Achieving Excellence

  • A Message from Coach Willis and Coach Russo 

    Coach Willis-

    Boys Basketball Registration has officially started! Coach Willis and Coach Duran will be the boy's basketball coaches this year for SLS Middle School Boys. Please come by Coach Willis’ office, in the Gymnasium, to pick up a registration packet, or see Coach Parker for one. All interested players must have a copy of a current sports physical, a copy of their medical insurance card, and a signed Covid waiver form in order to participate. Payment fees will not be accepted until after tryouts are completed. Tryouts will be held Monday, November 1st from 3:45-4:45 pm, and Tuesday, November 2nd from 3:45-4:45 pm. Late busses will be provided for the following days. Once a team is formed, practices will be held every Monday and Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 pm, and Fridays 2:30-3:25 pm. On Fridays, students can take the elementary busses when dismissed.

    Go Sharks!


    Coach Russo-

    Girls Basketball Registration has begun! Girls Basketball is open to only SLS students in grades 6th-8th. Come by Ms. Russo’s classroom, Room 1102 in the middle school building, to pick up a registration packet, or see Coach Parker for one. All interested players must have a copy of a current sports physical, a copy of their medical insurance card, and a signed Covid waiver form in order to participate. Tryouts will be Monday, November 1st from 3:45-4:45 pm, Late buses are provided. Once the team is formed, practices will be held every Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:45-4:45 pm.

    Go Lady Sharks!

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    Parent/Student Focus Portal Instructions


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    MCSD Blog: News and Information about Florida Keys Schools-Check back often for latest blog

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  • masks hand washing social distancing flyer

    Masks, Hand washing and Social Distancing in English, Espanol, Kreyol 


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    Please Like our new Facebook Page 


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    MCSD Teen Crisis Help Line Flyer 

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    Peachjar Family Newsletter Information



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  • Shark Shout Out to Our Featured Sponsors

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    Murray's Market


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  • Kindergarten Teacher Vacancy

    Sugarloaf School has an immediate opening for a Kindergarten teacher. If you are interested in teaching Kindergarten, you can apply @ or Contact us @ 305-745-3282 Ext 50303 and we will help answer any questions you may have about the position.

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  • Walden Named Sugarloaf School Assistant Principal

    Monroe County School District Superintendent Theresa Axford has named Kevin Walden to be the next assistant principal at Sugarloaf School. Leslie Holmes, the current assistant principal, has been selected as the new Director of Adult Education.

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  • SLS Coffee Club

    Ms. Gillespie's Students' SLS Coffee Club Cart made its debut today. These young entrepreneurs have coffee and treat that staff can get for a small donation. We thank them for the happy start to the day.

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  • Sugarloaf School Receives a Generous Donation from the Lower Keys Rotary

    Desirae with the Lower Keys Rotary presented Mr Unke and Mrs Holmes with a generous donation of Winn Dixie gift cards for our Sugarloaf School families. Thank you Lower Keys Rotary your generosity is warmly received!

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    Fence Banner Sponsorship Campaign

    Dear Potential Sponsor:

    We are excited to announce that Sugarloaf School is launching a collaborative sponsorship program with area businesses. The funds raised for this event will directly benefit every student and staff member at our school through our school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program, and give our local businesses desirable, targeted advertising space in return.

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  •   MCSD Strategic Plan Parent  Survey Flyer lower keys meeting February 2nd 5:30 PM at KWHS

    Please take a moment to complete the Parent Survey. Your input can help develop the MCSD Strategic Plan 

    Parent/guardian link:

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  • A Note from our School Counselor:

    Middle School 7th grade students will be participating in the SOS Signs of Suicide program with parent permission.   There is a live link in the letter that will take the parents to the information if they want to explore it. ( There are also assessments that parents can take if they are concerned about their students.  All parents can have access to the information if they wish to view it but only 7th graders will be getting the presentations with the School Counselor. Paper letters and resources are going home to all 7th-grade students on January 11th and Mrs. Sabbag will also send out a Dojo message since Ms. Klessens will be doing the presentations in her 7th-grade classes.

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  • Important Parent Information

    Federal Impact Aid Survey The Monroe County Schools are entitled to certain federal monies if either mother, father, or guardian of the student is employed on certain Federal Properties is on active full-time duty in the Uniformed Services if they live in a federal housing project or any combination of these requirements. To collect this money, the Monroe County School District must be able to substantiate our claim with a request on the Impact Aid form available to you on the Parent/guardian portal through FOCUS.

    For More information about the survey, click this Link:

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  • COVID-Policies Update 

    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. Our school policies for students and staff remain in place and can be found on the MCSD website. 



    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.

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  • Tickets for Sugarloaf home basketball games will be available for purchase online through Vanco Events

    The system is very easy to understand and navigate. Purchased tickets will have QR code to be scanned at the door.

    Adults $5/ Students and Children $3

    QR code to scan

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    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 first stop is Sugarloaf School January 11-13th.  The information and schedule of locations is on the flyers linked or can be found on AHEC's website at


    Heiken Children's Vision Program 

    NO COST Eye Exams and Glasses for Children.   Sign up at  The Heiken bus will be on campus the first week of February.   Sign up now.  


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    Sugarloaf School is proud to announce our 2021-2022  

    Teacher of the Year, 1st-grade teacher Ms. Marymalane Mayo. Additionally, our  

    Beginning Teacher of the Year, is our ESE teacher, Ms. Lindsay Gillespie, and our

    Inclusion Teacher of the Year, is our Intervention teacher, Ms. Jessica Smith

     beginning teacher of the year  inclusion teacher of the year

    Ms. Gillespie                                             Ms. Smith 

    Teachers of the Year candidates are nominated by and selected by their teacher peers. Congratulations to this year’s Teachers of the Year.




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Sugarloaf Students and Staff Winter Festivities

Congratulations to Ms. Sue on her Retirement

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    Sugarloaf School has been officially recognized by NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation as “NOAA Ocean Guardian School Year 2.” SLS is one of only three schools in Florida and one of only thirty schools nationwide to achieve this designation for the 2020-2021 school year!

    Mrs. Harris and her fellow ocean guardians have contributed positively to our local community by protecting the health of our marine life.

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