• November - December Parent Email

    Posted by Dave Hansen on 11/5/2020 4:40:00 PM

    First quarter is almost in the books and the holiday season is right around the corner.  Where has the time gone?

    A look ahead to the rest of November and December…

     

    END OF 1ST QUARTER

    The end of 1st Quarter is today, Thursday, November 5.  There is no school for students on Friday, November 6, due to a Teacher Workshop Day. 

     

    ACADEMICS

    Parents of 9-12 grade and full remote students, please have a discussion with your student(s) regarding the importance of engaging in academic work during at-home learning days.  We understand that learning from home can be challenging for students, parents, and teachers.  As the year has progressed, we are seeing at-home engagement by students dip to a concerning level.  Our teachers are doing all they can to make the lessons and assignments engaging and meaningful.  Please check in with your child(ren) and make sure they are doing their part at home with remote and hybrid learning to ensure they are getting the most out of this school year.  We must work together to stress the importance of education, both in-person and remotely.  Please be mindful that semester classes failed for students in grades 9 – 12 must be repeated.  Yearlong classes failed for students in grades 7 & 8 must be repeated.

     

    HOMECOMING 2020

    Homecoming will take place Nov. 9-13!  The student council has worked hard to make and finalize plans for this year’s activities.  They strive to make Homecoming fun and exciting for our school community.  Please check out the attached information and check out the ISD 881 Facebook page regarding Homecoming activities.  *Please note:  Homecoming Coronation will take place on Monday, November 9 at 9:06 am and broadcast live via Boxcast.  Use this link to view the coronation:   https://boxcast.tv/view/2020-homecoming-coronation-593519

     

    NOVEMBER LATE START

    Late Start for November is on Tuesday, November 10.  Classes for students will begin at 10:10 am that day.

     

    FALL PLAY

    CoVid created a new challenge for this year's fall play since it could not be staged traditionally. As a response, the members of the Drama class decided to "write" their own play using a method called Verbatim Theatre. This style is based on actual interviews, which are then interwoven with other dialogue. The class chose "advice" as the topic and then, after conducting many interviews, created vignettes addressing different teen issues such as dating and dealing with grief. The show will be available on YouTube and on the school website beginning Thursday, Nov. 19. Please add this to your viewing calendar!  

     

    HONOR SOCIETY PROGRAM

    Due to COVID restrictions, our annual in-person Honor Society Program will not take place.  A video program will be released later this month.  The video will include pictures of the Honor Society Members.

     

    THANKSGIVING VACATION

    Remember, there will be no school on Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, due to Thanksgiving.

     

    Softener Salt Fundraiser

    The basketball teams will be selling softener salt again this year.  Due to a later sports season the fundraiser will begin in December.  

     

    ATTENTION SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, AND SENIOR PARENTS:

    Post Prom needs your help.  They are looking for baked goods to sell at their annual bake sale on December 2.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

     

    DECEMBER LATE START

    Late Start for December is on Tuesday, December 8.  Classes for students will begin at 10:10 am that day.

     

    Mid-Quarter for 2nd Quarter is on Wednesday, December 9.

     

    CHRISTMAS VACATION

    There will be no school December 24 - January 3 for Christmas vacation.  Classes resume after the holiday break on Monday, January 4.

     

    YEARBOOKS

    Yearbooks are on sale for $65.  Prices will increase in December.  We encourage you to buy your yearbook right away to avoid the price increase!  Click the following link to order your yearbook .

     

    SENIOR BABY AD

    Senior parents it is not too late to send a senior baby ad in for the yearbook. The deadline has passed, but we will accept the ads up to Thanksgiving. If you are interested in purchasing an ad, please send a picture, congratulatory message, and $30 (checks made out to MLHS) to either the high school office or elsenpeterj@maplelake.k12.mn.us

     

    *WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT*

    The Wright County Sheriff's Office is investigating scammers who have been targeting student's personal social media accounts.  Scammers are requesting to 'friend/follow' students.  These scammers pose as the opposite sex.    If students accept the request, the scammers start chatting with the student, which then turns in to asking the student for personal information like photos.  Upon receiving this private information from students, they demand money or gift cards or they will post this very personal information to friends, family, and school officials if not paid. 

     

    We encourage you to protect your private information by doing the following:

    1. Switch your account to private
    2. Don't accept requests from people you do not know personally
    3. Do not share private information on your public posts

     

    ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL…

    Attached to this email you will find information regarding Homecoming and Post Prom.

     

    Attachments:

    Homecoming 2020

    Post Prom Bake Sale Help

     

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