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Principal Welcome Back Letter

6th Grade Student Orientation Flyer

Student ScheduleAvailable on PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal on August 9th:  (Course Request Form must be completed by Friday, August 13th at 3:00 pm.)

Student Locker Assignment:  Available on PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal – view on Transportation link. Locker assignments cannot be viewed using mobile phone application.

Student Transportation Assignment:  Available on PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal.  Transportation assignments cannot be viewed using mobile phone application. (Student bus passes will be distributed on the first day of school during homeroom for bus riders only)

Transportation Procedure: Traffic Pattern for student AM Drop Off and PM Pick Up and bus arrivals and departures

Important Phone Numbers: Contact numbers for School Office / Attendance Line / Nurse’s Office / Athletics

Stay Connected by Subscribing to Middle School South Communication applications for real time events and important information.

  • Twitter:  follow us @HawthornMSS
  • School Messenger:application uses the email provided in the Parent Portal account. This tool will be used to share timely important information throughout the year.  If you sign up to use this tool you may need to check your Spam Folder as the first few messages could be directed to that folder.
  • Stay Connected: frequently visit our website and our online calendar at

Picture Day Information: Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Please click here for picture order information. 

Fall Sports Tryout Information:  (view for tryout dates and times prior to the first day of school)

MSS Activity & Clubs

After School Activity Bus Season 1:  (September 13, 2021 – October 29, 2021)

Meal Service: The District is continuing to provide breakfasts and lunches. For the latest updates and menus, visit the Meal Service webpage. Please use the LunchApplication to apply for free/reduced price meals for the USDA’s National School Lunch & School Breakfast programs. For any questions or assistance regarding free/reduced meal service, please contact Shari Niemesz at 847-990-4272.

Optional Student Accident Insurance:

      Online enrollment at www.k12specialmarkets.comor phone 800-727-7642 ext. 6103