Letter from MC Principal

Hello MC families,

I hope that you all had restful and joyful fall breaks. The students were eager to get back to school this week! 

This week begins the final week of preparation for student led conferences before conferences begin next week. Students have been doing a variety of activities in order to self-reflect over the last few weeks, so we are excited for them to have an opportunity to share with you next week.

If you have not signed up for a conference yet, please take a look at your email for a message from your Advisor. If you can’t find the email please reach out to your student’s Advisor. These conferences will be virtual, not in-person. Students will present to their parents about their Commitment to Guiding Principles grades and how their behaviors impact their academic achievement. Parents are sometimes tempted to take over the lead of the conference, however we want to make sure that students are in the lead, because it is their chance to share what is going on at school. Students will have an agenda and they will have material prepared. If you see that your student is not prepared during the conference, this is also a learning opportunity for them, as we have been working on conference preparations for a few weeks now.

Switching gears, given that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, this Friday we are having a “Pink Out.” Our Celebrations Committee has helped to put this together. Students are encouraged to wear as much pink as possible this Friday.

As it gets colder outside please encourage your students to dress for the weather. Even when it’s cold we continue to go outside for morning recess, afternoon recess, and Physical and Health Education classes so please encourage them to bring coats and wear pants (not pajamas) as we move further into the winter. As a reminder last year we began the process of re-evaluating our current dress code as we move towards modernizing it. We relaxed our enforcement of the dress code last year, but the dress code didn’t go away. We will continue working towards creating a more modern dress code this fall, but in the meantime please use the following guidance:

Please wear:

  • School appropriate and comfortable clothing
  • Attire that is appropriate for varying temperatures
  • Attire that inspires thought and displays cultural identity
  • Attire that supports equity and inclusivity

Please reconsider:

  • Any attire with profanity/vulgarity or drug references
  • Pants, shorts, or bottoms that expose undergarments
  • Shirts or tops that expose undergarments 
  • Half shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Sunglasses

As always if you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Kind regards,