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MIS News July 23rd, 2021

Back to School Information

If you are a returning student and have not registered, we asked that you please do so as soon as possible. In order to do so, please login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Textbook Fee Information

- Textbook Rental Payment: We would like to remind you that book rental payment is due no later than the first day of school. If you are on deferred payment, then the due date will be September 10th this year. We will have staff collecting money during open house this year. If you did not pay during online registration and chose not to pay during open house, please feel free to send payment with your child on the first day of school.

2021-22 Supply Lists

Open House/Meet the Teacher Nights: These will occur on the following evenings:

  • July 26th: 5th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House (6:30-7:30PM)
  • July 27th: 6th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House (6:30-7:30PM)
  • July 28th: 4th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House (6:30-7:30PM)

ride 360 - Transportation news

We would ask that each of you download the RIDE360 app and link your students for this school year. Through the app, you will be able to see your bus stop location and times as well as see the bus location on the map through GPS. Click below for directions on how to do this. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the transportation department at 317-326-3125.

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:

COVID Update

COVID information specific to MIS:

Lockers: They will not be used to start the year. This may be something that we move toward as the year goes on.

Breakfast: This will be "grab and go" style again this year. Students will pick up on the way into the building and eat in their homeroom class.

Lunch: Our intent is for all students to eat it in the cafeteria this year. We will keep them facing the same direction and distanced in the cafeteria. We will still have to have assigned seating for contact tracing purposes.

By having our students eat in the same area and the space this will take to accommodate all of our students, there will not be room available for visitors during lunch this school year.

Recess: Outdoor recess will be held by grade level. If indoor recess is necessary due to weather, our gym will be used when PE is not in session. However, the size of our gym has always limited the number of students so some classes will participate in the classroom on a rotating basis.

Perfect Attendance: Because some absences may be out of the control of students due to contact tracing, perfect attendance will not be tracked this year.

2021-22 Related arts schedule changes

We wanted to make you aware that the delivery method for our Related Arts classes has changed from previous years. In the past, we had blue & gold days as we shared staff with Greenfield Intermediate School on a rotating basis. On a blue day, your child would participate in two related arts classes and then wouldn't have a related arts class on a gold day.

This year, we will offer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and music for the entire year with a band option for 6th graders. Art and PE will be semester long classes with Art being a first semester class and PE a second semester course.

Your child will have one Related Arts class for 45 minutes each day this year. This schedule will follow a 3 day rotation (M day, I day, and an S day).

For example, the student's schedule below shows he/she has:

  • M day = Music (1st day of school: Thursday, July 29th)
  • I day = Art (2nd day of school: Friday, July 30th)
  • S day= STEM (3rd day of school: Monday, August 2nd)

This pattern would continue throughout the course of the year with PE replacing art after the winter break. On the MIS Calendar in the calendar section below, you can find the M, I, S days on the appropriate date.

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.

Spell Bowl Team

If your child would like to try-out for the spell bowl team, please click on the link below. Included are important dates and the try-out spelling list. If you have specific questions after reviewing the document, please reach out to Mrs. Tilley, Spell Bowl Coach, at atilley@gcsc.k12.in.us.

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.

2021-22 Greenfield-Central Breakfast/lunch reminder

2021-2022 PTO INFORMATION

If you have an interest in one of the open officer positions or would like to learn more about helping out with the PTO, please contact Mrs. Evans, PTO President, at Samantha-e@att.net.

2021-22 PTO Fundraiser:

Parents and families—this year’s main fundraising event will be the Maxwell Intermediate Fun Run!

During the program, families will gather donations for every LAP your student RUNS (35 cap) on the Maxwell Intermediate Fun Run Day which will happen on August 26th. Students will also experience an amazing character theme called SPORTS CITY WORLDWIDE!

Donations will go to the PTO to help offset the cost of field trip transportation, mini grants for teachers and so much more and can be given throughout the entire experience. There is no pressure to give, but we invite you to help our school by getting donations from family and friends and entering them on MYBOOSTER.COM.

Key dates to remember:

  • REGISTRATION OPENS - August 2nd

Register on MYBOOSTER.COM

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

Thanks so much for your support!

PTO

UPCOMING DATES

July 26th: 5th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House (6:30-7:30PM)

July 27th: 6th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House (6:30-7:30PM)

July 28th: 4th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House (6:30-7:30PM)

July 29th: First Student Day

August 18th: School Pictures

August 26th: MIS PTO Fun Run Event

September 6th:  Labor Day - No School

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5th Grade: Mr. Berrier, Mrs. Hacker & Mrs. Wayne

6th Grade: Mrs. Blasdel, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. LeiberMrs. Proper, Mrs. SincroftMrs. Warner & Miss Wiseman

Related Arts: Mr. BuckalewMrs. Reynolds & Miss Stewart

Literacy/Math Coach: Mrs.Johnston

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