By Kristin Zodrow, TSB Staff
Are you ready for the 2013-14 school year? Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Here is a breakdown of the MISD Back to School 2013-14 Guide that includes everything from football tickets to school lunches, for those who don’t know where to begin. Yes, just to help you, we are making a guide to a guide. So, if you haven’t started getting back into the routine yet, take it easy and take a look!
August 26 is the day school starts. Don’t believe your kids when they try to tell you otherwise and buy a few more days of summer. For other important dates of holidays, conferences and tests, refer to this district-wide calendar.
Unfortunately, summer days of sleeping in are coming to an end. The elementary school day will last from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the middle school day from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and the high school day from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Now you know when to get there, but what should you bring? The district has created a webpage with updated elementary and middle school supply lists that you can check out here. As usual, the high school students do not receive a list prior to the start of school, when their teachers will instruct them based on the needs of the students’ schedule.
Elementary and middle schools will host Back to School Nights for parents and students. The detailed schedule can be found in the MISD Guide, but the events will be on a day between Aug. 20 and Aug. 23. For high school freshmen, Bronco Camp at MBHS, MHS Freshman Camp and Dawg Camp will be held to help get students excited, ready and comfortable with their new school. Here is the flyer for Bronco Camp at MBHS. Here is the flyer for MNHS Dawg Camp. The MHS campus can be contacted at 469-302-5701 with questions about its camp.
For the big kids who will be driving themselves to school this year, a parking permit application is a must. Here is the application for MNHS parking. Parking information for MBHS can be found here. Those attending MHS should place a call to the campus for details.
To find out more information about Club 360, an after-school and holiday childcare program, visit this page. This program is offered after school 3 to 6:30 p.m. and on holidays from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students will receive a snack and drink before they begin work on homework until they can be picked up.
MISD registration is going paperless —well sort of paperless. Starting on Aug. 5, online registration will be completed through Home Access Center. Forgot your password already? No worries, check your email inbox or contact your student’s campus with an email address. Be patient, you have to wait until Aug. 5. We know you are itching to start checking your student’s grades, but this won’t be available until Sept. 4. Just use this link to HAC
School hasn’t started, but football training never stops. Click here for the football schedule for the high schools. Note: the first official game is Aug. 29, so you have a little while to wait. Want another way to know when games are happening? There’s an app for that. Download misdGO in the iPhone App Store or the Android Market to get access to news alerts, calendars, menus, grades and more.
Only a few weeks of summer are left, but don’t let worries about registration, schedules and supplies weigh you down. Use our quick guide to MISD’s Back to School 2013-14 Guide to save you a few minutes to spend enjoying the last of your family’s summer break.