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First Day of School, 2024-25

School Starts Wednesday August 14, 2024

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School Starts Wednesday August 14, 2024

Students can check IC for their class schedules starting at 5 pm on Tuesday, August 13th.  All students should go to their scheduled classes on the first day of school regardless if there is an error in their schedule.  For course schedule changes, students work with their counselor and make an appointment. 
If you are having trouble printing a schedule come to the PAC Cafe on the first day of school for assistance.  There is no need to pick up a schedule in the new gym.
We look forward to welcoming students on August 13, our first day of school, and getting our incoming class of 2029. We want every student to have a great start to the school year. Please mark your calendars for arena check-in and look for your mailer from the school the first week in August with all details: 
10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students Arena Check-In for  is Friday, August 9 from 8 am to 2 pm.  
     Please download or view this flyer, which you should have also received in our back-to-school mailer, for details.
Freshman Arena Check-In is a day to introduce freshman students and parents to M-A before the first day of school. Incoming 9th graders will enjoy a campus tour led by current M-A Leadership students while parents have the option to attend a Foundation for the Future Welcome Back Coffee in the PAC (see below).  Students will also join their parents to go through Arena Check-In, where they will have their school photo taken, pick up their photo ID; get information about our bell schedule, transportation, and other essentials; pick up technology; and purchase Bear Wear and other items.  
This year, students and parents will come to campus in two different time slots.  Half of the students in each slot will begin their day on campus with a tour, while the other will begin with Arena Check-In, with the two groups switching tasks after 45 minutes. All students will start their day by checking in at the I-Wing next to Coach Parks field, where they will receive their group assignments, class schedules, and other info.  If your student's last name begins with A-L, Arena Check-In will be from 9:00 to 10:45:  If your student's last name begins with M-Z, Arena Check-In will be from 11:00 to 12:45. 
More information is available on Freshmen Orientation in this handout, which you also should have received in your welcome mailer. 
For 9th-grade parents, please join us for the Foundation for the Future Welcome Back Coffee in the Performing Arts Center (the "PAC") on August 15th at 9 AM while your student is on the campus tour (see this handout for your student's assigned time slot). Hear from M-A Principal Karl Losekoot, our Executive Director of the Foundation for the Future Ann-Marie Meacham, and 9th/10th Grade Vice Principals. After the coffee, you will reunite with your student in the G-wing to go through Arena Check-In.