If your family participated in the free or reduced school lunch program during the school year, there is a new program that can help provide your family with a food benefit over the summer. Please take a moment to look at and apply for P-EBT: www.mn.p-ebt.org. This program is designed to help families with food costs during the COVID 19 pandemic. Families with SNAP or MFIP benefits will automatically receive benefits with the new program. Families utilizing school based Free or Reduced Lunch programs, can also apply.
MCC Families, Good morning. This message is to provide an update to families about our back to school planning. The county released new data yesterday and our county case numbers went down which is great. MDH is releasing data weekly now instead of every two weeks. There is a lag in this data but we are watching numbers closely. If things remain where they are at there is a good chance we will have school with all students in school when we return. On August 10, the school board has a special meeting planned to review and discuss back to school planning. Based on our procedural set up, our safety planning, survey results, and MDH Health data, it looks like we would start school with one of these two possible scenarios: Either all students come to school in-person (Scenario 1) or all elementary students come to school in-person and and High School in a Hybrid mode. We ask that families keep that in mind as you are getting ready. Please note the school board may make the final decision for our schools starting model during its regular meeting on August 17. I know everyone is anxious to know where things will start, but taking the extra time will let us see MDH data released on August 13. This will help the board make a more informed decision. Right now things look good. We ask that our families and the MCC community to continue to do your part wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining social distance, and staying home when you do not feel well. We are in the process of changing our COVID 19 page on our website to a Back to School page. We will post a parent guide for our back to school planning, school supply lists, Chromebook Handbook and other items on this page. That is coming soon but you should start seeing some information posted on it by Monday. We will use our notification system and Facebook page to post updates. We will not host open house back to school nights this year. We are targeting a mailing home for August 20-21 to provide detailed back to school information. There will be some process for orientation and will be Chromebook Distribution for grades 7-12 prior to school starting. Thank you for completing the survey. We did have 80% of our families complete it. Your responses have been very helpful in our back to school planning. We were especially thankful for the amount of families that noted they can help with transportation. Very soon secretaries and transportation director Adam Lokstad will be checking in with families to confirm transportation details. Thank you for your patience. We will be sending out more frequent updates to keep you informed. If you have questions feel free to call our district office (218) 874-8530. You may also e-mail Mr. Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mr. LB at email@example.com, or me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are in this together!! #mccstrong Superintendent Jeffrey Lund
Please take time to review the image along with this note. It is a letter from MCC Superintendent Lund regarding Governor's announcement. The letter can also be viewed on the district website: www.newfolden.k12.mn.us and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mcc441 If you have not yet completed the Planning Survey, it is still available and remains open until August 3. You can access it by going to: https://forms.gle/TzURumpxuhiWq5wg9
MCC Families, I want to thank all our MCC families for your patience waiting for the Governor’s announcement regarding the start of school. We are committed to continuing our hard work to ensure our plans will work within state guidelines to provide a safe learning environment for our students and a safe workplace for our staff. The governor’s plan is fluid allowing for local control with guidance. This will require a whole community commitment. Our ability to best serve our students is dependent on everyone. The more we can keep cases down in our county, the more likely we are able to have learning take place in person in our schools. I know not everyone agrees in all the mandates and rules, but our survey data shows nearly everyone wants to have our students back to school. Please follow recommendations of staying home if you are sick, wearing a mask in public settings indoors, washing your hands, and maintaining social distance. Following these recommended practices will help our school open with students in school and help us remain in school throughout the year. We appreciate our families participation in our planning survey. We have received 212 responses which represents about 75-80% of our families. Key results so far: -94.3% have indicated they will be sending children to school under scenario 1 or 2. - 138 families have indicated they can help with transportation to school and 121 have indicated they can help with transportation home from school. - 93.4% have indicated they have internet at home available for child(ren) to use for school work. - 93.4% indicated they can supply masks for children to attend school. (We have secured a supply for any staff or student that needs a mask) - 98.1% are accepting responsibility for staying home if sick. (We will have temperature and health screenings upon entrance to school each day for extra assurance). - 75% indicated a preference of in-person learning; 25% preferred distance learning. - Over 100 comments have been provided to help consider improvements during our planning There is still time to complete the survey if you haven’t completed it. To complete survey: https://forms.gle/TzURumpxuhiWq5wg9 Our department managers and administration will work diligently this week updating school policy and preparing guidance specific to our start of the school year. We will meet with our teachers to make some final adjustments. The school board has a special meeting scheduled for August 10 at 7:00 p.m. to review and approve our back to school planning. Zoom access to the board meeting will be available to the public. To close, our goal is to provide the best education possible to all our students. Based on the state’s planning recommendations and our preparations in person learning with planned safeguards is realistic. Please remember your role in following safety protocols as it will take an all around community effort! Thank you, Jeffrey Lund, Superintendent
Marshall County Central is seeking bus drivers. Full Route, Half Route, Substituting, and Extracurricular driving opportunities are available. Paid training, license and physical reimbursement, PERA retirement, and sick time available. If you are currently working from home and have a flexible schedule, now is the perfect time to explore this opportunity. If you are interested in driving bus for the school district please contact Transportation Manager Adam Lokstad at email@example.com or by calling (218) 874-7291.
MCC Families: This is a reminder to help us by taking time to complete our planning survey: https://forms.gle/p4qbUgcYY87hh2m79 The survey remains open until August 3. We have had 109 responses so far. Note: Some people have had a broken link when trying to reach survey from the app notification. Access is also available on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/mcc441 or by going to www.newfolden.k12.mn.us and viewing this reminder in the Live Feed section.
We are seeking two special education paraprofessionals, one for Newfolden Elementary and one for MCC High School for the upcoming school year. Preferred applicant has 2 years post high school experience and is a person who enjoys working and helping children and teachers. Benefits include: PERA Retirement, Personal Time, and Sick Time. Application is available at http://bit.ly/2mIk4Mo. Completed applications can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to PO Box 189, Newfolden, MN 56738. Application deadline is August 14.
MCC Families, We need your help in understanding your needs as we work on our back to school plans. Your answers will help ensure that we meet the needs of as many families as possible. Please take time to complete this survey: https://forms.gle/p4qbUgcYY87hh2m79 The survey will remain open until August 3. We will send out reminders throughout the week next week. PLEASE SHARE this to help ensure other MCC families can complete the survey. Our school secretaries will call and follow up with families we do not hear from. Thank you very much for taking the time to help us. We look forward to hearing from you! "We are in this together." Sincerely, Jeffrey Lund Superintendent/Elementary Principal
The MCC School Board met last night in regular session. A briefing of the meeting is available: https://bit.ly/3bO777x.
The school board will meet on July 21, 2020 in the high school library. Here is a link to the agenda: https://5il.co/idv2. Due to Stay Safe MN rules and CDC recommendations, the meeting is not accessible to general public in person; however, we will provide an audio feed via Zoom. If you are interested in attending the Zoom session to hear audio, please e-mail Superintendent Lund by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and he will send you access instructions. Since there is no public forum, if you have an item you would like the board to discuss and address during open forum time, please provide a document in writing or via e-mail to Superintendent Lund by 12:00 p.m. Monday and he will share with board members.
MCC Families, I am sure all of our families are anxiously awaiting news about school this upcoming Fall. We are as well. As we wait, we have been studying recommendations and guidance and working hard on all three scenarios described by state to help plan for the upcoming year. School will definitely look different this fall than "normal". If school is in person, we will have to maximize our spaces by spreading children out, we may have to change some rules regarding transportation. There may be times students have to wear masks for everyone's safety. We encourage you to start thinking about how you can help with all of this. We will need your help. This school year we will truly continue the mantra we used last spring, "We are in this together." Definitely take time in the next couple of weeks to do some planning in your households. The state will share with us which of the three plans districts across the state can start with the week of July 27. One plan has everyone return. One plan has a hybrid schedule (some kids come and some kids distance learn with a rotation). One plan is distance learning. Depending on the plan established we will need to gather information from families. Some planning questions to think about while we wait: If we return to school, does your child have any health conditions that would require them to distance learn? If we are back in school, are you able to transport your own child(ren) to school and pick them up? If we are on a hybrid schedule, can your workplace or your family accommodate a schedule in which some days are in school and some days students are distancing learning? If we are distancing learning, what improvements can we make to have the experience better than last spring? If we have a hybrid rotation, will I have someone to watch my child or help my child on days they are not at school? We also encourage you take time in the coming weeks to have your child wear a mask around the house and in public spaces so they get used to wearing a mask. We are not sure what final requirements will come forward, but the more everyone gets used to this practice, the easier it will be for your child to adjust. Please know we are working very hard purchasing personal protection items, cleaning supplies, adjusting procedures, adding signage, increasing safety measures, developing plans, ordering curriculum and school supplies, and examining our systems so we are ready. After the announcement from the state we will take time to share our plans. We will post them on the school website and share them with you. We will also start contacting you to ask some questions in regards to school, share transportation requirements, and how you can help us make everything work. Thank you for your patience as we all wait for news from the state. If you have questions feel free to call the district office. We are open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sincerely, Jeffrey Lund Superintendent/Elementary Principal
Elementary Parents - Accelerated Reader will be down for 3 to 4 business days while the company upgrades its system. We will send an alert when the system resumes working.
NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.441 (MARSHALL COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOLS) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 441 shall begin on July 28, 2020, and shall close at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 11, 2020. Reminder: Office Hours during summer are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. We will keep office open on August 11 until 5:00 p.m. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. At that election, four (4) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each. You can download an Affidavit of Candidacy: https://5il.co/i7nv or by stopping into high school lobby at Marshall County Central High School, 310 West Minnesota Ave. Newfolden, Minnesota. Press call button and ask office staff for assistance. Completed Affidavits are due with filing fee of $2 by 5:00 p.m. on August 11. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 11, 2020 in order to be eligible for election. Dated: June 30, 2020 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD CLERK Kayla Nelson School District Clerk
NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.441 (MARSHALL COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOLS) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 441 shall begin on July 28, 2020, and shall close at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 11, 2020. Reminder: Office Hours during summer are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. We will keep office open on August 11 until 5:00 p.m. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. At that election, four (4) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each. Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district office, located within Marshall County Central High School, 310 West Minnesota Ave. Newfolden, Minnesota. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 11, 2020. Dated: June 30, 2020 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD CLERK Kayla Nelson School District Clerk
FYI - The MCC district office will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 as office is getting carpets clean. We will resume our regular office hours 8-3 on Thursday. The district regular summer hours are 8-3 Monday-Thursday. If you have any questions or need assistance we are also available those hours via phone (218) 874-8530.
Basketball shootaround for upcoming 7th & 8th grade boys Northern Freeze from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at MCC High School on Monday, June 29. You must call the school to sign up at 218-874-8530 or email Mr. LB: email@example.com by 3:00 6/29. Participation limited to first 24 that sign up.
The MCC School Board met in regular session last night. Board Brief can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/3bO777x.
MCC Families, the Minnesota Department of Education issued a survey to gather information from Minnesota Families to help with Fall Planning. Please take a moment to complete the survey. http://sgiz.mobi/s3/2020-Parent-Distance-Learning-Feedback-Survey
Sharing on behalf of Marshall County Social Services: Be on the lookout for Green Duckies coming to your Community! NW8 Adult Mental Health Advisory Council will be placing the pictured Green Duckies throughout the region in the next few weeks. They hope if you find one you will take a selfie with the Duck, tell them where you found it, and post it on their facebook page: www.facebook.com/nw8amhi/ Please note safety precautions were taken to assemble the ducks and information. Remember to Stay Safe and Be Kind!
Our school board meets this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for the regular June Meeting via the online tool Zoom. Agenda is posted here: https://5il.co/h3sj. If you are interested in accessing the meeting, please contact Supt. Lund @ firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you meeting access information. We do not have public open forum at Zoom meetings but if there is any item you wish the board to address, please send it in writing to Supt. Lund by 12:00 p.m. on Monday and he will get information to board members.
Warren Pool is offering swimming lessons to MCC Students this summer. Dates are as follows: Viking/Holt: July 6-10 Newfolden Option 1: July 13-17 Newfolden Option 2: July 20-24 Lesson times are 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $40. There is no transportation to and from school this year. Transportation would be on your own. Please contact Warren Pool via Facebook Messenger (https://www.facebook.com/WarrenMNPool) or by phone: (218) 745-4777. You may also call Pool Manager Kaely DeMars 218-452-1140 to sign up.
If your family participated in the free or reduced school lunch program during the school year, there is a new program that can help provide your family with a food benefit over the summer. Please take a moment to look at and apply for P-EBT: www.mn.p-ebt.org. This program is designed to help families with food costs during the COVID 19 pandemic. Families with SNAP or MFIP benefits will automatically receive benefits with the new program. Families utilizing school based Free or Reduced Lunch programs, can also apply.
MCC Elementary Students: AR testing will be down this week. Testing will reopen next starting next week. Remember books read and tested on over the summer count towards year end rewards. Points over summer do not count towards first quarter goal. FYI: Viking Elementary students earned 2917.8 AR Points last summer and school year. They read 3,039,105 words. Newfolden Elementary students earned 13,220.2 last summer and school year. They read 14,952,988 words. Great work!!
MCC Elementary Community: We posted our awards for Viking Elementary and Newfolden Elementary to the school Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mcc441. Congratulations on your efforts this year!!
Hello all MCC 5th Graders!! Thank you for the great year. Mrs. Waterworth, Ms. Hoverson, Mrs. Converse, and Ms. Wagner and rest of 5th grade team will surely miss you!! Thanks for your hard work, especially during distance learning! Enjoy your summer!
We updated our distance learning guide to include adjustments to grading we will make in quarter 4 for Newfolden Elementary Students and High School Students. Grading update can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/3gcuLxR Complete Distance Learning Guide is available for viewing here: https://bit.ly/36kZaFU or on our COVID information page: http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/covid-19-information--23
Today we feature grade 9! These terrific kids deserve a shout out & support. It was a tough year for this class and their families with the loss of Spencer. Spencer will be missed dearly. Thank you from all the teachers and support staff for working hard! Have a terrific summer.
May 18 - Distance Learning Update/Services Update Meals for remainder of year: We will serve meals until May 28. Friday, May 22 we will serve double meals (to account for Memorial Day). Thursday, May 28 we will serve double meals (to account for Friday, May 29). Emergency Worker/Tier 2 Daycare: We will continue to provide daycare for qualifying families for children age 5 to grade 6 through May 28. May 28 will be last day of this service. Textbook/Library Book/Chromebooks/Personal Belongs Exchange: Thursday, May 21 - Kindergarten (Viking); Grade 3 & 4 (Newfolden Elementary) 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 22 - Grades 1 & 2 (Viking); Grades 5 & 6 (Newfolden Elementary) 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 - Grade 7 & 8 (High School) 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 - Grades 9-11 (High School) 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Packet 4 Due Date: May 27 (We recommend mailing by May 22 or 23 to get them to school by May 27). You may also bring packets to the collection container in the high school entry. The entry is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please call (218) 874-8530 if you have any questions or need assistance.
Elementary Yearbooks now for Sale - $14. Book is full color & includes PK/HS - 6th grade. Sales may be completed through School Pay www.schoolpay.com (either login or click Find my Account) or you may order one by paying with a check via mail. Checks should be sent to MCC Schools, PO Box 189, Newfolden, MN 56738. Please write yearbook on memo line. Purchased Yearbook may be picked up at meals or mailed to you.
Today we feature our preschool and head start students and staff. Preschool was scheduled to have its graduation today had this been a typical school year. These wonderful students brighten all of our days and we miss them dearly!! Preschool and Head Start parents, watch your packet or mailing for kindergarten registration info if you are eligible.
We have scheduled Material Return/Belongings Exchange Days. Please see note inside Packet 4 for safety rules/procedures. On these days you bring back textbooks/library books, and Chromebooks (9-11). We will have any personal belongings your child left at school in bags to return to you. Thursday, May 21 (11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) Kindergarten (at Viking South Entrance) Grades 3 and 4 (at Newfolden West Entrance) Friday, May 22 (11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) Grades 1 and 2 (at Viking South Entrance) Grades 5 and 6 (at Newfolden West Entrance) Tuesday, May 26 (11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) Grades 7 and 8 (High School Loop Main Entry) Wednesday, May 27 (11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) Grades 9-11 (High School Loop Main Entry)
MCC is holding a parking lot graduation ceremony for graduates at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Only parents and graduates are allowed in attendance. General public is not permitted to attend. We are following state guidelines to conduct a safe ceremony and the MCC school board approved the plan. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast on Facebook Live on our Facebook page starting at 2:00 p.m. for the general public. The senior slide show will be posted at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday on our Facebook page. We worked in consultation with Marshall County Public Health and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office to make this possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Reminder: Packet 3 is due on Friday, May 15. Packets can be mailed back or you can bring them to high school lobby and place them in drop container. Packet 4 will be available for pick up at meal sites on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15. If you do not pick up meals and want to pick up at the meal sites, call us (218) 874-8530, let us know, and we'll arrange it.
Elementary Yearbooks now for Sale - $14. Book is full color & includes PK/HS - 6th grade. All sales must be completed through School Pay www.schoolpay.com (either login or click Find my Account). Purchased Yearbook may be picked up at meals or mailed to you.
Reminder: Packet 3 school work is due on May 15. Packets can be mailed back or returned to high school lobby drop box. We will be distributing packet 4 (final packet) during meals on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15. Packets not picked up by Friday meals will be mailed. Packet 4 work will be due at school by May 27. If you need any assistance or have any questions about school work, please contact your teacher or call 218-874-8530 and someone in the office will assist you.
Reminder: Learning Packet 3 will be available for pick up at our meal sites on Thursday and Friday this week. If you do not receive meals, but want to pick up your learning packet, please call (218) 874-8530 and we'll bring your packet to appropriate site. The April/May Newsletter was released yesterday. You should get one in your mailbox very soon. If you prefer to read it online here is the link: https://go.aws/2Wb6105
4/27/2020 Announcement Parents and Students: I am sure many of you heard the news that school will not be returning in its normal fashion this year. Under new directives from the state, we will continue our distance learning the remainder of the school year. It saddens me that we will not see our students in our buildings and in our activities this spring. Please know we will do our best to keep our students learning under the circumstances. Hopefully all our efforts staying at home will protect society enough that we can return to a normal beginning of the school year next fall. Learning Packets Reminders: Packet 2 work is due this Thursday, April 30. Please finish up your work and drop it in the mail or in our drop container in the high school lobby. The high school lobby is open from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. Packet 3 will be distributed during meal pick up on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. Any packets not picked up at meal sites those days will be mailed out to families on May 1 and should arrive by May 5. Seniors: All your work is due in school on May 13. We have set aside May 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for seniors to return Chromebooks, text books, school work, and allow you to pick up any personal items left in your locker. Please bring your items to school and we will have tables set up in the commons area for collection. Meals/Child Care: Our meals program for families and our child care option for emergency/Tier II workers is open throughout the remainder of the school year. If you have questions about either program or need to sign up for these services, please call (218) 874-8530. Free-Reduced Meals: We will put a free/reduced lunch application in every packet. If your income has changed due to COVID 19 or the Stay at Home Order, please complete the form. Qualifying now will get you free meals at the beginning of school through October 1. Our Students: Please know our school and our community are keeping our school children in their hearts and minds. School is so much more than just the school work. Times like these remind us that seeing friends, receiving additional services, participating in activities, and the other experiences mean a lot. Not having access to some of those things can be difficult, possibly raising anxiety and frustration in our children. I hope what comes out of all of this is that when we “return to normal” we emphasize the truly valuable items we need as a society. I hope people slow down a bit, not take as much for granted, allow more time for the important things, not be so demanding, cherish the moments of human connection snf share the spirit of helping one another, We know this experience is different and hard on many of you. Please know our staff at MCC are here for you, supporting you, missing you, and will be here through the end of the school year.
Distance Learning Extended for the duration of the 2019-20 school calendar year. https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/health/covid19/?fbclid=IwAR2_u7XKgaq7Rnauxti8S6mXf6XKSyMMQfU_apTVN12eRtQOJTQ6I-pUzrM
FYI - We are serving meals today. We've had some calls asking because day is listed as an in-service day. We want to support our students and families. We are serving meals. Call 218-874-8530 or e-mail email@example.com if you need to sign up.
Our Tuesday, April 21 our School Board meeting will be held as scheduled via web conference tool Zoom due to Pandemic and current social distancing rules. We will not host our open forum period in the traditional way. If you want the board to hear a statement via open forum, it must be submitted in writing by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20. Superintendent Lund will share it with board members. There is no public access allowed at school. If you want to view the meeting via web conference, please contact Superintendent Lund by 12:00 noon on Tuesday and he will send you meeting access instructions. Please contact Superintendent Lund via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (218) 874-8530 if you have any questions. Here is a link to the meeting agenda: https://go.aws/2VBFl8r
Reminder: MCC Schools are closed for Spring Holiday/Easter. District Office Support, Emergency Day Care Program, and Meals resume Tuesday.
School Meals Update: Please call (218) 874-8530 between hours of 8 - 3:30 to sign up for meals. Reminder: There will be no meals on Friday, April 10 or Monday, April 13. Double meals will be sent home on Thursday, April 9 to provide additional food over weekend.
The MCC district office is closed today. If you still need to sign up for meals for next week, e-mail email@example.com or text 218-686-2352 today with your name and number of meals needed and we will add you to the list.
Due to anticipated incoming storm, we will serve both Thursday and Friday meals today. No meals will be served tomorrow. This will save everyone from driving in poor conditions.
Great apps to get Library Books on your devices: Sora, by Overdrive (Book choices kid friendly): Select Find My School, My School isn't listed, 56738, select: Northwest Minnesota Shared Digital Collection, select Marshall County Central Schools. Enter your school e-mail address. Available on Android and Apple devices. Libby: Online books for free using a TRF Library Card. This includes Audiobooks as well as Books. Available on Android and Apple devices. Hoopla: Free books, music, and movies using a TRF Library Card. Select Kids mode for kid safe selections. Hoopla works on Apple, Kindle, and Android Devices. Overdrive: (similar to Sora and Libby) works on Kindle devices.
3-25-2020 Dear Families: The Governor of Minnesota is issuing a shelter and place order beginning Friday, March 27. Schools will operate in a distance learning capacity until April 30. If measures work effectively, school staff would report at their sites to prepare to finish the rest of the school year at schools. Note this is subject to change based on the state’s work to fight the spread of COVID 19. We have a distance learning plan in place. Mailings will go out at the end of the week providing school work for your children. They will include a parent letter which you can also find by going to the following link: https://bit.ly/2Uk21u8. When you receive your packets next week, instructions will help you know how to communicate with your child’s teacher if you have questions or need any assistance with school work. Our full distance learning plan is available here: https://bit.ly/3boe53o. Please understand this is a work in progress and we will refine things along the way. Meals: We will continue to provide meals throughout this shelter and place measure. You are allowed to come to pick up sites to receive meals. Please call (218) 874-7225 if you would like to reserve meals for your children. Here is a list of locations and times: Newfolden Elementary (10:45 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Viking Elementary Bus Garage (11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.) Holt Nazareth Church (11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.) Middle River Legacy Center (12:00 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.) Childcare: We will continue to provide childcare to emergency workers, health care workers, and essential personnel during this distance learning period. To see if you qualify please see the Child Care section of our COVID 19 page: http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/covid-19-information--23. If you have questions or need to get connected to support please call the district office at (218) 874-8530. The office will be open for phone support from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day to help you with questions. Please download our school app if you have a smart phone and turn on notifications. You can find our app by searching the app store for: Marshall County Central, MN. We will also post updates and information to our Facebook page, school website Live Feed, and our COVID 19 page. We continue to be in this together as a school and a community. Thank you in advance for flexibility and understanding. Stay healthy and well! Sincerely, Jeffrey Lund Superintendent of Schools
3-23-2020 Meals: We have 184 sign ups for daily meals. We served 362 meals today out of Newfolden Elementary. (Families picked up meals for 181 children receiving lunch today and breakfast for tomorrow). Families were very good about following social distancing while they waited. We could use some grocery bags to bag meals. We have some bags ordered, but they won’t arrive for a couple of days. We ask that families picking up meals could bring in some extra plastic grocery bags that would be helpful. Meals this week will continue being served from Newfolden Elementary. Next week’s Meals (March 30-April 3) If school remains closed, we will expand meals for next week. We will continue serving meals from Newfolden Elementary and we will also serve at the following locations: Holt - Nazareth Church (11:00 to 11:40 a.m.); Viking Elementary (11:00 to 11:40 a.m.); and Middle River Legacy Center (12:00 to 12:40 p.m.). When you call to sign up for next week's meals, office staff will ask you for your desired meal pick up location. Virtual Spirit Week: We will hold a Virtual Spirit Week each week. This is our way of helping our families stay connected, help children see their friends, and to have some fun while everyone is staying home. Monday: National Puppy Day (Post picture of your pet or stuffed animal) Tuesday: Crazy Sock Day Wednesday: Super Hero Day Thursday: Art Day Friday Flannel Day Please follow these posts and have fun participating. School Work Mailings, general information: Paraprofessionals and office staff are finalizing preparation of mailing the learning packets that will go out next week once we hear from the Department of Education and the Governor in regards to moving to distance learning for a period of time. Each child in your home will receive a learning packet in the mail. Inside each packet will be instructions from your teacher(s) on how they plan to keep in contact with you, instructions on how to return the work when it is completed, and other general information. We are sensitive that not all families have access to the internet or have technology at home. We were mindful of this in the development of our work packets. The first round of work is designed to allow students to do independent work. This is to help students start successfully and allow time for families and the teachers to work out any communication issues that may come up. Proper Health Practices: Please follow all advice in regards to personal health and safety. Stay home if you are sick. Thoroughly and frequently wash hands using soap and water, cover sneezes and coughs, clean frequently touched surfaces, practice social distancing (3-6 feet separation) and stay away from large gatherings of people. We encourage you to keep your children at home. We continue to be in this together as a school and a community. Thank you in advance for flexibility and understanding. Stay healthy and well! Superintendent Lund
Dear Families, March 20, 2020 I want to take some time to assure you in the event the Governor moves schools to distance learning we will be sending out learning materials to your students. We are arranging the first round of these materials to be sent so they would arrive March 30-31 will be designed to be independent work that your students will find initial success. Teachers will begin to reach out to students next week to ensure our communication with families is working and ready if we move to the distance learning model. Meals: We had sign ups for over 180 meals for next weeks meals. They will be served from Newfolden Elementary School. These meals are free of charge for all children 18 and younger. We are working on expanding meal service with additional pick up sites starting March 30.. Childcare: The state has expanded who is eligible for child care services. Please see Child Care section of our COVID page to see if you would be eligible: http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/covid-19-information--23. If you need childcare for your kindergarten through 12 year old child and you qualify, please call (218) 874-8530 to reserve a spot. Please follow all safety measures to keep your family safe. Stay home if at all possible. Maintain social distancing when out. Wash your hands. Cover your cough. Clean frequently touched surfaces. Stay healthy!! Stay Safe!! Sincerely, Superintendent Lund
Free Meals - starting Monday (This is a change from parent letter) We will make arrangements for families wishing to receive school meals during this break. This will be in place by Monday, March 23. The meals will be grab and go and need to be picked up at Newfolden Elementary. Lunch and breakfast food for the next day would be provided. This is an opt-in opportunity. We ask families to call the district (by Thursday 3:30) to order meals for the following week. In the event of a longer closure, we would require families to call in by Thursday each week to reserve your lunches for the following week. Lunches are available for all of your children school age and younger. Meals would be available from 10:45 to 12:30 to pick up. Change: These meals are being provided free of charge. Menu for next week: (Lunch and Breakfast for next day) Monday: Breakfast: Egg Sandwich, Grapes, Juice, Milk Lunch: BBQ Sandwich, Chips, Kiwi, Cucumbers Tuesday: Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll/Muffin, Hard Boiled Egg, Banana, Milk Lunch: Corn Dog, Mac & Cheese, Orange, Milk Wednesday: Breakfast: Bagel, Cream Cheese, Apple Sauce, Juice, Milk Lunch: Chicken Legs, Macaroni Salad, Cucumbers, Kiwi, Milk Thursday: Breakfast: Cereal, Oranges, Juice, Milk Lunch: Hamburgers/Chicken Patty, Chips, Carrots, Pears, Milk Friday: Breakfast: Poptart, Granola Bar, Yogurt, Cheese Stick Lunch: Cold Cut Sandwich, Chips w/Salsa, Apple Sauce, Milk
March 18, 2020 Dear MCC Families: MCC Staff have worked hard the last two days making plans and preparing school work for our students. Our support staff worked hard to help clean our schools, clean our buses, and will be helping further in the event of a longer term closure of schools. Meals: So far we have nearly 80 orders for meals for each day next week. The meals will be grab and go and need to be picked up at Newfolden Elementary. Lunch and breakfast food for the next day would be provided. This is an opt-in opportunity. We ask families to call the district office (218) 874-8530 (by Thursday 3:30) to order meals for the following week. Lunches are available for all school aged children and younger children at home. Meals would be available from 10:45 to 12:30 to pick up. These meals will be free of charge. Daycare: We received word today there was an expansion of Emergency Personnel and Essential Workers. Please visit our COVID 19 page under Childcare for more information. Internet Access: We are working with Wiktel to help families that are using hot spots, cell plan data, or have poor internet connections. Please contact Matt Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Longerbone email@example.com if you have this need. As soon as we know details from Governor regarding continuing school, we will send out information to you. If you have any questions please contact the district office from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (218) 874-8530. For our most up-to-date information: http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/covid-19-information--23 Sincerely, Jeffrey Lund, Superintendent
Free Meals - starting Monday (This is a change from parent letter) We will make arrangements for families wishing to receive school meals during this break. This will be in place by Monday, March 23. The meals will be grab and go and need to be picked up at Newfolden Elementary. Lunch and breakfast food for the next day would be provided. This is an opt-in opportunity. We ask families to call the district (by Thursday 3:30) to order meals for the following week. In the event of a longer closure, we would require families to call in by Thursday each week to reserve your lunches for the following week. Lunches are available for all of your children school age and younger. Meals would be available from 10:45 to 12:30 to pick up. Change: These meals are being provided free of charge.
Reminder to all families: There is No School at MCC Schools starting Tuesday, March 17. Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled tonight and tomorrow are cancelled. District office will be open 8:00 to 3:30 p.m. throughout this break period. Please review letter being sent with all students today. You can also view it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/134vDzR5f6lKvTnjr-KsqXTzHsXYbldsA1agRL2mX5x4/edit
Dear Parents, The events surrounding the COVID 19 illness are constantly evolving and we appreciate your patience during this time as we have schools closed March 17-27 to prepare our school for the event the Governor extends the closure. Please know the safety of our students, staff, and community are of prime importance. We are cooperating fully with the Governor’s order to work on planning so we can provide educational resources in a distance learning arrangement in the event of a longer closure. On Monday, we will use the time to prepare students and ensure they know expectations should this closure be extended. Students will bring home school supplies and any learning materials that may be essential during time off. We will not have any distance learning during the break but students who are behind and need to make up work can use these days off to get caught up following our existing policies. We will mail out learning packets with instructions if closure is extended. We will make arrangements for families wishing to receive school meals during this break. This will be in place by Monday, March 23. The meals will be grab and go and need to be picked up in the Newfolden Elementary cafeteria. Lunch and breakfast food for next day would be provided. This is an opt-in opportunity. We ask families to call the district (by Thursday 3:30) to order meals for the following week. In the event of a longer closure, we would require families to call in by Thursday each week to reserve your lunches for the following week. Lunches are available for all school aged children. These meals will be billed according to your meal status (free/reduced and full). If you are a member of the emergency services profession (law enforcement, fire department, EMTs and/or the medical profession (direct care staff) that has school aged children enrolled in our school system from kindergarten to age 12, we will have child care available for your school age children if you need the service starting Wednesday, March 18. Please contact Sarah in Viking Elementary (218) 523-4425 ASAP to reserve a spot if you qualify. Child care would be available from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please follow all advice in regards to personal health and safety. Thoroughly and frequently wash hands using soap and water, cover sneezes and coughs, clean frequently touched surfaces, practice social distancing (3-6 feet separation) and stay away from large gatherings of people. We encourage you to keep your children at home during this break until the situation improves. We will post all updates of information on the COVID page on our school website: http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/covid-19-information--23 When a change or update occurs to our planning, we will post it on Facebook, District Live Feed on our website, and notify you on our school app: Marshall County, MN. We will keep the district office open during this break period from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to answer any questions you may have. District Office number is: (218) 874-8530. Please note that because this situation is evolving rapidly, this is the current plan we have in place today. We are all in this together as a school and a community. We thank you in advance for flexibility and understanding. Stay healthy and well in these unprecedented times. Thank you, Jeffrey Lund, Superintendent Marshall County Central Schools
Governor Walz announced this morning closures of all schools to students in Minnesota beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27. MCC Schools will have school on Monday, March 16. This will help us get our children prepared in the event of a longer school closure. The school will be closing Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, March 27 for students. There will be teacher in-service on Tuesday and Wednesday. All Activities, Parent Teacher Conferences, and Drivers Education meeting are cancelled.
Please continue to monitor our COVID-19 Web Page. http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/covid-19-information--23 We posted an update regarding some recent events cancelled and added notes about spring sports. Recent Cancellations include: - Music Contests - Knowledge Bowl Meets - Winter Sports Banquet - Father Daughter Dance - Region Arts Contest - Creating a Caring Community Event at E-Free - All non-school gym reservations through April 15 - Open Gym Announcement Regarding Spring Sports/Activities: MSHSL announced spring sports are allowed to practice. Cooperative schools are allowed to practice together. We will follow this protocol. They will make a decision in April on Spring games/Events
We have created a page on our school website to provide families with current information regarding the COVID 19 Virus and how we are responding at school. We sent home a letter today with all students. If you did not receive a letter, please refer to website and it has a link to the letter. When we update information we will change the date at the top of the page so you know you are receiving up-to-date information. We are following guidance by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education. We receive frequent updates from them and are watching changes as the situation evolves. At this time MDH is recommending students stay in school if they are healthy. http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/covid-19-information--23
Reminder that Parent-Teacher Conferences for grades 3-12 are coming up March 16 from 3:30-8 p.m. & March 17th from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Special Education Paraprofessional Opening Marshall County Central School District is seeking a paraprofessional for Newfolden Elementary School for the remainder the 2019-2020 school year. Preferred applicant has 2 years post secondary education and previous experience working with children or related field. Benefits include: PERA Retirement, Personal Time, and Sick Time. Mail cover letter, resume, and job application: Jeffrey Lund, Superintendent/Elementary Principal Marshall County Central Schools PO Box 189 Newfolden, MN 56738 Application materials may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Job application, job description, and background forms available from district office or at http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/job-postings--41 Application Deadline is February 12. Marshall County Central Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Roseau Boys Youth Basketball Tournament for Saturday has been postponed due to incoming weather. Date is to be determined.
Robotics meet scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to Monday, January 20. Robotics students should arrive at school by 6:45 am.
Due to incoming storm GBB practice cancelled today. BBB vs BGMR postponed. Night of Fine Arts on Saturday postponed. All Freeze Hoops practices Saturday canceled. We will sent out an announcement about Roseau Youth Boys Basketball tournament as soon as we get an update.
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Elementary and High School Open Gym are cancelled for today due to power issues in Newfolden.
Due to road conditions, Girls Basketball Practice will be cancelled for Monday, December 30.
Marshall County Central School District awarded an honorary diploma to World War II Veteran Earl Hanson today during our annual Senior Citizen Tea Event at Newfolden High School. Jim Larson, representing Newfolden Legion Post 427 awarded Earl a WWII hat in honor of the day and honor of his service. Service personnel at the senior tea event provided Earl with a salute. It was a wonderful day for our school and for Earl Hanson. Congratulations Earl.
12/1 MCC Open Gym Time Change: Elementary Open Gym is 12 pm - 2 pm and HS Open Gym is 2 pm to 4 pm. Adult Open Gym will remain at its normal time.
MCC School and Buses will be two hours late on Wednesday, November 26, 2019. The late start is necessary due to circumstances beyond school control. There will be no high school open gym in the morning. The 5th grade field trip is still on as scheduled.
MCC School and Buses will be two hours late on Wednesday, November 26, 2019. The late start is necessary due to circumstances beyond school control. High School open gym is cancelled. Staff member to report to school on time.
We have to cancel ECFE for this evening. Our next session will be December 2. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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ECFE is cancelled for tonight and is rescheduled for 11/11/2019 due to water service outage in Viking.
Reminder: No school on Monday November 4. Viking Parent Teacher Conferences are Wednesday and Thursday.
We are looking for a high school cleaner/custodian and a Junior High Basketball Coach. If interested in either position please review job advertisements on our job posting page: http://www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/o/mccsd/page/job-postings--41 Positions are open until filled.
Volleyball Practice will start at 3:10 p.m. tomorrow at Tri-County. Bus will leave MCC at 2:40 p.m. No football practice tomorrow.
We are hiring for a paraprofessional at the High School for remainder the school year. Benefits include: PERA Retirement, Personal Time, and Sick Time. Go to http://bit.ly/2mIk4Mo for more info and application materials. Application Deadline is October 2.
Youth football games for all groups cancelled today.
Youth Football grade 4 and 5 games scheduled for Roseau will now be in Badger tomorrow. Roseau fields are too wet. If games are cancelled tomorrow we will post on our Facebook page and our Remind page.
Tonight's football game at Tri-County is moved to 6:00 p.m. to avoid incoming storm. Parents will be announced at half-time instead of before the game. Youth Football players will be announced at Oct. 4 game at MCC instead.
Paraprofessional Opening Marshall County Central School District is seeking a special education paraprofessional for Marshall County Central High School for remainder the 2019-2020 school year. Preferred applicant has 2 years post secondary education and previous experience working with children or related field. Benefits include: PERA Retirement, Personal Time, and Sick Time. Mail cover letter, resume, and job application: Jeffrey Lund, Superintendent/Elementary Principal Marshall County Central Schools PO Box 189 Newfolden, MN 56738 Application materials may be e-mailed to: email@example.com Job application, job description, and background forms available from district office or at www.newfolden.k12.mn.us/job-postings.html Application Deadline is October 2. Marshall County Central Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Freeze Clothing Order Closes this Sunday 9/8/19: https://stores.inksoft.com/freeze_fall_package_2019/shop/product-detail/6964008
Freeze Clothing Now Available Online! The online store will close on Sunday, September 8th. Orders will be delivered to each school. https://beta.inksoft.com/freeze_fall_package_2019/shop/products/all?page=1
Youth Football for tonight is cancelled due to lightning and stormy weather.
MCC Schools has their own App! Download it today from the Google Play Store or Apple Store for you Phone or Tablet! Search for "Marshall County Central, MN"
Freeze Coaching Openings for 2019-2020: JH Football Coach Assistant Baseball Coach JH Girls Basketball Coach We are seeking community candidates that are interested in coaching and have experience in these sports. Pay for position is based on our salary schedule. For questions about any of the positions please contact Brian Longerbone, MCC Schools via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (218) 874-8530. You may also contact Gary Taylor, Tri-County Schools via e-mail: gary_taylor@ tricounty.k12.mn.us or by phone: (218) 436-2374.