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New Family Information

Welcome to Maclay!  We are excited to have you join our family and community.  Below are links and information that will help answer questions you may have but feel free to reach out at askrowdy@maclay.org with any questions - big or small.

We are also happy to connect you with a Parent Ambassador.  If you would like someone to reach out to you, please email us at admissions@maclay.org.  

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Where do I go?  
Click here for a Campus Map.
 
How do I find out information and get emails?
The maclay.org website is your hub for information, specifically the parent tab at the top of the website.  Enews is emailed to parents on Mondays with school wide information.  Emails are sent to the email addresses we have in PowerSchool. If you have a change of address or email, you can update your profile in your PowerSchool account. 

What are the drop-off and pick-up times?
Early Bird Drop-off (PreK-5) begins at 7am at the Dining Hall. Registration is required.
Drop-off for Lower School is 7:45am-8:10am and will be at the Cartee Gym this year so students can stay in the cohorts. Teachers will pick-up their class at 8:10am and escort them to the classroom.  Pick up is at 2:45pm in the front of the Lower School.  Please stay in your car and use the pickup and drop-off lines.
Middle School drop-off is 7:45am-8:10am.  Students will drop their items and proceed to the Webster Center to remain in their cohorts.  There is no supervision for students before 7:45am. Please do not drop off children unsupervised. Pickup is at 3pm in front of the Middle School. The Middle School Center is open after school until 6pm at no cost.
Upper School begins at 8am.  Drop off at Webster Center is suggested. Upper School dismissal is at 3pm.

What is Early Dismissal?
Early dismissal is 2pm every Wednesday for all students in order for our teachers to participate in professional development. Kids Club is free from 2pm-3pm for Lower School students.

How do I get a car tag?
Car tags can be picked up from Cristy in the front office.  Lower School parents will also receive a number to display at pick-up which expedites the process and allows us to call ahead for your child.  Contact cstout@maclay.org with any questions.

Where can I find a school calendar?
The school calendar icon is on the website home page on the top right.

How do I pay for my child's lunch? 
New families should email Mr. Jim at maraudermeals@maclay.org to set up your account.  Once the account is created with an initial deposit, you can go to myschoolaccount.com to monitor food choices and make deposits.  This school year, lunches will be boxed and pre-ordered.
 
How do I buy books? 
Only Upper School students need to buy or rent books which is done through eCampus.  Once students receive their schedules mid-July, you can place your order.  eCampus should have your schedule and book list.

How do I contact the Division Office? 
Lower School: 850-668-5103
Middle School: 850-893-4981
Upper School: 850-893-6545

How do I find my child’s student ID #?
Your child’s student ID number can be found in PowerSchool www.maclay.org/grades.  This is the same website you used to sign your child’s contract. The student ID is a 5 digit number.

 

What about Before School and After School Care? 
Maclay offers an Early Bird drop off for PreK-5 beginning at 7am.  After School Kids Club is available from 3pm-6pm.  Enrichment courses (4-9 weeks) are offered beginning at end of August.  Visit the Before and After School page for registration and rates.  The Middle School Center is open until 6pm everyday and is free to families.

Where is the Clinic?  The new Maclay Clinic and Student Health Center is located in the center of campus next to the  Upper School and Beck Family Innovation Center. The Clinic phone number is 850-893-5030.

Who do I call if my child is sick and needs to miss school?  Please call your division office (US by 10am) and email your teachers.  

Where do I buy uniforms for my child? The uniform policy is located under your division links in the Parent tab.  Only Lower and Middle School students where uniforms.

Lands' End is Maclay School's preferred vendor for Lower and Middle School.  Go to www.landsend.com/shop/school-uniforms to set up your account, or call 1-800-469-2222 for 24/7 customer service. The Maclay School Code is 900100223.  Once you select your child's grade, the appropriate uniform options are available.
 
The Shoe Box provides an on-line store and will give 10% back to Maclay. They have shirts and outerwear and will be adding bottoms soon.  Click here to visit the store. 

Loli and the Bean and Polks Dot Press also embroider the crest on shirts that you purchase.  Gently used uniforms ONLY can be placed in the “old” PreK building near the Maclay Road entrance and they will be resold for $1 by the MPO.  The store is open during regular school hours.

Where can I purchase Maclay spirit gear?  
The MPO Store is located in the front office but a larger selection is located on-line and can be viewed here. There is also a store in the Beck Family Innovation Center that carries a line of spirit items and parents can visit after hours.

How do I log into the Parent Grade Portal and see a report card?  
New Families will receive a username and password to log in for the first time and create a custom log-in.  To access the Grade Portal, go to the parent dashboard on the website or www.maclay.org/grades.

What about technology devices?  
The Lower School 4th and 5th grades are required to have iPads and Middle School through 12th grade must have a laptop.  Concurrent Virtual Classroom (CVC) students (PreK-3) will need to have a device as well.  We do not recommend a phone because of screen size.  Click here for the technology page which can also be accessed on the Parent Dashboard.
 
My child is interested in participating on an athletic team. Where can I find information about this? 
75% of the Upper School students participated in at least one sport last year.  We encourage all students to try one of the 50+ athletic and club teams.  All FHSAA paperwork must be completed before attending a practice or tryout including a physical.  See the link on the Athletics webpage. You can also contact AD Harold Hilliard or Middle School AD Raphael Harris.

What service clubs and interest-based clubs exist and how do I get my child involved in this? 
Check the announcements for opportunities. Both Middle and Upper School will host a club fair the first month of school.  Announcements are located under the division quick links.  Contact US Dean Heather Bas for more information for visit our Clubs page.

What is MPO? What do they do? 
The Maclay Parents Organization is a support organization that hosts community events and fundraiser for the school.  If you are a parent, you are a member of the MPO. Visit our MPO page and fill out the contact form to receive more information.