MACS Family Resources

Week of May 18-22, 2020 - Volume 9

We Are Here to Support Your Family During Remote Learning

MACS Families, we want to support your child and family during this period of remote learning and during the summer season. Summer allows for multiple learning experiences that can happen inside and outside of the home. Check out the resources in this newsletter to help your child and family continue learning each week.

Please know that your families are a part of our MACS family and we miss you all. We are here to support in any way possible and we want to say THANK YOU for supporting your child during this unprecedented time. Together we will all come out stronger on the other side of this event.

This newsletter will continue to be published weekly for all MACS Families. You can find this resource on our MACS website, Twitter (@MACSchools) and Facebook.

We have also developed an ongoing Learning Support for Families Google doc, which is published on our MACS website as well.

Summer Enrichment Experiences (SEE)

Beginning the 2nd week in June, Mount Airy City Schools will be offering a variety of remote-learning summer enrichment experiences. In the past we called these our summer camps.

This opportunity will ensure that your child has access to experiences that keep them motivated and excited for new learning. Stay tuned for more information regarding these camps and the registration process. We will utilize our student email accounts, Seesaw and Schoology to push out information about these awesome SEE opportunities.

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Resources from Imagine Learning

Parents and families: As we close out the year please continue to have your child access their personalized learning journeys within Imagine Learning online. The following link will support remote learning for families.

Our district provides the following resources within Imagine Learning:

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade- All students have access to Imagine Math and Imagine Language and Literacy.
  • 6th-8th grade- All students have access to Imagine Math

STEAM Thinking

Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math, better known as STEAM!

Did you know that you have so many opportunities for STEAM learning in your own home. Check out some of the links below to help your family engage in STEAM learning experiences this summer from home.

Activities To Support Your Family's Social and Emotional Learning

21st Century- Future Leaders Academy (FLA) Programming Continues Remotely

We are excited to announce that our Future Leaders Academy (FLA) teachers have been developing excellent resources for our students! The FLA program is funded through our 21st Century federal grant, which serves students in the after-school environment and summer programming. This grant is a huge opportunity for our students to be served outside of the regular school day.

Each week our FLA teachers will be sharing resources here to support our students during the COVID-19 school closure. Check out the first ones below and remember this is totally OPTIONAL for our students and families. The regular school day work should be the priority and these resources will serve as enrichment.

BHT Families- Click here to access the new FLA Choice Menu #7- designed for our Pre-Kindergarten -2nd grade - This week kids can learn all about summer!