Our campus isn’t the only thing changing--we listened to feedback from our parents at the end of the year, and we are making some changes to communicate more usefully and efficiently in two big ways:

1. REORGANIZED WEBSITE/IMPROVED CALENDAR. We are making a slight tweak in the way we organize info, to make it more convenient for our parents. Now, in the top menu bar of our website, there's an item called “MVC PARENTS”. Click on it, and the drop-down menu bar offers these things:

Resources/Links. This used to be in another spot on the site, but we’ve moved it. Parents should check this spot often for forms/info/links—we update it frequently.

Lunch Menu. We know parents need quick access to this info—now it will be super easy to find.

RenWeb. Just like it sounds, this sends parents to their RenWeb log in.

Calendar. This is our new and vastly improved calendar! The old RenWeb calendar will no longer be used. For added security, this page is password-protected--the password has been emailed to all MVC families. There are several summer community events already on there (more are being added), and some start-of-school information. We plan to keep this calendar meticulously updated with the most up-to-date calendar info for school-wide (or multiple-grade-wide) information. For individual, grade-level events, parents will still hear from their child’s teacher. Click on a calendar event, and it will take you to a separate event page where you’ll see times, maps, details, contact email, necessary forms (when applicable)You can even click+gCal (Google Calendar) or +iCal to add the event to your personal calendar, if you have accounts with either of those calendar applications. Please remember that at a busy school, times and dates are always subject to change. We will ALWAYS update the calendar as soon as we know of an update, but it’s always a good idea for you to check and recheck calendar events often, to see if there has been a change.

2. TEXTING. Our parents asked for it, and we’re offering it! MVC parents: watch your email in the new few weeks for information on the new and easy-to-use (and free to you!) texting service we’ll be launching when school starts.

As always, we’ll keep our Facebook page active with school news as well—if you haven’t “liked” our page, please do so!