Mississinawa Valley

School District

From the Superintendent

Superintendent Messages

Dear Citizens,
It is hard to believe we have already completed the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year here at Mississinawa Valley.  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and I want to wish everyone in the Mississinawa Valley School District community a Happy New Year!  The start of 2018 has been a difficult one with the weather for we have used three calamity days, and had several delays.  We do not like delaying or closing school; however, our first concern is student safety.  I realize that delaying/closing causes inconvienances for parents/guardians, and our district tries to make the quickest decision possible so you can make arrangements for child care. 
If Mississinawa Valley School District misses more than five (5) calamity days, students in grades K-12 will start completing E-Day Assignments or Blizzard bags for the younger students for days #6, #7 and #8.  If we should happen to miss more than 8 days, we will make those days up in accordance to our make-up days on the school calendar. 
Mississinawa Valley held their second Waiver Day this past Tuesday for Teacher In-Service.  Our teachers are learning about the Universal Design for Learning and studying about what UDL is, and how to implement into their lessons.  Also, we had sessions on Curriculum Mapping and School Safety. 
I hope everyone has a great second semester, and please keep informed on everything that is happening at Mississinawa Valley.  IN February we will have two nights of conferences, and then we will be off school on Friday, February 16, 2018 and Monday, February 19, 2018. 
Doug Dunham
Mississinawa Valley School Superintendent  
School Closings and Delays Mississinawa Valley has implemented the Instant Connect Voice Dial System which is a great asset for parents and staff. Parents and students are also encouraged to listen to the radio or TV stations for the latest school delays, early release or closing information. A decision to delay or close school is usually made by 6:15 a.m. Parents should make pre-arranged plans for unscheduled emergencies.