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 1, 2018. 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

We are pleased to announce the Dennis Uniform store is open in Flowood.

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

Phone:
(601) 501-6091

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

Additionally, their MRA Dennis Uniform website is up for anyone that would like to shop online. To access their site, go to the MRA website under Campus Life/Uniforms tab and click on the red Dennis Uniform button located on the right side of the page.

The Patriot Store

The Patriot Store is open doing the school year every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Summer Hours

Thursday, June 7th: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13th: 10:00 a.m.-noon
Thursday, June 14th: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Week of June 18th: TBA
Wednesday, June 27th: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 28th: 10:00 a.m.-noon
Week of July 2nd: closed
Thursday, July 12th: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 19th: 10:00 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, July 24th: NOON-2:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 2nd: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 7th: 1-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8th: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 9th: 4:30-6:00 p.m. **Meet the Patriots**
Wednesday, August 15th: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22nd: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29th: 3:00-4:30 p.m.

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 once you log 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.

ElementaryTesting Information:
The elementary library and elementary computer lab will be open during these times to take summer reading AR tests:

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:30-11:00 a.m.

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 20th, 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.

Apple Devices
2018-19 MRA Technology Rollout Schedule

Every MRA student will be using an MRA-owned device. We have three full-time IT professionals, along with two IT Centers for tech support where IT professionals are on call throughout the school day.

The dates for these distributions are as follows:

July 9 – 13
11th and 12th grade students (MacBook Air)

  • July 9 – Last names starting with A – F
  • July 10 – Last names starting with G – M
  • July 11 – Last names starting with N – Z

July 16 – 20
9th and 10th grade students
(MacBook Air)

  • July 16 – Last names starting with A – F
  • July 17 – Last names starting with G – M
  • July 18 – Last names starting with N – Z

July 23– 27
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
(MacBook Air)

  • July 23 – Last names starting with A – F
  • July 24 – Last names starting with G – M
  • July 25 – Last names starting with N – Z
  • July 26 and 27 – Those students in grades 6-12 who were unable to come on their assigned day (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The distribution times for each day will be 9:00 am until noon. These distributions will take place in rooms 203 and 205, which are on the same hall as our tech center. Students should enter the school through Student Services and use the steps located near that entrance.

It is our hope for each student to have his/her full profile ready to begin the school year before we report to school on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

August 13: 5th grade iPAD deployment for all 5th Grade students. We will have a brief training session for parents at 5:30. All 5th grade parents should attend and iPads will be passed out at school on August 14.

Additional Technology Rollout Information

There will be several other log-ins and access permissions that our students will need to begin the school year. When your student arrives to receive his/her iPad or MacBook, we will have an assembly line of stations to get all of our students ready for the school year. These stations will include setting up or reactivating the following:
School email account
MyBackPack account
Canvas account
Google Drive account
Fingerprint for security doors
School IDs will also be made for our new students. We anticipate this process taking between 30 – 45 minutes for each student. Please mark your calendar for the day(s) that your student(s) will need to report. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer break, and we look forward to a great school year.

valley Food Services

Valley 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.

Kindergarten and Elementary Homeroom Assignments

August 3: Teacher letters to the students will be mailed advising them of whose homeroom they have been assigned to.

Orientations

August 6, 2018
6th grade Parent Orientation at 6:00 pm (Dining Commons)

August 7
New Student Orientation grades 6-8
1:00 pm (gym)
no uniforms necessary

New Student Orientation grades 9-12
1:30 pm (gym)
no uniforms necessary

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

1st Grade Parent Orientation (will begin in gym and then move to classrooms)
6:00 pm

August 8

All Middle School and High School Students' Orientation
8:15 am--10:45 am
come in school uniform

K3-5th Grade Meet Your Teacher ( in classrooms)

come and go between 1:00-3:00

August 9
First Full Day of School for all grades