New Pick Up Procedures

Good morning MCS friends and families. Please read and share this post with all your fellow MCS families/friends who pick up their children after school. Beginning TODAY, September 25th, there will be new procedures in place to create a more secure experience and so staff can be sure students are going home with the correct people.

Here is the official letter from Mr. Potter:

Here are the highlights:
Parents/guardians MUST enter through the gym only- DO NOT come through the front entrance.

Students will remain behind the staff on duty sitting on the narrow tables or standing behind them.

Students will point out their parent/guardian when the parent/guardian comes to the table. The student will come to the table, the parent/guardian will then sign in view of the duty staff. If your child is not ready, the parent/guardian must move to the back of the line. You can no longer pre-sign out your students.

Photo ID is required if the staff does not recognize you.

Kindergarten students will be picked up first. If you have a child in grades 1-3 you will need to move to the back and rejoin the line when those students arrive in the gym.


Please note, the process will continue to be reviewed and adjusted as necessary. For any further questions or comments, please feel free to email Mr. Potter.



Are you ready? Here comes school!

Can you believe we are just about half way through August, and just under a month away from the start of school? It felt as though summer flew by. Hopefully our MCS families, teachers, and staff had a wonderful and relaxing vacation!

Since school is just under a month away, we wanted to share some important dates with you so you can get your calendars ready.  The Sanford School department put out a press release with the important dates for each school highlighted and you can find that by clicking here. The following are the ones that impact MCS families, teachers, and staff.

important dates


As you can see there is lots of things going on the first month of school! Be sure to stop by and see us at the MCS PTA information table at the Sneak Peek Open House; learn more about us and sign up to join our efforts. Everyone is welcome, and not amount of time is too small!

Instant Alert 10-5-15

Did you receive today’s instant alert regarding the upcoming Flu Vaccine Clinics at our schools? Here is a copy of it:

Alert Name: Flu Shots Schedule
Alert Type: General
Complete Message: Dear Parent/Guardians This is reminder that flu shots are being offered to all Sanford Schools students and staff this week between the hours of 9 am and 12 pm on the following days and locations:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Margaret Chase Smith School and Willard School

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Sanford High School and the Junior High School

Friday, October 9, 2015 at Lafayette School, Carl J Lamb School and at the Bridge School

Permission forms need to accompany each student at the time of receiving the shot. Forms are available at each school location for pickup. You can contact your childs school office to have one sent home with your child. Or, you can access the form on Sanford Schools website

School Name: Sanford School Department

Reminder to visit our Resource Menu for a guide on how to set up instant alerts if you haven’t already!