The school office sends out regular email and telephone announcements to parents. To check whether or not you are receiving these, input your email address and/or home phone here — the system will show all announcements that have gone to that phone or email recently. If you feel you may not be receiving all announcements, send an email confirming your correct contact information to Mrs. Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protect the Learning Environment!
We understand parents’ need to be in touch with children and, at times, there is a need to get in touch with them during the school day. Unfortunately we are being inundated with phone calls that require us to interrupt classes when the majority of these messages could have been taken care of in the morning . Please try to take care of pick up times, appointment times and any other information with your child before school so we can respect the most important rooms in our building- the classrooms.
If you must get a message to your child, please call the office, leave the message, and be assured that it will be delivered to him/her by the end of the day. Please do not ask to have your child pulled out of the classroom unless it is a dire emergency.
Let’s minimize the unnecessary interruptions.
Similarly, be aware that any deliveries for students that are made to school (flowers, balloons, etc.) will be held in the office until the end of the school day. Students will be asked to pick them up at that time.
Help Curb Tardiness
We are again making a special effort to improve punctuality to school and classes as statistics indicate a strong correlation between punctuality, good attendance, and good grades. We elicit your help in making sure that your son/daughter arrives to school promptly and in reinforcing the importance of getting to all classes on time.
Students can arrive at school as early as 6:50 a.m., through the 19th Street door, and go directly to the cafeteria. Breakfast is served daily. Students can also study or just relax.
The regular school day begins at 7:15 a.m. at which time students are allowed access to their lockers and the hallways.The warning bell rings at 7:25 a.m. and lets students know that they have five minutes to get to period 1 class.At 7:30 a.m., the tardy bell rings for the beginning of period 1 classes. All students who are not in class by that time, including late arriving students, must report directly to the attendance office where teachers are on duty to give them a tardy pass. They should then move quickly to their lockers, if necessary, and get to period 1 class immediately.
Students that arrive at school during period 2 must report directly to the Attendance Secretary for a tardy pass and then move quickly to class where the teacher will mark him/her accordingly.
Students that arrive school after period 2 (periods 3-8), must report directly to the Attendance Secretary and show a written excuse for tardiness from the parent or guardian. If there is no written excuse, a parent or guardian must be contacted by the Attendance Secretary prior to a student going to class.
In the event of a legitimate absence, please call the attendance office (267-0760) to report the absence and also send a written excuse with your child when he/she returns to school. These excuses are kept on file in the attendance office.
Rufus King High School also has an “e-learning” course site, a standard at most colleges and universities. This Web site serves as a resource to support classes, where teachers can post assignments and handouts, have students complete online practice exercises and quizzes, and encourage students to collaborate and post their assignments for the teacher to grade. A few teachers are piloting this amazing technology with their classes, and student reaction has been quite favorable.
Only a few classes are currently available; students use their standard MPS login/password to access the site. Parents can ask their student(s) for login information, so they may also see course information, as necessary.