Midland Trail Elementary School

~ We Believe & Achieve In Order to Succeed ~

October 2020

Dear MTE Families & Friends,

Today marks the middle of our first quarter of school! We've made it through the first 4 weeks. Although there have been many challenges, our students and staff have done a wonderful job of making learning happen here at MTE. Whether your student is Blended or Remote, we are working every day to make learning happen. That doesn't mean there aren't issues that may arise. Here are some helpful hints:

  • Our Librarian can offer tech support in the mornings from 8:30-9:00 am
  • Attendance and grades are recorded DAILY for both Blended and Remote Learners
  • Every student will have assignments to complete on a daily basis; whether at home or in person at MTE
  • If your child is sick/has an appointment and can't come to school or log in to TEAMS, call the office so they will be excused


Happy Fall Ya'll


Aron Attebery, Principal

Leasha Wolterman, Curriculum Administrator

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Smile... it's PICTURE DAY

Monday 10/19 RED DAY Picture Day

Tuesday 10/20 GOLD DAY Picture Day

We Need YOU!

Every year, we create a Site Council, made up of parents, teachers and community members. This group meets 4 times per year. During meetings, we share information regarding Midland Trail, including current school improvement goals, school initiatives and we seek feedback and input. This year, meetings will take place virtually, via ZOOM. If you are interested in being part of this team and/or you know someone who is, please contact us! We are looking to add a local business owner as well.

atteberya@turnerusd202.org or woltermanl@turnerusd202.org

IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR MTE COMMUNITY

Due to safety, parents will only be permitted inside of the building by scheduled appointment.


Masks will be required for all students and adults in the building.


We will have a procedure for students who arrive after 8:45 am. All students need a safety check by staff member before entering the building.


  • Parent/Guardian will call school and notify office of late arrival.
  • Staff member will come to front door. Parent will walk student to the door. Student will be screened, and once cleared by staff member, will be sent to classroom.
  • Parents must wait until child is cleared to be in school.


If a parent needs to pick up their child early for any reason (illness or appointment).


  • Parent/guardian will call school ahead of time, or from car in front of building, to ask for student and notify office who is going to pick up student (person must be on approved list).
  • Parent will walk to door and wait for student. Once student is in office, they will be escorted by secretary to vestibule.
  • Parent/approved adult will show I.D.
  • Secretary will verify and then sign student out.
  • Parents will no longer be signing student out w/ signature
  • I.D. must be presented to release student.

Free & Reduced Meal Application

The Free & Reduced Meal Application can now be completed online through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account.

To access the application, sign into your Parent Portal account using the link below.

Grading & Attendance

GRADING

If students do not keep up with more than six hours of daily assignments their grades will be impacted. At the secondary level this could impact credit acquisition. We will be using the traditional grading systems (A, B, C, etc). They will not get a grade for participation only. Students will have to login to Microsoft Teams for virtual conferences/instruction multiple times daily designated by their teacher. These times will be within the traditional school day. Students that miss this instruction may not understand how to complete work independently. At the elementary level, some independent work assigned may require the assistance of an adult.


ATTENDANCE

Remote students are required to join their teacher for instruction in Microsoft Teams, multiple times a day. If students fail to login, they will be marked absent. Blended students are required to attend a morning meeting in Microsoft Teams and complete assignments at home when school is not in session. Failure to log in and/or complete work will result in an absence. Absences will be recorded and will be subject to the Kansas truancy statute.

School Hours - Arrival & Dissmissal

Our school day starts at 8:45 am and ends at 3:55 p.m. Doors open at 8:20 for students. Those arriving after 8:45 am will be counted as tardy. In the interest of safety, students may not be dropped off/left unattended before 8:20 am.

ANY CHANGES TO TRANSPORTATION must be made prior to 3:00 p.m. to ensure that student and teacher are aware of the change. PLEASE make sure your student(s) and teacher(s) know how they will get home the first day of school.

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We Believe & Achieve in Order to Succeed

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Contacting The School

(913) 288--3500 Office Phones are answered from 8:10 am - 4:10 pm daily. If your child is going to be tardy or absent please let us know.


Student safety is our priority, If visiting in person, make sure you have a mask/face covering and state ID upon entering.