North News

1/16/22

Winter Weather Woes

As we continue to proceed through the winter months, you may hear MCS implement an Arctic Academy Day. An Arctic Academy Day is designed for the purpose that students can continue to learn while at home through provided curriculum. Students are expected to participate in the Arctic Academy by completing all provided assignments. Students in grades 1-5 will complete assignments in their Google Classroom. Students in grades kindergarten have paper packets to complete. These were sent home previously.


Each teacher will communicate a method(s) of how the activities will be placed on their Chromebook, as well as, the manner students will turn in these assignments.


The expectations of the Arctic Academy Day will be assignments of approximately twenty minutes, per class, that they are enrolled in during the current term. All work assigned will be work that can be completed independently and consist of review material and nothing that contains newly presented information. All assignments can be turned in within a minimum of 2 days upon return to school. Any work assignments turned in after 5 days will be marked as a missing assignment. All accommodations will be addressed by your child’s teacher.


Your student’s attendance will be based upon the completion of the assignments and time spent on completing them through the provided materials. We realize the importance of the home and school connection and encourage you to be aware of and support the Arctic Academy activities.


You will receive a School Messenger call that will indicate the day will be used for Arctic Academy. This will be the notification that your student will be responsible for accessing the Arctic Academy assignments. Teachers will be available on an Arctic Academy Day and will respond to emails, Remind messages or Google Classroom requests to answer questions your student may have regarding the assignment. While it may not be possible for a teacher to immediately respond to your student, please be aware the best methods of contact are through email or Remind.


We continue to recognize the importance of home and school partnerships in educating our students. Thank you for your support. It is an essential component of a student’s success.

School Safety Drill

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority. To make sure we are prepared for an emergency situation we need to practice emergency response procedures. We ask that all students and staff participate in a school-wide emergency preparedness drill on January 20, 2022. The drill will not exceed 30 minutes in length.


The goals of the training drill are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. They allow us to evaluate our emergency operations plan and improve our response skills. As part of the drill, the students and staff will participate in the activation of our school’s Safe School Plan.


If you do not wish for your child to participate in this school-wide emergency preparedness drill then please contact your child's teacher.


If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call our school office.

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Important Dates

1/17/22 No School in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2/11/22 No School due to professional development day for faculty and staff

2/18/22 2 hour early dismissal

2/21/22 No School

3/1/22 Progress Reports go home

3/11/22 2 hour early dismissal

3/14 - 3/16 No School

4/14 - 4/18 No School

5/10/22 No School due to Election Day

5/11 - 5/13 State testing for students in grades 3-5