January 15, 2023
weekly e-newsletter
Reminder that this Monday, January 16, 2023, Mill Creek Academy is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume Tuesday January 17th.
“Grandparent Illness”

We have noticed an uptick in student excuse notes citing “grandparent illness” as a reason for excusal.

The St Johns County Code of Conduct allows for EXCUSED student absences, which includes but is not limited to:

· Personal Illness
· Illness of an immediate family member (parents or siblings)
· Death in the family

We at MCA readily work with our families when grandparents become gravely ill. However, we will only consider absences for grandparent illness with documentable proof of hospice care, critical hospitalizations, or another equally grave circumstance. If your excuse is for “grandparent illness”
the absence will not be excused until other documentation is received.  We will gladly work with our families during times of family struggle but must be able to verify the reasons listed in the excuse. We appreciate your understanding.
F.A.S.T. Testing
We have completed all grade level FAST testing for marking period 2. We are currently conducting all make up test for students who were absent when their grade level tested.
Middle School News
Basketball Game Schedule
Tocoi Expectations - use this document to access the hyperlinks.
Dates to Remember:
· 1/17: Spirit Night at Willie Jewell's
· 1/27: Middle School Uno Championship, 3pm - information sent home with students
· 2/10: My Special Someone Dance (formerly Daddy/Daughter) - information coming next week!
Mark your calendar now to help out MCA while eating some delicious food.
Permission Slips are coming home with students.
PTA Events Calendar
Don't miss out on any events coming up with your MCA PTA: https://bit.ly/3D2iWb2
Volunteer with Your PTA!
Check out all the ways to volunteer with the PTA: https://mcapta.weebly.com/volunteer.html 

Thank you to our Business Partners!
This week's highlighted business partner: First Tee North Florida. Visit https://www.firstteenorthflorida.org/ to learn more about them!
St Johns County School District
For the most recent news from the district, please visit the district's webpage.
Mill Creek Academy
3750 International Golf Pkwy
St. Augustine, FL 32092
(904) 547-3720