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School Open Houses 2016
(This list will be updated as dates and times become available)
 
School Event Date Time
Big Pine Academy Open House Tuesday, September 6 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Coral Shores HS  Open House Wednesday, August 24 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Gerald Adams Elementary Open House Tuesday, September 13 6:00 PM
Horace O'Bryant School Elementary Open House Thursday, September 8 5:30 PM
Horace O'Bryant School Middle School Open House Thursday, September 8 6:00 PM
Key Largo School Open House Wednesday, August 31 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Key West HS Open House Thursday, September 1 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Marathon HS Open House Wednesday, September 7 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Plantation Key School Middle School Open House Thursday, September 1 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Plantation Key School PreK-5 Open House Monday, August 29 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Poinciana Elementary Open House    
Sugarloaf School Open House Wednesday, September 28 6:00 - 7:30 PM  
Switlik Elementary Open House Wednesday, September 14 5:30 PM
Treasure Village Montessori Back to School Night    
































 
Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program

The Monroe County School District announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under the NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS. Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting the Food Services Office, 241 Trumbo Rd. Key West, FL 305-293-1400 x 53343.

Parents can sign up for the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program online.  Click here to access the online application.

 

Monroe Computes Offers Laptops
Brand new laptop computers are available to all Monroe County students enrolling in Advanced Placement Computer Science (AP CS) at the Florida Virtual School (FLVS).  

“This is a new initiative from COMPUTE$,” according to John Padget, representing the sponsoring foundation. “Some students are ready to acquire additional computing skills and we want to help.”

For detailed information about this new initiative from Monroe/ COMPUTE$, please read this press release.

Take Stock in Children Information

Notice of Meetings
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. the Board will hold a Regular Meeting and the 2016-2017 Budget Workshop at 5:05 P.M. The meeting will be held at the A.J. Henriquez Administration Bldg., 241 Trumbo Road, Key West. A Public Hearing on the adoption of Policies and/or Job Descriptions may be held.
 
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 3:00 P.M the Board will hold a Workshop & Regular Meeting at the Coral Shores High School Media Center, 89901 Overseas Highway, Tavernier. The Final Budget Hearing on the adoption of the 2016-2017 Budget will be held at approximately 5:05 P.M. A Public Hearing on the adoption of Policies and/or Job Descriptions may be held.
 
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. the Board will hold a Regular Meeting at the Marathon High School Media Center, 350 Sombrero Road, Marathon. A Public Hearing on the adoption of Policies and/or Job Descriptions may be held.
 
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, with respect to any matter considered at a School Board meeting or hearing, that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.  If signing, special seating or other accommodations are required, please call 293-1400 ext. 53323 72 hours prior to the meeting.

EPIC Meeting Scheduled
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, October 6, 2016 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”
Marathon High School, 350 Sombrero Beach Road, Marathon– “Room 6209”
Plantation Key K-8 School, 100 Lake Road, Tavernier – Inquire at front office
Key Largo K-8 School, 104801 Overseas Highway, Ley Largo – Inquire at front office
 
The public is welcomed.
New Teacher Orientation


To welcome teachers who are new to Monroe County and to prepare for the 2016-2017 school year, New Teacher Orientation sessions were held on August 8th and 9th, and many great sponsors provided raffle prizes. Our featured photo is of Evelyn Varela from Key Largo School who won a Kindle Fire donated by PlanMember Securities Corporation.




 
CareerSource South Florida Work Readiness Course
Congratulations to the students in Mr. Brian Flannigan's class at Key West High School for successfully completing the 8-week Work Readiness Course! Students were instructed by Jessica Gomez of CareerSource South Florida and Jennifer Wilsnack, KWHS ESE Job Coach, in areas of resume and cover letter writing, workplace behaviors, self-determination, and interview skills. The course concluded with individual mock interviews in which students utilized the skills learned during the course.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Wilsnack

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