MZHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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MZHS Weekly Update

Welcome to the week of:   9/26/22 – 9/30/22


Events / Activities  


Senior Night (Volleyball): Monday, 9/26/22, 5:00-7:00, MZHS Gym

Football Game vs Stockbridge (Away): 7:30pm


Holidays / Breaks  

Fall Break: October 10 – October 14


Attendance  

School Hours: School hours are 8:20am-3:15pm. It is very important that students attend school every day and arrive on time. Students who are not in class by 8:20am are considered tardy and will be marked as such. Excessive absences and/or tardies could lead to consequences such as administrative discipline referrals or referral to the social worker for truancy proceedings. Students arriving at school after 9:00am must be checked in by a parent or they will be placed in ISS until a parent can be reached. 

Hall Sweeps: Students have 5 minutes to transition between classes during the school day which is ample time to get from one class to another even if they are traveling across the building. Students who are late to class will be sent to the commons for hall sweep where their tardiness is documented and they are given a late pass to get into class. Accumulation of excessive tardy sweeps will result in ISS or OSS. 


Grading 

 The last day of the 9 week grading period is 10/3/22. 

  1. Progress Reports for 9 weeks will be available for viewing in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal on 10/21/22. Note: Progress reports for 4.5 weeks are available in the Parent Portal now.

  2. If you do not have access to Parent Portal or need to have your password reset, please email the Lead Counselor at [email protected]






After-School Tutoring 

Please click on the link below to access the after-school tutorial schedule for all teachers

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Rm3c7Adhm94rCKVFqISW8MBCZ4RWsJoa9VKNnj3JsqE/edit?usp=sharing


Parent Teacher Conferences 

  Parent-Teacher Conferences are held every Wednesday, 3:15 – 3:45pm, in the Commons.

  • Contact the Counselor’s office at [email protected] and Ms. Barnes, our Guidance Secretary will schedule the conferences with your child’s teachers.

  • Parents must arrive for conferences to begin by 3:25 or it will have to be rescheduled.


Testing  


PSAT:  will be administered to all 9th and 10th grade students as well as select 11th grade students on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. 

The PSAT tests include reading, writing and language, and math. The test measures the student’s college and career readiness. It is part of the SAT Suite of Assessments. Scores for the PSAT use the same scale as the SAT. The benefits of taking the PSAT include: 

Free online access to Khan Academy where SAT practice is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of the individual student based on their PSAT results. 

Preparation for retaking the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade and competing for college scholarships. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade may enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. Other agencies also use the PSAT to identify students who may be eligible for their scholarships. These scholarships amount to nearly $160 million every year. 

Preparation for taking the SAT, a college entrance exam. Historically, students who have taken the PSAT score higher on the SAT on average than those who don’t take the PSAT. You may also access additional information on the College Board Website at: www.collegeboard.org



Dress Code / Behavior  


Parents, we ask your assistance in working with your child to adhere to the CCPS Dress Code Policy. Please ensure that your students report to school dressed appropriately for the school environment. In keeping with the dress code policy: bodysuits, biker shorts, midriff exposing tops, garments exposing the upper thighs, sagging pants, and headgear (including hoodies) are strictly prohibited. See the CCPS Dress and Grooming Standards below which can be found in the Student Handbook (page 57) that was distributed to students on Friday, 8/19/22. Discipline consequences, including ISS and/or OSS will be assigned for continued violation of dress code standards. Thank you for helping us maintain an appropriate learning environment.

Parents, we also ask your assistance in working with your child to adhere to the CCPS Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct and Student Discipline policies can be found on pages 37-52 of the Student Handbook. Please view the attached video for guidelines and information 

Student Code of Conduct Video: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tNmC4KMHTP5gS1CDugNITJbY2rgWKJD3/view?usp=sharing

Parents/ students please be mindful of posts on social media; be careful and kind and remember if social media negatively impacts the order, operations, and safe processes of FCHS, consequences will be issued

"Scholars, be reminded that the possession of weapons including but not limited to guns, knives, etc. are not allowed on school property. This behavior is a violation of the Board Policy and the Student Code of Conduct, therefore, any scholar found to be in possession of a weapon on school property will face disciplinary action up to expulsion from all CCPS and Programs."

Let's Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Monday (10/3/22): Wear red in honor of: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Spain


Tuesday (10/4/22): Wear blue in honor of: Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Uruguay


Wednesday (10/5/22): Dress as your favorite hispanic singer, actor, animated character (ejemplo COCO or Encantomovie), or Hispanic Athlete. (appropriate attire according to the student handbook)


Thursday (10/6/22):  Ranchero Day/Vaqueros (Cowboy/jeans and boots).  To celebrate hispanic contributions to cowboy/western culture in the US, Mexico, Argentina (appropriate attire according to the student handbook)


Friday (10/7/22):  Wear your favorite Mexican inspired Jersey, shirt, costume or colors. (appropriate attire according to the student handbook)




2022-2023 Student Handbook

Dear families,

We recognize that this is an unprecedented and difficult time across the country, and that it is no doubt impacting all of you, particularly your K-12 students. We want to notify you that Clayton County Public Schools has purchased an online tutoring platform to support you and your student during this time, and that learning does not have to stop just because school is out of session. 


Your student can use tutor.com to get 1-on-1 support in a secure online classroom in over 50 subjects. Just visit www.tutor.com/ccpslearns and have your student log in to get academic support anytime, 24/7, with a live expert tutor.


If you have any questions, please visit tutor.com/contact-us or contact Mrs. Griffin.


                                       Tutor.com PPT

How To Sign In Instruction

 



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Upcoming Events

Administrative Team

Principal: Melvin Blocker

Asst. Principal: Patricia Brown-Braggs
 
Asst. Principal: Madalyn Wallace

Asst. Principal: Harold A. Walker 


Lead Guidance Counselor: Kella Edwards-Cooper

Parent Liaison: Sandra Perry

Athletic Director: Charles Battles

Assistant Athletic Director: Adrian Gibson


Department of Student Discipline, Prevention & Intervention  

 Behavior Intervention Specialist:  Lisa Ward

Connection Time: Wednesday's - 2:30 - 3:30

Connection Link:  https://meet.google.com/lookup/baydskirj4




COVID-19 Self Reporting Link

Use the link below to self report if you test positive for COVID-19. This link is for both Staff & Students

CLICK HERE

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