MES NEWS! 6/5/2022

From Ms. Kapuchuck

A Weekly Glimpse into What's Happening at McGaheysville Elementary!

Dear MES Families,

It is hard to believe it's the final week of school! We have had such an incredible school year. Thanks to all of you for sharing your children with us. Thanks also to those of you who volunteered on Field Day! Coach Roach and Coach Harris did a fantastic job making a fun and memorable event for our students and staff! Please continue reading below for important information for this week. I hope all of you have an incredible summer break!

Tomorrow (June 6) is HOUSE DAY!! Wear your HOUSE colors or your HOUSE shirt!

Tuesday (June 7) is Beach Day! Wear your favorite beach or Hawaiian attire! No bathing suits!

Reminder-- Wednesday, June 8th, and Friday, June 9th are now early release days! Students will be dismissed two hours early at 12:50!

Please check the calendar below for more information!

Please make sure that you have turned in any spring pictures you are not purchasing as soon as possible!

Have a great week ahead and a WONDERFUL SUMMER!!

"Summertime is always the best of what might be." - Charles Bowden


June Menu

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Instrument Petting Zoo!

Attention all 5th graders interested in Band 6! If students or parents have any questions, feel free to reach out to Bridget Fulton at!
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Wanting to come join your child for lunch?!

Weather permitting, if you would like to come and enjoy lunch with your child, we can accommodate you! We have picnic tables set up on the front lawn for any parent wishing to join their child for lunch. Pease call the school the morning of your desired visit so that we can make sure we have space!
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RCPS COVID-19 & Health Plan Information

It is important to work together as a team to keep our children healthy and safe.


  • They have to take any medications to make them feel better or reduce fever

  • They have had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the last 24 hours

  • They have a bad cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, a runny nose that will soil more than 2 masks per day

  • Someone in your household is sick and being tested for COVID

If you think that you have been exposed to COVID, DO NOT send the child to school without consulting the school first.

If you are unsure of household contact or have any questions as to whether or not your child should attend school, please call the office at 540-289-3004 and ask to speak with the school nurse.

Thank you for helping us to keep all of our students and staff safe and healthy!

Transportation Changes- IMPORTANT!

Any same-day transportation changes during the school year must occur before 1:30pm. Please make sure these are taken care of through the office, rather than contacting the teacher, so that we can ensure your child gets home safely! Often, teachers do not have time to check messages and email during the day, so it is important that these changes are communicated to the office. The office will take care of making sure teachers know of the transportation changes.


If you need to contact the office regarding your child's attendance, please call the school at 540-289-3004 or email the school at before 8:30 am. Please include the following information in your email:

1. Student Name

2. Teacher Name

3. Reason for Absence

4. The name of the person submitting the email

You can also use this email address to send Dr. notes!