🍎CELEBRATING LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT🍎 Superintendent John D. Millay joined District and school leaders for instructional walks at Pinewood Elementary School and Warfield Elementary School this week. These learning walks allow faculty and administrators to collaborate as they identify best practices and opportunities for improvement that will lead to the best possible outcomes for all students. Dr. Millay continues to enjoy witnessing students and teachers engage in learning related to the new Benchmark curriculum, which is the English Language Arts (ELA) program that was recently adopted by the School Board for all students enrolled in District-operated schools. The curriculum is fully aligned to the Florida Department of Education's new B.E.S.T. standards for student learning. "One of the many things I love about the new ELA series is that it incorporates different subject areas, including science content, throughout the curriculum," Dr. Millay shared. "It's so important for our students to continue making connections across all areas while building their literacy and writing skills. I am appreciative of our School Board for making this great academic investment in all Martin County students. Our students and teachers are truly enjoying diving into these lessons. The engagement has been fantastic to see." #ALLINMartin👊
🩺VOLUNTARY VACCINATION EVENTS🩺 The Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH Martin) is currently hosting its second round of voluntary community vaccination clinics. 1st and 2nd doses of the #Pfizervaccine are being offered to interested individuals aged 12+. More: https://bit.ly/3Ab5sWL. #ALLINMartin👊
🍎SCHOOLS CLOSED🍎 Reminder, families - all District-operated schools will be closed Thursday, September 16, in observance of #YomKippur. #ALLINMartin👊
💡📚SPOTLIGHT ON LITERACY💡📚 Reporter Jon Shainman recently spoke with students and faculty at Warfield Elementary School about all of the ways the school is going #ALLINMartin👊 to help children embrace their #MCSDPotential🌟 as readers! Tune in to WPTV this afternoon between 4-6:30 for the story!
🍎SCHOOLS CLOSED🍎 Just a reminder, families - all District-operated schools will be closed September 6 & 7 in observance of #LaborDay and #RoshHashanah. View our complete instructional calendar for the 2021-2022 school year: https://www.martinschools.org/page/calendars #ALLINMartin👊
☔️When life gives us a little rain, we smile and are thankful for umbrellas!☔️ SouthState Bank in the Village of Indiantown graciously donated umbrellas for Warfield Elementary School staff to use in the carline and at the walkers' gate on rainy days. They also donated clerical supplies for the front office staff. We are so grateful for our amazing community partners! #ALLINMartin👊
🩺VOLUNTARY VACCINE AND TESTING OPPORTUNITIES🩺 The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Martin County is currently offering FREE PCR testing for COVID-19. Learn more and schedule an appt: https://curative.com/sites/31397 Find other PCR/Rapid testing sites in Martin County: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/ DOH Martin's vaccine opportunities are listed in the attached photo. To view other vaccine opportunities in our community, please click here: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ DOH Martin encourages individuals aged 12 and older to consider obtaining their COVID-19 vaccine if this recommendation is in alignment with guidance from their health care provider. Have questions? Contact DOH Martin at (772) 221-4000 option 9.
🩺HEALTH UPDATE 🩺 The Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH Martin) is currently hosting voluntary Pfizer vaccination clinics throughout the community. DOH Martin encourages interested individuals aged 12 and up to get vaccinated if this recommendation is in alignment with guidance received from their health care provider. Students aged 12-17 must have a parent/legal guardian present with them to receive a vaccination. Learn more: https://www.martinschools.org/article/513522 DOH Martin is also offering free COVID-19 testing for individuals aged 6 months and older. Learn more and make an appointment: https://curative.com/sites/31397 To get answers to your frequently asked questions about academics, health protocols and more, please click here: https://www.martinschools.org/page/frequently-asked-questions-covid #ALLINMartin👊
Dream of making an impact on the future generation? Interested in making a difference in the lives of students while maintaining a flexible schedule? We're currently hiring substitute teachers! Click here to learn more and apply for a position today: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1318589/Process_for_Becoming_a_Substitute_Teacher.pdf #ALLINMartin👊
Have questions about how to navigate or interpret data displayed on our COVID-19 dashboard? Please click here to watch a short informational video: https://youtu.be/Bl2KRDpxtv8 If you have additional questions after viewing the video, please email MCSDReopening@martinschools.org for assistance.
To learn more about upcoming voluntary vaccination events in our community, please click here: https://www.martinschools.org/article/513522 Children aged 12-17 must have a parent or legal guardian present with them to obtain a vaccine. #ALLINMartin👊
🍎MARTIN MINUTE WITH MILLAY🍎 Superintendent John D. Millay and Ms. Elizabeth Rumie, ESE Secretary, have an important message for families about report cards and FOCUS Parent Portal accounts! If your child attended school in the Martin County School District last year, they will be bringing home a copy of their final report for the 2020-2021 school year no later than tomorrow afternoon. They will also bring home a copy of instructions for parents/caregivers to access their FOCUS Parent Portal accounts. These accounts allow families to easily keep up with their child's grades, attendance and more! If you need assistance with claiming your FOCUS Parent Portal account, please call (772) 219-1200 ext. 30610 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on August 20, 23 and 24. Staff will be available to assist in English and Spanish. Watch Dr. Millay's message here: https://youtu.be/W0q2V-ctFmc We are #ALLINMartin👊 and ready to help all students achieve their #MCSDPotential🌟 this school year!
🔊VACCINATION EVENTS🔊 While vaccinations are voluntary for students and staff, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH Martin) encourages individuals aged 12 and up to consider obtaining their COVID-19 vaccine if this recommendation is in alignment with guidance from their health care provider. Vaccination events will take place throughout Martin County in the coming days. Students aged 12-17 must have a parent/legal caregiver present with them to receive a vaccination. Please contact DOH Martin at (772) 221-4000 with questions. #ALLINMartin👊
🍎CURRICULUM NIGHTS🍎 Our elementary schools will host Curriculum Nights for families on August 18 and 19. View specific details for your child's school: https://www.martinschools.org/page/reopening#curriculumnights If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of illness, awaiting COVID-19 test results, have tested positive for COVID-19, or are currently quarantined, please do not attend Curriculum Night in person. Please contact your child's school- staff will make arrangements for you to receive the same information that will be presented during these events. #ALLINMartin👊
🍎SPRING ASSESSMENT SCORE REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE🍎 Parents - Score reports for the Spring 2021 state assessments are now available in the FOCUS Parent Portal. Score reports are available for the following subject areas: FSA English Language Arts (ELA), FSA Math, Science Grades 5 & 8, Algebra EOC, Geometry EOC, Civics EOC, Biology EOC and U.S. History (EOC). Please review the attached images to learn how you can access your child's reports.
🍎📚 WELCOME BACK! 🍎📚 It's the #FirstDayofSchool, Martin County! We are so excited to welcome all of our students back to our classrooms. 🛑🚍Please exercise caution on our roadways while allowing extra time to reach your destination - school buses are transporting our most precious cargo. Many students will also be walking, biking or waiting at bus stops throughout the community. ❓Have questions about #BacktoSchool? Visit our website at https://www.martinschools.org/page/reopening. We are #ALLINMartin👊 and ready to help ALL students achieve their #MCSDPotential🌟!
🍎📚BACK TO SCHOOL 2021: STAYING IN THE KNOW🍎📚 Families - our FOCUS Parent Portal is a one-stop shop for reviewing information about your child's attendance, class grades, state assessment results and more! If you do not already have access to the FOCUS Parent Portal, please follow the steps outlined in the photos to claim your account. We are #ALLINMartin👊 and ready to help all students achieve their #MCSDPotential🌟!
🍎RETURNING WITH RESILIENCE🍎 The Martin County School District has partnered with Tykes & Teens, a leading local provider of mental health services, to ensure students are prepared for success as they return to school campuses. CBS12's Madeline Montgomery spoke with Jensen Beach High School teacher Tony Ferro about what "returning with resilience" means for families: https://cbs12.com/news/local/teachers-take-extra-steps-to-ease-transition-from-quarantine-to-classroom. #ALLINMartin👊
🚨PLANNING FOR SAFETY🚨 The Martin County School District was one of the first school districts in Florida to be in full compliance with Alyssa's Law, which requires schools to have a mobile panic alarm system in place to notify local law enforcement in case of an emergency. WPTV's Stephanie Susskind took an in-depth look at our comprehensive security solution. Learn more here: https://www.wptv.com/news/education/back-to-school/martin-county-school-district-touts-new-technology-to-keep-students-staff-safe We are #ALLINMartin👊 and ready to help all students achieve their #MCSDPotential🌟!
🍎PLANNING FOR HEALTH AND SUCCESS🍎 On Thursday, August 5, the Martin County School Board approved Superintendent John D. Millay's recommendation that the District hire additional nurses to assist with required contract tracing processes in the coming school year. While the Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH Martin) has applied for a grant that would fund these positions if approved, Dr. Millay and the School Board believe it is important to begin the school year with these important health professionals in place and assisting our schools. WPTV's Todd Wilson spoke with Dr. Millay about why these positions are a priority for the District. Read more here: https://www.wptv.com/rebound/state-of-education/martin-county-school-district-hires-more-nurses #ALLINMartin👊