Mayfield Messenger

3/6/2020

A Message from Dr. Frischkorn

Good Afternoon Mayfield!


Today we celebrated our students of the month for January and February with a nice donut breakfast and celebration. We were able to recognized 64 students today for their commitment within the classroom and throughout the building. These 64 students add to our list of high quality students who have been recognized as students of the month.


With gratitude,


#MayfieldISProud


Dr. Donald Frischkorn

Principal

A Message from Dr. Newman

March 6, 2020

Dear MCPS Families and Staff,


As the impacts from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) continue to evolve, we know you may have many questions about the plans Manassas City Public Schools has in place to handle situations that may arise due to the virus outbreak.


At this time, Virginia continues to have no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is closely monitoring and investigating any reports of illness potentially associated with novel coronavirus in the Commonwealth. MCPS works with schools to ensure proper supplies are on hand for school cleaning and that school custodians are cleaning frequently touched surfaces. If you or your student is sick, please contact your health care provider.


All MCPS families are encouraged to continue the practice of maintaining healthy behaviors necessary during any cold and flu season. These include but are not limited to:

    • Washing hands frequently with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand cleaner if soap and water are not available.
    • Covering nose and mouth with a sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
    • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
    • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
    • Staying home when sick.

It is also important that adults provide reassurance to students during this period of uncertainty. Like adults, children handle information differently: some children need more information to deal with issues, while others worry more if they have a lot of information. Adjust the information you share to your child’s personality and needs, using words they understand. Resources that may be helpful are available on the National Association of School Psychologists site – Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource, and BrainPOP! Video about the Coronavirus.


As of today, there are no restrictions on official student or staff travel within the United States. However, this may adjust as the situation evolves, and any changes will be communicated as soon as possible.


Please visit the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for additional information.


As we continue to navigate this situation as a community, thank you for your ongoing support of MCPS.



Dr. Kevin Newman

Superintendent

A Day/B Day Schedule for the Upcoming Week

3/9/2020- A Day

3/10/2020- B Day

3/11/2020- A Day

3/12/2020- B Day

3/13/2020- A Day

Career Day at Mayfield!

Mayfield will be hosting an exhibition-style Career Day on March 27th, 7:30-10:30 am. This will be an awesome opportunity for local community members to come in and share their career with our students.


We are hoping to get a diverse representation of jobs from the 16 career clusters. The flyer for career day is attached so you can share it around. Presenters can sign up at www.tinyurl.com/MISCareerDay2020.


Details on the flow, timing, and organization of the day will come closer to the event. Let’s get the word out to make this a great day for our students!!

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Important Dates

  • 3/13/2020- Early Release for Students- End of the 3rd Quarter
  • 3/17/2020- Participating in Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:45 AM
  • 4/6/2020-4/10/2020- Spring Break
  • 4/13/2020- Teacher Work Day
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SOL Testing Dates

It's had to believe, but SOL testing is right around the corner. We will start SOL testing during the last week of April. Prior to SOL testing we will give our students plenty of opportunities to become familiar with the testing protocol so that when they take the test, it's all about them showing off how much they learned this year. Please look at the calendars below.


5th Grade SOL Exams: Reading, Math and Science

6th Grade SOL Exams: Reading and Math


March- Students will be administered the Student Growth Assessment (SGA). The SGA assesses students on all the content that has been taught throughout the school year. The SGA provides valuable information that teachers can use to help offer students further assistance prior to the SOL exams in April and May.


April- Students will return from Spring Break and have 2 weeks of time that can be used to help familiarize the students with the SOL testing website. Students will be provided time to use their laptops to make sure that they understand how to use the tools that are available to them while they take the SOL exam. SOL testing will begin during the last week of April. To keep it simple, 5th grade students will have SOL exams on 3 consecutive Tuesdays. 6th Grade students will have SOL exams on 2 consecutive Thursdays.


May- Students will finish up SOL exams in early May. Students who are eligible will have the opportunity to take an expedited retake. Students who score between 375-399 on their first attempt on the SOL will be provided the opportunity to try the SOL exam again.

Community Building at Mayfield

At Mayfield Intermediate School we not only focus on the academic learning, but we also focus on social emotional learning and providing students with experiences that they will remember once they leave Mayfield and move on to new adventures.