Monthly Archives: September 2017

Weekly Update: 9/26/17

We have had a tremendous outpouring of support in preparing our outdoor environment!  Staff, parents, grandparents, students, and even a few neighbors helped to clear the remaining tree debris from the turf, repair sections of our fence, clean our lunch area, and oil the locker doors.  I am amazed at the care and generosity that…

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Free School Meals through Oct. 20

As a result of Hurricane Irma, our district has received permission to offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students of Monroe County School District through October 20th.  To accommodate the district’s food service department, please indicate whether your child will be ordering breakfast and/or lunch – this is just an estimate; formal school…

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Hurricane Recovery Update: 9/18/17

The Superintendent took a lot of input from today’s principals’ conference call, and we’re meeting again tomorrow morning @ 11:00 to have an update before he makes the specific announcements on reopening of school.  Concerns for sanitary conditions were priority, as was addressing the anticipated delay for military families and childcare for the young children…

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Hurricane Recovery Update: 9/16/17

The anticipated re-entry has been established, though it sounds like restoration of power and water are still a work in progress.  I understand that many of us are far from home and while we are eager to be back, reports from those that are there of what awaits us doesn’t sound like an optimum environment;…

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Hurricane Recovery Update: 9/15/17

Today’s principals’ phone conference was positive and productive; the Superintendent has set September 25th as the targeted date to resume classes, but added that we’ll have to stay abreast of any county infrastructure updates on the restoration of utilities, which might affect our reopening.  He has asked all staff to plan on reporting back next…

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Post Hurricane Update: 9/12/17

The Superintendent just sent an update, which aligns with the news from Emergency Management Operations. There is limited business owner and residential access to the Upper Keys, north of MM75, with active checkpoints to ensure proof of residency or business ownership.   The Superintendent emphasizes that the conditions in the Upper Keys is not fully functioning,…

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Post Irma Update: 9/10/17

I’m sharing the Superintendent’s informative post, regarding the most recent update. It appears that water leaks and electrical outages will be the first areas of repair needed to our island, once the debris is cleared. We will have more information regarding the reopening of school as soon as we know the extent of the water…

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Hurricane Preparedness: 9/5/17

The Monroe County School District (MCSD) will be closed tomorrow, and at this time there is no expectation on when school staff will be called back to work, or when schools will reopen.  Stay tuned to the school district’s website: http://keysschools.schoolfusion.us/ for district updates; May Sands Montessori School will follow MCSD procedures for school closure…

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