Communication with the School
Communication with School Personnel
The administration is available during school hours to serve you. Parents may feel free to call the school office or stop by at any time to schedule an appointment or to speak with an administrator, if available.
Each teacher and staff member is assigned a personal email address for easy communication. Teachers have planning times during the school day in which they can return e-mail messages, telephone calls, or schedule meetings with parents. Parents are discouraged from speaking to teachers regarding student/classroom issues during the school day without a previously-scheduled appointment. Parent-teacher conferences are encouraged and can be scheduled at the request of the parent, teacher, or Administration. When needed, the Administrator will be happy to coordinate a conference to include two or more teachers.
The school has elected to use the internet as our primary source of communication with families. Parents are strongly encouraged to be prepared to use e-mail and internet for school communication. In the event that a family does not have access to the internet, please notify the school office.
The school offers a website that provides families and interested parties with current information regarding the school, its activities, and programs. The web site may be accessed at: www.MCAGeorgia.com.
MySchoolworx is an academic and reporting system to simplify administrative task, elimate non-teaching activities, and provide real-time information to students, parents, teachers and administrative staff. Students and parents know instantly about an assignment, test, upcoming events, grades and overall class grade.
The administration and faculty recognize the importance of emergency preparedness training. Each room in the school is provided with detailed instructions for handling severe weather and emergency situations. Teachers and students are trained through the use of in-service and classroom instruction, printed materials, emergency drills, and special assemblies.
In the event of an emergency such as a fire, parents are required to check the student out from their primary teacher. For a weather-related emergency (i.e. tornado, flood, life-threatening storm), students should remain on campus until the danger passes. This will alleviate the possibility of parents traveling in dangerous conditions and will keep the students in a controlled environment with familiar safety precautions. If an emergency dictates the evacuation of students from the school campus, parents will be notified through the schools messaging system.
We are staffed with faculty members trained in first aid and CPR who are present at all times students are scheduled to be on campus. When possible, parents will be notified by e-mail of a school emergency. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that the emergency contact information on file in the school office is kept current. This is extremely important in the event of a student injury or emergency.
In the event of inclement weather, MCA will typically follow the Hall County school closing schedule. Tune in to local television or radio stations for information regarding school closings. Also, an email message will be sent through the school messaging system.
A school calendar with scheduled holidays, in-service days, and special events will be distributed to parents at the beginning of the academic year. There will however, be certain events throughout the year which do not appear on this calendar. In most cases, you can refer to the school website for school calendar updates.
Telephone Calls and Messages
All telephone calls and messages to students or teachers must be directed to the school office. No student or teacher will be called out of class except in case of emergency. Students are not permitted to use the telephone during school hours except in case of an emergency and with prior approval of a teacher. Emergency messages will be relayed to parents by the school administration or a teacher. Students may not use cell phones or other electronic devices for communication purposes on the premises without prior permission.
School Office: 770-536-6334