Monthly Archives: March 2020

Weekly News Update: 3/25/2020

Hello Montessori Families & Friends! I appreciate your support as we carve these new pathways to learning; our school’s staff is working quickly to adapt to a new format for instruction and developing processes to keep our community connected under the circumstances.  I’m hosting a Google Meet this Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. where all members…

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School Family Update: Extended School Closure

The last few days have presented an overload of information and in the interest of keeping everyone informed, not overwhelmed, I’m delivering this update regarding the extended school closure and plan for the weeks ahead.  The resources provided in this message come from a variety of sources, though primarily from Monroe County School District Leadership. …

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COVID-19 Update: 3-17-2020

This afternoon with the support of Governor DeSantis, Florida’s Education Commissioner, Richard Corcoran, took decisive action and closed all schools through April 15, 2020. All state-mandated assessments have also been canceled. I have asked our Instructional Leaders to provide developmentally-appropriate resources to families for non-classroom-based activities to keep our students engaged during the extended interruption from…

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COVID-19 Update: 3-13-2020

MCSD/MSMS Update: No school for students from March 16-27. Standardized assessments will be delayed by two weeks. The district anticipates a mandate from the Florida Department of Education requiring a 14-day quarantine for all foreign & cruise ship travelers. Please continue to check the Monroe County School District’s website for updates: www.KeysSchools.com

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Attendance & Absence Reminders

Our school’s policies regarding attendance and absences align with other public schools in the district. Parents must include a reason when emailing their child’s absence and must include the student’s Lead Guide as well as our Administrative Assistant: Student Services & Instructional Support Any absence of three (3) days or longer requires a physician’s note…

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COVID-19 Update: Preventative Actions

The Monroe County School Health Coordinator provided us with a helpful resource to protect yourself and your family.  We’ve also posted it on our School Nurse’s page: http://maysandsmontessori.com/resources/school-nurse/ The best way to prevent illness is proper hand hygiene. Hand washing should be done with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your…

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