MCES Newsletter

January 3 - 7

Happy New Year!

School resumes on Wednesday, January 5, 2022!

Masks are highly encouraged!!

Masks are REQUIRED for small groups!

Students should bring masks to school each day.

Breakfast


Breakfast is served each morning from 7:25- 7:50. Students who would like to eat breakfast at school need to arrive by 7:50 each morning.

ALL Transportation Changes MUST be sent in BEFORE 2 P.M.

The end of the school day can get hectic. When changes are sent in late, there is a chance for a transportation mistake. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Calendar Update- School will be in session March 30-31 and April 1st!

Updated 2021-2022 School Calendar

Click on the link to view the updated calendar.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL IF THEY ARE SICK!!

Family Resource Center Family (Guardian) Survey

Please complete the survey below to assist our Family Resource Center in writing the upcoming grant. We need as much family support as possible. Thank you in advance.

Click on the title above to access the parent portal.

If you need help with your username or password for parent portal, click on the banner below and complete the Google Form.

Transportation Changes and Excuses

ANY and ALL Transportation Changes should be sent to mces.attendance@mercer.kyschools.us. You will receive a confirmation email.

Transportation changes MUST be sent BEFORE 2 p.m. to ensure student transportation is correct.

If your child attends practices or stays for clubs, please send that change to ensure your child gets to the correct place after school.

All doctor and parent notes must be sent to mces.attendance@mercer.kyschools.us.

School Based Decision Making Council (SBDM)

SBDM Meetings are held every THIRD Tuesday @ 4:45 in the Library/Media Center at MCES.


SBDM Members: Kaitlin Main- Parent Rep, Lee Wilson- Parent Rep, Nicky Keller- Teacher Rep, Patrick Webb- Teacher Rep, and April Wilhoite- Teacher Rep.

Change of Clothing

***Please continue to put a change of clothing and shoes in your child's backpack each day. As it is getting cooler outside, the change of clothing in your child's backpack may need to be switched out to reflect the change in the weather.

Clothing is available on an emergency basis, but supply is limited. If the FRC does not have your child's size and clothing is not in their backpack; a call home to bring clothing will be necessary. Thank you for your help.

Chromebook Repair Fees

Click the link to view the current repair fees for Chromebooks and chargers.

Breakfast and Lunch are FREE

School breakfast and lunch are offered daily. All meals are free for students.

Due to federal meal guidelines, restaurant food/meals are not permitted at school for BREAKFAST or LUNCH.

● Students may bring lunches from home, however glass containers and carbonated beverages are not permitted.

Please keep Infinite Campus (IC) Updated

We have had several instances when families members need to pick students up from school, but they are not listed in IC. Anyone who will be picking your child up needs to be listed in Infinite Campus. Families are able to log into IC and update this information.

Also, if you have an address change or a phone number change, please update those in IC as soon as possible.

If you need assistance logging into IC, please contact the office @ 859-733-7040.

Amazon Smile

MCES PTO has an Amazon Smile Account. If you shop on Amazon, you can earn money for our school at NO extra cost to you!

Box Tops

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ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR CAR RIDERS

● Student drop off begins at 7:25 a.m. Please be aware that traffic begins to back up around 7:35 a.m. Students not in their classrooms by 8:00 a.m. are tardy.

● Students should be ready to exit the vehicle quickly via the passenger side doors near the sidewalk when given the go-ahead by school staff.

● For safety reasons, do not go around other cars to exit the line.

● For safety reasons, drivers should not get out the vehicle.

● Do not use your cell phone while you are in the line. Distractions are a safety issue.

● Please carefully utilize both lanes at the bottom circle to avoid traffic back up on Tapp Road.

● MCES staff will open the car door for those students who need assistance.