We wish you a healthy and safe Spring Break March 15-19, and look forward to welcoming you back for our fourth quarter March 22.
Coming back to Campus for Q4?

Here are links to some commonly asked questions! Learn about PikMyKid, the daily health screening Check In, Car Tags and Carline Maps
 
  • Use PikMyKid to check in each morning with a daily health screen.
  • Your child will wear a face mask at school, and we recommend they bring an extra one in a plastic bag in their backpack.
  • We have water bottle refill stations; your child should bring a water bottle to school (fountains are turned off).
  • School meals continue to be free for all students every day. Breakfast starts at 7:30 am. Please arrive before 7:45 for breakfast; drop off at the Green Line if eating at the primary cafeteria. 
  • You can find uniform guides here. New this year (not in the guides) is the ability to wear jeans every day. Grades 9-12 can wear black polos with the lion logo as well.
  • Car tags will be mailed over spring break.
Carline Reminders

As we welcome more families back from spring break, and with changes such as the Mays extension, we have a few carline reminders:

  • Even with the Mays extension, left turns onto Mays are not allowed when leaving Meridian because of traffic safety. Visibility is very poor with oncoming traffic. It remains a right-turn-only exit.
  • Turn off your car engine when idling when possible. It's healthier for our students' lungs as they wait to be picked up.
  • Please drive by our crossing guards slowly and with care, and be alert for their signals.
  • For secondary pick up, please wait to move forward until 3:55 pm / 1:25 pm Wednesdays. If you move earlier, you will be asked to drive around again so that we can finish primary dismissal.
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Equity at Meridian

We welcome your feedback on the draft of our equity vision statement to guide our work through the upcoming years.
 
  • Share your thoughts in a conversation on Thursday, March 11 from 5:30–6:30 pm via Zoom 
  • Meeting ID: 883 8889 7224
  • Passcode: 216485
  • Submit your thoughts regarding our Equity Vision Statement draft by March 22.


Listening Session for Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Students, Parents, & Staff

Meridian Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students, parents and staff are invited to ask questions and share your thoughts regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at Meridian. We want to hear from you! The purpose of this meeting is for us to get a pulse on the needs, wants, and concerns of our Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander community with regards to DEI. 


Meeting ID: 869 0396 6139
Passcode: 091912
Counselors Corner: College Admissions Decoded Podcast

Created to serve students and families, the “College Admissions Decoded” podcast features deeply knowledgeable counselors and admissions leaders sharing insights into the latest in college admissions. It's brought to you by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. 
 
Upcoming episodes focus on:

  • College Financial Aid in the Time of COVID-19
  • Getting to Know the Campus When the Coronavirus Lockdown Won’t Let You Visit
  • How Colleges Make Admission Decisions in a Pandemic Year

Subscribe today to be notified when new episodes become available.
Club Pictures for the Yearbook to be taken March 23

Is your student in a club or student leadership group this year? Some club photos will be taken in person Tuesday, March 23 (this is the Tuesday after Spring Break!), and others will be taken via Zoom during club meetings in the weeks just after Spring Break. 

We would love for Distance Learners to participate in the in person photos as they are able. Read all the details (including the schedule, dress requirements, COVID safety measures, etc). Questions? Email Stela Holcombe at s.holcombe@mwschool.org.


Sports Photos are scheduled for Wednesday, March 24.
World Parade and Festival Deadlines

Please register this week if you plan to participate in our World Parade and Festival so that we can plan accordingly!

Adopt a Senior from the Class of 2021

Please consider showing your support by signing up to “adopt” one or more seniors. Find details on the Sign Up Genius. 
Upcoming Events and Useful Links
Holidays and Holy Days

We spring forward an hour and celebrate Mothering Sunday, Irish National Day, and Spring Celebrations this next week. Read on ...


Events At-a-Glance
  • March Cafeteria Calendar: Breakfast and Lunch and Distance Learning menus
  • Overview of secondary events; subject to change
  • Picture Day March 4
  • Asynchronous Days: March 5, April 30
  • Picture Day for Secondary Clubs and Groups March 23
  • Picture Day for Athletics March 24
Principals

Middle School Principal: Melina Berduo
High School Principal: Charles Ryder

Student or Curricular Concerns

Assistant Principal grades 6-7: Matthew Castaneda
Assistant Principal grades 8-10: Crystal Lane
MYP Coordinator grades 6-10: Kristen Machczynski
Assistant Principal grades 11-12, IB DP Coordinator: Stela Holcombe
Secondary Special Education Coord: Haley Weisbrod
Secondary Librarian: Tina Van Winkle
Counselors

Middle School Counseling: Laura Docherty
High School Counseling: Carrie Proctor
College Counseling: Kathy Gregg

Additional Contacts

Middle School Attendance: Olga Alexander
High School Attendance: Shawn Seaman
Cafe: Chef Leslie Sterzinger