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Merritt News 08-27-2018

1. Open House- Merritt Academy's Open House is this Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 4:00-7:00. On this night you will be able to do the following:

* Meet your child's teacher K-12

* High School Students need to report to the main office at scheduled times to choose elective offerings:

11th/12th Grade 4:00-5:00

10th grade 5:00-6:00

9th grade 6:00-7:00

* Middle School students can pick up schedules in the gym between 4:00-7:00.

* Pick up transportation schedules in gym

* Also there will be tables set up for you to fill out paperwork and acquire more information for: latchkey, sports, uniforms, lunch, dress down opt-out, and driving permits.

2. Merritt Latchkey Workers Needed- Merritt Academy is in need of latchkey staff. Latchkey at our Academy starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. In the afternoon it runs from 3:15-6:00. We need staff for both the morning and afternoon shift. No background in education is necessary. $10.00-$11.00 an hour. Please contact Meghan Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (586) 749-6000.

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:

Press Box
Bleachers
Baseball Dugouts
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.