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MSE Newsletter Weekly Update

The survey to make your choice is here. The deadline for completing the survey is the end of the day today (7/24).


You can find the full reopening plan here in English and here in Spanish; please take the time to read through it as it answers many of the questions you have, addresses parent feedback from previous surveys, and details our plans for virtual and in-person instruction.

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New Calendar

Our new calendar was approved by SCS on Monday. You can find the full calendar for the 2020-2021 school year here.


Our new start date for students will be 8/24. The last day of school will be 6/9.

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Devices for Next Year

Many parents have had questions about device distribution for next year. If your child is learning virtually and needs a device, one will be provided by the school. Our goal is to eventually distribute a device to every MSE student.


We have ordered additional devices and hotspots and are expecting over 800 chromebooks and 100 hotspots to arrive before school starts.


Once we receive all the shipments, each campus will communicate about their procedures for distributing devices to students. Each campus will organize parent training to help build familiarity with the devices and the online learning platforms we intend to utilize.


Please note that all devices are intended only to be used for instructional purposes. Hotspots will only work with devices that have been provided by the school; they will not work with personal devices.


Enrollment Letters + Parent Powerschool Accounts

Each campus mailed home letters on Tuesday and Wednesday this week with parent login information for our new Powerschool database; they should be arriving at your homes soon. The letter will also have instructions for how to use Powerschool to finalize registration for the 2020-2021 year online.


Registration must be completed by August 7.


If you are unable to complete registration online, you can call the front office of your campus and schedule a time to complete your registration on-campus.


This is in addition to completing our student choice survey linked above. All students must complete the survey and register in Powerschool using the information mailed home.




We know that many of you have questions as we navigate this period of uncertainty. We hope you were able to attend one of our virtual parent sessions this week, but, if you still have questions, please contact your campus. The front offices are staffed daily and principals are available for your questions. You can contact each campus using the information below.



MSE Cordova

Building Contact: Mr. Demir, Principal (

Building Phone: 901-481-5224


MSE Mendenhall

Building Contact: Ms. Jones-Wallace, Principal (

Building Phone: 901-367-7814


MSE Winchester

Building Contact: Ms. Pruitt, Principal (

Building Phone: 901-425-2932

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