1. Snow Day School Plans
As you all are very well aware of we have had an overabundance of school cancellations due to the weather with more potentially coming our way for this week as we are under a winter storm watch for tonight all the way through Wednesday morning. At one point, if Merritt needs to keep canceling school we are going to have to add days back onto the calendar that we were originally scheduled to be off. Merritt Academy has had 8 snow days so far and once we go over 9 we will be required to add hours and days back onto our calendar to make up for this missed time. We are already applying for the 3 additional granted excused days from the State as schools are typically only granted 6 snow days.
Good Afternoon Parents, Students, and Staff:
As the winter weather wages on I wanted to send you an update this afternoon on what the rest of this week will look like. Merritt Academy will not be in session Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st. This is due to wind chill warnings being issued for our area with temperatures between -30 - -40 each morning forecasted. With this being said you will find a schedule of how we are going to proceed with the assumption that school will resume Friday morning.
High School Exams will begin on Friday February 1st and be completed on Monday February 4th.
Middle School Exams will be as follows:
FRIDAY MS EXAMS
8A= Reading, 8B= Math, 8C= Social Studies, 8D= Science
MONDAY MS EXAMS
8A= Math, 8B= Reading, 8C= Science, 8D= Social Studies
1. Half Day of School TODAY!
Merritt Academy is having a half day of school on January 25, 2019 with a dismissal time of 11:45. Please make arrangements for your child(ren) to get picked up at this time. A bus schedule was sent home yesterday and is attached to this e mail blast. No lunches will be served today. Latchkey is open from 11:45-6:00.
1. Whole School Bottle/Can Drive Starts Monday!
Can you imagine going to work every day without getting paid for it? Unfortunately, this is what is happening to our Coast Guard, Border Patrol, and TSA department due to the government shutdown. These men and women are going to work every single day, but not bringing home a paycheck. Some families at Merritt are directly affected by this.
11- Dress Down/Popcorn .50
15- Senior Caps and Gown Orders @ high school lunch
25- Half Day of School Dismissal @ 11:45
25- First Semester Ends
1. ½ Day of School Added to School Calendar
Merritt Academy is having a half day of school on January 25, 2019 with a dismissal time of 11:45. Please make arrangements for your child(ren) to get picked up at this time. A bus schedule will go out prior to this date to make parents aware of the busing schedule for that day.
1. Paid Casual Day Thursday, December 20th
On Thursday, December 20th there will be a paid dress down day to benefit the sophomore class. The theme of this dress down day is to dress in holiday/Christmas colors. If you would like your child to participate please send them in with a $1.00.
Merritt Academy Elf Shelf
Once again this year, Merritt Academy will be sponsoring an Elf Shelf for students in Pre School - 5th grade to buy presents for siblings, parents, or whoever that special somebody is. A preview day for the students is set up for Monday, December 17th. Shopping days for the students will be as follows:
Pre School to 2nd Grades- Tuesday, December 18th
3rd-5th Grades- Wednesday, December 19th.
Please send money if you wish for your child(ren) to participate. Parent volunteers, high school students, and staff will be helping your child shop and wrap their gifts. All gifts this year are $1.00- $2.00.
Merritt Academy Holiday Band Concert
On Thursday, December 20th @ 6:00 come join Mr. Kimsey and the award winning middle and high school concert bands to help get you in the Christmas Spirit. This promises to be a relaxing evening showing off the great musicians we have here at Merritt.
Breakfast With Santa (Preschool-Fifth)
On Friday, December 21st from 7:00-7:45, please join us for Breakfast with Santa in the big gymnasium. The breakfast will consist of a variety of breakfast breads and juice. Merritt Academy preschool through fifth grade students will have the opportunity to meet Santa and get a picture taken with him. All this is free of charge. These pictures will be delivered to your child later that day. Please plan on taking the time out of your busy holiday schedule to join us
1. Progress Reports Come Home Tomorrow!
All students in K-12th grade will be receiving a progress report tomorrow. Please ask your child to view this snap shot of their progress as we are ¾ of the way to the end of the semester, which is January 25th!
1. School Safety Update
School safety and the well-being of our students and staff is one of the most important priorities we have here each day. This past summer and fall there were numerous trainings with staff and upgrades done on campus to keep ensuring the safety of everyone on campus. Those upgrades and trainings included:
1. PAID Dress Down Day to benefit our Cheerleading Program- Monday, November 19th!
A paid dress down day will be taking place on Monday, November 19th to benefit our cheerleading program and their endeavor to purchase new uniforms. Anyone that wants to participate and dress down on this day will need to bring a $1.00.
1. Veteran's Day Assembly and Dress Down
The veteran's day assembly is November 12th @ 9:00. Everyone is welcomed to attend. Also we will be doing a paid dress down for $1.00 to raise money for our Veteran's. The theme is red, white, and blue.
****** This is the same day as picture retakes so if your child is participating in the dress down day and are getting picture retakes they will need to bring their uniform shirt as well.
1. Operation Gratitude
Your leftover Halloween candy can help put smiles on the faces of our Troops, Veterans, and First Responders! We're collecting candy at Merritt Academy for Operation Gratitude. Candy will be collected until November 5th. We are also sending Thank You letters along with our shipments of candy! Boxes will be placed around all of our buildings to put the candy in.