A checklist to guide parents in preparing their child for schools.
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!
- Blackboard Connect 5 Notification System
- If You See Something, Say Something
- Enrollment Information
- Inclement Weather Information
- Kindergarten Readiness
- MGSD School Year Calendars
- Optional Student Insurance Information
- Resources for Safe Internet and Media Use by Students
- Parent and Public Notifications
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!
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:
- 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.
- Immunization Record: You must bring your child’s current immunization record at time of enrollment.
- Social Security Number: You will need to know your child’s Social Security number in order to enroll him/her.
- 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.
- 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.
Parent tips for raising strong readers and writers.
Tips for fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader.
¡Ayudando a los niños a leer…y a triunfar!
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.sei
McKinney-Vento contact for Mooresville Graded School District:
Mooresville High School
659 East Center Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115
McKinney-Vento state coordinator for North Carolina:
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.
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.
MGSD Board Policy regarding the prohibition against discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
MGSD Board Policy on discrimination, harassment and bullying complaint procedure.