Principals Message 8/11/23
We are off to a great start!
Staff are back to work today preparing their classrooms. Mr. Robertson is working on his lesson plans, reviewing Accuplacer scores and sporting his crocs! Mrs. Piatt is preparing student schedules and high school classes will be scheduled by the end of the day. Mimi is admitting new students, accepting registrations and processing textbook orders. MSMCS has 101 new students this fall and we are excited to be off to a great start!
We have a new Math teacher joining us this fall. Deb Quin is joining us from Career Tech High School where she taught for 5 years and prior to that she was at Palmer High School for 14 years. She has taught Pre-Algebra , Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre Calc, AP Stats and HL IB Math.
Mrs. Quinn is a long time Alaskan, loves to fish and hike wither her husband and daughter. She is well versed in Math, and we are all excited to have her join our team!
Please take a minute and help us welcome Mrs. Quinn to MSMCS.
I am finalizing the orientation week schedule with the college staff this week and will share the code for the Orientation week schedule next week. Orientation will start with an 8:30 check-in Monday August 21st. Orientation will run August 21st -August 24th with slightly different daily start times. Please download the YAPP conferencing app for orientation, See the picture below.
Students that need a high school class will be scheduled into their core English and math classes, seminars and APEX courses. High school English and math classes will start August 15th and students should look at their schedules in StudentVue to find the meeting days and times.
The master schedule can be found at: www.matsuk12.us/domain/6724
If your student is intending to course share review the web site for the process at: https://www.matsuk12.us/domain/6910
The MSMCS Master schedule will be posted at https://www.matsuk12.us/msm under the counseling tab next week.
If you have not registered with MSMCS through the MSBSD please do so at:
Annual Student Password Change
The annual student password change will take place on the morning of Monday, August 21st after 9am, for students who have not changed their password since July 1, 2023. We recommend students change their password prior to Monday, August 21st. This means:
- Grades 4-12: They will be required to change their password.
- New-to-District Students: They will need to change their password using their username as their old password.
Students who know their old password can do the following:
- Use the MSBSD Password Help option on a Chromebook, located in the lower left corner of the login screen, or use the MSBSD Password Help, Option 1.
- It is recommended that students setup their password recovery tools if they haven’t done so already. This option is available on the MSBSD Password Help, Option 3.
Students who DO NOT know their old password will need help from staff or if they have setup the recovery tools, use MSBSD Password Help, Option 2.
Students need to be checking their UA email (FMLastName@alaska.edu) and their MSBSD email FL12345@apps.matsuk12.us for class announcements and course work. UA will only use UA email and MSBSD google classrooms only use MSBSD email. Make sure you can login to both!
Students please remember to carry a valid picture ID or Wolf-card while you are on campus.
Families, If you receive a message regarding payment to UAA please do not worry, This is an automated message that all students receive from the university. We will have our student’s tuition and fees paid as per our agreement with UA.
The Café is designated as a place to eat on campus. Please make sure that you eat and depart so that other students have a place to eat.
We will be putting information on Facebook regarding books, tutorials, course updates, scholarship opportunities and other school announcements. If you have not visited the page please be sure to visit and like the Mat Su Middle College School page.
8/15/23 High School Classes Start
8/21/23 - 8/24/23 Orientation Week (required)
9/4/23 No MSMCS or MSC classes - Labor Day
9/8/23 Add/drop deadline
9/9/23 Withdrawal period begins online
10/19/23 MSBSD Parent Conferences NO MSMCS Classes or Bus service
10/20/23 MSBSD PD Day NO MSMCS Classes or Bus service
11/1/23 NO Bus service
11/2/23 NO Bus service
11/3/23 Teacher Work Day NO MSMCS Classes or Bus service
11/3/23 Withdrawal Deadline
11/11/21 MSBSD Veterans Day NO MSMCS Classes or Bus service
11/22/21 No college class day (non-teaching day) MSC open
11/24 & 11/25 2023 No School - Thanksgiving holiday
12/12 - 12/13 2023 Finals Breakfast
12/14, 12/15, 12/18 2023 Book Return Days
12/22/23 - 1/7/24 No class days - Winter Break - MSMCS closed