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April 6, 2020

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF APRIL 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

 

 

Dear MRHE Families, 

 

This continues to be a difficult time for our country, our community, and our families. Please know your students are deeply missed by the staff. We want nothing more than to hear the school bell ring and for our students to walk through the doors of MRHE.

 

As I shared last week, we heard your feedback regarding the first phase of remote learning and adjustments have been made for this next phase. All K-6 learning going forward will utilize the online system itsLearning. This system has been used by MRH Middle School and MRH High School for some time. Over the last few days, all ECC and MRHE teachers have participated in training related to this system, but please know, this journey is very new for us (as it is for you) and we have to work together to support our students.

 

Your child's teacher will communicate with each family tomorrow (Tuesday, April 8th) regarding itsLearning log in information for your student(s). In addition, they will share helpful video tutorials that will show you and your students how to log into the system, how to access lessons, how to turn in assignments, and how they will share feedback regarding the learning.

 

How Will itsLearning Work? 

Beginning Wednesday, April 8th, lessons will appear for your student to complete in their itsLearning account. These lessons will remain available to be completed over the next seven days (including the weekend). Each Wednesday after that, new lessons will appear for students to complete. 

 

There will not be “daily” lessons. Instead the lessons will all be provided up front each Wednesday, so families and students can continue to have flexibility as to when they complete their assignments. 

 

How Many Lessons Are Available Each Week? 

As I shared last week, we have reduced the number of lessons going forward and are only focusing on grade-level priorities. Each set of lessons (Wednesday-Wednesday) will include the following: 

 

6 Communication Arts Lessons (3 for Reading and 3 for Writing)

3 Math Lessons

2 Science Lessons

2 Social Studies Lessons

2 PE/Health Lessons

1 Art Lesson

1 Music Lesson

1 Seed to Table Lesson

 

In addition, each lesson has optional extension activities that are included for students and families who want to explore more related to that particular subject. 

 

How Will My Child Turn in Their Assignments? 

All student assignments can be completed directly in itsLearning. Teachers can provide feedback to students in itsLearning as well. 

 

Teacher “Office Hours”, Communication Protocol, and Google Meet 

Through the first week of implementing itsLearning, we will continue to offer our “Teacher Help Desk”. Each grade-level team will continue to provide support Monday - Friday, beginning at 7:00am and ending at 7:00pm. Each grade-level teacher will still take a two hour shift. As a reminder, we have created this 12 hour window of support to help as many families as we can, as soon as we can. 

 

If you or your child has a question regarding the lessons, you still have two options for help. 

 

1.) Email your child’s teacher directly. Teachers will be checking emails periodically through the work day (7:15am-2:45pm). 

 

2.) Email your grade-level HELP email which is included below. This email account can be accessed by all class grade-level teachers throughout the day (M-F, 7:00am-7:00pm) and whoever is on call during that time will reach out to you. These email addresses may have a faster response time. 

 

3rdgradeHELP@mrhschools.net

 

4thgradeHELP@mrhschools.net

 

5thgradeHELP@mrhschools.net

 

6thgradeHELP@mrhschools.net

 

In either situation, when sending the email, please continue to provide the question you have and a good phone number where you or your child can be reached. They will either reply to the email or you will receive a call offering assistance. 

 

In addition, our staff is learning how to use Google Meet, a video conferencing system, that allows for two way video and audio communication. Going forward, Google Meet can be used by teachers for individual student/family communication related to student learning.

 

Students Who Receive Additional Supports:

Families of students who work with Mr. Lyons for E4, Mrs. Weaver and/or Ms. Steinbrueck for individualized math programs will receive their lessons through itsLearning as well. Students who receive additional support through an IEP will be contacted separately by the child’s case manager with next steps for their individualized needs as well. Students who work with Mrs. Mueller, Ms. Zaegal, Mrs. Parker, and Ms. Knapp for individualized literacy programs, will receive a separate email with details of how they will be supporting your student. 

 

Technology Support:

MRH will continue to provide tech support for MRH devices and/or MRH online programs. MRH cannot troubleshoot Internet issues or systems issues related to your personal device. You will need to contact your Internet or system provider for questions related to these issues. The technology support number is 314-446-3999.

 

Please leave a message that includes the issue you are having, the best number you can be reached, and an email address. This information is important so we can route the technology work orders to the appropriate personnel. A member of the tech team will respond as soon as possible.

 

Continued Counseling Support for Students:

We know this continues to be a stressful time for our students. Our counselors, Mr. Byrne and Mrs. Thomas, have daily office hours. You can email them at todd.byrne@mrhschools.net or lesa.thomas@mrhschools.net to schedule a check in or seek advice in how you can support your child during this time.

 

It cannot be said enough how much the staff of MRHE appreciate your support during this time. We know families are dealing with so much and our goal is to partner with you to ensure your students continue learning and to continue to offer as much support as we can through this process.

 

With Care,

 

 

Jason Adams

Principal

MRH Elementary School

 
MRHSD | 1800 Princeton Place, St. Louis, MO 63117

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March 21, 2020

MRHE Plan For Remote Learning

March 19, 2020

Dear MRHE Families, 

 

This is a difficult time for the world, our country, our schools and our families. My hope in writing to you today is to provide helpful information regarding the steps we have taken to ensure your 3rd-6th grader continues to learn and thrive despite the current circumstances. Before I share important details related to our plan, I ask for your cooperation as we move into uncharted territory. Our staff is working to make this process as seamless as possible, but there will be bumps along the way. No plan is perfect and we will all continue learning through this experience. Thank you in advance for your partnership. 

  

Remote Learning Plan for Grades 3-6:

The remote learning plan for each grade-level will consist of the following content areas: 10 lessons for Reading, 10 lessons for Writing, 10 lessons for Math, 10 lessons for Science, and 10 lessons for Social Studies. We will also provide 10 lessons for Physical Activity, 3 lessons for Art, 3 lessons for Music, and 3 lessons for Seed to Table. Each lesson, including time for practice, should last between 20-30 minutes. 

 

In addition, families of students who work with Mr. Lyons for E4, Mrs. Weaver and/or Ms. Steinbrueck for individualized math programs will receive lessons via email from them directly. 

 

Students who work with Mrs. Mueller, Ms. Zaegal, Mrs. Parker, and Ms. Knapp for individualized literacy programs, will receive a literacy bag that can support their grade-level literacy lessons. See below for when you can pick these materials up. 

 

How are the lessons designed?

Each lesson will allow for opportunities to practice skills from throughout the school year and then an opportunity to apply these skills. These two portions of the lesson are required. If students want to continue exploring that topic or work, there will be optional extension ideas for students. 

 

Where can I access the lessons? 

Lessons can be accessed via three methods: 

  1. By following this link, you will find a google folder for each grade-level. Within each grade-level folder, you will find a folder for each of the content areas listed above. Within each content area folder, you will find the set of 10 lessons, along with any additional items needed to complete the lesson (worksheet, article, etc.). We are working hard to label these items clearly, so they can be as user friendly as possible. ***Please know that if you go to these links now, you will not find materials. They will be uploaded on the afternoon/early evening of Tuesday, March 24th. 
  2. Your child’s classroom teacher will directly email you the folder link via the email address they have for you. They will also share any usernames and/or passwords that may be needed for instructional technology programs that are referenced in the lessons. These emails will occur during the afternoon of Tuesday, March 24th. 
  3. You can email your child’s teacher and ask for a paper packet of all of the lessons and materials that can be picked up by following the directions and times below. 

 

When should my child complete these lessons? 

You will notice the lessons are labeled “Lesson #1” rather than “Day #1”. We did this intentionally. Some families will choose to follow a specific schedule each day and for them I am including a possible schedule for you below. Other families, depending on adult work schedules/family needs, may need to do more during the weekend or spend more time on one given day completing the work rather than a designated time each day. The way we have structured these lessons allows for as much flexibility as possible for families. 

If your wish is for your child to follow a specific schedule and they refuse, feel free to say that Dr. Adams said this is what needs to happen. We are in this together!

 

How will my child turn in their assignments? 

Assignments can be turned in via three methods: 

  1. Each student has a google doc that has been created between them and their classroom teacher. This google doc can be used to enter the answers, the writing assignment, etc. for each lesson. Just date when the lesson was completed. Your child’s teacher will share more specifics about this option in the email they send you on Tuesday, March 24th. 
  2. You can record the answers, the writing assignment, etc. in a notebook/on pieces of paper that you have at home. Date the lesson when it was completed. Your child can turn in the entire notebook/pieces of paper when we return. 
  3. If you request a paper packet from your child’s teacher, you can complete your work in the packet and turn the packet in when we return. Date the lesson when it was completed. 

 

Teacher “Office Hours” and Communication Protocol - Beginning Wednesday, March 25th:

During this period of time, each teacher will be available for two hours of “office time”. In addition, we have worked with each grade-level team to provide continuity of support Monday - Friday, beginning at 7:00am and ending at 7:00pm. Each grade-level teacher will take a two hour shift. We have created this 12 hour window of support to help as many families as we can, as soon as we can. If you or your child has a question regarding the lessons, you have two options for help. 

 

  1. Email your child’s teacher directly. Teachers will be checking emails periodically through the work day (7:15 2:45pm), but this may not be the fastest route for a response. 
  2. Email your grade-level HELP email which is included below. This email account can be accessed by all class grade-level teachers throughout the day (M-F, 7:00am-7:00pm) and whoever is on call during that time will reach out to you. These email addresses will go live next Wednesday, March 25th.

 

3rdgradeHELP@mrhschools.net

 

4thgradeHELP@mrhschools.net

 

5thgradeHELP@mrhschools.net

 

6thgradeHELP@mrhschools.net

 

In either situation, when sending the email, please provide the question you have and a good phone number where you or your child can be reached. They will either reply to the email or you will receive a call offering assistance. 

Special Education Considerations: 

Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) will be provided with lessons and activities to support their learning as it relates to IEP goals. IEP Case Managers and other special education staff (Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, ABA Associate, Social Worker, etc.) will be in contact via email with each family regarding next steps and to provide lessons and/or support. Students will receive lessons and/or staff support for each area of service on their IEP. Work can be completed on a schedule that works best for each family. Completed work can be turned in electronically, it can be turned in on paper when school resumes, or parents/guardians can keep a daily log of completed lessons and submit the log to the special education staff. Students are not expected to complete classroom/grade level work in a particular area if they are completing work in that same area from the special education staff. For example, if a child is completing reading lessons from the special education teacher, the child is not required to also complete the grade level reading lessons. Additionally, all MRH staff are committed to ensuring accommodations and modifications are provided so that students with IEPs can continue to access meaningful learning activities. Special education staff will be available for support, at minimum, between 7:15 and 2:45 each school day.

The first point of contact for families is your child’s special education Case Manager (Teacher or Speech Language Pathologist). Ben Gleason, Special Education Coordinator for MRH, is also available at ben.gleason@mrhschools.net.

Technology Support:

MRH will provide tech support for MRH devices and/or MRH online programs. MRH cannot troubleshoot Internet issues or systems issues related to your personal device. You will need to contact your Internet or system provider for questions related to these issues. The technology support number is 314-446-3999.

Please leave a message that includes the issue you are having, the best number you can be reached, and an email address. This information is important so we can route the technology work orders to the appropriate personnel. A member of the tech team will respond as soon as possible.

Counseling Support for Students:

We know this may be a stressful time for our students. Our counselors, Mr. Byrne and Mrs. Thomas, will also have daily office hours. You can email them at todd.byrne@mrhschools.net or lesa.thomas@mrhschools.net to schedule a check in or seek advice in how you can support your child during this time. Families who participate in programming through Youth in Need will hear directly from their Youth in Need provider about their next steps. 

Picking Up Instructional Materials/Devices and/or Medicines:

We will be offering a pick up time on Tuesday, March 24th from 3:00-7:00pm. During this time, you can drive up on either the Glades Ave. side of the building (the circle drive) or the Princeton Place side of the building (the bus lane). Staff members will be available outside to take your name and requests and someone from inside the school will bring those materials to you as quickly as possible. 

Items that will be available for pick up during this time:

  • 6th Grade Chromebooks (all were cleaned and sanitized over Spring Break)
  • Student Medicine being stored in the Nurse’s Office
  • Paper Packets of Lessons and Materials (email your child’s teacher if you need one prior to pick up)
  • Individualized Literacy Bags (if you were notified that your child will be receiving one to support their learning) 

 

Meals for Students: 

MRH is committed to providing healthy school meals to our students during the current health crisis. Starting Wednesday, March 25th, we will be providing "To Go" meals for MRH students through Friday, April 3rd at each of our buildings. Meal pickup is between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm each week day. This will be a curbside pick-up, so please remain in your vehicle. If you are walking, please maintain a 6-ft distance from our employees and we will assist you.

At the time of pickup, a packaged lunch for the day will be provided as well as a breakfast for the following day. If we are able to provide more meals at one time, we will do so and notify you at time of pick-up. Meals will be provided free of cost for all MRH students and you may visit one location for multiple students (ex. siblings who attend different buildings). 

Please have your student name(s) and ID(s) ready. You may choose to fill out this online form to hopefully make this transaction smoother.

Meal Pick-up Locations:

  • MRH Early Childhood Center at the Front Entrance
  • MRH Elementary at the east roundabout (Glades Circle)
  • MRH Middle/High at the Research & Design Center on Lohmeyer Avenue

If there are any concerns, please contact Irene Wan at irene.wan@mrhschools.net.

Evening Virtual Read Aloud with Dr. Adams

Despite the fact that we are distancing ourselves from one another, we can still come together as a community....virtually! Beginning Wednesday, March 25th and continuing each school day that we are away, I will post a video read aloud for you and your family to enjoy. I can assure you this will not be an “Oscar-worthy” performance, but it will be an opportunity for your child to hear a text read aloud and perhaps for you to get some more ideas of what reading with your child can look like. More details to come about where you can find the read aloud link each evening. 

As I previously shared, this is uncharted territory for all of us. Despite the uncertainty, I am confident that we will come together as a learning community to support one another and most importantly, to support our students during this difficult time. After all, we are MRHE and it’s “who we are and what we do”! 

We are better together. Let’s not forget that. 

With Care,

Jason Adams

Principal

MRH Elementary School

 

 

 
MRHSD | 1800 Princeton Place, St. Louis, MO 63117

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March 9, 2020

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2020

MRHE Family Update

Week of March 9, 2020

MRH Elementary School

1800 PRINCETON PLACE

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

Phone: 314-644-4403  FAX: 314-644-0315

Attendance Line: 314-256-7202 (24 hour)

School Hours: 7:30am – 2:40pm

Early Dismissal Releases at 12:50pm

 

Morning Supervision Begins at 7:15am

 

For safety reasons, students should not arrive

?before supervision begins.

Important Notices

Arrival and Dismissal:

During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton. Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school. 

When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

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Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

 

Visiting MRHE?

 

Visitors to MRH buildings should ring the doorbell and be prepared to explain the reason for their visit. When entering the building, please sign in and pick up a Visitor’s Pass in the Main Office before moving past the Atrium.

 

MRHE Upcoming Events

 

Tuesday-Thursday, March 10-12 - NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Monday, March 9, 3:30-7:30pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-7:30pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 13 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development for Teachers

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Tuesday, March 24, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Raising Cane's

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm - MRH Town Hall @ ECC

Thursday, March 26, 6-7pm - PTO Meeting

Friday, March 27 - Saturday, March 28 - 6th Grade Capstone Trip to Chicago

Latest MRHE News

Reminder: Schedule Changes Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences This Week

 

  • No Regular After School Clubs
  • No Book Battle
  • Girls on the Run WILL meet on Monday and Wednesday
  • MRH Track and Field WILL meet as normal on Monday and Wednesday
  • Discover Club WILL meet as normal

NEW: Six Flags Reading Log Update

Some families may be having difficulty logging student reading hours. To remedy the situation, Six Flags Reading Club is now allowing teachers to enter student information so that they may receive tickets. If your child has completed their six hours of reading at home and you would like Mrs. Weinstein to register your child for their free ticket, please either send their reading log or email her at susie.weinstein@mrhschools.net. Reading logs are due on Thursday, March 12.

Register for Childcare Provided During Town Hall Meetings: The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is pleased to offer child care for youngsters from 3-to-10 years of age during our upcoming Town Hall meetings to discuss proposed building improvements. If you desire this service, PLEASE REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME by using the guidelines below. Please arrive at your preferred Town Hall location no earlier than 6:30 p.m. in order to check in your child prior to the 7 p.m. start of the Town Hall session. Each meeting is expected to be adjourned by 8:30 p.m. 

 

Attendees requiring child care are urged to email facilities@mrhschools.net  

Please include the guardian’s email and an all-hours phone number, along with the name and age of the child and the appropriate meeting dates. 

 

On March 24, we'll use the ECC library for child care. The Town Hall will take place in the gymnasium.

 

Town halls information: https://www.mrhschools.net/news/latest-headlines/2020/01/13/1548/

COLD AND FLU SEASON -

Dear MRHE Families,

 

As many of you are aware, from first-hand experience, the cold and flu season is upon us.

 

If your child is ill, please do not send them to school and please keep them home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. This will help keep the children from re-infecting one another and hopefully stop the spread of cold and flu bugs.

 

Certain restrictions require exclusion from school to prohibit the spread of viral or bacterial disease. This is to protect the sick child as well as those students who are uninfected. Students and staff members who exhibit the following symptoms should stay home from school until they are symptom free for 24 hours:

 

??Fever of 100 F or more. Students should remain home until temperature is normal for 24 hours without any fever reducing medicine

??Cough or runny nose accompanied by fever

??Any undiagnosed rash accompanied by a fever or weeping lesions

??Vomiting

??Diarrhea

 

Please use extra caution when deciding whether or not to send your child to school. Encourage your child to wash their hands throughout the day and when they return home from school. If you have any questions, please contact your School Nurse.

MRH YOUTH SPORTS SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER

Title I Family Survey?

MRH ECC and ELEM participate in the Title I federal program, which supports instructional support for students. As part of our annual process, we request feedback from families. Please take a moment to complete the short survey found via the link below. Thank you!

TITLE I Survey Link

UPCOMING SCIENCE FAIR

It is time to begin to think about the upcoming science fair! The science fair will take place this year from April 13th- 17th. Participation is voluntary and teachers will be discussing the opportunity with students. The MRH Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide is linked below for any student who is interested and would like to get started. 

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Gloria Pfeifer at gloria.pfeifer@mrhschools.net?

MRH Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide

SIX FLAGS READING CLUB - EARN TICKETS TO SIX FLAGS!

Six Flags Reading Logs were sent home in backpacks the first week of December. All reading logs are due on March 13. Students who read 6 hours outside of school will receive a free Six Flags ticket! Tickets will be given out in May.

 

IMPORTANT CHANGE- The way students are registered is very different than in the past. Parents should enter their students reading logs by using a code that is specific to your child's class. The code is listed on the log.

 

If you cannot log your child's reading online, please have your child return their reading log to their teacher and we will enter the information needed to receive their free ticket.

 

Thank you!

Susie Weinstein

susie.weinstein@mrhschools.net

MRH Calendar Revision Will Effect 2020 Spring Parent Teacher Conference Dates for Elementary: Click Link below for details.

MRH Calendar Revision for Current School Year

Parent/teacher conferences switching dates at HS, MS, and ELE.

Important Information Re: Changes to Volunteer Background Check Procedures

 

Hello MRHE Families, 

 

At MRH, we know that the support of our community and families is vital to our success. We believe that the diversity of our MRH family is an invaluable asset to our students’ educational environment. Student safety is also a priority. Individuals working directly with students undergo rigorous background checks. 

 

Recently, House Bill 604 was passed by the Missouri Legislature, requiring all unpaid volunteers who may be alone with students to undergo a fingerprint background check and a family care registry check. The MRH Board and administrators have been working to understand and implement the new law in ways that are supportive of families. Individuals who may have had a prior background check which did not include fingerprints, will now have to pass the new checks in order to be considered an MRH volunteer. The new forms are available in the MRHE Front Office OR can be accessed to print via the link below. Completed forms will be sent to the Human Resources department for processing. Human resources staff will then provide an FBI release statement and a coupon code that will allow volunteers to complete all required background checks at the district’s expense.  

 

We hope that the new state law does not discourage our MRH volunteers. We appreciate that the process is now more cumbersome for individuals, however, the goal remains to keep students safe while providing multiple avenues for parent and family involvement.

 

If you plan to serve as an upcoming volunteer (through the school or PTO), serve as a field trip chaperone, or attend the 6th Grade Capstone Trip we will need you to fill out the new documents and return them to the MRHE Main Office.  The new documents are included below.

 

While these forms will be returned to the school, MRHE staff will not see any information on any background check at any time returned to the district. Only our human resources department staff that have handled our staff background checks will have access to volunteer background checks. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Jason Adams

Principal

MRH Elementary

Click for New Background Check Form

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March 2, 2020

MRHE FAMILY UPDATE WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2020

MRHE Family Update

Week of March 2, 2020

MRH Elementary School

1800 PRINCETON PLACE

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117

Phone: 314-644-4403  FAX: 314-644-0315

Attendance Line: 314-256-7202 (24 hour)

School Hours: 7:30am – 2:40pm

Early Dismissal Releases at 12:50pm

 

Morning Supervision Begins at 7:15am

 

For safety reasons, students should not arrive

?before supervision begins.

Important Notices

Arrival and Dismissal:

During arrival and dismissal, please do your best to not block the driveways of our neighbors on Glades, Bellevue, and Princeton. Also, please drive slowly and carefully on your way to and from school. 

When participating in the carpool line, please do not drive around other cars in the circle drive.  

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Thanks in advance for helping us be good neighbors and helping to keeping our students safe! It is appreciated.

 

Visiting MRHE?

 

Visitors to MRH buildings should ring the doorbell and be prepared to explain the reason for their visit. When entering the building, please sign in and pick up a Visitor’s Pass in the Main Office before moving past the Atrium.

 

MRHE Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 3 - EARLY RELEASE DAY - ELEM dismisses at 12:50pm

Tuesday, March 3, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Dairy Queen

Wednesday, March 4, 7:30am (at ELEM) & 6:00pm (at MS/HS Theatre) - 4th Grade Concert

Tuesday-Thursday, March 10-12 - NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Monday, March 9, 3:30-7:30pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-7:30pm - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 13 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development for Teachers

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Tuesday, March 24, 5-8pm - ELEM Night at Raising Cane's

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm - MRH Town Hall @ ECC

Thursday, March 26, 6-7pm - PTO Meeting

Friday, March 27 - Saturday, March 28 - 6th Grade Capstone Trip to Chicago

Latest MRHE News

REMINDER: Sign Up for Spring Parent - Teacher Conferences

On Wednesday, February 26th, MRHE teachers will be reaching out to families with access to a system called Sign Up Genius. Just like in the fall, you can use this system to schedule your spring conference time.

 

***Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, March 9th (3:30-7:30) and Wednesday, March 11th (3:30-7:30).

Register for Childcare Provided During Town Hall Meetings: The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is pleased to offer child care for youngsters from 3-to-10 years of age during our upcoming Town Hall meetings to discuss proposed building improvements. If you desire this service, PLEASE REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME by using the guidelines below. Please arrive at your preferred Town Hall location no earlier than 6:30 p.m. in order to check in your child prior to the 7 p.m. start of the Town Hall session. Each meeting is expected to be adjourned by 8:30 p.m. 

 

Attendees requiring child care are urged to email facilities@mrhschools.net  

Please include the guardian’s email and an all-hours phone number, along with the name and age of the child and the appropriate meeting dates. 

 

On March 24, we'll use the ECC library for child care. The Town Hall will take place in the gymnasium.

 

Town halls information: https://www.mrhschools.net/news/latest-headlines/2020/01/13/1548/

COLD AND FLU SEASON -

Dear MRHE Families,

 

As many of you are aware, from first-hand experience, the cold and flu season is upon us.

 

If your child is ill, please do not send them to school and please keep them home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. This will help keep the children from re-infecting one another and hopefully stop the spread of cold and flu bugs.

 

Certain restrictions require exclusion from school to prohibit the spread of viral or bacterial disease. This is to protect the sick child as well as those students who are uninfected. Students and staff members who exhibit the following symptoms should stay home from school until they are symptom free for 24 hours:

 

??Fever of 100 F or more. Students should remain home until temperature is normal for 24 hours without any fever reducing medicine

??Cough or runny nose accompanied by fever

??Any undiagnosed rash accompanied by a fever or weeping lesions

??Vomiting

??Diarrhea

 

Please use extra caution when deciding whether or not to send your child to school. Encourage your child to wash their hands throughout the day and when they return home from school. If you have any questions, please contact your School Nurse.

MRH YOUTH SPORTS SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER

Title I Family Survey?

MRH ECC and ELEM participate in the Title I federal program, which supports instructional support for students. As part of our annual process, we request feedback from families. Please take a moment to complete the short survey found via the link below. Thank you!

TITLE I Survey Link

UPCOMING SCIENCE FAIR

It is time to begin to think about the upcoming science fair! The science fair will take place this year from April 13th- 17th. Participation is voluntary and teachers will be discussing the opportunity with students. The MRH Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide is linked below for any student who is interested and would like to get started. 

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Gloria Pfeifer at gloria.pfeifer@mrhschools.net?

MRH Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide

SIX FLAGS READING CLUB - EARN TICKETS TO SIX FLAGS!

Six Flags Reading Logs were sent home in backpacks the first week of December. All reading logs are due on March 13. Students who read 6 hours outside of school will receive a free Six Flags ticket! Tickets will be given out in May.

 

IMPORTANT CHANGE- The way students are registered is very different than in the past. Parents should enter their students reading logs by using a code that is specific to your child's class. The code is listed on the log.

 

If you cannot log your child's reading online, please have your child return their reading log to their teacher and we will enter the information needed to receive their free ticket.

 

Thank you!

Susie Weinstein

susie.weinstein@mrhschools.net

MRH Calendar Revision Will Effect 2020 Spring Parent Teacher Conference Dates for Elementary: Click Link below for details.

MRH Calendar Revision for Current School Year

Parent/teacher conferences switching dates at HS, MS, and ELE.

Important Information Re: Changes to Volunteer Background Check Procedures

 

Hello MRHE Families, 

 

At MRH, we know that the support of our community and families is vital to our success. We believe that the diversity of our MRH family is an invaluable asset to our students’ educational environment. Student safety is also a priority. Individuals working directly with students undergo rigorous background checks. 

 

Recently, House Bill 604 was passed by the Missouri Legislature, requiring all unpaid volunteers who may be alone with students to undergo a fingerprint background check and a family care registry check. The MRH Board and administrators have been working to understand and implement the new law in ways that are supportive of families. Individuals who may have had a prior background check which did not include fingerprints, will now have to pass the new checks in order to be considered an MRH volunteer. The new forms are available in the MRHE Front Office OR can be accessed to print via the link below. Completed forms will be sent to the Human Resources department for processing. Human resources staff will then provide an FBI release statement and a coupon code that will allow volunteers to complete all required background checks at the district’s expense.  

 

We hope that the new state law does not discourage our MRH volunteers. We appreciate that the process is now more cumbersome for individuals, however, the goal remains to keep students safe while providing multiple avenues for parent and family involvement.

 

If you plan to serve as an upcoming volunteer (through the school or PTO), serve as a field trip chaperone, or attend the 6th Grade Capstone Trip we will need you to fill out the new documents and return them to the MRHE Main Office.  The new documents are included below.

 

While these forms will be returned to the school, MRHE staff will not see any information on any background check at any time returned to the district. Only our human resources department staff that have handled our staff background checks will have access to volunteer background checks. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Jason Adams

Principal

MRH Elementary

Click for New Background Check Form

MRH School District 2020-21 Calendar Approved by Board of Education: The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Board of Education on Thursday night gave final approval to a revised calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year. The calendar overhaul was made necessary by passage of Missouri House Bill 161, which prohibits local school districts from setting an opening date for the school term that is more than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September. The bill was signed into law this summer. 

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