MSA Parent Update

May 15, 2020

The End of the School Year is Coming Quickly

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There are only 2 weeks left for this school year. Please stay up-to-date on what is going on with the end of school year items. The end of the school year is closer than it may seem!!

Online Learning Update - Grades Count

We understand that this is a stressful and overwhelming situation for a lot of people, and that everyone is doing their best to keep up. We just want to remind you about the importance of staying up to date on classwork and encourage you to reach out for help if you are falling behind or having trouble getting started.


We wanted to remind all parents and students that your online learning for quarter 4 counts!! Students must complete their Fourth Quarter classes to get credit for the class. Not completing this work can potentially result in having to repeat the class next year, being held back in a grade level, not being promoted to High School, or not graduating.


If anyone needs support during this difficult time, we encourage you to reach out to your advocate, your teacher, your counselor, or the Administration Team. We are here to help you succeed, and want to ensure that you have the resources needed to do your part in the process!


Thank you for your continued support!!

Current Seniors - Military Survey

If any of you have made a commitment to the military please fill out the form below. This is especially important to those departing prior to graduation activities in July!!!

Student Only Survey

Class of 2020 Military Service


Also if any senior has not filled out the senior survey please do that for me today....I made a bet and I do not want to dye my hair PINK....please save Mrs. Quin's red hair! #FillOutTheSurvey #SaveMyRedHair


Student Only Survey

Class of 2020 Senior Survey

Yearbooks - They're Coming

For anyone who has ordered a yearbook for this school year, they are coming!! Due to the Coronavirus, the factory that prints our yearbooks was shut down for a while. They are back to printing, but have given us a delivery date in late June.


Once we receive the yearbooks, we will let you know the pick up procedures. We apologize for this delay and look forward to getting your copy of our yearbook into your hands a quickly as possible.

Mark Your Calendars - 2020-2021 School Year Starts August 10th!!

Unless otherwise directed by the Department of Education, the 2020-2021 school year starts on August 10, 2020. Please mark your calendars and make sure your child is ready for the upcoming school year!!


Please stay tuned to your email, Facebook, and the school's website (www.msfta.org) for back to school information!!


Also, the summer math assignment for the upcoming school year will be OPTIONAL and for extra credit. Assignments will be listed on the website in early summer!!


The beginning of the school year is subject to change due to protocols derived from the Coronavirus. We will communicate any changes as we are made aware of them as soon as possible.

Refunds are on their way

We apologize for the delay, but refunds for events that were cancelled will be on their way by next Wednesday at the latest.


An important note regarding refunds. The finance department reconciled the fees owed to the school before issuing a refund check. For example, if your child still had a balance owed of $50 and the trip fee was $100, you should expect a refund of $50 ($100 - $50 fee balance).


Thank you.

Attention Rising Juniors and Seniors

If you will be a Junior or Senior for next school year, this message is for you:


If you are interested in Early Release for the 2020/2021 school year please check your school email for some important information. If students or parents have any questions please contact Mrs. Quin at tquin@msaschool.org.

Uniforms

Every year students outgrow uniforms, or move up to high school uniforms. We have a great need at MSA for used uniforms. Please consider donating uniforms you don't need any longer to the school so we can help families in need.


Whether you outgrew your uniform shirts or bottoms, or you have graduated or moved from Middle School to High School, we appreciate any uniforms that are donated to the school. Your generosity assists others greatly.


We will accept donations when we can. The offices on campus will most likely reopen in June!!

Need Transcripts?

For anyone who needs a copy of their transcript sent to colleges, please click on the link below to the Registrar's web page for more information. Senior final transcripts will not be sent until June 15th. Please email records@msaschool.org if you have any questions.


Registrar Home Page

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.

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Believe it or not, it is time to get ready for the next school year! Remember that MSA follows the Manatee County School District calendar. Please check the calendar as you make family and other plans for next year. Attendance at school is one of the biggest indicators of student success. Your attention to school days and planning time off during the school vacations is greatly appreciated.
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Upcoming Events

May 2020


25 - No School - Memorial Day

28 - Last Day for ALL Students

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.