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Eagle Adventure Zone (EAZ) After-School Care Program
EAZ Early Care

Early care supervision is offered for grades PK3 and PK4. Students who are registered for early care may be dropped off at 7:00 a.m. in the Sewell Cottage. This session will be provided on all regular school days, but will not include breakfast. Registration for this option must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. the night before early care is needed. For details or questions, contact Shea Buehler.

To register, click here.

 

EAZ After-School Care

EAZ after-school care offers a fun place to play, complete homework, and participate in educational activities. Registration for EAZ is completed during enrollment. The drop-in rate is $25 (with a 24-hour notice) a day until 6:00 p.m. ($50 if 24-hour notice is not given). EAZ also offers an hourly rate of $10 until 4:00 p.m., which includes a snack.

If your child is enrolled in after-school activities such as ballet, chess, etc. on campus, staff members will get him/her to the activity. For details or to reserve a spot for your child, contact Donna McCoy. An online payment system will be required to reserve a spot in EAZ for drop-in students. 

Click here for drop-in registration.

 

CONFERENCE DAY CAMPS

The Eagle Adventure Zone will offer conference camp days during the October conferences. All students who participate in EAZ programs must be enrolled at MPCS.

*All extended day options are exempted from Licensure from Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

 

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School Clinic

The school clinic is available to your child in case of emergencies and ongoing conditions requiring daily administering of medications. Our registered nurses provide a safe, loving environment for students who need medical care.

Because the clinic keeps a record of all students, please remember to contact the clinic with any medical updates for your child, such as:

  • changes or developments in existing medical or psychological conditions
  • newly diagnosed illness requiring medication or special diet
  • recent surgery or hospitalization
  • broken bones or severely sprained limbs
  • any contagious illnesses such as chicken pox, strep throat, flu, head lice, etc.
  • any major events in your child's life that may affect his/her ability to have a successful school day

As a reminder, if you child has been ill, prior to returning to school students must be fever-free without aid of medication for 24 hours; free from vomiting for 24 hours; on a newly prescribed antibiotic for 24 hours.

If you have any questions, please contact school nurses Julie Baute, R.N., and Eve Smith at the school clinic. If applicable, please be sure the nurses have your child's information on file:

 

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MPCS Uniforms

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.

Please remember that daily-approved outerwear must be adorned with a full MPCS square logo, MPC over eagle head logo, academic seal logo, or Arts logo. Outerwear MUST be SOLID black, navy, or royal blue quarter or full zip jackets with NO hood and large color panels.

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

MPCS approved uniform vendors are:

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Textbook / E-book Purchasing

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.

A textbook Buy-back program during the summer months is offered to help families budget. Click here for instructions on selling back your books.

Student schedules are generally released mid-July, via email to each family. Once you have your student's schedule, you may log onto eTech Campus 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.

 

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Connected Learning Program

All middle and high school students recieve a school-issued Microsoft Surface Pro device at the beginning of each school year. Upon admission, parents agree to the requirements of the Connected Learning Program guidelines. Parents may also opt to purchase the device insurance coverage for each school year. Click below to read details concerning student devices:

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Late-Start Wednesdays

Late-Start Wednesdays are where students, staff, and faculty begin their normal school day at 8:45 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. This delayed start provides dedicated time for many more opportunities for professional development of faculty and staff, multi-grade level teacher collaboration, and parent or student-led Bible studies.

Chapel is still held on Wednesdays and instructional time is maximized. This model is a proven best-practice enabling ongoing teacher training which leads to higher student achievement across all levels.

Students may be dropped off during late-start Wednesday morning carpool from 8:20–8:45 a.m. 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.

If needed, parents may still drop off students at 7:30 a.m. for morning study hall sessions. Any students arriving on campus before 8:30 a.m. must attend the monitored, age-appropriate study hall.

Wednesday Mornings Schedule:

7:30 a.m. — Buses begin arriving
Early student drop-offs to morning study halls:

  • Preschool students report to Sewell Cottage
  • Grades K-1 students report to Spanish room • Grades 2-3 report to STEAM room
  • Grades 4-5 report to Adair Gymnasium
  • Middle school students report to dining hall
  • High school students report to dining hall
  • Students involved in Bible studies will report to designated classrooms

8:20 a.m. — Carpool drop-off begins
8:45 a.m. — School day begins with morning devotion and announcements

MPCS Students Walking on campus

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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 only 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.

 

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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. To learn more, please click here for Bus Transportation information.

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Carpool
Carpool Cards and Decals

A carpool card and an MPCS security decal is provided to our families before the start of school. If changes are needed, please feel free to 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. Sign up for a group carpool by clicking here to inform us so your cards may be prepared.

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Dropping Off and Picking Up

Students may be dropped off at any of the MPCS carpool locations each morning after 7:30 a.m. Afternoon carpool involves several different pick-up locations and designated lines around campus.

Specific instructions for your carpool color 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 "thou shalt not" reserved parking spots, even if you are only dropping off your child. These should remain open and available at all times.

 

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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 p.m. to pick up their sibling. They will then walk with the sibling to the high school parking area.

 

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Student Driver Parking

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. The application 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 for student drivers.

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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.