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MIS News August 6th, 2021

**Always be sure to scroll to the bottom of our newsletter for OPPORTUNITIES AROUND MIS, GC, AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. This is where you will find opportunities that are being offered in the community such as basketball, dance and many other activities for your child to become involved throughout the year.

#thankfulthursday

A few summers ago, we had a large group of staff members meet on several occasions to discuss our old "Behavior Card." The goal was to find a way to make this a more positive communication tool for our parents and students. Each Friday, you will have the opportunity to review and sign your child's "Character Card." This card was created as a scaled feedback tool to provide you with, not only the traditional information you have always received, but also a glimpse into the positive choices and leadership that your child is displaying throughout his/her day.

Knowing this, the office staff is requesting your help. We would like to share with our staff regular, positive feedback from a variety of sources. Please take a few moments and use the link below to provide some encouragement to those folks that are making a major difference in your child's future. These comments can be anonymous, or you can provide your name. The office staff will use the provided comments every Thursday for our #thankfulThursday movement. The attached form can be completed, as little or often as you like, throughout the entire school year. We appreciate your support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!

school pictures

Picture Day will be held on August 18th. Each student will have his/her picture taken on this day to be included in the yearbook whether you plan to purchase a picture package or not. A picture packet was sent home earlier this week. However, if you would prefer to order online, click below and use the ID code: EVTCDRBRR

COVID UPDATE (8/2/2021)

The Indiana State Department of Health and the Hancock County Health Department have notified us that at home covid tests are not acceptable for the K-12 school setting. Please be advised that at home test results cannot be submitted for documentation purposes.

2021-2022 PTO INFORMATION

The first PTO meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday, August 12th at 2:30pm. If you have an interest, please join us. Childcare is provided by the PTO.

2021-22 PTO Fundraiser:

We need your help! This year we’re hosting a fundraising event to help our school raise $15,000 for PTO to fund field trip transportation, the math and spell bowls, mini grants for teachers and so much more. We’re only 2 weeks away from our Maxwell Intermediate Fun Run!

You can register your student on MYBOOSTER.COM ! So please go ahead and register your students. Be sure to check out all of our sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school:

  • Make a Student Star Video to share with Facebook friends!
  • Use the Easy Emailer to email family, friends, neighbors, and local businesses.
  • Log into MYBOOSTER.COM from your mobile device, click share, and send texts to friends and family.

Please Note: There is NO obligation to give! Simply sharing with friends and family can help our school. Sharing is supporting, and all students can participate, regardless of financial participation.

  • DONATING STARTS - August 9th
  • Fundraiser Kick Off - August 16th
  • Event Day - August 26th

Maxwell Pick-up/Drop-off

- Doors open at 7:35am for Drop-off

- Pick up - 2:10pm Dismissal

Again this year, you will enter the drive west of the football field off of 500 North (BLUE LINE on picture below). The drop-off point will be located at the northeast doors (Gym). You will loop around and exit onto 500 North. If it is a possibility, we would encourage as many of you to head west on 500 North to eliminate some of the congestion on State Road 9.

Our south parking (ORANGE/RED) lot is for busses only between 7:20-7:55am and 1:35-2:25pm as busses stage there. At any other time of the day, this is used for parent parking. The east lot (aqua) can be used if you need to enter the building during drop-off or pick-up times.

The drive on the far north of our property is for bus traffic only. There should be no parent traffic on this drive at any time.

To best ensure your child makes it to the classroom on time, and safely, please remember the following rules in car line:

School dismissal manager

For your convenience, Maxwell Intermediate School announces that we will be utilizing an on-line dismissal management system again this fall called School Dismissal Manager (SDM). It is dependable, easy-to-use, and can be updated by parents and guardians from the convenience of your smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Through the on-line dismissal management system, you can:

• Report student absences and late arrivals

• Schedule early departures from school

• Schedule after-school activities such as scouting, clubs, and enrichment classes, etc.

• Make transportation changes as late as 1:15 PM on the current day … and so much more!

We will begin using SDM for dismissal on Thursday, July 29, 2021. You will receive a welcome email. The email from SDM will contain important instructions and your personal login credentials. Once you receive your credentials, please use them to log into the School Dismissal system so that you can begin to familiarize yourself with it and set up your child’s default dismissal and routine. Please note, the system has been defaulted to what you selected during registration (bus/car rider). If you have not registered, it will default to bus rider.

Please contact the front office at 317-326-3121 if you have any questions or problems setting up your child’s default dismissal or making daily changes.

Medical Information

For the latest information on immunizations and requirements for medicine drop-off, please check the GC Health Services Link. Mrs. Parsons, our Health Assistant, will be present at each of the open houses if you would need to drop medication off in the clinic.

UPCOMING DATES

August 18th: School Pictures

August 26th: MIS PTO Fun Run Event

September 6th:  Labor Day - No School

OPPORTUNITIES AROUND MIS, GC, AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

information useful throughout the year

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