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    Mercer Beginning of School Update, 8/26
    Posted on 08/26/2020

    Dear Mercer Families,
    Today, I want share some additional details about the start of the school year.

    START OF SCHOOL: The first day of school is Friday, September 4, 2020. A typical school day is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. At these this time we are still working with our school district colleagues to confirm our daily schedule.

    LAPTOP AND SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION: We will be distributing laptops and limited school supplies next week during the following times.
    • 8th Grade - Tuesday, September 1; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • 7th Grade - Wednesday, September 2; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • 6th Grade - Thursday, September 3; 11:00 - 1:00 pm
    • 6, 7, 8th Grade - Thursday, September 3; 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    SCHOOL SUPPLIES: When students pick up laptops we will also have a limited number of school supplies for students to pick up.

    If you are shopping for your own supplies, a basic school supply list includes: pencils, pens, highlighters, 3-5 composition books, lined paper, 3 ring binder with dividers and markers or colored pencils. For students enrolled in a World Language course a spiral notebook is also recommended.

    REQUIRED SCHOOL FORMS: This year we have made all required school forms available both online and in paper form to meet your needs. All forms are available on the SPS website using the following link: Back to School Forms

     
    You may return your forms one of three ways:
    (1) email to: ronouch@seattleschools.org
    (3) mail to: Mercer Middle School- 1600 S. Columbian Way -Seattle, WA 98108
    (4) bring to the school during meal distribution times.
    You may also fill out the Free/Reduced Price Lunch form online by clicking on the following link:
    Free/Reduced Lunch Form

     
    We will also have all forms available in paper form during our laptop and supply distribution times. . For paper forms, you will be able to return forms to the school in person or by mail.

    MERCER CONTINUES TO BE A MEAL SITE: Mercer’s meal site, along with all meal sites, will be open daily for meal distribution from 11:45am-1:15pm M, T, Th, F. On Wednesday, meal distribution is from 11:15am-12:30pm.

    Other South Seattle sites include:
    Aki Kurose Middle School, Beacon Hill Elementary, Franklin High School, Graham Hill Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Maple Elementary, Rainier Beach HS, Rainier View Elementary, Rising Star Elementary,

    Back to School & Remote Learning Q&A With Principal Watters, Tues. Sept 1 at 6:30 pm
    • Mark your calendars! The PTSA is hosting a Question & Answer (Q&A) about Back to School and Remote Learning for Mercer Families Tuesday Sept. 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm via Zoom.
    • Stay tuned for a Zoom link. All are invited!
    • We hope to have breakout rooms and interpreters in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali as well as a breakout room for Black families, for those who want it.
    • Submit your questions for Principal Watters here in advance!

    Go Mustangs!
    Cindy Watters, Principal