May 25 - 29, 2020
The following dates have been determined for parents/students to come to MMS to return/collect student items.
· Thursday, May 21st 5pm-7pm
· Friday, May 22nd 9am-Noon
· Tuesday, May 26th 5pm-7pm
On those days students need to return their track uniforms and sweats.
Students can also turn in any library books they have.
We will also collect all 8th grade chromebooks that were given out to students. (All 6th and 7th grade students can keep their chromebook and we will collect those at a later time.)
If you know your child will not be returning back to MMS, you can turn in the chromebook on the dates mentioned above. Please make sure the charger is with the chromebook when you return it.
DISTRIBUTION OF STUDENT ITEMS:
Also, on those dates, students will be able to get their items from the PE/athletic lockers.
We ask that all parents/students stay in their vehicle and a MMS staff member will come to you vehicle.
A staff member will get your student information and will return the items back to your vehicle.
All MMS staff will be wearing a face covering and practicing all social distance guidelines. Students/parents will not be allowed into the building.
MMS Google Classroom Codes
Hays County COVID-19 Resources
UPDATE for 2019-2020: MMS students need to sign up for the Late Bus using the following link or scanning the QR code located in their teacher's classroom by 5pm the day prior to riding the late bus.
All student checkouts must be done before 3:15pm. It is required to have a photo ID when checking out your student. We are not able to release students to parents/guardians without a photo ID.
Food deliveries from any delivery service are prohibited on campus. We can only accept food from parents/family members for their student only. Parents are not allowed to bring food for other students.
Please take a moment to review our policy for students riding home on a bus with another student:
- A note is needed from both parties; the student that is going home with a friend AND a note from the friend's parent.
- Both notes must have a parent signature and a phone number.
- The campus will contact both parties for verification. Notes can be provided ahead of time for verification.
- Students will not be allowed to go home with their friend on the bus if we have not had verbal confirmation from both parties.
I appreciate everyone’s understanding with this policy. Please let me know if you have any questions, I will be happy to assist you.
For a brief introduction to SRP (Standard Response Protocol) in English click here
For a brief introduction to SRP (Standard Response Protocol) in Spanish click here
To learn more detailed information about SRP and the iloveuguys foundation, please visit www.iloveuguys.org
This year we are using a system called HERO this year that will keep track of tardy/no id/cell phone violations. We also use this system for Tiger Tickets and positive behavior. Parents are able to keep track of their students tardy/no id violations as well as how many tiger tickets they have earned. Here are the directions:
- You must create an account on the computer first before downloading the ap. Please go to https://herok12.com/. Click on sign in (top right corner)
- After clicking sign in, click on the picture that says parents
- Click on create an account
- Hit submit after filling out the information
- Click add a student
- Click “no” when the message ask if you have a code
- Fill out your child information
- After you have followed these steps, you can download the AP.
- Type in your search “HeroK12”. Download the HERO AP that is a blue color (it will say students).
Please let me know if you need any assistance.
Updated Cell Phone Policy
Parents: Our district has adopted a new 2018-2019 cell phone policy.
Please visit the link below to review the policy.
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