Dr. Jeremy Wallace
Summer Update | July 22
I hope your summer is going well. It is hard to believe, but we are only a little over two weeks away from the start of the new school year. Over the next couple of weeks please keep an eye on your email and the SCHOOL BLOG as there will be a number of updates.
Here are a few things to know as we head toward the beginning of August.
1- First Day of School- The first day of school is Monday, August 8th.
2- Back-to-School Bash, August 5th- Go ahead and mark this date on your calendar. We will have food trucks, inflatables, and games. This will also serve as our open house. There will be time to meet teachers, visit classrooms, learn about ways to be involved at MCS, and hear about exciting plans for the 2022-2023 school year. You can learn more HERE.
3- 7th Grade Orientation- On Thursday, August 4 at 7:00pm, we will have a special orientation for students entering 7th grade. In Upper School, there are some changes in student routines, teacher expectations, discipline policy, dress code, and instructional approach. This meeting will give all parents and students the information they need to have a successful transition into the Upper School. This meeting will take place in the band room.
4- Student/Parent Handbook- Our 2022-2023 Student/Parent Handbook is now available online. Check it out to view school policies, dress code, other school-related items. You can view it HERE.
5- School Calendar- Please be sure to look at our school calendar as it has some differences from last year. You can view it HERE.
6- Lower School Supply List- Our 2022-2023 School Supply List for PreK-6th grade is available on our website.
7- NEW School Start Times: To help ease traffic congestion in the mornings and afternoons, we are staggering our Lower School and Upper School drop off and pick up times. As you will see below, nothing is changing from last year for the Lower School. Upper School families, please note the changes.
- Lower School drop-off will be from 7:30-8:00 with class beginning at 8:00.
- Upper School drop-off will be from 7:45-8:15 with class beginning at 8:15.
- Upper School students who are dropped off earlier with Lower School
siblings will remain in the gym (supervised).
- Lower School pick-up will begin at 3:00.
- Upper School pick-up will begin at 3:25.
- Lower School students who are being picked up later with Upper School
siblings will remain in a supervised area.
We will give more information about this schedule as well as traffic patterns at our Back-to-School Bash.
8- Employment Opportunities- There are still a couple of open positions at MCS. If you know of someone who might be interested, please have them look at our EMPLOYMENT PAGE.
9- Donations Update- About a month ago we presented an opportunity for you to give to help upgrade classroom technology, provide new computers for faculty and staff, and tuition assistance. Here is an update on our goal and what has been given to date.
Goal Received To Date Needed
Classroom Technology- $25,000 $25,000 $0
Faculty/Staff Computers- $40,000 $32,500 $7,500
Tuition Assistance- $150,000 $82,600 $67,400
Thank you to those who have given. If you are interested in giving to help meet these needs, please feel free to contact me directly at Jeremy.Wallace@mcstn.org, or you can give online HERE.
10- School Theme T-Shirts- We are excited to launch the new MCS Student Life T-Shirt for this upcoming school year!
The deadline to order is Wednesday, July 27th. FACTS accounts will be charged $15.00 per shirt.
Link to order: https://forms.gle/zjcktAahYm2cedTb6
All Lower School students are required to order a t-shirt, as it will be used for field trips, service days, etc. Upper School students are not required to order, but are strongly encouraged to.
Parents are also encouraged to order. Please note that these shirts do run smaller than normal, we have been advised by suppliers that some may want to order a size up.