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Principal’s Message 

Dear MMS Families,

Thank you for an amazing first two weeks! We appreciate your strength, perseverance, and patience as we navigate our Pathway to Progress. We have accomplished so much in starting the new school year in person and we have you (parents) to thank for that as well as our amazing teachers and staff. 

We are very excited to continue to incorporate a strong focus on our students’ social-emotional well being during our Pathway to Progress in conjunction with our academic programs. We use the first ten minutes of each day to help students develop emotional flexibility and build relationships with staff, faculty, as well as their peers.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. Remember it's always a great day to be a BRAVE!

Sincerely,

Travis Klein, Principal

MMS Current Events

  • September 6 - Labor Day - No School

  • September 10 - Electronic Progress Reports

  • October 8 - Teacher In-service - No School

  • October 11 - Columbus Day - No School

Office News

If you have not paid this year’s fees, please do so as soon as possible.  Late notices will be sent out soon.  Note that there is a $20 fee this year for all Band and Chorus students.  This charge has recently been added to those students’ accounts.  Please feel free to contact our office at 618-566-2305 with any questions.

Absences

Please contact the office beckerl@msd19.org or call 618-566-2305 if your child will be absent. Please call by 8:30 AM.

September Word of the Month 

Each month we introduce a different character trait to students. The September word of the month is Respect; showing regard for self, others, property, and those in authority

PTO

We currently have spirit wear items available for purchase in the office.  Our next online order will go out in October just in time for Christmas gifts.

Please join us for our first PTO meeting this year on Wednesday, September 8th at 7pm in the library.  We have lots of new things to discuss and a spirit wear item will be given to the first 10 parents/guardians that attend.  Babysitting will be available.

Wear your purple every Friday to show your school spirit!

Chromebooks

Students need to bring their Chromebooks to school fully charged. There are opportunities to charge at breakfast and lunch but students are asked to  charge each night at home so it comes to school fully charged.

Arrival and Dismissal

There is no supervision of students available prior to 7:25am. Likewise, students will leave the building by 2:45 PM. All students should also be off campus prior to 4:00PM, unless under the direct supervision of a teacher or coach in an after school activity. 

Regular Day

Half  Day

Late start

Weds Early Release 

Bus drop off time at 7:25am

Same    

Drop off at 8:25am 

Drop off time at 7:25am

Breakfast begins at 7:25  

Same

Breakfast begins at 8:25 

Breakfast begins at 7:25

Doors open at 7:40am 

Same  

Doors open at 8:40am  

Doors open at 7:40am

School starts at 7:45am 

Same    

School starts at 8:45    

School starts at 7:45am

  Dismissal - 2:40pm

  Dismissal -10:45am 

  Dismissal - 2:40pm    

  Dismissal - 1:40pm

All bell schedules here

Drop Off and Pick-Up Procedures

  • Bus unloading happens in the south parking lot, at the front of the building starting at 7:25 AM.  This lot is for bus loading/unloading only or office visitors (after 7:45am and before 2:15pm).

  • Car Riders must be dropped off at, starting at 7:25 AM.  No vehicles will be allowed in the bus loading and unloading area in the south parking lot while busses are present.

  • Walkers and bike riders should arrive starting at 7:25 AM and report to the blacktop.

  • Breakfast will begin at 7:25 AM and end at 7:40 AM each morning.  Students eating breakfast will be allowed in the building for breakfast service.

  • Students who ride a bus will be dismissed starting at 2:40 PM and exit their hallway doors.  All bus pick-up is in the south parking lot and used only for bus loading. Each bus is numbered and parked in the same space each day.

  • Car riders will be picked up starting at 2:40 PM.

  • Walkers and bike riders will be dismissed starting at 2:40 PM and exit their hallway doors. All bikes or scooters must be walked while on campus. All pedestrians are required to use the crosswalks to exit campus.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedure Map Here

Clubs and Activities

Many activities and their sponsors are still being developed, but the linked list will give you an idea of what we all have to offer here at MMS. More details will come soon. Click here for the activities listing!

Sports

Mascoutah Middle School Athletic Information

Health/Wellness

Your student’s vision is very important to his or her success in school. As part of the Illinois Department of Health’s efforts to ensure that students have every chance of this success, routine vision screenings are required for certain age groups including 8th grade, special education and all students new to the district. Vision screening for these students will begin soon with referrals mailed home for those identified with possible problems.  Mrs. Henson, MMS School Nurse, will screen the 8th grade students during his or her physical education class time.

Referral notices may be sent home for students needing a vision exam with an ophthalmologist or optometrist or for students needing their current glasses prescription checked. If you receive a vision/glasses referral notice from the school nurse, please make an appointment with your ophthalmologist or optometrist.  Take the vision referral form with you when your child goes for the eye exam appointment.  Your eye doctor will write his/her findings on the form.  Sign the parent section of the form and return it to the school.

These reports assist us in the education of your child. If there are financial concerns or help is needed to find an ophthalmologist or optometrist, please contact Mrs. Henson. If you have any questions about your child’s vision, call Mrs. Henson at the Middle School (566-2305).

We will continue to update you in all matters concerning Covid mitigation, quarantining protocols, or any masking regulations.  Mascoutah Middle School staff are committed to keeping all students safe and following all district safety/wellness policies. Please visit our webpage.

Counseling & Social-Emotional Support

  • School social workers and counselors are available to answer questions and provide guidance to students and families who may need additional support as they transition back to school.

Cafeteria: Lunch and Breakfast

We will continue to offer free lunch for all students throughout the 2021-2022 school year, just as we had the previous year. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, please fill out the Household Eligibility Form  linked here.  These forms and the numbers they generate have a huge impact on our funding.

Breakfast is served from 7:25am to 7:40am each day. Students must arrive prior to 7:35am in order to have time to eat their breakfast. After 7:40am the breakfast serving line is closed, and the cafeteria doors are locked.

Current Menu

 

Vaccine Clinic Offered at MHS. Click for more information!

 

Mascoutah Middle School.

846 N 6th Street, Mascoutah, IL, 62258

618-566-2305 / Fax: 618-566-2307

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