May Sands Montessori School will adjust the method of instructional delivery in response to the level of community transmission of COVID-19.

Level 1: No Community Transmission

The school conducts regular operations with in-person, on-campus instruction; remote learning is not activated.

Level 2: Minimal to Moderate Community Transmission

The school implements a blended method of instructional delivery, providing in-person as well as synchronous online learning options for families.

Level 3: Substantial Community Transmission

The school facilities close and online instructional delivery begins, as outlined in its Instructional Continuity Plan.

School Year Starts Online

The new school year will begin in a virtual, online-only format due to the current level of community transmission of COVID-19 in our county. The first day of online learning for students at May Sands Montessori School takes place on August 31.  The school staff will host orientation workshops prior to the start of the school year; all members of the school staff return to work on Monday, August 3.

May Sands Montessori Reopening Plan Charter Board Approved 7-29-2020

CDC Tips for Parents: While School is Out

Updated Instructional Continuity Plan Document

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!

Subscription-based Resources for May Sands Montessori Students

Our school’s site license provides at-home access to students for 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.