MAIZE unified school district 266
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February 2021
Principal's Message
Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): 

On the heels of our Great Kindness Challenge week, we charge into February! The students enjoyed dress up days and focusing on the little things that make a big difference. Building character and fostering a positive mindset is an emphasis that we champion above all at MSMS!

Here are some important notes as we continue to navigate changes and updates:

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will now take place on Wednesday, February 17th from 7:15 am – 2:45 pm. Conferences will be conducted with EnCor teachers (as in the fall) and will be scheduled with families via Sign-Up Genius. Be on the lookout for a schedule from your child’s EnCor teacher. *Friday, February 19th will now be a regular school day.
  • We are moving to full in-person learning on Monday, February 22nd. The Maize Board of Education will decide whether students will attend four or five days per week at their February 8th board meeting. Once a decision is made, we will communicate our specific learning schedule. Hybrid learning is no longer an option. Students who have chosen not to attend in-person have selected a full remote learning option.
  • There will be a change in our lunchroom accommodations. In an effort to safely host all students during lunches, half of our students will eat lunch in our small gym while the other half remain in the cafeteria. We will alternate locations for each group, weekly.
  •  All students have access to a locker. The number and combination can be located in Skyward.
  • Aimsweb scores will be shared with families soon. This will include fall and winter benchmarks. We will communicate additional information with families before these scores are available.
Thank you for your continued support of MSMS! Please let us know how we can be of assistance to you or if you have suggestions for our continued improvement. I welcome an opportunity to visit with you.

Doing what is best for kids,
Cort Haynes
MSMS Principal


Tech support: 316-350-2090



Follow MSMS updates by checking the following sites:

MSMS Website - https://www.usd266.com/msms
           
MSMS rSchool Calendar - MSMS RSCHOOL Calendar
 
MSMS Facebook - MSMS Facebook
 
MSMS Twitter - MSMS Twitter 

MSMS Instagram - msms_mavnews
Enrollment for the Class of 2025

High school enrollment for the class of 2025 is coming! An email auto-dialer will be sent this month with dates and more information.

Please direct any high school enrollment questions to high school counselors.

Any questions about high school placement should be directed to the Educational Support Center @ 722-0614.
Enrollment for Classes of 2026 and 2027
We will be sending out more information through an email auto-dialer later this month.
Spring Pictures!

We will have Inter-state Photography here on March 4th for Spring pictures. We will be sending out more information soon.
School Pictures for Remote Learners
If you haven't been able to get your student's school picture taken yet there is one more opportunity. Wednesday, Feb. 17th, from 9:30-4:00pm, at the District Transportation building. Located at
4700 N. 119th St. W in Maize. Last name A-M is 9:30-12:30and N-Z 12:45-3:45.
Order Your MAV Yearbook!

Buy your yearbook at jostens.com for $30 using this link. The yearbook staff is hard at work on this year's book. We are working with the theme "Stay Connected" and are striving to make this a book that is reflective of the unique school year we have had! We are working hard to get every student shown in the book and appreciate your support! 

Please email Shelbi Self at sself@usd266.com with any questions. 

8th Grade Yearbook Ads

Parents of 8th grade students: 
Consider purchasing an ad for your 8th grade student to celebrate their completion of middle school. 8th grade ads are 30 dollars to purchase and include your chosen photo of your student and a message from you. These ads are only available for purchase until February 5th. Go to this link to purchase yours today! 

Please email Shelbi Self at sself@usd266.com with any questions. 
TALK IT OUT! ONEMA1ZE CARE TEAM

Feeling like you could use some extra support? USD 266 and COMCARE are partnering to bring students additional resources at school (including therapy). For additional information about the OneMa1ze Care Team and your eligibility for these supports, email your schools behavioral health liaison..Jeris Broadbent (MSMS/MSHS), jbroadbent@usd266.com.
MSMS PTO

We continue to support the students and staff when needs arise. Be looking for a sign-up genius to help with snacks for the teachers for teacher conferences next week.

You can continue to support the PTO by shopping at Dillon’s and linking your Plus Card to our PTO. Here’s how: go to Dillons.com/communityrewards, find your location and click enroll now, find our organization Maize South Middle School PTO #79456, click save. Every purchase you make at Dillon’s helps support the MSMS PTO.

Like us on Facebook at Maize South Middle School PTO and don’t forget to check out our website at www.msmspto.com. We have a fully stocked store with several apparel items in all sizes! Most orders are fulfilled the very next business day! You can get in touch with us by emailing maizesouthmspto@gmail.com.

Thanks,
MSMS PTO

Freddy's Fundraiser Night!

Please come help us raise funds for our school and enjoy good food at the same time!

MSMS Traffic Map & Information

"Crosswalks: If your child walks or rides a bicycle to school, we ask that they utilize the designated crosswalk areas which are outfitted with flashing lights. Dark mornings and high volume traffic create visibility issues. Walkers/Riders must ensure that the lights are flashing before crossing the street. Thank you for addressing this with your student."  
Dillon's Community Rewards  
 
We're giving away $2 MILLION to local organizations!
Where Shopping and Giving Come Together!
Use your Plus Shopper's Card & help us grow!
Supporting our organization has never been easier-just shop at Dillons and scan your Plus Shopper's Card! 
 
Here's how to enroll:
 
2. Scroll down to find your location and click "Enroll Now"
3. Sign in to your online account, or create an account
4. Find and select our organization, and click "Save"
 
You'll start earning rewards for our organization right away on qualifying purchases made using your Plus Shopper's Card!
Everyone must enroll in the Reward Program. This is necessary in order for purchases throughout 2019 to credit Maize South Middle School. Sign-in and make your contribution selection using this new 5-digit NPO number, CR632.
Use of Student Information in Media and District Publications 

Information which may be shared with media or used in district publications is limited to: participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, school activities, honors and awards received, grade level and photographs.
Parents/guardians have the right to refuse or permit the designation of any or all of the above information for use in the media or in district publications. Parents/guardians who do not want this information published must file written notification to Lori Buselt, Director of Communications, Maize USD 266, 905 W. Academy, Maize, KS 67101 on or before September 20, 2016.
  
If you do not file a refusal, Maize USD 266 assumes you have no objection to the release of the above information for media or district publication purposes.
  
Click here to access the "Do Not Photograph" form.
Important Reminders

  • Remember to furnish the office with a copy of any legal documentation in regard to custody issues. 
  • If your student is going to be tardy to school, they are allowed three parent excused tardies per semester, not including medical excuses with notes. Please call the school if your student is going to be late for any reason.
  • KS State Law requires notes for medical absences. Please be sure to provide a doctor's note to the front office when your child has seen the doctor, dentist, etc. 
  •  If you need to pick up your child from school during school hours, please remember that we cannot pull your student out of class until you have come into the office to sign them out.
  • Just a reminder that the school district does not provide any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child at school. The school district makes insurance available to those who wish to purchase it on a voluntary basis. Forms may be obtained in each school office.
  • Please check your student's lunch account balance in Skyward Family Access regularly to be sure they have enough money for breakfast and/or lunch.

Thanks for your help!
Important Dates



March 15th-19th Spring Break
April 23rd No School
May 27th Last Day of School


2020-21 MSMS Administration

Principal

 Assistant Principal A-K

Assistant Principal / Athletic Director L-Z

If you would like to speak to an administrator during the school day, you may call 316-722-0421.

2020-21 MSMS Office Staff
 
Shareen Hainke
Accounting Secretary

Sherri Wright
Attendance Secretary 
2020-21 MSMS Counseling
Department

Steffanie Moore 
A-K Counselor

Amy Beckmann
L-Z Counselor

Diane Hewlett
Registrar

If you would like to speak to a counselor during the school day, you may call 316-722-0421.

2020-21 MSMS AthleticDept.

MSMS Athletic/Activities Director

Sara McAsey
MSMS Athletic/Activities Secretary
Maize South Middle School

(316) 722-0421
fax (316) 722-4077
 
3403 N. Tyler Rd.
Wichita, KS 67205
 
Office Hours:
6:30am-3:30pm
 
School Hours:
7:30-2:35 M,T,Th,F
7:30-2:00 Wednesday



School Nurse
Robyn Friederich
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. If you have any questions or feedback, please call us at (316) 722-0421 between 6:30am and 3:30pm or send an email to swright@usd266.com.
 
Sincerely,
Maize South Middle School
Maize South Middle School
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ONEMA1ZE  #OneMa1ze