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Good Evening, MCS Families,

 

We have a lot to report this week! All the student classroom barriers have been completed and teacher barriers are being constructed as I write this letter. Teachers have been in their classrooms preparing for their big day. Alice and I have been keeping busy as well! This past week we had our “In Person Learning at MCS” zoom meetings. Click here to view that meeting PlanOverview.mp4 

 

I think that would be most helpful at this point is to collect all the information in one spot for you!  Let’s start with next week:

First day of school - Our First Full Day of School is September 14th. Because this is a year like none other - we are having two orientation days:

  • September 10th 8:00 - 11:30 AM - Orientation for Elementary Students (1-5) & ½ of Kindergarten (These times include Kindergarten!)
  • September 11th  8:00 - 11:30 AM - Orientation for Middle School Students (6-8) & ½ of Kindergarten(These times include Kindergarten!)

Our expectations for these optional days are:

  • To have students bring school supplies
  • Practice our arrival and departure protocols with screening measures
  • Give students and teachers an opportunity to meet one another and their classmates

 

Please note: Each family will receive their family pickup sign with pertinent pickup information during orientation either in person or with pickup materials. These will need to be clearly displayed in a passenger side window. 

 

If you are pursuing the remote option:

 

  • September 10th and 11th (12:00 - 3:00) - Pickup of textbooks, Chromebooks/ ipads and supplies for remote learning. All items will be packaged with the student name and separated by grade. No need to make an appointment!

 

 

Where is this information posted? On our home page (www.mcsalbany.org) -Click the date for detailed information.

Download the School Calendar

Arrival, Departures and SignupLinks

Arrival Procedures - Detailed arrival protocols can be accessed by clicking here https://www.mcsalbany.org/Domain/121

Departure Protocols - Detailed departure protocols can be accessed by clicking here - https://www.mcsalbany.org/Domain/122

Need to sign up for our staggered arrival or departure times - Please complete these forms to sign up for the best time for your family  arrival and departure.

Download Arrival and Departure Protocols - Click Here

 

Learning Options at MCS

Please let us know what learning option you would like to choose using this link https://forms.gle/cgNAfVHdXvBniNbQ7.

Learn More about Remote Learning  on our website at https://www.mcsalbany.org/Domain/127

Watch this full explanation - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P0G6s33qOr_1Ho0CEaDq1hl9IylRVpQ3/view

Learn more about our “In Person” plan - https://www.mcsalbany.org/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteID=4&ChannelID=108&DirectoryType=6

Watch this plan overview - PlanOverview.mp4 

Extended Day Program

Extended Day Cohort Information, Arrival and Departure - https://www.mcsalbany.org/Domain/124

Download Extended Day Protocols - Click Here

If you intend to use the extended day program this year, please fill out this questionnaire https://forms.gle/7jqfqZBGgtTU6qq28  so we are able to plan appropriately and have a seat for each child.

Extended Day Registration Form -  download here

Homework Club Registration Form  - download here

 

MCS Reopening Plan - More Information

Learn More about the MCS Reopening Plan - https://www.mcsalbany.org/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteID=4&ChannelID=108&DirectoryType=6

See Remote Learning and In Person Learning Above

 

  • Reopening Training Videos Face Masks Part 1
    Part 1 - As part of our MCS Reopening Plan we will rollout to parents a series of videos and highlight various aspects of the plan itself. It’s my hope that if we look at the reopening plans from many different aspects and chunk the information into manageable parts it will help us all familiarize ourselves with the plan.
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  • Reopening Training Videos - Part 2 Social Distancing and Hand Washing
    Part 2 - As part of our MCS Reopening Plan we will rollout to parents a series of videos and highlight various aspects of the plan itself. It’s my hope that if we look at the reopening plans from many different aspects and chunk the information into manageable parts it will help us all familiarize ourselves with the plan.
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  • Reopening Training Videos Part 3 Symptoms and Respiratory Hygiene
    Part 3 -As part of our MCS Reopening Plan we will rollout to parents a series of videos and highlight various aspects of the plan itself. It’s my hope that if we look at the reopening plans from many different aspects and chunk the information into manageable parts it will help us all familiarize ourselves with the plan.

Reopening Training Videos - Part 4

We recognize that the social emotional well-being of our students and staff during these challenging times is critically important. The school has made available resources and referrals to address mental health, behavioral, and emotional needs of students, faculty, and staff when school reopens for in-person instructions

 

Blessings on the week ahead,

Sister Debbie