MCC September 2019 Newsletter
MCC September 2019 Newsletter
Posted on 09/06/2019
Newsletter written on a newspaperPDF of September Newsletter here.

Fort Zumwalt School District

Mike Clemens Center

September 2019

Dr. Bernard DuBray - Superintendent

Dr. Deanne McCullough - Exec. Director of Behavior Supports

Dr. Tanya Deering - Assistant Principal (picture of fall trees with red leaves on the left side of this information)

Notes from the Administrators:

Our first couple of weeks of the 2019-2020 school year have brought many successes already.  We welcomed several new staff members and a few new students. It has been exciting to see everyone getting to know each other and engaging in many activities.  We are excited for the team we have here at the MCC!

We are still needing a few student health inventory and health care consent forms.  If you have not turned one in for your child yet, please do so as soon as possible. This information is important for us to have on file and updated yearly  in case of a medical emergency.  

We have several students who made the switch in hours to 7:30 am - 3 pm as they have joined our middle school classes.  Our elementary friends are enjoying starting their day at 8:30. All are adjusting to the many changes that have taken place with the new school year.  Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments that can assist us in building success.

Dr. McCullough & Dr. Deering

Important Dates:


2 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

7 - Community E-Cycle Event @ West High School

11 - Early Release Day 2.5 hours Early

12 - Mid Point of 1st Quarter

16 - BOE Meeting

October (National Principals Month)

2 - Custodial Day

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 


5 - Election Day - NO SCHOOL

14 - Mid-Point 2nd Quarter

Quote of the Month: “Doing the best is the best you can do” - Riley  Transportation Reminder to call if you are needing to change transportation and update information.

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.

Important Links(these are links that are accessible to go to other pages)

  MCC Website                                    FZSD Website

                      SIS - Parent Portal                            Lunch Menu

                      Parent Links - Important Info        Fortitude

                      Annual Parent Notifications          Earthquake Safety

School Lunch Information

Free/Reduced Lunch

The Fort Zumwalt School District participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  Children from families whose current income has either temporarily or permanently fallen below certain federal guidelines can qualify for free and reduced price meals.  The identity of qualified children is completely confidential and the district goes to great lengths to keep these children anonymous from their peers. Parents should consider taking advantage of this valuable program should their current financial circumstances warrant participation.  Forms can be obtained from the district’s website or by calling the school’s office.  

Fall Picture Day

Every fall for picture day we take our students from MCC to Westhoff Elementary to take their school pictures.  We are still finalizing the set time our students will get their picture taken, but it will be sometime during the school day on Sept. 6, 2019.

Picture Forms will be coming home this week.

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Don't forget to find and get the FZ App!

  MAP Student Score Reports 

     If your child took the MAP assessment last spring     at the MCC, you will receive their individual student       report in an envelope on Friday, August 30th. In addition, a letter explaining the reports will be included.           

You may also call our school office and we will be happy                                                                                                                                                                                                              to assist you!  

Trash for Cash

We collect Box Tops for Education at the MCC.  Please send these in with your child, we will submit them, and then purchase items to help support our students’ learning.  Thanks in advance for helping to clip and save!