EPIC Committee Meeting
The Monroe County School District Educational Performance Incentive Compensation (EPIC) Committee traditionally meets each 1st Thursday of the month. Our next EPIC Committee meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 4 – 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the following locations via videoconference:
MCSD Administrative Building, 241 Trumbo Road Key West - “Executive Conference Room”
Sugarloaf School, 255 Crane Blvd. Sugarloaf - “ESE Director’s Office”
Plantation Key K-8 School, 100 Lake Road, Tavernier – Inquire at front office
Key Largo K-8 School, 104801 Overseas Highway, Key Largo – Inquire at front officeThe public is welcomed.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony at Plantation Key School was held on January 10, 2017.
From the program brochure:
"The new Plantation Key School (PKS) will inspire collaborative learning for the next generation of Florida Keys students from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. The project consists of the phased replacement of existing facilities originally built in the 1970’s, while ongoing operations are maintained. The new 100,000 square foot school will be built according to the Green Globes assessment standard for sustainable building design, operation and management."
Click here for the program brochure.
Even the youngest PKS students got involved.....
FOCUS Parent Portal Registration - Open Registration Extended Until 1/31/17
In order to create a Parent Portal Account during the December 1 - January 31 open enrollment period, you will need these three things:
The FOCUS Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and involvement for you in your child's education. This portal will allow you to monitor your child's progress in school by providing timely access to both assignments and grades that are entered by the teacher throughout the grading period. This communication tool will improve your ability to assist your child and to communicate with the teacher if necessary.
1. Your child's 10-digit ID number - this information is available from your child, from their portal page, or on their report card.
2. The last 4 digits of your child's Social Security Number. The SSN must be on file with the school in order for online registration to be completed.
3. Your child's date of birth.
PARENT PORTAL REGISTRATION site
Step-by-step instructions on creating a FOCUS Parent account
FOCUS Portal Para Padres (en Español)
FOCUS Parent Portal Instructions in Creole
If you do not have the information listed above, or your child's SSN and/or date of birth are not in the FOCUS system, you will need to register in person at your child's school after January 31, 2017.
Once you have created your FOCUS Parent Portal account, you will be able to view your child's grades and attendance information by visiting the FOCUS login page (also linked under the Parents drop-down menu above).
GEMS stands for Great Educational Moments for Monroe County Students. It is an effort to shine a light on the great things happening in the District Schools. This is an initiative from the Curriculum Department led by Mrs. Theresa Axford, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, which recognizes the GEMS in Monroe County.
In order to create a GEM, it takes the leadership of a great principal, the expertise of wonderful teachers and the commitment of outstanding students.
Click Here to view the GEMS web page and see the latest MCSD GEMS for 2016-17!