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A Message from Principal JJ Hinderberger
Gunalchéesh! Salamat! Faafetai! Gracias! Thank you!

Thank you for all you do to support your child at school! In celebration of the holiday season, I enjoy reflecting on all that I am thankful for. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of the MRCS community. I cannot express how much I appreciate getting to know all the students, families, and staff. Our school is an amazing place where magic happens every day. I encourage you to ask your child about school. Some things that I am thankful for in our school community include but are not limited to:

The smiley, kind, helpful, and curious children of MRCS
The hardworking and dedicated staff
The amazing families
Free breakfast program
Lunch service program
Members of our PTO and Site Council
Thorough custodial staff
Friday Unity Assemblies
Rally afterschool program

I encourage you to ask your child what they are thankful for and things that they appreciate. It is important to develop and nurture a sense of gratitude.

Positive School Culture
In an effort to continue our positive school culture, we have continued our weekly Unity Assemblies on Friday mornings at 8:00 in the gym. If you are able, I encourage you to attend. We focus on a monthly character trait and recognize students that demonstrate this character trait at the end of each month. We also have positive office referrals where students get recognized for contributing to our school community in a positive way. Students in 4th and 5th grade are helpers in our school and volunteer in a variety of ways. Students have learned about the zones of regulation as a tool to develop self-regulation skills. Each week I present students with a positive affirmation for them to see when they first walk in to school with some fun music to accompany it.

Grinch Night
The PTO is hosting a Grinch Night on Friday, December 13th at 6pm. This is a free event. Please join us for popcorn and the Grinch cartoon in the gym. There will be a silent dessert auction to support the PTO.

Emergency Procedures
You should have received a notice about our emergency procedures at school. Please contact me if you have any questions about this. Students have been learning about evacuations, lockdowns, stay put, earthquake, and ALICE procedures.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I wish you health and happiness this holiday season!

With gratitude,
JJ Hinderberger, MRCS Principal
Welcome To Our Community
Joanna Hinderberger, Principal
joanna.hinderberger@juneauschools.org

Phone: 907.796.5600
Fax: 907.463.1777

Mailing address:
10014 Crazy Horse Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
MRCS Routine and Schedule Information
• Recess: All K-5 students have recess three times a day during the school day for 15 minutes each.

• Specials: “Specials” refers to a time every day that students go to library, counseling, music, and physical education class. Each class has one special for 45 minutes Monday-Thursday.

• Morning Routine: Prior to school starting, students either go into the gym for breakfast (starting at 7:30) or to the playground to play outside (at 7:40). Once the bell rings at 7:55, students walk to class. If students arrive after 8am they should stop by the office for a tardy slip before going to class.

• After School Routine: At the end of the day students are walked to the buses, RALLY, or the parent pick up zone.

• Unity Assemblies: Unity Assemblies are school-wide assemblies that take place in the gym every Friday at 8am. During Unity Assemblies we sing, celebrate, and build community. Parents are invited to attend!
  • Need to get a message to your student?
    Please call with any after school instructions or messages for students before 1:30 pm to ensure we can deliver them before the end of the school day. Thank you!
  • Keep your information updated!
    If any of your phone numbers or emergency contact numbers change, please let the school office know as soon as possible.
  • If you receive a call from the school…
    If you receive a call from anywhere in the building, the phone number that appears on your phone will be the main line. Please take a moment to check for messages before calling back. Unfortunately we do not have a way to know who called you and would like to connect you to the correct person!
MENDENHALL RIVER RALLY
Welcome to MENDENHALL RIVER RALLY

School year Hours of Operation:
2:30pm-6:00pm

Site Phone Number:
(907) 796-5671

MRCS RALLY Staff:
Melissa White, Site Manager
Mary Ryals, Asst. Site Manager
vacant, Recreation Assistant