There are some significant procedural changes at Mary Morgan Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year. All of the changes listed below are grounded in trying to improve the safety of our school. Please read this message carefully so you are "in the know" for the 2017-2018 school year.
Change 1 – Visitor Identification
All Mary Morgan school visitors will need to show ID for office staff to scan. This will allow school personnel to better screen visitors prior to allowing access to the building. All visitors must show a state-issued driver’s license or ID card. School staff will use the ID card to print off a visitor's pass with photo identification. The exception to this requirement may be on days where we have school-wide parties (IE: Halloween, Christmas & Valentines). However, all visitors to these events will be identified and pre-screened before the event occurs, which is our second significant change (see Change 2).
Change 2 – Classroom Parties
All visitors to building-wide parties (IE: Halloween, Christmas & Valentines) must be identified prior to the date of the party, and visitors will be limited to 5 per classroom, per event. Visitors who are not on the predetermined list will not be allowed access to the building. As has been customary, the PTA holiday room parents will help organize visitor lists to these events. Sign-up sheets will be available at Orientation Nights (8/14 & 8/15), and parents may sign up through their child’s room parent, which are determined shortly after the beginning of the school year (September/October). If you have any further questions, please communicate with the school office.
Change 3 – No “Kitchen-Prepared” Classroom Treats
All classroom treats brought to school for birthdays or other activities, must be store bought and packaged commercially with ingredients clearly labeled. In the past, some kitchen-prepared items were allowed (IE: donuts, cupcakes, cakes), provided ingredients were clearly labeled. Moving forward, however, kitchen-prepared items will not be allowed, as we cannot guarantee they are prepared in a setting (or near ingredients) that will not compromise our children’s safety.