Mask Up! Our students are getting used to the extra protection. It's not slowing down their learning!
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UPDATES FOR FRIDAY, OCT 30TH!
K-8 in-school students have an Out-of-Uniform Day this Fri, Oct 30th! Pre-K students may come in costume. Ms. Kilty will have a special treat for all!
Remote learners - wear a costume to your Zoom class! Let's get a screenshot of you all dressed up! (No violent or bloody imagery, please)
Please see the attached Year at a Glance calendar. Items are subject to change, so please continue to check Tuesday News and the website for any updates.
We know that he gives us every grace, every abundant grace; and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty. - Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
The change from summer to fall this week finds us getting into our routines and growing more accustomed to life and learning during this unusual time. We appreciate your grace as we navigate these unchartered waters. As we continue with our third week of school, I would like to offer a few important updates and reminders.
We will begin our new testing program, the Performance Series Assessment, this week. Please refer to my September 18 letter for more information. Please be sure to contact your child’s teacher if you would like to child to complete the test at home. I am excited to use this new assessment tool that will help us meet the needs of all learners.
On Thursday, September 24, our new band teacher, Ms. Natalie Gries will be on campus to introduce the band program. She will visit each grade 4-8 classroom, show an introductory video, and provide information on how to join the band. If your child is interested but finances are a hardship, please contact me. I am thankful that we are able to offer band to our students this year.
The PE uniform is acceptable to wear on non-PE days. Students may also wear their regular school uniform on non-PE days. All other uniform guidelines remain in place. Please do not mix the two uniforms. Also, non-uniform sweatshirts or jackets are not acceptable to wear in class.
I pray this letter finds you and your family well.
Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Band is available for students in grades 4-8. Scholarships are available. Please download and return the registration form if your child is interested in joining band.
The 2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook is available online under Student Life. Please print and sign page 52 and return to the office no later than October 9, 2020.
2020-2021 AOB Income Survey
The AOB will be using a google form survey to collect family income data for the 20-21 school year. This safe and secure electronic income survey will automatically collect a family’s data as they complete the survey and will allow us to collect the number of students eligible for free or reduced fee lunch.
Why is this important? These numbers will not only serve for the Title I submissions, but also can be used for textbook funding, grant requests, and allow for accurate reporting of our free and reduced eligibility at the individual school and county level. EACH FAMILY MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY regardless of whether you believe you qualify for free or reduced fee lunch or not. Collecting family income data is also a requirement of MSDE and we must do so annually.
Visit bit.ly/IncSurvey2021 to take the survey. The survey takes approximate 2-4 minutes and must be completed by October 15, 2020.
- Wellness Forms must be completed before students may enter school each day. Please contact Donna Schisler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having difficulty with the form.
- Please note: Though the form asks about a temperature higher than 100.4°, no person with a temperature of 100° or higher may enter the building.
- Mask Up! All persons entering MSS must wear a 2-layer cloth face mask. Bandanas and gaiters are not acceptable mask wear.
- Full lunch is offered Mon-Thu, with Pizza Day on Thu. Pizza orders must be placed on the Wed prior. All lunch charges will be billed home. No cash accepted.
- Students may wear their PE uniform on non-PE days through the first trimester. Please note, the winter uniform goes into effect on October 15. Students should switch to PE sweatpants at that time.
- PE involves running! Make sure to wear appropriate shoes.
- Remember to bring a water bottle each day. The drinking fountains are closed.
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COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
COVID-19 testing is available Tuesday, October 6, Noon-2:00pm at Seton Center (located behind the school). No appointment, referral, or insurance needed. Results in 7 days. Conducted by the Frederick County Health Department. *The FCHD will continue to offer testing in our backyard as long as need is demonstrated. We encourage all our families to use the service!
Rapid testing is available at Frederick Health, 7a-2p 7 days/week. You must present a driver’s license and insurance card:
1 Frederick Health Way
Frederick, MD 21701
The cafeteria will be offering only full lunch for the first trimester. Full lunch consists of an entrée (ham and cheese sandwich, bologna and cheese sandwich, peanut butter and jelly, or pizza (Thursdays only)), fruit or veggie, snack/dessert, and drink. Water bottles will be available for $1.00.
Price for lunch will remain the same: $3.25 with milk, $3.50 with juice.
Pizza Day is Thursday! Orders for pizza must be placed the day before.
Please add these intentions to your prayers…
Courtney Friesen, daughter of Ann Beirne, recently diagnosed with breast cancer
Jennifer DeFrank, friend of the Tayler family, recently diagnosed with a painful neurological ailment
All those suffering from the effects of the pandemic—physically, emotionally, economically.
All of those in path of the wildfires, especially those who have lost their homes or loved ones.