Parents

Back to School

Welcome back to 500 Bellefontaine!

We can't wait to see you! School starts at 7:50 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.

We hope you had a fantastic summer and we look forward to hearing all about it.

Schedules & Books

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  • Student schedules available on iMSS

    Student schedules are now available to view on iMSSIf you need help accessing your schedule, please download these instructions for students [PDF] or instructions for parents [PDF].
    PLEASE NOTE: Our new 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.
    The NEW 2019-20 Block Schedule is also posted on the iMSS Resources page under School Forms & Handbook.
  • 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. For these reasons, students should request changes to their schedules for academic reasons only. The school cannot grant non-curricular requests.

    This year, students may request changes to their assigned course list between Monday, Aug. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 6. The add/drop request form can also be found on the iMSS Resources page under School Forms & Handbook. All forms must be completed in full and returned to Mrs. Treister by Sept. 6.
  • Buying Textbooks

    Textbooks are available online at Follett Virtual Campus. 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 overview and instructions as a PDF.)

    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!

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. 26, please contact School Nurse Cathy Cota at (626) 799-9121 ext. 205 for an extension. 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.

Policies & Procedures Reminders

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  • Attendance Policies & Procedures

    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 leave school is for family emergencies or medical appointments that cannot be scheduled after school. We ask that students do not make off-campus 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 on campus 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.
  • 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.
    • Dropping off or picking up students on Bellefontaine Street 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. 
    • Please do not make a u-turn in the middle of Bellefontaine or at the Grand Avenue intersection 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 stop signs 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. 

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. Orders placed during the summer will be fulfilled starting Aug. 19.
Scroll down for more specific uniform guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Abigail Shaw, Dean of Students, at (626) 799-9121 ext. 308.

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  • Formal Uniform

    Must be worn on all special occasions including liturgies and prayer services.
    • Box pleat brown & white skirt (no shorter than four inches above the knee)
    • White Oxford blouse/shirt shirt (short or long sleeved)
    • Brown Mayfield blazer
    • Brown or black loafers or flats
    • White knee-high socks or white tights
  • Fitness & Wellness Uniform

    Worn during appropriate classes, may not be worn during the day outside of class
    • White Mayfield Senior School t-shirt
    • Black Mayfield Senior School shorts and/or sweat pants
    • Mayfield red or white sweatshirt or sweater
    These items are available at the Cubs Store.
  • Blazer, Jackets & Sweatshirts

    MUST be Mayfield issued
    • Brown blazer (MUST be worn on formal uniform days)
      • Sweatshirts may not be worn under blazer on formal uniform days
    • Black down puffer jacket with Mayfield crest
      • Available from CKW by order only
    • Red or white Mayfield sweatshirt
    • Red or tan Mayfield fleece jacket
    • Red or black cardigan with Mayfield crest (from CKW)
    • Mayfield Athletics letterman sweater
    • Other Athletic/Conservatory/Club sweatshirts and jackets must be approved by the Dean of Students
    • Violations 
      • Wearing a sweatshirt without a polo or t-shirt underneath 
  • Skirts and/or Dress

    All options can be worn year round. ALL skirts should be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.
    • Box pleat brown & white skirt (REQUIRED — MUST be worn on formal uniform days)
    • Box pleat red & black skirt 
    • Monogrammed dress pinfeather blue 
  • Pants

    • CKW or similar khaki pants (no corduroy, no cargo)
  • Shirts

    Students MUST wear a collared shirt.
    • White Oxford shirt 
      • REQUIRED — MUST be worn on formal uniform days
      • Plain or with Mayfield Senior School crest
      • Short- or long-sleeved
    • White Polo
      • Plain or with Mayfield Senior School crest only
  • Shoes

    Shoes must be secure to foot, closed back and toe, cut below the ankle. Composition soles are highly recommended due to the school’s hardwood and marble floors.
    • Brown or black loafers or flats
      • REQUIRED — MUST be worn on formal uniform days
      • Brown, black or white saddle shoe OK
    • Tennis shoes
      • Brown, Black, Red, White, Navy, Grey
    • Rain boots
      • May only be worn on rainy days
    • Violations
      • High Heels, Platforms, Slippers, Backless Shoes, Moccasins, Uggs
  • Socks, Tights & Leggings

    • White knee-high socks or white tights
      • REQUIRED — MUST be worn on formal uniform days
    • White Socks
      • Must be visible
      • Manufacturer’s logo OK but must be predominantly white
    • Black leggings or black tights
      • May not be worn with Formal Uniform 
      • Leggings must be long enough to cover the ankle
    • Violations 
      • Sweat pants under skirts 
      • Leggings with logos or mesh panels
      • Tights with printed designs 
      • Black socks
      • Socks with designs or colors

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What time does the school day start?

    Classes begin at 7:50 a.m. every school day. We strongly suggest that students arrive before 7:45 a.m.
  • Q: What time does the school day end?

    The regular school day ends at 3:00 PM every day except Tuesday, when the school day ends at 2:25 p.m. Conservatory classes meet 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. except on Tuesdays when they meet 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Q: How does drop-off and pick-up work?

    Between 7:20 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. and between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 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?

    Please email School Nurse Cathy Cota 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?

    Please send a note explaining the reason for an early dismissal to school with your daughter. She will present this note to School Nurse Cathy Cota 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?

    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.

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.