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Healthy Youth Survey

Dear McMurray Families, Our district is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during homeroom time on October 15th.  

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State. This year, schools from small districts are also giving the survey to students in grades 7, 9 and 11.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the attached Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey. 

 

 

Enrolling Non-Resident Students at McMurray 2015-2016

Each year around this time the phone begins to ring with parents calling who are interested in exploring McMurray Middle School and learning about the process for students commuting to Vashon as a “non-resident.”
McMurray offers a series of tours for students and their families aimed to give a broad overview of our Middle School programs as well as familiarize visitors with our campus, facilities, and extracurricular programs.Tours are led by Principal Greg Allison. Following a welcome and overview, a student panel will offer their perspective on commuting to McMurray Middle School. Information will bshared about what is involved in navigating the commute to Vashon for those coming from off-Island. Tour participants are encouraged to ask questions.

If you are interested in attending one of our tours, please contact Greg Allison at 206-463-9168 ext 3166 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to sign up.

Tours are currently scheduled for the following dates, and align with the 10:20 boat leaving Fauntleroy and the 10:10 boat leaving Southworth :

Wednesday December 10th  11:00 am
Wednesday January 21st  11:00 am
Wednesday March 4th  11:00 am

The Enrollment Process

The process for enrolling as a non-resident student at McMurray involves a few simple steps:

1. Join us for a tour to learn more about our school. We encourage you to bring your student along.

2. Apply for admission using our Non-Resident Student application

3. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year; these forms are date-stamped and considered in the order they are received.

4. McMurray has two application cycles: Early enrollment forms are due by February 13th enrollment applications are due by April 30th  2015, with notifications regarding acceptance mailed out by March 2nd. Late enrollment applications are due by April 30th, with notifications mailed out by May 15th.

5. When receiving an acceptance letter for enrollment at McMurray, you must obtain a “non-resident inter-district transfer agreement” from your local Superintendent’s office and send this form to McMurray. You will also complete and return McMurray’s enrollment packet that contains a form used to request records from your student’s current school along with immunization forms, and other critical documents. Your student’s enrollment will not be finalized until all of these documents have beenreceived by the McMurray front office.

6. Families who decide to “decline” enrollment at McMurray are asked to notify the school’s Principal, Greg Allison in writing as soon as a decision has been reached.

Events for September

September 2014:
          8        Photo Day at McMurray
          11       PDD, 10:30 school start
          12       McMurray Community Day
          17       Boys Soccer Jamboree at Charles Wright; Volleyball vs Klahowya, 3:45 start
          18       Football at Hawkins
          22       Boys Soccer at Seattle Christian; Volleyball at Central Kitsap
          23      McMurray Open House,  6:30 – 8:00 pm (note change of date)
          24       Volleyball at Mountain View
          25       Boys Soccer vs. Hudtloff, 3:30 start;  Football at Sedgewick
          29       Volleyball vs Hawkins, 3:45 start
          30       Boys Soccer at Seattle Christian
 


Picture Day.. Monday, September 8th during Humanities class.  Parents can use the following McMurray Middle School link to start the online ordering process.  There are over 94 different digital backgrounds that parents can view online at http://www.inter-state.com ; For best picture day photo use the following tips:  Hair is fixed; faces are clean; smile ready.  All students will be photographed for ASB card and yearbook.  Students will be notified when they can pick up their ASB card in the office.
 
Community Day… If you are interested in volunteering to help coordinate activities from 12:00 to 2:45 on Friday, September 8th, please contact Eileen Hoffman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Gates Johnson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 
Family Access…Family Access is a convenient way for parents and students to keep up to date on assignments, grades, special classroom assignments, lunch accounts.  Students receive their login information at school.  Most parents already have their login and password, but if you are new to the district and need your parent login and password or if you need a reminder, please contact Gates Johnson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 

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