Opening of School: Academic Year 2021-22

We look forward to welcoming new and returning students to our building this fall! Metro plans to resume teaching and learning through a full-time, five days per week schedule starting Monday, August 30, 2021, as directed by NHPS. We currently are not offering remote learning options. Plans are subject to change by NHPS/CDC in response to evolving circumstances. We will follow mask and social distancing mandates put in place by the New Haven Board of Education. Currently, everyone in our building must wear a mask.

Information for your review

In order to begin planning for a successful school year at MBA, please review the following important information.

 

Communication: We mainly communicate using Instagram, Facebook, the school website, and Parentlink. We highly encourage you to follow the school on our social media platforms, as well as check out our school’s website regularly. Our Instagram and Facebook handle is @officialmbahappenings.

 

Summer Enrichment: Reading is an essential component of life-long learning. Go to the Library tab on our school’s website to find our Summer Reading Enrichment page. Practice math in the summer to hone the skills you previously learned and to get ready for high school math. There are several free websites you can use, including khanacademy.org and braingerie.ck.12.org.

 

New Student Days! This year we are pleased to offer New Student Days. Rising 9th graders with last names A-L can visit MBA on August 16. Rising 9th graders with last names M-Z can visit on August 17. New, rising 10th and 11th graders are encouraged to visit MBA on August 18. On these days, students will have the opportunity to meet their peers, tour the building, learn about the school, and review their class schedule.

 

Orientation: There is a lot of important information shared at our back to school orientations. 9th and 10th graders and their family members are asked to attend in-person orientation on August 19 and August 23. 11th and 12th graders and their family members are required to attend virtual orientations August 24 and 25. Links to the virtual webinars will be posted to the school website beforehand.

Monday, August 16, 9:30am to 1:00pm

New 9th Grader Day (with last names A-L)

Tuesday, August 17, 9:30am to 1:00pm

New 9th Grader Day (with last names M-Z)

Wednesday, August 18, 9:30am to 1:00pm

New 10th and 11th Grader Day (new students only)

Thursday, August 19 at 6:00pm

In-person orientation for 9th graders and one family member

Monday, August 23 at 6:00pm (NO LONGER MANDATORY TO ATTEND IN PERSON. MAY ATTEND ANY MAKEUP VIRTUAL ORIENTATION.

In-person orientation for 10th graders and one family member

Tuesday, August 24 at 6:00pm

Live virtual orientation for 11th graders and families

Zoom webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/92135440567

Wednesday, August 25 at 6:00pm for 12th graders and families

Zoom webinar from Aug 24 was recorded and posted below for your convenience. This orientation will not be live.

Thursday, August 26 at 6:00pm (makeup orientation)

Zoom webinar from Aug 24 was recorded and posted below for your convenience. This orientation will not be live.

Mandatory Online Paperwork & Helpful Documents

Students will not be allowed to attend school until a family member has completed required paperwork.

  1. MBA Student Information Sheet (English Version) (Spanish Version)

  2. All other electronic paperwork, including optional paperwork, can be found here. Parents must log into PowerSchool to complete mandatory electronic orientation paperwork.

Helpful documents:

9th grade School Supply List

Schedule Concern Form - Fill this out if you see any issues on your schedule.

Student/Family Handbook

Social Work Intern Bios (English) - Will be posted soon

Social Work Intern Bios (Spanish) - Will be posted soon