MES Monday Messenger
October 25, 2021
With the recent arrival of SNOW, we are excited to get outside and play. Please have your students wear snow boots, snow pants, jackets, gloves and hats. We did not play outside today because there was so much water, but we're anxious to get out there tomorrow. Students must be dressed appropriately to play in the snow. It is no fun to sit in the classroom soaking wet, and it's no fun to watch everyone else have all the fun. Please help your child come to school ready to learn AND play. If you are in need of snow clothes for your child, please reach out to the MES office. We have some resources available to help families in need find winter jackets.
MES Halloween Info
Students and staff may dress up on Friday, October 29, 2021. Please note that no violent or scary costumes or props will be allowed. Also, students may not wear face masks or full face paint to school. Remind your students that we will still play outside, so dressing warmly under the costume is important.
Thank you to our MES ASB who has organized a trick or treat event for this Friday during school hours. Each grade level will have a chance to trick or treat at various locations around school.
STAR Benchmark & Assessments
MUSD utilizes an assessment called STAR from Renaissance Learning. The STAR benchmark window opens today 10/25 through 11/10/21. All students will be assessed in reading and math. This gives our teachers important information on students levels. Teachers will be able to share these results with parents and guardians during conference week in November.
Lost & Found
The lost and found is piling up quickly. Please come by the MPR after school or remind your student to look for lost items.
Ski and Snowboard Informational Night 11.2.21
INFORMATIONAL MEETING for the MES Ski and Snowboard PE Program and the MES Ski and Snowboard Team
Where: Zoom Click Here (Meeting ID: 518 026 5749, PW: 12345)
When: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
*Please note this is ONLY an information meeting, NOT a sign-up opportunity. For your records, sign-ups will take place Wednesday, November 17th, and Thursday, November 18th from 3:00-6:00 pm in the MES library.
MUSD Illness Protocols and Attendance
Please remember that if your child is ill, they should remain home from school. Please do not send your student to school if they have symptoms. Once your student has had no fever in the last 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications, there are three options to return to school. Your student may get a medical note clearing him/her to return safely to school. OR You can provide documentation of a negative COVID test OR, lastly, your student may remain out of school for 10 days since symptom onset.
Mono County Public Health weekly Covid-19 testing from 1:45-3:45 at MHS is available every Tuesday 1:45-3:45 at MHS.
*COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing for MUSD at Mammoth Hospital*
You can take your students who may be having Covid-19 like symptoms to get a free rapid test BEFORE bringing them to school.
Testing will be offered Monday-Friday from 7:00am-9:00am. Testing will be closed on holidays and weekends. Rapid tests are for symptomatic people only.
Instructions for rapid testing:
Students will present to the Laboratory swabbing area that will be outside in the parking lot. Follow the pre-procedure signage to the Scheduled School Testing Parking spots.
Students will stay in their vehicle and call the phone number (760-924-4203) on the signage for the Lab swabbing room to alert Lab staff to presence.
The Lab swabber will come out and have the student or parent write students name, phone number, grade and/or teacher on a blank pass.
Upon completion of the test lab staff will stamp it with a Mammoth Hospital Laboratory stamp. The student will receive a completed pass only if the test result comes back negative. The swabber will swab the student and tell them to wait in their car for the results (approx. 15 minutes). Once the result has been determined as negative, a pass will be issued to the student to return to school.
If the result comes back positive, the student will be told to return home and they will be contacted by Mono County Public Health.
Husky Pup Fun Run
Thanks to our generous community and hard working students, MES PTO raised over $60,000 for our school. This is an incredible amount of money that directly benefits the 505 students at Mammoth Elementary.
All students who fundraised are eligible to win a raffle prize. We held one raffle last week, but due to a clerical error, a number of students were left off of the wheel. A brand new raffle will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26 with all students included. PTO has collected some amazing prizes from our generous local businesses.
Join us 11/4/21 at 5:30 on Zoom to see how you can get involved with PTO this year.
PTO Zoom Meeting Details:
Meeting ID: 985 1544 9547
10/25-11/10 - STAR Benchmark Testing (Reading & Math)
10/26 - Fun Run Prize Assembly take 2
10/28 - MUSD School Board Meeting 6:00pm
10/29 - ASB Trick or Treat
10/29 - Minimum Day dismissal at 12:35
11/1 - 11/10 - California Healthy Kids Survey
11/2 - Ski/Snowboard PE Orientation
11/4 - MES PTO Meeting
11/4 - MES ELAC Meeting
11/5 - MES Western Day
For questions or complaints, contact Title IX Compliance Officer:
Dr. Jennifer Wildman, Superintendent, 461 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546,