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Inclement Weather Closings/Delays Processes & Procedures


As we prepare for the upcoming winter season, the district has put together some important information about school closures and delays due to inclement weather. Click "Read More" below for further detail. 
 

Parent University Nights Presentation

 

Recently, we welcomed our MNSD parents and guardians to join the curriculum supervisors and elementary principals for an informational session on the various curricular programs and assessments, as well as, highlight some of our recent district initiatives.

Click here to view the Power Point presentation from the Parent University Nights.

November Communicator
Parent Training at the DCIU November 16, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Give Kids Sight Day is Saturday, November 17, 2018

Please click here to learn about this free event!

Marple Newtown School District Parent Workshop
Russell Staff Video
Parent Right to Know
Spanish Classes at Russell Elementary - Please See Attached Form
Submitting Electronic Absence Notes

New in 2017-18: Absence Notes may be submitted to the school as an email attachment with the following guidelines.

Directions on submitting electronic absence notes:

     1. Parent or guardian writes the absence note on a piece of paper.

     2. Parent/guardian signs the note.

     3. Parent/guardian scans the note or takes a picture of the note.

     4. Parent/guardian attaches scanned note/picture of the note to an email.

     5. Parent/guardian sends the message to the designated email address for absence notes.

        (Each school has its own attendance email account).

Please follow these guidelines:

  • NO electronic signatures will be accepted.
  • ONLY emails with a signed absence note will be accepted.
  • Emailed notes MUST be sent to the designated email account. Please do not send directly to school staff members.
  • Notes must contain the dates of the absence, students name, grade level, reason for absence and parent/guardian signature. 
  • The designated email account is for absence notes only . All other content should be sent to a school staff member directly.     

    Russell-  ruattendance@mnsd.org

CDC Flu Information
Academic Calendar 2018-2019

Our Academic Calendar for School Year 2018-2019 is on the website (under the header ‘News, Events and Calendar’). It was recommended by district administration and approved last evening at the Regular Board Meeting.

 

You will notice that the calendar has 183 school days for all students K-12.  Our make-up days are listed in the lower left corner.  It is our intention to use these make-up days in the order listed on the calendar as school closures occur, barring any unanticipated considerations.

 

The district also has adopted a modified spring break schedule for next year.  After careful consideration, administration recommended this calendar version, which includes a shorter spring break and an earlier year end, because it has several benefits.  These benefits include allowing for more meaningful instructional time and more flexibility in scheduling of PSSA’s, with the goal of improving student achievement and reducing student stress relating to testing. 

 

For example, the calendar allows the district to utilize the days before and after Spring Break for testing, giving the students a rest between testing sessions, and therefore a less stressful testing schedule. Please note that the testing schedule is specific to the individual school as long as it falls within the window from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
 

2018-2019 District Academic Calendar

 

Dr. Carol Cary

Superintendent