MES Monday Messenger

March 22, 2021

Admin Corner


We have now completed our third week of hybrid learning, and we are looking forward to in seat learning happening at both Mammoth Middle School and Mammoth High School starting Monday March 22, 2021. We are very proud of the work of our students, families, and MUSD staff and teachers who have been collaboratively working to provide new learning opportunities for our students.


For drop off and pick up, we appreciate everyone's cooperation in the parking lot. We are working to move traffic in the MES parking lot as quickly as possible and you can help by pulling all the way forward and not leaving excess space between cars. We know wait times have increased, however the total wait on Meridian only lasts about 15-20 minutes. Remember that we can’t allow students to cross Meridian alone for any reason! On site, please remember to pull all the way to the top of the circle before stopping. Please remain in your vehicles, and have a spot ready on the passenger side. Students can ONLY enter and exit from the passenger side of the vehicle.


Also, it is very important that families remember not to park in the surrounding neighborhoods. In particular, the Trails is not a student pickup, drop off or parking area. Homeowners in the Trails are having issues with snow removal, people leaving things in driveways and increased infringement on their private property. Please help MES be a good neighbor!


We will continue to monitor students and staff for COVID symptoms, and we understand that closing cohorts can be concerning. Please rest assured that if your student has been a close contact with anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, we will inform you both via phone call and a written Parent Square notification. We maintain strict cohorts within the school in order to accurately contact trace if there is any kind of exposure. We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all our students and staff.

COVID-19 Symptoms Flowchart

Please remember to monitor your child for COVID-19 like symptoms prior to leaving home to ensure they are not sick or have an elevated temperature above 100. Students with elevated temperatures or COVID-19 symptoms should remain home, and parents should contact the MES attendance office.


Students who are home need to complete asynchronous work by checking Google Classroom and completing work assigned with Imagine Language and Literacy, Espanol and Math daily.


Please see the flowcharts below for guidance as to what to do if your child has symptoms or comes in close contact with someone positive for COVID-19. These are also linked to our website here.

Attendance Hotline

Please call our attendance hotline to report your child’s absence @ 760-934-7162. If your child’s absence is not reported, it is considered unexcused.

State Testing Updates

Summative ELPAC

The Summative ELPAC assessment will be administered to all TK-5 English Language Learners at Mammoth Elementary School. This test is administered to students to determine English language proficiency, and it is based on the California English Language Development Standards. Parents can find more information online at https://www.elpac.org/resources/parent-resources/.

Testing will begin this week through May, 2021.

MES Yearbook Info

Yearbook order forms are going home with your student this week or Monday. If you would like to order a yearbook, please complete the form and send in payment with your child. If you are in MILES, you will need to go to the school office on Friday and pick up your order form. If you have any questions, please contact 5th grade teacher, Ms. Anderson Landerson@mammothusd.org Thank you.


You can still add candid photos for consideration for the yearbook at the site below:


Photo sharing site:

https://images.memoryebooks.com/upload.jsp

login: 415793967


When uploading photos, please put in your child's teacher's name in the "Description" section.

Mono County Free Library Information

Sign up for a Mono Book Box at monocolibraries.org. Sign up by the 15th of each month and pick up a Book Box at the start of the following month.

Care Solace Mental Health Resource

Our district students, staff and their families can use Care Solace to quickly connect to verified mental health resources in our community. The Care Concierge team is available 24/7 and can support your preferred language. Click for more information

Lunch Program

Free school lunches are available from MUSD for ALL families regardless of income qualification. Pick up will happen for in seat students at the END of their cohort time. Please let your child's teacher know if your student will be picking up a meal daily.


For distance learning students, the pick up time is between 11:30-1:00 pm at Mammoth High School. Please note that there will no longer be pickup at the Crowley Lake Community Center.


We still encourage all families to fill out an online meal application form. Click here to fill out your meal application online.

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PTO News

Hare and Tortoise Live Zoom Theatre Performance

Join us Friday March 26 at 5:30pm for an innovative and engaging 25-minute Zoom performance of Hare & Tortoise. The entire family can watch this creative and mesmerizing show on Zoom that will charm and entertain all ages.


You can even choose to stay on at the end for a Q&A when your children will meet the actors and can ask a few questions if they like.


Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre is still committed to our Theatre for Young Audience program even during CoVid.


Zoom meeting ID number: 8426 5726 933

Passcode: Hare


Monthly PTO Meeting

Please join us April 1 2021 at 5:30pm for our regular PTO Zoom meeting.


Participate in the Move Your Body Campaign.

The goal of is to provide inspiration for kids to get some physical fitness into their day, every day. Each Monday at 2pm is our LIVE KidFit Move Your Body workout.


Monday's VFit Zoom Link as well as daily challenges are located here on the Move Your Body calendar: https://mammothpto.org/pages/move-your-body


-MES PTO

MHS Seniors & Boosters Fundraiser

Monday, March 22nd, 9pm

437 Old Mammoth Road

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Monday March 22nd the graduating class of 2021 and MHS Boosters are hosting a fundraiser at Noodle-Ly. 10% of all sales that day will be donated to this year's seniors to help pay for their graduation and a celebratory event at the end of the year. This is the first of five restaurant fundraisers for the senior class. Please come out and enjoy some great food from Noodly while supporting the 2021 Mammoth High School Graduates!

Zoom Performance of Hare and Tortoise

Friday, March 26th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Event sponsored by MES PTO & Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre. Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre is still committed to our Theatre for Young Audience program even during CoVid.


Zoom meeting ID number: 8426 5726 933


Passcode: Hare

Kindergarten & TK Enrollment for 2021-22 School Year

If your child is eligible for kindergarten or transitional kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year, enrollment packets will be available on Friday 3/26 and Friday 4/2 from 7:00-11:00am and 1:00-5:00pm.


Our Kinder/TK Round Up was a great success. Thank you so much to all of the families who attended. If you missed the presentation on Zoom, the presentation is available on our website and is linked here.

Mammoth Elementary School

Principal - Mr. Alvarado

falvarado@mammothusd.org


Learning Director - Mrs. McMillian

mmcmillian@mammothusd.org


Instagram - @mammothelementary

Mammoth Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
For questions or complaints, contact Title IX Compliance Officer:
Dr. Jennifer Wildman, Superintendent, 461 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546,
760.934.6802, jwildman@mammothusd.org.