MES Monday Messenger

April 5, 2021

Admin Corner

MES Construction Update

Construction at MES is moving right along. Our next phase of construction is set for this month. The northeast wing of the building has been remodeled and will be ready for occupancy April 9, 2021. Our classes in the current kindergarten wing will be moving into the remodeled rooms and trailers H and I over spring break. We will begin renovating the kindergarten wing April 26, 2021. If your child is in TK, Kinder or Ms. Kirkeby's class, they will be in a new classroom starting April 19. Your child's teacher will be sure to explain the new location of the room, and we will have extra staff members on hand to assist children the week of April 19. Additionally, part of the main MES office will be under construction. We will have staff members in the main office daily, but Mr. Alvarado, Mrs. McMillian and Mrs. Laframboise will be temporarily located in a different part of the building. We are excited to see all of the new changes to our building. Construction is set to be finalized August 15, 2021.

Friday Attendance

Please remember Fridays are distance learning days. Students should log in via Zoom with their classroom teacher and complete their assignments in Google Classroom.

Attendance Hotline

Please call our attendance hotline to report your child’s absence @ 760-934-7162. If your child’s absence is not reported, it is considered unexcused.

MUSD Illness Protocols and Attendance

We are providing the following information to clarify our protocols for attendance during the Covid-19 pandemic. If your student is showing any of the following symptoms (see Symptom tree below) that could be Covid-19, they are to remain home. Please do not send your student to school if they have symptoms.

If your student has symptoms, they will need to follow our flowsheet guidance and follow up with Pediatrics or the Mono County Health Department to be tested for Covid-19. Please see the flowchart below, and these are also linked to our website here.. Students who test negative for Covid-19 will need to submit the test results to the school in order for your student to come back in 5 days from illness onset and no fever in the last 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. Negative PCR results can be emailed to:

OptumServe Covid-19 Testing:Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00pm., Mammoth Lakes Foundation (100 College Parkway). OPEN to the public, all ages, regardless of insurance. Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome. Pre-Registration available here.

MES Band Updates

Attention MES Band students and families,

A quick reminder that MES Band is still meeting EVERY Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm on Mr. Hammers' Zoom link. Students need to be present at both rehearsals each week unless cleared ahead of time by a parent or guardian. Those students who are not showing up will be asked to return their instruments. Thank you.

-Mr. Hammers

MES Yearbook Info

If you would like to order a yearbook, please complete the form and send in payment with your child. If you are in MILES, you will need to go to the school office on Friday and pick up your order form. If you have any questions, please contact 5th grade teacher, Ms. Anderson Thank you.

Mono County Free Library Information

Join the Mono County Libraries for the Día Reading Challenge on Beanstack April 1-30, 2021. See the flyer below for more information or sign up at or learn more at

Care Solace Mental Health Resource

Our district students, staff and their families can use Care Solace to quickly connect to verified mental health resources in our community. The Care Concierge team is available 24/7 and can support your preferred language. Click for more information

Lunch Program

Free school lunches are available from MUSD for ALL families regardless of income qualification. Pick up will happen for in seat students at the END of their cohort time. Please let your child's teacher know if your student will be picking up a meal daily.

For distance learning students, the pick up time is between 11:30-1:00 pm at Mammoth High School. Please note that there will no longer be pickup at the Crowley Lake Community Center.

We still encourage all families to fill out an online meal application form. Click here to fill out your meal application online.

PTO News

Participate in the Move Your Body Campaign.

MES PTO has teamed up with Well Soul Fitness to provide LIVE PE classes for all MES students on Fridays at 11:30am. This will be a fun and engaging 30 minute class that is exclusively for MES students.

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 781 7311 0479 Passcode: 0T7a40


Kindergarten & TK Enrollment for 2021-22 School Year

If your child is eligible for kindergarten or transitional kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year, please pick up your enrollment packet ASAP at the MES office at 9:00 or 1:00 Monday-Thursday.

LCAP & Expanded Learning Grant Feedback Meeting

Tuesday, April 6th, 5pm

This is an online event.

We are having a brief meeting to discuss two funding sources. We would like parent input in how we use our LCAP and COVID Expanded Learning funds.

Meetings are Tuesday 4/6...
The meeting in English will be at 5pm. The Zoom link is

The meeting in Spanish will be at 6pm. The Zoom link is

Wacky Hair Day

Friday, April 9th, 8am

This is an online event.

Join your Zoom class and show off your best wacky hair!

MUSD Spring Break

Monday, April 12th, 12am to Friday, April 16th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

MUSD Spring Break - No school for FLEX and MILES students/staff April 12-16, 2021.

See Dr. Wildman's Parent Square announcement regarding travel and quarantine by clicking here.

MES PTO Trivia Night

Friday, April 23rd, 5pm

This is an online event.

MES PTO will be hosting a virtual family trivia night on the evening of April 23, 2021. The time is still to be determined. Please take the survey so we can be sure to choose the best time!

Also, please be sure to RSVP to this event so we can plan accordingly. Thank you!

Click here to take our survey about our upcoming trivia night and to RSVP

Mammoth Elementary School

Principal - Mr. Alvarado

Learning Director - Mrs. McMillian

Instagram - @mammothelementary

Mammoth Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
For questions or complaints, contact Title IX Compliance Officer:
Dr. Jennifer Wildman, Superintendent, 461 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546,