Back to School

Welcome back, Cubs!

We can't wait to see you—online! School starts at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31.

We hope you had a fantastic summer and we look forward to hearing all about it. Please check iMSS for your first-day assignments and other important information!

Schedules & Books

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  • Student schedules available on iMSS

    Student schedules are now available to view on iMSS. If you need help accessing your schedule, please download these instructions for students [PDF] or instructions for parents [PDF]

    Please note: Formation of Self seminars meet only once in a rotation. The remaining three blocks will be frees. Freshman Fitness/Formation of Self meets three times in a rotation.
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  • Add/Drop Requests

    In creating student schedules, our first priority is to honor each student’s course requests to the fullest extent possible and to balance sections and teachers' loads. This year’s circumstances add additional limitations to what we can and cannot accommodate when it comes to specific requests. For these reasons, students should request changes to their schedules only if there is an error. We will make every attempt to fix schedules, however, there may be times when there are limited to no options available. Rest assured all students will have a full schedule and be enrolled in all their required courses.
    This year, students may request changes to their assigned course list between Monday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Sept. 4. The add/drop request form can also be found on the iMSS Resources page. All forms must be completed in full and submitted by Friday, Sept. 4.
  • Buying Textbooks

    Textbooks are available at our Follett online bookstore. To begin ordering books, click the textbooks icon at the top of the page, and then select your program and term. Next, select the department and course and click Find Materials for Courses. Please pay attention to any class/section notes at the top of each course listing as some classes have special instructions for ordering books. (Download the Follett bookstore flyer as a PDF.)

    Please note that textbooks for World History I, World History II and College Prep (on-level) U.S. History are not available on the Follett website. Please download these instructions [PDF] and contact Department Chair April Garcez if you have any questions.

    You are always free to comparison shop, but please be sure you are ordering the same edition of the text that will be used in class by matching the title, author or editor, edition number, and ISBN number found on the Follett site to the edition you are looking at purchasing from another source. 

Health forms must be completed ASAP!

When it's possible for us to return to school, a healthy and safe campus experience is our first priority. Now more than ever, we need to have complete and up-to-date health information for each and every student. If you have not turned in your daughter’s health forms, please do so as soon as possible. All forms must be submitted before your daughter may attend class and school activities (including athletics games). If you are not able to complete the forms before Aug. 31, please contact School Nurse Cathy Cota at (626) 799-9121 ext. 205 for an extension.

Here's how to access the forms online:
  • Log into iMSS (be sure to use your parent/guardian account and not your daughter's student account) 
  • Click on the Resources page and click the Magnus Health button 
  • Complete the online forms
  • Print out any forms, along with the fax cover page, that need your doctor's signature. Check that all forms have all the required information (doctor's office stamp, date of signature and all areas on the form are complete).
  • Upload or fax the forms to Magnus Health using the Magnus fax cover sheet for each different form.
  • Please do not return forms to school—we do not accept paper forms.
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  • Magnus has a new Personal Health Record (PHR) mobile app which enables parents to upload documents and access their daughter's health records after graduation. Click to download detailed instructions for setting up the app on your phone or tablet. 

Conservatory for the Arts Enrollment & Auditions

Students may add Conservatory for the Arts classes to their schedule using the 2020-21 Add/Drop Form. Students interested in joining a Conservatory should also meet online with faculty—please scroll down for contact information and placement or audition requirements for each Conservatory. 

» Creative Writing

Creative Writing students are encouraged to email teacher Kimberly Gomez with recent samples of their writing and to schedule a placement meeting. 

» Dance

Prospective dancers should email teacher Denise Leitner to discuss placement. If possible, students should send a two-minute video of themselves dancing (any style) as well.  

» Theatre

Please email teacher Maryanne Householder directly with any questions about joining the Theatre Conservatory program. Auditions for the fall play will be held on Sept. 7 & 8. (Please note that students will need to join Theatre Conservatory in Trimester 1 to be a part of the fall production.)

» Technical Theatre

Please email teacher Phillip Velasco directly with any questions about the program.

» Studio Arts — Drawing & Painting

Please email teacher Amy Green with any questions about the program.

» Photography, Film and Media

Please email teacher Paul Tzanetopoulos directly with any questions.

» Vocal Music

Please email teacher Andrew Alvarez with any questions. 

» Instrumental Music

All musical instruments are welcomed at all levels! Students interested in Instrumental Conservatory should email teacher Christin Hablewitz directly. This year's focus will be on solos, small groups and composition projects as well as working on music theory and  reading skills. 
If you have general questions about the Conservatory for the Arts program or the Fine Arts department, please email Department Chair Cassandra Gonzales.

All CIF sports have been postponed until the end of 2020.

The 2020-21 CIF calendar is a modified two-season schedule. The “Fall” season begins in late December and will consist of cross country, volleyball and water polo. The “Spring” season will include badminton, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, swim and dive, tennis and track and field, and competitions start in late February 2021. Stay tuned for schedule updates!

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  • Remote Learning Expectations & Support

    Although the campus is closed, students are expected to participate in remote learning classes and must adhere to these guidelines and expectations for online classes and meetings. Attendance will be taken during every class and during Advisory. Students must sign into class at the regularly scheduled time on the assigned platform. 

    Students must check iMSS for course assignments, including assessments and due dates. Students are expected to check their email at least once per day to read important messages from teachers, administrators, and staff. 

    Students should contact their teachers if they need extra support, experience difficulty understanding concepts, or any other issues that might be an obstacle to their learning process. It is essential that students self-advocate and communicate with their teachers. Students can use Office Hours and free periods to arrange meetings with their teachers.

    Students should also feel free to reach out to these people if they need help:

    Learning Specialist: Ann Bussard
    School Counselor: Cristina Perez
    Dean of Students: Abigail Shaw
    School Nurse: Cathy Cota
    College Counselors: Lynn Maloney and Samantha Pieper
    School Librarians: Ann Pibel and Cheyenne Sons
  • Uniform & Remote Learning Free Dress Guidelines

    During remote learning, casual free dress is acceptable. Clothing should be modest and appropriate to a school setting — neat, clean and in good repair (no rips or tears). For example, no flannel pants or pajama bottoms, short shorts or skirts, bare midriffs or revealing or strapless tops are allowed.

    Once we return to campus, students are expected to wear their school uniform. Wearing a uniform is intended to free a student to focus her creativity and self-expression into her intellectual pursuits, as well as her artistic and athletic endeavors. 

    • CKW School Uniforms is Mayfield's official uniform store. You can contact them directly via email, by text at (909) 493-6692, by phone at (626) 287-1994 or via live chat on their website. CKW is offering both virtual and in-store appointments, and you can also shop online or by phone on their dedicated order line at (626)-765-5624. 
    • You can buy Fitness & Wellness uniforms, Mayfield sweatshirts, jackets and vests, and other Cubs gear at the Cubs StoreOrder pickup has been temporarily suspended while our campus is closed, but the Cubs Store is open! Rest assured that we will set your item(s) aside for collection at a later date. 
    If you have any questions, please contact Abigail Shaw, Dean of Students, at (626) 799-9121 ext. 308.
  • Attendance Policies & Procedures

    Although the campus is closed, students are expected to participate in all remote learning classes and meetings. Attendance will be taken during every class and during Advisory. Students must sign into class at the regularly scheduled time on the assigned platform. 

    If a student will be absent for part or all of a day, parents must call the school attendance line (24 hour accessibility) at (626) 799-9121 ext. 205 or email Cathy Cota by 9:00 a.m. to explain the reason for each day’s absence. If neither of these are completed, the absence will be recorded as an unexcused absence and the student must serve a detention. Students are not allowed to place this call.
    • During an absence, students should check iMSS for assignments. If a student wishes to receive additional guidance from teachers, she should contact them through her Gmail account.
    • The only reason a student should be absent is for family emergencies or medical appointments that cannot be scheduled after school. We ask that students do not make appointments during regular school hours; this includes Conservatory, Advising, Office Hours, Community, Club meetings, Assemblies and Masses.
    • Any student who is absent for 8 or more class meetings for any given course in a semester or 5 class meetings of any Conservatory course risks the loss of academic credit. All such cases will be subject to review by the Assistant Head for Academics and the teacher(s) involved.
  • General Technology Use Guidelines

    All technology during synchronous learning time should be used for educational purposes only. Each student is given a personal iMSS account and a Gmail address, both of which are password-protected. Students are held responsible for all activity conducted on their account or under their password. Students are expected to make responsible, ethical and appropriate use of computers and information services at all times.
    • Students are required to check their iMSS and Gmail accounts regularly.
    • Proper authorization is required to access or alter files. Tampering, reconfiguring and/or altering the Mayfield Senior School Network through any means, including uploading or downloading software, is not permitted.
    • Students may use only their own passwords; they may not share their passwords with other students; they may not borrow passwords from other students.
    • Students may not duplicate copyrighted software or information.
    • File storage service is provided to each student via their Mayfield Senior School Google Drive account.
    • All Internet access is restricted to curricular or educational pursuits. Use of the Internet to view, download or listen to entertainment-based content is not allowed.
    • Individual or group websites are not permitted to use the Mayfield Senior School name, logo or image.
    • Students must use personal headphones to listen to music and audio-visual content on school computers while in the Library and Technology Center so as not to disturb or distract other users.

Mental Health Resources

In a time of so much uncertainty and change, the health, including the mental health, of our community is a very first priority. Additional mental health access may be needed due to the COVID-19 school environment and distance learning challenges. We encourage families and students to reach out to our School Counselor, Cristina Perez, to explore their options. In addition to the resources provided by the CDC, Mrs. Perez also recommends Project Return Warmline at (888) 448-9777 and OK2Talk at (800) 273-TALK.

Back to School Q&A Sessions

If you missed the Parent Q&A sessions over the summer, select your daughter's class from the "Select Album" dropdown menu to watch the recorded Zoom meeting.
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iMSS Login Tips

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  • iMSS Login Help

    All parents will log into iMSS, our secure online community, to access their daughter's schedule, assignments, attendance record and report cards. You will also find a detailed school calendar, searchable parent directory and other important links and downloads. All new parents and students received their personal iMSS login information and instructions at the New Parent and Student Orientation in May. If you do not know your login, you can go to the login page and click on the "Forgot login or First time logging in?" link to retrieve your login information. (If you are logging into iMSS at a secure computer that you use regularly, check the "Remember Me" box to make future logins faster!)
  • How to search the iMSS Directory

    Download the iMSS Directory "Cheat Sheet" [PDF] to learn how to access parent contact information on our secure online directory. If your contact information has changed and you need to update your profile, please complete this online form.
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 21 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.