Hawk Nation Weekly Newsletter
August 16th, 2021
August 16th: Mandarin Monday Spirit Wear Day
August 16th Volleyball Parent Information Meeting at 6:15 pm
August 17th Cheerleading Parent Information Meeting at 6:00 pm virtually.
August 20th: COVID Vaccine Clinic hosted at MMS
August 24th: Musical Rehearsal Informational Meeting
August 25th: Early Release
August 31st: Virtual Open House 6:00 pm
September 6th: Labor Day (No School)
September 25th: Progress Reports
Vax for Kindness Event- August 20th
Dear Mandarin Hawk Families,
This note is very important to our future together this school year.
Because COVID-19 continues to have an adverse impact on the learning experience for our students, we are working with the Duval Department of Health to stop the spread of this highly contagious and life-threatening disease.
One of our greatest tools to stop COVID-19’s impact is vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to anyone 12 years of age or older, and on August 20th, we are partnering with the Department of Health to give our eligible students an opportunity to be vaccinated with your consent.
I’ve attached the consent form at the bottom of this newsletter. Also, Monday it will be coming home with your student. I encourage you to provide this consent so that your child can receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at our school on August 20th. You can also locate the form and much more information on our website, www.duvalschools.org/vax.
The vaccine not only protects your student, but it helps stop the spread to others, which truly makes it a Vax of Kindness. Please look for the consent form and visit the website if you have any questions.
10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School - Nemours Kidshealth
Parent support plays an important part in helping preteens and teens succeed in middle school. While students grow more independent during these years, it can be hard for parents to know which situations call for involvement and which call for a more behind-the-scenes approach.https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-middle.html
School Musical Informational Meeting
New Policy for Visitors
New Security Procedures
*Turn in notes for attendance
How Does my Child Access Oneview, Teams, Outlook Email, and Focus?
Afternoon Dismissal - Traffic Jam
Extended Day is Now Open
Does Your Child Need DCPS Transportation?
Below is the link to the Transportation Registration Guide page on the DCPS website. In addition, if a family uses an alternate address for a bus stop, please visit the Alternate Address Request page for further instructions on the DCPS website
2021-2022 School Health Entry Requirements
Prior to the start of the school year, it is critical that all students meet school health entry requirements. Per Florida Statutes 1003.22, 402.305, and 402.313, every student must have a school health exam/physical and have received all required immunizations in order to enter school. School health exams/physicals must be completed for all students new to a State of Florida school. Students must also meet all immunization requirements before being admitted to school.
Please keep in mind, rising 7th graders are required to have Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis Vaccine (TDAP ). For more information, please click on the attached letter at the bottom of the newsletter. If you have any questions, please contact the Florida Department of Health - School Health Services Office at 904-253-1580 or visit the Immunization DCPS website.
Dress Code Violations
1. Shoes must be worn. However, bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn.
2. Halter-tops, tank tops, backless tops, tops with thin or no straps, or tops that show midriff or expose the body are prohibited.
3. See-through or mesh garments shall not be worn without appropriate undergarments.
4. Form-fitting or overly tight clothing shall not be worn without appropriate outer garments.
5. Properly hemmed outer garments such as shorts, divided skirts, and dresses may be worn, provided they are not disruptive or distractive, as determined by the school administration. Garments including, but not limited to, such items as boxer shorts, traditionally designed as undergarments, may not be worn as outer garments.
6. Clothing, accessories and facial coverings shall not be worn if they display profanity, violence, lewd and obscene messages, sexually suggestive phrases, or advertisements, phrases or symbols of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs or other symbols phrases or advertisements that would be offensive to common propriety or decency. Bandanas may not be work as facial covering.
7. Head coverings, including, but not limited to, caps, hats, bandannas, hair curlers, and/or sunglasses, shall not be worn on school property, unless required by a physician or authorized by school personnel.
DCPS Parent Academy
Please see the classes offered below for the month of August.
8/18 Growing Up: Making a Successful Transition to Middle School
8/19 Mommy, Me & My I.E.P.
8/24 Everything in "FOCUS"
8/26 Computer Relationship Status: It's Complicated