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HJM News Week of Aug 23-27

Tomorrow starts the next chapter of the educational journey for the Classes of 2026, 2027, and 2028 as they achieve Excellence through Experiences on the campus of THE H.J. MacDonald Middle School.

In preparation for the first day of school, here are some very important process and procedure updates:

School drop offs begin: 8:00 am - This is important for carpool and walkers
Tardy bell: 8:30 am
Dismissal bell: 3:30 pm

The carpool entrance is off of Racetrack Road. Please do not use the front entrance as it is reserved for bus drop offs and staff parking.

Carpool students are not to be dropped off before 8:00 am and students who walk to school should not arrive on campus prior to 8:00 am. This is for safety reasons. Supervision of students doesn’t begin until 8:00 am.

The building is closed to visitors outside of student check outs or scheduled meetings. Parents are not allowed to walk students to class on Monday.

Lunch deliveries by parents or outside businesses WILL NOT be accepted.
Students are eating lunch in classrooms and will not have access to microwaves. Please plan accordingly. ALL students are able to eat FREE breakfast and lunch at H.J. MacDonald Middle School.

If you have signed your child up for bus transportation, you can retrieve their bus information from PowerSchool Parent Portal using the website or the Here Comes the Bus app. Buses may run “off schedule” the first few days of school as drivers adjust to the routes. Please be patient during this time.



Have a wonderful evening.