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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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VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

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West Warrior Families!

Our Virtual Open House is OPEN!  WELCOME!

 
Most Sincerely,
Amanda Wilson
West Elementary School Principal

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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 

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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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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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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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Parents-
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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West School March Monthly

Sunday ,March 8th. - Spring Forward
Tuesday, March 10th. - End of 3rd. 9 Weeks
Wednesday, March 11th. - Warrior Wednesday (1st.- 5th.)
Friday, March 13th. -  5th. Grade to Victory - 9:30- 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 15th. - Bowl for Kids Sake 
Monday, March 16th. 3rd. Grade IREAD Begins through Mar.20th.
Tuesday, March 17th. - Report Cards Go Home
Friday, March 20th. - Recognition Programs (1st. - 2nd. 9:00 & 3rd. - 5th. 10:00)
Monday, March 23rd.-Friday,March 27th. -- NO SCHOOL ! Spring Break

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West Monthly

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Feb.3rd -Feb.29th.

Monday, Feb.3rd. - Harlem Wizards - 10:00 a.m. Gym 

Wednesday, Feb.5th. Domino's Dough Raising Night 

Tuesday, Feb.11th. Kindergarten Roundup - 8:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb.12th. Warrior Wednesday (1st.-5th.)

Friday, Feb.14th. Valentine's Day Parties 

Monday, Feb.17th. NO SCHOOL !

Wednesday, Feb.19th. Spring Picture Day

Thursday, Feb.27th. Digital Learning Day 

Friday, Feb.28th. "JA in a Day " (Sabic Volunteers)



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Kindergarten Roundup 2020-2021

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IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! 
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP 2020-2021



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West Monthly

  • Monday, Jan.20th. Snow  Make -Up Day ( School in Session) and Holly's House 9:00-2:00 p.m.
  •                                    Holly's House - 9:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan .22nd.  Warrior Wednesday (3rd.-5th.)
  •                                            Holly's House - 9:00-2:00 p.m.  
  • Thursday, Jan.23rd. Holly's House - 9:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Friday ,Jan. 24th. Holly's House - 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  •                                Limo Ride Lunch 
  • Tuesday, Jan.28th. - Yearbook Picture Day
Monthly Reminders
  • Domino's Dough Raising night is the first Wednesday of each month.
  • When calling in for a sick child, please contact Mrs. Adamson by 8:30AM.  Also, written permission is required for all meds, including cough drops. Thanks!
  • A friendly reminder to West families: so that they can be safely supervised, students may be dropped off at West at 7:30 a.m. At that time, the gym and cafeteria are open and students can be admitted into the building. Front doors will be open at 7:15 a.m. for students to wait in the foyer. Thank you to all the West community for your work and help in keeping our kids safe!
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Principal's Message

West Family Members:

That is a phrase your child will hear a lot this year at West Elementary. We certainly know it is true. For kids, like adults, the future is made by the present. We know, for instance, that a student’s success in high school can be directly traced to his/her success in elementary school. It is a long-standing economic fact that the more education a child has, the greater his/her lifetime earnings will be. For us at West, we see it as a critical component of our job to help students – even those in the early grades – begin thinking about life after high school.

We are going to prioritize this idea in a variety of ways this year. For our 5th graders, we will likely have a field trip later in the year to the University of Southern Indiana and/or the University of Evansville, giving students the opportunity to see a college campus and envision themselves as a part of it. Further, one of the parent programs we’ll hold this Fall will feature a bank official who will help parents begin planning and saving for their child’s post-secondary education. Stay turned for more details on these and other exciting programs.

We strongly encourage West families to reinforce with your student that their tomorrow begins today. We want all of West’s children to be engrained with the idea that high school will not be the end of their education. As the principal, I want every West student to walk through the halls of this school embracing the idea that “I am going to go to college, trade school, etc…”

I ask all West’s families to partner with us on this important mindset.
  • Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures: As in previous years, students may be dropped off at West’s front entrance no earlier than 7:30 a.m. Students can be picked up after school by following the traffic flow in front of the building. For the safety of students, visitors, and staff, we ask that you remain in your vehicle and let one of our staff members escort your child to the vehicle.
  • Student Breakfast and Lunch: The cost of a student breakfast is $1.25, while lunch is $1.95. As in previous years, students may deposit money in their cafeteria account.
  • While every school year is different from the one before it, you will notice a few new things here at West this year. By the first day of school, our playground will have a new blacktop and play areas for students. We also will continue to explore a partnership with the University of Southern Indiana to bring a foreign language program of some sort to West; a program which has been shown to dramatically raise student achievement in a variety of ways.
You will see any number of new faces on the West staff this year, faces we hope you and your student will get to know over the course of the school year.

On behalf of our staff, I want to welcome you and your student to a new school year here at West. We once again look forward to partnering with you to help make your child’s tomorrow everything it can be.

Sincerely,
Amanda Wilson
West Elementary School
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