Plan Ahead for a Successful Start!
Step One: Register
Online registration is available if your child is returning to Mears.
In-Person registration is necessary for students who are new to the district or have moved during the summer.
Step Two: Sign up for Panther Camp
Panther Camp has not, yet, been scheduled for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is Panther Camp? Panther Camp is an opportunity for kids to become familiar with the most stressful parts of the first weeks of school. Activities such as opening their locker, finding all of their classrooms, meeting other kids, procedures in the locker rooms, signing up for sports, extra curricular activities, what to do once you reach the lunchroom, and more are covered during Panther Camp. There is a $10.00 fee for Panther Camp; this fee provides a small snack and a Mears t-shirt.
When is Panther Camp? Panther Camp is held in August just before school starts. It is offered on two different days and prospective students should sign up for only ONE day. The camp starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 11:30 AM. Kids can be dropped off and picked up in the east side parking lot near the rear of the building. Parents are invited to meet in the library with Mears Principals, Eric Backman and Michael Scott, for a short Q&A session at 11:00am.
Step Three: Determine your Bus Route
To determine your child's bus route please go to the district Transportation page. Enter your address and wait for the map.
Step Four: Teams
Teams are back at Mears! A team is a group of core teachers who share the same 135 students. This creates a smaller learning community for students, allows collaboration of curriculum units, and it gives teachers the ability to analyze and discuss data on their shared students. The theme for team names this school year is: glaciers. Visit the Teams page for a list of team names, team colors, teacher's names, and glacier locations. Most students can determine which team they are on using the name of their science teacher, there are some exceptions.
Step Five: School Supplies
Supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year have not yet been determined. The link below goes to last school years recommendations.
Supply lists by team at Mears. Use your child's science teacher to determine what team they are on.
Step Six: Sports and Activities
Go to the Activities & Sports page to see the schedule of when each sport or activity is offered, to find the requirements of participation and links to any forms.