MCC October 2019 Newsletter
MCC October 2019 Newsletter
Posted on 10/04/2019
Newsletter written on a newspaperPDF of October 2019 MCC Newsletter Here.

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Fort Zumwalt School District

Mike Clemens Center

October 2019

Dr. Bernard DuBray - Superintendent

Dr. Deanne McCullough - Exec. Director of Behavior Supports

Dr. Tanya Deering - Assistant Principal

Notes from the Administrators:

As we near the end of the first quarter (Oct. 10), we begin planning for our parent/teacher conferences to be held on Oct. 23 and 24.  Your child’s teacher(s) will be contacting you within the next week to schedule a time to meet and share important information with you.  Conferences provide parents an opportunity to learn about their child’s progress - both academically as well as their social/emotional development.  We want to work together with our parents to help our students reach the highest potential possible. We strive to have 100% participation - so please help us reach this goal!

We are excited to have a few new students and staff members who have joined our Mike Clemens Center team over the past few weeks.  Change can be difficult for some (both new and experienced), however we are working on developing positive relationships and finding ways for all the students to build upon their skills to welcome our new team members.  


Dr. McCullough & Dr. Deering

Important Dates:

October (National Principals Month)

2 - Early Release Day 2.5 Hours Early

10 - End of First Quarter

11 - NO SCHOOL - Records Day

14 - NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

21 - BOE Meeting

23 - 24 - Parent/Teacher Conference Days

24 & 25 - NO SCHOOL 


3 - Daylight Savings Time Ends

5 - Election Day - NO SCHOOL

6 - North Side Area Coffee @ Forest Park Elem 7pm

14 - Mid-Point 2nd Quarter

18 - FZ Board Meeting @ 7pm

20 - National Educational Support Professionals Day



4 - Early Release Day

Your child's safety is always at the top of our minds. Please Remember: -If a student needs to ride a bus other than their assigned bus, contact Transportation the day before the change is needed between 9am and 2 pm. - If a student is riding their regular bus, but need to get off at a different stop, contact Transportation no later than noon the day the change is needed. Your cooperation in providing information according to these guidelines helps us build an important layer of safety for our students.
FZSD Transportation Change Line 636-474-8555

Remember to Check Out PeachJar!

There are always things going on locally for families to do that are fun and support local causes.  Be sure to check out your PeachJar notifications from the district and your building to learn more about these great opportunities.

There is an important links section that provides links to various Fort Zumwalt pages as shortcuts for the following: -MCC Website ( -FZSD Website ( -SIS Parent Portal -Lunch Menu -Parent Links - Important Info -Fortitude -Annual Parent Notifications -Earthquake Safety (If you need help accessing these to view, please contact Tanya Deering @

Parent / Teacher Conferences

 Conferences will be held from 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23 and from 10 am - 8 pm, Thursday, Oct. 24. The students will will not be in session on Thursday, Oct. 24 or Friday, Oct. 25.  

Music and PE Teachers will be available on Wednesday night and there will be contact and progress information available from Art and Tech Teachers.  Info coming home soon!

Developmental Screening for Pre-Kindergarten poster. Call 636-474-8069

Dress Code

Student dress and grooming will be the responsibility of the individual and parents/guardians.  A student’s appearance will be clean and of good taste so that each student may share in promoting a positive, sanitary, safe atmosphere within the school district  Student appearance will not be such as to disrupt the educational process or cause undue attention to an individual student. When, in the judgment of the principal, a student’s appearance disrupts, or the mode of dress does not comply with the above criteria, the student may be required to make modifications.  Additional information related to student dress may be found in Board Regulation JFCA-R-1.   What is Fortitude?

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 Fort Zumwalt School District parents who are affected by the General Motors strike can complete the Free & Reduced Meal Application to receive assistance during this time. For questions or more information, affected Fort Zumwalt families should call 636-272-0016 or complete the application via the link above and return it to their child’s school office

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Quote of the Month: “Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Ian Maclaren