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MGMS Parent/Guardian Newsletter May 1-15
In This Issue....
- Upcoming Dates..........Updated
- Yearbook Order Deadline Extended
- Parent Teacher Conferences............NEW
- MCA Makeup......NEW
- PACT Information...........Updated
- Day 1 Day 2 Schedule...Updated
- Energy Assistance..........NEW
- What to Do
- Dropping Off/Picking Up Map & Information
- School Supplies - Order Online
- Reading is Fun 5K.....NEW
- Who to Contact
Parent - Teacher Conferences
Please note, this does not apply to those students' enrolled in the Distance Learning Academy.
For students that attend school in the building, and who were quarantined or absent during school-wide testing, we will not do a one-day make-up. Instead, we will plan a schedule and pull students over the next two weeks and pull students from their daily schedule to complete the MCA exam.
If you would prefer to opt out of testing, please contact testing coordinator, Laura Youngquist, at email@example.com.
Again, thank you for all you do to support the success of our students.
MGMS Testing Team
The next meeting will be on May 17. The meeting is from 6:30-8:00 PM. Below is the link for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9529290098
- PACT is seeking co-chairs and volunteers to help plan 2020-21's 8th grade class party. Kick off meeting will be in April. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the communication for the first planning meeting.
- PACT is seeking out new board members (President, Vice-President) for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact Ron Sonnek to learn more about this opportunity in growing our PACT community.
Day 1 & Day 2 Schedule
Monday, May 3 - Day 1
Tuesday, May 4 - Day 2
Wednesday, May 5 - Day 1
Thursday, May 6 - Day 2
Friday, May 7 - Day 1
Monday, May 10 - Day 2
Tuesday, May 11 - Day 1
Wednesday, May 12 - Day 2
Thursday, May 13 - Day 1
Friday, May 14 - Day 2
Monday, May 17 - Day 1
Energy Assistance Program
What To Do...
If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the school with the reason for the absence. The telephone call eliminates the need to send a note with your student when he/she returns to school. We would appreciate having the call between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Excused absences consist of illness, medical appointments, and family emergency situations such as a funeral. Oversleeping, missing the bus, or skipping school are not excused and are considered truancy.
MGMS 24 Hour Attendance Line: 763-315-7603.
A parent/guardian must send a note excusing their student from school. The student must bring the note to the Student Services office before school to get a pass. When it is time for the student to leave school, they must sign out in the main office. If a student does not have a note, a parent/guardian is required to come into the office with a photo ID to sign out their student. This procedure is in place to ensure student safety.
Picking Up & Dropping Off
Do to the amount of families choosing to drop off or pick up their child from MGMS, we need to make an adjustment to how you will line up to wait. The change is how you enter the lot. You will no longer be able to turn left into the lot as the line is backing up all the way to Hemlock Lane, blocking the intersection. Effective immediately, you will only be able to take a right into the lot. When you arrive, if the line is already at the entrance of the lot, please line up on the shoulder of the Westbound lane on Eagle Lake Blvd. To avoid having to turn around, please see the map below.
Reading is Fun 5K
District 279 Foundation and Kidstop are excited to celebrate the 11th annual Reading is Fun 5K. Over the past decade, proceeds from the Reading is Fun 5K have allocated nearly $70,000 to media centers in Osseo Area Schools. Celebrate reading by creating a virtual team of your friends and family for the Reading is Fun 5K. Funds raised from this family friendly event will be allocated to media centers in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools to purchase learning resources.
Register by July 1 ($15/individual or $60/family or team) for a guaranteed t-shirt.
Reading is Fun Virtual 5K
August 1 -12, 2021
Proceeds will be allocated to media centers in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools.
Visit district279foundation.org to learn more.
WHO TO CONTACT
School Phone: 763-315-7600...............................Website: http://mgms.district279.org
Attendance: 763-315-7603………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244
Kaia Paquin, Counselor 6th Grade .......Email: PaquinK@district279.org
Jennifer Hinker, Assistant Principal......Email: HinkerJ@district279.org
Katie Gerdts, Counselor 7th Grade.....Email: GerdtsK@district279.org
Cedric Fuller, Assistant Principal……..Email: FullerC@district279.org
Kaia Paquin, Counselor 8th Grade A-F.......Email: PaquinK@district279.org
Katie Gerdts, Counselor 8th Grade G-K......Email: GerdtsK@district279.org
Caleb Willis, Counselor 8th Grade L-Z & DLA C-K.......Email: WillisC@district279.org
Patrick Smith, Principal .....Email: SmithPatrick@district279.org
Student Management Specialists Assist With All Grades
Nathanial Davies – Email: DaviesN@district279.org Grades 7 & 8
DeAndre Mills – Email: MillsD@district279.org Grades 6 & 8
District Tip Line.........763-391-8660