Dear Mercy Parent/Guardian,

We hope you are enjoying summer and look forward to starting a new school year with your Mercy girl! If you could kindly review the reminders and important information below in regard to  FinalForms, Student Schedules, Physicals, Transportation, Uniforms, and the Return to School Plan.

Please note that the goal is to have the 2020-21 student schedules posted on  PowerSchool  Friday, August 7 at 4pm. All students and families must be sure all required forms are submitted in FinalForms  and student billing account is current in order to access Mercy email account, course schedules and book purchasing. 

We appreciate your support and please stay connected to your email and the Mercy web site for upcoming back to school information, student schedules, book purchasing, and more.

Thank you,
Mercy Administration
FINALFORMS STUDENT INFO ONLINE MANAGEMENT

Mercy utilizes  FinalForms  for required student record information. FinalForms allows you to electronically complete and sign enrollment, back-to-school, and athletic participation forms for your daughter(s). 

Parents should have received an account confirmation email from FinalForms in early July. From this email, please click the registration link and follow the steps to login and access your student(s). If you did not receive an email from Final Forms, please check your spam/bulk email folder or contact Kate Scalzi at kmscalzi@mhsmi.org .

We kindly request you complete your FinalForms submission by Tuesday, August 4 All students and families  must be sure all required forms are signed and submitted online through your FinalForms account in order for a student to receive their course schedule.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

All incoming 9th graders, transfer students, athletes, and students taking a Physical Education class, will need a current physical , and complete the  FinalForms Profile You can view the 2020-21 MHSAA guidelines and FAQ here.

For the 2020-21 school year, you have two options for the physical required to start classes at Mercy:
  1. A physical performed on/after 4/15/2020.
  2. A physical performed on/after 4/15/2019 and completed questionnaire form. The questionnaire form allows us to use a physical dated 4/15/2019 - 4/14/2020 for this 2020-21 school year.
    • If you are new to Mercy, we will need  both the 2019-20 physical and   questionnaire form   , if you are using your 2019-20 physical.
    • If you are a returning Mercy student who had a physical in 2019-20, it is already recorded and we  only need the   questionnaire form .
For either option, please upload to FinalForms or scan and email to athletics@mhsmi.org.

FALL 2020 ATHLETE INFO
Fall sports ( Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Sailing, Swim & Dive, Volleyball) start date is tentatively August 12, 2020. Please stay tuned for specific sport team updates the week of August 3.
Athletics
TRANSPORTATION
    
View 2020-21 Mercy carpool directory here. Please note this is not a full student directory, as some families requested to opt out of this carpool list.
 
If needed, complete carpool consideration form here by Tuesday, August 4. We want to be mindful of transportation to and from Mercy during Return to School Phase 4 Hybrid Model and student Cohort Groups. 

Review and request 2020-21 Bus Service routes and information here

UNIFORM INFORMATION

The Mercy uniform consists of the uniform skirt, a blouse or polo, socks/tights. Optional uniform items are sweaters and quarter-zip sweatshirts. Uniform items may be purchased from either Educational Outfitters, Mothers' Club Used Uniform Sale, or Mercy Marlin Shop (when open). 

Skirts should be worn no more than two inches above the knee. Any student who permanently shortens her uniform skirt to an unacceptable length will be required to purchase a new skirt.  Only black cardigan, V-neck or vest sweaters purchased from Educational Outfitters, black quarter-zip sweatshirts purchased from the Marlin Shop or Mercy Varsity letter sweaters may be worn in addition to the uniform blouse or polo and skirt (not in place of the blouse or polo).

Contact Educational Outfitters at 248-426-7273 to make an appointment to get fitted for uniform items and click here for latest shopping update and store hours. 

Uniforms will be worn beginning Monday, August 24, 2020.  

USED UNIFORM SALE
 
The Mercy Mothers' Club cleans and re-sells kilts, blouses, polos and sweaters at the Used Uniform Sale.
 
Tuesday, August 4th
9:00am - 4:00pm
Outdoors in the Auditorium/Gymnasium Covered Entrance
  • Masks are required
  • The number of shoppers at one time will be limited to maintain social distancing 
  • Cash or check only
  • No fitting rooms available
  Uniform
RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN

We are committed to a Hybrid Model for Phase 4, with plans to resume full return to school in Phase 5. The safety, mental wellness and learning needs of our Mercy family is of highest priority. Through adherence to stringent COVID-19 prevention protocols, we commit to providing the excellence of a Mercy education for each of the possible return to school Phases. Working together, we can lessen the risks associated with virus transmission to maximize the possibility of resumption and continuity of full in-person instruction as soon as possible.
Please expect an invitation for a   Parent Back to School Webinar on Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00pm , and a   Student Back to School Webinar on Thursday, August 6 at 6:00pm   to answer any further questions you may have. 

Return to School Plan resource links:
We take seriously our responsibility as educators to do all that we can to help our students continue to grow academically, spiritually and socially through this challenging time.  Because COVID-19 is a novel disease, our knowledge and best practices are ever evolving. What is consistent is our priority to the health and safety of our students and staff, while committing to academic excellence for all students.
Thank you for your support as we work in partnership to navigate these extraordinary circumstances!