Medford:IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR TO SELECT A MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR YOUR ELEMENTARY STUDENT!

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The Medford Public School district has two middle schools at the Hormel site. Regardless of where you live in the city, all students, grades 6, 7 & 8, who attend the Medford Public Schools, can choose to attend the McGlynn School (K-8) or the Andrews School (6-8). The principal at the McGlynn School is Jake Edwards and the principal at the Andrews School is Paul D’Alleva.  
Parents and guardians of grade 5 students are urged to complete the Middle School Selection Form, accessible via the Medford Public Schools webpage, (www.medford.k12.ma.us) and return it to the Parent Center at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155, NO LATER THAN FRIDAY/MARCH 25, 2016. If you do not return the form by the deadline, it will be assumed that your student has no preference and he/she will be assigned to an available seat at either school. Every effort will be made to enroll your student in their first choice middle school, based upon space availability. Both schools are state of the art facilities, containing technological enhanced classrooms, libraries, science labs, gymnasia, art studios, music rooms, cafeterias, parent centers and electronic security. Transportation to and from the schools is provided on an equitable basis. After school programs and other related special programs are offered at both schools. The McGlynn School and the Andrews School are both excellent schools and attendance at one or the other is really only based upon your student’s preference to attend either a K-8 school or a 6-8 school.  
Please note: students currently enrolled in Grade 5 at the McGlynn K-8 School will be automatically transferred to Grade 6 at the McGlynn, unless the parent/guardian indicates otherwise via submitting the completed form. If the student participates in certain special needs programs and/or Sheltered English Language Learner Programs (formerly Bilingual), that student will be assigned, based upon the location of the program. If you have more than one student in the middle school, the acceptance of the first student will ensure that the second and third sibling will be assigned to the same school. If a student in the middle school is promoted to Grade 9, you will still retain the sibling preference for one year. Once again, please be advised that all assignments are subject to space availability.  
Non-public school parents must, in addition to the Middle School Selection Form, also submit a “Proof of Residency” along with that application. The Parent Information Center is ready to assist any parent/guardian with any questions or concerns regarding Middle School placement. Please do not hesitate to contact Maria Ibrahim, at the Parent Information Center at (781) 393-2132. It is important to stay in touch with the Medford Public Schools via their webpage and Medford Cable Channel 15 for any updates and additional announcements.

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