M.M.S. News & Notes

August 12, 2022

From the Principal

M.M.S. Parents and Guardians,


Greetings! On behalf of the Mechanicsburg Middle School family, I would like to officially welcome you to the 2022/2023 school year. The office staff and teachers have been working diligently to plan for the most positive start to the school year. Although I will be following up with additional information prior to the 1st day of school, I wanted to reach out now to provide everyone with some general information, upcoming dates and/or reminders.


Following are important dates for your planning purposes:


August 17, 2022 - Wednesday

  • 4:30 p.m. - Student schedules go live in Sapphire. Please print a copy of your schedule to bring with you for the building visitation. See below for your date and time that you can come in to the building this week.


August18, 2022 - Thursday


August 19, 2022 - Friday


August 29, 2022 - Monday

  • First day back to school for all M.M.S. students.
  • The middle school day for students is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Students will be permitted to enter the building at 8:10 a.m. each morning. Those students being dropped off at school please do not drop them off prior to 8:10 a.m.


We will continue to communicate information through a variety of means to reach as many families and students as possible (i.e. Smore Newsletters, Sapphire emails/texts, Website, Twitter: @MMS_principals). Please be sure you have updated your contact information in Sapphire to ensure you are receiving important information we will be sharing along with being able to reach you throughout the school year. Effective communication between home and school is a critical component to the educational process. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school via email or phone at (717) 691-4560.


Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in education. We are looking forward to a terrific 2022/2023 school year.


Joel Yohn, M.M.S. Principal

Beginning this year, the necessary school supplies your child will need have been purchased by the District with the exception of a calculator and book bag. All students will receive their school supplies on the first day of school. Please make sure that your child comes to school with a book bag and calculator. Please read the grade level welcome letters.

Student Emergency Forms

Student Emergency Forms

  • Student Emergency forms must be filled out EVERY year for each student. Please complete this task before August 29th.
  • Sign on to the Community Web Portal here to complete the STUDENT EMERGENCY FORM
  • Directions can be found on the MASD website here.
  • If you need any assistance with the Community Portal, please contact Maggie Stern - mastern@mbgsd.org.

FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

Food Service Information


Meals are no longer free for all students. The following are the meal prices for the 2022/2023 school year:


  • Student breakfast $1.80
  • Reduced price student breakfast $.30
  • Elementary student lunch $2.65
  • Secondary student lunch $2.90
  • Reduced price student lunch $.40
  • Adult lunch $4.10
  • Milk $.60

Breakfast will be served in the lobby as grab and go. As our students were use to free breakfast for everyone last year, please take a moment to talk to your student if you do not want to them to purchase breakfast this year.


Lunch meal choices: (all meals include fruit, vegetable and milk)

  • Regular Lunch - Hot meal of the day
  • Deli Lunch - sandwich of the week
  • Go-Yo Lunch - yogurt, string cheese, corn chips
  • Wildcat Lunch - peanut butter and jelly sandwich


Need to add money to your child's meal account? Sign up or log into the My School Bucks account HERE

  • checks made payable to MASD Food Service or cash is also accepted.
  • Place in an envelope with your child's name, "meal account" and the amount enclosed. The student should turn the envelope into their teacher first thing in the morning.


Federal waivers for free meals for all students have expired. Household applications for free

or reduced price meals will be required to determine free and reduced eligibility for the

2022/2023 school year unless a student is directly certified. Detailed information regarding qualifications will be sent home the first week of school.

Household application for free or reduced price meals can be found HERE.


QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL

Karin Marlin, Food Service Director at 717-691-3437 or kmarlin@mbgsd.org

Michele Wirth, Administrative Assistant at 717-691-4523 or miwirth@mbgsd.org

Transportation

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL


  • Please be reminded that students will not be permitted to enter the building prior to 8:10 a.m. Students choosing to purchase breakfast will follow a “grab and go” procedure. All students will be reporting directly to their homeroom (School starts at 8:30 a.m. – Tardy bell).
  • Please refer to the website for bus transportation listing.
  • PM parent pick up will begin at 3:20 p.m. Please continue to follow the traffic patterns to maintain the highest level of safety for our kids.

AM PARENT DROP OFF & PM PICK UP PROCEDURES

In an effort to accommodate an anticipated large number of vehicles, the following drop-off and pick-up traffic patterns have been created.


Group A Car Riders (Last Name A-L):

Will enter from the North Entrance “A”.

Will follow the map below.

  • Please note – school vans will also be using this entrance – please bear left, as the vans will pass on the right to proceed around the building.
Will unload/load in the area identified on the map
  • Cars are reminded to pull all the way to the end of the unloading/loading area at the stop sign.
Will exit southbound on Market St.



Group B Car Riders (Last Name M-Z):

Will enter from the South Entrance “B”.

Will follow the current drop-off/pick-up procedures.

  • Cars are reminded to pull all the way to the end of the unloading/loading area.
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UPCOMING

Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night for MMS is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Due to the continued growing student enrollment we will have staggered start times. Registration for grade 6 parents will begin at 5:45 p.m. Grade 7 & 8 parents should arrive at the building at 7:35 p.m. that same evening. Further details will be communicated closer to the date.

DISTRICT CALENDAR

Please use this link to access the 2022-23 District Calendar.

Emergency Drills - General Information

MASD schools practice secure in place and/or lockdown procedures when conducting a security drill. Schools are required to conduct one emergency drill within the first 90 calendar days of the school year in place of a fire drill and a second security drill during the second semester.


MMS will be conducting emergency drills following these guidelines. If you have specific questions about these drills, please consult the student handbook.

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Mechanicsburg Middle School

1750 S. Market Street

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Phone: (717)691-4560

Fax: (717-791-7977


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