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Mrs. Carole Kelder
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL
Dear Mt. Marion Families,
We were so glad to welcome back our students on Monday, October 5th. Although we couldn’t give in-person hugs, we gave lots of waves, air hugs and air high fives. Students who have the last names beginning with A-K are in Cohort A, and they come to school in person on Mondays and Thursdays. Students with last names beginning with L-Z are in Cohort B, and come to school on Tuesdays and Fridays. Families can refer to the plan that is posted on the school website to find out more about arrival and dismissal procedures, lunch, and the hybrid schedule.
The staff at Mt. Marion has been working diligently to ensure the health and safety of our students. Each staff member has been provided with training about the protocols that are in place including handwashing, mask wearing, and social distancing.
Our School Safety Team met prior to our students’ return to review the updated Mt. Marion Safety Plan for this school year. Together, the Mt. Marion Safety Team and Mt. Marion staff are conducting several drills throughout this month, including Fire Evacuation drills, a High Winds drill, Room Clear drill, and an offsite Evacuation Drill. So far, all have gone well. We have explained and modeled what each drill looks like, and rehearsed each. Students have been very cooperative and conscientious during each drill. Of course it is always our hope that we will never have to respond to an emergency.
On Thursday, October 22nd the Mt. Marion Fire Department came to give students a demonstration of their firetrucks, and also speak about fire safety. Both the demonstration and discussion took place outdoors, socially distanced. They will be returning at a future date to provide the same presentation to Cohort B.
The Mt. Marion PTA’s first fundraiser is a take-out family dinner on October 28th. The Stone Pony will be cooking up some delicious lasagna and meatballs that can be ordered and picked up right before you and your family head out to the drive through Trunk or Treat that is sponsored by all four elementary schools’ PTAs at Cantine Field! Check out the attached flyer.
Picture Day for Cohort B is scheduled for November 17th and Cohort A’s Picture Day is scheduled for November 19th.
Thank you to everyone who signed up to be on the Mt. Marion email list to help reduce paper use in the school. We are working to configure our list.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE join our “Going Green” list. This allows us to send emails, newsletters, important announcements, etc. to you quickly and efficiently. Now more than ever, with so many remote students and having a hybrid schedule, this is a great way to communicate. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with GOING GREEN in the subject line and she will add you to our list. I am hopeful that we will be up and running paperless very soon.
The official hours of our school day are 9:15 to 3:28pm.
SAFETY REMINDER: When you are picking up your children from school, please use the parking lot on the right side of the school (when you are facing the school). You should drive around to the sidewalk and we will walk your children to the car. This year we are asking that you not walk to the canopy and remain in your car. However, if you need to come to the front door to pick up your child, you should park in a parking spot and come to the front door. Someone will come to the front door and help you.
THE PARKING LOT IS ONE WAY!!! PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN AROUND IN THE PARKING LOT, ALL CARS MUST GO AROUND THE CIRCLE. Thank you for your cooperation.
Lastly, PLEASE LABEL ALL OF YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS THAT COME INTO THE SCHOOL. IT HELPS US RETURN LOST ITEMS TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNERS.
Carole A. Kelder