NOTICE TO PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIANS FROM FEDERAL COURT REGARDING RELEASE OF EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION HELD BY THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
This is a message from the U.S. District Court in the case DOE V. STATE, Case No. 91-464. This notice may apply to you if you are a student or the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in an Ohio public school since 2013.
The purpose of this notice is to inform you that, as part of a lawsuit related to funding for special education, a request has been made to the Ohio Department of Education for educational information regarding individual Ohio public school students. The purpose of this notice is to inform you about the request, about the information to be disclosed, and about your right to object to the disclosure of the information.
Please view the full notice from the Federal Court here ODE Federal Court Notice 274-2_notice
On Tuesday, August 26, MMS will be holding our Open House. The evening will last from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and learn about class expectations and activities.
At Open House, you will have the opportunity to a run through an abbreviated version of your child’s schedule. You can print a copy of your child’s schedule from Home Access. If you need a copy of our child’s schedule, you are encouraged to arrive at Memorial by 6:45 p.m. to pick up a copy of the schedule and locate your 1st period class so that we can begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Those schedules will be available in the main gym lobby.
At Memorial Middle School, we offer an afterschool program called Academic Help Zone. This is a time for students to complete homework, study for tests, receive extra academic assistance, and use the computers for class-related assignments. Memorial teachers will be available to assist students as they work. Academic Help Zone is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:15 in the Media Center. Students may choose the days they wish to attend. It is their responsibility to let parents know the particular days they will stay after school for Academic Help Zone. On these days, parents need to arrange for student pick up by 3:15. We must have an Academic Help Zone Permission Slip on file for all students who wish to participate. These are also available in the main office. The starting date for Academic Help Zone is Tuesday, September 23rd.
Jag Days: Students will be able to pick up their schedules, get their school pictures taken and ID’s made, pick up textbooks and tour the building. Here is a checklist for the Jag Days.
7th grade August 12 10 am to 2 pm
8th grade August 13 10 am to 2 pm
School Pictures will be taken by HR Imaging during JAG days. Each family should be receiving a flyer from HR Imaging during the summer. Hang on to that form and use it to purchase pictures and/or also order your 2014-2015 school yearbook on JAG Days. Here is a flyer with more information.
New student orientation will take place during JAG days on August 12. At 11 am administrators, counselors and staff members will present information to parents and students in the MMS auditorium. That session will be repeated at 1 pm. All incoming 7th graders or other new students, and their parents are welcome to attend. There will not be an evening orientation session.
Open House for the 14-15 school year is scheduled for Tuesday evening, August 26, at 7 pm. More details will be coming.
MMS Home Access Center (HAC) – Parents must complete Emergency Medical information and “sign-off” on the student handbook, and for athletes; the athletic handbook, travel/risk acknowledgement, and concussion forms. An instructional video and written instructions are available at the bottom of this log-in screen. Instructions for the Athletic requirements are available on the Athletic page below.
Congratulations to Mr. Hume! He was one of ten HCSD employees to receive an “Excellence in Education” award. So deserving! His vision inspires his students to produce work that they thought was beyond their ability. Be sure to check out the student art show this spring.