Principal’s Message: May 3-7

Hello Percy Priest families!  This is Dr. Young with some important information about upcoming school events.

Spring MAP testing in Reading and Math will begin this week.  The MAP test is conducted in the fall, winter, and spring to measure student growth throughout the year.  These results also provide teachers with important data on student progress.  Families please encourage your student to put forth their best effort on these exams and please reach out to your student’s teacher with any questions about the MAP schedule.

Earlier this week, the district sent out a message related to MNPS virtual school as an option for families entering 4th-12th grade that wish to remain virtual next year.  There will not be a Percy Priest based virtual option next school year.  To learn more about MNPS Virtual School, please visit or attend the next live event on Wednesday, May 5th at 1PM.

On Monday, May 3rd our PTO will be hosting a dine-out fundraiser from 11AM-9PM at Shake Shack in Green Hills.  We hope you can participate, enjoy a night eating out, and support our PTO.

Families please visit for more information about our partnership with Meharry Medical College, including information related to our random testing procedure.  The consent form for student random testing is also available on the site and the form can be completed online or printed and returned to the school at any time.

The district’s Promising Scholars summer program will run June 7 through July 2 and is open to all MNPS students in grades K-12 at no cost to families.  Registration for the program will close on May 5th.  Percy Priest will not be a hub location, but our students will enjoy all the benefits of the program at a nearby school.  Please visit for more information.

Families please continue to help us to stop the spread of Covid-19 by remembering the following:

· Before students leave for school, families should check them for symptoms of COVID-19. If your student or someone else at home has a temperature of 100.4 or above, new cough, shortness of breath, sudden loss of taste or smell, or other COVID-19 symptoms, you must keep them at home.

·All students and staff are required to wear masks throughout their day at school.

· To protect the safety of students and staff, no visitors, including parents or guardians, will be allowed into the school at this time.

Remember to check out our PTO grade-level newsletters at for more information about upcoming school events.

Thank you and have a great weekend.

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