The month of October is jam packed with activities at MCS! In this issue, we cover some important information on new policies on contacting your children at school. We also provide in- depth contact options to get in touch with teachers. In this side column, important dates are marked, and there are updates from around the school at the bottom of the page.
The office is receiving many phone calls regarding non-emergency messages for students and changes in after-school transportation. In order to minimize the load on our hard-working office admins, please arrange your child's after school transportation prior to the beginning of the day, especially if they will not be taking the bus. Instead of calling in a transportation change, please send a signed and dated note with your child stating the day's change. Your child can give the note to their teacher.
To minimize class interruptions, as well as to minimize phone and physical office traffick, the office will no longer relay messages to students during class time unless it is an emergency. If parents/guardians absolutely need to get in contact with students for non-emergency reasons, the office will send messages to teachers via our internal electronic messaging system. Students will then be allowed to contact parents after school, if needed.
Homework & Teacher Contact
Students with internet access should remember to check the homework websites for assignment updates and missed work. Students may also email teachers for assignment help. If a student does not have internet access, students will need to find some 'buddies' in the class that they can contact in the event of missed school or for homework help. Buddies can also bring you missed work. Teachers are generally available after school to give homework help, but arrangements should be made before hand just in case. For parents of elementary students, if your child is absent, please ensure that you are aware of the work they missed and help your child to complete it at home. For high school students, it is not the teacher's responsibility to get students caught up on work during class time. It is the high school student's responsibility to get their missed assignments at least a week ahead of time (in the event of a planned absence), or to arrange to have assignments delivered (in the case of illness). In unforeseen circumstances, students may contact teachers at school or via email to arrange for alternate assignment submissions or to get homework help.
Teacher Homework Sites & Email