Thursday Flyer February 4, 2021
Thursday Flyer 2.4.2021
Thankfully, there’s not much new to report. As the state is still trying to figure out how it’s going to be implementing its new school reopening rules, there’s been discussion in the last week of allowing schools that were already open on January 14th to ‘continue to operate’ as they were on January 14th. All schools within Placer County have been advocating for this position. It is my hope that as the negotiations occur at the state level regarding this legislation that this position is ultimately adopted.
With regards to school staff vaccinations, for the third time in three weeks the outlook on this has changed - school staff is now officially eligible to receive vaccinations. That said, there’s an extremely limited supply of vaccine, so it’s still anticipated that it will take several months to get school staff vaccinated. Finally, let's continue our due diligence regarding all of our mitigation measures. As a reminder, our basic COVID-19 protocols regarding student/staff illness and quarantines are available here.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS - 8th Grade Yearbook Dedications Due ASAP
Parents, we need your help! The due date for submissions is quickly approaching and we don't want you to miss out on getting your child in the yearbook to honor their graduation from 8th grade.
We ask that you submit a personal message of 100 words or less and one jpeg photo. Messages should include a closing that clearly states who is sending the message. Please include "8th grade dedication-" followed by your child's full name in the subject line of your email. Please submit your message and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15th.
Existing Students Re-Enrollment Time
Thank you to those families who have completed that Data Confirmation process, confirming your student(s) will be returning next school year. For those families who haven’t completed the process, you will be receiving an email indicating that we need you to complete the Data Confirmation process if your student will be returning or you can reply to the email with “withdrawal” if they will not be returning. If you do not receive an email and you plan to withdraw your child please email Denise Thorman at email@example.com.
To start the Data Confirmation process Go to: https://aeriesportal.placercoe.k12.ca.us/Parent/MMCA/LoginParent.aspx and login. Click “Student Info” and choose “Data Confirmation” from the drop down menu. The data confirmation will guide you through confirming contact, medical, and authorization information. At the end click “Finish and Submit” and you will receive a confirmation that your student has completed the “Intent to Return.” You do not need to contact the school office. Please contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org with any login issues.
We will be contacting families by phone next week if we don’t have confirmation of either returning or withdrawal. If your child’s data confirmation is not complete by 2/15, they risk losing their spot to a new student in the lottery.
Preschool Enrollment for 2021/2022
We are accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year for the Children’s House. Children’s House is our preschool program for children ages 3.5 to 5 years old. Students must be potty trained and able to follow simple instructions. The enrollment packet can be found on our website at https://www.mmcharter.org/preschool-enrollment-1. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Call the office to schedule a virtual tour.
21/22 Enrollment Lottery Applications for Siblings
If you have students that will be starting at MMCA next year (an example is you have a kindergarten sibling starting in 21/22) you MUST fill out an application for the lottery. Applications are due by 2/15/21 and can be found at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchsRf77V0Mj_LVP2239XWipU7zDTzCg8-H1nxI9R9cu3nE-w/viewform.
DO NOT fill out an application for returning students; they do not go through the lottery process. See Re-Enrollment instructions above for details on how to complete the “Intent to Return”.
Yearbook PreSales DEADLINE is March 31
Yearbooks are available for presale through Jostens for $30 through March 31. Reserve your copy today. The only way to guarantee your child’s yearbook is to preorder by 3/31. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1808608/Maria-Montessori-Charter-Academy/
2020 Tax Statements from Procare
You can print a tax statement from the Procare website (not the app) here: https://schools.procareconnect.com/login. After logging in, click "Payments" in the menu on the left. From there, you'll see a page that lists your invoices and payments. You can specify a date range (1/1/20 through 12/31/20) and create a pdf by clicking the "statement" button in the upper right of the page. If you have any problems, please contact Denise at email@example.com.