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A Message from the Principal

Principal:
Tommy Dwyer
Assistant Principal:
Hillary Hoose (A-L)
Assistant Principal:
Mike Murawski (M-Z)
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It was so nice to get a glimpse at smiles on picture day as well as see some of our MSO students that came in. Picture day overall was a huge success. Picture retake days are scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 12. If any MSO students are in need of a picture retake, please reach out to me at dwyer@mentorschools.org .

Our first night of Parent Teacher conferences was this past Tuesday.  Our second conference night for the fall is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  We are using PTCFast.com to schedule these and all conferences will be via Zoom.  Once you register you will receive an email confirming your schedule as well as individual Zoom links for each conference.  Parents can sign up for conferences by clicking HERE.  In the event there are no open appointment times to meet with a teacher, you can reach out to them directly via email.  Email address can be found HERE.

Working with students in an online environment, we have seen a correlation between academic success / class engagement and Zoom cameras turned on.  We ask that you touch base with your child and encourage them to turn their camera on in class when at home.  This will help them connect better to the classroom as a whole and have a more fulfilling experience.

While minimal, there will be times that substitute teachers are in at Shore this year.  In these instances, Zooming into class for online students that day will not be required.  Teachers will indicate this on their daily agenda.  All teachers have a daily agenda listed in Schoology.  In the event a student feels they are “stuck” in the waiting room, we suggest they look at the agenda to see if a sub is in for the day.  An assignment for students to work on will always be provided in these instances.

Recently in advisory we shared with students a number of clubs that are being offered at Shore this year.  Our goal is to provide students an opportunity to get involved outside of the school day.  Many clubs will be offering online opportunities for MSO students and will try to continue in a virtual format for all in the event Shore goes full remote for a period of time.  Some clubs are not being offered this year and others will look different in various aspects.  Nonetheless, we encourage all students to get involved in something!  The full presentation can be found HERE.

Being in the hybrid model, we will be having two separate Halloween Spirit Days.  Cohort A will be permitted to wear costumes to school on Tuesday, October 27.  Cohort B will be permitted to wear costumes to school on Friday, October 30.  Full list of costume guidelines can be found HERE.

Be sure to check out our PTSA masks for sale HERE as well.

Have a great weekend!

 

Tommy Dwyer