Welcome Back Update
The beginning of the year is right around the corner.
No Open House This Year
Trust me when I say, this hurts us more than you know. We love to see all our families, see how much everyone grew over the summer and its the best way to answer all the questions you have about this upcoming year.
Without open house I will try to answer all those questions in this newsletter.
What are the COVID protocols the Academy is putting in place for this school year?
Here is a list of our school's protocols for the upcoming school year:
- All students K-12 will be required to wear a mask on the bus
- Student's temperatures will be taken as a screener daily at all entrances
- All K-5 class cohorts will have a separate entry and exit doors
- Our custodial company will deep clean building weekly
- Increase hand washing and social distancing
- Improving air quality by removing hallway carpets and replacing Gym's HVAC system
- Recommend vaccinations and wearing masks as a precaution
*While vaccinations and masks are recommended they are not required at any level in our building.
**All COVID protocols are subject to change as our communities' health crisis changes.
Is there a virtual option this year?
Students must meet certain criteria to be eligible for virtual learning.
Online learners in the 20-21 school year:
- must have passed 60% of classes virtually the previous year
- must have completed all online courses
In person learners in the 20-21 school year:
- must have passed 60% of in-person classes
- must be proficient in reading on a standardized test (NWEA, PSAT, or SAT)
If you wish to choose the virtual option, and you are eligible please contact Mrs. Katz to schedule your courses.
Where are this year's Bus Stops?
*All students will be required to wear a mask while on the bus.
BLUE ROUTE: 110 Park Street
309 E. Erie Street
310 Cass Street
511 Mechanic Street
704 Irwin Avenue
RED ROUTE: Family Fare Parking Lot
502 Broadwell Street
712 Broadwell Street
1206 Mallory Street
810 Berrien Street
103 E. Mulberry Street
215 Chestnut Street
Shamrock Center (Marshall)
BATTLE CREEK/ MARSHALL
Target Parking Lot
Van Buren Lot (near BC Central)
Battle Creek Linear Park Lot
Marshall: McClellan Apts
Marshall Family Fare
Parking Lot Behind Louie's Bakery (W Mansion St)
Most stop times will be very similar to last year's times. However some have changed. As our enrollment is changing daily, so too are our bus stop times. We will be emailing our exact times early next week.
Thank you for your patience.
What time does school start?
Each day doors open at 7:45 am to let students come in and get and early start on breakfast.
All half days let out at 11:30am
Is there going to be Opening Ceremony this year?
Opening Ceremony will be newscast style on Google classroom.
We look forward resuming Opening Ceremony in the gymnasium as soon as it is safe for us to gather again.
Is there a list for supplies?
Marshall Academy has taken the burden off your shoulders. Any materials that are needed in the classroom for your student to be successful are purchased by us.
All you will need are the optional items for your convenience. For instance, you may want a backpack, a pencil pouch to store you personal items, or a lunch pale if you wish to bring your own lunch.
Are there any forms that need to be completed for the new school year?
It is very important that the paperwork is completed and returned to the school promptly.
When returned completed, the family will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card and the student will receive a prize. The drawing will be held on Friday, September 24.
Will Breakfast and Lunch still be included?
We qualify as a Community Eligibility Provision (or C.E.P.) school based on our free and reduced lunch forms. This is one of the reasons filling these forms out is very important.
All you have to do is pick up your breakfast in the morning to be counted and tell your teacher you want lunch.
How can you stay current on all things MA?
Did I miss anything?
If I missed something, please let me know through email or by calling the front office and I will try to it out to everyone.