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August 5th, 2011
Welcome to the start of the 2011-2012 school year! Parents: Please review the entire OLM Student/Parent Handbook for 2011-2012 with your student. Revisions and additions from last year are marked in red so that you can easily find them.
Please print and sign the first page to be returned to the front office or the student’s first period teacher by
Thursday, August 11, 2011.
Calendar items and other back-to-school information:
Color printing and copying is now available!
Students will now be able to make copies or print to a printer at school by establishing a copying/printing account in the Media Center with Mr. Wojcik. The minimum deposit to begin this account will be $10, and funds will be accepted in increments of $10 only. The cost per copy or print is 10 cents for black & white and 15 cents for color. For questions or more info, please email Mr. Wojcik.
A reminder to set up an online account with SLA (cafeteria services). This new online system will enable your child to pay for his/her lunches without needing cash!
Details: SLA Management, the company who provides OLM's cafeteria services in the Bobcat Cafe, has implemented a new system that gives students the option to pay for lunch by inputting a unique pin number linked to an online lunch account.
How to use this service: Parents will need to set up an account and then add their student(s)to it. After completing the one-time set up, parents can then make deposits to their students' accounts using credit cards, debit cards, or personal checks. Parents will also be able to maintain and monitor their student’s account 24 hours a day.
For instructions on how to set up an account, please visit the Mercy Cafeteria Services homepage.
Important note: Our student roster has been sent to SLA and we will update the rosters as new families register. Mercy families can register anytime, however students cannot be added until their student information has been uploaded to SLA. If you cannot successfully add your student(s) to your account, please wait a day and try again.
OLM lunch service begins on Wednesday, August 10th. The August menu is now posted.
Note: The copying/printing account and lunch service account are different and unrelated accounts. They must be established separately according to the instructions above.
Important calendar items:
Monday, August 8th
New students (all 9th graders and any transfer 10th and 11th graders) report by 8:40AM for orientation starting in the auditorium. Students should be in Mass uniform because yearbook pictures will be taken. New students will be given a tour by a senior and will also have a chance to organize their lockers. Students will be dismissed at 11:45AM.
Seniors will also be taking their yearbook pictures this day so they should also be wearing their Mass uniform.
The New Family Potluck will start promptly at 6:30PM on Monday, August 8th. All new students and their families are welcome. The school will provide tea and water. We ask that each family bring a dish that will accommodate 5 to 10 people. The evening will consist of good food, great fellowship, and pertinent information by school personnel.
Tuesday, August 9th
All students report in Summer/Spring uniform by 7:40AM. First period starts promptly at 7:45AM. Students will go to all eight classes. Dismissal will be at 11:45AM. The student government will host an ice cream social following dismissal for the all students.
The Senior Potluck will start promptly at 6:30PM on Tuesday, August 9th. All seniors and their families are welcome. The school will provide tea and water. We ask that each family bring a dish that will accommodate 5 to 10 people. The evening will consist of good food, great fellowship, and pertinent information by school personnel, in particular college application information. Mrs. Sandy Livsey-Martin will send out further information regarding this evening.
Wednesday, August 10th
All students report in Summer/Spring uniform by 7:40AM. First period starts promptly at 7:45AM. This day is the beginning of normal class days and will be an A-Day of classes. Dismissal will be at 2:45PM.
Friday, August 12th
This day is our first school-wide Mass day. Students should be in Mass uniform. Sophomores and Juniors will be taking their yearbook pictures on this day. Later in the day, new students will be inducted into their Houses during our House Induction Party!
Monday, August 15th
Mondays during the school year are late starts so that our faculty has a chance to meet and plan. Students should arrive by 8:40AM and classes will beginning at 8:45AM.
Thursday, August 18th
Parents have a chance to meet the faculty that will be teaching their students during our Back to School Night which begins promptly at 6:30PM.
Friday, August 19th
This day will be a late start day. Students should arrive by 8:40AM and classes will beginning at 8:45AM. There are a few days that are late start days other than Mondays following nights when the entire faculty is required to be at school late.
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