Attention Sugarloaf Parents:
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Parents/Guardians, the Free/Reduced School Meal Benefits Application is available at:
If you think that your children may qualify for meal benefits, NOW is the time to complete an application.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FOR ANY CHILDREN THAT MAY QUALIFY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ATTEND SCHOOL IN PERSON OR PARTICIPATE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING.
Please note that an application needs to be completed EVERY YEAR. Your child’s meal benefit status from the 2019-2020 school year will carry over but WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 24TH.
If you have any questions please contact the Food Services Student Eligibility Coordinator at (305) 293-1400 x 53356.
Meal service will resume on Wednesday, August 19th. Meals will be offered at various bus stops throughout the county as well as drive through service at all schools. Drive though meal times will be during Sugarlaof Schools Designated Lunch Break , M-F 11:30 am -12:30 pm. $4.25 for grades PK-5, $4.60 for grades 6 -12 and $5.85 for students not registered. Please go the Monroe County School District website for information about qualifying schools and meal times for your student's specific school bus route. MCSD Meal Service Distribution Bus Route Information for Key West, Middle Keys and Upper Keys Students will receive a lunch and a breakfast for the next day. Meal service will be every weekday and meals will be offered for Monday through Friday (no weekend meals). Remember students that qualify for free or reduced meals need to complete a Free and Reduced Application now. Information about the application, a link to the application and contact information can also be found on the Monroe County School District website @keysschools.com.
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A Message from the Monroe County Transprtation Department
Parents/Guardians: In order to control bus capacities and keep our students safe, all students MUST register and be assigned to a bus, PRIOR to riding.
Bus regsitration information and answers to many of your transporation needs is availble on our district website @ https://fl02202360.schoolwires.net/Page/6648
APPLY NOW For Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) at Sugarloaf School
Congratulations to our Shark Family: Teachers, Students, Parents and Staff for helping become a 2019-2020 Gold Tier 1 FLPBIS Model School! We’ve put in the hard work and have been awarded Model School status.
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.” As the Principal of Stanley Switlik Elementary School for the past seven years, Unke has implemented programs such as Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), while continually achieving 5 STAR and Gold ratings for the top rated elementary school. Unke was also the administrative lead for the construction the new Stanley Switlik Elementary campus in Marathon. His construction background will be tapped once again as Sugarloaf school enters the planning phase for its upcoming school construction project. “Sugarloaf School is fortunate to have Brett Unke as their new principal,” said incoming Superintendent Theresa Axford, who also selected Unke as a member of the MCSD Back to School Task Force. “Brett’s ability to see all facets of a multi-tiered project to completion, coupled with his strong leadership skills will greatly benefit the students, staff, and families of Sugarloaf School.” 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.”
Say Something Week was conclude with our annual Safety Day event. Students were able to interact with various law enforcement and first responders, such as, MCSD, Monroe County Fire Rescue, KWPD and FWC to name several. Special thank you to Sheriff Ramsay for all of your continued support and shirts for the staff and kids. Students also participated in Mindfulness Yoga. Everyone was treated to a BBQ hotdog lunch provided by Centennial Bank and bottled water by Pepsi. Sugarloaf School would like to thank everyone that made this a successful event.
Teachers and District personnel throughout Monroe County visited our school for our first AVID Day showcase. The following teachers prepared for and allowed the visitors to see AVID strategies in their classrooms: Ms. Anderson Language arts, Ms. Murray Math, Ms. Osborn Kindergarten and Ms. Means Ms. Hettel and Mr. Walden did AVID Stem rotations in the Media Center. Additionally Dr. Malone and her AVID students ( Lincoln, Kyndall, Amber, Lania and Sebastian) joined Mr. Walden, our AVID Site Coordinator on a panel for the debrief. Our AVID students were very articulate in how AVID has helped them be successful students.