The Marie Murphy Update

29 March 2021 Edition

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Marie Murphy French Students Connect with Pen Pals in France!

Marie Murphy Switches to Modified Onsite Daily Schedule Beginning April 7

When we return to school on April 7, MM will be using a modified onsite daily (MOD) schedule. Mr. Palcer emailed the details to all parents on March 24, but below are some of the highlights of the new schedule.

  • Students attend school on-site every day from 8:00-1:50
    • The new MOD schedule uses a block approach to classes meaning fewer, but longer classes each day. Students will have two 80-minute core classes, two 50-minute non-core classes, one 40-minute Viking Time, and one 30-minute lunch every day. (No more Group A or Group B kids).
    • In using a block schedule, students have half their classes one day (Maroon Day) and the other half of their classes the next day (Gold Day). Maroon Days and Gold Days do not impact onsite student attendance or impact the time at school. Students are attending daily from 8:00-1:50.

    • You can see the grade-level specific schedules below, which have been updated to address a few minor editing errors.

    • Before arriving at school, students will need a self-certification sticker and will enter in the same grade-level specific doors that they have entered all year.

    • Your child’s schedule will be available in PowerSchool this week. Ms. Grandys is hard at work entering new schedule details into PowerSchool.

    • A 40-minute Viking Time period will occur each day to address SEL needs and to provide academic intervention & enrichment opportunities.

    • Students will be dismissed at 1:50 each day, exiting out of the same door they entered to start the day.

    • If you are traveling over spring break, see Dr. Osburn’s updated travel guidance by clicking here.

    • Free COVID testing is being offered at Marie Murphy starting on April 2. You can read more about it by clicking here.

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    Upcoming FAN Events

    New Trier High School and the Family Action Network (FAN) present numerous outstanding presenters and topics throughout the year. Check out their next upcoming events below to see if there is something of interest to you or your family.