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End Of First 9 Weeks
Date 10.13.2020
25 Nov
Thanksgiving vacation (schools closed)
Date 11.25.2020 - 11.27.2020

FREE LUNCH/BREAKFAST

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FREE Breakfast and Lunch Meals for ALL Students

Effective tomorrow (Tuesday, September 15, 2020) ALL breakfast and/or lunch meals will be available at NO CHARGE to ALL MSD of Mt. Vernon students physically attending school.

On August 31, 2020, the USDA announced an emergency waiver which allows ALL students to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day at school. The Indiana Department of Education released guidance to Indiana school districts on September 9 allowing us to begin using the waiver effective immediately. Please note: This USDA waiver will be in effect until December 31, 2020 OR until available federal funding from USDA runs out, whichever comes first. Once the waiver ends or funds expire, breakfast and lunch meals will be charged to students normally.

What to Expect: We are not changing the daily menu, the food items offered, or the meal service experience. Students will select the minimum required items to create a meal, and the meal will ring up at no charge. Students can still pay for ala carte items, second entrees, or second meals at current pricing. Families can leave funds in student lunch accounts to be used next semester. To qualify for textbook assistance, though, eligible families must still complete a free or reduced application.

Virtual Students: At this time, we are not yet able to offer this service to our virtual students. The Food Service Department will be developing a workable plan to offer meals to our virtual students in the near future. Stay tuned for that plan!

We appreciate the flexibility allowed by the USDA to help our families, and we thank you for your continued support for Mt. Vernon Schools!

Full Document can be viewed here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YHjZ98s0rLdOpxiq2ET83IVwCS4myxhI/view?usp=sharing

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**ALL IN**

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Athletics are off to a strong start!

ALL IN isn’t a catch phrase, it’s a way of life. ALL IN means you completely invest yourself in what you are doing. It means you demand the best from yourself and those around you. It means you carry yourself with integrity and determination. It means wins and losses matter. 

Over the last year, our athletic teams have promoted ALL IN to our student athletes and it’s paying off. Our football team has started the season undefeated. Our volleyball team is state ranked. Our boys’ and girls’ soccer teams have winning records. Both cross country teams have competed well and dropped times. Girls’ golf finished 3rd out of 13 in the PAC. And our boys’ tennis team is showing improvement in each competition.  

We won’t win every game in every sport this year, but we will be ready to compete in every game in every sport. Our coaching staff has worked hard to prepare for this year. Many of them hosted Zoom workouts with their athletes during quarantine to ensure we didn’t miss a beat.  Once we were able to practice on campus, our athletes fully invested themselves in workouts and weight training to prepare for the year. 

Our head varsity coaches are diligently working with their respective feeder programs to ensure a long lasting culture of success. I encourage families to participate in our youth leagues throughout the year. It is important for our youth athletes to begin learning fundamentals and experience competition. Soon, they will be our varsity athletes competing for championships. 

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WE ARE BACK!

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The MSD of Mount Vernon is excited to welcome our students back in-person and virtually. The energy level of our students and staff this first day of school has been great! We intend to stay in school as long as we can and as much as we can this entire school year. As we move forward this year please remember, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

For families that are attending in-person, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please make sure you are screening your students each day before school. If they have a fever, please keep them home. We understand that childcare is a concern that often drives parents to medicate their children before they send them to school resulting in a reduced fever. We can’t afford to do that this year! The spread of COVID-19 could result in building closure for 2 to 3 weeks. It is much better for everyone if you keep your student home until they are fever free for 72 hours without medication. If your student contracts COVID-19 or has been ordered by the County Health Department to quarantine due to close contact, please contact your school nurse. 

For families that are attending virtually, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please make sure your student is logging in daily and completing assignments on time. As a reminder, elementary virtual classes will be on a bit of a delay in the beginning as the teacher will share lessons and information at the end of each school day. If you experience any technical issues, please make us aware of them so that we may address them. Establish a routine for your student to help keep them on track. Also, please be patient during the first few days of school as data entry occurs and technical problems get ironed out.

This year will be what we collectively make of it. We have great families and we have great teachers. If we all do our part, it will be great school year!  


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NOTICE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

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Announcement: MSDMV's Virtual Classroom Option

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Welcome to MSDMV's Virtual Classroom Option!

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Parent Letter - July 13th

See the enclosed letter from Dr. Matt Thompson 

Click below:


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Reopening Letter

See the enclosed reopening letter.  Question should be directed to your child's school once they reopen.  


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Community Food Share

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Preparing For Fall 2020

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Preparing For Fall 2020

At this time, it is hard to anticipate what the fall of 2020 will look like for schools. We all want a return to normalcy, but we also understand there is a significant possibility our normal routines may be interrupted again. Much of what we do will be dictated by the Governor’s executive orders regarding schools over the next few months. 

Currently, we are developing plans for a return to school with additional safety measures, as well as a potential return to school using eLearning. Our teachers are training to develop and implement eLearning lessons, should they be necessary in the fall. Below you will find steps we are taking to ensure we can provide continuous education. If eLearning is mandated, we will provide detailed information to families as soon as possible. 

*Every student will receive an electronic device to take home
*We will provide satellite locations to receive Wi-Fi in areas without internet coverage
*We will provide instructions to parents and students on how to access Google Classroom and Google Meet
*Teachers will record lessons and post them in Google Classroom
*Teachers will use Google Meet to host live class sessions daily and record those sessions for those unable to attend the live session
*Teachers will be available to meet with students or parents face to face using Google Meet.
*Paper packets will still be available upon request

No matter what the fall throws at us, we will be prepared to deliver the best education possible to your student. We have the best teachers and they are working hard to ensure our students don’t miss a beat. 

Stay healthy!

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Virtual Senior Honors Night 2020

Congratulations to the MVHS Class of 2020! 
Click Here for Virtual Honors Night!


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Grab and Go Update

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Free Grab and Go lunches will continue to be available to anyone ages 18 and under at three of our school locations every weekday through Friday, May 22.

Grab and Go meals are being handed out from 11:30 - 12:30 each day at the front entrances of Marrs Elementary, West Elementary, and Mt. Vernon Senior High School.

The child does NOT have to be present for the meal to be provided to the responsible adult.  You can come to any of these locations to pick up a meal:   Marrs, West, or the High School.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



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MV Community Blood Drive - April 24, 2020

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Join us for our community blood drive to help satisfy the urgent need for blood in the midst of COVID-19.

April 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
MVJHS Main Gym - Enter through door 16

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Grab and Go - Good Friday

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Free Grab and Go lunches will continue to be available to anyone ages 18 and under at three of our school locations every weekday, with the exception of Good Friday, April 10, when lunch will not be served.  On Thursday, April 9, though, we will be giving each child two (2) Grab and Go lunches to cover both Thursday and Friday.

Grab and Go meals are being handed out from 11:30 - 12:30 each day at the front entrances of Marrs Elementary, West Elementary, and Mt. Vernon Senior High School.

The child does NOT have to be present for the meal to be provided to the responsible adult.  You can come to any of these locations to pick up a meal: Marrs, West, or the High School.

Again, we will NOT be serving lunch on Good Friday, April 10, but will hand out two meals per child on Thursday, April 9.

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School Closure

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Please see this important message regarding the remainder of the school year.

Click Here: School Closure

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Grab and Go Update

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NOTICE: Here is an important update regarding meals for children.  The MSD of Mt. Vernon is now serving free Grab and Go lunches to anyone ages 18 and under at three of our school locations every weekday.

These Grab and Go meals are being handed out from 11:30 - 12:30 each day at the front entrances of Marrs Elementary, West Elementary, and Mt. Vernon Senior High School.

We are able to provide one meal per child, and the child does NOT have to be present for the meal to be provided.  You can come to any of these locations to pick up a meal: Marrs, West, or the High School.

Please note, we will NOT be serving lunch on Good Friday, April 10, but otherwise we are planning to provide meals from 11:30 - 12:30 every weekday until further notice.

Thank you, stay safe and healthy, and have a great week!


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School Schedule Update

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We are altering our plans because at this time it is unclear if we will be able to physically return to school this year.
Below you will find our tentative schedule going forward: 

Week of March 30 - eLearning Days as planned
Week of April 6 - Waiver days - No School
Week of April 13 - eLearning (packet pick up and drop off in foyers)
Week of April 20 - eLearning Days
Week of April 27 - eLearning Days 

***There is no school (eLearning) on Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th.

During the week of April 13th elementary parents will be able to pick up packets in the foyer of their school. The rest of the building will not be open to the public. 

JH and HS packets are available when necessary by appointment (call the school) in the office or foyer. The rest of the building will not be open to the public. 

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Grab and Go Lunch

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MSD of Mt. Vernon just received state approval to begin a Grab and Go lunch feeding program at three buildings starting March 30th after spring break.  See attached flyer.
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The Arts in our Schools

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Our Fine Arts Academy is one of the best arts programs in southern Indiana. As many districts have scaled back their arts programs during recent budget cuts, we have continued to invest in our students providing several opportunities to excel in the arts.

We boast award-winning traditional art programs. Ceramics, sculpture, 2D, and 3D art students consistently win awards in local competitions. Likewise, our digital design classes create computer-generated art that also receives accolades each year.  

Music in our schools also boasts a proud tradition of excellence as our band and choir programs are both award-winning and legendary.  This is exemplified by past programs like Angelus which comprised seven young women from Mt. Vernon Senior High School who performed music ranging from medieval chant and polyphony to the American Sacred Harp tradition as well as contemporary American and Irish works.  As for the band, history was made last year as the Marching Wildcats were sent to consecutive state competitions.  Both of these programs are led by talented and energetic teachers (Ryan Knight - Choir / Joe Stone - Band) who I expect more great things from.    

March 12-14 the Mt. Vernon Sr. High School Fine Arts Academy is proud to present “Legally Blonde” in the PAC at 7:00 pm each night with an additional 2:00 pm matinée on Saturday.

“Legally Blonde is an exciting, modern musical for students and patrons of all ages, but we advise parents that the show is considered by Music Theatre International to be PG to PG-13 for its content. The musical comedy is very similar to the humor and plot of the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, so please consider this when deciding if your child should attend.” 

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IDOE Releases School Letter Grades

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Congratulations to our MV Schools on the recently published school letter grades. Thank you to our students, parents, staff, and community for expecting excellence!



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High School Boys Soccer Coach & High School Girls Basketball Coach

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MSD of Mt. Vernon is seeking candidates for the High School Boys Soccer Coach & High School Girls Basketball Coach. 

Click here for more information - High School Boys Soccer Coach
Click here for more information - High School Girls Basketball Coach

Click here to apply

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