Message from Principal
Dear MCS Families,
When we began the school year in August none of us would have ever imagined that it would end in this fashion. This coming Friday, June 5th will be the final day for remote learning. After this date, children can transition to summer vacation while MCS staff spend some quality time planning for how to mitigate the effects of remote learning. We hope to leave with a solid plan for whatever comes our way in August...knowing full well that we will need to adjust and flex our plan.
This week, much more than in other weeks, I have been fielding questions that are on all of our minds. It is frustrating to not have the answers to your questions. My lens with this situation is to focus on what MCS can do to help. Some of your questions include inquiring about when school will be back in session, if a summer program can be organized, can we bring a smaller population of student back to school, how will we keep kids safe in the fall, will children have to wear masks, what will the school do about the missed learning opportunities, and much more. These are all outstanding wonders which are also on my mind. One thing I have learned about this pandemic is that the rules change on a moment's notice. When we get closer to fall, you will receive communication from the MCS and the SAU about plans for the start of the school year.
I would like to send out a huge thank you to the many, many parents who shared information about their children, making class placements for next school year much easier. As a staff, we enjoyed building class lists as it offered a glimpse into the future and perhaps one where COVID-19 is behind us. This year we will be sending out class placement information in report card envelopes. Not knowing placement information until fall seemed to cause some level of anxiety. The hope is that knowing class placement will allow your child and family to become excited now about the new year. Please know that because of confidentiality reasons we cannot send out class lists.
Finally, I have had a few requests from children to share some more photos of the animals on my hobby farm. Please be introduced to our newest calf born on Friday afternoon as the storm was rolling in. Her name is Daisy.
You might also enjoy this photo of guinea hen keets that I hatched for a friend. The final photo is our drake Lucky who was hatched in my wife’s kindergarten classroom a couple years ago.
Nurse Pam, Katie, Mr. Bagnato, and I have greatly enjoyed our weekly chats with parents. On June 4th we will host our last parent check in via Zoom. Please consider joining to share your thoughts, ask any questions, or just say hello! Since this is our last meeting this school year, we will invite parents from any grade level to join the conversation.
Topic: K- 6th Grade Parent Check-in
Time: June 4, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 992 5039 4755
Wishing you well,