WE ARE M.E.S. STRONG!
We hope you enjoy the video below. Your MES Family wants ALL of our students to know how much we miss you! Thank you to Mrs. Kopec, Mrs. Trischitta, and Mrs. Murin for organizing and creating the video -- and thanks to all of our faculty and staff for 100% participation! Please stay safe and be well. We are all in this together!
M.E.S. SHORTENED SCHEDULE (Health-Related School Closure)
Parents are asked to please be aware of the new abbreviated schedule for our virtual school days that will be effective beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020. The schedule can be found in the link below, along with the revised schedule for "live" lessons in our Preschool - Fifth Grade classes.
From our Counseling Department.....
Please see the letter below from our M.E.S. Counselors! And please remember that Mrs. Sanders and Mr. Cinelli are available via email should you have any concerns or need any assistance.
TELEHEALTH -- Assistance from Performcare
Monmouth ACTS -- Counseling Services during COVID-19
COPING WITH STRESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
TAKING CARE OF YOUR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION -- Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020
Students in Grades 6-8 will continue to follow their daily schedule online utilizing virtual classrooms through CANVAS. Grades 6-8 teachers will be available for students online during class time on discussion boards, chats, and conferences. Students are expected to be "on time" and sign in online at the beginning of each class for attendance purposes. All other teachers, including special education teachers and Basic Skills teachers, other Educational Support Professionals, along with our Middle School Counselor, Mr. Anthony Cinelli, will be available via email to answer any student or parent questions.
In Preschool - Grade 5, we are transitioning to our new plan for online Distance Learning. Parents are asked to visit the individual web page of their child's Homeroom Teacher on our elementary school website every weekday morning at the start of the school day. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a well-balanced variety of virtual lessons that include teacher-prepared video instruction, publisher-prepared website activities, live-video opportunities for teacher-student interaction, as well as pencil and paper assignments. In addition, please remember to visit your child's Special Subject Area teachers' web pages for weekly activities that are incorporated as part of our comprehensive instructional program. All teachers, including Special Subject Area teachers, Education Support Professionals, and our Elementary School Counselor, Mrs. Nancy Sanders, will be available via email to address any student or parent questions.
Thank you for your cooperation as we continue on our new distance learning adventure together!
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE LETTERS BELOW:
Preschool - Grade 5
Middle School, Grades 6-8
UPDATE: All Grade Levels, Preschool - Grade 8
CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
The articles below may be helpful with explaining the Coronavirus Pandemic to your children, age appropriately. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any additional information or resources. We are here to help! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented and challenging time.
Talking to your children about Coronavirus -- from the National Association of School Psychologists:
Explaining Coronavirus to an Anxious Child: