Announcements August 30, 2020

We have wrapped up a successful first week of the 2020-2021 school year, and I believe the transition to our new Hybrid and Virtual Learning Models went quite smoothly. It is a pleasure seeing students and teachers back in action, finally! Below are your announcements for this week:

Hotspots/Chromebooks
We have a limited number of FREE and/or reduced-cost hotspots available through a statewide contract with Verizon. If you do not have reliable internet access at home, please contact Mrs. Girolamo as soon as possible to secure one of these hotspots. They are limited, so act quickly!

We also have a number of chromebooks available. For our on-campus students, remember the one issued to you by your Advisor is to be picked up each morning and returned at the end of the school day, NOT to be taken home. If you need a device to use at home, see Mrs. Graham or Mrs. Girolamo in the main office.

VirtualSC Courses
Registration has begun for VirtualSC courses and will continue through September 9. Any student wanting to take a virtual course should sign up as soon as possible. Classes do fill up quickly! See Ms. Epps if you need help with registration.

PLT/Attendance
Each Friday from 11:00 to 2:00, students have the opportunity to attend Personalized Learning Time (PLT) to work one-on-one with teachers and to make up both time and missed assignments. Any student with an unexcused absence, tardy, or overdue assignment is expected to attend PLT and will be marked absent if they do not. Contact Mrs. Lee with any questions about attendance or PLT.

College Visits
MMC is all about preparing our students for their educational future. If you are interested in either an in-person or virtual college visit, please speak with one of our counselors to help coordinate that opportunity. Both juniors and seniors are encouraged to participate. Please reach out to Mr. Whatley or Ms. Epps

ACT/SAT Testing
Any 4th-year high school student who did not take the free ACT or SAT last year will have the opportunity to take it for free this fall. Most of you indicated your selection at Open House/Orientation. If you did not tell us which test you’d like to take, please reach out to Mrs. Lee to let her know. The ACT will be held on September 22, and the SAT will be October 14. 

3rd-year high school students will take these tests in the Spring (ACT February 23, SAT April 27).

Labor Day Holiday
Please note that Monday, September 7 is a school holiday – there will be no in-person classes or E-Learning assignments that day.