MSA Parent Update

May 1 2020

The End of the School Year is Coming Quickly

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There are only 4 weeks left for this school year. Please stay up-to-date on what is going on with the end of school year items. The end of the school year is closer than it may seem!!

End of School Year Updated

In an effort to be consistent with the district, we have determined that the best course of action for the entire MSA student body (grades 6-12) is to end the school year on May 28, 2020 as originally scheduled. All assignments must be turned in by the end of the school day on May 28th. Students will not be given any new assignments beginning on May 22nd which gives everyone additional time to complete any missing work and finish the semester successfully. Seniors will not have any new assignments past May 8th and will have until May15th to turn in any missing assignments for full credit. The new guidelines are still in effect and we hope they have helped.

Thank you again for all your support, and please let us know if you have any questions.

NJHS Update

To all 7th and 8th grade students who completed the 2020 NJHS application...

Thank you for bearing with us as we all adjusted to the new learning environment. We wanted to let you know that your application for membership has been considered, and it is our pleasure to inform you that you have been accepted for membership in the MSA Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.

We will celebrate your achievement with an on-campus ceremony in the Fall. For now, please know that we are proud of your past academic and extracurricular achievements, and we are looking forward to working with you when we return to MSA!


Mr Pucci and Mrs. Gray, Advisors

Turning Pointe Completes Online Auditions

On April 28th, our ballet company, Turning Pointe completed online auditions. Even though we are apart, we find ways to work together!!

Online Learning Update - Grades Count

We understand that this is a stressful and overwhelming situation for a lot of people, and that everyone is doing their best to keep up. We just want to remind you about the importance of staying up to date on classwork and encourage you to reach out for help if you are falling behind or having trouble getting started.

We wanted to remind all parents and students that your online learning for quarter 4 counts!! Students must complete their Fourth Quarter classes to get credit for the class. Not completing this work can potentially result in having to repeat the class next year, being held back in a grade level, not being promoted to High School, or not graduating.

If anyone needs support during this difficult time, we encourage you to reach out to your advocate, your teacher, your counselor, or the Administration team. We are here to help you succeed, and want to ensure that you have the resources needed to do your part in the process!

Thank you for your continued support!!

Varsity HEAT Audition Information

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Attention 6th Grade Parents - Required Shots BEFORE Entering 7th Grade

All 6th Grade Students must get more shots before 7th Grade.

The State of Florida requires proof of immunization for all students entering 7th grade each year. This proof must be on the official State of Florida Immunization Form (DH680... the Blue Card) which is obtained from your doctor's office or the Health Department. The following immunizations must be documented on this form:

* Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) - This is the update shot that you need for 7th Grade.

* Hepatitis B vaccine series

* Varicella vaccine or the year of disease

* Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)

Please see your doctor or the Health Department for more information and to assure that your child has met these requirements. This documentation must be submitted to the school before the first day of school next year (August 10). Students will not be allowed to come to school until these shot requirements are met. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Believe it or not, it is time to get ready for the next school year! Remember that MSA follows the Manatee County School District calendar. Please check the calendar as you make family and other plans for next year. Attendance at school is one of the biggest indicators of student success. Your attention to school days and planning time off during the school vacations is greatly appreciated.
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Upcoming Events

May 2020

14 - Last Day for Seniors

28 - Last Day for ALL Students

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