Enrollment for Spring 2021 MDVS is now open. Please note that enrollment is extremely limited for new students and the form link below MUST be completed before December 4 th, 2020 in order to be considered. Enrollment is for Spring 2021, beginning January 5, 2021.
Parents and students who express interest in Monroe District Virtual at this time should complete the forms located @ https://forms.gle/15bGoP5A7uAP1FiM7 . Completion of the form below does not automatically qualify a student for enrollment in My District Virtual School. Once the information is submitted, the MDVS department will review the application for available courses, progression, available accommodations, and appropriate placement.
Parents/Guardians: We are required to notify you of Reading Scholarship Accounts - available for students in grades 3 through 5. Click here for detaills in english, spanish and creole.
MCSD Teen Crisis Help Line Don't hesitate to reach out now if you need help! We are here for you!
School District blog will have school related Covid-19 information all in one place. Check it out!
Starting Tuesday, September 8th through Friday, December 18th, all children in Monroe County 18 and under will be eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. Visit the MCSD Food Services Department Facebook page for periodic updates and addtional information More information is available here....
We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Just a reminder: having safe schools is a group effort. We all are a part of this community and we all have to take into consideration the safety of others as well as the safety of ourselves and our families.
None of us wants to be the reason another person gets sick. So, make sure you don't bring the virus back to school with you when you return to class on Monday. If you know you have been exposed to someone who has Covid-19, or if you are not feeling well yourself, stay home. Get tested. Be safe, and help us to keep Monroe County Schools safe and healthy.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
MCSD & UTM Bargaining Team
The Monroe County School District (MCSD) and the United Teachers of Monroe (UTM) convenes annually to bargain conditions pertinent to the UTM, Teachers and SRP Contracts. A subcommittee has been formed to work on Exceptional Student Education caseloads and will meet on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams. For access to observe or any inquiries, please contact Harry Russell by email at: Harry.Russell@keysschools.com no later than Noon, the day before a scheduled session. The public is welcomed and can observe at the following location:
MCSD Administrative Building, 241 Trumbo Road Key West - Inquire at front office - 305.293.1400 (Contact: Harry Russell)
Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
The MCSD/UTM Bargaining Team
Pictured in the photo: Left to right, Poinciana School Cafeteria Manager Marlyn Anne Brown Menite, Poinciana School Principal Dr. Larry C. Schmiegel and cafeteria worker Priscilla Sullivan. Keys Energy Services recently donated backpacks to the Monroe County School District. The 2,400 backpacks will be used county-wide to help tackle the issue of food insecurity with students and their families. "These are bags we would normally have given out at community events," said Keys Energy spokesperson Julio Torrado. "Since many of these events were canceled due to the pandemic, we thought this was a great way to use them. Food insecurity in our community should be something we are all concerned about," he said.
Last week was Red Ribbon Week and while it looked different this year, Marathon High School still celebrated! There were two socially distanced proclamation events (for A-Day and B-Day students). One of the group photos taken by Maggie Coleman-Sayer was accepted into the National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. The school with the most votes wins! Please vote for MHS! People can vote once every 24 hours. Please use this link to vote - http://wshe.es/ZT3pLHaN
Poinciana Elementary School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, celebrated Unity Day with students, faculty and staff wearing orange. Our Unified Partners Club members Sawyer, Sebastian, Hannah, Marlene, Jakob, Chase and Monea encouraged everyone to treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Superintendent Theresa Axford recently announced that four Monroe County School District seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Coral Shores High School’s Alison Woltanski and Emma Kost, Marathon High School’s Katerina Nikiforova, and Key West High School’s Christina Tong. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide were selected for this prestigious honor. Congratulations, Alison, Emma, Katerina and Christina on this outstanding accomplishment. Please click “Learn More” to see additional information about each honoree.