Superintendent Communication: September 8, 2023
Schools are starting their schedule of safety drills, including this week’s first fire drill of the year at Memorial.
School practice orderly evacuation from the buildings and buses, Drop, Cover and Hold On earthquake drills, and the Standard Response Protocols for building emergencies.
See more photos on the MSD Facebook page!
Mark Your Calendar!
The MSD Family Resource Center (FRC) is hosting an Open House on Friday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Tour the facility for a first-hand look at what the FRC has to offer and enter a raffle for prizes! The FRC is located at 1500 NE Baker Street in McMinnville.
A Habit for Success
Did you know that creating good attendance habits right from the start can carry over into high school, college and the working world? Learning to show up every day matters for all grade levels – beginning with pre-K!
Click for tips on how to set a good attendance pattern for the year by creating a smooth morning routine.
Track your bus!
Download the FirstView app to track the progress of your student’s school bus on both morning and afternoon routes. Families can set custom alerts to notify them when the bus is getting close and track routes for students headed to different schools.
Free Training on Handling Problematic Behaviors
Dealing with challenging behaviors from your child (or teen) can be difficult for any parent. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is used in MSD classrooms and can be helpful when also used at home.
Parents can learn how to use CPS in a free, eight-week training series offered through the Riverview Center for Growth (formerly known as the Child Center). The training is offered both online and in person.
Thank you to Grocery Outlet for running a promotion last July to benefit the Family Resource Center. Pictured (from left) MSD’s David Cano and Mike and Dani McGinty.
The event raised $5,300 and will be used to restock the food pantry.
Need help or want to volunteer at the Family Resource Center? Call 503.565.4225.
Interested in Scouting?
Come meet local Cub Scouts from packs 454 and 522 to see if your K-5 student would be interested in the scouting experience!
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Discovery Meadows Park at 1300 SW Cypress Lane in McMinnville.
Put this Number in your Phone
MSD partners with Safe Oregon, a program created for students, parents, school staff, community members and law enforcement officers to report and respond to student safety threats.
Find out more about the program here, and add this number in your contacts: 844-472-3367.
Planning for the Future
If your student is thinking about life after high school, check out Chemeketa’s College & Community Fair. Scheduled for Monday, Sept. 11 from 5 - 7 p.m. on the McMinnville campus.
Click for more information.