Friday, April 16, 2021

ELEMENTARY NEWS

Midland Elementary is a public school including Preschool through 5th grade. It is located at 510 3rd Ave N, Oxford Junction, Iowa.

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MIDLAND COVID-19 QUARANTINE POLICY

1) An infected person is out of school for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

2) A person who has been in close contact with an exposed person is out of school for 14 days from the last day of exposure.

The Midland School District continues to follow the CDC and Jones County guidance of a 14-day quarantine when a student is considered a close contact. Although there have been other options brought forward to shorten quarantines, the CDC continues to recommend a 14-day quarantine guidance to be "best practice" as the incubation period may last beyond 10 days.

If students were to return to school prior to the 14 days, the CDC and IDPH require that students must stay masked up, must be able to social distance, must continue sanitation practices, and must monitor their health daily. Due to these restrictions, students would not be able to eat with other students, attend certain classes where social distancing is not possible, and could not participate in extra-curricular activities.

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Midland School Board voted to continue with the 14 day quarantine period for students who have had close contact with an infected individual. Midland has been very fortunate to have low exposure rates throughout the year, and we hope to continue this trend by following these "best practices."

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Apr 19-23 - National Volunteer Week - thanks to the countless volunteers who help us with academics, field trips, sports, etc! We couldn't do it without you for sure!

Apr 21 - 1:00 dismissal

Apr 21 - Administrative Professionals Day - thanks to Erika Tubbs for all she does day in and out for us!

Apr 26 - School board meeting 7PM Wyoming

Apr 28 - 1:00 dismissal

May 5 - 1:00 dismissal

May 10-14 - School Board Appreciation Week - thanks to our board members for all they do!

May 12 - FINAL 1:00 dismissal for the year

May 12 - School Nurse's Day - THANKS Chris!!

May 21, 24, 25, 26 - Full regular school days - snow makeup days

May 27 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - 12:00 dismissal

**Due to no school snow days on Jan 26, Feb 4th, 5th and 15th, the last day of school changes to Thursday, May 27 at 12:00. May 21 is full regular day.

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DONKEY BASKETBALL A SUCCESS FOR PATS

Thanks to all who supported the PATS fundraiser Donkey Basketball recently! From those who were brave enough to ride donkeys to those who came or helped with the event! A good time was had by all!

Thanks to Kim Buchholtz for these action shots capturing the fun event!

Donkey Basketball Pics

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PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN SIGN-UP FOR 2021-22

The Midland District would like to have information on the number of Preschool and Kindergarten students to be enrolled next fall for the 2021-22 school year. A preschool student must be 4 years old by September 15, 2021 and a kindergarten student must be 5 years old by September 15, 2021 to attend school.

Information will be sent to you regarding Preschool and Kindergarten round-up once the date is set.

Please contact Erika at the Elementary School by calling 563-488-2292, extension 3270 or email the information below to etubbs@midland.k12.ia.us.

Child’s Name

Date of Birth

Parents’ Names

Email address

Phone number

Address

City

Zip Code

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Midland Elementary Teachers Awarded Teacher Supplement Grants

Ellen Cannon and Diane Gnade, both teachers at Midland Elementary are two of the recipients being awarded an Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) grant. There are 142 grants being awarded to schools throughout Iowa to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus.

The Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grants are designed to help teachers initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy in students. Grants can be used to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, fieldtrips and other projects.

Some of the innovative applicants will be conducting projects this spring including aquaponics, water quality, farm-to-fork projects, dairy field trips, egg hatching, and agricultural history tours. Successful applicants will use these agricultural experiences to teach language arts, social studies and a variety of other concepts already taught in their classrooms.

The grants are a special project of IALF and made possible through support from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation with additional support from the Iowa Egg Council.

Nice job ladies! Keep up the good work!

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ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PRESENTED WITH BOOK ANGEL BOOKS

A big thank you to the Friends of the Wyoming Public Library, Citizens State Bank, Ohnward Bank, and PATS. They held their annual Book Angel program and got over 300 books donated to distribute to the elementary students at school this week.

Pictured here is Don Green, a representative of Ohnward Bank, presenting their collection to Wyoming Librarian Lucy Johnson. Thanks to all who donated to this worthy project and made our students' holiday season a little brighter while encouraging reading.

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MIDLAND ELEMENTARY AWARDED THEISENS GRANT

Thank you to Mrs. Martens who applied for and was awarded a $1,000 Theisens Grant. These funds will help support our elementary snack fund this year. Midland was one of more than 381 applicants. Thanks to Theisens for making these funds available to help us feed our kids this year!

Mrs. Martens receiving the check from Phil Marzen of Theisens

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ALL STUDENTS RECEIVING A FREE BREAKFAST AND FREE LUNCH ALL YEAR

The USDA has extended the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) until the end of 2020-2021 school year. Students may receive up to 2 FREE school meals each day - 1 FREE breakfast and 1 FREE lunch.

Ala carte items can still be purchased at full price. Students need to have money in their account to make those purchases. Parents please discuss those purchases and your expectations with your child.

This program is for ALL children ages 1 – 18 living in the Midland district.

Please contact Erika Tubbs with any questions @ etubbs@midland.k12.ia.us or 563-488-2292 ext. 3270

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SCHOOL SUPPLY NOTICE FOR 20-21

Midland's PATS organization will be purchasing all school supplies for our elementary kids this summer. The only thing that each child will need to provide is a backpack.

A BIG THANK YOU to PATS for this very generous contribution to help our families during these uncertain times! Much appreciated!

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PATS - Parents And Teachers for Students - NEWS

All Midland parents are invited to participate in PATS (Parents And Teachers for Students). Contact the elementary building for date, time and location of the next meeting. Please join us if you are interested in helping students!

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COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AT MIDLAND ELEMENTARY

Midland Elementary School is proud to introduce our new School-Based Therapist, Aspen Lynch! Aspen will be at school all day Monday through Thursday for the 2019-2020 school year.

Aspen works at Life Connections and has been there since November 2016 where she was first a BHIS Provider and most recently, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC). She will be available to provide therapy services for children at the elementary school. Aspen has a positive, soothing, and fun approach that allows kids to feel relaxed and remain focused even while discussing tough topics. Aspen incorporates different counseling techniques, but prefers to use techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), play therapy, and mindfulness. You can always count on Aspen to be positive, motivational and take a person-centered approach in working with her clients.

If you, your child, or even someone else you know seems to be struggling with behavioral issues, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, or any other mental health concerns, reach out to her to learn more about getting started! Office phone is 319-313-5510 or email a.lynch@life-connections.org.

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MIDLAND PARENTS AND DISTRICT RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP FOR IOWA SCHOOL ALERT SYSTEM

To sign up for the Iowa Alerts please go to this website: Iowa School Alerts or you can click on the Iowa School Alerts logo on the right side of the school webpage.

Once you create an account you can sign up to receive different information either in the form of an email or text message. You can choose as many levels as you want or need including: District, Middle/High School and Elementary.

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RSCHOOL:

Midland parents are encouraged to become acquainted with rSchool and use it. Sign up for the automatic notifications to your cell phone or email, then you will know instantly when a game/activity has been added, postponed or cancelled. Here is the website, as well as easy to follow directions for setting up your account and using the program.

RSchool Website

RSchool Made Easy Instructions

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HELP US, HELP KIDS

Midland Elementary is collecting the following items:

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

OLD CELL PHONES- Music department

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Elementary PBIS Info.



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Contact Us
Main Phone: 563-488-2292
Elementary Extension 7
Middle/High School Extension 8
Secretary Extension 0


MIDLAND TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS LISTING

Midland Elementary
510 3rd Avenue North
PO Box F
Oxford Junction, IA 52323
Fax: 563-826-2681
Grades: PS-5

Midland Middle/High School
106 West Webster St.
PO Box 109
Wyoming, IA 52362
Fax: 563-488-2253
Grades: 6-12

Contact: Webmaster

CURRENT/UPCOMING INFO

Summer Drives Ed Info 2021

Ways to view MCSD events during covid, thanks to our partners:

Varsity: Wyoming Telephone YouTube Channel

JV: Midland Middle / High School Facebook

IMPORTANT INFO 2021-22

MCSD 2021-22 Master Calendar

IMPORTANT INFO 2020-21

MCSD 2020-21 Master Calendar revised 2.22.21

MCSD 2020-21 School Supply List

MCSD 2020-21 Midland School Fees

20-21 Lunch Application Letter

20-21 Lunch Application How To

20-21 Lunch Application Form - this can be used all year and resubmitted if your family income changes during the school year!

Midland Guidelines for Volunteers, Chaperones, Drivers - needs filled out by anyone who wants to do one of these things for the school this year. Needed once every 3 years by repeating volunteers.

Midland Building Use Application - needs filled out by any individual/group wanting to use a room in either school.

To nominate someone for Midland Hall of Fame complete this form and return to the HS office.

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INFO

All Sports Food Stand Sign Up - to sign up contact Michelle in the HS office via email or phone call. These are assigned on a first requested, first filled basis. If not signed up, a time will be assigned to the parents of ALL athletes.

Vision Statement
The vision of the Midland School District is to prepare students to think, lead and serve.

Mission Statement

Helpful Links

Notice - Powerschool upgrades will be installed every 2nd Sunday of every month from 6:45-8:45AM so it will not be accessible during those times.










Midland Middle High School Facebook Page

Midland Elementary Facebook Page


NON SCHOOL RELATED LINKS:







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Thanks to MHS grad

Shawn Woodward

who helps us troubleshoot our website when needed. His donation of time and talents is greatly appreciated!