Dear MCC School Family, When you get a chance, please check out a letter from the Regional Superintendents posted in the News Feed on this App or the district Website[ www.mccschools.org ]. The letter is in regards to all of us staying extra vigilant in our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses as we enter the Flu season. We so want to keep our schools open and continue to provide extracurricular activities through this school year. Just so you know, our students and staff have been wonderful in their efforts here at school to learn and teach in a safe and healthy manner. Stay Healthy and Strong Spartans!!
October 21, 2020 Dear School Community, As noted on our COVID-19 Dashboard located on the MCC Website. this morning, October 21, 2020 we learned about at least one School Associated Case of COVID-19 in a student or staff person at Mason County Central Upper Elementary. Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed location has been completed. Mason County Central Upper Elementary will remain Open at this time. We are working closely with District Health Department #10 to identify Close Contacts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19. Anyone identified as a Close Contact will be notified by the health department as a part of the COVID-19 investigation process. Please answer the phone if the health department contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information. We recommend taking action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if staff members or students are not experiencing symptoms: • Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) while in public places or if people who do not live with you must visit your home. • Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart). • Practice frequent handwashing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol). • Follow capacity restrictionsof social gatherings. • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow and immediately wash your hands. • Stay home if you are sick; you can also get tested. Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you. With your participation, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education. If you have any questions, contact District Health Department #10 at 231-845-7381. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus. Sincerely, Jeff Mount
Students in Mr. Dumas’s 5th grade class working collaboratively on a science project, learning how temperature impacts the speed of molecules! A truly remarkable day in Spartan Country!
REMINDER that the Upper Elementary picture day is this coming Tuesday, October 20th. Our virtual learners are welcome to come in from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm for picture day as well!
The Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore are holding virtual recruitment events during the month of October. Attached is the flyer for the events! If you have any questions, please call 616-784-3341!
Victory Early Childhood Center has openings in our Great Start Readiness Preschool Program. There is still time if your child will be 4 on or before September 1st, 2020. If your child turns 4 before December 1st, 2020 still give us a call as we might still be able to help you get into this high quality FREE program for those that qualify. Ms. Angie is waiting for your call at 843-2410. We have both onsite and offsite learning options. We also have openings for families who are over income as guidelines have been lifted for the 2020 / 2021 school year. ONLY TWO OPENINGS LEFT!!
Picture Day at the Upper Elementary is October 20th!!!
Coffee and Conversation with Ms. Angie!!! She will be at the Upper Elementary on October 30th from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Greetings UE Parents....We’ve had a few recent challenging days regarding K-5 new and ever changing mask expectations. I want you to know our children and staff have handled these challenges with resilience, unbound positivity, and confidence. Most importantly, our parents and close family members have shown the type of grace and understanding regarding these issues, which appears to be quite remarkable in these unique times. I’m so thankful and have incredible hope for our children. Together we can do all things! Hang Spartan tough! Tomorrow will be a great day in Spartan Country!
Victory Early Childhood Center has openings in our Great Start Readiness Preschool Program. There is still time if your child will be 4 on or before September 1st, 2020. If your child turns 4 before December 1st, 2020 still give us a call as we might still be able to help you get into this high quality FREE program for those that qualify. Ms. Angie is waiting for your call at 843-2410. We have both onsite and offsite learning options. We also have openings for families who are over income as guidelines have been lifted for the 2020 / 2021 school year.
Wow! A super fun way to learn about singular and plural forms of words! Love this Halloween theme! This work is from 3rd grade UE students in Mrs. Chalko’s room.
Students in Ms. Stibitz’ classroom engaging in a virtual lesson with the Department of Natural Resources. Ms. Stibitz’ “Salmon in the Classroom” project includes DNR visits, and this year she is doing them virtually! MCC loves community partnerships! Go Spartans!
This past Friday, Executive Order 185 was declared by Governor Whitmer that expands the requirement to wear a mask in the classroom to ALL students kindergarten and up. In the order she explains that "wearing a covering over the nose and mouth remains the most effective tool to combat the spread of COVID-19, both in schools and the wider community." This order goes into effect on Monday, October 5th. Please know that our Kindergarten through 5th grade students have been outstanding in meeting the guidelines for the common areas of the school thus far. Our teachers and staff will also be creative in assuring that safe "mask breaks" will be provided throughout the school day. The building principals, Mr. Etchison (K-2) and Mr. Kimes (3-5) would also like to remind parents that while gaiters are an allowable face covering, be sure if purchasing/making them that they are the appropriate size for your child. If too big... they fall off frequently and can become a distraction for them. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call. Stay Healthy and Strong Spartans!!
If you have interest in your child participating in West Shore Wolves Youth Hockey, there is sign up and contact information in the News Feed of this App and the MCC District Website.
Pictured is the Mobile Dentist flyer! Any questions; please call JoEllen at 231-233-6178
Here is the Upper Elementary September/October Newsletter. Please note these important dates: Progress reports going home (Oct. 2) Parent/Teacher Conferences (Oct 12 - 16) Picture Day (Oct. 20th).
Good afternoon, Spartan family! All the Back to School forms are up on our website. If you haven't yet, please fill these out. You can fill them out digitally, save them as a PDF, and email to Mrs. Merkey; or fill them out, print them out, and send or drop off at the UE. The link is below. https://www.mccschools.org/o/mcc-upper-elementary/page/back-to-school-forms--8
5th grade Flag Program is in full swing at Upper Elementary! Spartan Proud!
Mrs. Dahringer’s 3rd grade class on a virtual field trip to Porcupine Mts., studying Michigan History! Wow!
Thanks to the USDA for extending the Summer Food Program through the end of the year. All MCC children will receive free breakfasts and lunches. Please still take the time to fill out the Food Applications!