SINK OR SWIM - A Viking's First Tradition

Mary G. Montgomery High School
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Registration closes when spots are filled or by no later than June 20.


MGM’s Sink or Swim prepares incoming freshmen for life as a Viking. Freshmen who attend will:

o Become familiar with the campus before classes begin
o Learn about the traditions and procedures of high school
o Meet and connect with MGM students and faculty
o Discover opportunities in leadership, service, extracurricular activities, & sports
o Feel prepared and excited to be part of the Viking family
o Receive lunch and a t-shirt


Are freshmen required to attend?
Freshmen are not required to attend, but participation is highly recommended. Space is limited.

How do I register?
Pay on e-Funds at the link below and complete the registration form at the link below. Registration will close as soon as the limited spots are filled or by no later than June 20.

How much does it cost?
$25 – The fee must be paid through e-Funds on the school website before completing the online registration form. The fee is non-refundable. Students will receive a t-shirt and lunch. If your student has dietary restrictions, they may bring their own lunch.

How do I pay on e-Funds?
Go to the MCPSS e-funds website. There is a link below. Scroll down and click on "Pay for MGM Sink or Swim". Click "Continue as guest" since 8th graders are not students at MGM yet. Make the payment. Be sure to print your digital receipt or record your confirmation number because you must have the confirmation to complete the online registration form. 

Is transportation provided?
Transportation is not provided. Students should be dropped off and picked up at the school auditorium. Students will not be allowed in the auditorium before 8:00 A.M. and will not have supervision before 8:00 A.M. or after 2:00 P.M.

Do students have to be in uniform?
Students do not have to dress in school uniform for Sink or Swim, but they must be dressed appropriately for school. Tank tops and extremely short shorts are not allowed. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended for camp activities. Students will receive a Sink or Swim shirt at check-in that they are encouraged to wear during the day.

Is this the same as schedule pickup?
This is NOT the same event as schedule pickup. Freshmen will not receive their class schedules at Sink or Swim, so students should attend the regular schedule pickup at their designated time of school registration.


For more information contact Ms. Miller at