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Online Safety

Do you know what your child is doing online?  What apps they are using? Who they are chatting with? 

Did you know that on any given day, teens in the U.S. spend about 9 hours using social media for their enjoyment? 

50% of teens feel they are addicted to their phones, 78% check phones once an hour

 (Commonsense, phone survey of 2600 teens, Nov.2015)
 

Some prevention tips

  1. Start young and check their devices (monitor what they are on)
  2. Be honest with them and tell them not all people they meet online are who they say they are and there are people online that hurt others.
  3. Create a media use plan in your home: 

       www.healthychildren.org/mediauseplan 

This tool was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and includes a media time calculator that shows how much time your child is spending on daily activities, such as media use. 

     4. Create “What if” scenarios with your child about what could happen if they make poor choices when online

 

Kari McGregor, School Social Worker

 

 
 
 

Martin County West Schools is
Accepting New Open Enrollment Students


Martin County West Schools has many great things to offer our students.
  • Student centered environment
  • Small elementary class sizes
  • Variety of educational choices and opportunities
  • Safe, orderly schools
  • High graduation rate
  • Technology integrated at all levels
  • Recently updated facilities
  • 22% of our students open enroll to MCW from other districts

Please contact one of the schools shown below to open enroll your students to MCW.
 
Sherburn Elementary (K-2)       507-764-4461
Trimont Elementary (3-6)          507-639-2081
MCW Jr/Sr High (7-12)              507-764-4671


Open Enrollment Form
 
 
 
 
 

2017 - 2018 School Year


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August 28    ----- Teacher Workshop
August 29    ----- Teacher Workshop 
August 30    -----  Teacher Workshop 
August 31    -----  Teacher Workshop (7-12)  (1/2 Day)
August 31    -----  7th & 9th Grade Orientation 8:30 AM - 12 noon
September 4 ----- Labor Day- No School
September 5  ---  School Begins for Grades 7-12 Only
September  5 ---  Gr K-6 Workshop 8 AM - Noon
September 5 ---   Gr K-6 P/T Conf. Noon - 8 PM
September 6  ----- Gr K-6 P/T Conf. 8 AM - 12 PM
September 7-----  Grades K-12 in Session
September 22 --- Homecoming
October 3    -----    Midquarter
October 19-20 ----- MEA - No School
November 3 ----  End of 1st Quarter
November 13 ---- Teacher Workshop (No School)
November 16 -----K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
November 21----  K-6 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM 
November 23-24--- Fall Break
December 8 --- Midquarter
Dec. 23 - Jan. 1 ---- Winter Break
January 2---- School Resumes
January 18----2nd of 2nd Quarter
January 19--- Teacher Workshop (No School)
February 16 ----- School in Session (Make Up Day)  
February 19 --- President's Day
February 21 ---- Midquarter
February 22 -----K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM 
March 20 ---   K-6 In Session / 7-12 Workshop
March 23 ----- End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 29-Apr 2 ---- Spring Break
April 27 ---   Midquarter
May 28  ---- Memorial Day- No School
June 1  ---- Last Day for Students (Make Up Day)
June 3  ---- Graduation
June 4-5  ---- Certified & Classified Staff Day (Make Up Day)
June 6  ---- 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
  • The make-up days may be February 16, February 19, the end of the year, and may include the use of extended days .  The dates listed above may not be made up in the order listed.  Additional make-up days may be added at the end of the year if necessary