Dear Mustang Families,

This week we kickoff our 1st Annual Math-a-thon. This is a school-wide PTA sponsored event that will give our students the opportunity to "show what they know," for a good cause!

Tuesday, September 29 all students will receive their Math-a-thon packet including their grade specific practice test. Because this is a fun event, the test are grade level appropriate and were developed with standards at each grade level that have been practiced in prior years. We wanted this to be a way families could engage with their kiddos on math skills that will look very familiar to them. Even our "Graduates of 2033," our Kindergarten friends, will be able to access the questions with confidence and success.

Look for the Math-a-thon packets on Tuesday afternoon. This is a quick event, we will do the Math-a-thon test together, school-wide, on Wednesday, October 7. All students will participate regardless if they choose to participate in collecting pledges. Our students have grown tremendously as Mathematicians throughout the years and this will showcase their math thinking.

Please see this opportunity as fun for the whole family. The math practice that is sent home Tuesday with packets will look very similar to what students will see on October 7.

Finally, thank you for embracing my email and words I sent last week to our families. It was done in a way to help remind us, as a family, that regardless of our views every day we show up at MCA with the same purpose and vision we always have, "every student, every need, every day," NO MATTER the barriers we face. I cannot thank you enough for the outpouring of feedback and appreciation that you showed to our Staffulty on Friday. Sometimes, those unintended outcomes can be the greatest learning opportunities as a reflective practitioner.

Mighty Mustangs, we are unstoppable as a family. It is great to be a Mighty Mustang!

With greatest appreciation,
Amanda L. Riedl, Learning Leader

Tuesday, September 29, we will have our first SAC meeting. Our meeting will be held virtually. If you are not part of our SAC committee and are interested in attending, you must email Mr. Art Thomas at art.thomas@stjohns.k12.fl.us to gain access to the meeting.

MCA Families, we appreciate your assistance in supporting our health and safety protocols here on campus. As a reminder, below is the student health screener questions. If you can say yes to any of the symptoms below for your child, please keep your child at home until you can say no to all symptoms. If you can say yes to the questions, follow the instructions in red.
Student Health Screening Entry Form
Please assess your child daily for the following symptoms and answer the contact questions.

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Muscle aches
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

  1. Is your child currently awaiting COVID-19 test results? If yes, please keep your child home and notify the school nurse when test results received. Further instructions will be discussed at that time.

  1. Does your child live in the same household with someone positive for COVID-19? If yes, your child must quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive individual. A negative test result does not reduce the quarantine requirement for the full 14 day incubation period.

  1. Has your child had close contact with someone who in the past 14 days who tested positive for COVID-19? If yes, your child must quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive individual. A negative test result does not reduce the quarantine requirement for the full 14 day incubation period.
Middle School Information
Elementary School Information

Our School Counselors will begin teaching the Child Safety Matters Curriculum starting with Lesson 1 the week of October 8th through October 19th and then with Lesson 2 the week of November 16th through November 30th

Our goal is to complete the curriculum prior to winter break with Kindergarten through fifth grades. This curriculum is recommended by the district and fulfills the required mandates put out by the state. For more information on the new state mandates related to mental health please see the following website: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/mh-instruction/

We wanted to make sure we communicated with families in an efficient and timely manner. This gives our families time to educate themselves on the curriculum should they choose. 

If you would like to explore the Child Safety Matters curriculum please visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org or contact your grade level school counselor, Nicole Winogradow Ribeiro for grades K-3 and Amy Didomenico for grades 4-6. On the Child Safety Matters homepage, you are able to access curriculum samples for your viewing. In addition, at the top of website, you will find a tab (or three lines) that will lead you to additional program information with a printable brochure for parents. 

We appreciate your support and know you will find the resources very helpful.
PTA News
McTEACHER NIGHT - Thursday, October 1 - We will be having our first McTeacher night at the Murabella McDonalds! Please be on the lookout this week for the McTeacher Night flyer. We hope to see you at McDonalds!

MATH - A - THON - Math-a-thon packets will come home on Tuesday. Make sure to ask your student for the information.

SPIRIT WEAR - Spirit wear orders are being delivered to classrooms on Friday, October 2nd.  
  • After delivery on Friday, spirit wear orders can be placed at any time and orders will be filled and delivered as they are received.
  • You can still continue to place orders. Please see our new shop to make all your purchases including your PTA membership! https://mcaptaspiritwear.company.site
  • Distant Learner spirit wear - If you are a distance learner, all orders have been delivered to you or you have had communication about delivery. Please email mcaptaspiritstore@gmail.com with any questions.
School-Based Distance Learning(SBDL)
Distant Learning Webpage - We have created a distant learning page on our website. We have uploaded current communication and all the important reminders that we have been communicating since school started.

I would ask that you save the link below to your favorites and frequent the page often should you have questions.

Visit https://www-mca.stjohns.k12.fl.us/distance-learners/ for links and the latest information.

Elementary Resource(PE/ART/MUSIC/MEDIA/STEM) Revisions -
On Friday, Coach Storey emailed ALL elementary distant learners regarding changes that will begin on Monday, September 28. It is very important that you read and understand the new schedules.

We want to make sure that students are successful and our Resource team has worked hard to put together a schedule and communication for the success of all.

Please click here to view letter of communication from Coach Storey if you have not read the information he sent on Friday, Sept. 25.

Please make sure to email the specific Resource Teacher if you have a question.
St Johns County School District
For the most recent news from the district, please visit the district's webpage.
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