A May 14 update for Middle School families

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Dear Middle School families,

We hope this finds you and your families happy, healthy, and safe. We wanted to share the following middle school updates:

Due to the delay of the fourth marking period, we did not complete progress reports electronically.  However, we have sent letters this week to those students who have completed less than 50 percent of their work, and/or those who have not been putting forth an appropriate effort.  Should you receive this correspondence, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher for more specific information.  Please note, mailings may take longer than normal for arrival.

While we are aware that these are challenging times, please know that our faculty stands at the ready to assist you in any way we can. It is important for our students to complete their work to the best of their ability.  All subjects are equally important and it is essential for student participation.

For Your Information:
Locker cleanout:  We are working on plans for academic and physical education locker pick ups.  The plan will be communicated once finalized. Thank you for your continued patience.

Good news: We are happy to acknowledge student effort and hard work.  Please read below to see how the middle school is honoring student successes. We are proud of you!

    • Honor Roll:   Quarter 3 Honor Roll “Congratulatory Letters of Achievement” will be mailed within the next two weeks.  Congratulations in advance to those recipients for their hard work and dedication.  Again be reminded that mailings may take longer than normal.
    • PBIS postcards: These are extraordinary times and we are recognizing extraordinary efforts for students who have been diligent in completing their work.  Post cards will be sent to students who have been identified as “going above and beyond” in their classes.

Great opportunity for young and old: If you haven’t had an opportunity, please view the video produced by our librarian, Maggie Spicehandler, telling the story of a West African folktale titled “Abiyoyo.” We can all benefit from a great story, especially when narrated by talented storytellers and musicians.  For young and old, click on the following link to watch this video:  Abiyoyo

Choose kindness:  Reach out to someone who you haven’t talked to in a while to check-in.  It will brighten their day and bring a smile to their face.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful week and that you enjoy your weekend too.  As a reminder, for those experiencing difficulty or extenuating circumstances, please reach out to your child’s counselor or administration.  We would like to help with any challenging situations you may be experiencing.

Well Wishes,

Michael Larsen

Steve Caldwell
Assistant Principal

Thomas Rickard
Assistant Principal