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SUPERINTENDENT COMMUNIQUÉ MIDLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Pictured Above: Carpenter Pre-Primary Center students participate in "DK Camp" during their first week of school!

Midland Public Schools District Vision Statement: Lead with respect, trust and courage. Ensure an equitable, collaborative and inclusive culture. Enable all to achieve success.

September 5, 2023

Volume 11 Edition 4

Thank you to our community members who voted and passed the 2015 Bond Proposal that helped Midland Public Schools purchase six new buses for our students! On behalf of the MPS Board of Education, administration, staff, and students, we express our deep appreciation to the community for your support and Inspiring Excellence.

Update Your Student's Forms in ParentVUE

A reminder to parents and guardians - if you have not done so already for the 2023-24 school year, please update the following forms for your student through your ParentVUE account:

Personal Information (PI) Update which includes the following (either included within the update or linked):

  • Student Personal Information Form
  • Health and Medical Update Form
  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Student Acceptable Use Policy Form
  • 2023-24 Student Device Agreement Form (including payment for insurance if you choose to opt in)
  • Media Release Form
  • Military Release Form
  • Virtual Learning Consent Form
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Thank you for your help in ensuring that your student's information is complete and up to date. This will assist school staff in keeping our students safe and on track!

To access your ParentVUE account, click on the button below.

MPS Shining Stars

In October MPS will resume our recognition of "Shining Stars." Each month at our Board of Education Meeting, two MPS staff members are selected as "Shining Stars". These staff consistently go above and beyond to make MPS a great place for our staff and students. We need your nominations to hear about staff who are Inspiring Excellence at MPS! Use the button below to nominate an MPS staff member for a "Shining Star" today!

News from around the MPS District!

Join MPS in celebrating Neighboring Week!

Neighboring Week is a week-long event sponsored by The Cultural Awareness Coalition inviting Midland to participate in activities that foster inclusion and a sense of belonging within the community. This year Neighboring Week will be September 24-30, 2023. For more information and ideas visit the link to the Neighboring Week webpage here.

Michigan School Meals Program Update

The Michigan School Meals program allows all public school students to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch per day at school for the 2023-24 school year without worrying about qualifying! While that is exciting, we need everyone to understand that the paperwork is still needed from your income eligible households. The eligibility determinations from the submitted application/form are used for state at-risk funding calculations, local distribution of Title I funding, waiving testing fees, and any reduced pay-to-participate activities available in our schools. Thank you for your assistance to continue funding programs at our schools! To complete your application, click on the button below, then select "Apply for Benefits".

Community Resources

TRAILS Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Caregivers and Communities

Space is limited to the first 500 registrants. To register, use the QR code below or the link here.

Screen Media Use and Child Development

Parents - for more information about the Be Smart program click on the button below.

Questions or concerns? Contact us via the MPS Connect button below.