weekly school News
1. #thankfulThursday: The office staff would like your help in recognizing our staff. Please take a few moments and use the link below to provide some encouragement to those folks that are making a major difference in your child's future. These comments can be anonymous, or you can provide your name. The office staff will use the provided comments every Thursday for our #thankfulThursday movement. The attached form can be completed, as little or often as you like, throughout the entire school year. We appreciate your support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!
A couple of positive comments already submitted:
"I appreciate the additional work and cleaning that the custodial staff did over break."
"A big thanks to the cafeteria staff for packing lunches last week and for taking the time on Monday to distribute them to local families."
2. Extended E-Learning Information:
This coming week teachers will communicate an instructional plan and a schedule of his or her office hours to you. Please be patient with them as we work to get better at providing access to learning opportunities for students and families. Your teachers will be available during office hours and on email and messaging apps that they already use to deliver information and content.
Monday (3/30/20) will be a waiver day for students so there will be no lessons or learning opportunities sent to families. Beginning on Tuesday, March 31 through Friday, April 3, teachers will push out learning opportunities to families each day and be available for identified office hours.
Beginning the week of April 6, new learning opportunities will be made available for students and families on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. No new content/opportunities will be pushed out on Wednesdays, but teachers will maintain office hours that will be communicated to you by your teacher.
3. Food Service Meal Kits: For the time being, this service will continue on Mondays. Please see the flyer below for more information on this opportunity for GC families.
4. Tech Support Clinic: The Tech department will have a "drive through clinic" at GCHS for parents who need chargers, device swaps etc., or for devices that may have become broken or non functional over break.
They will host the clinic at the main Greenfield-Central High School entrance on Monday from 1-3pm. Please follow the instructions when you arrive.
5. AskRose Homework Help: This may be an even more important resource in light of our current situation. Trained Rose-Hulman tutors provide free help to students in math and science. This support is available Sunday-Thursday, 7pm to 10pm (877-Ask-Rose), and they have now added the hours of 12pm-3pm to accommodate e-learning needs.
6. Cancelled MIS Events:
- Onsite learning through May 1, 2020
- Standardized testing: IREAD, ILEARN and IAM (local assessments such as NWEA and weekly tests will be decided later)
- Any onsite events or field trips at Maxwell until the building reopens
- Spring Book Fair at Maxwell
- Grandparents' Day Luncheons
7. Assistance Request: If you need assistance or have a concern, please contact your child's teacher, our school social worker, the assistant principal or the principal. Phone calls to MIS are not currently being answered. Please use the link below for staff email addresses or utilize your teacher's messaging system.
8. Quarter 3 Report Card: There has been a slight adjustment to the Q3 Report Cards Reporting Schedule. These will now be posted to the Parent Portal on Monday, April 6, 2020.
9. Current 5th Grade Student Music Information:
Choir: Please see the choir sign-up sheet for more details. At this time, we would ask that you email Mrs. Beuoy at email@example.com if your child plans to participate in this course next year. This is important so that we can start building class schedules for next year.
Band: Mrs. Basso has created the list of interested students. We will work on rescheduling the instrument testing once things return to "normal".
10. Digital Citizenship: With learning taking place from home, students may be more likely to spend additional non-educational time on their electronic devices. We are providing parents and guardians with a few useful tips in regards to internet and social media safety.
11. Camp Invention: At this time, the 2020 camp is still planned for July 13-17th at J.B. Stephens Elementary from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per child is $235. The camp is for children entering grade K-6. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Mrs. Lisa Leliaert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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