MOT Charter School’s Handbook outlines the rules and expectations for appropriate conduct in our school. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: academic, attendance, dress code, bus safety, technology use, health & safety policies; and details the consequences for infractions. The handbook is required by state law and is intended to promote a positive learning environment and safe schools. We ask that all parents/guardians review this information with their student in order to promote understanding and compliance.
K-8 Academy Campus Hours
Doors open for students at 8:15 am. Students report to their homeroom or assigned first block classroom. Students are marked late and must be signed in by a parent if they arrive after 8:25 am.
Last period ends at 3:25 pm at which time the students are dismissed to buses, cars and after school activities. Buses leave the property typically by 3:45 pm. No student may be in the building or on the campus after hours unless they are being supervised in a school activity, club or sport. The K-8 building closes at 5:00 pm, all students must be picked up at this time.
High School Campus Hours
Doors open for students at 7:15am. Students report to first block (Period 1 on Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Period 5 on Tuesday/Thursday). Students are marked late and must be signed in by a parent if they arrive after 7:25 am.
Last period ends at 2:25 pm at which time the students are dismissed to buses, cars and after school activities. Buses leave the property promptly at 2:30 pm. No student may be in the building or on the campus after hours unless they are being supervised in a school activity, club or sport. The high school building closes at 4:30 pm, all students must be picked up at this time. Please be prompt in picking your child up after school activities so that our faculty may be on time for their family needs.
In order to keep students focused on academics, MOT Charter requires students to wear only school dress code items during the school day. On announced days, students may have a full dress down day. Please refer to the campus specific Family Handbook for detailed dress code information, at an overview we require:
K-8 Academy Campus: Long or short sleeve collar polo in navy, red, white, or yellow; no logo is required on shirts. Long sleeve shirts (of any color) may not stick out from under short sleeves. Pants, shorts or skirts must be navy or khaki color. School fleeces, sweaters or vest outwear are part of the uniform-compliant items you can purchase from our vendors for temperature control. Other outerwear, including spirit wear/team sweatshirts, denim jackets, etc. are not permitted.
High School Campus: Long or short sleeve collar polo in black, navy, red, white, or green WITH a school logo is required on shirts. Long sleeve shirts (of any color) may not stick out from under short sleeves. Pants, shorts or skirts must be black, navy or khaki color. School fleeces, sweaters or vest outwear are part of the uniform-compliant items you can purchase from our vendors for temperature control. Other outerwear, including spirit wear/team sweatshirts, denim jackets, etc. are not permitted.
At the High School campus only, Fridays are Spirit Wear Days. Students are permitted to wear their official MOT Spirit wear tops (sweatshirts, team shirts, MOT hoodies, club shirts, etc.). Dress code pants are still required on Friday Spirit Wear Days.
Learning Management Systems
MOT Charter School uses web-based learning management systems (LMS) to allow students easier access to the resources they need to be successful scholars. Benefits of these systems include: access to information 24 hours/day - 7 days/week from any location; centralized location for study materials and/or assignments and increased communication & collaboration with teachers and classmates.
For parents/guardians these systems provide the ability to view student registration, scheduling, grades, attendance, letter day, bus and grade information. Confidential username and password information is sent home at the beginning of the school year. Contact the main office if there are issues with your username or password.
Many of the tools we use allow "push" notifications, we encourage families to review the user guides and setup Alerts & Notifications in order to receive important communications in a timely manner.
Home Access Center (HAC) and Schoology are our primary LMS tools, please see below for more information.
Schoology is a dynamic learning management solution (LMS) designed to give faculty and students the ability to teach, learn, communicate, collaborate, grade, annotate student work, and give feedback anytime, anywhere.and on any device. For parents, Schoology allows 24-7 access to view student registration, scheduling, attendance, assignment, and grade information; as well as a method to easily communicate with faculty.
Once you have received your log in information, follow the initial login instructions to setup your account. If your log in information was misplaced or lost, please contact your student’s teacher or the front office.
Click this link to learn more about Schoology Setup & Navigation – while you are logged in please ensure you are setup for Schoology Notifications, these notifications will automatically send you information about your child. If you already know your way around, visit MOT Schoology.
HOME ACCESS CENTER (HAC)
Home Access Center (HAC) allows parents/guardians the ability to view student registration, scheduling, attendance, letter day, bus and grade information. While you are in HAC, PLEASE GO INTO YOUR PREFERENCES AND ELECT TO RECEIVE ATTENDANCE ALERTS. For students at our K-8 campus, parents can receive attendance notifications when their child is reported absent from school and HAC push notifications (text or email) are the most efficient way to receive timely information.
NOTE: Home Access works best in Internet Explorer and is not Safari (MAC) friendly, therefore it may not work and/load properly if you are using the Safari browser from a MAC.
Students who live within the Appoquinimink School District will be picked up and dropped off at the closest stop to the student’s home. In most cases this is located at the front of the student’s development or the closest development.
Students who live outside of the Appoquinimink School District must be able to provide transportation at drop off and pick up times to and from one of the designated bus hub stops (hub stops/times are subject to change, list provided as general reference only).
BUS RIDERS - Hub Stops
K-8 ACADEMY CAR RIDERS
Student Morning Drop-off: Car riders should be dropped-off between 8:15 am and 8:23 am in front of our building. Students should only exit on the curb side of the vehicle. Please wait for the car ahead to leave and do not pull out and around. If your child will be delayed in exiting the vehicle, please circle around again. If they need help unloading items, please park in the front parking lot and help them unload from there. Students are marked late and must be signed in by a parent if they arrive after 8:25 am.
Student Afternoon Pick-up: Car riders will be sent to the South Wing Lobby to wait to be called for dismissal. Parents/guardians should remain in their car, waiting along the curb aligning the gym (playground side of the building) for your child(ren) to be called to your car. If the curb along the gym is full, please wait in the back lot and pull your car up to the gym curb as directed by our staff. Once you have moved from the back lot to the gym curb your child will be called to your car. As you leave the pickup car line, please follow staff traffic instructions and if directly, proceed slowly past the bus line and exit the campus. If buses are ready to dismiss, you may be asked to wait. PLEASE STAY AWARE AND DRIVE SLOWLY, we have students and staff on the sidewalks and sometimes walking across the parking lot in designated walkways.
HIGH SCHOOL CAR RIDERS
Student Drop-off and Pick-up: Car riders should be dropped-off between 7:15 am and 7:23 am in the circle in front of our building. Students should only exit on the curb side of the vehicle. Please wait for the car ahead to leave and do not pull out and around. If your child will be delayed in exiting the vehicle, please circle around again. If they need help unloading items, please park in the front parking lot and help them unload from there. Students are marked late and must be signed in by a parent if they arrive after 7:25 am.
Car riders will be dismissed from the front of the building at dismissal. Please park in the front lot and wait for your child, do not wait in the fire lane.
Come up the school drive way, turn right in front of the building, then immediately turn right in to the front parking lot. Drive through the front parking lot to the far end, remaining in line, and when space becomes available in the front circle/fire lane, please exit the parking area by making a left and coming back to the circle. Do not park or wait in the front driveway or front circle. Drop off only in the circle.
There should only be one lane of traffic, do not pass in the circle, do not park or stop alongside another vehicle. Pull up, drop off, and drive on.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DRIVERS
Student drivers MUST complete a High School Driver Permission form and return to the High School Front Office with the parking permit fee in order to obtain their parking sticker. Parking stickers MUST BE DISPLAYED and student's MUST PARK in their assigned parking spot. Failure to obtain a permit and follow student parking requirements may result in a loss of school property parking privileges.
STUDENT DRIVERS - Dismissal
Leaving Student Driver lot - Do NOT enter traffic between buses, drivers should begin leaving AFTER the buses have left the lot. Exit the driveway by AG Waters field driving in front of the school building as you exit. Be careful for students crossing and parent pick-ups exiting the front circle.
K-8 Academy Yearbook
Visit https://permission.click/rqjvn/us to order your yearbook and/or advertisement.
All advertisements, and pictures if applicable, are due by November 22nd - due to production deadlines we cannot accept any late submissions. If you are purchasing an 8th grade ad, all pictures will need to be emailed to Jessica.email@example.com no later than November 22nd. This is also the final date to order your yearbook at an "early order" discounted price. Note: For personal ads, please limit the ad to 200 characters and for 8th grade ads, please limit to 250 characters. Too many characters causes the font to be very small.
Please contact our Yearbook Advisor, Jessica Priester, with any questions Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your pictures
The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.
Click on the "Replay It" button above to upload your pictures today (password: Mustangs)
NOTE: The Yearbook Staff will review all photos for design quality and appropriateness and determine final yearbook content. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the yearbook.
High School Yearbook
The cost for the High School yearbook is $50.00, there is an additional charge of $6.00 for the Personalization Package. Orders must be placed by February. You can order online through Jostens.