Message From The Principal
February vacation is here and we can celebrate the accomplishment of having in-person instruction for students...without a single positive COVID case! Who would have thought back in the summer when we began planning for the year that this would be the case? I would like to offer my sincere thanks for all that each of you have done and sacrificed to keep us in session. Unlike many of my principal colleagues, I am resting easy over break knowing that the Norwich community will continue to follow the Vermont guidance and do whatever it takes to keep us in session.
Thank you to everyone who promoted and worked with children to make spirit week a huge success. Adults and children alike enjoyed the week. I am certain that spirit week provided many under-the-mask smiles! I look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on the morning of February 22nd.
The third trimester will begin on March 9th. If any of you are considering a change from in-person to remote or remote learning to in-person instruction, this is the time to let me know. This is the last opportunity to change learning environments this school year. I would like to remind everyone that MCS has done a stellar job of keeping kids safe. We have not had any positive cases, and actually our absences due to illness are drastically lower this school year. I am confident that at this time we can keep students safe and healthy during in-person learning. Please email shawngonyaw@
Enjoy the week,
Message From Student Services
It was a really fun week at MCS. There were lots of great projects and several classrooms had celebrations since they had received so many compliments (Owl Pellets). Below are only a few pictures representing each day of Spirit Week.
FANCY HAT SUPERHERO
Two Important Announcements about next year:
1. There will be an informational meeting on March 22nd about our 6th graders transition to Richmond Middle School (Time TBD). During this meeting participants will meet the teachers and staff at RMS, learn about the schedule, and how to enroll for classes. The process for math placement will be explained at this meeting, as it has been changed to not include a placement test at MCS. We will communicate with you the time and zoom link after February Break.
2. Pre-Registration is now open for NEW students to Marion Cross School for the 2021-2022 school year. Studenst that should pre-register are:
Due to early education requirements, the capacity for the MCS Pre-K is 15 students. We are currently creating a priority order for Pre-K admissions that might need to be used if we go over our capacity. There are no enrollment limits for K-6.
Online pre-registration forms can be accessed by going to the parent portal on our website marioncross.org. Please call the main office at 649-1703 ext 5111, if you need help registering. Please contact Greg Bagnato, Coordinator of Student Services at gregbagnato@
Have a Safe Week!
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.