Letter from the MC Principal

Hello Middle School Family,

Today, Friday, March 15th is our asynchronous learning day. Students are at home (the school building is closed today) working on assignments that are posted on Google Classroom. Assignments in each of their 4 A-day classes, Advisory, and Power30 were posted starting at 8 am. This is also a great day for students to be catching up on work if they need to. Teachers are in the building having a work day and students should be at home working as well. The teachers are definitely appreciative of having this time to plan, grade, and meet.

Shout out to the cast and crew of Matilda Jr.! I heard that the first night was a success. I look forward to checking out tonight’s show.

In advisory this week your students are preparing for their student-led conferences. Those conferences will be occurring next week. Your students’ advisors have been reaching out to schedule conferences with you so hopefully you’re all set for next week.

During the conference your students will be sharing information with you about the learning goals they have set as well as the progress that they have made on those goals. Your students have also received feedback on how they have been doing in class since the end of the semester. At the end of semester one in December, your students’ teachers wrote narrative reports about your student’s class performance that included an area of strength and an area of growth for your student. In the last few weeks teachers took a look back at those semester narratives and gave your students feedback on whether they have shown growth in the last nine weeks based on taking the feedback they received at the end of semester one.

Teachers also reported on the Commitment to Guiding Principles grades that your students have earned this Spring. These grades are very important, because when a student is committing to being Prepared, Responsible, and Respectful in the classroom these qualities lead to academic success. If a student is struggling in these areas it is hard for them to be successful academically, so it is important to pay attention to these scores.

These reports will be uploaded into ManageBac next week. I will send out an email when they are ready. In the meantime, you will be able to get some quality updates on how your student is doing during their conference next week.

As always if you have any questions feel free to reach out.

Kind regards,