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November 15, 2021

Admin Corner

Academic Conferences

Please remember that this Monday-Thursday 11/15-11/18 are minimum days with release at 12:35. Academic conferences are an important time to talk with your student's teacher about his/her progress and goals for the school year.

Lost & Found

The lost and found is piling up quickly. Please check the lost and found as you enter MES for conferences to look for lost items. Unclaimed items will be donated after school Friday, November 19.

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Ski and Snowboard Sign Ups

Alpine/Snowboard Ski Team and PE Sign-Ups

When: Wednesday, November 17, 3-6 pm & Thursday, November 18th, 3-6 pm

Where: MES Library

*No late sign-ups!

*MES Ski and SB TEAM requirements: Must be grades 3-5, a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder, $285 CASH payment only.

Cross Country Skiing Update:
Cross country forms are available in the MES office for students in grades 3-5. The program is for grades 3-5. There is a $5 weekly donation and the program runs concurrent with the PE ski and snowboard program.

Please visit the MES website for additional information that will be posted soon. You can find it under Parents - Ski/Snowboard Information. Click here for link.

Wednesday November 17, 2021 Mono County Public Health Vaccination Clinic

The Mono County Health Department would like to help you protect your child against the Covid-19 virus. Recently, the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine was approved for 5–11-year-olds. The Health Department will provide the vaccine for students at the school next Wednesday. This is a voluntary clinic to increase your family’s access to this vaccine. We will have a supportive positive environment to try to alleviate fears the students may have. You can assist by discussing the clinic with your child in an encouraging and positive way reminding them that this will help them be able to stay in school in a safer way. We will be giving Beanie Babies and other small incentives to provide comfort. If your child is too fearful at the clinic, we will not force them to have the vaccine and will provide a notice to you so an appointment can be set up at the Health Department. All students who receive the vaccine will get a white vaccine card with our stamp and be entered into the CAIR immunization registry.

The vaccine requires a second dose about 3 weeks after the first. We will set up the second dose clinic at the school. Your consent for the clinic on the 17th will also provide consent for the second dose unless you notify us.

We will be at Mammoth Elementary School on Wednesday November 17th from 8:30-10:30.

To give your consent to have your student vaccinated please choose one of the following options: you can register your student on-line at the following link or you can complete the paper consent form included with this letter and return it to the school on the day of the clinic or before.

For more information on the vaccine, a Fact Sheet for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine is available at this link, or ask for a copy at the school office.

If you have additional questions about the Covid vaccination clinic, please contact us at Mono County Public Health (760) 924-1818 or your healthcare provider.

Only those students with signed permission slips will be administered the vaccination. Parents do NOT need to be present, but DO need to sign for permission.

Attendance Hotline

Please call our attendance hotline to report your child’s absence @ 760-934-7162. If your child’s absence is not reported, it is considered unexcused.

MUSD Illness Protocols and Attendance

Please remember that if your child is ill, they should remain home from school. Please do not send your student to school if they have symptoms. Once your student has had no fever in the last 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications, there are three options to return to school. Your student may get a medical note clearing him/her to return safely to school. OR You can provide documentation of a negative COVID test OR, lastly, your student may remain out of school for 10 days since symptom onset.

Mono County Public Health weekly Covid-19 testing from 1:45-3:45 at MHS is available every Tuesday 1:45-3:45 at MHS.

*COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing for MUSD at Mammoth Hospital*

You can take your students who may be having Covid-19 like symptoms to get a free rapid test BEFORE bringing them to school.

Testing will be offered Monday-Friday from 7:00am-9:00am. Testing will be closed on holidays and weekends. Rapid tests are for symptomatic ​people only.

Instructions for rapid testing:
Students will present to the laboratory swabbing area that will be outside in the parking lot. Follow the pre-procedure signage to the Scheduled School Testing Parking spots.
Students will stay in their vehicle and call the phone number on the signage for the Lab swabbing room to alert Lab staff to presence.
The Lab swabber will come out and have the student or parent write students name, phone number, grade and/or teacher on a blank pass.
Upon completion of the test lab staff will stamp it with a Mammoth Hospital Laboratory stamp. The student will receive a completed pass only if the test result comes back negative. The swabber will swab the student and tell them to wait in their car for the results (approx. 15 minutes). Once the result has been determined as negative, a pass will be issued to the student to return to school.
If the result comes back positive, the student will be told to return home and they will be contacted by Mono County Public Health.

2021-22 School Bus Schedule

Click here to download the 2021-22 school bus schedule. Please remember masks are required on all school busses at this time.
Square One Art Fundraising opportunity

Your child recently made art work for a fundraiser at school called Square One Art. Let us help you find gifts for the whole family!

Search for your student's Square 1 Art and place your order by November 19th to receive the custom items in time for Christmas! The perfect gift for the family! And there's an added may find some never before seen artwork from 2 years ago right as the pandemic a time capsule!

Upcoming Events

11/15-11/18 - Academic Conferences Monday-Thursday Minimum days at MES only

11/18 - MUSD School Board Meeting

11/19 - Regular School Day

11/22-11/26 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Mammoth Elementary School

Principal - Mrs. McMillian

Instagram - @mammothelementary

Attendance line - (760) 934-7162

Mammoth Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
For questions or complaints, contact Title IX Compliance Officer:
Dr. Jennifer Wildman, Superintendent, 461 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546,