Mac El Weekly News

Message from the Principal

January 7, 2022

It has been so great to see everyone back after break! Love seeing their smiling faces! As it is expected in January, it has been a cold week. Please be sure to check the weather each day and encourage your student to wear their jackets, hats, and gloves. Many are keeping them in their backpack or not bringing them to school. If your child is in need of any of those items, please contact the front office. We want to make sure everyone is safe and warm!

It has taken some time for students to adjust to school and get into their routines. We know there are students who will continue to struggle with anxiety about returning to school. Teachers are keeping an eye out for students and working closely with our Guidance, Social Worker, and Office staff to support these students. Please don't hesitate to contact the school or your child's teacher if you have concerns for your student.

We look forward to this semester and a great start to 2022!


Report Cards

2nd marking period and semester grade cards were sent home today. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

After School Remediation

If your student is attending after school remediation, it starts next Tuesday.

Dates: January 11 - March 3 (Tues./Thurs.)

Time: 3:15 - 4:45

Weather Related E-learning

Students will bring their Chromebooks and chargers home each night to be prepared for weather issues and potential school closings. Should there be a need for e-learning, students will need to login through their Google Classrooms for assignments.

Basketball Sports Pictures

Boys and girls basketball and cheerleading pictures will be Monday after school. Contact your student's coach for specific time information.

Scheduled E-learning

Reminder that Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King Day) will be a scheduled e-learning day. Students will go to their Google Classroom for assignments.

Threat and Bullying Reporting Information

Below is the link to the Threat and Bullying Report Form. This form is also accessible on the Maconaquah School Corporation Website under Safe School Zone.



2nd Grade Artists of the Month


Covid 19 School Guidance

From the Nurse

If you are interested in a Covid 19 vaccine for your child, contact your health care provider or the Miami County Health Department. See more information below. Thank you for all of your help supporting our back to school guidelines. It has really helped to reduce our quarantine and postiive covid numbers.

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ILEARN Information for Families

Please click on the link below for ILEARN information from the Indiana Department of Education. (English and Spanish versions)

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to bring their water bottles to school daily. There are water bottle filling stations to refill.

Computer Stylus

If your student has lost their stylus, it is $20 to replace. Students can purchase one in the Minion Office.

Bus / Pick up Changes

If you need to change your child's bus going home or that they are being picked up, parents MUST speak to a person. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE as the staff member may not hear their messages before the end of the school day.

School Drop Off/Pick up

8:10am - Doors open for student drop off. Parents may drive up to door 19E to drop off. PLEASE DO NOT drop off your student before the doors open. This is a safety concern as staff will not be present until 8:10am.