Weekly Happenings

Week of 05/17/2021

A Message from the Administrator

Greetings MCS Families,


As you may have heard, the city of Moscow removed the mask mandate at last night's City Council Meeting. Those that have been vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks in public spaces. The CDC has recommended that students continue to wear masks throughout the rest of the school year. Most recently, vaccines have only been available to students age 12 and older. Since most of our students have not been vaccinated, and only our middle school students have this opportunity and won’t be fully vaccinated before the school year ends, we will continue to wear masks during the school day. Our school along with the other public schools in Moscow will continue to wear masks throughout the rest of the school year.


I know this may not be favorable among all and I greatly appreciate the flexibility that our students, families and staff have exhibited throughout the year. We have made it this far and with 13 days left we can finish out strong. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Sincerely,


Tony Bonuccelli

Administrator, Moscow Charter School


CDC Recommendations:


CDC recommends schools continue to use the COVID-19 prevention strategies outlined in the current version of CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools for at least the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic school year.


Key Points

· CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year.

· Evidence suggests that many K-12 schools that have strictly implemented prevention strategies have been able to safely open for in-person instruction and remain open.

· CDC’s K-12 operational strategy presents a pathway for schools to provide in-person instruction safely through consistent use of prevention strategies, including universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.

· All schools should implement and layer prevention strategies and should prioritize universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.

· Testing to identify individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination for teachers and staff provide additional layers of COVID-19 protection in schools.


CDC will update its guidance for schools in the coming weeks. Updated guidance can inform school planning for the 2021-2022 academic year.

MCS Yearbooks

Our Middle School yearbook class has been working hard on our yearbook this year. The 20-21 yearbook portal is currently open for orders and we are excited for you all to see it!


We are only taking yearbook orders online this year. The yearbooks are $14 each. (If you purchase only one there will be an ecommerce fee of $1 added to your total) Orders are due by May 20th at 3:00pm. Please make sure you place your online order by this date as we will only have a limited qty of extra yearbooks and the fee to print yearbooks after this date is $25.00 and there must be at least 5 orders to process the reprint.


If you did not receive our email with the online ordering link + information, please let us know ASAP. If you have any questions please let us know!


Best,

Caitlin Houser

MCS Office Manager

4th Grade Field Trip to the Nez Perce Historical Park

Lunch Menu

Thursday the 20th: Chicken nuggets w/chips

Friday the 21st: Pizza day!

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