Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal
Posted on 09/21/2020
mhs-jason-landherr2020.jpgIt is hard to believe we are starting our 5th week of connected learning. Both our teachers and students have been doing a great job in this format. District kindergarten through second grade classroom will move into a blended calendar starting on Tuesday, September 22. While this news makes me optimistic for our return, I do not know when that will be. As we continue in our connected format, please continue to remind your students of the importance of engaging with both their teachers and students in this format. The best way to do this is to unmute their microphones, turn on their cameras, and engage in classroom activities. These three basic expectations will help maximize your student’s understanding, comprehension, and retention of material. If they are still nervous to talk in a Meet they can use the chat feature to gain more confidence.

We will host a parent Zoom on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30. We will spend a few minutes discussing teaching and learning in a connected model and then take questions. By 7:00 at the latest, Mrs. Neighbors our College and Career Counselor, will share information about SCOIR (applies to all grades) and College admissions and scholarships (senior specific).


Zoom Meeting Code: https://zoom.us/j/93198292863


An Important message from our MHS Nurses

Some schools in our district are transitioning to the "Plan B-Blended" schedule next week and we thought that it would be a good time to make you aware of some changes in our RX medication policy and plan of care. 

 

Please be aware that at this time, we request that any medication that can be given at home, be done so.  We are attempting to limit the amount of "well-students" entering our nurse's office during this pandemic. 

 

For those students who have one or more of the following conditions; Diabetes, Asthma, Life Threatening Allergies or Seizure disorders, 

we request an updated doctor's order, with a 'self carry order' for medication that will be on their person and an action plan to properly care for your child. 

 

*It is extremely important to make you aware that due to the spread of Covid through droplets in the air, nebulizer treatments WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED per district policy. Please contact your doctor if this is something your child requires frequently and request a rescue inhaler be provided with instructions. 

 

Please use the link  to see instructions on how the district is now accepting RX daily and PRN medications. 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call our Nurse’s at 467-6030. 

 

 

A Message from the MHS Mothers Club

Hello Mehlville High School Parents & Guardians!

 

Welcome to the new school year and welcome to Mehlville High School Mothers Club!. We would love the chance to introduce you to Mothers Club, invite you to become a member of our parent organization, and help you start planning your child’s/children’s high school journey towards their “Last Blast” Graduation Celebration (an all-night, substance-free celebration for Seniors on graduation night). For more information please contact Mothers Club President Michelle Silies at (314) 397-3182 or mssilies1@outlook.com


Thank you,


Jason Landherr

Mehlville High School Principal

landherrj@msdr9.org

314-467-6001 

Twitter: JLandherr2020

Instagram: Mehlville__HS


  

 

April 17, 2020

Good Morning Senior Parents,

I know everyone has been eagerly awaiting updates on graduation, prom, and other senior activities. I am excited to be able to share some updated information with everyone.

Last night, the Board of Education approved July 19, 2020 as the new Graduation date for MHS. We hope to hold the event at Chaifetz Arena at 6:00. If we are unable to hold a public event in July, we will hold a virtual ceremony that night. This plan was recommended by a joint group of MHS and OHS senior students, parents, and district staff. As much as students hope for an in person ceremony, their recommendation was that a ceremony should be held before August 2020. Their feeling was that at this time many students have moved on to the next chapter in their life.

Senior Prom has been postponed from its original May 9th date. We still hope to hold a prom event later this summer prior to graduation on July 19, 2020. We have discussed a joint prom and last blast event with Mothers Club. Date and venue are still to be determined. We will communicate more information as plans are made.

We are still planning on holding our Senior Awards Night on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The event will now be streamed online. We are excited to still honor all of the accomplishments of our seniors students at this event. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.

We hope this news brings some comfort and excitement to our seniors. Everyone at MHS hopes you and your family are doing well at this time and want you to know we are here for you. Please let us know if you have any questions about this new information.

Mr. Jason Landherr
Principal





Email from Mr. Landherr on April 5th:

I wanted to provide some MHS specific information as a follow up to Dr. Smith’s email about the updated learning plan which begins Monday, April 6. I understand this is a lengthy email; please take the time to read through it so you are ready to support your child as they begin covering new material in their classes. 


Teachers will use Google Classroom to post assignments and email to communicate with students. Some teachers may choose to use two-way video communication with their classes through Google Meet. Permission needs to be provided by parents/guardians of students in order for students to participate in any Google Meet sessions. Parents should complete the electronic permission form available in the School Information System (SIS) Parent Portal. This form needs to be filled out prior to student participation. Students whose parents have not submitted the form will not be allowed to participate in Google Meet activities until the form has been received electronically. Here are step by step directions to complete the Parent Permission Video Conferencing Form in Parent Portal (SIS).

 

We will follow an A/B day schedule, this schedule is to help provide structure, but it may be that teachers post work that can be completed when students are able to. Wednesday is to be used as a work day for both students and teachers. Teachers will still be available via office hours to answer email, but no new work will be posted. Here is the MHS daily schedule for each week and for the month of April:



Students and teachers are not required to be in front of their computer during the 45 minute time frame for each block. The schedule provides structure for when assignments will be posted and allows teachers to place an appropriate due date for each assignment.  A teacher may offer a Google Meet video session during class time, if a student can not attend during that time they can email their teacher to make them aware.


We are excited that the District learning plan will allow us to cover new material and move forward with the semester. We also acknowledge that with the current schedule we are following learning will look different. You cannot replicate what students experience in a classroom with a teacher, but our teachers will be there to support your child throughout this time. They will post assignments and provide feedback on student growth and progress.


To be successful working from home, I would encourage students to establish a schedule and stick with it. Students should check Google Classroom and their email each morning around 8:00 a.m. to see what has been posted and periodically throughout the day while they are working on their assignments.  


Please continue to reach out to teachers, counselors, and administrators with any questions you may have. We want to make sure your child has all of the support they need to be successful during this time.



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