We hope you are having a wonderful summer and are ready to get the new school year started. To prepare for the 22/23 school year we want to update you regarding campus information. Please review the below information to ensure a successful start to our year. We are excited to have our students back on campus.
Student check-in began last week. Any student who has not checked in should plan to come to campus prior to July 22nd. This entire week we will have staff meetings, the available hours for student check-in are as follows:
Mica Mountain Office Hours (Week of July 18-21)
Tuesday & Wednesday (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Thursday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
STUDENT & PARENT ORIENTATION (FRESHMEN ONLY)
Student and parent orientation for freshmen is on Wednesday, July 20th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New parents to our district are invited to attend as well.
SPORTS PHYSICAL NIGHT
All students interested in participating in athletics for the 2022-23 school year will need a physical on the AIA form completed March 1, 2022, or later. We will be hosting a Physical Fair on Tuesday, July 26th in the Mica Mountain Gym from 5:40-7:30 P.M. Physicals will be $20 and the money will go to our Sports Medicine Program. Physicians will be providing the physicals to currently enrolled Mica Mountain and Vail Academy High School students in grades 9th-12th and spots can be reserved by signing up for an appointment Click Here.
SAFETY AT MICA MOUNTAIN: The safety of our students and staff is the number one priority for our amazing school district. The foundation for a safe school is built on the connectedness of the community it serves, strong partnerships with parents, and proactive planning of security measures. There are a few Emergency Procedures that we want to make sure all families have a clear understanding of: Fire/Evacuation: Evacuation occurs when it is safer to be outside than inside. Lockdown: Lockdowns will be put into effect when there is an immediate threat of violence in or around the school. Shelter-In-Place: Shelter in Place will be put into effect when the conditions outside are not safe. Instruction will continue but there will be no movement throughout campus. One of our greatest resources are parents who willingly volunteer on campus. To help with school safety, if you are an active and current first responder with a current responder certification, please take a few moments to complete the survey below if you are interested in volunteering on the Mica Mountain campus.
We will use this information to connect with you in regards to an upcoming meeting to discuss volunteering on our campus this next school year. The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We are humbled that you chose to be a part of our Thunderbolt family this school year. We continue to be honored to serve you and your family.
Please CLICK HERE for the survey if you are a current 1st Responder and willing to volunteer on campus.
PARKING, PICK-UP, AND DROP-OFF GUIDELINES:
Please know that our campus includes two parking lots. Our student parking lot and our staff/visitor parking lot. The parking lot that is to the east of the school is for Vail Inclusive Parking ONLY. There is to be NO PARKING, NO DROP OFF, and NO PICK UP in the Vail Inclusive Preschool parking lot. Please be patient with afterschool traffic, if possible, it is recommended to pick up students closer to 4:00 PM. Click Here to View the parking area for drop-off and Click Here to view the pickup area for Mica Mountain.
Students are required to show their school ID to our security staff prior to entering campus from the front of the school and the entrance from the bus bay before coming onto campus.
Bus routes for students who live within the bus zone can be found at http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=VSD3SXF9HL8E You are encouraged to check your child’s bus route the weekend before school starts, to ensure you have the most up to date route information. Click Here for “Spot my Bus,” information.
For the past two years, breakfast and lunch have been free to all students. Moving forward during the 22/23 school year, breakfast and lunch will be served for a fee.
• Cost per meal: • Breakfast: $1.60 • Lunch: $3.30
Families in need of assistance are highly encouraged to fill out a free/reduced lunch application. These need to be updated each year and are available beginning July.
• Applications can be found at https://www.mymealtime.com/ If you are unable to fill out a form online, forms will be available in our front office. Please see office hours above.
• To add money to your child’s account, please visit https://www.mymealtime.com/
• Lunch menus will be available at the start of the school year.
For more information regarding food services Click Here.
In the technology department, we are very excited about the new school year. We have two technology programs that will assist you in ensuring your student's academic success. One program, PowerSchool will help you monitor your students' grades and attendance. The other program, Schoology, is our district's Learning Management System which contains your student's assignments and projects. Our technology department will be more than happy to assist you in establishing parent accounts for both of these programs or if you have any other accessing issues. The address for the parent portal for Schoology is schoology.com and for PowerSchool it is ps.vail.k12.az.us You can contact our tech department at 879-3807 or 879-3817 or email them at email@example.com.
Staying connected with our Thunderbolt families is just one of our priorities on our campus. This year we have our new website and a new messaging system. If you ever have issues with not receiving any of our communications please contact our communications coordinator Juanita Mari at 520-879-3808 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first day of school is Friday, July 22nd, 2022 at 9:00 AM.
We are looking forward to the new school year! We are Mountain Strong!