Tiger Tracks MUFSD's monthly e-news

September, 2020

District Highlights

  • MUFSD Opens with Hybrid and Full-Remote Options; Health and Safety Guidelines in Place, and the 2020-21 School Year is Off and Running!
  • Schools Creatively Using Outdoor Space
  • District Equity Team Presents Multi-Year Strategic Plan to Board and Community
  • Social-Emotional Support at Core of Education Plan
  • Nuts and Bolts: Basic School Info to Keep on Hand
  • 2020 Return-to-School Details in Reopening Guide

MUFSD Opens with Hybrid and Full-Remote Options: 2020-21 School Year is Off and Running!

Our school doors opened for students for the first time since March, 2020, amid new health and safety guidelines. Despite the challenges, students remain engaged and eager to learn. Teachers have been refining their practices accommodating both in-person and online learners simultaneously.

Students have been happy to see their friends and interact with their teachers in real-time, whether in-person or remotely. See latest communications from Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps.

Creative and Enthusiastic Use of Outdoor Space

If you are around the high school on any given school day, you will come across the MHS drum corps, The Force, practicing outside by Kemper-Memorial Park or the MHS choir rehearsing on the steps of McLain Auditorium. The addition of outdoor music is a plus for anyone passing by. At the elementary schools, teachers are reading to students on the playgrounds, doing art projects in the gardens, and having group conversations in the courtyards. All schools have been taking advantage of the nice weather for outdoor learning.

MHS Art Students Use Open Air Space for Art Foundation, Drawing & Painting Classes

Mamaroneck High School Art Foundation students have spent time on school grounds making rubbings of various textures to create Max Ernst inspired texture collages - a resurrected and retooled lesson with some new additions designed to fit perfectly with the use of open air space and social distancing. Drawing & Painting students are using the outdoors to study atmospheric perspective and draw landscapes.

District Equity Team Presents Multi-Year Strategic Plan to Board of Education and Community

The District Equity Team presented its draft multi-year Equity in Education Policy and Strategic Plan at the BOE meeting on Sept. 22. Follow-up in-house discussions with staff and public forums for community members will be held in October to provide opportunity for feedback and questions. First video below features Equity Team members telling why this work is important to them.

The mission of the Mamaroneck District Equity Team is to identify, acknowledge, and dismantle the systemic barriers that prevent equity and access for all students; by creating and implementing a sustaining plan for equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.

Social-Emotional Support at Core of Education Plan

Reaching out for extra support when your family needs it is always important, but it is particularly critical during these challenging times. There are a variety of ways in which students and/or families mway receive help if they are struggling with an issue or educational demands during the pandemic. Our social workers and psychologists across the District are here to help. This month, we feature our social workers (below); next month our psychologists.

To reach social workers in the event of a school closure, text or call 914-294-5029.

Additionally, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center provides many support services for our students and families. Check out the Community Counseling Center website to learn about the upcoming Parents Community Circles and read the LMCCC's parent tips below.

Basic School Information: The Nuts and Bolts

Keep this information on hand! Click on the link below for important school information you may need during the school year, including: school building phone numbers, how to report an absence, emailing staff members/the Board of Education, accessing the parent portal, how to receive emergency text messages, and staying on top of District happenings.

2020 Reopening Guide with Additional Info


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