Aug 6, 2020

Security Key Fobs and Visitors

Security Key Fobs and Visitors

 

New Security Measures for 2020-2021

The safety and security of your family while on campus is a top priority for MPCS. All building entrances are locked during the school day. Cameras have been installed at each of the main school building entrances as an added security measure. The front desk will grant visitors access and "buzz" them in during regular school hours. 

 

Screening and Visitors

As you know, all students and staff entering buildings during morning carpool will have their temperature checked with COVID screening upon arrival. We will share more information on what to expect at morning carpool very soon. 

Due to current restrictions, all visitors arriving to campus after gates close during school hours are required to have an appointment with a staff member. This semester, we cannot allow parents to visit classrooms without an appointment. Unfortunately, this includes the first day of school. Visitors with appointments who arrive during the school day will undergo temperature check and screening at the security gate and are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when in the building. 

We are unable to offer the lunch option for parent visitors this semester but hope to be able to invite you back after physical-distancing measures are lifted. 

If you are checking your student in or out, you will still be able to do so at the preschool/main/high school front offices using a new touchless system (user instructions provided at each front office station)!

 

Key Fob Access for Students

MPCS will issue all middle and high school students a new personal key fob for entry to the buildings required for their classes. The fobs are for use during school hours only. As in the past, all teachers have key fobs to each entrance access point. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about student fobs:

Q. What hours will the building entrance doors be locked?

A. 7:50 a.m.-3:10 p.m., starting Tuesday, August 11, 2020

 

Q. When will my middle or high school child receive their fob?

A. Students will be issued individual fobs soon after the start of school.

 

Q. What do the fobs look like? 

A. Middle school students will receive a bracelet-style fob, and high school students will use a keychain fob.

 

Q. How will my child keep track of their fob?

A. We advise that your student keep the fob on their keychain or wear it daily like a watch. *The Eagles Nest School Store has great new options in stock for attaching them to backpacks, computer sleeves, belt loops, or bracelets.

 

Q. What happens if my child loses their fob?

A. Report lost fobs to Director of Operations John Sess for deactivation and replacement. Email jsess@mtparanschool.com.

 

Q. If my child loses the fob, are we required to get another one?

A. Yes

 

Q. How much does it cost to replace the fob for my child?

A. $10

 

Q. Who do I contact about replacing a lost fob or fob that is not working correctly?

A. The Director of Operations. Email jsess@mtparanschool.com.

 

Q. Do we have to return the fob at the end of the year?

A. No, the fob will be deactivated after the school year is over.

 

Q. Are parents also issued a fob?

A. No

 

Q. Can friends or family use or borrow the fob?

A. No, fobs are not to be used by anyone other than the student it has been issued to. The fob is registered by name and number to each student. The fob tracks each time that student enters the buildings. 

 

Q. If my child forgets a book, can they use their fob to get into the school to access their locker?

A. No, the fob only unlocks the doors during regular school hours from 7:50 a.m.-3:10 p.m. However, you may contact security at 770-843-3938 to help after hours.

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Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00 p.m.

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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