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Message from the Superintendent

September 18, 2020

Hello Millwood Families!
Our virtual start is finally leveling out!  We have handed out over 700 devices to families to assist in this new way of learning.  If your child(ren) is still having trouble, please call our Technology Assistant, Mr. Edwards at (405) 409-2450.  He can help with resetting passwords, troubleshooting tech issues, and walking parents or grandparents through what the child needs to do to log on.  For students in grades PreK-2, we are working to get technology out for their use soon.
As we get closer to the end of the first quarter, we will be sending out a survey again to parents to determine how virtual learning is progressing and how we could potentially bring students back next semester.   Our goal is to return to in-person learning soon, but we need your feedback in helping to determine when that could be.  The survey will be coming out in the next few days, so please take a few minutes to fill it out.
Beginning next week, we will have baseline testing happening both on campus and in person for some grades.  It is VERY important that your child participates in this.  It will allow us to start to get students re-exposed to the school building, while also helping them learn and practice safe and healthy interactions with their peers.  Our staff will be taking all CDC recommended precautions to keep everyone safe during this process.  If you do not feel comfortable sending your child to campus, please contact the office at your child’s school to make other arrangements.
Cecilia Robinson-Woods
  • Doors open for breakfast at 7:25 AM, school begins at 7:55 AM.
    • Drop off between 7:25 AM and 7:55 AM  is at the Central Enrollment door area
  • After 7:55 AM, all students MUST be accompanied by a parent and enter in the main MELA office for tardy sign-in. Please do NOT
    • Drop your tardy student off into the parking lot or at the Central Enrollment doors.
    • Tardy students will be signed in on our SAFE STUDENT system. Tardies at MELA are carefully tracked and excessive lateness may result in administrative action including but not limited to removal of open transfers, reporting to the appropriate state agencies and grade-level retention.
  • Afternoon Procedures (consistent from the first day of school 8/20)
    • The school day ends at 3:30 PM
  • The dismissal process will begin at 3:35 PM
    • No student will be dismissed for early pick-up after 3:10 PM
    • Please do not text your child from the pick-up line. Students will not be released until their name is called by our dismissal team.
    • Students who are picked up after 4:00 PM must be signed out from the main office.                                                                         

Remember to read with your student each night for 20 minutes!!!!!