The Creek Connector
July 20 Edition - Summer Update
New Plan - B+ Remote and Full Remote Academy
On Wednesday, July 15, the CMS Board of Education voted to approve the B+ Remote as our opening scenario for students. As a part of the B+ Remote plan, students will attend back to school orientation days by cohort for 3 days (cohort A & C) and 4 days for cohort B and them move into fully remote instruction on August 31.
Families can also choose to register for the full remote academy, which allows students at MCHS to remain at their home school and receive full remote instruction. Families can sign up for the academy for one semester at a time and can choose to move back and forth at the change of the semester only.
Below is a link to a presentation about the full remote academy and registration links for the opportunity. Registration is open now and will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 26.
Full Remote Academy Presentation - https://youtu.be/7cdjbP4c7Cw
CMS Full Article about the Remote Academy (includes above video and registration links) -
We will receive an update of registrations throughout the week, which will help to gauge how to best organize the structure of the academy. We will be working on scheduling options this week, and will have more information for next week's newsletter, which will be sent out a few days early, so that you can have the latest information in a timely manner.
In an effort to provide information that you want and need to prepare for the upcoming year, please complete the form below with questions that you may have about the remote academy, our school opening, the new plan, etc. We can begin to generate a FAQ to share with our school community as we update our plans for the year.
Welcome Class of 2024 Mavericks! - Freshman Orientation Canvas Course is LIVE!
Welcome Class of 2024! We are so excited that you are joining our family. We have special back to school items planned just for you and your child:
Freshman Orientation is live and available for all students in the Class of 2024 to begin their remote orientation. A message was sent to freshman families last week with details for next steps for the orientation. Please log on to the canvas course for the orientation today!
If you have had any address changes over the summer, please reach out to our Registrar, Ms. Cassino at email@example.com.
Seniors - Class of 2021 - Immunization Requirement
Starting in the 2020-2021 school year, a booster dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) is required for all students entering 12th grade. Students must be up to date on required immunizations.
Students have 30 calendar days from their first day of school to provide documentation of compliance. If not in compliance with the immunization or health assessment laws after 30 days, students will be excluded.
Parents of rising seniors must contact their child's health care provider or call Mecklenburg County Health Department at (704) 336-6500 for immunization clinic appointments.
Now is the time to prepare for next school year, especially for students entering Kindergarten, grades 7 and 12. Please make a note of this new requirement for rising seniors.
Mallard Creek High Summer Contact Information
We are on a Monday-Thursday schedule, and we have times set aside to schedule appointments for registration when necessary.
Power School - Parent Portal Access - (Please register if you do not already have an account.)
Parental involvement is critical to a child's education. That's why CMS has provided a user-friendly web application to help parents and families become more involved in education. Parents can check their child's homework assignments, attendance reports, grades and other items from any computer, any time using PowerSchool. There is also an app for the Parent Portal that can be downloaded for ease of usage.
Parents will be able to set up their own accounts with access information provided by the school. (Please email your child's counselor for your pin if you have not signed up before. The contact information is listed in a link in the communication section of this newsletter.)
- CLICK HERE to Navigate to the Parent PowerSchool Portal.
- Click the PowerSchool button.
- Login with your parent PowerSchool username and password information (please contact your child's school if you have questions about this information).
Back to School Calendar
Our CMS calendar was revised in May and reflects an earlier start date. The updated school calendar is listed below. Please make a note of the dates, so that you and your family can plan accordingly for the school year.