Parent Communication

PARENT COMMUNICATION

MAMS UPDATE


Approximately every three weeks, Principal Ottow will send out an electronic newsletter titled, MAMS Update. This communication will highlight key information, upcoming events, and interesting happenings at the middle school. For parents without email addresses on file, this letter will be sent home with your child. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the MAMS Update, please contact Josh Ottow by phone at 729-2950 or by email at ottowj@link75.org.  


PARENT PORTALS


This fall, we will begin to use Infinite Campus as both our grading and reporting system, as well as our student information system. Through the Campus Portal, parents/guardians and students will be able to access secure student information, such as assignments and grades, class schedule, team/counselor information, and attendance data. If you have questions about Infinite Campus or the Campus Portal, please contact Technology Services at 729-9961.


OPEN HOUSE/CURRICULUM NIGHT

Per current CDC recommendation, we will be changing the format for our fall Open House. Look for the MAMS Parent Updates for more information on how we will “host” Open House.

Early in the school year, parents are invited to Mt. Ararat Middle School’s Open House. This annual event is a chance for parents to hear an overview of the core and exploratory classes as explained by your child’s classroom teachers. This is a great opportunity to meet/interact with your child’s team, to connect with classmates’ parents, and to ask questions. We strongly encourage you to attend!

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Per current CDC recommendation, we will be holding our parent/teacher conferences through a video conferencing format. Look for the MAMS Parent Updates for more information on how we will schedule and “host” our fall and winter conferences.


In October and February, conferences are scheduled with teachers in order to review student progress. Homeroom teachers will send home information about signing up for conferences. Homeroom teachers will meet with the parents and students to review progress reports. If there is a concern about a specific subject that the homeroom teacher does not teach, you may want to set up a separate conference with the teacher of that subject as well. Please do not wait for an invitation to meet with a teacher if you have concerns. Parents may request a conference at any time.


REPORT CARDS


Report cards are issued four times a year. Teachers at Mt. Ararat Middle School will be reporting on academic standards and student work habits. If you have questions about your child’s report card or need to request a new copy, please contact the Main Office at 729-2950. 


EMERGENCY FORM


At the beginning of the school year, students will bring home the Census Verification Form. This form provides the school with all contact information pertaining to a particular child. Parents/guardians will be asked to check the information on this form, to make the appropriate corrections, and to sign the form and send it back in with their student. In particular, please make sure that all phone numbers, email addresses, and emergency contact information are accurate and up-to-date. Accurate information can save critical time in the event of an emergency! Forms received in the main office with missing information will be returned.


For our student information system, it is imperative that we have your child’s full name as it appears on the birth certificate. If that name has been legally changed, we require the appropriate documentation.

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