Back to School

Welcome back, Cubs!

We can't wait to see you! School starts at 7:50 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 30.

We hope you had a fantastic summer and we look forward to hearing all about it. Please wear your formal uniform for the first day and 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. 23 and Friday, Sept. 3. 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. 3.
  • 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. 

COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

Be aware that we remain vigilant with following all health and safety procedures on campus. Although we no longer require the Magnus Health COVID-19 self-screening, every student must continue their own daily self-screening [PDF checklist] and should not come to campus when feeling even mildly sick. Students who come to school are attesting that they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. 

You can read about all of Mayfield's COVID mitigation policies and procedures on our COVID-19 Updates webpage.
 

Health forms must be completed ASAP!

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 need an extension, 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

We invite students who are interested in joining a Conservatory to reach out to our faculty members directly:

» Creative Writing

Creative Writing Conservatory runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m to 5:15 p.m. Students should be ready to begin classes on Monday, Aug. 30 at 3:15 p.m. Kimberly Gomez would like returning students and those who are joining for the first time to email recent samples of their writing before the first class meeting. Please email Kimberly Gomez for more details or questions. 

» Dance

Dance Conservatory runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An in-person information day will be held on  Monday, Aug. 30 at 3:15 p.m. (Come prepared to dance!) Please email Denise Leitner for additional information. 

» Theatre

Theatre Conservatory runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An in-person information day will be held on Monday, Aug. 30 at 3:15 p.m. The first trimester will be dedicated to the Fall Play, "Clue." Auditions will be held from Wednesday, Sept. 1 to Friday, Sept. 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Pike each day. Please email Maryanne Householder to schedule a day and time. No experience required!   

» Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre Conservatory runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An in-person information day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 3:15 p.m. First Day of class is Thursday, Sept. 2 during the Fall Play auditions. No experience required! Please email Paul Cales for additional information.

» Studio Arts — Drawing & Painting

Drawing & Painting Conservatory runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An in-person information day will be held on Monday, Aug. 30 at 3:15 p.m. Please email Amy Green for more details or questions.

» Film and Media

Film and Media Conservatory runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An in-person information day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 3:15 p.m. Please email Jennifer Saparzadeh for more details or questions.

» Photography

Photography Conservatory runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An in-person information day will be held on Monday, Aug. 30 at 3:15 p.m. Please email Jennifer Saparzadeh for more details or questions.

» Vocal Music

Vocal Conservatory runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An in-person information day will be held on Monday, Aug. 30 at 3:15 p.m. Please email Andrew Alvarez with any questions. 

» Instrumental Music

Instrumental Conservatory runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An in-person information day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 3:15 p.m. Please bring your instrument(s) and prepare one short song/piece (about 1-2 minutes) of your choice. Mayfield will provide a piano, drums, guitar/bass amps and music stands. Please email Christin Hablewitz for more details or questions.  
If you have general questions about the Conservatory for the Arts program or the Fine Arts department, please email Fine Arts Department Chair Maryanne Householder.

Athletics Updates

If you weren't able to join us for the Fall Sports Information Night on Aug. 18, we have posted the Zoom video recording for you to review.

Student athletes and their parents will soon receive the following electronic forms via iMSS:
  • Athletic Handbook Contract
  • Athletic Parent Pledge
  • Athletic Transportation Release Form
Please contact Athletic Director Steve Bergen with any questions. 

See all our upcoming volleyball, tennis, cross country and golf games  and meets on the Cubs Calendar and follow @msscubs on Twitter for scores, game highlights and more. GO CUBS!

Policies and Procedures Reminders

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  • Attendance Policies & Procedures

    Attendance will be taken during every class and during Advisory. Students must arrive to class on time, or else receive a tardy. 

    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.
    More detailed information about our attendance policies and procedures can be found in the Student and Parent Handbook. 
  • Uniform Guidelines

    All students must be in full school uniform during the day regardless of whether they are in class. Students who are out of uniform will receive a detention. All Conservatory, athletic, and club items bearing the name of Mayfield Senior School or the Mayfield Senior School logo must be approved by the Dean of Students. ALL skirts should be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.
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  • Vehicles & Parking Guidelines

    Please pay special attention to the following traffic guidelines as well as those listed under “Vehicles and Parking” in the Parent & Student Handbook:
    • Please make every effort to arrive early (7:30-7:45 a.m.) for morning drop-off, and do not arrive too early at pick-up time (no earlier than 5-10 minutes after the end of the school day). Vehicles are not permitted to wait in the middle of Bellefontaine Street with their engines off.
    • During peak times, a Mayfield Senior School traffic attendant will be posted at the fork in the driveway. Wait for directions from the attendant before beginning a left turn or entering the gate on a right turn. (This includes the early morning and late afternoon Athletics and Conservatory drop-off and pick-up times.)
    • Dropping off or picking up students on Bellefontaine Street or Grand Avenue is NOT permitted. ALL DRIVERS MUST ENTER CAMPUS TO PICK UP OR DROP OFF.
    • All cars entering campus during peak drop-off and pick-up times must approach from Grand Avenue and make a right turn into campus. Left turns into campus will not be permitted during peak pick-up time. (This includes the early morning and late afternoon Athletics and Conservatory drop-off and pick-up times.)
    • Please do not make a u-turn in the middle of Bellefontaine or at the Grand Avenue intersection or in the street to join the queue line.
    • Cars enter the campus via the Bellefontaine Street gate only and exit by the Grand Avenue gate. All cars must make a full stop at the gym for pedestrians as well as inside the lower gate on Grand Avenue before proceeding across the sidewalk.
      Students should not be picked up or dropped off in front of the gym. Cars must pull into the Senior Parking lot.
    • Please note that parking on the street in front of the school is restricted when school is in session. The City of Pasadena has placed no parking signs to facilitate the drop off and pick up queue.
    • Please do not block or pull into neighbor driveways.  
  • 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 our very first priority. Additional mental health access may be needed due to the COVID-19 school environment. We encourage families and students to reach out to our School Counselor, Erika Mastrobuono, LCSW, to explore their options. In addition to the resources provided by the CDC, Ms. Mastrobuono also recommends www.mentalhealth.gov.

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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 28 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.