Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) Virtual Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Summer Interactive Learning Camp
The FSDB is excited to present the inaugural Virtual ECC Summer Interactive Learning Camp for children in grades 3 through 10 who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) or blind or visually impaired (BVI). Weekly lessons are focused on areas of the ECC for students who are DHH or BVI and their families. FSDB and non-FSDB students who have an active individual educational plan (IEP) with DHH or BVI as a primary exceptionality are eligible to register for one or all of these exciting sessions. All registered students will receive materials delivered to their homes for participation via live conferencing and engaging online classroom activities. These three one-week summer sessions, beginning July 13, 2020, are available at no cost for eligible Florida students ages 9-16. Families can register for a single week or all three weeks. Each week’s lessons are themed differently and led by certified teachers with experience working with students who are DHH or BVI. Space is limited and registration is required, so please do not wait to sign up. To register, go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh4o1nf809f88085&llr=qd87qgab
On June 5th, the Florida Department of Education began soliciting input on the K-12 Civics and Government Standards. The department will continue to collect input through August 5, 2020. The department invites you to participate in this review as explained in the linked Opening of the K-12 Civics and Government Standards Review memorandum. To participate in the K-12 Civics and Government Standards Review, please visit https://www.floridacivicsreview.org/
Meal service resumed at all the current locations and bus routes on Monday, June 8th through Friday, July 31st.
Our meal service operations at our drive through locations as well as our bus routes will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We will offer multiple days' worth of meals on each of the days. Meal service times will remain from 11:00am-12:00pm.
Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School year through Monroe Virtual School is now open until September 15, 2020 for full time enrollment.
Current Stanley Switlik principal, Brett Unke, has been chosen as Sugarloaf School’s (SLS) next principal, according to Superintendent Mark Porter. Unke, will take over for current principal Harry Russell, who moves to the district’s Executive Director for Personnel Support and Instructional Leadership role beginning 2020-2021 school year. “Mr. Unke is an exemplary leader and a strong advocate for public education,” Porter said. “His dedication and commitment to the students and professional educators he works with make him the ideal candidate for SLS.” While he is proud of the great strides made at Stanley Switlik during his tenure, Unke is looking forward to his new journey at the school where he first started his lifelong passion as a career educator. “I am excited to return to where it all started,” Unke said. “My first priority, as always, will continue to be providing educational programming that serves the needs of all students equally.”
Monroe County School District G.E.M Awards were given out a recent school board meeting. The recipients of the June 23rd awards are Krishna Lowe a Kindergarten Teacher and Virtual Victor for Horace O’ Bryant School, Mike Forster of Mangrove Mike’s Endeavors and Martha Wyker an EL Teacher at Poinciana Elementary School. We are thankful for the efforts these GEMS put out to support our students and families as well as what they do to make our County and school system a better place. Please Click “Learn More” to see specifics about each honoree.
Marathon Middle High School and Sugarloaf School both were recognized during this year’s state Celebrate Literacy Week Contest this school year! They were able to do so even during the Covid-19 shutdown. Students created PSAs about how literacy takes you on adventure and the contest was based on public interaction with those PSAs on Social Media, so both schools want to thank all of you that liked and or shared one of the many Literacy in Monroe County Schools posts submitted by these schools. Along with their award recognition, Marathon High School will receive a $500 cash award and Sugarloaf School will receive $300. Congratulations to both schools and their creative students.