April 29, 2020
I am happy to report that our Board of Directors has approved the addition of two new classes for the 2020-21 school year. Those classes are Lifeguarding and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training. Lifeguarding will be offered in partnership with New Ulm Recreation Center and will be comprised of online classroom work here at MVL and then pool work in New Ulm. The CNA Training will also offer an online class here at MVL and then clinical training at Oak Hills Living Center at times to be mutually agreed upon between the students and the leaders at Oak Hills. The Lifeguarding class will be offered 8th hour and the online coursework of the CNA training can take place during one of the online classes. The goal of the lifeguarding class will be to receive lifeguarding certification at the close of the class, while the goal of the CNA training will be to receive CNA certification and get a job at Oak Hills as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Parents and students interested in learning more about these two classes should contact Mr. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Needless to say, we are excited about this opportunity to partner with these organizations.
The faculty spent some time this week discussing assignments and due dates that our students are receiving. From this point forward, the latest work will be due during the week is midnight on Friday and the earliest assignments will be due in the week is 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Parents, please note that the teachers are reporting that some of our students are procrastinating and waiting until the last minute to turn in their homework. If your student is one of those individuals, encourage them to get to their homework earlier in the week. Thank you!
To make sure that everyone understands, school and all its activities, including athletics and prom, have been canceled for this school year. Graduation has been postponed until Sunday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m.
There has also been some confusion if school is open on May 1 and 4. We are staying open and will have classes.
Please note, too, that we are going to have School Year Wrap Up Days on Wednesday and Thursday, May 20th and 21st. More details will be coming out on that in the coming weeks, but it will be a time for students to drop off school books and materials, clean out lockers and pick up student awards.
We have received some questions about selling Scrip. We will start selling Scrip this coming week. Please note the following:
1. All orders must be in by 8 a.m. on Monday mornings
2. Orders can be emailed to email@example.com or called in and leave it as a voicemail at 507-354-6851
3. If they want their order mailed to them, they must leave an address where to mail it to and send in payment before the Scrip would be mailed out.
4. Pick up will be available ONLY on Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m.
5. Payment is only cash or check
6. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to order online through Great Lakes Scrip.
7. To see what is available for purchase, order forms are on the mvl.org website.
I know that I’ve shared this before, but I again want to express my appreciation for the cooperation and support of the parents during this school year, the work ethic of our students and effort and creativity of our faculty and staff to make this year such a blessing for all of us. I realize that it’s been challenging, but we are so blessed to be a part of the MVL family.
God’s continued blessings to you!