MCS E-Newsletter | February 26 2021
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School Picture Re-orders
This school year is definitely one we will want to remember forever. To have a picture of how God has kept us all, and shepherded us through hills and valleys is such a precious gift. Therefore, MCS wants to make sure that all students, and their families receive the pictures that they ordered. The school will submit a request for LifeTouch to fulfil all orders for any family that did not receive previously ordered school pictures. Even if you have previously contacted the school, or Lifetouch, but still do not have your school pictures, please fill out the form here by Wednesday March 3rd. Thank you for your patience as we work to fulfil these orders. 
Select Spirit Wear Spring Online Sale 

Last sale of the year is happening NOW through next Friday, March 5th at midnight. Stock up for T-shirt Tuesdays and our Spring Spirit Wear Day in late April. Dri-fit Shirts are nice for the Spring! Sweatshirts are even available! Deliveries will be made last week of March to your child’s classroom. No refunds or exchanges possible. 
Click HERE!

Sizes are limited but come and check it out before you order on-line. If we don't have your size then you still have 2 days left to find it online. Come to school a little early on Wednesday, March 3rd from 7:30-9:30am for the sale. Park and walk up to the flagpole.  Limited T-shirt sizes but only $5.00 each! Hats, bumper stickers, etc. No sweatshirts available. Credit cards thru square app and smaller cash bills accepted. 
Middle School Fun Friday SPIRIT WEAR T-SHIRT Sale 
Bring some extra cash on Friday March 5th during Fun Friday Lunch to buy a new Spirit Wear T-shirt while you enjoy buying all your candy and snacks! This is part of our blowout sale offer made special for you Middle Schoolers! T-shirts are $5.00 EACH
You are eligible to apply for 2 different scholarships. The Alumni Heritage College Scholarship and the Be Brave Scholarship. The Deadline is April 30, 2021.

Each year the faculty and staff of MCS donate funds for the Alumni Heritage College Scholarship with the intent of encouraging college-bound alumni in their educational pursuits. Since its founding, the Alumni Heritage College Scholarship has generated over $32,000 in funding. There are typically multiple recipients awarded $1000 to $2000 so you do not want to miss out! Apply Now!

For college-bound students with disabilities, we offer the Be Brave Scholarship, which is generously funded by our very own Student Support Specialist, Crystal Willis and her husband Jeff. This amazing $5000 scholarship is awarded to one student annually. Apply Now!
Thank YOU for your SUPPORT!
Thank you MCS Community for your involvement and support in the dine-outs and the February Shopping event! All proceeds went to this beautiful luncheon from Boudin Bakery to bless our MCS Faculty and Staff!
Featured This
Week at MCS...
Here are a few photos of the great fun happening at MCS! Be sure to catch us on social media to see the great and fun things happening on a segment called "This Week at MCS..."
Mr. Carpenter’s 8th Graders are getting ready to launch their annual space project- MASEC (Mariners Agency for Space Exploration and Colonization) Bases. It’s going to be out of this world.
3/4 Jene’ Stratton
3/16 Jamie Kruse
3/19 Angie Nakamoto
3/19 Kayla Roberts
3/21 Bing Liu
3/21 Karri Meyer
3/24 Erica Roberts
3/26 Sara Lunsford
3/26 Kim Wilson
3/29 Rona Drobot
3/31 Rick Contreras
This week in the Elementary Chapels, our students learned what God's Word says about handling the emotion of anger. Click here to see the chapel!
Chapel Recap  
We were so blessed to have Pastor Scott Williams of Narrative Church join us as our middle school Chapel speaker this week! Scott broke down our theme verse of Psalm 23, highlighting vs. 4: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil; FOR YOU ARE WITH ME.” It’s there that Scott shared about walking through one of his own darkest valleys, the day that he came home to his house being engulfed in flames. He spoke about how that was a long and challenging season, but he felt God by his side, taking care of him and his family along the way. He reminded them that the story does not end in the darkest valley! But that God promises to be with us, comforting us, and taking care of our needs. And that the Psalm ends in vs. 6 with, “Surely your goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.” Scott encouraged the students to consider what challenges they are facing now, and reminded them that their story doesn't end there. Instead, our almighty God promises to be with us, and allow us to experience the joys of His goodness and mercy our whole lives long. 

For video footage of this message, please follow our middle school Instagram account @MCS_middleschool_LYFE
Fun Friday!!!
March 5th!

This Friday is a Fun Friday during middle school lunch! That means that Mr. Brown will do a Lions Pact Card Raffle Drawing for some fun prizes. Along with that, we will open the Snack Bar to middle school students who would like to purchase items such as candy, chips, and drinks for $1 each.

In addition to Snack Bar items, ASB will also sell MCS spirit wear t-shirts for $5 each. If your middle schooler needs a new MCS t-shirt, please send them with some extra money on Friday!
Takeout Tuesday – March 2nd - TK Burger!

To get a meal for your middle school child, order here by Saturday!

Take Out Tuesday will be held on TUESDAY, March 2nd, and our vendor this month is TK Burger!

All meals come complete with chips and a bottle of water.

The burger choices are as follows ($8 per meal):

1. Hamburger
2. Cheeseburger
3. Veggie Burger
4. Lettuce-Wrapped Burger

***All orders must be placed by 11:59 PM on Saturday, February 27th. Late orders are not accepted***
In this section of E-News, we highlight the most important and up to date information on local high school news and events. If you see a spinning square box around the school logo, that means new information is available for this week's E-News. To view the high school's most up to date information, click on the high school's logo to be taken to their sites.
Vaccines, Vaccines, Vaccines:
COVID-19 Vaccine(s)

Everyone is talking about COVID-19 vaccines. What is an mRNA vaccine? How are these new vaccines different from what we have traditionally used for vaccination?

This video offers a nice simple explanation.

I have received multiple questions on whether we will be requiring MCS students to get the vaccine. The vaccines available are currently not approved for children under 16. The COVID-19 vaccines are currently given on a tiered basis and are recommended but not required for adults.  
Vaccination Exemptions

The law regarding vaccination exemptions in California have changed as of January 1, 2021. All exemptions must now be completed through the CAIR-ME website. Any current medical exemptions must be reissued at admission to new school or next grade checkpoint. TK/K or 7th grade are check points for MCS. CAIR-ME is a secure website where parents can request, Physicians issue, and schools can monitor medical exemptions. We must comply with the law of the state of California. Students will not be able to start school without being up to date on immunizations or without having an active exemption issue through CAIR-ME. Any current students with temporary medication exemptions that expire after January 1, 2021, must provide an updated copy of vaccination record showing proof of vaccination or must be issued a new exemption through this site. has updated vaccination requirements and further details on exemptions and CAIR-ME.

Below is a graphic From CDPH explaining the CAIR-ME process.
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MCS E-Newsletter | February 26 2021