Message From The Principal
Dear MCS Community,
The topic this week that reaped the most emails in my inbox is the date of the last day of the school year. I am heartened by the number of you who carefully read the Cross Words. Last week we calculated the date of the last day of school and placed it in the Cross Words. Vermont law requires that schools have no fewer than 175 student days. After the snow day this week, following that criteria, the last day of school would be June 24th.
Some of you have expressed that you have begun to make summer plans based upon the current school calendar. Others have expressed that after the challenges of this school year, everyone will need a nice long vacation! I agree that both are important. Because this has been an unusual school year in every way, we are working to verify the date of the last day of school with the Agency of Education. As soon as our research is done and we have a definite end day, that information will be shared with you.
Next week is officially MCS Spirit Week! As a way to build community, even when we can’t be together in shared spaces, we are having a Spirit Week. Here’s the line up:
Finally, I would like to offer my sincere appreciation for the smiles, thank yous, and kind comments that are received every morning at drop off time. This year is tough, and I look forward to your kindness. I continue to be thankful for the Norwich community.
Enjoy the weekend,
Message From Student Services
On Wednesday night Mr. Gonyaw and I shared MCS academic and behavioral data. School Wide our students are not only showing great scores but each grade has shown expected or above expected growth.
Get Ready for Spirit Week!
This is a fun video we made to help motivate us all!
Welcome to the Principal's Corner. My name is Shawn Gonyaw, Principal of Marion Cross School. Each week I post a message here to keep you updated on important topics that are happening at our school.
My weekly posts can also be found in the weekly Cross Words newsletter which I highly encourage you to view. I hope you find all this information helpful, informative and fun.