MSA Parent Update

February 9, 2021

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Check out what is going on here at the school:

Progress Reports Posted in Parent Portal

The 3rd Quarter progress reports were posted in the parent portal on Friday, February 5th. Please log in to monitor how your child is performing in their classes at this time!!

Face Mask Reminder

Parents, please remind your children that face masks are still required at school, and that they need to be worn completely over a student's mouth and nose at all times. Some students are having an issue with their masks not fully covering all the time. Please ask to see your child's mask on them at home to check how their mask is fitting.

Option Change Requests

To ensure MSA students meet all graduation and promotion requirements we are notifying you that students can no longer make option changes after the following dates for the 2020/2021 school year: (This does not include students subject to quarantine due to Covid 19)


Seniors - Friday, February 26th - Seniors can no longer switch to Option 2. Students requesting to return to Option 1 will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


Students in grades 6-11 - Friday March 12th - Students can no longer switch to Option 2. Students requesting to return to Option 1 will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


If you have questions about an option change please email tquin@msaschool.org.

Take Stock in Children Applications

The spring application period for Take Stock in Children is now open and will close March 1st. Linked below are the online applications in both English and Spanish. There is also a promotional video created by METV linked below,



Video- https://vimeo.com/500041028/8be5f5f126


English Application- https://schools.scriptapp.com/#/workflow-submission/75012946181b70879c0a24ebd9046572b8e6320e5


Spanish Application- https://schools.scriptapp.com/#/workflow-submission/238463700f8d6dedcfe3643c1ad27fc2651308925

8th Grade Career Prep Online

Does your 8th grade student know what he/she wants to do after high school? Will it be college, a career, or the workforce? What's the plan? Well, now is the time to start thinking about post secondary options. To help your 8th grader jump start the planning process, the 8th grade counselor has created a career planning curriculum on google classroom. Each week, students will be given an assignment to complete and turn in for points. They will also be entered into a weekly raffle to win a gift card if they complete the lessons on time. Assignments will include career related activities in an effort to get students thinking about high school and post-secondary options.

Inferno Dance Team 2020-2021 (6th Grade Dance Team)

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MS Musical Theatre Performance Class

The middle school MTP class is conducting virtual auditions now through March 8th! If your child loves to act, sing, and dance, sign up for the auditions through the Google classroom code below! All audition information and submission details can be found here by logging into the Google Classroom with the following code:


efsmhrm


If you have any questions, contact Mr. Frazier at cfrazier@msaschool.org

Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are currently available on the website. Any new student that would like to come to MSA in the fall should apply to the school. When our enrollment is full, we will start a waiting list, so please encourage them to get their applications in early. Stay tuned for information on Virtual Open House programs are available on our website (www.msfta.org) or live programs will be held in early March.


Thanks for all you do to make MSA a GREAT place. It is only with your support and helping us spread the good word about our school and programs that we can be more successful in the future.

State Assessments Are Coming!!

Beginning in early April, all MSA students in grades 6-10 will be taking the Florida Standards Assessments. The assessment is a computer-based test except for the writing portions for 6th grade. You or your child can access the training test on the FSA Portal at http://www.FSAssessments.org/training-tests to become familiar with the interface, item types, and online tools he or she will encounter and use during testing.


If you have any questions related to this test administration, please contact our Director of Testing and Data, Mrs. McGirr, at dmcgirr@msaschool.org or (941) 721-6800 extension 1022. If you or your child would like to learn more about the FSA assessments, and specifically the ELA Writing Component Field Test, writing rubrics and other general information they are available on the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.

Attention 6th Grade Parents - Required Shots BEFORE Entering 7th Grade

All 6th Grade Students must get more shots before 7th Grade.


The State of Florida requires proof of immunization for all students entering 7th grade each year. This proof must be on the official State of Florida Immunization Form (DH680... the Blue Card) which is obtained from your doctor's office or the Health Department. The following immunizations must be documented on this form:


* Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) - This is the update shot that you need for 7th Grade.

* Hepatitis B vaccine series

* Varicella vaccine or the year of disease

* Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)


Please see your doctor or the Health Department for more information and to assure that your child has met these requirements. This documentation must be submitted to the school before the first day of school next year (August 10). Students will not be allowed to come to school until these shot requirements are met. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Checking School Announcements

Be sure to check out the school's website (www.msfta.org) for important information. The daily school announcements are posted on the website, with a link on the left hand side of the homepage!


Please be sure to keep up with what is going on here at MSA!

Upcoming Events

February 2021


15 - No School - President's Day


March 2021


12 - No School - Records Day

15 - 19 - Spring Break

Help us get the word out

Help us get the good news out to friends and family about what's going on at MSA. At the bottom of this message is a forward link. Our students are doing amazing things, and we would appreciate you forwarding this message on to others. Thank you for all your support.