Parents, guardians and MCC community members: The end of another school year is upon us and this school year was one like no other. With the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Learning Plans, social distancing, quarantining, crowd limitations, activity restrictions, and so much more; it definitely made things challenging in so many ways. Now that we are planning for graduations, year-end projects, finals and celebrations; it reminds us that the summer break is indeed near. As we finish the 2020-2021 school year, I want to thank you for being understanding, working with us, and your continuing support of our District. It looks like we are going to be able to reach our goal of maintaining in-person learning (for the most part) throughout this school year. Our students inspire and make us proud every day. Their efforts and accomplishments are proof of the dedication of our parents, staff and community.
Our staff is committed to the care of your children as individuals and leaners. This has been so evident every day in our buildings this year and also on our extra-curricular playing fields/courts. Our teachers, support staff, coaches and administrators have demonstrated their attention to the emotional and educational needs of our students during these trying times. When decisions are being made, we are always looking out for the best interest of our students to drive this decision making process.
As residents, you support the district through your tax dollars and attendance at special events and athletic contests. This year looked different than any other year in this realm and it is our greatest hope that next year will be back to a “normal” year. Murray County Central has obviously benefited financially from our families and communities. With this support, we are able to provide for identified needs of our students and community. We also have benefited from the many volunteers over the years that are a vital part of the education system at MCC. This too we hope to get back next year!
As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close, we are actively preparing for the start of school for 2021-2022. Our back to school registration days are set for Tuesday August 10th and Wednesday August 11th. The first day of school next year will be on Tuesday, September 7th for grades 7-12 and Thursday September 9th for grades K-6.
We are also planning for a 5-week summer school in July and early August for identified students and credit recovery. Students and parents will be contacted for this opportunity regarding dates, times, meals, and transportation.
While we are always proud of our current accomplishments, we know that there is always room to improve. We will build upon our strengths, examine current practices and make changes necessary to move the district forward. Preparation for the future includes initiatives and plans to improve our students’ academic performance through our ongoing strategic planning process which is the blueprint to improve the quality of education for MCC students.
As stakeholders you trust that the school board and administration not only ensure a high-quality education for all students but that we are also responsible stewards of your tax dollars. Your continued support of the district propositions over the years and of our strategic planning initiatives confirms your belief in us. We collectively pledge to continue our efforts of financial transparency and accountability to you.
On behalf of the board, the administration, the faculty, and our support staff, we thank you for your continued interest in our efforts. Parental and community support are hallmarks of a healthy and growing school system. Thank you!
Joe Meyer Superintendent, Murray County Central Public Schools