LEADING THE CHARGE OF LIFELONG LEARNING!
weekly e-newsletter
October 12, 2020
SCHOOL-WIDE NEWS
IMPORTANT UPDATES

MONDAY, OCT. 12 - Regularly scheduled school day! We do have school on Monday, October 12. Please visit https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/calendar/ for the revised district school calendar.


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14 - NEW dismissal time - 12:55(all students will be dismissed at 12:55)

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.
RED RIBBON DAYS -
Our commitment to preventative education with our students.
A parent letter will come home with all students(K-8) this week with specific information. However, above are the spirit week flyers. We hope all our families can participate in this fun-filled spirit week!
CHARACTER COUNTS/HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK!
HEALTH SCREENINGS - KINDERGARTEN, 1ST, 3RD, & 6TH GRADE ONLY -

In compliance with Florida Statute 381.0056(5a), regarding school health services and in accordance with Department of Health requirements, we will be offered free screening for vision, hearing, and height/weight measurement for growth and development for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, and 6th Grade Students. 6th grade students included in the heath check are screened for scoliosis. These health screenings are done annually. All screenings are done individually by certified health care professionals.

Screenings will be conducted throughout the day on Thursday, October 29thThis year, due to social distancing guidelines, we will only be screening 10% of our students in Kinder, 1st, 3rd, and 6th Grades who are Brick and Mortar Learners. If you are a Distance Learner, an email was sent to you about your options for participating in the screening.

The students will be randomly chosen from the listed grade levels to participate in the screening. If your child is tested and the results are not in the “normal” range for the particular test, you will be notified by letter. If you would like to opt out of the health screening, please complete the attached OPT OUT letter and return it to MCA before Thursday, Oct. 22. 



For questions, please email Stacy Stackhouse, Assistant Principal at Stacy.Stackhouse@stjohns.k12.fl.us
PTA NEWS
PTA MEMBERSHIPS

Wondering what a PTA membership does? Last year your $12 donation helped provide Interactive Panels for classrooms and updated technology in classrooms. Did you know that there are many discounts available to you as a PTA member? Please take a look at this website to see some great offers!  

You can continue to purchase your PTA membership and Spirit Wear from our shop at

 MATH-A-THON UPDATES

Thank you students for participating in our first Math-A-Thon! Your student will be bringing home their pledge sheets and test this week. Please send in pledges ASAP. If your student wants to be eligible for a prize then they must turn in their money by October 16th.   

CLASSROOM NEWS

As we continue our forward progress this year, we want to make sure that we provide updates to classrooms with room parent emails. However, teachers will not share personal email addresses.

For this reason, should you want to be included in your child(s) classroom news updates from PTA, please complete the PTA INFORMATION FORM. Thank you

BOX TOP UPDATES

Please see the flyer for updated Box Top information! Remember those Box Tops add up and also provide money to our school! CLICK HERE for more information.
SCHOOL-BASED DISTANCE LEARNERS(SBDL)
Distant Learning Webpage - Please make sure that you saved the link below to your favorites and frequent the page often should you have questions.

All Elementary Resource class information has been updated and is available on the distance learner webpage.

Visit https://www-mca.stjohns.k12.fl.us/distance-learners/ for links and the latest information.
St Johns County School District
For the most recent news from the district, please visit the district's webpage.
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