2022 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS!!!NAEP TESTING

Our school has been selected to participate in the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP.  It is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what students across the country know and can do in a variety of subjects.  Some of our 4th graders have been selected to take math and reading assessments.  To those who have been selected for this important test, you have all of our support, and we have NO doubt that you will represent us well!!  Thank you in advance for your involvement.

Magee Elementary Leadership Team
MES

Dr. Paul Lawrence, Principal Ms. Ruth Allen, Counselor Ms. Darla Huffman, Lead Teacher Ms. Dedra Clark-Allen, Asst. Principal

Clarification Regarding Safety Protocols

Dear SCSD Community:

The past two weeks have been very challenging for Simpson County School District, as we continue to encounter many unforeseen obstacles in relation to COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.

Since our return from the holiday break, we have been faced with a rising number of students and employees absent due to isolation and quarantine protocols. We have also been faced with returning some schools to online learning due to teacher shortages or due to a significant number of quarantined individuals within a school setting.

As always, the health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority; and to ensure their well-being, the district will begin reinforcing mask wearing for all employees and students while on campus and while traveling on school buses.

We are aware that there has been some confusion among parents and employees in regards to our safety protocols that were mentioned in an earlier message. These protocols, as issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health, have been revised and updated for your clarification:

  • If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate for five days. Following their return to school, he or she must wear a mask at all times for an additional five days. However, if the individual has symptoms, he or she will remain isolated until symptoms are resolved, not to exceed a 10-day isolation period.
  • If an individual has been vaccinated, he or she will not be required to quarantine if exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Instead, he or she should monitor for symptoms, and testing is recommended five days following exposure.
  • If an individual is unvaccinated, he or she must quarantine for five days following exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. They must also have a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning to the school setting. If an individual chooses not to be tested, he or she will be required to quarantine for 10 days.

If additional clarification is still needed, please feel free to contact your school’s nurse or our Office for Health and Wellness at 601.847.8000.

As a reminder, if a school exceeds their determined positivity rate or quarantine rate, the mask mandate will be reinstated at that specific school. The following positivity rate has been determined for all schools:

  • Student positivity: 1%
  • Staff positivity: 10%
  • District positivity: 1.5%
  • Quarantine rate: 7.5%

Again, thank you for your ongoing support in these unprecedented times.

Sincerely,

Toriano Holloway, Ph.D.

Superintendent

Quick Tutorial about Power School and Google Classroom

This is a video provided by Magee Elementary to help give guidance to parents.

It is a quick tutorial about PowerSchool and Google Classroom.

https://youtu.be/KM2tpscgIxs

Affidavit of Residency Form
Affidavit of Residency
Nutritious School Meal Information
Nutritious School Meal Information
CAFETERIA INSTRUCTION FOR CASH PROCEDURES:

These are our cash procedures:


The CDC is recommending that we do not exchange monies during meal

servings. Parents can pre-pay on myschoolbucks.com or they can send money with their student to school. If a child brings money for meals to school, it must be in a sealed envelope with the child' s name, teacher name and amount of money enclosed in the envelope. A lunch money drop-box will be provided at the front entrance of the school for students to drop their money in each morning. The money will be retrieved from the lock box by 8:30 am and posted to the child's account before lunch. Parents may not bring money to the cafeteria.