Back-to-school 5.0 - Parent Info

Back-to-school 5.0 - Parent Info
Posted on 08/25/2021

Parent Info

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 

The first day of school for students is Monday, August 30, 2021. The first TWO weeks of school will be FOUR-DAY WEEKS. Schools and offices will be closed on Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 for Labor Day Recess.  

The school year calendar was revised in early August with some additional early dismissals. Please print and post a copy of the 2021-2022 school calendar so you are aware of early dismissals and days off school.

NEW THIS YEAR! We have created a printable monthly calendar for those of you who prefer a wall calendar!

NEW THIS YEAR!  SCHOOL OFFICE EMAILS

Need to send an absence excuse note to your school office but you can’t remember the secretary’s name? Need to contact your principal but you don’t know how to spell their name? We’ve made it simple for you!

The following email addresses will go to both the school secretary and the school principal. All you have to remember is which school your child attends!

finkoffice@raiderweb.org

kunkeloffice@raiderweb.org

reidoffice@raiderweb.org

mamsoffice@raiderweb.org

mahsoffice@raiderweb.org

HANDBOOKS

Parents and students are responsible for following all the guidelines included in the Student Code of Conduct & District Handbook as well as the school-specific Student Handbooks. All handbooks, as well as quick reference guides for dress code regulations, can be found at FOR PARENTS.

COVID PRE-SCREENING GUIDELINES

Before sending your student(s) to school, please pre-screen your child using THIS CHECKLIST every morning.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

The District provides most of the necessary classroom supplies. Seventh and eighth graders received a supply list at the end of the school year which can also be picked up at the MAMS office and is located on the FOR PARENTS page. All other teachers will inform their students on the first day of school if they have any specific requirements for their class.

HOW TO RECEIVE DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS

Raiderweb.org is your main source of information. Please check there first for any questions you may have. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to view MASD news as soon as it is released.

If you aren’t receiving emails from the District, you may have blocked us or our email may be going to your junk/spam folder. Check your junk folder for communication@raiderweb.org and allow access. The other possibility is that we don’t have a current email address for your household so update check your SchoolMessenger information in PowerSchool.

SCHOOL MEALS

MASD will continue to offer a FREE breakfast and a FREE lunch to all students during the 2021-2022 school year. The free meal must be a complete meal and will not include à la carte items nor the purchase of an individual drink for those who bring their own lunch.

Although meals are free for all students this year, we encourage eligible families to complete the application process. Information from Free/Reduced Meals Applications may be used to determine eligibility for your child to receive reductions in student activities expenses and/or school related fees. The District also relies on this data for other programs that benefit our students. Submit your application here.

Cafeteria Accounts: SchoolCafe

School Menus: Nutrislice

SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

School districts are legally required to enforce the following immunization deadlines:

Monday, August 30, 2021: the 7th and 12th grade deadline to submit proof of immunizations is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Students with incomplete immunizations on file will not be permitted to attend classes on the first day of school.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021: last day to submit proof of immunizations for grades K-6 and 8-11.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021: RISK OF EXCLUSION for grades K-6 and 8-11. Students in grades K-6 and 8-11 with incomplete immunizations on file will not be permitted to attend school beginning September 8th.

Further information about immunization requirements can be viewed HERE.­­­­­­­­

­­­­­­­­­STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Parents may purchase student accident insurance through the District. See our Student Insurance page for details and consider taking advantage of these highly discounted plans:

·    School-day coverage only: $30 per year per student

·    24-hour coverage: $113 per year per student

·    Dental Coverage: $20 per year per student

NOTE: Student Accident Insurance does not cover accidents incurred during athletic events.

CHIP HEALTH INSURANCE

Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program now covers all uninsured kids and teens (up to age 19). Coverage includes doctor visits, dental care, eye care, prescriptions, immunizations, mental health and much more. For many families, CHIP is free, with no copays or monthly premiums. Families with higher incomes may qualify for low-cost or at-cost CHIP, which still includes the same comprehensive benefits. Families whose incomes fall below CHIP guidelines may be enrolled in Medical Assistance.

Families who need health insurance are encouraged to apply right away. CHIP enrollment information is available by visiting chipcoverspakids.com or calling 800-986-KIDS. Complete information can be viewed on our Student Insurance page.

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