Welcome back to school Marion County! As we begin to come back to learning both online and in person learning remember to stay safe and follow precautions! If you are currently online and interested in returning to in person learning, don't forget the next transition date is on November 4!
Reminder: Our partners at Healthy Kids Clinic will be offering flu shots this week. Make sure you've completed the required paperwork if you'd like your child to receive a flu shot.
Can't make it to next week's district soccer tournament? Matches will be streamed at the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/taylor-county-high-school-campbellsville-ky
Here's the link to purchase tickets for next week's soccer district tournaments at Taylor Co.: https://gofan.co/app/school/KY19126 Our boys team plays Oct. 13 at 8:30. Our girls team plays Oct. 14 at 8:30. All games are will be held at the former Taylor Co. HS.
Here's the link to purchase tickets for this Friday's MCHS football game: https://gofan.co/app/events/99823
For those who have already downloaded the MCPS mobile app, make sure you have the settings set to receive push notifications.
Hey everyone have a safe and healthy fall break next week!
Friday, October 2 will be an NTI day for Marion County Public Schools. This means all students will work independently from home. Those enrolled in Distance-Learning will not have their typical live video sessions; however, teachers will be available by email if you have any questions. The reason for this decision is due to confusion surrounding the school calendar. The original 2020-2021 MCPS school calendar included October 2 as a part of the district's Fall Break; the revised calendar did not, although this change may not have been clear to all families. By making October 2 an NTI day, we feel we can best accommodate our families.
For current juniors interested in applying for the Governor's Scholars Program, make sure you visit Laurie Followell's online help center here: https://www.marion.kyschools.us/o/mchs/page/gsp-application-help
Visit the link below to purchase ticket's for Thursday night's MCHS football vs. Valley HS. https://gofan.co/app/events/103253?schoolId=KY19124
MCPS wants to give a very heartfelt 'Thank You' to Diane Erjavec who recently donated 300 handmade cloth masks for staff and students as part of the Mask Up KY and Coverings for Kids campaigns.
Marion County Public Schools has been back to optional in person learning a little over two weeks now! As a senior at the high school I have to say that at first I was very worried, there have been a lot of changes implemented. However, I believe that these changes have not only made our school safer and cleaner but an overall more positive environment. From the changing of the lunch line, the extra cleaning and the change from seven to four periods, my schedule feels so much more manageable and I feel that the school has taken every precaution to keep our students safe. Whether you choose to stay online or to come see the amazing staff in person, Marion County Public Schools is going to ensure your child the best education possible.
Here's the link for the stream of tonight's football game vs. Spencer County: http://greenhill-productions.com/
Our robotics students are already busy building and planning for this year's VEX competitions. Good luck team. Go Knights!
We're excited to offer local apples from Hinton's Orchard & Farm Market this week in our schools!
Had a great time visiting Marion County Middle School today. Thanks students, staff, and teachers for working so hard to make our school experience AMAZING! When we all work TOGETHER, a great district gets even better!
MCPS continues to work closely with our regional health department and we wanted to share an important letter on how confirmed COVID-19 cases are investigated, procedures for those identified as close contacts, and advice to slow the spread of the virus: https://5il.co/laij
Don't forget: Our first re-entry date for Distance-Learners who want to return to In-Person learning is Wed., September 23. Please contact your child's school if your child will be transitioning to In-Person learning.
The following is a message from the MCPS Transportation Department we emailed to families earlier today: Parents, Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we cannot currently allow what we historically have called "note riders" -- that is, students who bring a note in order to ride a bus when they typically do not use MCPS transportation. For example, a student would not be able to bring a note indicating that he/she will ride a bus to a friend's house on a particular day. In the past, we've been able to accommodate those situations, but with our current set of COVID-19-related health requirements, this is not possible. However, we are able to work with families if a student who normally rides a bus needs to be dropped off at a different location. For example, some students may occasionally need to be dropped off at a relative's home. As we continue to receive health-related guidance, we'll update our procedures and share that information with you. Thank you and please stay healthy.
Reminder: Our first re-entry date for students currently enrolled in Distance-Learning is September 23. Please communicate with your school if your child plans to return to In-Person learning.