Hawk Nation Weekly Newsletter
September 20th, 2021
- Musical Rehearsal 4:30 pm
- In-school Football Game against Fletcher at 2:30 pm
- GSA Club 8:30 am
- FCA Club 8:30 am
- Virtual Parent Night at 6:00 pm (School Counselors Hosting)
- Dad's Take Your Child to School Day
- TSA Club 8:30 am
- Chorus Officer 8:30 am
- Chess 8:10 am
- Musical Rehearsal 4:30 pm
- Early Release
In-School Football Game
Unfortunately, due to COVID safety procedures, parents are NOT allowed to attend the game since it is during school hours. If tickets are purchased, they will not be reimbursed.
“Dads Take Your Child to School Day”
National Junior Honor Society
8th grade students who qualify to apply for membership in the National Junior Honor Society have been sent an email with directions to apply. If your 8th grade student has maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher throughout middle school, and they did not get an email, please contact Ms. Bishop at bishopL1@duvalschools.org. Applications are due on Friday, September 24th.
September Teacher of the Month
Performing Arts Scholarship Fundraiser
Help support the music education of ALL of our Band, Chorus, Musical Theatre, and Orchestra students! All proceeds go to our scholarships so EVERY student can keep making music!
Online Fundraiser Links:Chorus Fundraiser
Students are mulching the flower bed in front of the school.
MMS Football Team
The team worked very hard cleaning out the massive flower bed next to our gymnasium entrance.
The team is very tired, but they were so excited about their final product.
Virtual Parent Night September 22nd
Over the Counter COVID Tests
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has updated their guidance regarding COVID-19 testing. They will allow students identified as close contacts to return sooner from quarantine if they are asymptomatic and have a negative test on Day 5 or later of quarantine.
The only three over the counter tests that may be used when a student is asymptomatic and would like to return sooner from quarantine are the following:
1. Ellume COVID-19 Home Test (parent should show you results from their app that has the student’s name on it)
2. Lucira CHECK-IT COVID-19 Test kit
3. Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over the Counter Use
DOH will also accept any PCR test given by a provider or sent to a commercial laboratory or if the testing site uses one of the molecular tests indicated on the attached document. Other over the counter tests, such as BinaxNOW are not approved for asymptomatic use and should only be used for when the student is symptomatic. If the student chooses not to get tested, they may return at the end of their quarantine period as long as they remain asymptomatic.
DOH will accept positive results from all tests, including any over the counter test. Please have the parent or guardian provide a copy of the positive test results.
DOH will also allow students to return back to school if they were sent home with COVID-19 like symptoms if they have a negative test from the list of tests attached to this email under the symptomatic use column. Please see the attachments for more information.
Suspicious Activity Reporting App
MMS vs. James Weldon Johnson Football Win
Athlete of the Week
The coaches want to congratulate Destini Gibbs, Mandarin Middle's player of the week. He played a solid defensive game against James Weldon Johnson Middle while leading the team in tackles. He was a big part of our 12-0 shutout in a hard fought game. Great job Destini. Go Hawks!
Football and Volleyball Schedule
September 21st (F-Home)
September 22nd (V)
vs. at Twin Lakes
September 27th (V-Home)
vs. Landon and Dupont
September 28th (F)