Dear Mustang Families,
First, thank you to all our families and students that participated in Homecoming week. We rocked the school all week! It was much quieter than normal during spirit week, but it didn't stop us from having fun, taking lots of pictures, and showing our Mustang Pride.
Follow us this week on twitter @MustangsMill to see Mustang PRIDE House winners!
Additionally, I would like to say thank you very much for your encouraging words and support last week. I am excited to start a new chapter in my life, however, goodbyes are never easy for anyone.
I want you to know that I will continue to serve as your leader in excellence until the end of this month. We will serve our students and families with the same level of rigor, doing whatever it takes as a Mustang family, to ensure every need, every student, every day.
On Monday, November 30, Dr. Goodwin will begin to serve our students, staffulty, and families in the same way. He understands our commitment to student learning and will continue to lead a student-center learning organization.
Finally, tomorrow, Nov. 2 we will welcome back many of our friends from SBDL(school-based distant learning). We are so excited to welcome them back into the building. Our staffulty and students have done an amazing job during these new times and we soon hope to welcome all of our students back to campus.
As students return from SBDL we will teach, model and practice our safe and healthy protocols to ensure all students feel safe and are not fearful as they return to campus. Below are reminders that we will continue to practice each and every day at MCA.
Safe and healthy practices:
Hand-washing/sanitizing - students will continue to use hand sanitizer as they enter the building each morning and as they enter and exit their classrooms and bathrooms.
Sanitizing classrooms - classrooms will continue to be thoroughly cleaned each night using the updated cleaning procedures
Mindfulness under the mask - wearing our mask during arrival and dismissal, during all transitions in the hallways, and during classroom time when we are unable to social distance.
Hallway transitions - we will maintain our one-way hallway patterns
Seating charts - we will update our seating charts as our students return to campus to ensure we are accurate in our contact tracing should it be needed
Classroom/CAFE spacing - We will continue to space students in the classrooms and at lunch
5th grade Patrols - the district has asked that we not begin using 5th grade Patrols until the start of 3rd quarter
Middle School PE - students will not dress out 2nd quarter. Dressing out for PE should begin 3rd quarter. Please continue to have students bring tennis shoes each day.
Our students have been very respectful and responsive to our practices and I know they will be positive role models to our students as they return.
Thank you again Mustang families for your constant support and commitment to our students and staffulty. Mustangs ARE "Individually unique - TOGETHER COMPLETE!
Much love and appreciation,