· Per the governor’s order, distance learning continues through June 1, the last instructional day for the 2019-2020 school year in Marion County Public Schools. Teachers and students continue interaction, assignments, and activities through this date. School campuses remain closed to the public.
· Class of 2020 graduation events have been postponed; however, MCPS leaders are committed to recognizing seniors in appropriate ways. Details are forthcoming.
· School administrators are discussing year-end activities to help students, teachers, parents, and families bring closure to this school year.
· Field trips and extra-curricular activities are canceled for the remainder of this school year.
“Parking Lot Wi-Fi” is now available at six schools and coming to four more. Dunnellon High, Fort McCoy K-8, Lake Weir Middle, North Marion High, North Marion Middle, and Vanguard High parking lots now offer free Wi-Fi service Monday-Friday from 9 AM-7 PM. Users simply drive into the parking lot, login, and access learning materials online. Additional schools receiving the service in the immediate future include Belleview Middle, Forest High, Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks, and West Port High. This service is provided through a partnership with the City of Ocala.
The Progress Report 4 window has been extended from Thursday, April 23rd to Thursday, April 30th.
As a district, grades will begin posting in Skyward using an automated process beginning Thursday, April 30th and will close on May 4th at 11:59pm. Assignments that appear in the gradebooks ON or BEFORE Thursday, April 30th will be included within Progress Report 4.
Parents and students will be encouraged to check Skyward’s Student and Family Access for their student’s progress, as progress reports for Q4 will not be printed.
Key Points from the MCPS April 2, 2020 Emergency Meeting 5:00 p.m.
- After receiving conflicting information, it has been confirmed that Tuesday is the last pick-up date for Chromebooks. You must contact the schools by Monday.
- Principals may or may not be on campus with a small segment of their essential staff. No one else.
- No teachers on campus after tomorrow. They will only have the hours between 9:05 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. to remove their belongings and schedule around their 2 hours of office hours and any lessons they have scheduled. (Please, wish me luck! Also, patience and understanding.)
- The rooms will be cleaned and sealed. Deep cleaning- a fogger that sanitizes the room.
- At this time we are not giving 0’s on assignments.
- Grab-N-Go Meals will continue.
Hello, BMS family!
Here is the latest update as a result of the release of information from the district and today's faculty meeting:
- Teachers will input and finalize grades on Monday, March 30, 2020
- Wednesday- students participate in online learning.
- Teachers will make their assignments and activities available via their web pages found on each school’s homepage.
- All schools can be accessed via www.marionschools.net.
- Students will find their assignments and activities on these teacher webpages. I will also use Google classroom, Zoom, and email.
- This “hybrid” model of work and instruction continues until April 16, when schools are set to reopen.
At this time, we are requesting that no one come to campus unless absolutely necessary. If you must obtain work, you will call the main office at (352) 671-6235 to request access. Under no circumstances will anyone be granted to other buildings or classrooms. The custodial staff is working continuously to disinfect the school.
“Grab & Go” meal service continues Monday. Today, MCPS served lunch to 4,167 children. This week, the district handed out 29,697 meals to students district-wide. Currently, 22 schools prepare and distribute food at nearly 100 different locations. To suggest additional sites, call 352.671.7050 (M-F, 7 AM-4 PM, wait times could be lengthy). Families can call 211, text “FoodFL” to 877-7877, or visit www.SummerBreakSpot.org for their nearest serving location. This program serves ALL children 18 and under regardless of whether they walk or ride a bicycle, bus or car to school and continues Monday-Friday until classes resume.