MAIZE unified school district 266
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September 2020
MAIZE CENTRAL NEWS
Photo of David Jennings, MCE Principal
Welcome back MCE Mustangs!

We had a great first week of school at MCE! It was nice to see all of our students at school.

We have additions to our MCE family, please join me in welcoming:

Karen Johnson-Welling-5th Grade Teacher
Lisa Urbina-School Psychologist
Stephanie Rempel-ESOL Teacher
Deann Habluetzel-Instructional Para
Trisha Knoblauch-Instructional Para
Monica Moore-Instructional Para
Brenda Borrowman-Kitchen Staff
Julie Strathe-P.T.
Aayah Elsukar-WSU Para

We are also excited to officially introduce our MCE Mustangs Mascot!

We look forward to a great school year, Mustangs!
2020-2021 CHANGES
To begin the school year, students will attend school in person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and participate remotely on Wednesdays. This schedule will be routinely reevaluated based on gating criteria adopted by the Board of Education and may be adjusted as needed.

In order for meaningful learning to occur on Wednesdays:
● Curriculum and instruction will be prepared, provided, and/or supervised by the students’ regular classroom teacher(s). Emphasis will be on meaningful practice of remote learning tools and strategies that students and teachers could use in the event of a future school shutdown due to potential worsening COVID-19 factors.
● Remote Learning will approximate, to the furthest extent possible, the student learning experience that would take place in the on-site (in-person) classroom.
● Students will have at least one daily meaningful remote connection with their classroom teacher. Such connections may be through telephone and/or interactive video conferencing.
● Students must maintain a daily log of activities signed by the student and a parent, guardian, or responsible adult, and the daily log must be submitted to the student’s school. Log must include six hours of learning activities for each Wednesday during which the student is learning remotely.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
Arrival and Dismissal
● Temperature checks will be conducted in accordance with any lawful state or local order. In the absence of an order, temperature checks will be conducted as determined necessary by the District Response Team.
● Parents will drop off and pick up students curbside. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.
● Parents should not exit their vehicles during drop-off or pickup.


● Students who walk to school should arrive no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
● Students who walk home from school should leave campus immediately and not congregate in the hallways or parking lots.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in an upcoming event with the Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council, a partner organization of Maize USD 266. Please click here to learn more. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at All Star Sports.
GIRL SCOUTS OF KANSAS HEARTLAND
Girls in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in an upcoming event with the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, a partner organization of Maize USD 266. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at All Star Sports.  Please click here to learn more
FALL PICTURES
Picture retake day will be on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
All remote students are welcome to come to the school and get their picture taken at this time.

Order Code is: 52122D

All orders will be placed online.
Orders can be placed before or after pictures are taken.

LUNCH MONEY
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USD 266 uses the Skyward Food Service and RevTrak fee payment systems for our students' breakfast and lunch accounts. 

Please check your email and phone numbers in Skyward, so that you may be alerted when your child has a balance of $7.00 or less.  

Parents will be contacted when your child has $7.00 left in their account. 

We will contact parents a second time when your child has one lunch left. 

When no money is left on the account, your child will go to the office and call his/her parents. Please put money into the account that day. 

We will contact parents a third time when your child has a zero balance.
Please check with your child if he/she is eating breakfast at school or getting a second milk, the charges add up quickly. If you have more than one child, please check both lunch accounts. We are not allowed to go into one child's account to pay for a sibling.
Parents may keep as large a balance as they wish in a child's account. If the student doesn't have enough in his/her lunch account to cover a meal, the account will be charged for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and milk if the student chooses to take one. No meal charges will be allowed. 

If you have any questions regarding Skyward and the RevTrak system, please call our school office. We want every child to have a good lunch, every day! 
TECHNOLOGY
● Students in grades K-5 will be assigned a Chromebook.
● Students are expected to use only their assigned device or a temporarily assigned device in the event their assigned device requires service.
● Families without internet service at home who need service for remote learning may check out a district-owned hotspot.
● Families who check out a district-owned hotspot will be required to sign an addendum to the standard Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
● When a student device needs repair, call 316-350-2090 to have a repair ticket created.
● Devices in for repair will be wiped down with disinfectant when picked up and right before the return of the device.
VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS
Visitors and Volunteers
● Visitors who require access to the building beyond the secure vestibule will be required to wear a mask.
● Lunch and treat deliveries will not be permitted.
● Classroom volunteers not essential to student learning will not be allowed.
● MCE will have a drop-off table positioned in our secure entry.
A MESSAGE FROM PTO
MCE Families,
Hello from PTO! We are excited for a new school year!
As you all know, this year will look different in many ways. Our PTO events and fundraising efforts will look different as well. We are trying our best to come up with creative ways to continue showing staff at MCE our appreciation and to continue raising funds for our Grant Program.
Please watch our Facebook Page (MCE PTO) to keep up to date or to share any ideas you have!

We want to give a big thanks to Chick-fil-A for working hard to continue supporting schools. We know many families look forward to dining together at our #MCEspirit Night. The indoor dining is currently closed, but we’ve arranged a drive-thru night at Chick-fil-A on Monday, September 21st from 3 to 10 pm. Just tell the order taker you are there for the MCE Spirit Night. If you’re placing a mobile order, type “Spirit Night” in the special instructions box. Thanks in advance for your support!
If you are interested in helping, please e-mail mcepto1@gmail.com.
We look forward to all of the fun activities and friendships that will be built.
CHARACTER ED TRAITS
  January - Self Discipline
  February - Honesty
  March - Cooperation
  April - Acceptance
  May - Perseverance
August - Friendship
September - Compassion
October - Respect
November - Responsibility
December - Generosity
2020-2021 MAIZE USD 266 CALENDAR
SKYWARD HEALTH INFORMATION
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It is the responsibility of the parent to update medical information and contact numbers in Skyward Family Access during enrollment and throughout the school year. Teachers, coaches and other school staff rely on Skyward for important health information like asthma, seizures, diabetes, and food allergies. In addition to updating Skyward, the parent/guardian must also personally communicate this information to the school nurse who will educate and train the appropriate staff. If parents and/or student have questions regarding school guidelines and policies in keeping students safe and healthy at school, please contact the school nurse.

GIVING YOUR
CHILD MEDICATION AT SCHOOL 
  • Complete a request for Administration of Medication form.  
  • The medication must be in the original container.
  • The medication must be current. Expired medication will not be administered.
  • The medication must be age appropriate. Any medication for a person older than the child will require a signed form from the doctor.
  • All prescription medications require a signed form from the doctor.
  • All prescription medications must have the pharmacy label with the student's name on the bottle/box.
  • Students may not self-administer medications in the elementary schools.
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
FREE MONEY
for MCE 
 
Please consider helping your child's school by participating in the following programs:   
 
  
  When registering be sure to use our
NPO number FQ604 .














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