Weekly Update

METRO PARENT UPDATES

June 7, 2021

Annual Student Registration

Parents should have received email instructions to submit the annual student registration for returning students. If you have a new student joining us in the fall, your registration link will be sent out later this month. A few helpful tips:

  • You do NOT have to resubmit a birth certificate if we have one on file.

  • Only submit the immunization record if there’s been a change.

  • If you are getting a message to upload custody documents and there are no custody issues to report, go back to the “Contacts” section and UNCLICK the box under your name that says “This contact has custody documents.” 

  • You will be able to pay the 2021-22 student fee starting in July, once we close the current fiscal year.

Summer Reading Project

Metro students are to complete a reading assignment this summer to prepare for classes in the fall. Visit our website to find the reading assignment for your child (based on grade level): https://www.themetroschool.org/page/summer-reading

2021-22 Bus Registration

If you live in the Columbus, Hilliard, or South-Western City school districts and plan to use their bus service to Metro in the fall, please visit the Bus Transportation page of our website for instructions and register now! 

Summer Opportunities

While many camps are already underway, visit our website's Summer Opportunities page for activities that may still be available.

Student Work Permits

If your child will be starting a job this summer and requires a work permit, please visit the Minor Work Permit page of our website for the permit application and instructions. Applications can be submitted in person or by email.

Summer Hours

Metro's office staff is available from 8am-3pm during summer school; our offices will be closed for the month of July. Should you need assistance, please plan to call or stop by before end of June.

Academic Calendar

Click here for the 2021-22 Metro Academic CalendarThe first day of classes this fall will be August 18.

Thanks for A Great Year!

As we reach the end of the school year, a special thanks to all families for your support of Metro Schools and your student(s)! We want to congratulate the members of this year's graduating class and wish everyone a safe and restful summer.

Title I Meeting Thursday

Metro will host a Title I meeting May 27 at 6:30pm on Zoom. The meeting will be held in accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116 under Title I. In the meeting, parents will hear about the purpose of Title I, parents' rights, and how assessment tools are used to support our students. Join Metro Superintendent Meka Pace Thursday evening at this link: Title I Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 977 5374 6152, Passcode: 730358)

Summer Technology Agreements

Students returning to Metro in the fall have the option to keep their school iPad/laptop over the summer to ensure access to summer classes and other educational opportunities. To take advantage of this option, parents/guardians must complete a Parent Summer Technology Agreement form assuming responsibility for the school-issued device (submit separately for each child). Students received their own Summer Technology Agreement at their Metro email address. All forms must be submitted by Friday. If you do not want to keep your child's device over summer, please return it to Metro by Tuesday, June 1.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

End of Year Presentations: Middle School Roundtables are this Wednesday & Thursday by appointment; be sure to double check your time with your child's Advisor. Roundtables will be hosted on Zoom (virtual). 

M.S. Summer Recovery: If your child has not mastered a core class this spring, consider registering for a Summer Recovery Class! Classes will be June 7-25 (8am-2pm) for English, Math and Science. The program fee is $50 and can be paid using EZpayonline. Space is limited, so register now using the Metro Summer School Form! Any questions can be directed to Mr. Kennedy (kennedy.3@themetroschool.org).

M.S. Yearbook: The 2021 yearbook will be a scrapbook format including photos from throughout the year. You can order a copy from TreeRing at www.treering.com/validate (Passcode 1016139513352319) and design two personal pages with your own memories. Orders are due by June 4.

Mighty Metro Masters: Congratulations to this week's Mighty Metro Masters, students recognized by staff for outstanding displays of the Metro Habits - Anna B, Isabel C, Raky D, Maryam D, Naina D, Journie F, Arber H, Reagan J, Sumaya M, Jiselle J, Carmel K, Dayaan L, Sak M, Zeyad M, Josey P, Nathan R, Prahalya S. 

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

This Week's Schedule: Monday: P1 & P3 Exams, Tuesday: P2 & P4 Exams, Wednesday & Thursday: Make-up Exams & Student Presentations, Friday: Teacher Work Day (no students)

Design Challenge Winners: Congratulations to the winning teams in the Spring Design Challenge!

H.S. Yearbook: You can place an order for the Metro H.S. yearbook by visiting the TreeRing site (www.treering.com/validate) and using Passcode 1015505932283165.

May 17, 2021

Student/Parent Summer Technology Agreements

Students returning to Metro in the fall have the option to keep their school iPad/laptop over the summer to ensure access to summer classes and other educational opportunities. In order to take advantage of this option, parents/guardians must complete a Parent Summer Technology Agreement form assuming responsibility for the school-issued device (submit separately for each child enrolled with us). Students will receive their own Summer Technology Agreement at their Metro email address. All forms must be received by May 28. If you do not want to keep your child's device over summer, please return it to Metro by June 1.

Spring Annual Fund Drive Continues

Consider making a gift to Metro Schools this month! You can give safely from home by visiting the Columbus Foundation website. The engagement of Metro staff and families is greatly appreciated, as many grant and corporate partnership opportunities depend on the “buy in” from our school community. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Business Roundtable May 25

Metro's Business Advisory Committee will host a Virtual Business Roundtable on May 25 from 7:30-8:30am. The program will focus on STEM education and its relationship to workforce needs. Metro parents are welcome to participate; there is no cost to register. You can read more about the event on Metro's website or click here to register. If you would like to donate, use this link: Click here to Donate or Sponsor.

Title I Meeting May 27

Metro will host a Title I meeting May 27 at 6:30pm on Zoom. The meeting will be held in accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116 under Title I. In the meeting, parents will hear about the purpose of Title I, the difference between Targeted Assistance and schoolwide programs, parents' rights, assessment tools used for identification, our school curriculum and a discussion on how we can best support our families. A meeting link will be provided next week. 

2021-22 Bus Registration Begins

The annual registration process has begun for students who ride a school bus to Metro. If you live in a district that provides a bus (Columbus, Hilliard, South-Western), please visit the Bus Transportation page of our website for instructions. Registrations are due soon, so don't miss out! 

Summer Opportunities

Looking for a summer camp for your child? Check out the 2021 Summer Program Guide for links to a wide selection of options!


MIDDLE SCHOOL

MAPs Testing: Middle school students will be taking MAPs tests this week in their regularly scheduled classes. These tests are a way to measure student progress over the year and compared to other students in their grade level across the country. Test days: Monday/Tuesday - Math, Wednesday - Science, Thursday/Friday - Reading.

M.S. Summer Recovery: If your child has not mastered a core class this spring, we encourage you to sign them up for a Summer Recovery Class! Classes will be weekedays June 7-25 (8am-2pm) for English/Language Arts, Math or Science. The program fee is $50 and can be paid using EZpayonline. Space is limited, so register by Friday, May 21 if interested using the Metro Summer School Form! Any questions can be directed to Mr. Kennedy (kennedy.3@themetroschool.org).

HIGH SCHOOL

No Place for Hate Celebration: On May 20, Metro will be among 50 schools receiving the Anti-Defamation League's No Place For Hate designation during a virtual celebration titled "Spread the Light." The No Place For Hate initiative helps schools combat bias, bullying and hatred by creating a positive school climate. You can read more here or register to view the live event at this link.

Final Exams & Student Presentations: High school final exams will be Monday, May 24 (Periods 1 & 3) and Tuesday, May 25 (Periods 2 & 4). Student Roundtables & Gateways will be May 26 & 27 by appointment (with your child's Advisor).

May 10, 2021

Staff Appreciation Week May 10-14

Join the PTSA in celebrating Metro teachers this week! If you would like to help, email ptsametro@gmail.com.

Offline Learning Thursday & Friday

Thursday, May 13 has been changed to an asynchronous learning day. That means students will work offline rather than reporting in person or logging in on their regular schedule. Friday is designated as an offline learning (all virtual) day on the school calendar, so students will work from home Thursday & Friday this week. On each day, students should check Schoology for their scheduled classes and submit posted assignments by 2:30pm to be marked "present."

Spring Annual Fund Drive Begins

This week is the start of our Spring Annual Fund Drive. We appreciate the engagement of Metro staff and families, as many grant and corporate partnership opportunities depend on the “buy in” from our school community. If you are able to make a donation, visit the Columbus Foundation website to make your gift online. Thank you!

Business Roundtable May 25

Metro's Business Advisory Committee will be hosting a Virtual Business Roundtable on May 25 from 7:30-8:30am. The program will focus on STEM education and its relationship to workforce needs. Metro parents are welcome to participate; there is no cost to register. You can read more about the event on Metro's website or click here to register. If you would like to donate, use this link: Click here to Donate or Sponsor.

Annual Title I Meeting May 27

Parents are invited to a Title I meeting May 27 at 6:30pm on Zoom. The meeting will be held in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116 under Title I. Title I funds allow for supplemental support for students who qualify. The agenda will include an explanation of Title I, the difference between Targeted Assistance and schoolwide programs, parents' rights, assessment tools used for identification, our school curriculum and suggestions/discussion on how we can best support our families. A meeting link will be provided in advance and a recording posted for those unable to join.

2021-22 Bus Registration Begins

The annual registration process has begun for students who ride a school bus to Metro. If you live in a district that provides a bus (Columbus, Hilliard, South-Western), please visit the Bus Transportation page of our website for instructions. Registrations are due soon, so don't miss out! 

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

MAPs Testing: Middle School students will take the Algebra 1 MAP test on Tuesday and the Language Usage test during Social Studies classes on Wednesday (during virtual day).

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

State Testing: High school students who missed any of the state AIR tests are to report this Wednesday for make-up testing. Students who need to test received an email on Friday with instructions; all other students will follow the regular Wednesday virtual schedule.

MECHS Student Council Elections: Thanks to Student Council members for their work this year. Congratulations to the 28 new members and newly appointed officers for the 2021-22 school year: Izzy Dunlap, Secretary (class of 2022) and Salwa Azrak, Public Relations Manager (class of 2023). Elections for president and vice president will take place next week.

H.S. Finals: Spring term final exams will be May 24 for P1 & P3 classes and May 25 for P2 & P4 classes.