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A Celebration in Recognition of a Visionary: Martin Luther King Day

posted Jan 15, 2016, 12:03 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—

Martin Luther King Day weekend has arrived and Maynard High School will be closed this coming Monday.  One week from today the exam period for the first semester will begin on January 22nd.

With only 7 school days to go in this marking period it is critical that students be in on time every day and maintain focused and effective effort in their academic work.

Winter sports remain in full swing with both girls and boys teams in action.  Check out the Athletics website for dates, times and locations of upcoming games.

An Important Note on Parking, Student Drop-Off and Student Pick-Up:

As a reminder our student parking lot is the lot closest to Tiger Drive on the auditorium side of the building, our visitor parking is directly in front of the main entrance and our Faculty & Staff Parking Lot is by the Gymnasium.  When these lots are used as designated there is ample room in each area even under snow conditions and traffic flow in the morning and afternoon is excellent.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up by both drivers and school busses occurs in the circular drive directly in front of the main entrance.

Vans and approved cars for students with physical needs use the handicapped designated spots in front of the gymnasium entrance and these spots should never be used or blocked, even briefly, by other vehicles.

It has been our experience that when the parking lots and drives are all used appropriately and as designed we have very few traffic issues even with more than 500 people arriving at MHS within a roughly 30 minute span.  Please park and use the drives as designed.

Some Nuts & Bolts Information about the close of the first semester

Semester 1 Exam and Instructional Schedule (All Grades)

As mentioned above, 1st Semester Exams begin on Friday January 22nd.  This year we have reduced the early release days associated with First Semester exams from 3 days to 1.  The full schedule is listed below.

Friday, January 22nd:

Normal class rotation until 12:13pm.

Locker clean-out from 12:13-12:30pm.

G Block Exam.  Students go to G Block at 12:30pm.  Exam or instructional activity runs from12:35-2:05pm.

Full Day of School for Students.

Monday, January 25th:  

A Block Exam- 7:45-9:15am.  

B Block Exam- 9:25-10:55am. 

D Block(Lunch)-10:57-12:17

E Block - 12:19- 1:06

F Block- 1:08- 2:05

Full Day of School for Students.

Tuesday, January 26th

C Block Exam- 7:45-9:15am

D Block Exam- 9:25-10:55am

E Block(Lunch)-10:57am-12:17pm

F Block - 12:19pm- 1:06pm

Directed Study in advisories- 1:08pm- 2:05pm

Full Day of School for Students.

Wednesday, January 27th

E Block Exam 7:45-9:15am. 

F Block Exam 9:25-10:55am. 

Early Dismissal for Students at 10:55am.  (Note on Make-up Exams: Make-up exams can be arranged from 12:35- 2:05pm on this day.)

Thank you for reading, enjoy the holiday weekend and take care—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School