every child. every day.

Parents & Students

Mooresville Graded School District understands that success is achieved through collaboration with our parents and students.  We believe that by giving you necessary information and effective tools, it allows us all to be more successful.  We also know your valuable input is a critical part of our efforts to focus on every child, every day!

Please take a moment to learn about many of the academic resources the district provides for your child in Class Link, the launchpad your child uses for all of their digital resources.  If you are interested in inclement weather information, there is a place for that, also. Are you a social media fan?  Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  We have worked to put the information most parents and students find useful throughout this page.  Look around...explore...and let us know if you don't find what you need!

Helpful Resources

Blackboard Connect 5 Notification System

Click here to visit the Connect 5 Website

See the embedded directions below for using the Connect 5 Parent Portal.  To download or print the directions, click the pop-out icon in the upper right corner.  Thank you!

 

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Enrollment Information

Welcome to MGSD!

We want to help make your move as smooth as possible.  When enrolling your child in our school system, you will need the following information and documents:

  1. Proof of Residency:  Families must reside in the Mooresville Graded School District for their children to attend our schools.  When enrolling your child, please bring two (2) proof of residency documents with you such as a utility bill, lease agreement, or home purchase statement.
  2. Immunization Record:  You must bring your child’s current immunization record at time of enrollment.
  3. Social Security Number:  You will need to know your child’s Social Security number in order to enroll him/her.
  4. Certified Birth Certificate:  For all newly enrolling Kindergarten students, you must present a certified birth certificate upon enrollment.  For students who have been previously enrolled in school, a copy will suffice.  A student must be five years of age on or before August 31 of the year they begin Kindergarten.
  5. Previous School Information:  Please bring contact information, including fax number, of the school you are transferring from so that MGSD can request your child’s records.

If you have any questions regarding enrolling your child in Mooresville Graded School District, please do not hesitate to call our district offices at (704) 658-2530.  To review Mooresville Graded School District's Domicile or Residence Requirements, please visit the MGSD Central Office and ask to see Policy Code 4120 of the MGSD Board of Education Policy Manual.

Inclement Weather Information

To download or print the Inclement Weather Information embedded below, click the pop-out icon in the upper right corner.  Thank you!

Kindergarten Readiness

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

A checklist to guide parents in preparing their child for schools.

Growing Readers!
Parent tips for raising strong readers and writers.

Parent tips for raising strong readers and writers.

Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Kindergartners
Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Kindergartners

Tips for fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader.

Consejos Para Padres de Niños en el Jardín de Infantes/Kindergarten
Consejos Para Padres de Niños en el Jardín de Infantes/Kindergarten

¡Ayudando a los niños a leer…y a triunfar!

MGSD School Year Calendars

MGSD School Year Calendar for 2019 - 2020
First page of the PDF file: SchoolDistrictCalendarforParents19-20

McKinney-Vento

What is McKinney-Vento?

The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is the primary piece of legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Act is also known as Title X, Part C of the Every Students Succeeds Act. On December 10, 2015 the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Under the previous version of ESEA (the No Child Left Behind Act), the education of homeless children and youth was included in Title X, Part C. Under ESSA homeless education is included in Title IX, Part A.

What protections does the McKinney-Vento Act require for homeless children and youths?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) must review and revise policies and procedures to remove barriers to a high-quality education for homeless children and youths.

  • Every SEA must have an Office of the State Coordinator to oversee implementation of the Act, and every LEA must designate a local liaison able to carry out their duties to ensure that homeless students are identified and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed in school.

  • The McKinney-Vento Act also requires that:

  • homeless students who move have the right to remain in their schools of origin (i.e., the school the student attended when permanently housed or in which the student was last enrolled, which includes preschools) if that is in the student’s best interest;

  • if it is in the student’s best interest to change schools, homeless students must be immediately enrolled in a new school, even if they do not have the records normally required for enrollment;

  • transportation must be provided to or from a student’s school of origin, at the request of a parent, guardian, or, in the case of an unaccompanied youth, the local liaison;

  • homeless students must have access to all programs and services for which they are eligible, including special education services, preschool, school nutrition programs, language assistance for English learners, career and technical education, gifted and talented programs, magnet schools, charter schools, summer learning, online learning, and before and after-school care;

  • unaccompanied youths must be accorded specific protections, including immediate enrollment in school without proof of guardianship; and

  • parents, guardians, and unaccompanied youths have the right to dispute an eligibility, school selection, or enrollment decision.

Homeless Data for Mooresville Graded School District:

2018 - 2019:  69 students

2017 - 2018:  59 students

2016 - 2017:  69 students

2015 - 2016:  71 students

2014 - 2015:  82 students

To access homeless data for the entire state of NC, please click here - NCHE NC state web page: http://profiles.nche.seiservices.com/StateProfile.aspx?StateID=33.

McKinney-Vento contact for Mooresville Graded School District:

Traci Willis
Mooresville High School
659 East Center Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115
traciwillis@mgsd.k12.nc.us
P:  704-658-2620
F:  704-662-3732

McKinney-Vento state coordinator for North Carolina:

Lisa Phillips
P:  336-315-7491

Helpful Links

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is an information clearinghouse and technical assistance center in support of the homeless education community nationwide in the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act (Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act). NCHE is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and is housed at the SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.   

NCHE supports educators, service providers, State Coordinators for homeless education, local school district homeless liaisons, parents, community agencies, and researchers in meeting the needs of homeless children and youth.  Resources include: publications, phone and email technical assistance, a listserve, on-site and online training, and current and comprehensive information.

Website Visit the NCHE website

The North Carolina Homeless Education Program (NCHEP) addresses the educational needs of homeless children and youth in North Carolina through the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act (Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act). NCHEP provides information, technical assistance, and training to local homeless liaisons in school districts, to school and school district personnel, to service providers, and to community agencies.

website Visit the NCHEP website

Optional Student Insurance Information

To download or print the embedded optional student information letter for parents, click the pop-out icon in the upper right corner.  Thank you!

Resources for Safe Internet and Media Use by Students

Parent and Public Notifications

MGSD Parent and Public Notifications for 2019 - 2020
MGSD Parent and Public Notifications for 2018 - 2019
MGSD Notificaciones Publicas Para los Padres 2019 - 2020
MGSD Notificaciones Publicas Para los Padres for 2019 - 2020
MGSD Policy 1710/4021/7230
MGSD Policy 1710/4021/7230

MGSD Board Policy regarding the prohibition against discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

Policy Code 1720/4015/7225
Policy Code 1720/4015/7225

MGSD Board Policy on discrimination, harassment and bullying complaint procedure.

Image of tree with birds and the quote, %22Together May We Give Our Children the Roots to Grow and the Wings to Fly.%22

Equal Education Opportunity Commitment

It is the policy of the Board of Education for the Mooresville Graded School District that no student be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any education program or activity solely on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, or in employment policies and practices in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Details of this policy are in the Mooresville Graded School District Board Policy Manual. (Policy Code: 1720/4015/7225 and Policy Code: 1710/4021/7230). Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the MGSD Title IX Coordinator: Tanae Sump-McLean, Chief Information Officer.  You may also contact Mike Royal, Chief Operations Officer.  They are located at the MGSD Central Office, 305 N. Main Street, Mooresville, NC  28115, (704) 658-2530.