The Patriot Press

September 2020

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Mission Statement

Building upon the proud tradition of our diverse community at Millard South High School, we guarantee each student develops and demonstrates personal, social, and academic excellence through world-class opportunities while creating a family of Patriots.

Administrative Team

Mrs. Heidi Weaver, Principal

Mr. Matt Geerts, Assistant Principal -9th Grade

Mr. Brad Millard, Assistant Principal -10th Grade

Mrs. Michaela Wragge, Assistant Principal -11th Grade

Mr. Andy Pinkall, Assistant Principal -12th Grade

Mr. Steve Throne, Assistant Principal - Athletic Director

Board of Education

Mrs. Linda Poole

Mr. Dave Anderson

Mrs. Stacy Jolley

Ms. Amanda McGill Johnson

Mr. Mike Pate

Mr. Mike Kennedy

Dr. Jim Sutfin, Superintendent

Important Dates

September 7 - LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL

September 22 - 12th gr ACT & 11th gr PreACT - 8:00AM

September 22 - NO SCHOOL FOR 9TH AND 10TH GRADES

TEMPORARY BELL SCHEDULE

Monday Temporary Bell Schedule

Block 1 = 8:45 - 10:07

Block 2 = 10:13 - 11:34

Block 3 = 11:40 - 1:48

*1st lunch = 11:40 - 12:12

*2nd lunch = 12:12 - 12:44

*3rd lunch = 12:44 - 1:16

*4th lunch = 1:16 - 1:48

Block 4 = 1:54 - 3:15


Tuesday - Friday Temporary Bell Schedule

Block 1 = 8:00 - 9:35

Block 2 = 9:41 - 11:12

Block 3 = 11:18 - 1:38

*1st lunch = 11:18 - 11:50

*2nd lunch = 11:54 - 12:26

*3rd lunch = 12:30 - 1:02

*4th lunch = 1:06 - 1:38

Block 4 = 1:44 - 3:15

IMPORTANT NUMBERS AND LINKS

NEED TO REACH US?

402-715-8268 - Main Office

402-715-8255 - Attendance Office

402-715-8436 - Counseling Office

Registrations Questions? Call 402-715-8300

Parent Access Line 402-715-8000

Computer Issues: Contact the help desk here


Emergency? Call 911

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN DISTANCE LEARNING: 5 TIPS FOR STUDENTS Prepared for Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education

Keep a positive attitude!

It is likely that you miss seeing your friends and teachers on a regular basis. You also are

probably going stir- crazy staying at home with fewer options for going out and having fun. Just

remember that your teachers and families are here to help you during this uncertain time and that eventually the world will get through the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information click here.

StudentVUE on your phone

Make sure you have StudentVUE loaded on your cell phone. Why do you NEED StudentVUE?

1. This is your schedule! 2. The Calendar has assignments posted on it for you! (this is synched with Google Classroom) 3. This shows your attendance up to date! 4. GRADES-you will know where you stand in all your classes. 5. All Activities and Athletics are linked right in the app.

6. The lunch menu is posted in the app. Click here for step by step instructions.

UPDATED ACT INFORMATION

National ACT 2020-21 Test Dates


DISTRICT ACT

The Class of 2021 will take the District ACT on September 22.


ON TO COLLEGE

Millard South High School has been working with On To College, John Baylor and his staff to plan for test prep for our Class of 2021. On To College will be at Millard South Sept 4, 11 and 18th to host LIVE sessions! in addition to the live sessions all Millard South students have access to the On To College Test Prep Modules online. Please have your student check Google Classroom for instructions on how they can access their account!


Class of 2021-There will be some incentives for the Class of 2021 to do some ACT Prep work. Please watch for emails and Google Classroom posts from Mrs. Wragge.


Class of 2022-The Class of 2022 will receive their On To College Test Prep in the spring of 2021! Feel free to log on and use the resources available to you!

Student Recognition

Throughout the year, we like to recognize students who have excelled in one endeavor or another. If you know of someone who has excelled in any activity or community contribution, please email Kathy Cinotto.

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If you are interested in participating in MSHS Athletics,

click the link below to get more info!


Fall Practices start August 10th

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN DISTANCE LEARNING: 5 TIPS FOR FAMILIES Prepared for Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic (ULEAD) Education


Attend to your children’s health and wellbeing.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused adults and children alike to experience stress and anxiety due to uncertainty, health concerns, social isolation, and economic shocks. Therefore, your most important role is ensuring that your children remain physically and mentally healthy while addressing concerns that they may have with honest and accurate information communicated in a calm and reassuring manner. For more information, see here.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES


Children's Respite Care Center

A collaboration between Millard Public Schools and Children's Respite Care Center to provide therapy to students during school hours. Reach out to the school social workers for more information or to complete a referral.

Shelley Boyd (A-K) 402-715-8490

Mindy Kneifl (L-Z) 402-715-8473


Your Life Your Voice 800-448-3000 or text “Voice” to 20121

www.yourlifeyourvoice.org

24/7 trained crisis counselors to assist young people with various issues & emotions that may include abuse, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, etc.


Safe2Help 531-299-7233
www.safe2helpne.org

24/7 trained crisis counselors who can assist students, parents and community members with school safety related concerns. Information can be submitted anonymously. The information can be related to harmful, dangerous or violent activity(or even a threat of activity) that is directed at schools, students or staff members.


Nebraska Family Helpline 1-888-866-8660

The Helpline is supervised by licensed mental health professionals and is a service of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services provided by Boys Town.


Methodist Hospital Emotional Support Hotline 402-815-8255 (TALK)

Available daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This service is a way for people to reach out and connect with someone who can help find solutions for managing stress, anxiety and other challenges. The support line is staffed by licensed professional counselors from the Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program. The counselors can assist callers who may be experiencing feelings such as: fear, anxiety, sadness, depression.


Behavioral Telehealth Consultation Clinic

UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) is offering up to TWO FREE behavioral consultation sessions in English or Spanish. This service is available to families regardless of insurance coverage. To schedule an appointment call 402-559-6408 and state you are interested in scheduling with the free telehealth consultation clinic.

MSHS-MPS Protocols & Procedures for Fall 2020 for familes

Returning to School General Protocols for Millard South Families.

Millard Public Schools will follow guidelines as determined by the Douglas County Health Department. As COVID-19 implications change, these protocols are subject to change. This information is being provided to Millard Public Schools families so they can help their students prepare for a successful transition back to school in August. Specific questions can be directed to the school principal.


Annual Asbestos Letter

Click here to see the annual asbestos letter to parents, students and staff of Millard South.

PARENT ACCESS LINE

MILLARDPAL@MPSOMAHA.ORG

402-715-8000

Do you need your Synergy ParentVUE login and password? Call or email the Millard Parent Access Line.