Important Information

Pertinent information, calendars and forms:

Dates in 2016-2017!

Special Dates for 2016-17

 

AACPS Calendar

2016 2017 calendar

 

 2016-2017 School Supplies

Kindergarten through 6th grade

2016 2017 Supply Lists

7th grade

7th Grade Supply List 2016 2017

Bring Your Own Device for Middle School Students

Bring Your Own Device

 

 

Transportation

Below you will find the Transportation Form for SY 2016-2017, as well as the routes and times for the bus routes that serve
Monarch Academy. To ensure that each child is accounted for, we ask that the parent and/or legal guardian complete a separate form for each student planning to attend in SY 2016-2017, and turn them in to the Monarch Academy Front Office by mail, fax 240-786-6492, or by emailing a completed copy of the form to sankt@monarchcharter.org

MGA Transportation Form 2016-2017

2016 2017 MGA Bus Routes

Bus transportation to Monarch Global Academy is available to students depending on where they live. Students outside a two-mile radius around Monarch Global Academy will be picked up at “cluster sites.” Students within a two-mile radius must be provided with their own transportation. If a transportation hardship exists, Monarch Global Academy will work with families to find a solution to the problem.

 

Pick-up and Drop-off Policy

Please see below for the MGA Drop off and Pick up Procedure.

MGA Drop Off and Pick Up Jan17

Pick-up/Drop-off locations have been assigned with every attempt to provide accessible, safe and efficient transportation to our families. Additional sites will be assigned when deemed necessary by Monarch Global Academy, in accordance with AACPS policy.

Pick-up/Drop-off times are close estimates. We ask families to honor the 20-minute scheduling window (10 minutes before/10 minutes after the scheduled time) that school buses are afforded by AACPS Policy. This will reduce the chances of missing the bus and the wait time of other families.

A bus driver may leave a stop before the scheduled time ONLY IF they have accounted for all riders from that stop. Families MUST BE PRESENT for their child to be released from the bus, unless other arrangements have been agreed to in advance. Please speak with your bus driver the first week of school to make those arrangements.

From the AACPS Handbook — Meeting the Bus & Supervision

“There is no general provision to keep children on the school bus when parents fail or choose not to meet the school bus at the bus stop at the time of the afternoon discharge. This provision for discharge includes pre-kindergarten and kinder­garten students. If for some reason you are not able to be at the bus stop to greet your child, and you do not wish for your child to be discharged without adult supervision, contact a responsible adult and arrange for this alternative person to be at the bus stop, or call the local school and ask that your youngster not be placed on the bus. If you request that your child stay at the school, you must immediately provide for your child’s pick-up at the school”.

Students in Grades 2nd-8th will be discharged their stop, in accordance with AACPS policy. Read the AACPS Parent Handbook (PDF).

 

Immunization Information

Important Notice about Immunizations                        Important Notice about Immunizations SPANISH

Req. Vaccines for K and 7 ENGLISH                              Req. Vaccines for K and 7 SPANISH

Vaccine Req.                                                                         Vaccine Req. Continued

New Vaccine for Kindergarten                                          New Vaccines for Kindergarten SPANISH

No Shots, No School                                                            No Shots, No School Spanish

What is Vaccines For Children Program                        What is Vaccines for Children Program SPANISH

 

Highly Able Policy

Monarch Global Academy Highly Able Policy 2016-17

 

Student Insurance through AACPS

Please see the link below regarding Student Insurance

2016 Insurance Letter

 

Snack Policy

Families are asked to pack non-messy healthy snacks (ex.: apples, crackers and cheese, granola bars and pretzels) along with a water container your child can easily access in the classroom. Due to many food allergies, children will not be allowed to share snacks.

Prohibited items include:

  • Candy or chocolate
  • High-sugar snacks
  • Snacks containing nuts

Birthday Celebrations

If you wish to celebrate your child’s birthday at school, consider sharing a favorite story, dance, song or game with the class; bringing in non-food treats like festive pencils, folders, or school supply type items; or purchasing a book dedicated to your child and donate it to the school or class library. All birthdays will be celebrated on the last school day of the month or discussed otherwise with your child’s teacher.