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New Families

Transitioning to a new school is a big step on your child's educational journey both for your child and for you! We are delighted to assist you with answers to frequently asked questions, important dates to remember, and links that will help you as you make this move. Of course, please call or email the Office of Admissions with any questions. We are thrilled to welcome you to the MRA family!My MRA

All new patrons will be able to access our parent portal, MyMRA , after June 4, 2020. You will find MyMRA located in the top right hand corner of our school's website. This is a secure portal for parents (Kindergarten - 12th grade) and students (6th - 12th grade). To log in to MyMRA, you will use your username and password for MyBackpack - the system used when you signed your MRA Tuition Contract. On MyMRA, you will have access to all daily announcements and news for the school. It will also be a resource for handbooks, school supply lists, course guides, summer reading lists, etc.

MRA Uniforms

Dennis Uniform is our uniform provider and is conveniently located in Flowood (address and hours below.)Additionally, the MRA Dennis Uniform website is available for online orders. To access the site, go to the Campus Life/Uniforms tab on our website and click on the red Dennis Uniform button located on the right side of the page.

CURRENTLY CURBSIDE ONLY 

Address:
Dennis Uniform Store
2001 Airport Rd
Flowood, MS 39232

Phone:
(601) 501-6091

Store Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday-- 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday – 10:00 AM--3:00 PM
Saturday-- 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday--Monday – Closed

The Patriot Store

The Patriot Store is open during the summer and school year on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and at various times in the summer. In the Patriot Store, you’ll find school-approved outerwear, sweatshirts, t-shirts, jerseys, and other spirit wear. The store is located at the north end of the football concession stand on the west side of the field.

Course Selection

For Middle and High School parents, your child’s courses may be scheduled by appointment with our Guidance Counselors. Contact Libbo Crosswhite at lcrosswhite@mrapats.org for 9th – 12th grade schedules or Michelle Edwards at medwards@mrapats.org for 6th – 8th grade schedules. Course selection sheets can be found on the academic tab after logging in to MyMRA.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading assignments can be found on our website by logging into to MyMRA , choosing your school, and clicking on the Summer Reading tab.

Middle and High School Summer Reading Testing Information:
Tests will be administered on the first Friday after school starts. All classes will take one test which covers all books that were assigned to that class, and this test will count as one test grade in the 1st nine

Elementary Summer Reading Testing Information:

Summer reading for grades 2nd-5th are listed below. 

AR will be open from 7:00 am-7:00 pm for students to take Summer Reading AR test at home from July 19-25.  Students who attend MRA’s Summer Camp will be able to take test during these weeks at school. Below is the link. Students must follow this link to test. The link is specific to our school. https://hosted271.renlearn.com/90749/

Donna Babb (dbabb@mrapats.org), our elementary librarian, is available to help. Please reach out to her if you need assistance.  Parents can login to the elementary portal to access the AR HomeConnect and Book FinderStudents can also click the tab to take AR tests.

There will be NO testing on Meet the Teacher Day.
Children can also take tests the first week of school.

School Supply Lists

Prior to June 15th, kindergarten and elementary parents may order pre-packaged school supplies to be delivered at the beginning of school To access this information and to find lists of school supplies for your child's grade, log in to MyMRA using your username and password for MyBackpack - the system used when you signed your MRA Tuition Contract. Once logged in, you will land on the Parent Portal page. From there click on your child's respective school in the left-hand navigation menu. The school supply lists are located in the information tabs on the lower portion of the page. The pre-packaged order form is also located there.

Middle and High School supply lists are located on your MyMRA tab on the parent portal page.

LEXINGTON INDEPENDENTS Food Services

Lexington Independents Food Services provides every family the peace of mind that comes from knowing their child will always have lunch money. Through their secure on-line pre-payment system, My Payments Plus, parents enjoy the ease and flexibility of making pre-payments to a secure individual account. Parents also have the ability to view their child's dining history. To view more information on Campus Dining, refer to our Campus Dining Page under Campus Life.

Orientations

August 3:  6th Grade Parent Orientation                      
(Dining Commons – 6:00 pm)                                    

August 5 

New Student Orientation - Gym               
(6th Grade @ 8:30 am-9:30 am)                                              
(7th - 12th Grade @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm)
no uniforms necessary

Kindergarten Meet Your Teacher:  by appointment 

Elementary Meet Your Teacher:  by appointment

Kindergarten New Parent Orientation (kindergarten multi-purpose room)
via ZOOM at 6:00 pm

August 6
All Middle School and High School Students' Orientation
(Grades 9-12, 8:15 am-10:45 am)
(Grades 6-8, 12:00 pm-2:30 pm)
come in school uniform

August 7
First Full Day of School for all grades