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November 24th, 2020
Dear Madison Highland Prep Families,
I hope this letter finds each of you well. As you know, today is the last day that Madison Highland Prep will operate in our hybrid model for at least the remainder of the semester. This has been a challenging year for everyone in our learning community. Although none of us would ask for a Pandemic to test our strength and character, it has nevertheless been revealing. There are so many examples of students, staff, teachers, parents, and community members working hard to support each other.
It is heartening to know that MHP’s students, families, and our education team have been able to creatively work through the myriad challenges we’ve faced since this pandemic began. MHP students have worked hard to finish their classes. They have participated in-person and via distance–learning, through livestreaming. They have participated in group activities, completed labs, learned programming, robotics, and anything else asked of them in each of their respective courses and clubs. We are so proud of our students as they continue to strive toward their goals. MHP students have struggled through adversity, found their resolve, and will be forever strengthened as they continue to triumph over these challenges.
Earlier today I had the pleasure of reading and announcing university acceptance letters on behalf of three MHP seniors. This is truly my favorite part of any given school day. If you haven’t looked at our Facebook page lately, check out this year’s senior college letter pictures. Already more than 50% of this year’s class have received ‘early college acceptance’, and the letters arrive almost daily.
You may have noticed that MHP continues to have the same expectations of our students as we have always had. We know that this approach may be different from many, even most schools. In talking with our students and families, we know that they wouldn’t have it any other way. If MHP is to stay true to its mission to provide world class STEM preparation for its students, we must all stay focused and forge ahead with courage and conviction. It is imperative that our unique and very special learning community continues to thrive and propel each and every one of our students towards four-year college and university acceptance as well as ‘college and career readiness’.
When our school returns to in-person learning, families will still have the option to continue distance learning from home. While a specific reopening date is not set at this time, I want to reassure our families that they will receive communication prior to our schools opening for in-person learning. I also want to clarify that it is our school’s intent to return to our hybrid model as soon as it is prudent to do so.
We are well aware of the many challenges that attending school virtually may bring. Because we care about our students and families, we want you all to stay active, enjoy each other’s company participating in fun activities outside of class time, and even on weekends.
In support of this goal, MHP has developed a calendar of daily challenges, and activities to promote social wellness for students and their families for the next several weeks. Each day will feature activities that provide opportunities to connect with other students, family, and friends through interactive experiences.
Students should endeavor to participate in at least one activity per day, however there is no limit to how much one may participate. As a matter of fact, the greater participation in these activities, the more participation points will be earned. Participation points will be used to enter participating students in weekly drawings for prizes.
Each activity will provide an explanation for how to provide proof of challenge or activity completion. For example, with some activities, students will submit a photo or video of their completed challenge or activity through Canvas to be into the weekly prize drawings.
Here is a HEAT Daily Challenges calendar of activities for the week of November 30th through December 5th. Be sure to accept the course invite that will appear on your Canvas Dashboard!
Thanksgiving Break Free Meal Pick Up
Beginning tomorrow, Madison schools will be offering breakfasts, lunches, and/or snacks for the Thanksgiving Break from 11/25-11/29. Families may pick up meals during the community pickup times listed below. Please contact the school’s front office or school cafeteria regarding questions about site-specific meal pick up procedures and locations. Face masks and physical distancing are required.
Free Meals for Children 18 and Younger
Children do not have to be enrolled in a Madison school to receive a free meal. Families can pick up meals without their child present. To view the full menu, please visit the MSD menu page here.
Face masks are required to pick up meals. Please maintain physical distancing while on campus.
Families can pick up breakfast or lunch at any of the locations and times listed below:
- Madison #1 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. (Half Days 10:00-10:30 a.m.)
- Camelview 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Simis 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- Rose Lane 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Half Days – 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
- Park 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Half Days: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Meadows 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- MTA 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
- Heights 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All meals until the last day of school, May 28th, 2021, are free to any child 18 years of age and younger.
Please continue to reach out for support and encouragement when you need it. MHP’s School Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Administration and Staff are also available to our families through email, social media updates, and by telephone.
I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Kerry Clark, Ed.D
- Distance Learning Form
- Reopening Protocol
- Distance Learning Plan
- On-site Learning Support
- Infectious Disease Mitigation Plan
Letters from the Principal
- 11/24/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 11/19/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 11/13/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 11/06/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 10/20/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 10/02/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 09/09/2020 Letter form the Principal
- 08/27/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 08/10/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 08/04/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 07/27/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 07/10/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 07/02/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 06/19/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 05/18/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 05/11/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 05/11/2020 The Arizona Department of Educations’ Guidance for Graduations
- 05/07/2020 Letter to the Seniors
- 05/04/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 04/27/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 04/20/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 04/13/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 04/06/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/31/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/30/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/26/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/20/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/13/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/12/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 02/27/2020 Letter from the Principal
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