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  • Welcome to Metro A&C High School's Principal Corner

     Lawler

    Metro Parents/Guardians,

    Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! I hope all of our Metro families are having a great week! We are excited to get back to school, even though it will be virtually! We are going to do our best to make the school year fun and meaningful, regardless of the obstacles that seem to be popping up at every turn. We will have to be creative and positive to meet the challenges in front of us, but I am challenging our staff, families, and students to stay engaged, persevere through adversity, and figure out ways to make the best of this trying situation. Our Metro community is strong and unique. We are up for the task!

    Please welcome/congratulate the following staff members new to Metro/in new positions:

    Zachary Oreto – IB Coordinator, Theory of Knowledge, IB Math

    Katherine Clark – Algebra II, ACT math prep

    Frederick Pontillas -Chemistry and Physics

    These individuals are great additions to our team. We are fortunate to have them!

    I also wanted to congratulate Ms. Turner. Last week she was chosen as the new Math Specialist at Roosevelt High School. I will announce our new math teacher for that position as soon as possible.

    Laptops/Supplies/Textbooks /registration

    We will be set up in the gym (schedule below) and each student will receive a bag/box with your laptop, textbooks school supplies (depending on your classes). At this time, we will also be collecting any books/items from last year and ask you to submit shot records, physicals, sports forms, and make sure all of your student information is current. Masks will be required. This process should be relatively quick.  

    August 25th -27th Laptop and supply pickup (textbooks, school supplies, instruments etc.)                

     25th-12-6pm Seniors and Juniors

     26th 12-6pm    Sophomores and Freshmen

     27th  11am -5pm  makeups

    If you are unable to make the day assigned, we work with you to figure it out. Packing up boxes for 400 students is going to be a challenge so your patience is appreciated! Please email renae.bailey@slps.org if you need to change dates. This will help us insure your materials are ready.

    Laptops

    Mr. Holloway is coordinating laptop deployment. Families will need to complete an agreement on use and responsibility before laptops can be provided. He will share the document and procedures next week after he attends district meetings on technology dispersal

    I am encouraging everyone to accept the district issued laptop.

    • The district has a device for everyone, there is not a shortage, so you will not be preventing someone else from getting one. You do not need to “request” a laptop, we have one for you.
    • Microsoft teams training and instruction will be more efficient if everyone has the same device.
    • When we return to school, the district has stated that your personal devices will not be allowed to connect to our systems while at school.

     Student Schedules

    Virtual instruction has had an effect on student schedules – so we are not as far along as we usually are at this time.

    Counselors are working to complete schedules and may be contacting students to work through some issues. As soon as they have completed this task the student/parent portal will be opened.

    We have made the decision to cancel ceramics for first quarter and replace it with an art survey course. When we return to school Ms. Seiler will transition the course to a ceramics focus. Piano/Guitar will focus on guitar first semester- we will hand out guitars to students during supply check out.

     August 28th Virtual Open House -times TBD

    You will have a chance to meet teachers and learn about the curriculum for classes. We will have an extended version for 9th graders.

     August 31st - First day of school 

    I will be sending out a final “bell schedule” next week after working with teachers, but the school day will run from approximately 8:25am-3pm. We will share our expectations for student engagement and what that looks like in a virtual setting.

     Sports

    We are still in a holding pattern in regard to sports. No practices or workouts can be held. Virtual meetings are the only contact that is allowed at this time.

     

    Thank you in advance for your assistance in making 2020-21 the best year in Metro history!

    Steven Lawler, Principal

    Metro Academic and Classical High School

    Home of the smartest students in the state of Missouri

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    Metro’s Mission

     

     

    Metro Academic and Classical High School will create a rigorous college preparatory atmosphere that develops passion for lifelong learning, service, global-mindedness, independence, and critical thinking.

     

     

     

Our Mission

  • Our Mission:  Metro Academic and Classical High School will create a rigorous college prepatory atmosphere that develops passion for lifelong learning, service, global-mindedness, independence, and critical thinking.


     

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Announcements

  • Good Morning!

    I hope you have had a chance to enjoy the start of summer!


    We are making preparations for next school year and wanted to share some information with you so you can mark your calendars.

    August 3rd Freshman Orientation  8am -2pm August 4th Sophomore Orientation 8am -Noon  ( class of 2024 never had one!)

    Registration - Pick up schedules and  books, get a locker, maybe computers, We will email registration packets home in July.

    August 18th 10am-6pm
    August 19th 8am- 4pm
    August 23rd - First Day of School

    The CDC has determined that individuals who have been vaccinated will not have to quarantine after COVID exposures. In addition, athletes in SLPS will not have to complete B-Weekly testing if they have been vaccinated.

    Please see the three attachments  for sports information and forms. The summer schedule (practices, camps and tryouts) will be emailed home next week.

    Please welcome/congratulate Mr. Tenelle Buford. He  has been selected as our new varsity basketball coach for boys. He will also be joining us as a building substitute. Tenelle is a Metro Alumni and helped the basketball program last year.

    Please see message below concerning immunizations that are needed to start school in August.

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Missouri state law  requires students in 8th, 9th, and 12th grade be immunized against Meningitis. Freshman (9th grade) are required to have one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. Seniors (12th grade) are required to have two doses. Failure to comply with state law and district rules will result in your child being excluded from school and all school activities until the requirements are met. If you have a doctor’s appointment for your child please notify the school nurse with the appointment date to prevent exclusion. Please provide a copy of the immunizations received right away to the school nurse.

    The following are names of the meningococcal vaccine:
    MCV
    MCV4

           



                   
     Below are other resources in the community where immunizations are given.

    •       Family Care 314-531-5444
    •       Affinia (formerly Grace Hill Health Centers)  314-814-1700
    •       Affinia Urgent Care  314-898-1782
    •       Missouri Health Department–South County 314-367-5820
    •       People’s 314-367-7848
    •       St. Louis Children’s Hospital Healthy Kids Express–mobile-314-286-0947
    •       Urgent Care for Kids (Evenings and Weekends) 314-932-7333
    •       Health Resource Center (Saturdays) 389-0008
    •       Or go to stlouisihn.org for more options







    Steven Lawler
    Principal-Metro Academic and Classical High School

    Home of the brightest students in the state of Missouri!

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Announcements

  • Good Morning!

    I hope you have had a chance to enjoy the start of summer!


    We are making preparations for next school year and wanted to share some information with you so you can mark your calendars.

    August 3rd Freshman Orientation  8am -2pm August 4th Sophomore Orientation 8am -Noon  ( class of 2024 never had one!)

    Registration - Pick up schedules and  books, get a locker, maybe computers, We will email registration packets home in July.

    August 18th 10am-6pm
    August 19th 8am- 4pm
    August 23rd - First Day of School

    The CDC has determined that individuals who have been vaccinated will not have to quarantine after COVID exposures. In addition, athletes in SLPS will not have to complete B-Weekly testing if they have been vaccinated.

    Please see the three attachments  for sports information and forms. The summer schedule (practices, camps and tryouts) will be emailed home next week.

    Please welcome/congratulate Mr. Tenelle Buford. He  has been selected as our new varsity basketball coach for boys. He will also be joining us as a building substitute. Tenelle is a Metro Alumni and helped the basketball program last year.

    Please see message below concerning immunizations that are needed to start school in August.

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Missouri state law  requires students in 8th, 9th, and 12th grade be immunized against Meningitis. Freshman (9th grade) are required to have one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. Seniors (12th grade) are required to have two doses. Failure to comply with state law and district rules will result in your child being excluded from school and all school activities until the requirements are met. If you have a doctor’s appointment for your child please notify the school nurse with the appointment date to prevent exclusion. Please provide a copy of the immunizations received right away to the school nurse.

    The following are names of the meningococcal vaccine:
    MCV
    MCV4

           



                   
     Below are other resources in the community where immunizations are given.

    •       Family Care 314-531-5444
    •       Affinia (formerly Grace Hill Health Centers)  314-814-1700
    •       Affinia Urgent Care  314-898-1782
    •       Missouri Health Department–South County 314-367-5820
    •       People’s 314-367-7848
    •       St. Louis Children’s Hospital Healthy Kids Express–mobile-314-286-0947
    •       Urgent Care for Kids (Evenings and Weekends) 314-932-7333
    •       Health Resource Center (Saturdays) 389-0008
    •       Or go to stlouisihn.org for more options







    Steven Lawler
    Principal-Metro Academic and Classical High School

    Home of the brightest students in the state of Missouri!

    Comments (-1)
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