Middle Campus Principal Letter

Hello Middle Campus Families,

It was great welcoming the students back into the building on Tuesday. It’s been a whole month since we’ve seen them last and I think we were all a bit rusty. We all spent some time getting reacclimated to our routines and procedures, and a few students had to be reminded of their schedules :-) All of that said, it was a good day. Students were masked up, and happy to see their peers and their teachers.

We began the day celebrating and learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during Morning Meeting while also giving students an opportunity to share about any service that they were involved in on Monday. Our Celebrations Committee led the charge as they led Morning Meeting – sharing facts students may have been less familiar with, such as Dr. King’s college fraternity, his use of the Green Book to travel safely through the Jim Crow South, and his work fighting housing discrimination in the city of Chicago.

Advisory and Morning Meeting are outstanding conduits for celebration, education, and social emotional learning. Stepping backwards a week, students did some reflecting on their learning over the first half of the year. Last week in advisory students took a look at their end of semester reports, and parents also received email alerts regarding semester reports and achievement levels being posted in ManageBac. If you have not seen your student’s report yet, please take a look in ManageBac. If you are having trouble getting logged in please reach out to Mike Boardman at mboardman@atlncs.org. 

Next week there will be an IB/MYP parent information session (with two timing options) on the topic of understanding your semester report so if you need some assistance please join us. There will be an evening session from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, January 25th and a morning option from 10-11am on Friday, January 28th. You can RSVP here – nothing binding, this just gives us an idea of how many people to expect. I will send out Zoom links later this week.

Have a great week and if you have any questions feel free to reach out.

Kind regards,

 

Mark