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Extracurricular Programs (Extended Day/Clubs)
EAZ Early Care

Mount Paran Christian School is proud to offer a wide variety of activities for students to get involved  before and after the regular school day. Our extended-day programs include Early Care, Eagle Adventure Zone (EAZ) After-School Care, The Zone for middle schoolers, Conference and Holiday Camps, as well as Summer Programs.

In addition to after-school arts lessons, shows, and sports teams, students may participate in many K-12 clubs and groups.

To learn more about all options for families, please visit the Extracurricular Programs tab or click here. 

 

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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 Tonya Westmoreland at the school clinic or e-mail nurse@mtparanschool.com. 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.

Student schedules are released mid-July, via email to each family with individual student log-in information. Once you recieve this email, you may log onto eTechCampus and begin your order. Your bookshelf will already be populated with your child's course book/e-book requirements and you can make your selections for purchase. 

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

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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Security and Key FOB Access

As you know, the safety and security of your family while on campus is a top priority for MPCS. In a new and improved process for the upcoming school year, we will keep all building entrances 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. Though these changes and improvements will be a substantial change for this year, we know you will support our efforts to enhance security for the increased and utmost safety of all students and staff! 

 

Key FOB Access for Students

MPCS will issue all middle and high school students a 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 and :

 

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

A. 8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m., starting Tuesday, August 13, 2019

 

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 John Sess, Director of Operations for deactivation and replacement. E-mail 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

 

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

A. No, the FOB stays with the student while enrolled at MPCS, except for seniors and non-returning students.

 

Q. Are parents also issued a FOB?

A. No

 

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

A. 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 8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m. However, you may contact security at 770-843-3938 to help after hours.

 

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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 early-care sessions. Any students arriving on campus before 8:30 a.m. must attend the monitored, early-care areas.

Wednesday Mornings Schedule:

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

  • 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

Transportation

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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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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 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.