Welcome to Mamaroneck High School!
September 10, 2020
Dear Parents and Students:
Yesterday, over 1550 Mamaroneck High School students logged on and began their virtual orientation to the use of technology for the 2020-21 school year. Bravo! It looks like students are ready to be back in school, and we are ready to greet you! Last week I sent out our first “Welcome Back” letter that included a lot of information about the start of the 2020-21 school year and the schedule that MHS will follow for the foreseeable future. The purpose of today’s email is to provide some technical information, and to have you complete documents that are part of the “normal” procedures we use to begin any school year.
Please review the information below and fill out the linked forms:
MHS is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school, meaning either a student supplies the device or the District supplies the device. At this point the distribution of chromebooks based upon requests that were submitted earlier in the summer is complete. However, if you still need a device, or want to switch from an iPad to a chromebook please fill out this form and as soon as the next shipment arrives someone will be in touch with you.
All students regardless of the device they use must fill in the AUP Form in order to access MHS network accounts. It is critical that parents read this document with their children and that everyone understands that there can be no recording or photos taken of live instruction. AUP forms will be collected in English classes the first week of school.
Parents, please review the Mamaroneck High School Code of Conduct with your children. During our orientation on September 14th, we will review the Code of Conduct and discuss the values that we cherish at MHS.
If you are having trouble accessing the student or parent portal please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An overview of Mamaroneck High School’s non-covid safety protocols can be found linked to this document, this information will be communicated to all students within the first week of school through their math classes. For information on the precautions we are taking to maintain safety with regard to the spread of CoronaVirus, please watch the presentation we made in Mid-August.
Tomorrow in the morning we will welcome 9th graders into our school for the first time and in the afternoon we will welcome back 10th graders. On Monday, September 14th we will see our 11th graders in the morning and 12th graders in the afternoon. All students should have received an email from their Advisors letting them know what time they are expected to start the day and what door they will enter the building. All grades will have their photos taken on this first day back, except for 12th graders. Attached is a map of the entry points for tomorrow. Students should arrive 15 minutes before they are due in class. Parents, we are estimating that the orientation will last 2-2/12 hours. We will release students when the orientation is finished, we are unsure how long it will take to get students into the building and therefore need some flexibility with timing.
One last thing, please please be sure to check your schedules one last time on Monday. We are still switching rooms and assigning students to study halls and P.E. classes. See you tomorrow and on Monday!