Our home-based learning initiative maintains support for our students during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

May Sands Montessori Students, Lead Guides, and other members of our Instructional Team will connect using the Google Classroom platform: 

Students Connecting with a School-issued Device

  1. Turn on the Chromebook
  2. Select an available Wi-Fi network, enter the password, and click Connect.
  3. Log into the Chromebook using the same method you would typically use on campus.

Students Connecting with a Personal Device

Use this link to connect: http://launchpad.classlink.com/mcsd

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We are here to help! If you need support with a district-issued device or usernames and passwords, please reach out to IT Support:  305-293-1400 Ext 53313 and 305-293-1400 Ext 53326

Our school building remains closed but we have members of staff available to facilitate content and program clarification questions Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:00: 305.293.1400, ext. 53418.

Students can reach out to their Lead Guide via email and should expect a response within 24 business hours.

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*Participation: Active engagement in online class activities, whether live or via recorded sessions and class discussion board. 

The Google Classroom calendar is a helpful organizational tool. Use it!

Make a daily practice of checking each area in all of your classes. Parents can help, too!

Engagement Schedules

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Primary Program

Seahorse Engagement Schedule - updated 4-6-2020

Lower Elementary Program

Manatee Engagement Schedule - updated 4-6-2020

Osprey Engagement Schedule - updated 4-6-2020

 

Upper Elementary Program

Reef Gecko Engagement Schedule - updated 4-6-2020

Sea Star Engagement Schedule - updated 4-6-2020

Early SecondaryProgram

Blue Tang Engagement Schedule - updated 4-6-2020

Health & Physical Education

Health & PE Master Engagement Schedule

Subscription-based Resources for May Sands Montessori Students

Our school’s site license provides at-home access to students for Math and Reading practice, and the following documents will help families learn how to access their student’s account online:

Resources

Learn how you can incorporate Montessori principles into your home, from the American Montessori Society

Technology Resources Handbook for Students

QuickStart Guide for Using District-managed Chromebooks Off-campus 19-20

FDOE Guidance

MCSD Instructional Continuity Plan FAQ

Parent Tips: Supporting Children with Special Needs in Virtual Formats

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times

In response to the Florida Department of Education’s concern for the health and safety of its children, our school has added the DCF Report Abuse Hotline phone number, 1-800-962-2873, to give our students in crisis a pathway to help and healing.