Academy Announcements

Updated January 14, 2021

Daily Announcements

Anyone that has an announcement they would like shared with students, staff, or families should email Denise Jones, (tjones@mccsc.edu) A link to daily announcements can be found on the ASE website on the right-hand side under Academy Quick Links.


IMPORTANT ISTEP INFORMATION

We have important news regarding graduation requirements for your students. All students in the graduating class of 2022 are required to take the ISTEP+ in order to graduate from high school. The IDOE has issued a statement requiring schools to test all juniors this semester (letter from the IDOE attached). Please be aware that this includes online students, and we are required to give the test in-person on our campus.

ASE will administer ISTEP+ the week of February 8th. Students will test in groups of 13 or less with 6 feet of distance. Masks are required. Next week we will send a testing schedule that will include times of testing.

Please reach out if you have any concerns or questions.

Alexis Harmon

Principal


Attachments:
messages/attachments/5a94ea8e3ec1cdf5d3b9f8a13e0ec7df/Remote_Learning_and_Testing_Letter_to_Families.pdf (124.3 KB)



COVID-19 INFORMATION- School procedure reminder


Parents, this is a reminder to please keep your student home from school if they have any symptoms that might be related to Covid. This would include fever, sore throat, cough, stomach issues, headache, or loss of taste or smell. If your student is sick, please call the ASE office or attendance line. You will receive a follow up call from our call center. If your student has been in contact with a person with Covid, then they must be quarantined for 14 days before returning to school. A doctor's note will be required before your student can return to class. If your student has been tested for Covid, we must have documentation showing that your student tested negative before he/she can return to school.

Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping our school safe and healthy!

Please see Covid attachment above.


IMPORTANT REMINDER

The Academy doors will not open for students until 7:45am. Please do not drop your student off before this time. The custodian needs ample time to sanitize the building and prepare for hand washing before students arrive.


TARDIES

Students will now be asked to sign a tardy log if they are late to school. Students should be in their classroom no later than 8:10. Students that are tardy will have this noted in their attendance.


Kroger Card

Link your Kroger Card to the Academy to benefit ASE! It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card, select The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards everytime you shop an use your Plus Card! Enroll now for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization.

Register online - See instructions attached below


COVID-19 INFORMATION

All CDC Guidance will be followed. Face coverings with exhalation valves or vents will not be worn. COVID-19 information is listed in our student handbook.


ASE PARKING TAGS


If your student will be driving to school, they must have a parking tag on their car. Car permit applications are in the front office. Please stop by and pick one up. Only those drivers who have an application on file and valid permit may drive to school and park their vehicle on school property. Car permit applications must have a signature from a parent or guardian.


Meal Distribution- See Flyer Below


Free school meals - See Letter and Flyer below


Calendar

January 15 - End of First Semester

January 18 - No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 15 - No School Presidents Day

March 15-19 Spring Break

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SCHOOL INFORMATION

SENIORS

If you have not ordered your cap and gowns please do so as soon as possible.

All orders must be completed online at highschool.herffjones.com.


Watch this short video presentation for more information: https://www.herffjones.com/catalogs/graduationcatalog/

Link to Grad Products Catalog: https://www.herffjones.com/catalogs/graduationcatalog/




IVY TECH ASAP OPEN HOUSE

Interested in getting an Associate's Degree in just 11 months? Attend a virtual ASAP Open House on November 5th or January 28, 2021. See the attached flyer for additional details.


College Goal Sunday 2021
2 p.m. (ET)
Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Filling out financial aid paperwork can be perceived as being complicated and time-consuming, but College Goal SundaySM makes it easy.

College Goal Sunday is a program that helps college-bound Indiana students, who qualify for undergraduate admission to a college or technical school, and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Sunday provides assistance from financial aid experts, primarily from Indiana colleges and universities.

Why It's Important

Most colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools in the nation require students seeking federal financial aid, including grants and loans, to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA form must be received by the federal processor on or before April 15th to be considered "on-time" for Indiana state grant funding. Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars are required to complete and submit a FAFSA form to claim their Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholarship. College Goal Sunday will help all college-bound students complete the FAFSA properly.

College Goal Sunday 2021
College Goal Sunday will take place at 2 p.m. (ET), Sunday, March 7th, 2021. The event will be held virtually and begin promptly at 2 p.m. (ET). The virtual link will be on the http://www.collegegoalsunday.org webpage. Please visit page in advance to see what information you will need to make filing the FAFSA easier and faster.

Home - Indiana College Goal Sunday - March 7, 2021, 2 p.m. ET - FREE help filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Indiana College Goal Sunday - Free help for college-bound students and their families filing the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at sites across Indiana.

www.collegegoalsunday.org






Parent of a Canvas User? Please see the instructions linked here for guidance on connecting to Canvas so you can help us support your child's success in school.


Art Club

Art Club will be offered online - Starting Wed. Aug 19th 3-4 PM

See Attachment below

SEL Corner!

Welcome to the SEL Corner!

We believe that students deserve a safe and inspiring school culture and future where there is empathy, respect for one another, and opportunities for all students to grow academically, behaviorally, social, and emotionally. Through the MCCSC’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative, our students and teachers will learn and practice social and emotional skills through the use of the Second Step or School-Connect curriculum. Some examples of these skills are: self-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Discussions that focus on creating a supportive learning community, developing self-awareness and self-management, building relationships and resolving conflicts, and preparing for college and the workforce are happening throughout the school year. We see application of these skills across home and school and encourage you to talk with your adolescent about what they are learning with Second Step or School-Connect.

Parent-Teacher Network - PTN

ase.ptn.president@gmail.com


AMAZON SMILE

Support ASE PTN through Your Amazon Smile Account
The PTN is officially set up as an Amazon Smile recipient! Start your Amazon shopping through smile.amazon.com and a portion of each purchase will be credited to the PTN. Sign up here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-1690146

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

MCCSC Community Bulletin Board

If you would like to know more about activities and events for students in our community you can access the MCCSC Community Bulletin Board. Information on the community bulletin board is also shared in Friday emails from MCCSC titled "MCCSC Updates and Announcements".