Attention Parents of ESE / 504 Students
If your child is currently enrolled in Monroe County School District and has a current IEP or 504 plan, this information is for you. The McKay Scholarship program provides an option for eligible students to attend a participating private school or transfer to another public school as defined by the program guidelines. The annual notice document is available on the District Website (@keysschools.com) on the Exceptional Student Education Webpage. For additional information, visit the Florida School Choice website or call the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice at 1-800-447-1636 for full details. Thank you.
The district is strongly encouraging families to fill out a meal benefits application which qualifies the district to be able to provide our students with other services such as Title I funding, internet connection rates, Take Stock In Children, and several other student benefit programs. Each child that has an application filled out will receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a prize drawing from the Food Service Department. Winners will be announced on October 4th. Please click on the link below to fill the application out Online Free & Reduced School Meals Application (Monroe County School District (FL)) (https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/MONc02)
Parents and Guardians: We are required to notify you of Reading Scholarship Accounts - available for students in grades 3 through 5. Click here for Reading Scholarship Accounts detaills in english, spanish and creole.
Balancing the fun and adventure of the Florida Keys with marine stewardship and sustainability is no easy task. The United Way of Collier and the Keys has taken a big step in bringing both of those worlds together. As part of the partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), UWCK has launched a comprehensive Marine Science Resource Guide. Found at KeysToTheSeas.org it is a free online portal for residents and visitors- a place to find excursions, educational opportunities, and careers centered around marine science in the Florida Keys.
Positivity and Predictability Crucial to Learning
One of the best ways to be happy after a situation like a global pandemic is for students to have predictable routines, a safe environment, positive expectations, positive reinforcement, active engagement in what they are doing and being able to set priorities for themselves.
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Superintendent's Weekly Blog Post: The Use of Differentiated Instruction in Learning Environments
Dear Monroe Family,
One of the pillars of our instructional focus bridge is the use of differentiated instruction. You can’t go wrong with this tried and true research-based strategy to help students learn. It makes a huge difference in student engagement and helps with mastery of content too.
Students celebrated American Founders Month in September, where they learned more about the Constitution, Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, and our country’s history, particularly during Celebrate Freedom Week. Click here to see some of the engaging activities that took place across the district.
Monroe County School District Superintendent Theresa Axford has named Trevor Tyler to fill the assistant principal position at Marathon High School vacated due to the retirement of Liz Logan. Tyler is currently the Supervisor of Adult Education. “Trevor Tyler is an outstanding educator who always goes the extra mile to support the District’s mission,” stated Axford. “I am confident he will bring his positive attitude and strong record of success to Marathon Middle/High School.”
For students throughout the Florida Keys, school just got a little better. The United Way of Collier and the Keys announced that over $45,000 was raised to help Monroe County students this year. These funds are the result of two efforts – the United Way’s Stuff the Bus campaign coordinated with Tools for Back to School from Publix.
The Monroe County School Board (MCSB) and the United Teachers of Monroe (UTM) are pleased to announce a tentative agreement regarding the 2021-22 Teacher and School Related Personnel (SRP) contracts. During the final negotiation session on Thursday, Oct. 7, after numerous sessions during the summer and fall months, representatives from the MCSB and UTM reached mutually agreed upon terms and conditions for teachers and school related personnel (SRP) for the 2021-2022 school year.