Principal's Weekly Message
Greetings Middle Creek High School families,
This is Lacey Peckham, Principal of Middle Creek HS, with a jam-packed weekly update for you as we head towards our first week of school!
This week’s email is focused on reminders and information for all students as we strive to provide as much information as we can to start school successfully. Thank you for your patience as we work through navigating and building this new way to open school, and manage two different “MCHS” settings.
Important School Year Information:
Remote Learning & Virtual Academy Schedule:
Attached is the Middle Creek HS Remote Learning (Plan B Transition) and Virtual Academy schedule.
Orientation Weeks-- Schedule Provided!
As outlined by WCPSS, the first two weeks of school (from Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 28th) will be “orientation” weeks. The purpose of the orientation is for meet-and-greet, acclimation to resources and teacher sites, and distribution of supplies. At this time, we are excited to share our orientation schedule with you! See the document linked below for a day to day breakdown.
Please keep in mind that we are juggling many needs, responsibilities, and readiness levels of families and want to get everyone off to the best start possible. Even when courses are not “live”, there will be actions/activities that will need to be completed to count student attendance.
9th Grade & New Student Schedule Pick Up Event:
We look forward to welcoming all our new and 9th grade families into the Middle Creek High School community. On Wednesday, August 12th all 9th grade students and a parent will have the opportunity to come by the school and pick-up schedules and information packets. Families should plan to arrive at MCHS during the time frame based on their student’s last name. This will help us serve families quicker and more efficiently. See below for schedule:
There will also be a chance to join the PTSA, Stampede Club, and Arts Booster groups during your visit.
All other grade levels students should expect their Fall 2020 schedules to be live on powerschools on Thursday, August 13th at 8:00am.
Parking Passes for 2020-2021: Update!
A decision has been made that the WCPSS will waive student parking fees for the 2020-2021 school year as long as we are in plan B or plan C status. All schools will continue with their normal registration and procedures for issuing parking tags with the exception of collecting fees. When we move to plan A status, the district will charge the students for parking tags by prorating the costs for the remaining time left in the school year based upon the previously approved $200 fee. Once the process/procedures have been set up for MCHS, we will let our families know.
Start Supporting MCHS Now!
Two easy ways to start supporting the MCHS student community now are:
Buy Middle Creek gear through the Stampede Club!
Visit the on-line spirit wear site link below to stock up on your spirit wear! This site will is open now and will remain open until Friday August 28th at midnight. Below if the link to the order site, as well as a flyer showing the items for sale and instructions for the site.
Join and support the MCHS PTSA!
Please read the letter from our wonderful MCHS PTSA! PTSA 2020-2021 Opening Letter.pdf
1) Join the MCHS PTSA! Although some of the money goes to the NC
PTA organization, most stays in the school-based budget. Individual memberships
are $10; MCHS staff membership is $5; Family of 4 membership is
$25. You can complete the membership form and pay here: https://mchs.memberhub.store/
2) Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Middle Creek HS PTSA:
The school code for MCHS is 5331.
3) Utilize AmazonSmile for your purchases:
Thank you in advance for any contribution and support of our school. We greatly appreciate it and will certainly put it to good use for the students at MCHS!
That concludes my updates and reminders for the week. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.