Office - click here for health info
to the Parent Handbook for answers to many questions about the
school day and what you and your child(ren) will experience at
Marion Cross School.
Click on the handbook image to the
left, or on the link below to download a copy of the 2016
- 2017 MCS Parent Handbook.
School Closing Procedures
The school district (SAU #70) operates an
automatic call system which will notify parents on days when there
are school cancellations and delays. This automatic call will
normally be made by 6:00 am, or shortly thereafter. If you are
not receiving those calls, or if you would like to receive them
at a different phone number, or you would like NOT to receive
those phone calls, please contact the school secretary.
delayed opening or school closing information, you can also go
to the WMUR-Channel
9 Weather website and look for a Norwich/Marion Cross
be either delayed opening or school closing due to inclement weather,
the following procedures will take place: Schools
will be in session unless weather and road conditions are unusually
severe. If schools are in session, they will either start on time
even though busses may be a bit slow, or will open two hours late.
If open, schools will remain in session all day. SCHOOLS WILL
NOT CLOSE EARLY.
For the Norwich
School District, the Town of Norwich Road Agent will assess Norwich
road conditions and will be in contact with Hanover Dispatch to
find out about other area road conditions. He will discuss by
5:30 a.m. alternatives with Assistant Superintendent Jamie Teague,
and will then make a recommendation on whether to run buses in
Norwich, or to delay the opening of school for two hours. Ms Teague will call Superintendent Frank Bass and a final decision
will be made by 5:45 a.m. MS Teague will call the radio stations
listed below before 6:00 a.m.; she will also call our bus company and Hanover Dispatch. The Superintendent will call
If a two hour
delay has been announced as described above and it is later determined
that conditions have not improved, and schools will be closed,
an announcement to that effect will be made on the radio and TV
stations listed below before 8:00 a.m.
WMUR TV Channel
9 WNNE TV Channel 31 WNTK 99.7FM 1020AM WNHV 910AM WCVR 102.1FM
WTSL/WGXL 92.3FM 1400AM NHPR 91.3FM WKXE 95.3FM WHDQ 106.1FM KIXX
100.5FM WWOD 104.3FM V-101 101.7FM Parents should be aware that
bus drivers have the option of bypassing roads on their own if
they feel they are not safe. It is possible that even though a
route has been determined to be safe by road crews, police, the
bus contractor or the driver may determine that the bus may not
actually be able to travel on a particular route. Therefore, parents
should have alternate plans for their student's transportation,
either morning or afternoon, if they live in an area where bus
transportation might be difficult in bad weather.
MCS Lunch Program
Instructions for parents for ordering lunches at Marion
1. Go to https://marioncross.schoollunchchoice.com
2. Enter information under the “New Customers” section
to create a user account.
3. Click on “How to add a student account” tab for video.
Follow the instructions to add a child or multiple children
accounts. For those who can’t view the video, you simply
click on the “Add Student” tab in the blue menu bar, choose
Marion Cross School from the drop-down box, then enter your
child’s name, grade, and teacher’s last name.
4.To place an order, follow the instructions in the second
video on the “How to add a student account” tab. Basically,
you click on the name of the student, choose meals from
the menu that is shown, and proceed to checkout when you
are ready to pay and finalize your order. Meals can be ordered
as far in advance as you can see on the menu, or as short
in advance as the following day as long as you order before
9 AM of the day before.
Q: What is the deadline for placing orders?
A: Orders must be placed by 9:00 A.M. the morning before
the day you want your meal. (Example: Monday's lunch must
be ordered by Sunday at 9:00 A.M.)
Q: What is the price for each meal?
A: The price per lunch is $3.00.
Q: Can I cancel a meal once the order has been placed?
A: Meals can be cancelled until 9:00 A.M. the day before
the day for which the meals were ordered. After the 9:00
A.M. all sales are final. (Example: Monday's lunch must
be cancelled bySunday at 9:00 A.M.)
Q: How do I cancel a meal?
A: To cancel a meal, log in to your account. On the main
page there is a "Meals Order" section there you
will see a link that says "cancel" next to the
days for which you have ordered. Click on this link and
confirm that you would like to cancel this meal. A credit
for the value of the meal(s) will be added to your account.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: We have a "No Refund Policy." Cancelled meals
will result in a credit on your school lunch account. This
credit will automatically be applied to your next order.
Q: What if I have children in multiple grades?
A: When you add children to your account make sure you select
the right grade for each child.
A: We will not sell or disclose any contact information
submitted through our site to any third party. All personal
information will be kept confidential. We will only use
your contact information to correspond with you about important
matters concerning our lunch program.
Your Child for School
The first step in registering a student
at Marion Cross School is to call Katie Cormier, the School
Counselor and Director of Admissions. She can answer questions
you might have, set up a tour and information session for
you and your child, and help you with the transition. You
can reach her at: 802/649-1703 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next, parents of all new students, plus parents of incoming pre-K and K students, should complete an online pre-registration form. There are two possible pre-registration links to visit, depending on whether you will enroll your child at MCS this year, or beginning in September 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.
- The first is if you wish to register your child this school year, 2016- 2017. It can be accessed by clicking here.
- If you are a parent of an incoming pre-K or K student, or you are enrolling your child for next school year 2017-2018 (beginning September 2017) please use this link.
Finally, please is to fill out our registration
packet. The packet contains a few additional information sheets not included with the online registration process. (Click on this registration packet link
to download the forms. Revised February 2017.)
•English Language Survey
•Kindergarten Questionnaire (if your child is a new K student)
Please add a copy of the child's birth certificate and current immunization record in order to complete the registration packet.
We look forward to your joining our community.
Please let Katie know if there is anything she can do to
Interested in volunteering at Marion Cross School? Do you like
to read with children? Go on field trips? Help in class? Please
fill out the following volunteer form: you'll be eligible to volunteer
for up to seven years! Click here
to access our Volunteering Form. Thank You.
For information about SAU
#70 Transportation System and up-to-date bus routes
for this 2016 - 2017 school year, please click on the link. The new Parent Handbook, found above, also has bus route information on page 15.
We are lucky to have a very active
and involved Parent Teacher Organization. From publishing our
school newsletter (PTO
Notes) to raising funds for
teacher grants for enriching the curriculum to baking pies for
staff appreciation day, our PTO volunteers provide vital services
The Marion Cross PTO was formed
in the spring of 1993. This organization brings teachers and parents
together to enrich the education of our students. It provides
meaningful programs and events for parents, students and teachers,
and it engages in special projects that will support the school
mission and community spirit. The success and vitality of the
PTO depends upon the
involvement of as many parents and teachers as possible. The PTO
considers all parents and teachers members. We encourage you to
PTO Officers for 2016-2017 are:
President Co-Chair: Stephanie McCaull, email@example.com
President Co-Chair: Susan Simmers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Tonya Gammell, email@example.com
Secretary: Hillary Campfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Vermont Department of Health
collects and publishes immunization rates for individual schools
and compares them to rates in the state. Here
is a link to the immunization rates of Marion Cross
School and the State of Vermont.
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- 2014 Parent Survey Results
Are you interested in what parents
think about Marion Cross School? Here
are the results of a survey done in March of 2014.
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Each week during the school year,
Mr. Bill publishes the MCS Cross Words, a newsletter
of What's Happening here at school. That newsletter is
distributed to people automatically via Power School, our parent information system. If you would like to receive Cross Words and do not get it automatically, please call the main office and we will gladly add you to the list.
Words 2016 - 2017: March 17
Past Issues: August 26, 2016, September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18, December 2, December 9, December 16, January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 17, March 3, March 10,
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