am a second year flvs flex student going into 7th grade. I requested a start date of tomorrow and have not been assigned to a teacher. On my dashboard it tells me that I am still awaiting classroom availability. When should I expect availability and assignment to a teacher?

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Shayna. We appreciate your patience as our team works quickly to process student enrollments! Returning students will be placed as soon as possible so be sure to check your email for updates.

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  28. Stephanie

    My children are hybrid, so they take 1-2 classes in face to face public school and the rest of their classes with you. Can they sign up for clubs with you guys? Also, can they sign up for an additional course like computer science with you?

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Stephanie. Yes, students who are taking at least one course with us can join FLVS clubs! Students are welcome to take courses with us on FLVS Flex anytime through the year if they are academically appropriate!

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  29. shayna lagos

    I was supposed to start September 1st in 7th grade. It’s been saying for some time on my flvs portal home screen “awaiting availability”. I just wanted to find out if I’ll be accepted this year or if there aren’t any spots? Also if there are spots left, how long will I be waiting for a spot? Thank you!

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  30. Diana Benitez

    Hi i still waiting for my daughter classes she have only one right now .How long we need to wait?. She is in flex 8th.Thanks

    Reply
    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Diana. With the high volume of new students enrollments, it may take up to 3-weeks to process a student’s application. All updates and notifications will be sent through email. Thanks for your patience and understanding as our team works quickly to process applications and place students in their desired courses!

      Reply
  31. K

    My friend who has a Geometry course in FLVS Flex could not remember her password and was locked out of her account. It said that her teacher will get an email to reset it. Is that the FLVS instructor or her teacher at her normal school?

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  32. Donja Kahren

    Just wondering if the wait for class assignments have been extended again. We were originally told 14 days and then due to high enrollment, three weeks. It has now been four weeks, to the day, and my elementary students still haven’t received classes. My middle schooler has four of the six approved classes.

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    1. FLVSFLVS

      Hi Donja. We sincerely apologize for the delay. Our team is working quickly to place elementary students in their desired courses. Once your student is placed, our teachers will work closely with your students to help them meet their goals.

      Reply

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