McGovern News

September 20, 2019

We had an exciting week with the ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday! Thank you to all families who were able to attend such a fun event. In addition, we have Back to School night coming up next week, please see below for more information. Finally, please be sure to read the Infinite Campus update and set up your account. Our IT team will be at Back to School night providing assistance to families.

Back pack program

We are excited to announce that we will begin The Weekend Backpack Program this year. The goal of the program is to help alleviate hunger by providing students with nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods on weekends. Each Friday, starting in October, students participating in this program will bring home breakfast, lunch and snack items to be consumed on the weekend. Participation in this program is confidential and all students are eligible to participate. Names of participating families or students are not shared with outside sponsors or volunteers.

To participate in this program please email Amy McDonald at

Back to School Night

We will hold an informational Back to School night on Thursday, September 26, 2019. This is a great time to hear from your child's teacher about the curriculum, ask questions, and connect with other families in the class. Our allied arts, reading interventionists, ELL teacher, and guidance staff will also be available for questions. There will also be a brief presentation made by administration. Since it is such important information for families to hear, this is an adult only event. The times for Back to School Night are below.

Preschool and Kindergarten: 5:30-6:30 PM

First Grade: 6:50-7:50 PM

School Site Council (SSC)

Every school in Massachusetts is required to have a SSC. The SSC is a committee of parents, teachers and administration that serves as the decision-making body for the school. We meet monthly to discuss the educational needs of the students and school, review the annual budget, and collaborate with the Instructional Leadership Team to create the School Improvement Plan. If you are interested in serving on the SSC, please email me at We currently have 2 seats open for the SSC.

Our meetings are from 3:15-4:15 PM (see below dates) and childcare for school-aged children is available.

October 22

November 12

January 28

February 25

March 31

April 14

May 26

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Family ACTION Required: Infinite Campus: New Student Information System

Family ACTION Required: Infinite Campus: New Student Information System

Family ACTION Required: Infinite Campus: New Student Information System

With appreciation to the Medway School Committee for their on-going support, the Medway Schools has spent the last several months transitioning to a new student information system, Infinite Campus. Our prior system, MMS/Visions, was no longer meeting our needs and we are very excited about the potential impact that this new system will have on our practices.

What Information Will Families Access in Infinite Campus?

All families, PK-12, will be utilizing Infinite Campus in the coming year. At the grade PK-4 levels, this tool will be accessed by families to ensure accuracy and updating of personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, and health information. For our grade 5-12 families, this tool will enable you to view student schedules, monitor student progress in their courses, view progress reports and report cards, and also update student information.

Setting Up Your Infinite Campus Account

In our August 15 communication, families were asked to set up their own Parent Portal accounts with the following instructions.

  • Families should have received an email communication with an activation code to log into Infinite Campus

  • This code is unique to you and your address. Please do not share or pass this information onto anyone.

  • Please do not worry; you will not have to memorize this number. You will simply be granted access to the portal with this number.

  • Once accessed, you will be guided through the process of creating a username and password.

  • From there, the instructions will assist you in the process of verifying/updating contact information for your household. If you have any questions, please complete this FORM.

  • Additional directions and information can be found by clicking here.

Process for Reviewing and Updating Student Information in Infinite Campus

As families may have noticed, our typical paper forms were not sent home this year. Instead of the “beginning of year packet” which includes student enrollment, health, and demographic information, families are being asked to review all demographic information and submit requested changes via the Infinite Campus online registration portal. Families will be asked to complete the “Online Registration” option, listed under More to ensure we have the most current information for our students. If, for any reason, families are unable to access the Parent Portal, they are asked to please email us at for support or to request a hard copy of these forms. Requests for changes are reviewed internally and edits are approved or additional information will be requested.

Requests for address changes or custody agreements should still be brought into your child’s school office. A proof of residency will need to be provided to support an address change request. The proper court documents should be brought in to support any custody arrangements as well. If you have more than one child, you only need to visit one school to request the change.



Please submit your T-Shirt order form no later than October 14th! These are class shirts that students can wear to assemblies, field trips and more fun days! $5 per shirt.This is not a fundraiser. Price covers the cost of the shirt. Payments can be submitted by Cash, Check and Venmo (MEPTO@MEPTO), and PayPal ($5.50 to cover fees from PayPal (

The Herd

The Herd is a fun MEPTO Fundraising event. If "The Herd" shows up at your house it's because a friend has sent it there. You, in turn, can give a donation to MEPTO to have The Herd removed OR you could relocate The Herd to a family of your choice in town (directions are on the back of The Herd sign). The kids get a real kick out of waking up to these Mustangs on the lawn!

Keep your eyes peeled for The Mustang Herd around town and post pictures to the MEPTO page and tag us so that everyone can join in the fun!

Maybe you'll be next! Happy Herding!

Box Tops

It's Box Top Time! NO MORE CLIPPING. ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR SMARTPHONE! The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.

Here is how the new program works...

Buy Box Top Products

You can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the store.

Use the App

Use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. You do not need to clip or send Box Tops labels to school.

Earn Cash for our School

Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically updated at The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. LOOK FOR THE NEW LABEL: © General Mills SEE PRODUCTS & LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BOX TOPS APP AT BTFE.COM

Have old Box Tops?

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store as packages transition to the new Box Tops labels. You can still clip these and send them to school. Please make sure each clip has a valid expiration date.

Click here to read more.

MEPTO Pumpkin Fair

Save the Date! Sunday, October 20th is the Annual MEPTO Pumpkin Fair.

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Important Dates

Sept 26: Back to School Night (5:30-6:30-Preschool & Kindergarten; 6:50-7:50- 1st grade)

Sept 30: Rosh Hashanah, no school

Oct 2: No Preschool classes

Oct 9: Yom Kippur, No School

Oct 14: Columbus Day, No School

Oct 20: MEPTO Pumpkin Fair

Oct 21: Book Fair Week!

Oct 23: Picture Retake Day

Oct 23: MEPTO Meeting, 6:30 PM at McGovern School