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Mayfield Senior School

500 Bellefontaine Street Pasadena, CA 91005

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Back to School 2017-18
Welcome New Families!
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Resources for New Families
Welcome to Mayfield! We’re so happy you’re here.
On behalf of the entire Mayfield community, we want to once again express our excitement and gratitude that you are a part of our Mayfield Senior School family! We hope the resources on this page will help guide your family through the transition to high school. Stay tuned — we will continue to add answers to frequently asked questions as the new school year approaches.

We have also highlighted some important upcoming dates for 9th-grade families on this page and the full school calendar is available on iMSS.
Freshman Orientation Days
Freshman Orientation Days — Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25
Ninth-grade students will have two orientation days to get to know each other and learn more about what to expect in the upcoming year.

Thursday, Aug. 24
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

We have planned a special day of fun and friendship for our ninth-graders to gather on campus, get to know each other and learn about Mayfield Senior School’s traditions and student life. Students will also have lunch (provided) with their 11th-grade “Big Sister,” who will walk them through their class schedules. Students should wear comfortable casual clothes for a day of interactive participation!

Friday, Aug. 25
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ninth graders will be participating in an off-campus service project at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to build friendships and practice the Mayfield Senior School motto “Actions Not Words.” Students should bring their own bagged lunches and wear comfortable clothing with closed-toe shoes. Although this is a free dress day, we encourage you to wear your Mayfield t-shirts and sweatshirts to show your school spirit in our community!
There are two required permission forms for this off-campus service day:
  • Both parents and students are required to electronically sign the online Release Agreement for School Activities on iMSS before this service day. This is Mayfield's general field trip form and covers all off-campus activities throughout the year. If you have not already done so, please log into your personal iMSS account and click the yellow alert bar at the top of the page that says "You have 1 Form to Review." 
Magnus Health forms due
Health forms must be completed ASAP
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 sports tryouts). Here's how to access the forms:
  • Log into iMSS (be sure to use your parent/guardian account and not your daughter's student account) 
  • Click on the Resources page
  • Click on the Magnus Health button on the top row
  • 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. If your daughter's physical is not scheduled until after August 1, please notify School Nurse Cathy Cota.
If you have any questions please contact Nurse Cota at (626) 799-9121 ext. 205.
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Uniform Guidelines
Uniform Guidelines
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.
  • You can buy Fitness & Wellness uniforms, Mayfield sweatshirts, jackets and vests, and other Cubs gear at the Cubs Corner Online Store. For questions about your order, please email Cubs Corner Store Managers Terry Davitt or Suzanne Sanchez. (Please note that orders placed during the summer months will be fulfilled beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22.)
If you have any questions about uniform guidelines, please contact Steve Bergen, Dean of Students, at (626) 799-9121 ext. 227.

Formal Uniform
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Fitness & Wellness Uniform
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Blazer, Jackets & Sweatshirts
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Skirts and/or Dress
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Pants
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Shirts
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Shoes
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Socks, Tights & Leggings
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iMSS Login Tips
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.
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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.
Fall Athletics Tryouts
Cross Country
Every afternoon from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Meet in the foyer of the gym at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14. Coach Eric Sun will hand out full instructions for all new runners joining the team. Practices include Saturday mornings.

Golf
All potential golfers please meet in the gym at 2:45 on Monday, Aug. 14. Coach Brennan will transport the players to Altadena Country Club daily for practices. Practice on the range is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. New players without clubs may borrow a set from Mayfield during the tryout period.

Tennis
Meet at the Arroyo Racquet Center at 7:20 a.m. for a 7:30-9:30 a.m. practice daily from Monday, Aug. 14. Players need their own tennis racquets please.

Volleyball
All new players as well as returning Frosh and JV players will have tryouts on Monday, Aug. 14. from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Any potential Varsity players will be moved into the Varsity practice time of 5:00-7:00 p.m. Practices will be every afternoon from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for both Frosh and JV, and 5:00-7:00 p.m. for Varsity. Volleyball players need knee pads and ankle guards (if you normally wear them.)

Mandatory Athletics Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 23
The information meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 23 is mandatory for ALL athletes and at least one parent/guardian. Athletes will not be allowed to play on a team if their parent/guardian does not attend the meeting.
Conservatory for the Arts Auditions
Audition Schedule
Auditions for all interested and current Conservatory members begin on Monday, Aug. 14. Please contact the appropriate Conservatory instructor for audition requirements and to see whether you need to set up an audition time.

Dance Conservatory Auditions

8/14/2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Gym - Dance Studio
Contact: Denise Leitner

Instrumental Music Conservatory Auditions
8/15/2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Students are to prepare two short contrasting pieces (or a part of a larger work) of their choice. Each piece should be about 2-3 minutes long. 
Location: Music Room
Contact: Christin Hablewitz

Theatre Conservatory Auditions
8/16/2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Pike Auditorium
Contact: Sam Robinson

Creative Writing Conservatory Consultations

8/16/2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Contact: Kimberly Gomez
Important Dates
Admitted Students Open House
3/8/2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Strub - Living Room - Living Rm
Contact: Merilisa Ramirez

Admissions Registration Deadline
3/12/2018
Contact: Merilisa Ramirez

Blazer Fittings & Placement Exams
4/14/2018
Contact: Merilisa Ramirez

New Student/Parent Orientation
5/1/2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Strub - Living Room - Living Rm
Contact: Merilisa Ramirez
Attendance FAQ
Q. What time does the school day start?
A. Classes begin at 7:50 AM every school day. We strongly suggest that students arrive before 7:45 AM.

Q. What time does the school day end?
A. The regular school day ends at 3:00 PM every day except Tuesday, when the school day ends at 2:25 PM. Conservatory classes meet 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM except on Tuesdays when they meet 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Q. 
How does drop-off and pick-up work?
A. 
Between 7:20 AM and 7:50 AM and between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM (2:00 PM and 2:30 PM on Tuesdays) cars must enter the campus through the Bellefontaine Street gates turning right only. Drivers should follow the direction of staff members—exiting onto Grand Ave. Please remember to drive slowly through the neighborhood and do not use your cell phone while driving.

Q. What do I do if my daughter will be late or absent?
A. Please email Cathy Cota, our School Nurse, or call her at (626) 799-9121 ext. 205 by 9:00 a.m.

Q. What do I do if my daughter must leave school early?
A. Please send a note explaining the reason for an early dismissal to school with your daughter. She will present this note to Cathy Cota, our School Nurse, before school starts to obtain an Early Dismissal Slip. She will give the Early Dismissal Slip to the teacher whose class she will be leaving early. You and your daughter are to meet in the Health Office in Strub Hall (Room 205) so you can sign her out.

Q. How do I get involved as a parent?
A. We welcome our parents to become involved at Mayfield! There are many parent volunteer opportunities, including the Parents Board, the Booster Club and the Patrons for the Arts.