MACS Family Resources

Week of May 4-8, 2020 - Volume 7

We Are Here to Support Your Family During Remote Learning

MACS Families, we want to support your child and family during this period of remote learning.

Today's announcement that students will not return to school this year was not a shock and we know that it was made in the best interest of our students. However, it is also a sad time for our MACS family because we miss our students. Our main purpose for serving as educators is to serve our students in ways that will empower them for lifelong learning. Please know that your families are a part of our MACS family and we miss you. We are here to support in any way possible.

We know that supporting your child's remote learning can be a struggle and some families may be frustrated. If this is happening for your family, begin with contacting your child's teacher. As a district, we are committed to providing you with up-to-date resources, ideas for at home learning and ways to keep your child engaged in the learning process.

This newsletter will be published weekly for all MACS Families. You can find this resource on our MACS website, Twitter (@MACSchools) and Facebook.

We have also developed a new Learning Support for Families Google doc, this will be published on our MACS website as well.

Did You Know It is Teacher Appreciation Week?

In the world of school it is critical that both school and families develop strong partnerships. We are all in this together for our kids! We all want the same things, to do what is best for our kids!

Now more than ever, we must maintain a strong partnership and continue to strengthen relationships. Families are serving their kids education in new ways from home with support from our teachers. We also remember and appreciate our parents, as they are a child's first and most important teacher in life. Thank you for all you are doing MACS families! We appreciate you and your time devoted to helping us celebrate our #MACSawesome teachers.

Check out some of the videos below, which were made by our fantastic Public Information Officer, Carrie Venable and YOU! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to ALL!

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Click below for Monday's Teacher Appreciation video celebration

Mount Airy City Schools on Facebook Watch

Click below for Tuesday's Teacher Appreciation video celebration

Mount Airy City Schools on Facebook Watch
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Learning Happens in the Kitchen

Each week we will highlight opportunities for learning at home in the kitchen. Kids of all ages can participate in the process of food prep or cooking. See this week's healthy and kid-friendly recipes below. YUM!!!

MACS Families- Please Share Your Favorites!

MACS Families- we challenge you to submit your favorite recipe that you have been enjoying during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to submit yours now! Each week we will begin highlighting family recipes in our Family Resources Newsletter.

Activities To Support Your Family's Well-Being

20202 Quarantine Time Capsule for Kids

21st Century- Future Leaders Academy (FLA) Programming Continues Remotely

We are excited to announce that our Future Leaders Academy (FLA) teachers have been developing excellent resources for our students! The FLA program is funded through our 21st Century federal grant, which serves students in the after-school environment and summer programming. This grant is a huge opportunity for our students to be served outside of the regular school day.

Each week our FLA teachers will be sharing resources here to support our students during the COVID-19 school closure. Check out the first ones below and remember this is totally OPTIONAL for our students and families. The regular school day work should be the priority and these resources will serve as enrichment.

Click here to access the new FLA Choice Menu #5- designed for our Pre-Kindergarten -2nd grade

For any FLA student that works with Lexercise you will be served by 1 of your Lexercise teachers (Ms. Wertman or Mrs. Martin @Jones/ Mrs. Worrell @BHT).

Grading Guidance

MACS families:

Please see the links below with detailed information regarding Grading Practices for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Please note this document is posted in English and Spanish separately.

You will also see specifics for your child's school in the infographics below.

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Mount Airy High School Families:

You will see additional information below, made specifically to address grading practices for our 2020 MAHS Senior class.
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