MPA Minute

January 20, 2022

Weather Related Virtual Learning Day Friday, 1/21!

CCSD Covid testing locations closing at 12:00 tomorrow! No Testing Saturday!

Virtual Learning Schedule - All MPA students

Tomorrow all students will participate in a mix of synchronous (online w/teacher) classes and asynchronous (independent) work time. The scheduled times are below. Please look for specific information/login information from your child's teachers today.

8:30 - Math

  • Login for virtual math lesson
  • independent practice assignment
  • Digital Learning assignment - Dreambox assignment

10:00 - Reading

  • Login for virtual Literacy lesson
  • independent practice assignment
  • Digital Learning assignment - iReady assignment

11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch Break

12:30 - Special Area (Live session or choice board activity) - see Links on Google Classroom to join (choose at least one special area time to login. Students may choose the class.)

1:00 - Teacher directed time (other assignments as needed)

1:30 - Special Area (Live session or choice board activity) - see Links on Google Classroom to join(choose at least one special area time to login. Students may choose the class.)

Choose your own special area class

MPA Virtual Library ZOOM

Time: 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM

Password - mpa

Library & Technology Choice Board

MPA Virtual Art Class ZOOM
Time: 12:30 and again at 1:30
Meeting ID: 509 153 1639
Passcode: MPA

MPA Virtual Music ZOOM
Time: 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM

Meeting ID: 815 1882 3884
Passcode: mpa

Music Choice Board

Virtual PE with Coach Duncan
Time: Jan 21, 2022 12:30 PM and another at 1:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 9602 6129
Passcode: mpa

MPA PE Choice Board

From the Principal:

We have had quite a busy return to school. Between Covid reporting and a new traffic route the entire team has been stretched, but not broken. Thank you for your patience and kindness with the staff supporting the traffic route, Nurse Jen notifying you of your child's return to school date and the ever changing rules and Mrs. Sue keeping up with the attendance codes for students out with Covid or on quarantine. Here are a few announcements and reminders.

  • Please notify your child's teacher and nurse if you or your child tests positive for Covid. Our school is only as healthy and safe as the information we have about Covid. Please help us keep everyone in school and MPA classrooms open.

  • We are not able to excuse Covid absences after the fact. Please let us know if your child his home due to being a close contact (or testing positive). If we are not aware of the case prior to your child returning we will not be able to excuse the absences.

  • Masks are required for all students, staff and visitors while inside of school buildings. This rule has been extended until March 14, 2022.

  • Below is the most up-to-date information regarding Covid positive cases and close contact cases. NOTIFY THE SCHOOL OF POSITIVE OR CLOSE CONTACT AS SOON AS YOU ARE AWARE. The quarantine period for Covid illnesses has been shortened to 5 days, however any students who are symptom free for 24 hours and return after that period will be required to wear a mask on days 6 - 10.

  • Pre-K/Child Development application process opens on Tuesday, January 25. Click here for more information.

  • Don't forget to have your child in uniform everyday. We only have one casual day a month (unless you have casual day passes).

  • When visiting MPA please have on a mask, you will be asked to put one on before entering the main lobby area. Thank you for your support and patience.

  • We ask all parents to follow the traffic pattern. We will keep this pattern for the rest of the year (as long as the construction doesn't require a change). Please be kind to our staff directing traffic and rerouting you. Their goal is the safety of all students and staff.

As always, take care of yourself!

K. Jackson

CCSD Covid Testing Sites

PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests will be available. The tests are for asymptomatic and symptomatic students and staff. This is a quick and easy process. A third-party vendor assigned by DHEC will conduct the tests. A consent form will need to be completed in advance of testing. Directions to download the testing app to complete the consent form can be found here or at


Monday through Friday

East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies (Student Parking Lot), 900 Warrior Way, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466 - 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies (Student Parking Lot), 900 Warrior Way, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466 - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Burke High School (Main Parking Lot), 244 President Street, Charleston, SC 29403 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Free Virtual Tutoring Support for SC Students

The South Carolina Department of Education, the South Carolina State Library, and have partnered to provide families additional, high-quality academic assistance at no cost. is available for families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students will have access to highly qualified tutors in over 200 subject areas.

Participants will access through Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library at and may engage in the number of sessions needed to meet their academic goal for improvement. For additional information, contact your school librarian, or Ellen Dunn-

Mark your calendar:

  • Friday, 1/28 - Casual Day (No Uniform)
  • Friday, 2/4 - eLearning Day
  • Friday, 2/18 - early release (12:30 PM)
  • Monday, 2/21 - eLearning Day

Our Mission

The mission of Mt. Pleasant Academy Elementary School. working in partnership with families and the community, is to assist each student to excel academically, act responsibly and to expand talents and social skills by providing diverse learning experiences in a nurturing environment.