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August 27, 2021

Middle School Family Survey

We Want Your Feedback!

 

Parents & Students,

 

Everyone has room to improve, including us! We worked really hard this summer to communicate, plan, and prepare for students and families. We would love to hear your positive feedback and your suggestions for improvement.

Take our feedback survey!

Student of the Week

 

MRH Middle School will recognize two students each week for their dedication to upholding our cornerstones. Students who exemplify our district cornerstones of leadership, scholarship, citizenship, and stewardship will be featured here.

 

Students of the week are nominated by the grade level teams and will receive a free day pass to Climb SoiLL climbing gym (locations in Saint Charles and Lafayette Square) and cookies from The Blue Duck (located in Maplewood). Blue Duck is local and has been a constant support of the middle school and our district. Climb SoiLL has a tradition of being grounded in the community and has sponsored our Student of the Week for numerous years.

 

We look forward to announcing our first two recipients next week!

Weekly Learning

 

It has been a great first week of school at MRHMS! Students are getting acclimated with lockers and locks, diving into new novels, learning all about middle school, building rapport with peers and staff, and of course, having fun! Team building, class building, and brain break activities have returned, along with some student favorites, Kahoot! and Blooket.

 

We can't wait to see what learning the rest of the year has in store!

Expedition Notification - 7th Grade Group

 

7th Grade Parents/Guardians,

 

You should have received a more detailed email from Mr. Chris Smith about the 7th-grade expedition on September 3, 2021. Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to allow parent volunteers at this time.

Peanut Butter Allergy

 

We wanted to inform you that we have students in our school that have life-threatening food allergies. One student has an allergy to Peanuts/Tree Nuts. These foods, even in trace amounts, may cause a severe reaction (anaphylaxis) that can lead to death. The following symptoms may occur: hives, difficulty breathing, vomiting and diarrhea, swelling of the lips, mouth, and throat, itching and sneezing, loss of consciousness, and death due to shock. Even touching contaminated surfaces may cause a reaction.

 

School staff has been trained to recognize such a reaction and to administer medication (epinephrine) in an emergency.

 

Here are a few suggestions for you as parents:

 

  • Never take food allergies lightly; they can be serious and life-threatening.
  • Look for substitutes for peanut butter and other snacks that contain peanuts. Our school cafe uses sunflower butter and kids do not mind at all.
  • Ask your child’s friends what they are allergic to and help them to avoid it.
  • Tell your child, “DO NOT SHARE FOOD.”
  • Frequent hand washing reduces the spread of viruses during the school year and helps protect food-allergic students. Wash hands thoroughly after eating. Similarly, encourage good hygiene before and after-school. If your child had peanut butter for breakfast please have them wash their hands. Wash hands and surfaces before handling textbooks, computers, or school equipment.
  • Tell your child to get help from an adult immediately if a schoolmate has a reaction.

Early Dismissal Procedures

 

  • Please call or email Mrs. Jonas before coming to pick your student up for any appointments or early dismissals. The more notice we have the better we can cut your wait time down.
  • Email: tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net, OR Call: 314-644-4406
  • Please remind your student that they must come to the middle school office to check out before leaving campus. Students will exit the building from the high school doors that face the track.

Health Expectations/Report Illness

 

  • Students and staff members will be provided with two masks.
  • Face coverings should have at least two layers of washable, breathable fabric and be worn securely over the mouth and nose. 
  • Individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend school.
  • Individuals who become symptomatic while at school will be immediately isolated.
  • Individuals will be asked to isolate and quarantine in accordance with St. Louis County Department of Public Health modified guidance.
  • To report your middle school student being absent due to any illnesses, please use this Reporting Student Illness Form.

Student Daily Needs

 

  • Fully charged Chromebook/charger
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Mask

 

Please help your student create great habits for remembering their mask, fully charged Chromebook and their water bottle. We will not have water bottles or cups for students to use.

Student Birthdays

(Week of Aug. 29 - Sept. 4)

 

Happy Birthday,

?MRHMS Scholars!

 

  • Basia Maness - 8/29
  • Maryam Spencer - 8/29
  • Stephanie Dickmann - 8/31
  • Vincenzo Piazza - 9/1
  • Cameron Bell - 9/2
  • Logan Krekeler - 9/4

Calendar Dates to Remember!

 

  • September 6, 2021 - District Closed (Labor Day)
  • September 14, 2021 - Early Release Day (release time 1:23 pm)
  • September 24, 2021 - Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)

School Picture Day! September 1, 2021

 

Picture day will be September 1st. Please make sure your student comes to school dressed for pictures!

 

MS School Photos are available for pre-order!

 

We are doing all orders online through our MRH school store (here: 2021-22 Picture Order Form). You have 3 options available for purchase.

 

Please place all orders by Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Please put your student's name and grade in the notes section.

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ALL PHOTOS WILL BE EMAILED TO THE STUDENT'S MRH SCHOOL EMAIL ACCOUNT. Please give the high school a couple of months to get the photos to your student since all the work is being done virtually.

FREE! FREE! FREE! We have fantastic news for MRH families!!!

 

Free & Reduced Meal Applications are still needed to provide federal funding for MRH.

Questions? Please contact MRH Middle School at

314-644-4406

tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net

MRH Middle School | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143