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Mayfield Senior School

500 Bellefontaine Street Pasadena, CA 91005

P: (626) 799-9121

F: (626) 799-8576

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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 be adding answers to more frequently asked questions as the new school year approaches.

We have also highlighted some important upcoming dates for 9th-grade families, some of which require online RSVP or registration. (The full school calendar will be posted online in mid-July. In the meantime, you can download a PDF of important dates for the 2017-18 school year.)
Freshman Parent Information Sessions
Please RSVP for one of these two information sessions.
These informal meetings will give you the opportunity to hear from administrators and ask questions in person.

Session A:
Wednesday, July 19
8:30 to 9:30 AM
Student Commons
  OR         
Session B:
Wednesday, July 19
5:00 to 6:00 PM  
Student Commons

If you have any questions about these parent events, please contact Lisa Hernandez at (626) 799-9121 ext. 213.
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. (More detailed information to follow.)
Required Freshman Tech Orientation Sessions
Tech Orientation Sign-up
These two-hour tech orientation sessions are available on the following dates:
  • Thursday, July 13 | 11 a.m.
  • Monday, July 17 | 11 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15 | 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 | 10 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 17 | 10 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m.
Please register online for your preferred session. Students, please note that we are an Apple-use school and that you must bring your iPad, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to the session.
If you have any questions about the tech orientation, please contact Ashley Miller in our IT Department at (626) 799-9121 ext. 248.
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. (Click the "Read More" link below for a detailed description of uniform guidelines.)
  • 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.)
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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
Fall Sports Tryouts run the entire week beginning Monday, Aug. 14
All athletes wanting to play tennis, volleyball, cross country and golf must be in attendance the entire week. All Magnus Health forms must be completed before an athlete may try out. Please contact Director of Athletics Lynda Gilbert at (626) 799-9121 ext. 242 with any questions. Learn more about the Mayfield athletics program.

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
Summer@Mayfield
6/19/2017
   to 7/28/2017
Contact: Jade Stewart

Fall Sports Tryouts
8/14/2017
   to 8/18/2017
These tryouts are mandatory for all athletes wishing to be on a tennis, volleyball, golf or cross country team. 
Contact: Lynda Gilbert
More Details

Conservatory Auditions
8/14/2017 1:00 PM
   to 8/16/2017 3:00 PM
Contact: Sam Robinson
More Details

Athletics Information Night for 2017-18
8/23/2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
This meeting is mandatory for ALL athletes and at least one parent/guardian.
Location: Gym - Gym - Gym
Contact: Lynda Gilbert
More Details

Freshman Orientation (Day 1 of 2)
8/24/2017
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Contact: Merilisa Ramirez
More Details

Freshman Orientation (Day 2 of 2)
8/25/2017
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
The entire freshman class will participate in a morning of service.
Location: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Contact: Laura Grimm

First Day of School
8/28/2017

Freshman Parent Coffee
9/14/2017
8:15 AM
Location: Hayden - Student Commons - Stud Comm
Contact: Allison Barnes

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.