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January 5, 2022

January MPA News

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Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone has had a very restful holiday break. We are excited to be back and are eager to crush the second half of the school year! Our students have learned a lot this year, but we aren’t finished yet. Please continue to encourage your student to try his or her best in academics and behavior so that he or she continues to be a model citizen that strives to reach personal goals. We appreciate your support and are grateful that we have you as our partners in your child’s education this year!


Principal Blackshire

Important Dates to Remember:

January 10-14th:
K-8th Grade iReady Testing- Reading and Math
Let’s strive for good attendance! Testing will begin promptly at 9am. Please practice your healthy testing habits and come prepared and ready to “slam dunk” your test!

January 12th:
End of Quarter 2

January 17th:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day/No School

January 18th:
Quarter 2 report cards will be sent home.

January 27th:
MPA Day- Students should dress in Monroe Polos to show their “Monroe Pride.”

January 31st:
Teacher Professional Development Day/No School

Covid-19 Updates


Monroe Preparatory Academy is committed to the conviction that education is essential business and that all students should have the opportunity to be in school if possible.

In order to continue to provide in person instruction, we are placing emphasis on the things that we know work. We are encouraging visitors, staff, and students to wear masks and are urging people to consider vaccination. The Erie County Health Department has information about Covid-19 testing and vaccine availability at https://www.coviderieohio.com/covid-19-testing . In addition, the CDC has released new guidance regarding Covid-19 isolation and quarantine. The Erie County Health Department is implementing this guidance for all individuals that test Covid positive. More information regarding the new guidance can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html .

To ensure that we continue to keep all students and staff healthy and safe, any student who is feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of illness should remain home. Please utilize the school’s absence reporting form, https://monroeprep.org/report-absence/ or call the school office at (567) 998-7522 if your student will be remaining at home for any reason.

See more photos and updates in the full January newsletter »

December 2, 2021

December MPA News

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MPA December News:

Welcome Back!

We hope that everyone had a very restful Thanksgiving break!

  • Our annual Turkey Bowl was a huge success! Congratulations goes to 2nd grader, Nariah Anderson, who challenged Dr. Reynolds for the championship and won!!
  • Baby GIRL Collier has arrived and she is beautiful! Mrs. Collier and the baby are doing well and the family has appreciated everyone’s kind words of congratulations!
  • Our “12 School Days of the Holidays” begins on 12/2/21. Students may dress down as they participate in the different activities, however, please refrain from having holes in jeans or wearing any other apparel that is not school appropriate.
  • This year’s academic competition (BLITZ) theme is “Battle of the Bands.” We are currently having a small holiday tournament where each classroom is competing for the highest PI (Sprint scores) for December. Please talk with your child and encourage them to try their best for their team! The class winner will be announced on December 16th.
  • We are excited to welcome a new counseling program, A Step Beyond, to MPA. This organization will be on site to help students and families with various needs. As students are referred to the program, counselors will reach out to families to offer information and answer any questions. If you don’t hear from us and would like your child to be a part of the program, please reach out to the school office for additional information on the referral process (567) 998-7522.
Important Dates to Remember:

“12 School Days of the Holidays:”
December 2- December 17th.

  • 12-2: Santa Hats
  • 12-3: Wear your favorite antlers!
  • 12-6: Favorite hat and scarf day!
  • 12-7: Wear something that jingles!
  • 12-8: Wear your favorite candy cane or red shirt!
  • 12-9: Wear your favorite holiday socks!
  • 12-10: Wear your favorite slippers!
  • 12-13: Dress up as your favorite holiday character!
  • 12-14: K-4 wear your PJs! 5-8th wear your comfy sweats!
  • 12:15: Grinch Day… wear green!
  • 12-16: Wear something that lights up!
  • 12:17: Dress your holiday best!

MPA Basketball:
Girls’ Game- 4:30
Boys’ Game- 5:30

December 2nd
Horizon Academy
760 Tower Blvd.
Lorain, Ohio 44053

December 14th
Lorain Preparatory Academy
4119 N Leavitt Rd.
Lorain, OH 44053

December 16th: Holiday Class Parties
*Class parties will take place on December 16th. Please be on the lookout for party details from your child’s teacher.

December 17th: Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long
*Due to Covid-19 precautions, this year’s event will be for staff and students only. We will share videos of the event on our Facebook page.

December 18th-January 2nd: Winter Break
*We hope that all of our families have a safe and happy holiday break! School will resume on January 3rd.

See more photos and updates in the full December newsletter »

November 1, 2021

November MPA News

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MPA November News:

Fall and Thanksgiving blessings are in the air and this month “grateful” is the theme/character trait of the month.

Please remind your child to leave all Halloween candy at home. Candy brought to school will be held by the teacher or office until the end of the school day.

The Center for Cultural Awareness will continue stopping by for weekly classroom visits. The students have enjoyed having social and academic support from this team!

Please wish Ms. Collier, our fabulous school counselor, best wishes as she goes on maternity leave on November 4th. We are excited for the debut of little Baby Collier!

Please welcome new Instructional Aides, Ms. Reyolds, Ms. Bobbi, and Ms. King to our MPA family. They are excited and eager to help our students learn and grow!

Dress Code: We understand that finding school uniforms during the pandemic has been tough, however, students coming to school in leggings, ripped jeans, crop tops, etc. will be in violation of the dress code policy and discipline action will be taken. Please send your student to school in clothing that is school appropriate and as close to uniform as possible.

Important Dates to Remember:

Parent/Teacher Conferences: November 3rd 3:30-6:00 (by appointment only). Please contact your child’s teacher for alternate days/times.

School Spirit Week: November 15-19th. Details will be sent home and posted on the school’s FB page.

Picture Retake Day: November 18, 20201
*Students taking retakes may dress down for the day.

“Slam Dunk Awards”: November 19, 2021
*Students will be celebrated for achieving good attendance, high honors, honor roll, and/or merit roll for quarter 1. Due to Covid protocols, this is a staff and student only event.

Interim Reports: November 22, 2021

Annual Turkey Bowl and Thanksgiving Dinner Drawings: Tuesday, November 23rd
*Staff and student only event.

Thanksgiving Break: November 24-26th. School resumes on Tuesday, November 30th.

Teacher Professional Development Day (no school for students): Monday, November 29th

February 17, 2021
September 9, 2020
August 21, 2020

Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement Policy


Internet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below.

  • Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student)
  • Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 & August 2021)
  • Eligibility & Requirements:
    • Family must qualify for the National School Lunch Program
    • Student must be enrolled in the Online or Hybrid learning model for the 20-21 school year
    • Student & family must be in good standing with the school (verified home address on record, active enrollment, regular attendance, participation in state and local testing requirements, etc)
    • Reimbursement is per household (not per student). Families with students residing in multiple households are not eligible for multiple reimbursements. In this situation, families must determine a primary household and submit receipts accordingly.
  • Process:
    • Families will be required to submit receipts from their Internet Service Provider to the school office:
      • No later than January 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in February for the months of August-December 2020.
      • No later than July 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in August for the months of January-June 2020.
    • Families will be asked to verify their mailing address with Proof of Residence documentation prior to the distribution of the reimbursement check.
  • Exceptions:
    • Reimbursement will be pro-rated for any partial months the student is actively enrolled. For example, if the student is actively enrolled fewer than 15 calendar days, the reimbursement amount will be process at $12.50 for the month.
    • Students enrolled in the Traditional model who meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for reimbursement if the school is required to suspend face-to-face learning for a period of time based on public health guidance and in coordination with ACCEL Schools and local public health officials.

Read the full policy (PDF):  2056 – Internet Reimbursement Policy


August 17, 2020

A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning


New to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track?  Don’t worry, we have you covered!


We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in!

  • Every day, make sure your student is logged in by 8:00am
  • Every day, your student will meet online with their teachers. You will be provided with a schedule the first week of school.
  • Not all learning will happen online. There will be time every day to students to practice what they have learned independently offline.
  • Your school will give you a schedule to help keep you on track and prepped for success.

You and your student have a login. You have a schedule. You have great teachers.

We just need a couple of things from you to help make this a great year.

  • Set up a work area for your student that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • Log in to Canvas every day with your observer account to help your student stay on track.
  • Take the parent orientation course to teach you about all the great tools that Canvas has to keep you and your student on track.

Get school updates, learning resources, tech support, and more in the tabs on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Ready for the school year? You’ve got this!


July 27, 2020
July 9, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!

June 25, 2020

Free School Meals


We offer free breakfast and lunch to students through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federally-assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, USDA-compliant meals to students each school day.