Frequently Asked Questions
When will school reopen?
Governor Sisolak declared on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 that all Nevada school buildings would remain closed and continue distance education for the remainder of this school year. No additional guidance has been provided for the upcoming school year.
When can I pick up my student's personal belongings?
SSMCS is working on a plan for families to pickup any student’s personal belongings. As soon as we have a plan in place we will contact families with additional information.
Are student assignments being graded during distance learning?
Yes. Students are being graded on their participation and the process of learning. Each student's grade is being individualized according to their needs and accessibility of internet access and devices. Please contact your child's teacher and they will provide resources and alternate assignments if needed to meet your specific needs, It is very important that your child makes every effort to participate in their learning and show how they are achieving their individual goals.
Will my student be held back next year if they can't complete all the class assignments?
Final grades will reflect missing assignments, however, unless you and your teacher talked about retention before distance learning, students will not be held back. Kinder through 5th grade will be receiving their 1-4 rubric assessment for their completed, individualized assignments.
Middle school students are expected to make every effort to participate in their assignments. All assignments are being graded individually according to each child's needs and level of participation. Assignments turned in late will not be penalized. With that said, making little or no effort to complete assignments, students can and will receive a failing mark in that subject area for the quarter. If families are having difficulty getting the assignments completed it is important that you communicate directly with the teachers to request assistance or time accommodations in order to avoid failing any of their classes.
Will I get my deposit returned for the 5th Grade Milestone to SeaWorld?
Yes, the deposits will be refunded and mailed to families. As we work from home we are looking for ways to get the checks completed and mailed with a goal of end of May at the latest.
How can I pay for my before/aftercare balance?
Notices will be mailed out this week with any balances, payments by check or money order can be mailed to the school: Silver Sands Montessori Charter School, 1841 Whitney Mesa Dr., Henderson, NV 89014.
How do I update my contact information with the school?
Please sign in to your Infinite Campus account to update your email, address or phone number. You can access Infinite Campus from the the school website at: https://www.silversandsmcs.org. At the bottom right of the main page click on the Infinite Campus portal link. If you have forgotten your user name or password please email Ms. Helen, school registrar, at or Ms. Danette, Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I complete enrollment or re-enrollment?
We will be working on completing enrollment for any new students that have been selected in the school lottery. We will send any required documents in the mail and set up procedures for payment of the Special Programs and Materials Fee.
Will IEP meetings be held during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Yes, Individualized Educational Program (IEP) meeting will occur virtually/online/phone, as needed.
Will my child be receiving the accommodations outline in their IEP/504 Plan during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Accommodations, modifications, or other supports will be guaranteed as outlined in the IEP/504 Plan.
Will my child continue to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) during a school closure caused by the COVID-19 outbreak?
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that all eligible students have a right to a free and appropriate public education (i.e., FAPE as articulated in an IEP) even in times of crisis. Services will continue using the distance learning virtual/online platform. In the event, that those services cannot be provided virtually, compensatory services will be provided when school re-opens.
Who do I contact regarding special education IEP’s/504 Plan and related services questions?
Email Kim Hodge, Special Programs Administrator
Will my child continue to receive speech therapy and/or occupational therapy during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Services will continue using the distance learning virtual/online platform. In the event, that those services cannot be provided virtually, compensatory services will be provided when school re-opens.