Principal's Message

We are excited to have all grades on campus starting October 5! The phase in period with fewer grades on campus has allowed us to refine our procedures, and we are looking forward to next week!
All Grades (6th-12th) On Campus Next Week

On Oct. 5, 8th through 10th grade students will join us on campus, so that we will have all grades in 6th through 12th! Please remember that, although you may drop off as early as 7:30 am, if you are able to wait until after 8 am, please do so to reduce crowding.

Please see here for Return to Campus Guidelines (which includes the school supply lists).

For details on health and safety, review our Return to Campus Protocols.

Find a review of PikMyKid and how to use the app.
Reminder on After School Carline

Orange & Blue Lines: If you show up to secondary carline early, before 4 pm (1:30 pm on Wednesday), line up in the Orange Line. After secondary carline has started (4 pm / 1:30 pm), you may choose either Orange or Blue line, whichever is shortest. Ultimately, both merge and pick up in the same area, in the right hand lane in front of the primary building.

Green Line: No changes from before.

Updated Mask-Wearing Information

The CDC does not recommend, and Meridian does not allow, the use of masks with exhalation valves or vents. Masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others.

The CDC shares a great infographic with details.
Phone interface PikMyKid
Daily Morning Check-In Action: Health Screen
 
Parents: if your child attends on-campus instruction, remember to fill out the check in health screen every day before they come to school.
 
You'll receive a daily reminder from PikMyKid for the first few weeks to help you remember while it's new. 
 
If your answer is "yes" to any of the questions, please look to our Return to Campus protocols for guidance before coming to school. You may hear from our nurse as well.
Extracurriculars Update
Clubs

All Clubs will meet virtually through the Fall Semester. Find the list of 2020-2021 Clubs here.

Model United Nations 2020-21 MUN Registration for all new and returning members ends TODAY, Sept. 30 at 10 pm. (No late registrations accepted.) Check your registration status here.

Athletics

Volleyball - For 7th-12th grade girls and 8th-12th grade boys. Registration ends TODAY, Sept. 30, at 10 pm. (No late registrations accepted.) Physical forms for Volleyball are due Oct. 7. Check your registration and physical form status here.
Upcoming Events and Useful Links
Upcoming Holidays, Holy Days and Observances
LGBT History Month
In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. Read more.

German American Heritage Month
FamilyTree.com notes that October 6 commemorates the date in 1683 when thirteen German families from the Rhine valley landed in Philadelphia, later founding the first German settlement in the 13 British colonies at Germantown, Pennsylvania. Read more.

Italian American Heritage Month
The recognition of October as Italian American Heritage Month began in 1989 with a proclamation by Congress and President George H.W. Bush. Read more.

World Teachers Day
World Teachers Day on October 5 commemorates the anniversary of UNESCO’s 1966 adoption of the Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. Read more.

Sukkot
Known as the “festival of the booths,” Sukkot is a harvest festival that also commemorates the period when, according to Jewish sacred writings, their people wandered in the wilderness for 40 days after fleeing Egypt. Read more.
Events At-a-Glance
  • Parent Book Group with our primary Counselors: 10/7/2020
  • Fall Break: 10/12-10/17
Questions or Concerns? We're here to support you.
Counselors

Middle School Counseling: Nicole “Coco” Cole
High School Counseling: Carrie Proctor
College Counseling: Kathy Gregg

Student or Curricular Concerns

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

Additional Contacts

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


Principals

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