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2021 Summer ePacket

Monday, July 26

With just a few weeks left of summer, Mount Vernon faculty and staff are ready to welcome students and their families on campus for the 2021-2022 school year. Whether you’ve been a Mustang for over 10 years or enrolled only weeks ago, together we will celebrate our 50th year – a milestone on our Mount Vernon journey. 

Please take the time to review this second version of the ePacket. In it you will find orientation details, a welcome video from the leader of each division, carpool maps and instructions, a communication/platform guide, and more. 

Please join us for the Uniform Resale on July 27, 28, or 29 from 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 2:30.

An update on COVID protocols for the new year will be released on August 1, if not sooner. 

Class lists for Preschool and Lower School and schedules for Middle School and Upper School will be shared on Tuesday, August 3.

If you have any questions about the start of the year, please contact us.

Quick Links

Student & Family Handbook
COVID Protocols
COVID Announcement July 30
Communications Guide
Uniform Guidelines
Key Calendar Dates
Technology Program
Parent Portal

 

COVID CONTACT

COVID Information Line: 678.515.4891
COVID Information Email:
[email protected]
COVID eFax Line: 404.591.1441

Extended Play and Playmaker

Extended Play is Mount Vernon’s elective after-school program providing care for students in Preschool through grade 8 until 6:00 pm. Within the Extended Play program the School’s PlayMaker program offers afternoon enrichment classes for students in Preschool through grade 5. Registration will begin on July 15. Review the PlayMaker course selection catalog for more details.

Medical Forms

  • The Medication Authorization Form is required for any student that requires medication(s) to be administered by the school nurses during school hours. Please print out the form and bring it and the medication to the school nurse during orientation.
  • The Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma/Anaphylaxis Medicine Form is required for any Grade 5-12 student prescribed an EPI-PEN or INHALER that will carry it during school hours or activities. Please submit the online form to provide permission for your student to carry these medications.

Athletic Forms

All students in rising grades 5 – 12 who plan to participate in athletics at Mount Vernon School are required to complete and submit the GHSA Pre-Participation Physical and Consent Form prior to athletic participation.

Pre-Participation Physicals are best conducted by your primary care physician; however, you may contact our team physician, Dr. Kroll, if your primary care physician is unable to schedule an appointment in time. Dr. Kroll’s scheduling number is (404) 255-1933. Please note, the MV Sports Medicine Department is unable to conduct a Pre-Participation Physical and will defer you to your primary care physician or our team physician.

Orientation Expectations by Division

Preschool: Monday, August 9

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We are looking forward to seeing our youngest Mustangs back on campus! 

  • PK2/PK3  9:00 – 10:00 am
  • PK4/PK5  10:30 – 11:30 am

As you enter the Preschool building, you will be greeted by new and familiar faces.  Our Community Development team will be there to welcome your family as well. You will receive your name tags and be directed to your child’s classroom, where you will meet your child’s teachers and classmates. 

After you have connected with your child’s teachers and classmates, make your way to the Preschool office to drop off any medications with our school nurse. Finally, please spend a few moments in the Frontier to hear about our Extended Play program or PlayMaker classes, meet our Connections teachers, and visit our School Spirit pop-up shop.

If any adult or child is unvaccinated, please protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering. For families with siblings, we cannot wait to see you at each child’s specific grade level time to make their orientation a unique experience for them. 

Lower School: Friday, August 6

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We can’t wait to see our Lower School Mustangs back on campus! During each grade level’s allotted time, students and their families will meet their teacher, visit their classroom and friends, and experience what makes Lower School special. 

  • Kindergarten 8:00 – 8:45 am
  • Grade 1 9:00 – 9:45 am
  • Grade 2 10:00 – 10:45 am
  • Grade 3 11:00 – 11:45 am
  • Grade 4 1:00 – 1:45 pm
  • Grade 5 2:00 – 2:45 pm

Please arrive at the courtyard for name tags and to receive a warm welcome from our Community Development team. From there you will be directed inside to meet your new teacher, visit your classroom, and connect with your classmates. 

Next, students will wonder and wander to collect mindset stickers as they visit their Connections teachers. After you have collected your stickers, head to the courtyard to drop off any medications, hear about our Extended Play program or PlayMaker classes, visit our School Spirit pop-up shop, and meet the people that make Lower School special. 

If any adult or child is unvaccinated, please protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering. For families with siblings, we cannot wait to see you at each child’s specific grade level time to make their orientation a unique experience for them. 

Middle School: Monday, August 9

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We are excited to welcome our Middle School Mustangs to campus!

  • Grade 6 8:30 – 9:30 am
  • Grade 7 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Grade 8 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Upon arrival, please proceed to the entrance of the Middle School Building. You will be greeted by the MV Middle Leadership and Community Development teams. Families will pick up a packet with informational materials, including student schedules. Students and families will proceed to the gym for a welcome from the MV Middle leadership team and an introduction to the Community Leaders. Then, students will travel with their Community leaders to their classrooms. Community leaders will facilitate introductions and provide logistical information to help with the orientation. Grade 6 and Grade 7 students will be assigned lockers at this time. Lockers will not be assigned to Grade 8 students. Grade 8 students wishing to have a locker may request one from their Community Leaders on Tuesday, August 10. After the Community leaders and students leave, the MV Middle Leadership team and families will remain in the gym to discuss important information for the beginning of the school year. After the session in the gym, families will reunite with students as they leave Community classrooms to walk their schedules and meet teachers. Throughout the orientation, representatives from athletics, the arts, technology, and the nurses’ office will be available on the first floor to provide information and answer questions.

If any adult or child is unvaccinated, please protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering. For families with siblings, we cannot wait to see you at each child’s specific grade level time to make their orientation a unique experience for them. 

Upper School: Friday, August 6

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We are so happy to welcome our Upper School Mustangs back for the 2021-2022 school year! 

  • Grade 9: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Grade 10: 1:15 – 2:15 pm
  • Grades 11 & 12: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

When you arrive at the Upper School, our 2021-2022 Prefects will be waiting to greet you at the door. Parents and Guardians will proceed to the Learning Stairs, which are located adjacent to the lobby. There, Parents will spend the first half of orientation with the Upper School Leadership Team discussing the academic program and other important information for the school year. Students will go directly to their Advisory where they will spend the first half of orientation meeting/catching up with their advisor and classmates. During this time, students will be able to learn more about the coming school year, ask questions, and feel fully prepared for a great first day of school. Schedules go live on August 3. Please check to see who your Advisor is and their room location prior to orientation.

After the first half of orientation, Parents will depart the Learning Stairs and proceed to their Student’s assigned Advisory where they will spend time with their four year Advisor. Students will leave their Advisory and conclude at the Learning Stairs where they will spend the last half of orientation with Upper School Leadership.

If any adult or child is unvaccinated, please protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering. For families with siblings, we cannot wait to see you at each child’s specific grade level time to make their orientation a unique experience for them. 

Please contact us via email if you have questions.