Superintendent's Summary Dr. jack parker ~ February 28, 2020

Spring Break is Almost Here

Just two more weeks until spring break! Last Friday, we were in the 50’s and this week we experienced snow. The days are getting longer and the itch to relieve our cabin fever is starting to creep in. The month of April and ILEARN are just around the corner and then the next thing you know, we will be sitting outside for High School Graduation! As you venture out and enjoy some of the warmer weather, please stay healthy and safe.

As time marches on quickly, two things continue to grow: my appreciation for this community, and the amount of gratitude that I have for the opportunity to be your superintendent.

Revised Centralized Registration Date

July 22, 2020

Centralized Registration for the 2020-2021 school year has been moved to Wednesday, July 22. The event date was moved to better accommodate the summer hours our staff works as well as the annual Skyward student management rollover for the district. This recommendation was approved by the MVCSC School Board at Monday night’s meeting. Please note, this is the only change that was made to the 2020-2021 school calendar. Our website has been updated with the revised calendar, as well as the calendar link in our app.

Delayed Start Wednesday Discussion

In January, the principals asked the School Board to consider delaying buses next year on Wednesdays so that students won’t come to school early while teachers are working in their Professional Learning Communities (PLC). The information that was presented is compelling and we will be sharing this information more broadly while collecting input from parents. An option for consideration is to have an early release instead of a delayed start. Please stay tuned for more information and an opportunity for input on the principals' proposal through both a survey (launched in a couple weeks) as well as future town hall meetings. Please join us for any of these town hall meetings:

  • Monday, April 6 @ 6:00 p.m. - Fortville Elementary School
  • Tuesday, April 7 @ 6:00 p.m. - McCordsville Elementary School
  • Thursday, April 9 @ 6:00 p.m. - Mt. Comfort Elementary School
  • Tuesday, April 14 @ 6:00 p.m. - Mt. Vernon Middle School (Middle and High School Parents)

Kindergarten Registration

It's time for Kindergarten Registration! Visit ANY of the three elementary schools on the specific days listed below to register for MVCSC’s full-day kindergarten. It is imperative to have all Kindergarten students register so the schools may prepare enough teachers to keep the class size low. For out-of-district/transfer kindergarten students or for questions, see details in the article HERE.

Register At:

  • Monday, April 6th, noon - 7 p.m. - Fortville Elementary School
  • Tuesday, April 7th, noon - 7 p.m. - McCordsville Elementary School
  • Thursday, April 9th, noon - 7 p.m. - Mt. Comfort Elementary School

Click HERE to view/print the informational flyer.

Celebrating Black History Month

I thoroughly enjoyed the Black History Month celebrations of door decorations and concerts provided to students at the middle and high school. Celebrating the influence of African Americans is an important part of history, and their contribution to the music industry provides an engaging way to teach students about their significant influence. I was pleased to be a part of the high-energy event. If you're interested, you can check out the full concert linked on the MVCSC YouTube channel.


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