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 School Board Meeting
5:00 PM MCSD School Board Meeting
This week is Launch into Literacy Week in Florida. The theme for 2022 is Launch Into Literacy, Blast Off Into New Worlds! Click the "Learn more" link below to see a video of Superintendent Theresa Axford talking about this wonderful event and for a schedule of events at our schools!
Zachary Owens of Coral Shores High School has been named as the Monroe County School District Teacher of the Year. Mr. Owens teaches various math classes, is the coach for the Academic Challenge Team, girls JV soccer and tennis team, a club sponsor for National Honor Society and Chess Club and holds after school tutoring sessions.
Parents/Guardians: MCSD would like your input as they develop the Strategic Plan for the district. Please click on the "Learn More" link for information on how to complete our survey and for information regarding upcoming Town Hall meetings!
The 50th Annual Florida Keys Health Fairs will be held Saturday, February 5th in Key West and Marathon. The events will feature free medical, dental and vision screenings. Pre-registration is required. Click the link below this message to see details in English, Spanish and Creole about where the events will be held, what services will be offered, and to find information about how to register.
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!
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.
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.
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.