Hawk Nation Weekly Newsletter

September 5th, 2021

Important Dates:

September 6th:

Labor Day (No School)

September 10th:

Vaccine Clinic Second Shot

Mandarin Middle Participating in Band Night at Wolfson High School

September 13th:

Virtual Open House

1st Quarter Progress Reports

September 21st:

In-school Football Game against Fletcher

September 22nd:

Virtual Parent Night


We love to stay connected to our Mandarin family members! Please make sure your phone number, home address, and email address are updated in Focus. We will send school information out to our families on a weekly basis.

Emergency Mask Mandate

School Board Implements Mask Requirement Effective Sept. 7, 2021. Duval County Public Schools students must where a face covering over both nose and mouth while inside a school or administrative facility. If a parent is requesting that child not wear a mask due to medical concerns, the child must return the form to the front office. Please see the form at the bottom of the newsletter.


Students who do not follow the guidelines may be charged with a Code of Conduct infraction and be subject to appropriate consequences. The consequences are listed below. If students come to your room without a mask, please send them to student services, which is located in the media center. If a student fails to adhere, please notify Dean Warner.

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Please see at the bottom of the newsletter for the COVID protocol document that the district has released. Also, please view the DCPS Health Safety Website for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Humphreys at humphreysj@duvalschools.org.

If your child has COVID Symptoms, the student CAN NOT report back to school until a student completes option 1, 2, or 3.

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Students Making Up Classwork During COVID

If your child has been out due to COVID, please have your child email their teachers for the makeup work. Our teachers are flexible with your child during this difficult time. If your child has problems reaching out to the teachers, please feel free to reach out to an administrator.

August Teacher of the Month

Congratulations Ms. Crumrine!

Subjects Taught: Chorus, Musical Theater, and Orchestra

'We appreciate Ms. Crumrine for her dedication to her students. Sharing her love of Performing Arts and inspiring her students to discover their passions." Mandarin Parent

Congratulation to our Global Scholars!

Global Scholars is an international digital exchange program that connects students ages 10 to 13 in cities around the world. In Mrs. Schaeffer’s class, these students will participate in a project-based curriculum and engage with international peers in an e-classroom, with the goal of advancing global competency. In previous years, our students have worked with peers in Paris, Barcelona, London, Taipei, Warsaw, Toronto, Johannesburg, Buenos Aries, Nur-Sultan and Hiroshima. The program officially begins September 20th, so be on the look out for more details coming home with your child soon!
(Global Scholars is operated by Global Cities, Inc., a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies. Find out more at www.globalcities.org)
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District Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest - Grades 4 - 12

It is Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanics. During the Hispanic Heritage Month, the Nation takes time to recognize the contributions of Hispanics who continue to enrich and build the Nation with progress, discoveries, research, art, music, and with vibrant traditions and cultural practices while pursuing the American dream. Winners will be notified on Friday, September 17th and will be invited to attend an Awards Ceremony celebrating their achievement. We are looking forward to celebrating and recognizing our students across our district. Please find link at the bottom for more information.




Virtual Open House September 13th

Due to COVID concerns, our MMS Open House has been moved to September 13th at 6:00 pm virtually. More information is coming soon!

Hawk Talk

We are so excited to share our Hawk Talk with our families. We hope you enjoy a little sneak peak in our daily life at Mandarin Middle. More videos coming soon!
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WILLIAMS YMCA-Girls Fall Volleyball 2021

The YMCA is offering girls volleyball this fall for ages 6-15. All participants will receive 8 games, jersey and an end of season award. All games and practices are played at the Williams YMCA. More information at the bottom of the newsletter.


Counselors' Corner

Virtual Parent Night September 25th

1st Quarter Parent Night Topic: How to stay FOCUSED on your child's success!

Date: September 22nd

Time: TBA

Zoom Link: TBA

Topic - Parent Focus account, progress reports/report cards, viewing grades, uploading assignments, what to do if concerned about child's progress

Homework Tips for Parents

Are you struggling to motivate your child to do their homework? Click here to find tips on how to help your child complete their homework.

MMS Athletics

Football and Volleyball Schedule

September 14th (F)

at JWJ

September 21st (F-Home)

vs. Fletcher

September 22nd (V)

vs. Twin Lakes

September 27th (V-Home)

vs. Landon and Dupont

September 28th (F)

vs. Dupont

Volleyball 2021-2022

"I’m looking forward to another wonderful athletic school year. This year our Volleyball and Football Teams will once again be competing for the top spot in the Southern Division. We are planning to bring back the city title. Our Volleyball team has a great group of returning players and with the addition of new players should make for a very talented and intelligent team. The team holds a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.55. This team exemplifies our school motto “Excellence in Academics, Athletics and the Arts”. Coach Dailey and I look forward to seeing everyone in the gym for our first home games on September 27th, a double header vs. Landon and Dupont. GO Hawks!!!"- Coach Shmunes

Volleyball Roster

Congratulations to the following girls who made the team this year! We can't wait to watch you on the court. Go Hawks!

Morgan Brown

Taylor Barry

Brooke Barry

Katie Grotberg

Kaillie Helou

Rayna Joquin

Cameron Latsko

Savannah Mocas

Mayan Morris

Makayla Okley

Suhani Patel

Dixie Patterson

Averie Pyron

Kymber Raulerson

Teagan Rhodes

Carly Sellars

Arnessa Skiljan

Kinaya Stalling

Sydney Steciuk

Parent and Community Support

We love our PTSA at Hawk Nation! A huge THANK YOU to the PTSA for providing a grab and go breakfast for our faculty and staff during the preplanning day. Please help support our PTSA this year in any way you can. They would greatly appreciate it.
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