On this page MSMS families will find the following information:
- School Committee Information
- Required Forms for MSMS Families
- School Lunch Options and Information
- Helpful Tools for MSMS Families
- School Volunteer Application Process
Our school thrives on a strong partnership between the school and home. We are happy to have the support of our families: in the classroom, around campus, and in our community. Thank you for choosing May Sands Montessori as your child’s education provider.
School Committee Information
Participation on at least one committee is a requirement for each family at May Sands Montessori School.
House & Grounds Committee: Craig Reynolds, committee chair
Planning & Development Committee: Eric Dickstein, committee chair
Finance Committee: Chase Hurst, committee chair
Bylaws Committee: Chairperson Needed
Community Cultivation Committee: Chairperson Needed
Enrichment & Aftercare Committee: Chairperson Needed
Required Forms for MSMS Families
We have transitioned most of our required school forms to digital format, using Google Forms. The following forms are required for school records:
Authorized Student Pick-Up List – This form must be completed to allow family members and friends to pick-up your child from school.
Family Handbook 2020 School Year – All MSMS families should be familiar with the handbook.
Family-School Commitment Agreement – All MSMS families must complete this form.
Health History and Emergency Contact Information form – For privacy reasons, this form is not available in electronic format. Please request the form and complete it next time you are visiting the school or request a PDF copy be emailed to you by emailing [email protected].
Honor Code – MCSD – Completion of this form is required by the Monroe County School District (MCSD).
Independent Student Travel Permission – This form must be completed for your child to walk, bicycle, etc to and from school without parent/legal guardian supervision.
Student Travel Permission for School Sponsored Outings – This form is a blanket permission to allow your child to walk with MSMS staff and volunteers to nearby locations for field trips.
Volunteer Release Form – All MSMS families are required to complete 25 service hours per school year. Please scroll down to School Volunteer Application Process to complete your volunteer registration.
School Lunch Options and Information
There are 3 options for your child’s school lunch:
1.) Monroe County School District Free and Reduced Lunch Program: One family application is required annually. If you have qualified for SNAP, TANF or MEDICAID, and application may not be necessary. To see if you qualify for meal benefits, please complete the online MCSD application: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome
To make lunch payments, please go to: https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
For information about menus and pricing please to to: Meal Menu and Price List.
2.) Marc House Rainbow Cafe: Families can pre-order a lunch delivery by calling 305-296-4293 *20.
PLEASE NOTE: MSMS only allows student lunch delivery from either the MCSD Meal Program or the Marc House Rainbow Cafe. Meal delivery from any other entity is not allowed.
3.) Send a packed lunch: Refrigeration and re-heating is not available, please ensure that your child’s lunch is packed in an insulated lunch bag.
Helpful Tools for MSMS Families
Family-School Volunteering Commitment
Charter school families make a commitment to support their student’s school through volunteer service. Additionally it is a Monroe County School District requirement that all family volunteers complete their online volunteer application and wait for school district approval before participating in any school volinteer activity and field trips or other related activities.
At May Sands Montessori School (MSMS), each family is responsible for giving 25 hours annually – with five of those hours dedicated toward fundraising activity. All school service hours must be verified by a committee chairperson or a member of MSMS staff. Families are required sign in and out, and are responsible for completing their family record of service hours – located at the school’s front office. We cannot convert monetary donations to Service Hours.
There will be many opportunities for families to earn service hours through varied forms of support; from serving on committees, on campus activities and tasks, or volunteering at events.
To complete your School Volunteer Application PLEASE CLICK HERE