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    Here you will find what we hope will be helpful resources for you as we navigate our new distance learning programs.  You can always contact your child's teacher, you can find their e-mail under our Staff Link.

     

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    Mustang Messages

    Week of 02.22.21

    1. New Schedules: 

    FACE-TO-FACE STUDENTS FINDING THEIR FACE-TO-FACE SCHEDULES:   You don’t need to do anything ahead of time to find your new face-to-face schedule.  All face-to-face learners will receive their schedule (a new “order of classes”) during their first class of the day at Mendenhall.  Each teacher throughout the day will spend a little time during class reviewing the changes in the schedule/new order of classes that students will experience.  

    All 6th grade students received individualized schedule information from their teachers through Canvas Messaging.  

    All 7th and 8th grade students will receive schedule information the week prior to students being in the building.  

     

    REMOTE-ONLY STUDENTS FINDING THEIR REMOTE SCHEDULES:   

    All 6th grade students have received individualized schedule information from their teachers through Canvas Messaging.  7th and 8th grade will receive all schedule information the week prior to Face-to-Face students returning to the building so that all students in the same grade start the new schedule at the same time.  

     

    UPDATE:  TRANSITIONS AT SCHOOL DURING FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING:   

    The transition plan for students remains the same as previously communicated – here are details that will help you envision the school day:    

    Core Classes:  Students will still have one transition each day.  Teachers will rotate for each Core class instead of students changing classes.  For Core classes, students will report to their Homeroom.  This is noted in both PowerSchool and on the schedule information received by their teacher in Canvas Messaging the week before their grade level starts face-to-face learning (look at the section labeled “Report To Room Number”).  The class grouping for Homeroom is usually a student’s math class. 

    Encore Classes:  Students will transition to one Encore class daily.  This information comes from their teacher through Canvas Messaging the week before their grade level starts face-to-face learning. 

    Lunch Time:  Students will eat lunch in the same room as their Homeroom grouping noted above. Please help us by sending lunch with your child if they bring their lunch, instead of dropping off lunch daily.  If your child forgets lunch, please call the school at 336.545.2000 ahead of time to help us follow COVID19 protocols. 

     

    1. When do students return Face-to-Face?   

    6th Grade Cohort Monday/Tuesday:   Monday, Feb. 22

    6th Grade Cohort Thursday/Friday:   Thursday, Feb. 25

     

    7th Grade Cohort Monday/Tuesday:   Monday, March 1

    7th Grade Cohort Thursday/Friday:   Thursday, March 4

     

    8th Grade Cohort Monday/Tuesday:   Monday, March 8

    8th Grade Cohort Thursday/Friday:   Thursday, March 11

     

    1. Update: How do I know which days I attend school?   

    Cohort information was mailed with report cards and also posted in Core 1 CANVAS class.

    Teachers have also messaged information to students either in the Announcements and/or CANVAS Messaging.

     

    1. Update: When do new schedules start?   

    6th Grade:   Week of Mon., Feb. 22 – Students start their remote or Face-to-Face schedules.

    7th Grade:   Week of Mon. March 1 – Students start their remote or Face-to-Face schedules.

    8th Grade:   Week of Mon., March 8 – Students start their remote or Face-to-Face schedules.

     

    1. Update: Important Upcoming Dates:  

    Feb. 23:  Progress Reports – please check your progress on POWERSCHOOL (not Canvas)

    Feb. 24:  Online NWEA Math Test for all students at 10am (no other instruction on this day)

    Feb. 25:  Students will start B Weeks for Encore for the remainder of the quarter. 

    Feb. 26:  GCS just announced Asynchronous Remote Learning Day for ALL students. 

    *Please note that the original date released was incorrect – correct date is Friday, Feb. 26.  

    This means that students will not be at school on this day.

     

    1. Update: School Visits from Parents and Visitors:   Parents, please make an appointment by calling 336.545.2000 if you need to come into the building due to COVID19 protocols.  Please help us by sending lunch with your child if they bring their lunch, instead of dropping off lunch daily.  If your child forgets lunch, please follow the above protocol by calling the school. 

     

    Messages for Face-to-Face Learners:  

    Welcome back!   We look forward to seeing you!  😊

     

    1. Returning to school but forgot to complete the Bus Request Form?   If you need bus transportation but forgot to fill out the form previously, please fill out the Bus/Transportation Preference Form (click link here or fill out form on the GCS Transportation website).  

     

    1. Update: How do I access my child’s bus information?   Log onto PowerSchool or have your child pull up their PowerSchool account and click on the Transportation button on the left. In the event of any questions or errors, please contact the GCS Transportation Dept. at 336.370.8920 or email gcs-transportation@gcsnc.com.

    GCS loaded all bus information in POWERSCHOOL to include: 

    -Morning Bus Number & Afternoon Bus Number (sometimes different numbers)

    -Times for Pick Up/Drop Off (be at the bus stop 10 minutes early in the morning)

    -Street Address of the Bus Stop

     

    1. Update: Arrival, Dismissal, and Car Rider Numbers:  

    Mendenhall’s arrival and dismissal times have changed. 

    Although our tardy bell will now be 8:55am, cars & buses may begin off-loading at 8:35am

    Dismissal begins at 3:25pm.  

    If your child is a car rider, please be patient as students, parents, and staff learn new routines. 😊

    CAR RIDER NUMBER:   This is usually the last 4 digits of student ID/lunch #.  You will be provided 2 cards with your child’s number to place in the dashboards of two different cars.  

     

    1. Attestation and Temperature Checks:Temperatures of students will be taken upon arrival at school.  If a student if running a fever upon arrival, they will not enter classroom spaces and CDC Guidelines will be followed.  Middle school students will complete their electronic Attestation Form daily.  If possible, we encourage students to complete the form through the CrisisGo APP or daily EMAIL in order to show the green safety screen to school personnel.  Hard copies will be available for those without a phone.  

    *Please see below for all CrisisGo APP and login information.    

     

    1. Bookbags & Supplies:Students will not have access to lockers and will carry bookbags to class so please allow your child to pack lightly with access to personal pens, pencils, folder(s), notebooks, and full water bottle each day.  Please avoid too many heavy, bulky binders. 

     

    1. Come to School Daily with Filled Water Bottle:Please allow your child to come to school with a FULL water bottle since water fountains are closed and this will help minimize wait time and student contact at the water cooler.  No other beverages except at lunch time, please.  

     

    1. Cell Phones:Cell phones are normally kept in student bookbags which are then stored in lockers.  Cell phones will continue to be stored in student bookbags only and hung on the back of a student’s chair. 

     

    1. Computers at School:Student computers are expected to arrive soon and we are excited about this!  We will let you know as soon as they are here so we can begin the checkout process for all students.  At this point, teachers are planning lessons for face-to-face learners that do not require computers while at school.

     

    1. Universal Breakfast for All Students:Students will pick up a free breakfast as they enter classrooms daily. Additional Meals:  Students may pick up additional free meals as they exit the building daily. 

     

    Crisis Go Attestation APP Download 

    Step by Step Instructional Video

    1. Download the Crisis Go App in the Google Play or App Store and install.
    2. Click on “Sign In with SSO”
    3. Input the Student ID #@stu.gcsnc.com(Ex: 12345678@stu.gcsnc.com)
    4. You will then be redirected to another sign in page
    5. Input the student ID#@stu.gcsnc.comfor the username and birthdate in 8 digit format for the password. MMDDYYYY
    6. Once you enter your credentials you will be prompted to receive push notifications from CrisisGo
    7. Click Yes and Stay Signed in
    8. Once you are in the system: Click on the iPass icon at the bottom of the screen.
    9. Click on Report Pre-Visit Self Certification.
    10. Answer the attestation questions truthfully daily to receive your pass to for entrance/denial into the building.

     

    Microsoft Outlook Webmail App 

    1. Download the Microsoft Outlook App in the Google Play or App Store and install.
    2. Select add account
    3. Username: Input the Student ID #@stu.gcsnc.com(Ex: 12345678@stu.gcsnc.com)
    4. Password: Student Birthdate in 8 digit format. MMDDYYYY
    5. You now have access to student e-mail
    6. In you inbox, search for Crisis Go.  You should receive an e-mail each morning around 4:00 a.m. to report the pre-visit self certification.
    7. Screenshot your iPass for a staff member to approve before taking your temperature and entering the building.
    8. Your pre-visit self certification must be completed daily with a timestamped entry pass.

     

    Webmail Access  

    1. On your computer or smartphone go to webmail.gcsnc.com
    2. Username: Input the Student ID #@stu.gcsnc.com(Ex: 12345678@stu.gcsnc.com)
    3. Password: Student Birthdate in 8 digit format. MMDDYYYY
    4. You may access your student e-mail this way as well.
    5. In you inbox, search for Crisis Go.  You should receive an e-mail each morning around 4:00 a.m. to report the pre-visit self certification.
    6. Screenshot your iPass for a staff member to approve before taking your temperature and entering the building.
    7. Your pre-visit self certification must be completed daily with a timestamped entry pass.

     

     

    Thank you!

    Kris Vecchione

    Principal

     

     

     

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    Music Dept. Re-Entry Plan                              music re-entry button

     

    Mendenhall Music Department Re-entry Guidelines

    Per GCS District Administration officials:

    GCS arts courses should be included in face-to-face instruction plans where each arts educator is teaching his or her curriculum on a routine basis.

    Refer to the GCS Arts Ready Plan for how those courses can be conducted safely.

    https://www.gcsnc.com/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=146055&dataid=132933&FileName=GCS%20Arts%20Ready%20Plan%20-%20September%202020.pdf.

     

    GCS recommends following the Colorado Aerosol Study recommendations: https://www.nfhs.org/articles/unprecedented-international-coalition-led-by-performing-arts-organizations-to-commission-covid-19-study/

     

    Band

    Students will wear special slit masks and use bell covers on instruments.

    We will play our instruments no more than 25 minutes at a time.

    No students will share a wind instrument

    Percussion will be sanitized per Percussive Arts Society guidelines

    Band will take place in the band room which can hold up to 20 students socially distanced.

     

    Orchestra

    ♫Students will wear masks.

    ♫ No students will share instruments

    ♫Orchestra will take place in the orchestra room which can hold up to 20 students socially distanced.

     

    Chorus

    ♪ Students will wear masks.

    ♪ Students will be humming and performing on various instruments that will be sanitized per NAfME guidelines.

    ♪ Chorus will take place in the chorus room which can hold up to 20 students socially distanced.

    Instruments and music should be kept in the band, chorus, and orchestra rooms where they can be locked. Directors have been included in discussions on how to properly sanitize their equipment.

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    LOGIN INFORMATION for NCEdCloud / PowerSchool / Canvas:

     

    1. Open Google Chrome. 
    2. Click in the white bar at the top and type my.ncedcloud.org (click the link or be sure to put a period between my and NCEdCloud if you are typing in address)
    3. Enter the student ID number as the username

                     The student ID number is the same number as a student’s lunch number/library number, etc.   

    1. Enter the new password- Mustangs2021
    2. Once you are logged in then you will see your home screen. 
    3. On your home screen, you will see multiple applications.  In the top left corner, you should see the red app that says Canvas. 
    4. Click on Canvas and you will be taken to your Canvas Homepage. 
    5. Once you are on your homepage, you should be in your Dashboard which shows all of your courses in a card view.  You could also go to the menu bar on the left and click on Courses to see your courses in a list view.