March 20 Update - Marion County Public Schools
5PM, MARCH 20, 2020 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
352.840.3265 / Kevin.Christian@marion.k12.fl.us
LATEST UPDATE ISSUED FOR
MARION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MARION COUNTY – Marion County Public Schools’ update for today includes the following actions taken related to the COVID-19 situation:
- Parents/Families ae reminded to complete the AT-HOME TECHNOLOGY SURVEY to help the district determine technology needs. The survey must be completed by March 25 and is available by clicking this link.
- SUPPLEMENTAL READING MATERIALS will be available online and printed copies available for parent pickup if desired at schools starting Tuesday, March 24. Schools will be closed through April 15 but learning continues during this extended time.
- Elementary students can utilize the SPRING BREAK READING CHALLENGE materials available via myON. The contest has been extended because of campus closures. Visit this link for directions to access more than 6,000 myON books online. Books can also be downloaded on personal devices using MCPS campus WiFi.
- DISTANCE LEARNING / ONLINE PLATFORMS will be available to students starting March 30. However, not all 43k MCPS students have reliable Internet service at home, nor do they all have mobile devices to use. To better determine this need, parents should complete the At-Home Technology Survey discussed above.
- The district-coordinated “GRAB & GO” meal service launches Tuesday, March 24, county-wide.Children 18 and under, including those attending MCPS schools, will be provided a free breakfast, lunch, and snack bag each day. More details, including service locations and times, are available at www.marionschools.net. Once up and running, additional service sites may be suggested by calling 352.671.7050 Monday-Friday, 7AM-4PM.
- A “FOOD 4 KIDS” donation drive on the Downtown Ocala Square is set for Wednesday, March 25. This program benefits nearly 2,000 students and families each weekend and is sponsored by Interfaith Emergency Services. More information is available at www.marionschools.net.
- Visit www.marionschools.net and Twitter @MarionCountyK12 for further updates.
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