MACS Family Resources

Week of April 27- May 1, 2020 - Volume 6

We Are Here to Support Your Family During Remote Learning

MACS Families, we want to support your child and family during this period of remote learning.

Today's announcement that students will not return to school this year was not a shock and we know that it was made in the best interest of our students. However, it is also a sad time for our MACS family because we miss our students. Our main purpose for serving as educators is to serve our students in ways that will empower them for lifelong learning. Please know that your families are a part of our MACS family and we miss you. We are here to support in any way possible.

We know that supporting your child's remote learning can be a struggle and some families may be frustrated. If this is happening for your family, begin with contacting your child's teacher. As a district, we are committed to providing you with up-to-date resources, ideas for at home learning and ways to keep your child engaged in the learning process.

This newsletter will be published weekly for all MACS Families. You can find this resource on our MACS website, Twitter (@MACSchools) and Facebook.

We have also developed a new Learning Support for Families Google doc, this will be published on our MACS website as well.

Our Latest Updates

Check out our video below to access the latest information regarding grading, end of school year information, and summer programming possibilities for your child.
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Learning Happens in the Kitchen

Each week we will highlight opportunities for learning at home in the kitchen. Kids of all ages can participate in the process of food prep or cooking. See this week's healthy and kid-friendly recipes below.

MACS Families- Please Share Your Favorites!

MACS Families- we challenge you to submit your favorite recipe that you have been enjoying during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to submit yours now! Each week we will begin highlighting family recipes in our Family Resources Newsletter.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources

In Mount Airy City Schools we believe in utilizing restorative practices as a means to improved school climate through the building of positive relationships between students, teachers and others. This is a practice that our teachers, administrators and support staff can use to support our students social and emotional well-being. The resource below was created by SEL Lessons on Twitter. You can follow them @LessonsForSEL

These videos are already posted on their Twitter account and were vetted by our SEL Coordinator, Kini Brindle. These can be useful for our MACS families as well as our teachers and staff.


United States Census 2020

Don't forget to complete your family's US Census information. Click below to watch the Sesame Street US Census video about making sure that every child counts.

You can learn also learn more about this by visiting the 20202 website here.

Sesame Street's Count von Count Explains Why it's Important to Make Your Family Count for the 2020 Census

21st Century- Future Leaders Academy (FLA) Programming Continues Remotely

We are excited to announce that our Future Leaders Academy (FLA) teachers have been developing excellent resources for our students! The FLA program is funded through our 21st Century federal grant, which serves students in the after-school environment and summer programming. This grant is a huge opportunity for our students to be served outside of the regular school day.

Each week our FLA teachers will be sharing resources here to support our students during the COVID-19 school closure. Check out the first ones below and remember this is totally OPTIONAL for our students and families. The regular school day work should be the priority and these resources will serve as enrichment.

Click here to access the new FLA Choice Menu #4- designed for our Pre-Kindergarten -2nd grade

For any FLA student that works with Lexercise you will be served by 1 of your Lexercise teachers (Ms. Wertman or Mrs. Martin @Jones/ Mrs. Worrell @BHT).

Grading Guidance

MACS families:

Please see the links below with detailed information regarding Grading Practices for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Please note this document is posted in English and Spanish separately.

You will also see specifics for your child's school in the infographics below.

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Mount Airy High School Families:

You will see additional information below, made specifically to address grading practices for our 2020 MAHS Senior class.
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ACT Prep Opportunities for High School Students

The following opportunity is being offered by ACT and all information below has been copied from their email publications.

ACT Bootcamp for Students
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Students can attend our free ACT Bootcamp session and join one of our expert instructors, learning how to tackle some of the most common question types on the ACT!