The mission of our district and the Mount Vernon Middle School is focused on fostering the growth and confidence of our students as learners and people. Through rigorous academic programs, combined with robust activities programs, the Mount Vernon Middle School promotes excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. To help parents and students stay informed we have provided several informative links below.
One of the most important things your child can do to reach the goal of
success is also one of the most basic: attend school every day on time!
By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily
lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Research has
shown that your child’s regular attendance may be the greatest factor
influencing his/her academic success.
However, we do know that sometimes it just can’t be helped. There are illnesses, doctor appointments, dental appointments, reasons to be out of town.
If your child will be absent from school, we ask that you please contact the school by 8:30 in the morning to inform us of the absence. If we don’t hear from you and your child is marked absent, we spend quite a bit of time making sure they aren’t somewhere in the building and quite a bit of time trying to contact a parent. If your child needs to leave early for an appointment, please call the school as soon as you know (before your child’s lunch is best) so we can get them a pass to leave class. You can send a note with your child, email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us. Voicemail is available before and after the school day.
In the event of an absence, please have your child reach out to their teachers via email, check google classroom and/or the grade level websites. The teachers have told students where they can look for assignments.
If a student is late arriving at school, they are to report to the office for an admit slip to class. If the student has a legitimate excuse for being late, it is the parent’s responsibility to call the school or send a note with the student explaining the reason for the tardiness. If a student is late to class during the school day, they do not report to the office. If a teacher holds a student between classes, the student should get a pass from the teacher who detained them. If the student does not have a pass from the detaining teacher, the teacher of the class that the student is late arriving to will determine when the student will make up the missed class time.
Students missing more than one period of class in either the morning or afternoon are considered absent for half a day as opposed to tardy. Report cards will indicate the number of excused and unexcused tardies.
Full Day Bell Schedule
This schedule is for 5th – 8th grade on a regular full school day.
Early Dismissal/Late Start Bell Schedule
This schedule is for 5th – 8th grade on a early dismissal or late start school day.
Day 1 – Day 2 Rotation Schedule
This schedule shows which days are day 1 and day 2 for the specials classes rotation
GRADING AND EVIDENCE BASED REPORTING (EBR)
Mount Vernon Middle schools uses Evidence Based Reporting or EBR.
5th & 6th graders receive standards scores only.
7th & 8th graders receive standards scores and letter grades.
Evidence Based Reporting Overview
Evidence Based Reporting measures a student’s mastery of the essential standards and targets for a class, or how well a student understands the material in class.
The goal of an evidence-based approach is to provide the teacher, student, and parent as accurate a picture as possible of the student’s learning and to encourage a dialogue about how the student can master the material for the class.
The purpose of Evidence-Based Reporting is to ensure that a student’s grade is reflective of his or her learning based on our courses’ learning expectations.
MOUNT VERNON MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO)
The Mount Vernon Middle School Parent and Teacher Organization
(MVMS PTO, formerly P.R.I.D.E.) consists of middle school parents and teachers who promote the positive aspects of Middle School life. Parents are encouraged to get involved in the Mount Vernon Middle School by volunteering to help with dances, providing treats, supporting staff, attending meetings and participating in activities. All parents and guardians of MV Middle School students, as well as teachers and school staff of MV Middle School are members of the MVMS PTO.
Click here for the MVMS PTO page with additional information.
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