WELCOME BACK to another exciting school year at MPCS! If you still have any questions about starting the new year, please check this page for information, various forms, and links to all you need to know concerning the start of school.

Back-2-School Night

MPCS Communications

Expand Content
Weekly Word E-news

All MPCS families will be sent our Weekly Word online e-newsletter via e-mail. Parents are automatically subscribed each school year. If you are not receiving the Weekly Word, please subscribe by clicking here.

We encourage you to take time to read this important communication from the school. It is the best way to stay in-the-know about all school events and announcements. In addition, when important information occurs during the week between Weekly Word editions, an “e-blast” may also be sent to the same e-mail address.

You can always check out the News and Events tab on the top edge of our website for the latest news and announcements.

Expand Content
Follow MPCS on Social Media

Mount Paran Christian School has a strong social media presence and we encourage you to follow us, like us, hashtag us, and mention us in your own social media posts!

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

 

Expand Content
Directory

New this year, the school directory will soon be available in the Parent Portal upon login (upper right corner of our website.) Parents will be able to search by student or teacher name to obtain contact information.

*Please note, the searcheable directory is not to be used for any kind of solicitation.

 

Transportation Notes

Carpool at MPCS is a well-oiled machine! Please take a moment to read through this information about maneuvering around campus, carpool cards, car decals, picking up and dropping off, walkers and bike riders, sibling drivers, student driver parking, and bus transportation.

Expand Content
Parent Access to Campus

There may be times during the school day where as a parent you need to come onto campus—lunch with your student, checking out a sick child, appointments with staff members, volunteer work, or other meetings. Entry to campus during the school day is through the main Stanley Road entry gate. As a part of our security program, all parents are issued annual car security decals (one per parent). These decals should be displayed in the driver’s side lower corner of the windshield. Parents or other visitors who come to campus without a decal between 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. should be prepared to stop and sign in at the security office at the main entrance to campus.

We request parents refrain from checking students out after 2:00 p.m. due to carpool traffic.

 

Expand Content
Bus Transportation

MPCS offers bus transportation from several locations throughout the metro Atlanta area, which include the following cities: Acworth, Buckhead, Vinings, Cartersville, East Marietta, West Cobb, and Canton. For complete information on our bus transportation program, click here.

 

Expand Content
Carpool

Carpool Cards and Decals

A new carpool card and an MPCS security decal are provided to our families. If changes are needed, please e-mail carpool@mtparanschool.com.
 

Group Carpools
A zip code list of MPCS families is available in the front office if you are interested in being a part of a carpool group. Once you form a carpool group, please click here to fill out the form so your cards may be prepared.

 

Expand Content
Drop-off and Pick-up

Students may be dropped off at any of the MPCS carpool locations each morning after 7:30 a.m. Afternoon pick-up involves several different pick-up locations and carpool lines around campus. Specific instructions for your carpool assignment are printed on the back of your carpool card. Please read these instructions carefully.

High school carpool is separate from the other lines and we do not combine younger students with high school (see note on sibling drivers). Other approved individuals may pick up students in the carpool line with a school-issued carpool card provided by the parent to the individual.

PLEASE do not pull into any handicap parking spots or reserved parking spots, even if you are only dropping off your child. These should remain open and available at all times. 

 

Expand Content
Sibling Drivers

If your high school student has a younger sibling who rides with them, please complete the Student Sibling Driver form here.

Student drivers who take middle school or lower school siblings home from school will need to walk over to their sibling’s assigned carpool pick-up location immediately following the high school dismissal at 3:10 to pick up their sibling. They will then walk with the sibling to the high school parking area.

 

Expand Content
Student Driver Parking and Senior Spots

Licensed high school drivers will be assigned a specific parking space through the high school office prior to the start of school.

A student driver application is available by clicking here and is required for all parking spot requests and must be signed by a parent. A parking space will be assigned and a security parking decal issued. These decals must be displayed on the windshield at all times.

The Senior Spots tradition of painting parking spots takes place at the start of the school year and is reserved for seniors only. Look for information during the summer concerning Senior Spots and parking spot distribution dates for student drivers.

Expand Content
Walkers and Bike Riders

If your child plans to walk or ride a bicycle to/from school, a Student Walker Permission Form must be signed and returned to the office before this routine begins. Any students going home with walkers/bikers must also have a permission form on file.

Student walkers/bikers will also be assigned a carpool card to be used on inclement weather days. Parents should take time to review this procedure with their children so there is no confusion when weather prevents them from walking or riding their bike home.

Got a "guest" student walker with you? Please complete the Student Walker Guest form here.

Please also note that The Overlook subdivision does not permit parents to park near the Stanley Road neighborhood entrance to await their children. 

Uniform Information

Expand Content
MPCS Uniform Guidelines

Mount Paran Christian School instills an organized, classroom environment with the use of school uniforms. Our students are presentable, unified, and ready to learn each day.

This visual MPCS UNIFORM GUIDE is provided to help choose from the many uniform options available for students in K/TK through grade 12.

The MPCS official uniform guidelines document also gives more detailed information on uniform standards.

 

As always, spirit wear and player-pack items, including hoodies, will be allowed on FRIDAYS only with approved bottoms.

Expand Content
Daily Outerwear

Please remember that outerwear for approved DAILY wear must be:

  • SOLID black, navy, or royal blue with no large color panels 
  • quarter or full zip jackets with NO hood.
  • adorned with a full MPCS square logo, MPC over eagle head logo, academic seal logo, or arts logo.
  • Sport or club name under the logo is permitted.
  • Varsity letter jackets are daily-approved.
  • School blazers are daily-approved.

Fridays are spirit days and students may wear MPCS spirit wear shirts with approved bottoms. Hoodies, multi-color jackets, gray player-pack pullovers etc. may be worn on FRIDAYS only.

 

Please refer to the MPCS UNIFORM GUIDE for additional details.

Outerwear noted as "daily-approved" is always available in the Eagles Nest school store. SOME approved outerwear items (in solid colors) are also available at the MPC Online Sideline Store.

 

Expand Content
Approved Uniform Vendors

MPCS approved uniform vendors are:

 

Land's End and Uniform Source carry MPCS-approved items. If you purchase uniform clothing there or elsewhere, make certain the item is on the approved uniform list. If it is not listed, it is not allowed for school wear.

The Eagles Nest is now taking orders for chapel ties/bow ties and optional blazers for the new school year. Ties, locker shelves, backpacks, belts, socks, hair accessories, water bottles, caps, and spirit wear will also be available for purchase at Back-2-School Night. 

FAQs

Expand Content
What time does school start?

Students in all grades should arrive on campus between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m., and the school day begins at 8:00 a.m. EAZ early care is provided free of charge for grades PK-5. 

Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. will need to sign in with the receptionist in their building and receive a check-in pass to give his/her teacher.

Please note that school starts at 8:45 a.m. on Late-Start Wednesdays. Early care is also provided on this day.
 

 

Expand Content
What time are students dismissed?

School hours for students K-12 are as follows:

     Preschool (half-day) - 8:00 to 11:45 a.m.

     Preschool (full-day) - 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

     Kindergarten/TK-Fifth Grade - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

     Middle/High School - 8:00 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

 

Expand Content
What are Late-Start Wednesdays?

A Late-Start Wednesday schedule provides devoted opportunities for professional development of staff, multi-grade level teacher collaboration, and Bible studies. Students may be dropped off during Late-Start Wednesday morning carpool from 8:20–8:45 a.m.

Beginning August 14, the first Late-Start Wednesday, the official school day will begin with the morning devotion and announcements at 8:45 a.m. Bus route pick up times will remain the same every day. Any students arriving on campus prior to 8:20 a.m. must attend the monitored, age-appropriate early-care location.


Late-Start Early-Care Locations:

Preschool – Sewell Cottage

Lower School – grades K-1 Spanish Room #2155, grades 2-3 ENCORE Room #2154, grades 4-5 Adair Gymnasium

Middle School – Dining Hall

High School – Weber Collaboratory

Drop-off for all will begin at 7:30 a.m.

 

Expand Content
Where do I find the student accounts office?

The student accounts office (Kristy Hubbard) is located on the third floor of the Murray Arts Center as part of the school's business office suite.

It is as simple as parking at the Murray Arts Center and entering through the first floor lobby. From there you may take the elevator or stairs to the third floor offices. The convenience of our online FACTS tuition payment will be available as well.

After-hour payments may be made to the drop box in the main office as well as the secure payment drop box in the MAC lobby near the lower floor reception desk.

Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Expand Content
What does tuition include?

YOUR TUITION INCLUDES:

  • Full-service lunch program by Sage Dining (grades K-12)
  • Connected Learning Program 1:1 Device (grades 6-12)
  • School-wide yearbook (grades PK-12)
  • Basic classroom school supplies (grades PK-8)
  • Nap mat (full day PK, TK, K)
  • Textbooks/workbooks (grades PK-5)
  • High school retreat (grades 9-12)
  • Student activity fees* (grades PK-12)
  • Senior dues* (12th)

*Student activity fees are for daytime, academic activity-related costs
**Senior dues offset cost of graduation fees (individual orders or needs for graduation are at the expense of the senior)

 

ADDITIONAL FEES:

  • Textbooks/e-books (grades 6-12 only)
  • Co-curricular/overnight trips (optional, but encouraged)
  • Special services (optional)
  • Arts or Athletic player packs (optional)
  • 1:1 Device Insurance (optional)

*Special services include Directed Studies, extracurricular activities, after school care, speech, Encore; fees assessed per service

Expand Content
How do I purchase textbooks/e-books for middle or high school?

Students in grades 6-12 are required to pre-purchase e-books and/or textbooks needed for each course. In keeping with the committment to provide MPCS with financial savings, our book partner, eTech Campus, has developed a variety of services designed specifically for our families.

Student schedules are released mid-July, via e-mail to each family individually containing your student's login information. Once you have your login, you may sign on to eTechCampus to and begin your order. If you are a returning customer, you are set to begin ordering. New customers will be prompted to set up a new login for the site.

The eTech Campus service team is ready to answer your questions by calling 1-844-523-8980, or email bookstore@etechcampus.com.

Expand Content
When are lockers assigned?

Lockers for middle school students are assigned on the first day of school. Sixth-graders will have the opportunity to try out their locker at the Middle School 101 event.

High school students also recieve locker assignments on the first day.

Expand Content
What do students need to bring on the first day?

STUDENTS PROVIDE:

Preschool: 

  • Book bag or backpack and lunch (refer to pre-K e-blast for further information)
     

Lower School:

  • Book bag or backpack, large enough to hold a folder or binder. Please use discretion with characters printed on backpacks and no rolling book bags.
     

Middle School: 

  • New International Version (NIV) Bible from home
  • A backpack or book bag
  • Computer compartment/sleeve 
  • Purchased textbooks/e-books
     

High School: 

  • Students will receive a course syllabus from each teacher to see what materials will be needed.
  • Paper and pen/pencil on the first day
  • Computer compartment/sleeve 
  • Purchased textbooks/e-books
MPC Shirt of the Year 2019

New for the 2019-2020 season, the Eagles Nest is offering pre-orders on these limited-edition items. Get your "Spirit T-shirt of the Year" as well as apparel for the Blue & Black Bash pre-game tailgate themes. All items may be worn on Fridays with uniform bottoms. Click below to order yours before August 16.

Back-2-School Events

Important Links

All important information for current MPCS families can always be found under Eagle Links at the top edge tab of our website.

In Eagle Links, you will find information on:

  • Summer Reading
  • Sage Dining Program and Menus
  • School Clinic and Forms
  • Eagles Nest School Store
  • School Calendars
  • Transportation and Carpool Forms
  • Uniforms
  • Handbooks
  • Forms and Reservations Requests

Important Dates

FALL BREAK

No School September 30 and October 1

SEPTEMBER 26-27: Parent-Teacher Conferences

No School for Grades PK-8
High School Classes in Session

OCTOBER 3: Parent Learning Walk

8:15 a.m. to see what's happening in lower school classrooms.

OCTOBER 14-18: ERB Testing

Testing for grades 3-8

SEPTEMBER 23-25: Book Fair

Myrick Media Center

OCTOBER 12: Homecoming Dance

Details coming soon

OCTOBER 11: Homecoming

Parade, Eaglefest, MPC Football vs. Whitfield, Blue & Black Bash "Black-out" and Alumni Dinner

OCTOBER 7-11: Spirit Week

Homecoming Spirit Week

SEPTEMBER 20: Middle School Parent Coffee

Parents are invited for coffee and conversation at 8:00 a.m. with Mr. Montaperto in the dining hall to connect and discuss various topics about middle school.

SEPTEMBER 20: Student Forum

Middle school student forum convention where students run for "office" for their class and "lobby" for their candidate.

Before and After School

Expand Content
Eagle Adventure Zone (PK-5th)

Eagle Adventure Zone (EAZ) Extended Day Program 
MPCS offers early care and the EAZ after-school care program along with conference/holiday camps for students preschool through fifth grade.

For details and registration information, visit Eagle Links under Extracurricular programs or click here.

 

Expand Content
Middle School - The Zone

Students who are not picked up by 3:20 and not working directly with a teacher or coach must go to The Zone which is available until 6:00 p.m. in the Weber Collaboratory. There is a fee for this extracurricular program and for drop-in registrations.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

Expand Content
High School

No student is allowed to be on the MPCS property unless under the supervision of his/her parent or an MPCS staff person. Any students remaining after 3:20 p.m. who are not working with a staff member or attending a school event/activity will be sent to the high school office.

 

Expand Content
Extracurricular Programs and Clubs

MPCS offers Extracurricular Programs such as early care as well as extended-day programs including Eagle Adventure Zone, The Zone, Conference/Holiday camps, and Summer Programs.

Club opportunities, music and dance lessons, arts groups, and sports teams are great options as well. Be sure to visit the arts and athletics web pages for more information.

Extracurricular CLUBS for the new school year are listed by division on the Extracurricular Programs webpage under Eagle Links. You will find contact information for club/team leaders as well as sign-up forms.

 

Support MPCS

All of our families and staff are encouraged to support MPCS in a variety of ways, such as Annual FundGeorgia GOAL, capital campaign, passive giving, and more. Click here to learn more details about how your family can engage!

We invite you to become a member of our parent organizations or volunteer to serve in any capacity. 

Expand Content
Christian Life

Moms In Prayer is open to MPCS moms who seek to support the school through prayer. The moms meet each Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Murray Arts Center to pray for our school, students, faculty and staff, and families.
 

We are always looking for parents to engage in Bible studies, Serve Saturdays, and other groups on campus. For information on ways to connect, please contact Christian Life Director, Steve Kyle.

 

Expand Content
Parent-Teacher Fellowship (PTF)

The PTF has many exciting activities planned for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop by the PTF table at Back-2-School Night and sign up to volunteer for one of the events and complete a membership form.

You can learn more about the PTF and become a member by clicking here. The fee is only $20 per family.

 

Expand Content
Mount Paran Arts Council (MPAC)

The Mount Paran Arts Council (MPAC) is a parent organization within the arts community of MPCS. MPAC represents the interests of students involved in the arts and supports their efforts through membership and volunteerism. 

Click here to become a member or corporate sponsor online for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Expand Content
Eagle Backers

Eagle Backers serves as the parent volunteer group for MPC athletics. Membership is open to all MPCS families and supports all of the school sports programs. Learn more about our athletic booster club by clicking here

To become an Eagle Backer member or corporate sponsor for the 2019-2020 season or advertise/place a dedication in the Fall Sports Program, please click here.

 

Expand Content
Parent Volunteers

MPCS is always looking for parents to volunteer in various ways. From being a room mom in lower school, to helping with PTF fellowship events or Bible studies, there is a place for every parent to get involved.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the areas with the greatest need.