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)
5:00 PM MCSD School Board Meeting
5:00 PM School Board Meeting
Just a reminder to parents, students and staff: the school district is no longer performing Covid contact tracing, so it is very important for us all to pay close attention to our own health and safety. If you are feeling sick stay home until you are feeling better. If symptoms persist, please see a medical professional. We must all work together to stop the spread of Covid in our schools and staying home ensures you do not infect others. Thank you!
Mrs. Leslie Holmes has been named as the new Director of Adult Education, according to Monroe County School District Superintendent Theresa Axford. She moves from her previous position as the Assistant Principal of Sugarloaf School to fill the vacancy left by Trevor Tyler’s move to Marathon High School.
Monroe County School District will continue to remain in compliance with the most recent Emergency Rule issued by the State of Florida Surgeon General. We will NOT be following the CDC guidance, as the Emergency Rule supersedes all county and CDC guidelines. Masks are strongly encouraged for all students and staff. Important Note: Community members who are visitors to our campuses are expected to be in compliance with the guidance issued by the health department and wear masks in district buildings.Our school policies for students and staff remain in place and can be found by clicking the link below.
MCSD is committed to creating a web design that meets the needs of our students, staff, and community. We value your feedback as we make these important updates. Please complete this short survey to help us meet your needs. Complete the survey at https://tinyurl.com/WEBMCSD
Perseverance is defined as continuing a course of action despite difficulty or a delay in achieving success. Olympic medalist Chaunte Lowe talks parent to parent about the importance of instilling perseverance in our children.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies throughout the district signified the official opening of the AHEC mobile Dental Van. We are excited to announce that AHEC will be providing services across the district from their new mobile Dental Van! Parents must call to make an appointment. The information and schedule of locations along with a larger version of the picture can be found by clicking the "Learn More" link below.
The easy and safe way to pay for school-related activities is here! You can pay with your credit/debit card or electronic check. Simply look in your child’s welcome folder or check for the $ Symbol on your child’s school’s webpage to access their RevTrak Portal for instructions on how to create an account. RevTrak is used for paying fees and other school-related activities.
Scholarship Opportunity for students interested in Marine Science
The WCK-UAE Marine Science Educational Advancement Scholarship is designed to support Monroe County residents and students interested in pursuing a degree in a marine science-related field. Applications are open until February 15, 2022. Please see the press release below. Interested applicants can submit their application here: https://www.keysunitedway.org/MSEAS
Florida Heiken, a Children's Vision Program, can provide eye exams and glasses for children at no cost. Please scan the code to find out more. You can also print and complete the registration form and turn it into your school office.
Download the registration forms here:
Parents are asked to complete the Lunch Benefits Application. Though meals are free this year, the applications help to determine the amount of funding that the state allocates to Title I and Internet Connection Rates for the school district next year. Lunch Benefits Application Form (https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/MONC02 ) is the link to the form. Forms are also available at the school.
Each school has a nurse that is available to students. In order for a student to be seen, a Health History Emergency Contact Form must be on file. If you want your child to be able to see the nurse, please complete the form and return it to the school nurse if you have not done so already.