Mission: Educate All Students for Success
Vision: A Dynamic Educational System of Excellence
District, Martin County Education Association Reach Agreement on 2020-2021 Instructional Contract
On Monday, March 29, 2021, the Martin County School District came to an agreement with the Martin County Education Association regarding the instructional contract for the 2020-2021 school year. The agreement will allow the District to increase the starting teacher salary in Martin County to a base of $45,200. In addition, the District has committed $861,143 in funding from the operating budget to provide increases for all teachers and ease compression associated with raising the minimum teacher salary in accordance with House Bill 641. Salary adjustments will be retroactive to July 1, 2020.

"I am extremely proud of our negotiating teams for their commitment to collaboration throughout the process," Superintendent John D. Millay shared. "We are very fortunate in Martin County, as our teachers are the most talented and dedicated professionals you'll find anywhere in the world. I am pleased that we were able to reach a solution that allows us to follow the requirements of House Bill 641 and also provide increases to our veteran teachers."

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the Martin County School Board will hold an emergency meeting to ratify the agreement. The meeting, which will begin at 4 p.m. following the monthly School Board Workshop, will be livestreamed via YouTube. Please click here to view the agenda for the emergency meeting.

Once the agreement has been approved by the School Board, it must be submitted to and approved by the Florida Department of Education and ratified by the Martin County Education Association.


To view the proposed salary schedule for current MCSD teachers, please click here.

To view the proposed salary schedule for new hires, please click here.
ELA, Writing Florida Standards Assessments to Begin This Week
The District will administer Florida Standards Assessments (FSAs) in ELA/Reading for 3rd-grade students and Writing for 4th-10th grade students beginning tomorrow, April 6. The testing window will run through April 16.

The Florida Department of Education is requiring students to take all statewide assessments in person.
 
We encourage families to ensure their child practices healthy sleep habits and eats nutritious meals – free breakfasts and lunches are available to all students enrolled in the Martin County School District.  

Please be on the lookout for information about specific testing windows from your child's school. Please contact your child's school with questions about testing or returning to the on-campus learning environment. Our complete testing calendar is available here.
Building Connections: When Local Businesses and Organizations Partner With MCSD, Kids Win!
In accordance with its mission of educating all students for success, the Martin County School District is seeking input from local businesses and organizations about opportunities they would be interested in offering to our students. Valuable opportunities for students include on-the-job training, internships, full/part-time employment and volunteering.

If you or your company/organization are interested in partnering with us to provide a learning opportunity for our students, please click here to complete a short questionnaire. We thank you for your interest, engagement and support of our school district.
Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences to Begin This Week
Please mark your calendars - the Martin County School District will begin holding parent-teacher conferences this week!

Details about how to schedule Zoom sessions will be shared by your child's school. Please contact your child's school with any questions.
Parent University: School Safety & Security
The Martin County School District continues to present monthly virtual, informational workshops for all parents/guardians to access. This month's Workshop, held Thursday, April 1, focused on the many programs and plans the District has put in place to protect the safety of students and staff.

Please click here to watch the replay of Thursday's session and learn why MCSD is the safest school district in Florida!

To learn more about our Parent University framework, please click here.
Satisfaction and Engagement Surveys Launched for Students, Parents and Employees
As part of its continued commitment to educating all students for success, the Martin County School District has launched its annual Satisfaction and Engagement Surveys, which provide stakeholders the opportunity to give feedback on their level of satisfaction and engagement with school- and District-based programs, outreach efforts, initiatives and resources.

Teachers, students, administrators, staff and parents are encouraged to complete the surveys, which will be compiled by Instructional Services staff and distributed to schools and departments to help inform practices and create school improvement goals.
 
“The ability to gather and synthesize feedback from all stakeholder groups is key to our school district’s mission of educating all students for success,” Superintendent John D. Millay shared. “The annual Satisfaction and Engagement Surveys provide us with important insight about things we are doing well and areas which will require continued focus in our quest to become a dynamic educational system of excellence. I encourage all students, parents and employees to take a few moments to provide their invaluable feedback through their completion of this year’s surveys.”
 
The Satisfaction and Engagement Surveys launched Monday, March 1, 2021, and will close Tuesday, April 13, 2021.


Parents who have children enrolled in more than one school are encouraged to complete the parent survey for each school.  
 
 
The link for the parent survey in English is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S99P6MJ
 
El enlace para la encuesta para padres en Espanol es: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WFPMHKY
 
The link for the teacher survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S2YK3YG
 
The link for the staff survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SS38CKV 
 
The link for the administrator survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRSGM8T
 
The link for the grades K-2 student survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDMP92D
 
The link for the grades 3-12 student survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SYSXQFV

WPTV: Martin County Nonprofits Team Up to Award Middle School Students Full-Ride Scholarships to College
WPTV - Four Treasure Coast nonprofits are teaming up to change the lives of students and families in Martin County.

The Copper Key Scholarship Promise is a program that hand-selects middle school students to receive a full-ride scholarship to a Florida university.
"It feels really cool to know that you're going to go to college and stuff," said D'Asia Watson, a 7th grader at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School.

The program selects students that are referred to them. They're chosen not based on academic achievement, but on character and potential. Read more...
CBS12: Palm Beach, Treasure Coast Schools Assure Parents After Broward County Schools' Data Breach
CBS12 - Cyber-criminals are on the attack in South Florida, threatening to release sensitive information stolen from the Broward County School District, including students’ and teachers’ social security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth.

To get the alleged compromised data back, hackers said Broward County School District had to pay $40,000,000.

"As you can see in Broward, this is an exposure for school districts," said Julie Sessa, the Risk Management Director for the Martin County School District. "We’re prepared if we do have a crisis." Read more...
WPBF: Jensen Beach High School's Lauren Askeland Named Scholar-Athlete of the Month for March
WPBF - Lauren Askeland is a two-sport athlete at Jensen Beach High School. She has shined on the volleyball court and ranks among the top athletes in the state for girls' weightlifting, all while carrying a 4.0 GPA. These are just a few of the reasons why she was selected as WPBF's March Scholar-Athlete of the Month. Read more...
Explore Your Options: District Currently Accepting School Choice Applications
The Martin County School District is currently accepting in-county resident and employee school choice applications. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2021.
 
Jensen Beach High School (JBHS) will be open to all Martin County high school students next school year. Students will not be required to enroll in a signature program to attend JBHS. Students who enroll at JBHS will be able to remain at the school through graduation. Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2021.
 
Please click here to access forms and view additional information about the School Choice process.
Preschool Story Time
Missi Campbell, Executive Director of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce, read Mouse Paint to families during Preschool Story Time on March 26. Click here to watch...
As Dr. Seuss famously shared, "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." Guest readers throughout the Martin County School District are doing just that as part of an early childhood story time initiative. 
 
Families of toddlers and preschool-aged children are invited to join us on Facebook Live each Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. for story time. Principals, District staff and members of the community will read an engaging story to your child while also sharing an activity for the two of you to complete together. It's a great way for toddlers, preschoolers and their families to get to know the administration and local leaders who serve their home-zoned school before they start VPK or kindergarten! 
 
Friday's guest reader is Ms. Marybeth Peña of the KinDoo Family Center in the Village of Indiantown. Click here to tune in live at 9:30 a.m. and listen to the story!
Martin Minutes With Millay
Superintendent John D. Millay chatted with Sandra, a student enrolled in South Fork High School's Medical Academy last week. Sandra spoke about the many experiences she's had as a student in this CTE Academy that will prepare her for her future.
Interested in learning more about Superintendent Millay and his vision for the District? It has never been easier to get connected!
 
Join Dr. Millay on Monday mornings for his live segment on the WSTU 1450 Morning Show. You'll also want to follow @MCSDFlorida on Facebook and Twitter to view the latest Martin Minutes With Millay, a collection of video shorts designed to keep you informed about the latest MCSD news and information! 

If you missed Dr. Millay's appearance on the WSTU Morning Show this morning, please click here to listen. His segment begins at the 2:00:40 mark.

Dr. Millay's next appearance on WSTU will be Monday, April 12, 2021.
Upcoming Events
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Need to Know Info
If your child or anyone in the household is symptomatic, awaiting test results or has tested positive for COVID-19, your child must stay home from school and refrain from participating in activities (sports, clubs, gatherings, etc.) outside of your home. Please continue to monitor your child's symptoms each day using one of the screening tools shown below. 
Students are eligible to participate in remote learning only in the following scenarios:
 
·  A parent/guardian has registered them for the remote learning option with their school and they are successfully making adequate progress
 
· They are currently following quarantine or isolation protocols at the direction of DOH Martin or a healthcare professional
 
·  They are sick and staying home due to symptoms, but are well enough to participate in remote learning from home temporarily. Students must provide a note from their parent or physician if they will be temporarily participating in remote learning due to illness
 
·    They or a member of the household is awaiting testing results or has tested positive for COVID-19
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