3. Washington D.C. Meeting- September 18th at 3:30 meeting for all parents whose children are attending the DC trip.
Merritt Academy Changing to Semesters- Merritt Academy is changing back to semesters away from the trimesters we have used in the past. This means that your child will get a report card every 9 weeks with two marking periods equaling a semester. There will still be two parent teacher conferences scheduled and progress reports will come home every 4 ½ weeks.
4. First Day of School Procedure- The first day of school is September 4, 2018 and it is a FULL day.
* K-5- Report to their child's assigned classroom by 7:45. Doors to the school will open on this morning at 7:30.
* 6th-12th- Report to their 1st hour teacher by 7:45. Schedules are to be picked up at Open House on August 29th.
5. School Safety Update- Merritt Academy is taking every safety precaution that is within our means as student safety is one of our highest priorities. Here is a list of items we have been working on this summer:
Increased staff presence at arrival and dismissal
Teachers participating in Alice Training- Students will participate in variety of scenarios and lock down drills
Adding an additional external locking device to all classroom doors
Replacement of external doors that were deemed unsafe
3m Film covering placed on glass doors
New blinds purchased for front building
Updated PA system so all teachers and students can hear announcements
6. Merritt Academy Parent Incentive to Bring in New Families- We are very exited to be able to announce an additional incentive for current Merritt Families to bring in new families to Merritt Academy! Please see the flier attached to this informational sheet to read about this additional, new opportunity. Currently, we will be giving out 14 tickets to our Merritt Families and they will have a chance to win the cash prizes being given out in September!
7. Athletic Field Renovations- We are very excited about the renovations and additions to our athletic complex which includes:
Fencing around facility
Take a minute and check out what has been done so far! The football team opened up with a 16-0 victory over the 2016 state champion Peck Pirates! We are so excited about this team and our new field/renovations. Next home game is September 7th at 5:00.
8. Academic/Curriculum Enhancements- Merritt Academy purchased the following textbook programs to enhance educational opportunities for our students: Reading Street for grades K-5, Science Dimensions for grades K-8, and new high school math books for Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry.