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1/4 Principal Message

Mt. Vernon Parents/Guardians,


HAPPY NEW YEARS and welcome back to school. We were all so excited to welcome back your children to school this past Thursday. I hope each and every one of you was able to spend some well deserved time with family and friends of these past few days. Now, we are full steam ahead with your kids. Quarter 2 will come to an end on January 18. Please make sure you are having conversations with your children about finishing up the quarter strong. Please reach out to your child’s teachers if you have any questions. We have a few updates below.


Snow Makeup days

WCPSS has announced the following makeup days:

  • Monday, 12/10 will be made up on 1/18/19
  • Tuesday, 12/11 will be made up on 2/19/19

i-Ready Challenge

Parents, for the month of December, Mt. Vernon held its i-Ready challenge for all of our students. If a student logged at least 5-hours with an average a 70% or higher, or if they made at least 1-years growth on the middle of year diagnostic,  they would be eligible to be in casual dress for every Monday in the month of January. We are in the process of administering the MOY diagnostic to all students and will communicate with the winning students as soon as we know. We will certainly communicate with parents (via the MAV Sheets) as well.


MAV Sheets

Please continue monitoring your child’s MAV Sheet nightly. This behavior management system serves to provide immediate positive feedback to our students while addressing areas in need of improvement. At times, the MAV sheets will also contain important pieces of information for you and your family.