Panther Newsletter

Weekly news & info for our students and parents

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SENIORS!!!

May is here... which means graduation month is here! Please review the reminders below so you are ready for all of the exciting events to come!


1. If you have not already, please review the senior video and slideshow. There are important surveys linked on the final slide of the presentation.


Video Link: MHS Senior Video- Class of 2021


Presentation Link: MHS Senior Meeting- Class of 2021


2. Graduation Ticket Pickup is FRIDAY, MAY 7th in the cafeteria. You will draw a random bundle of tickets. If you have special seating needs and completed the survey ahead of time, you will receive the tickets assigned to you at this time. If you are not able to draw tickets on Friday, we will complete the drawing for you and have your bundle of tickets waiting for you in the front office when you are able to pick them up.


3. Tuesday, May 4th is the Senior Brunch hosted by Project Graduation (parent organization; not an MISD event). The event is from 11a-2p at Stonegate Church.


4. Tuesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 6th are ASYNCHRONOUS learning days for seniors. Be sure to check Canvas for assignments and to be counted present for attendance.


5. Wednesday, May 5th is a REQUIRED CPR training for seniors. This is a graduation requirement. We will also use this day to catch seniors who have not participated in the Police Officer Interaction training that is also a graduation requirement. These are state mandated graduation requirements. You cannot graduate until these requirements have been met.


6. Please review the senior slideshow starting on slide 16 for more upcoming dates and events including more senior activities, senior exams and senior week schedule!


7. Update from the initial video/slideshow: Monday, May 24th- Senior Meeting starts at 12:00 pm in the MHS Arena. This meeting is REQUIRED for all graduating seniors participating in the traditional graduation ceremony. We will also have senior device collection immediately following the meeting.


May is going to fly by! I am proud to be your principal and excited to experience graduation with you all!


Have a great month of May and final month as a Midlothian High School student!

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ATTENTION PARENTS:

Any 7th-12th grade student involved in athletics, cheer, dance, drill team, and marching band will be required to get an athletic physical for the 2021-22 school year. Students must wait until after May 1st to obtain their physical. Due to the mass numbers of students needing physicals, MISD athletic department strongly encourages parents to schedule an appointment soon to avoid delays.


Click here to read the following letter for more information.

Midlothian ISD Athletic Summer Camp

It's finally here!!! Midlothian ISD Athletic Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN! Head over to our website and start finalizing your summer plans! https://midlothiansports.rankonesport.com/Website/Main
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Each week, from April 29 - August 4, Sync will provide a pair of free audiobooks for through the Sora App. Each set of books is only available for one week, so sign up for the weekly reminders so you don’t miss them! Learn more about the books and how to sign up by visiting the link below. Visit this LINK for more information. Contact the librarian, julie_post@misd.gs, with any questions.


Happy listening!

Pass Tutoring is Tuesday-Thursday 4:05pm-5:05pm in room 109.

Since this is a new semester, Pass Tutoring has a New Zoom Link:


Pass Tutoring Zoom Link

NO DELIVERIES FOR STUDENTS VIA DELIVERY SERVICES

Students can only have food/drinks delivered during their lunch time. No deliveries from Doordash, Grubhub, Pizza Places, ETC. Any deliveries will be refused and sent back.

You MUST have a phone to scan the QR Code when you deliver a lunch to your student.

STUDENT INFORMATION:

Attendance

With parents not being able to come into the building, if your child is going to be out all day, coming to school late or leaving early, please email the attendance clerk. You may also email any doctor notes to them.


Last Name A- La = Sandy_Heit@MISD.GS, 469-856-5123


Last Name Le - Z = Karen_Girman@MISD.GS, 469-856-5122

IDs For Every MHS Student

Each student must wear a school ID every day at school.

If lost, a replacement can be provided for $5.00


Wear IT, Don't Carry IT

Student Parking Passes and IDs

Parking Passes required.


Face to Face Students: Please scan the QR code to request a parking pass. You will then be able to purchase your parking pass during lunch or during your off period. The cost is $23. All students must wear their IDs while on campus. If you forget your ID or lose it you can get a replacement in the counseling center. A replacement is $3 and a temporary is $1.


Virtual Students: If you come to campus for classes you will need a parking pass. We will sell parking passes in Kevin Melton's office next to the cafeteria. The cost is $45.00.

Health and Safety

Our campus is continuing to be vigilant with all of our health and safety protocols and we need your partnership in these efforts. If your child is sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or is waiting on results from a COVID-19 test, your child must stay home from school.


Below are the conditions for returning to school after an individual shows symptoms or gets a positive COVID-19 test result.


Either:

  • 24 hours with no fever; and

  • Symptoms improved; and

  • 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared


Or:


Or:

  • A doctor’s note indicating an alternate diagnosis; and

  • Must check-in with the campus nurse before returning to class.


We thank you for your partnership and understanding as we keep the health and safety of our students, teachers and staff members our top priority.


How to Set Up Your Parent Observer Account in Canvas

GRAB and GO Breakfast and Lunch

Grab and Go Schedule Changes

In an effort to better serve students, both face-to-face and virtual learners, we are going to adjust the "grab and go" times for the Aramark staff to be able to staff the serving lines for our students on campus in an efficient manner. We will continue serving our grab and go students on Monday and Wednesday at the same four locations, but the time will be shifted to 8 a.m. to 10 a.m

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Seniors and Parents

Seniors and Parents:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened up on October 1, 2020. In a normal year, we would do a FAFSA presentation and assistance night for senior students and parents. However, this year we are providing you with information, links, and presentations for you to be able to understand and file. It is recommended that all seniors complete the FAFSA application even if you feel you may not qualify for funds because college/universities want to know your EFC (see explanation below) index in order to be able to offer you their scholarships.

Our normal event is hosted by Caleb Willis, Associate Director of Financial Aid - Navarro College. You may contact him through the contact information below with any questions even if your student is not attending Navarro.

Navarro College-

financial.aid@navarrocollege.edu

903-875-7400

Caleb.willis@navarrocollege.edu

Also, I am providing a LINK to the College Board website and a LINK to their presentation for FAFSA.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Oliver, College Liaison at: Becky_oliver@misd.gs

****Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is an index number that college financial aid staff use to determine how much financial aid you would receive if you were to attend their school. The information you report on your FAFSA, including specific tax information and family income, is used to calculate your EFC.***

MILITARY INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:

***Our district needs to collect data on those students that have enlisted or plan to enlist after graduation. Please complete the link below for 20-21 Seniors ONLY:

INTENT TO ENLIST FORM 20-21


If you have questions or would like help with getting in touch with a recruiter, please contact Mrs. Oliver, College Liaison, at becky_oliver@misd.gs

Free Tutoring. K-12. Texas A&M

The Texas A&M University Education and Human Development department has created a free tool for students and parents to use as more learning is done outside of the classroom. Aggie Homework helpers will help students pre-k through 12 in a variety of subjects. There will be two options families can choose from, a one-time homework helper or reoccurring tutoring sessions. As the semester continues, tutors will post mini learning sessions that can be found on the AHH website.

PROJECT GRADUATION

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UIL Events

MISD UIL Event Spectator Information:

All Texas Public School Districts received new UIL Guidelines for COVID 19 Mitigation Expectations, including masks and social distancing, at all UIL events and therefore MISD has updated the UIL Event Spectator Guidelines to include this information. This includes all UIL events that occur at the MISD Stadium, HS and MS Gyms, and any other MS or HS field. We are grateful for spectator support at our UIL events for our high schools and middle schools and we want to be able to continue to have a fan base. In order to do so, we must be more vigilant to follow the COVID19 Mitigation Protocols that are expected.


Below are the key points to know about expectations when attending ANY UIL event for MISD schools:

* Masks are expected be worn in the stadium, at the fields, or inside the gyms at ALL TIMES unless you are eating or drinking. We are required to adhere to state guidelines and the Governor’s GA-29 order.

* Please wear masks while sitting in the stands at the events to increase protection for yourself and those around you.

* Do not sit on bleachers marked as "no seating.” MISD has taped off more seats to provide improved social distancing in the stands.

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