Mill Valley Weekly

August 6th, 2020

Summer Greetings!


We hope that you are enjoying these warm summer days. Here at school we've been busy preparing our building and classrooms for students. Thank you for taking the time to complete the district reentry survey and provide us with the necessary information to get us up and running this fall.


The district Parent FAQ document is filled with lots of valuable information and we encourage you to take some time to read it thoroughly. However, if you still have specific unanswered questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Schrot, robin.schrot@muskegonorway.org or Mrs. Harris, allyce.harris@muskegonorway.org


We will continue to provide you with updates as new information becomes available.


Sincerely,


Robin Schrot, Principal

Allyce Harris, Associate Principal

MV Teaching Staff 2020-2021

Open House Update

Safety remains our highest priority as we venture back into the 2020-2021 school year. Our beginning of the year “open house” event has been adjusted to accommodate safety procedures and CDC recommendations. Instead of an in person gathering, we welcome families to choose from one of the dates/time frames below to visit the school, familiarize yourself and your child(ren) with their classroom location and drop off school supplies in their assigned lockers. We ask that you keep your visit brief, maintain physical distancing of 6’ or more as much as possible and please remember to wear your mask. A building map with classroom numbers and teacher names is LINKED HERE. Classroom teachers will not be available during these times. Please visit the main office for specific questions.


Dates:

  • Fri, Aug 21 from 8:00am-3:00pm

  • Mon, Aug 24 from 8:00am-4:00pm

  • Wed, Aug 26 from 4:00pm-7:00pm

  • Fri, Aug 28 from 8:00am-3:00pm


During your visit:

1. Drop off school supplies in your student's locker (lockers will be labeled).

2. Drop off medication (if applicable) in the main office. See below for additional information.

3. Pick up Family Name sign for student pick up. Signs will be located in the cafeteria.

4. Fees are able to be paid online through Infinite Campus HERE. If necessary, fees can be paid by cash or check in the main office.


If you would like to drop off medication, please do so in the main office. Any medications administered at school must be accompanied by the appropriate consent forms. Prescription medications require the PARENT/PHYSICIAN CONSENT FORM FOR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, signed by the prescribing physician and parent. Over-the-counter medications require the PARENT CONSENT FORM FOR NON- PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION signed by the parent.


School pictures have been rescheduled to occur during the school year. Students who opt for virtual enrollment will also be provided alternative opportunities to have pictures taken.

Please Make Note of...

Here are some new changes for the upcoming school year...
  • limited visitors and volunteers, only those deemed essential
  • special occasion treats, such as birthday treats, will not be allowed
  • no in-person field trips, virtual only

Parent Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

HERE are student drop off and pick up procedures for parents who are providing transportation for their student(s).

Click on the picture below to hear video instructions for our new parent pick-up procedure..

Staggered Start for Kindergarten Sept. 1st - 4th

For families new to our district, Kindergarten and 4K students begin their first four days with a staggered start. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better in a smaller setting and helps to establish routine.


September 1: Only students w/last names A through K attend school

September 2: Only students w/last names L through Z attend school

September 3: Only students w/last names A through K attend school

September 4: Only students w/last names L through Z attend school

Welcome Mrs. Nienas, Speech and Language

My name is Cindy Nienas and I am excited to join the Mill Valley team this fall. I will be providing Speech and Language services to students several days a week (alongside Sydney Templeman). I have had the pleasure to work with staff and students in MNS for 36 years at the Early Childhood through High School age levels. Lake Denoon Middle school has been my home base for the last 10 years.


On the personal side, I have 3 adult children. I live in Wauwatosa with my 2 dogs Finn and Beau. I enjoy traveling, hiking, cooking, reading (and much more!)

MV Community Garden Update

Our MV Garden is flourishing this summer! With the warm weather and help of our custodial team who've been watering, we have donated over 130 lbs of fresh produce to the Muskego Food Pantry! Thank you to all who helped plant and Mr. Ernst, (and his green thumb), who has been harvesting and dropping off donations every week!

Congrats to Muskego-Norway

The district was recognized as a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplace for a 4th consecutive year. This honor was paired with another special award - this year it was for Leadership. This recognition was based on MNS having the highest rating for the specific question, “I have confidence in the leaders of this company.” In 2018, MNS received the special recognition of New Ideas and in 2017 and 2019 for Meaningfulness

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2020-2021 School Supplies



Your student supply lists for 2020-2021 are posted HERE by grade level.

Student supplies will not be shared in the classroom.

Blood Drive on August 12th

We are excited to partner with Versiti Blood Center for a local blood drive. Over 4,000 regional Blood Drives have been canceled and wiping out over 130,000 blood products for patients they planned on serving. They will see blood donors on August 12th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Muskego High School. See the attached Blood Drive promotional flyer with all details.

Donors can make appointments by clicking on https://bit.ly/muskegonorway081220 and if they have questions about eligibility or need help, they can call 1-877-232-4376.

Before and After School Child Care for the 2020-2021 School Year

Mill Valley is proud to partner with Champions Before- and After-School to provide flexible on-site programs. Available for all grade levels, Champions gives students a safe space to explore their interests by creating and innovating.

When you sign your child up for Champions, you get a convenient solution for your busy schedule. And they’ll have fun doing things that teach them new skills like:

  • Interest-driven curriculum in technology, reading, creative arts, math, and engineering.
  • STEM-based learning through problem-solving and collaboration.
  • Educational games with friends they see every day.
  • Activities that grow social-emotional intelligence and develop character.
  • Dedicated time for homework (and help if they need it).

https://www.discoverchampions.com/our-locations/muskego/wi/001660

Consider Becoming a Guest Teacher or Paraprofessional

We partner with Teachers on Call to fill our open positions for guest teachers and aides. Apply online at www.teachersoncall.com or call 1-800-713-4439.

  • Flexible schedule - work when you want
  • Great pay and other perks
  • Share your skills and make an impact
  • Prior teaching experience not required