Here is the much anticipated school status update for Wednesday, December 12, 2018! There will once again be no school for students tomorrow, December 12. While the snow has melted A LOT today (YAY!) and our maintenance crews have been hard at work trying to ready our schools (THANK YOU!), we are very concerned that with the temperatures dropping to 25 degrees overnight, there will be parking lots, neighborhood sidewalks, and side streets covered with ice come morning. Therefore, for the safety of our students, we have made the decision to not hold school for students tomorrow. Staff, we ask that you report when safely possible but not before 10:30am to give our maintenance department time to clear the parking lots and sidewalks throughout the district of ice.
For our MHS Seniors that are scheduled to present their Capstone projects tomorrow, the Mooresville High School Blue Devils administration will let you know when the make-up date will be to present.
Finally, and we are asking for your understanding as we think about our students, we have made the decision to make up one of the missed days on January 2, 2019. With the hurricane and this snow storm, we have missed five days and had one delayed start. While our calendar committee does a great job of building in extra hours each year to help alleviate the ramifications of inclement weather days, we have been hit hard with weather this first semester and feel our high school students especially need this makeup day due to End-of-Course and final exams that occur mid-January. We know some of our families may still be traveling on January 2 and the principals will work with you if that is the case.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us directly via Facebook Messenger, email (email@example.com), or by phone. We can't thank all of you enough for your patience and support and we will hope that our winter weather will be kept to a minimum for the remainder of the school year!
Parents should set and enforce rules for home internet use
- Have computer in a common room (not in the bedroom with door closed!)
- Time limit on internet, instant messaging, social networking sites, online gaming, etc.
- Parents should ask and know student's personal username and password for their computer, email accounts, and any social networking sites
Suggestions concerning e-mail
- Parents should have access to students' email
- Threatening email should never be sent
- Attachments bring danger of viruses
- Spam = Junk mail = Don't reply
- Different clients: AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Instant Messenger, Microsoft Instant Messenger, iChat, Facebook Messenger
- Can hide true identity with a screen name (dancergirl1996)
- Sessions can be saved and printed
Social Networking sites
- Various: Facebook, MySpace, MeeBo, BeBo, BlackPlanet, Buzznet, Habbo, imeem, Jaiku, MiGente, MyChurch, Windows Live Space, Xanga, Instagram, and new ones appearing regularly
- Purpose: Online communities of people who share interests and provide a variety of ways to interact
- Parents should monitor their child's activities on social networking sites and ensue that private data is not posted online
- Banner/pop-up ads: clicking on them places a "cookie" on your computer, allowing websites to track your movements (from Walmart to phishing scams!)
- Never give out personal information, even seemingly innocent and unimportant info
- Never make online purchases without parent permission/supervision...make sure website is secure (https:) befoe entering credit card information
- NEVER make plans to meet with someone you interact with on the internet