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Parent Email for Week of May 18, 2020

PICKING UP STUDENTS’ PERSONAL BELONGINGS & RETURNING SCHOOL PROPERTY: Please make a note of the dates and time listed below for your child to pick up any personal items as well as drop off any school property.  Please remind your child to bring the following items to return to school on their assigned date:

 

  • Anthologies and classroom books
    • Please label books with teacher and student names with a piece of paper placed under the front cover of each book.  Do not label with a Sharpie.
  • Library books
  • Band uniforms

CAR LINE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF DATES: Please drive through the car line and stop ONLY to grab your child’s belongings and drop off school property.  This will be a no-contact area.

8:00AM – 10:00AM

McCabe Car Line for TK-3rd grade

Corfman Car Line for 4th-8th grade and Band/Orchestra

  • Friday, May 22nd:  K & 4th
  • Tuesday, May 26th: 1st & 5th
  • Wednesday, May 27th: 2nd & 6th
  • Thursday, May 28th: 3rd & 7th
  • Friday, May 29th: TK, 8th, Band, and Orchestra

 Chomebooks belonging to the school will be collected the week of June 8th-12th so students can continue schoolwork.  Watch for more information in upcoming parent emails.

Please be assured that we will follow all regulations and guidance regarding:

  • Physical distancing and protective equipment with face coverings and disposable gloves
  • Sanitation and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas
  • Monitoring workforce for indicative symptoms

We thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding as we work to close the school year under the restricted circumstances we are experiencing.

  YEARBOOKS:  Josten’s is hoping to ship yearbooks mid-late June.  Once they have arrived, we will notify families by email when to pick up pre-ordered yearbooks.  ALL yearbook orders were online only and the window to place online orders closed the end of February.  There will be no additional yearbooks for purchase.

  LOST AND FOUND ITEMS: Be sure to stop and take a look at the Lost and Found racks when you stop by to pick up your child’s personal belongings.  Items will be on display for students to look through.  If you’ve looking for smaller items (glasses, keys, jewelry, etc.), please email Becky at becky.gibbs@muesd.net and she’ll look for the item in the small Lost and Found bin.

  FOOD SERVICES DEPT – The Income Eligibility Scale for the 2020-2021 school year has been posted on our website: https://www.muesd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=741239&type=d&pREC_ID=1673317

Parent emails were sent out on May 13th to those with a negative balance on their child’s cafeteria account.  Payments can be made to your child's cafeteria account online through your MySchoolBucks account at myschoolbucks.com using the following methods: credit/debit card or electronic check.  Should you need your child's ID number, please email Jennifer.castillo@muesd.net with the student's name and she'll be happy to send the ID number to you. There will be a $2.49 charge for payments less than $100.  If you have multiple children with a balance due, feel free to make one large online payment and email Jennifer Castillo to have her split the payment between your children.

My School Bucks can also be used to check your child's account activity, set up low balance notifications, and automatic payments.    

  4th QUARTER GRADES - Students’ grades shall not be harmed due to Distance Learning. Teachers shall assign final grades based on students’ 3rd quarter grades with opportunities to increase the 4th quarter final grades based on the student’s effort and progress.

  REIMBURSEMENTS: With the school closure through the end of the year, all fieldtrips have been cancelled.  We will begin to generate reimbursements once our district office reopens.  Emails will be sent out to parents notifying them of how and when reimbursements will be mailed or available to pick up for monies paid for the following field trips:

  • Farm Smart (1st grade)
  • Living Desert (3rd grade)
  • BizTown (5th grade)
  • Catalina (8th grade)

  TK & KINDER REGISTRATION – Online registration for new and returning Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year has begun!

At this time, only STEP 1 of the registration process is necessary.  Due to the current COVID-19 school closures, STEP 2 will be postponed until our district office reopens to the public.  At that time, our staff will review your submission and generate an email notification with further instructions. 

To register a new or returning TK or Kinder student, please visit our website at www.muesd.net and look for the “TK/Kinder Registration” bubble in the top-left corner of our home page for links and instructions.  Should you have questions or issues with your registration, please email us at onlineregistration@muesd.net for assistance.

STEP 2 - Providing the child’s birth certificate, immunizations, and allowable proofs of residency for the parents will be at a later date.  See link to allowable proofs of residency below.

https://www.muesd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1122948&type=d&pREC_ID=1395110

 Again, we appreciate our McCabe families for their continued support.  Our administrative team and teaching staff continue to work from home but are available via email should you have questions or issues with any of the links we have provided.  Teacher emails may be found under the “Schools” tab.  Click on “Staff” in each grade level for email addresses.

 

Should you have any questions or needs during the office closure, feel free to email Becky Gibbs at becky.gibbs@muesd.net.  Continue to check our website for revised distance learning slideshows and new parent resources.  See links below:

 

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