Mayfield Messenger

School Starts Thursday, August 12 at 7:00 AM!

Message from Dr. Frischkorn

Welcome Back, Mayfield Families!

Our outstanding group of educators returned to Mayfield on Monday, August 2nd, and the energy level was amazing! Our Mayfield Intermediate School staff is going to work this school year tirelessly to support our students and families grow socially, emotionally, and academically. Returning to in-person instruction will only help us attain these goals for growth.

Monday, August 9th, will be our Open House time. I know that our teachers have been busy reaching out to families. If you haven't already, please be looking in the mail for your child's schedule. The schedules were mailed out to all families on Monday.

Always Learning!

Dr. Donald Frischkorn





A Message from the Manassas City School Board Regarding Masks

August 4, 2021

MCPS Family,

As Manassas City Public Schools prepares for the start of the new school year, the School Board, at its August 3 Special Meeting, approved the requirement for masks to be worn by all students, staff, and visitors while inside MCPS school buildings starting August 12, 2021, (with the exception of special circumstances identified and approved by administration.)

Masks will be required, regardless of vaccination status, when inside MCPS buildings and on school buses. Masks will not be required when eating or during recess, PE, athletics, or other outdoor activities.

Universal masking for the start of the school year aligns with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the recommendations of local and state public health authorities. The School Board will continue to monitor information from these agencies, and if conditions or recommendations change, the division will make adjustments accordingly.

We look forward to seeing our students on August 12.

Open House

Monday, August 9th

HOURS: 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Mayfield Intermediate is hosting an open house for students and families on Monday, August 9. This event will allow students and families to meet their teachers, drop off school supplies, and tour the school to ensure that they are comfortable before the first day of school on Thursday, August 12. Teachers will reach out to families next week, and schedules will be mailed home next week.

Please make note of the following:

  • Masks are required for all individuals entering the building for Open House
  • We are asking that only the parents and the
  • Mayfield student attend the Open House in order to help accommodate for space.
  • Bring any school supplies that you would like to leave within the classroom for day 1
  • Bring any medication that your child requires during the school day drop it off with Nurse Robinson

Also during the Open House we will have students log-in to their laptops to make sure that students and parents are comfortable with the technology that will be used during the school year.

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Bus Schedules

The school bus is an extension of the classroom, which makes the Transportation Department an important link in the education process for the students of Manassas City Public Schools. Many students don't ride the bus back and forth to school, but they more than likely will during field trips and extracurricular activities. Manassas City school buses transport students, coaches, teachers, and chaperones on field trips and sports activities. Buses are also provided for students participating in various after-school activities at Baldwin and Mayfield intermediate schools, Metz Middle School, and Osbourn High School.

A Note from Nurse Robinson

If parents would like to bring in any medications or supplies/medication forms/doctor’s orders etc., they are more than welcome to do so during Open House. Nurse Robinson will be on hand to help answer any questions and ensure that your child's required medication and supplies are ready and prepared for the first day of school.

If you are unable to bring your child's medications, then a parent will need to bring the medication on the first day of school per MCPS policy.

School Hours

7:00 AM Doors Open and busses begin unloading students

7:10 AM: All students should be in their homeroom

7:15 AM: Students need to be in their homeroom. Students will be marked tardy if they enter the school afternoon at 7:15 AM.

2:10 PM: Dismissal procedures begin. Car riders and walkers will be dismissed first and then followed by students who are riding the bus.

2:20 PM: The busses will leave the bus loop and begin their bus routes.

Mayfield school hours for students are 7:15 AM to 2:10 PM. Our school doors open up at 7:00 AM so that students can get to their homeroom and prepare for the start of the school day. These hours are earlier than students are used to, so it will important that families establish a good morning routine. As students enter the school building, they will have the opportunity to pick up breakfast, free of charge, and take the breakfast with them to their homeroom where they will have time to eat and enjoy.

Daily Schedules

Our school administration, school counselors, and instructional coaches have worked diligently over the past several years to fine-tune our schedule to provide students the greatest amount of instructional time during the school day. In the schedules below, you will notice a couple of new additions to our daily schedule.

The first new addition is time for our morning meetings. Every student, every day, will be participating in morning meetings with their teacher and classmates. The focus of the morning meetings will be to create positive classroom communities that consist of great relationships between all students and staff. During the morning meetings, students will also participate in social and emotional learning activities that further enhance our school's positive community.

The second new addition to our schedule is our Bobcat Block at the end of the day. The focus of our Bobcat Block will be to provide students opportunities to accelerate their learning and bridge any possible learning gaps that teachers have identified. This 33-minute block will occur every day and allow our staff to support all students with learning activities that they need to continue to grow academically.

Students will have the following classes daily:

Language Arts: 1 hour 20 Minutes/Daily

Mathematics: 1 hour 20 minutes/Daily

Science: 38 minutes/daily

Social Studies: 38 minutes/daily

2 Encore Classes (Physical education, art, Chorus, orchestra, band, general music, or STEM): 38 minutes per class for a total of 1 hour, 16 minutes/Daily

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Supply Lists

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Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

The Federal government extended the support they have been providing that allows all students to be offered a free breakfast and lunch. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will permit all students in Manassas City Public Schools will have the option to pick up a free breakfast or lunch during the school day.

Here is a statement provided by the USDA:

“USDA will remain relentless in ensuring our nation’s children get the critical nutrition they need,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “States and districts wanted waivers extended to plan for safe reopening in the fall. USDA answered the call to help America’s schools and childcare institutions serve high quality meals while being responsive to their local needs as children safely return to their regular routines. This action also increases the reimbursement rate to school meal operators so they can serve healthy foods to our kids. It’s a win-win for kids, parents and schools.”

August 12 and August 13: First Days of School

Students return to the school building on Thursday, August 12. Thursday and Friday during the first week, teachers and staff will be working diligently to ease any anxiety about students returning to school. These two days will serve as opportunities to guide and support students through the school day, establish classroom and school-wide routines, and share the expectations for being a successful Mayfield Intermediate School Bobcat. Students will feel well prepared and excited to return to school the following week. We will make sure we build a strong foundation for an amazing school year that provides students the opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, and academically.

Did Your Address Change or Did Your Family Get a New Phone?

Did you move over the past school year? Did you get a new phone number or email address. If so, we need you to update your current contact information. Would you please call the school and find out what you need to update our records?