Horace O'Bryant announces the outstanding accomplishments and recognition for the 2019-20 school year!
As a Title 1 school, all HOB Families are being asked to complete the following End-of-Year Title 1 Survey. Please help us get 100% participation on this survey as we continue to work collaboratively to maximize student success and parent engagement in our school.
Please watch Superintendent Porters' special message to our students.
Attention 6th-8th Grade Parents & Students! 8th grade HR locker, PE locker cleanout, Band Instrument, Textbook/Library Book Return. • Date: Wednesday, April 29th & Thursday, April 30 – • Time: 11:00-12:00 • Place: Bus loop at the back of campus. • Parents remain in their vehicles. • Students and staff must wear a facial covering of some kind • Students should bring a backpack or a bag ****Using the guidance/directions of admin, volunteer teachers, and parapros, students will use social distancing to access their homeroom and PE lockers.
MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Life-long Buccaneer, Denise Santiago, is Horace O’Bryant School’s (HOB) new captain, according to Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter. Santiago, who is the school’s current Assistant Principal, will serve as the school’s new principal beginning the 2020-2021 school year.
If and when you or your student checks grades in Focus, please be mindful of the following: X has been used as a placeholder previously to mean exempt. With online teaching/learning, we will be using the X, but it will no longer mean exempt. It will now stand for either not attempted or has not mastered. If a student has not attempted an assignment, there will be an X placed in the gradebook. If a student did the assignment but did not reach the level of mastery, an X will be used and the will be able to redo the assignment to reach the level of mastery. Teachers will communicate with students if they need to redo an assignment. If you or your student is being contacted about missing assignments, it’s because we care! We want to help overcome technology issues or any confusion while remaining sensitive to specific needs and situations. We’re learning with your kids as we go. Thank you for your continued support and patience!
To all MCSD Students, Families, and Staff: It is normal to feel sad, mad, or worried during these times. If you feel like completely giving up or are having thoughts of suicide, get help. Stay in touch with family and friends, find a support network, and talk with a trusted adult. Getting involved with others can help. For more information, talk to your school counselor. Mental health matters. You matter.
Parents/Guardians, Starting Thursday, April 2, 2020, parents/guardians will no longer need to have their children with them when they pick up meals from our drive-through locations. We ask that parents/guardians ONLY take the number of meals that they will need for the children at their homes. No meals will be available for adults. A reminder that ALL children 18 years and younger are eligible to receive a meal at no cost. Please refer to the Monroe County School District website for our expanded meal drop off locations.
Attention Parents and Students! We are experiencing technical issues with the new online platform that was launched today and we are aware of the connectivity issues that you are having. We are currently working on solutions for these issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Parents and Students...this is a great tool to use if you aren’t sure how to use Google Classroom! Many teachers will be using this platform for teaching and assignments. Please have your child log on to accept their classes if they haven’t done so already.
Attention Parents & Students- Over the next few days, you can anticipate lots of communication coming home from our phone system, website and on social media. Please stay informed and help us share this important information.
MCSD has prepared Quick Link guides with Quick Guide to Monroe County Community Resources – COVID-19. These guides have resources available throughout Monroe County aimed at supporting our County's residents. Please Click “Learn More” to access the links to the quick guides that are available in English, Kreyòl Ayisyen y Español. Additional information on School Social Work services available to our District’s Parents and Students is available as well.
MCSD Parents~Please take this brief Home Internet Access Capabilities survey. The survey is anonymous and will help us gather the necessary data to support the virtual instruction implementation district wide. Thank you in advance for your time, please feel free to share this post with others as needed. https://forms.gle/zmJ71MxWZ7o7HBceA
AHEC has released information about the reopening of School Clinics. The hours of operation will be changed to 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily. Clinic locations and days of operation for each site are located on the Clinic Flyers. Clinics will not plan to offer COVID-19 Testing at this time. Each patient who seeks care at one of the Clinics will also be assessed prior to entering the clinic space through a clinic pre-screening. Those assessed and are deemed at risk of COVID-19 will be referred for testing at a local site. Each Clinic location will have a poster with this information posted along with the clinic phone number to contact the provider inside. They ask that you contact the provider at each clinic prior to entering the clinic, this will allow them the ability to provide the highest quality of care for you and to protect all of us during this time. Questions and concerns can be directed to 305 743-7111 ext 210. They promise to get back to everyone in a timely manner so please leave a detailed message as needed. Please click "Learn More" for links to the flyers, clinic screening forms and the additional information that was mentioned above.
Food and Nutrition Services will be providing free meals for both breakfast and lunch, during the school closure. Please click learn more for flyers with additional information. The flyers are also available in Spanish and Creole.
Based on a directive from the Florida Department of Education and recommended by the CDC, Spring Break for all students in the Monroe County Schools will be extended for one additional week through March the 27th. During this time, schools will have deep cleaning. Classes will resume on March 30th unless we are directed otherwise. All staff will report to work on March 23rd pending further notification and clarification. All extracurricular activities beginning tomorrow are also cancelled through March 29th. The Spring testing for students will be delayed for two weeks. As we receive updates, we will share them with you. Thank you.
Please Click Learn More for an important message from Superintendent Porter about MCSD's – COVID-19 Response
Every one of us has the chance to shape the future. Make sure you are counted! An accurate snapshot means that communities across the nation receive the funding, services, and business support they deserve and need. In addition, your responses are confidential. Learn more about the Census at monroecountyfl.gov/202census and 2020census.gov
Our school’s Security is being enhanced THANKS TO Our NEW RAPTOR SCREENING SYSTEM
Thank you to the United Way of the Florida Keys! Last week, they presented over $43,000 in Stuff the Bus Amazon gift certificates and Publix gift cards to administrators at the 16 public schools in Monroe County. We appreciate their continued support of our students!
HOB students have the opportunity to take and exciting and educational trip this Spring to Washington, DC & Williamsburg, VA. Click here for more information!