MSA Parent Update

May 8, 2018


As we approach the end of the school year, please read carefully. There are many end of the year activities and programs that will be coming up soon. Remember, the school year ends earlier this year as we started earlier in August. The last day of school is May 29, 2018. All end of year activities will be earlier than last year. They are coming up fast!!

Last Day of School - May 29, 2018

It has been a year of exciting events, amazing performances both on the stage and in the classroom, and great representations in local, statewide and national competitions. We are so proud of the work our students have done this year, and we look forward to next year!!

May 29th will be an early release day at MSA. We will be dismissing all students at 2:30.

An important note, backpacks are not allowed on the last day of school. Please do not send your child to school with a backpack on May 29th. Backpacks brought to school will be confiscated in the morning and returned after school if a student brings a backpack to school.

MSA dismisses early ONLY on the last day of school.

Please contact us if you have any questions... thanks!!


Our 6th grade students took part in MSA's 20th annual Etiquette Dance on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Students had a great night. It is amazing to see them at the end of the school year, as they have grown so much since the first day of school.


Please note the dates and times for final exams in high school courses.

High School Final Exam Schedule

Date Periods

May 21 - F and H

May 22 - B and D

May 23 - E and G

May 24 - A and C

May 25 and 29 - Make-up Exams

Mark Your Calendars - August 2018

The 2018-2019 school year starts on August 13, 2018. Please mark your calendars and make sure your child is ready for the upcoming school year!!

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It is important to note that the proper pick-up procedure at the end of the day is through the parent pick-up circle at the front of the school property. Picking up your children off of school property is not safe, and it violates our neighbors' private property areas.

The entrance of Riviera Dunes, the bank, rehab center, the furniture store or the Courtney are not places that students may be picked up at the end of the day.

We have great relationships with our neighbors and we can't interfere with their businesses or the daily function of their clients. All surrounding businesses have been advised to call local law enforcement if they continue to have problems with parents picking up on their property.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Believe it or not, it is time to get ready for the next school year! Remember that MSA follows the Manatee County School District calendar. Please check the calendar as you make family and other plans for next year. Attendance at school is one of the biggest indicators of student success. Your attention to school days and planning time off during the school vacations is greatly appreciated.
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Attention 6th Grade Students - Shot Updates Required BEFORE starting 7th Grade

All 6th Grade Students must get more shots before 7th Grade.

The State of Florida requires proof of immunization for all students entering 7th grade each year. This proof must be on the official State of Florida Immunization Form (DH680... the Blue Card) which is obtained from your doctor's office or the Health Department. The following immunizations must be documented on this form:

* Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) - This is the update shot that you need for 7th Grade.

* Hepatitis B vaccine series

* Varicella vaccine or the year of disease

* Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)

Please see your doctor or the Health Department for more information and to assure that your child has met these requirements. This documentation must be submitted to the school before the first day of school next year (August 10). Students will not be allowed to come to school until these shot requirements are met. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Scholarships Available

Parents of high school students: Did you know that the MSA High School Guidance Team posts scholarship opportunities on the school's website? Please click on the link to view the scholarships. The "Current Available Scholarship" link is updated on a regular basis, so please check back often.

Checking School Announcements

Be sure to check out the school's website ( for important information. The daily school announcements are posted on the website, with a link on the left hand side of the homepage!

Please be sure to keep up with what is going on here at MSA!

Upcoming Events

May 2018

8 - Senior Art Show - 6:00

8 - Senior Awards - 7:00

10 - Senior Showcase - 7:00

14 - Graduation - Bradenton Convention Center

25 & 26 - Chicago - 7:00

29 - Fame Jr. - 6:00

29 - Last Day of School - 2:30 Dismissal

Help us get the word out

Help us get the good news out to friends and family about what's going on at MSA. At the bottom of this message is a forward link. Our students are doing amazing things, and we would appreciate you forwarding this message on to others. Thank you for all your support.