MSA Parent Update

November 16, 2020

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There is a lot going on now that the school year is picking up!! Please check out everything that is going on at MSA:

No School - Thanksgiving Recess

Manatee School For the Arts is closed the whole Thanksgiving week - November 23-27, 2020. We hope that everyone has a good week off and you are able to spend time rejuvenating with family and friends.

School resumes on November 30th!! Once school resumes, we are in the final stretch of the first semester. Mid-Term exams for students in high school classes will be upon us before we know it.

The end of 2020 will go fast!! Please be ready for it!!

Progress Reports Sent Home

Progress Reports will be sent home electronically through the Parent Portal on Wednesday, November 18th. Please be on the lookout for them!!

Snowbirds are here!!

As you know, the snowbirds are back!! That means extra cars on the road and extra traffic every day. Please make time to account for this in your travels to and from school each day. If your student is late to school, they are missing instruction and valuable time in class.

Thank you for your attention to this increasing problem of school tardies.

Midterm Exams for High School Classes

High school mid-term exams are coming soon. Please note that a mid-term exam counts as 20% of a student's semester 1 grade. It is important that students are prepared and do well on their exams every semester.
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Car Loop

If you are waiting to enter the car loop, please DO NOT block the entrance/exit of the school on Haben Blvd. This is a safety hazard. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Join Parents for Charter Schools

Want to learn how you can advocate for our school and all charter schools? Become a member of Parents for Charter Schools (for free) and learn more about charter schools and how you can support your child and let your voice be heard. Check out the information below, and go to their website at to sign up.
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Cooler Weather Coming

Please remember that as the weather gets colder, the uniform policy still is in effect and enforced.

Please note the following items:

• ONLY MSA sweatshirts/jackets are allowed inside the secured areas during the school day

• Shirts worn under uniform shirts must be a solid color

• Students may not wear gloves, scarves, or hats during the school day. Leg warmers may only be worn below the knee.

Students must wear ONLY MSA uniform apparel while at school. This is for the safety and security of all our students while they are at school.

Moving or New Contact Info?

If you have moved since the beginning of the school year or have new contact information (phone, cell phone, email), please come in to school and update your records. It is essential that we have current, up-to-date contact information on all students.

We appreciate your help with updating our records.

Information Change Form

Upcoming Events

November 2020

18 - Senior Photos

19 - Senior Photos

23-27 - No School - Thanksgiving Recess

30 - School Resumes

December 2020

14-17 - Mid-Term Exams for High School Classes

21 - Jan 5 - Winter Break

January 2020

6 - Return to School

Help us get the word out

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