MSS Kids in the Halls

It’s almost that time of year again, Mustangs! With just under a week left until the first day of school on Tuesday, September 7, everyone is enjoying the last few days of their summer. A back to school joke for you:

What has given Mr. Bubbles nightmares since elementary school? Pop quizzes!

The Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) released the 2021-2022 reopening guide on August 10. The guide outlines everything from the safety measures put in place for staff and students, volunteer hours, to the reimplementation of the yearly Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test and Education Quality and Accountability Office  testing. Please read over this document carefully on the RDSB website or check out the following link: All students in Grades 1 to 12 will be required to wear non-medical or cloth masks indoors at school. Kindergarten students are required to wear nonmedical masks and/or face shields in indoor spaces. Daily screening for symptoms must also be done prior to school. For the bus ride to and from school, Sudbury Student Services Consortium has mandated that all students, Kindergarten to Grade 12, wear a mask at all times while on the bus. 

All secondary school students in the RDSB will take four courses in one semester with two 150 minute periods a day. During week one, students will have their first and second period classes, and during week two, students will have their third and fourth period classes. 

First semester schedules will be distributed during the first period on the first day of school. Upon arriving at MSS on the first day, you will be told where and what your first class of the year will be. If you know of a course change that needs to be made, please contact your guidance counsellor or fill in the form in the Google Classroom as soon as possible.

There are some staffing changes at MSS for the 2021-2022 school year. Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Nelson who retired at the end of the school year in June. In addition, Ms. Pitawanakwat, Ms. Killens, Mr. Fowler, and secretary, Ms. Wilkins have also left MSS. Ms. Cassie Noble will be joining Ms. Scott in the main office this school year. 

Mr. Mohamed will be heading to Charles C. McLean Public School in Gore Bay to be the principal there, while Ms. Christy Case will be taking over the principalship at MSS. All Mustangs bid Ms. Case a warm welcome!

Despite the current pandemic, a Grade 9 transition day was able to be held on Wednesday, August 25. Buses from both the west and east ends of the Island were available to students with predetermined pick up locations. The transition day was a good chance for students to familiarize themselves with the school, meet their new peers and some staff members.

The first week of school, the student council will be hosting WOW week (Week of Welcome). Stay tuned next week for the activities that will be held!

Joke of the week: Where do ghosts like to boat on vacation? Lake Eerie.

Upcoming events include the first day of school and WOW week!

Until next time, “Dream and Believe. Learn and Achieve!”