Updated Masking Policy: Masks are currently recommended (not required) for students and staff in MCPS. The MCPS Board of Education voted to amend the masking policy at last night's meeting. You can view the new masking policy in our updated Return-to-School plan here: https://5il.co/vsx8
There will be NO SCHOOL Friday, September 17 in Marion County due to the anticipated number of staff absences and lack of substitute employees. This will NOT be an NTI day.
If you haven't already, make sure you download the MCPS mobile app by searching for "Marion Co. Public Schools" in the app store. There you can find events, lunch menus, and receive push notifications with important announcements.
From our partners at the Healthy Kids Clinic: Today's drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at MCHS has been canceled. There will be drive-thru testing sites: Wed. - Marion County Middle - 8:00-10:30 Thurs. - Marion County High - 3:30-5:30 Fri. - Marion County Middle 8:00-10:30
Don't forget: There will be a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic today (August 26) at Marion County High School from 3:30-5:30. This is available to anyone -- students, parents, community members -- and no appointment is required.
Due to food supply chain issues -- just like local grocery stores are experiencing -- we are not receiving all of the food we order from our distributors. Our cafeteria staffs are working tirelessly to ensure we follow the posted menus but at times that will not be possible.
Please be aware that beginning Monday, August 23 some bus routes will be adjusted to address capacity and ride times. Read more here: https://www.marion.kyschools.us/article/516756
Check out this video we put together as a Thank You to teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6wRrdOw3cc
Enjoy Spring Break!
Reminder: We'll be distributing meals for students enrolled in Distance-Learning this Wednesday, March 31 from noon until 2:00 pm at the Marion County fairgrounds.
It was great to have time to help plan this year's Young Leaders Conference!
Our annual Young Leaders Conference is our premiere event to promote student leadership. This year, 29 students in 4th-8th grade have been invited to attend this year's conference. Follow the link below to read more: https://www.marion.kyschools.us/article/425579
Reminder: MCPS will be distributing student meals for Distance-Learners Wednesday, March 24 from noon until 2:00 pm at the Marion County fairgrounds.
Student meal distribution for Distance-Learners will be tomorrow, March 10 from noon-2:00 pm at the MC fairgrounds.
Don't forget: We'll be distributing meals today from 3:00-5-00 at each of our typical feeding sites with the exception of Marion County High School.
The weather wasn't perfect, but we still handed out over 24,000 meals this week! If you plan on collecting meals next Thursday, please fill out the Meal Package Order form: https://forms.gle/YjEc1NGNgLYZSfEY7
We're excited to offer local apples from Hinton's Orchard & Farm Market this week in our schools!
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.