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News Update - October 5, 2020
News Update - October 5, 2020
Medfield High School
Monday, October 05, 2020

 

DATES TO REMEMBER...                                                                                                                                                   

 Oct.  5   -    Cohort A in person

Oct.  6   -    Cohort A in person

Oct.  7   -    ALL REMOTE

Oct.  7   -    DEADLINE FOR PSAT registration (MHS Juniors Only) Click HERE to Register!

Oct.  8   -    Cohort B in person

Oct.  9   -    Cohort B in person

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Oct. 12  -    NO SCHOOL 

Oct. 13  -    Cohort A in person

Oct. 14  -    ALL REMOTE

Oct. 14  -    MHS Parent Teacher Organization meeting @ 7:00 PM (via Zoom)

Oct. 14  -    SAT Day @ MHS (Pre-registered MHS Seniors ONLY)

Oct. 15  -    Cohort B in person

Oct. 16  -    Cohort B in person

 


 

 

SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS FOR STUDENTS  

Student picture days have been scheduled for MONDAY, October 19th (Cohort A) and THURSDAY, October 22nd (Cohort B). The photos will be taken outside in the tent at the front of the building to allow for appropriate social distancing.


 MHS launches HYBRID HUB, an informational and resource site for PARENTS/GUARDIANS and STUDENTS!  Check out the NEW GOOGLE SITE we have created for you with videos, schedules, and much, much more. Click HERE to check it out..

 


GOT (HEALTH) FORMS?

Every year we ask families to send in health forms for their child should they have a medical condition which requires a medication. Please take a moment to review these forms (links below) now as some forms require your signature only and other forms require both your signature as well as the signature of your child’s health care provider.  It's important for parents/guardians, school nurses and physicians to collaborate in order to keep your child healthy and safe at school, on the bus and during school-sponsored activities, especially in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

Asthma Action Plan

Medication Authorization and Plan

Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Plan

 

 




DID YOU MISS THE MHS PARENT INFORMATION WEBINAR ON SEPT. 24th?

Fortunately, the webinar was recorded and is available to all parents by clicking on this LINK.

Please enter Access Passcode: %?1xm5U4.


 

 

GUIDANCE OFFICE NEWS & NOTES

MEFA's College Financing Webinar Series is underway!

Attention Seniors & their Parents/Guardians:

The 2021-2022 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form will be available beginning October 1st.  The FAFSA® form allows students to request federal grants, work-study, and loans, all in one application. The first in the series Understanding the FAFSA .  This webinar provides a detailed overview of the FAFSA. Learn step-by-step instructions on completing the application, helpful tips on answering questions, and important next steps.  

Beginning Monday, September 28th through Thursday, November 5th, the Massachusetts Education Financing Authority (MEFA) will host a live College Financing webinar daily, every Monday through Thursday, with daytime and evening hours. All webinars will be recorded and available online for families who are unable to attend a live event. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the full financial aid application process. Presenters will include MEFA staff members as well as guests from financial aid offices across the Commonwealth, providing families the opportunity to hear from many of the most knowledgeable financial aid leaders in the industry.

 For additional financial aid resources, please visit: https://sites.google.com/email.medfield.net/mhs-guidance-department/college-information/financial-aid

 


 

 

ATTENTION JUNIORS/CLASS OF 2022 - PSAT REGISTRATION

Registration will open for the October 17th PSATs this week.  We encourage all members of the Class of 2022 to take the PSAT in preparation for future college entrance exams.  Students can register for the PSAT by visiting:  https://aptsusa.com/medfield/

Upon registration, students can pick up a prep booklet in the guidance office. The deadline to register is October 7th.  If financial assistance is required, please contact the guidance office at 508-359-2482 to request a fee waiver.

 


ATTENTION JUNIORS & SENIORS!

Virtual college rep. visits for this week include the schools listed below. Please log on to your Naviance account and sign up for the virtual sessions you are interested in (each session lasts about 20 minutes). Virtual visits with the following schools are scheduled the week of 10/5 - 10/9:

Monday:            Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Tuesday:           Merrimack College, Babson College, Bryant University

Wednesday:   University of Vermont, Johnson & Wales Providence, Vanderbilt University

Thursday:         Penn State University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Bates College

Friday:                 Stonehill College, Salve Regina University, College of Our Lady of the Elms  


       


STUDENT MILITARY OPT-OUT FORM

In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), school districts must now provide, upon request, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all secondary students (grades 9-12) to military recruiters and institutions of higher education provided that the school notifies parents and students of their right to request that this information not be released without their prior written consent and that the school complies with such requests.  If you do NOT want your student's name to be released please submit this FORM for the guidance department.  PLEASE NOTE: the completed form must be submitted no later than October 15th.


Thanks for your patience as we settled some logistics with Jostens! These are unprecedented times, but the good news is that MHS remains committed to producing a yearbook, including a section full of senior portraits and as much coverage of memorable moments as possible. Please review THIS PDF for details on how to submit photos, how to pre-order yearbook copies, etc. We are looking forward to a fantastic year...and yearbook!


MEDFIELD OUTREACH TO PROVIDE WEEKLY MENTAL HEALTH OPEN HOURS

On Thursdays, during the month of October, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM, Medfield Outreach will be offering free drop-in hours for personal, individualized appointments with two licensed mental health professionals.  To find out more, click HERE.



MEDFIELD COALITION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION NEWS

ONE MEDFIELD MOVES! 

Walk, Run, Bike, Rollerblade, Swim or Skip your way to 20.52miles between now and November 30! $25 per participant (all ages welcome) gets you: a tracking sheet for recording your mileage, “One Medfield” t-shirt after your mileage is complete and weekly emails to keep you motivated. 

This event is sponsored by Medfield Orthodontics. 

DRIVEWAY PAINTING: For only $35 you can sign up NOW to have our special “Medfield M” logo painted on your driveway to show your community spirit! Sign ups are limited, so don’t miss your chance!  Sign ups will be accepted  through October 23. You will be contacted 24 hours before painting will occur.

This event is sponsored by Will’s Hardware.


FLORAL WORKSHOP: Join MCPE for the first event in our One Medfield Virtual FunRaising Night In  series with Alice’s Table!    REGISTER NOW

MCPE has partnered with Alice’s Table to bring this private fundraising workshop to your home on November 19 at 8:00 just in time for the Fall holiday season! Sign up for this exclusive virtual class and create your own stunning holiday centerpiece.

Each ticket includes an abundance of farm-fresh flowers and a planter delivered to your doorstep the day before the event, so all you need to have on hand is your computer, a pair of scissors or floral clippers and some water!  

Visit medfieldcoalition.org for more information on these exciting initiatives and other upcoming events! 

YOU ARE INVITED TO A CHALLENGE SUCCESS (VIRTUAL) PARENT EDUCATION EVENT!

CLICK this LINK for more information about this event.


 

DID YOU KNOW that you can now follow us on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM (@medfieldhs) and on TWITTER (@MedfieldHS)?  If you are a fan of social media, you can keep up with the latest news from MHS by following us on any of these platforms.

 

To submit items to the WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE, please email MJ Ingram at mingram@email.medfield.net by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings.