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IMPORTANT INFO - 8th Grade Promotion

Dear 8th Grade Families,

I truly hope that you enjoyed your time with the virtual promotion video last night! I watched with my family and we cheered for various friends and teachers as they appeared in the ceremony. Although this wasn’t ideal, and certainly not what we’d hoped for our 8th graders at the start of the year, I’m pleased with the result. Again, I want to thank all the participants for making this a special event.

And another silver lining…#noairhorns.



Downloading of the video is now available with this new link and password through June 30, 2020.

  • Password: NoMorePublicAccess


Optional Photos from Promotion Kit Pick-Up

Here is the link for the 2020 MBMS photos from Monday, June 8th

  • The photos are in chronological order of your arrival.
  • Your photo can be downloaded at NO CHARGE. This is the digital file or electronic copy of the photo that you can save to your phone or computer.  There is a downward facing arrow below the photo to download.
  • Printed photos are also available through this site, but you can get the digital download without a cost as a remembrance of the day.

Congratulations to the Manhattan Beach Middle School 8th Grade Class!




Video Tribute

One way to celebrate the evening is to take advantage of the Tribute offer through Balfour, our yearbook publisher. Prepare a special congratulatory message from family and friends and surprise your 8th grader with it on the night of promotion. For more information, see attached.


MCHS Spirit Wear

Mira Costa Spirit Wear is the perfect promotion gift for your 8th grader.  Mira Costa ASB has stock available now for your gift giving.  Orders can be placed over the phone and picked up.  See the flyer and contact ASB Accountant Donna Cessor for purchase assistance. 310-251-0027  


June 8 -- Waves in the Drive Thru Zone at MBMS

At your designated textbook return time, please feel free to bring your 8th grader for one last ride in front of MBMS. While we rapidly remove textbooks from your trunk and place 8th grade promotion materials in your trunk, there will be an air of festivity to salute our 8th graders. If you like, decorate your car in honor of your 8th grader.

Promotion materials will include:

  • Promotion Certificate
  • President’s Award (if applicable)
  • A promotion sign to decorate your door, window or any area you choose
  • A beach towel
  • A sweet treat
  • Promotion program

Safety First:

  • Please follow the directions and flow of traffic in the attached map.
    • Note that a left turn from Redondo Ave. is legal though discouraged due to the possibility of a line forming on Redondo.   
  • Parent and student must arrive inside car with windows and sunroof closed.
  • Parent and student must wear masks upon arrival if you choose to put your window down during the photo opp.
  • Only the student may get out of the car with mask intact for the quick photo opp, which will be taken by a photographer and made available afterward to download via a link. Parents must remain in car.
  • Photo opp limited to one student per photo only – no parents or friends.
  • After pick-up of items, stay the left to exit, stay to the right for photo opp.
  • We would ask that as you proceed through following the above guidelines and model patience.


I look forward to our simultaneous celebrations on June 10. Though we won’t be together at MBMS, we’ll be together in spirit.