Fort McCoy School, working together as partners with the total community, will prepare students for the future. A professional, compassionate staff will provide a challenging, diversified curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student. Our goal is to provide a safe environment where students are expected to develop the integrity, social and life skills necessary to become productive citizens.
IT'S CARNIVAL TIME!
April 6. Mark your calendars. The good people of the Fort McCoy School PTO will be hosting our annual Spring Carnival. It's bigger, it's better, it's grander than last year. We'll have booths like the Sweet's Stroll (formerly known as the Cake Walk), games, and all kinds of things for the kids to bounce in, on, and through. But best of all is the "Cougar Auto and Engine Show."That's right. If it's got an engine, clean it up, make it shiny, and bring it. Trucks, 4-wheelers, boats, riding lawn mowers. You drive it, we want to see it---and there will be prizes! Some of the other activties that the PTO is planning are a Silent Auction, Book Fair, Celebration of Student Learning, a Sheriff's Office SWAT Vehicle display, and we may even have a helicopter landing. So don't miss this one. April 6, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Right here at Fort McCoy School. Click here to download the Entry and Liability Form.
Career & Technical Education
Marion County Public Schools offers five Career Choice Academies for high school students. These academies relate to specific employment needs in the Ocala/Marion County area and are designed to give students the skill sets they need to pursue successful careers in these areas. Students enrolling in a Career Choice Academy must provide their own transportation to the school and become full-time students of that school. Click here for more information.
VPK 2018-2019 School Year Application Process
An application must be submitted by a parent/guardian online to obtain the “Certificate of Eligibility.” In addition, the MCPS Application of Interest must be submitted online. Students will be selected based on a lottery. **The MCPS Application is incomplete and will not entered into the lottery if the “Certificate of Eligibility” has not been submitted by the parent/guardian to the VPK Clerk (building 1-017) at the District East Office or faxed to 352-236-0520 by Thursday, March 8, 2018. MCPS VPK 2018-2019 Online Application Deadline is Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Out of Area School Transfer
The window for applying to a school, other than your zoned school, is about to close. The deadline for applying to an “Out of Area School” is midnight, February 28, 2018. To apply, go online to applytomarionschools.com. If there are more applicants than seats, there will be a lottery that will take place on March 2, 2018. You will be notified by email as to the results of the lottery. You may apply to up to three different schools.
Fort McCoy School Student Code of Conduct
Please read the Fort McCoy School Student Code of Conduct. It includes all school rules, policies, and procedures. If you would like a hard copy, please contact the school and one will be sent home with your child. Please review the 2017-2018 Marion County Code of Student Conduct. You can access this document under the Parent Info pull down menu above. You may also click here to view it. Once you and your child have reviewed the Marion County Code of Conduct, please sign and return the form that was sent home with your child.
New! Interactive Tutorials to help you prepare for the End of Course Exams!
It's that time of year! Please see the links below for the different LECOCE (Finals) study guides from teachers.
Extended Day Fees and Registration
Non-refundable registration fee for each school site:
$25.00 per child. Each child attending must have their own separate registration form filled out. Failure to comply with registration guidelines may result in the loss of your child's position on the roster. The first week's fees are due on the 1st day of school. Please note that your child is registering for a slot in the Extended Day Program. Registration fees hold your slot for two weeks at the beginning of school. Please note any special needs your child may have on your registration form.
Elementary (k-5) Weekly Fees (No cash, please. Checks or money orders only)
AM $10.00 per child
PM $40.00 per child
Both $50.00 per child
Middle (6-8) Weekly Fees
AM: $25.00 per child
PM: $25.00 per child
Early Release Days (No cash, please. Checks or money orders only)
$30.00 / child must be registered for early release
Emergency Last Minute Fees (No cash, please. Checks or money orders only)
Morning - Elementary $10.00 / Middle $15.00 per child. Afternoon - Elementary $20.00 / Middle $15.00 per child
Maximum of SIX (6) times per child per school year.
Available upon request of Parent / Guardian
Late Pick-Up Penalty (No cash, please. Checks or money orders only)
$10.00 / child for every 15 minutes after 6:00pm (This fee is calculated by the time on the school clock.)
Automatic dismissal from the program after THREE (3) Late Pick-Ups. Children who remain on site after 6:45 PM will be released into the custody of a law enforcement officer.
For safety purposes, all visitors must first report to the front office in Building 1 where they will be asked for a photo ID. We will give you an identification badge to wear while you are on campus. Please do not go anywhere else on the campus other than your specified visit location. Classrooms cannot be interrupted during the day. Thank you for helping us to keep a safe campus for all of our students
Student Car Rider Policy
The front drive of the school will be restricted to bus traffic from 6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The car rider loop will be open from 7:10 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. in the morning (students will not be permitted to exit their cars until an adult releases them beginning at 7:25) and from 1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. in the afternoon. In extreme cold weather students will not be released from their cars until the bell rings at 7:30. Elementary students dismiss at 2:00 and middle school students dismiss at 2:05. If you are picking up a middle school student, please refrain from entering the car rider line until after 2:10. As was policy last year, you should have a sign displayed in your front windshield with your child’s name clearly visible. Thank you
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Mr. Sean K. Boyle
Eighth Grade Language Arts
Phone: 201-391-9000 ex. 2124
Motivational Quote for the week of 12 March 2018:
"The way to get started is to quit talking and get doing." ~Walt Disney
EXTRA HELP: Tuesday and Thursdaymornings, 8:05-8:30; Wednesdayafternoons, 3:15-3:40, starting in November, after FMS boys' soccer season.
In order to promote strong and independent preparation, extra help is NOT offered on quiz or test days.
To Give Anything Less Than Your Best Is To Sacrifice The Gift.
~ Steve Prefontaine, Legendary American Distance Runner