Pine Hollow Middle School

Summer News: June 24, 2020

Dear Parents,

Regardless of how school looks this coming year, one of our main staff goals is to continue to focus on equity, diversity, justice, and racism. Although we've been working on these issues as a staff over the last few years, we plan to increase our commitment moving forward. We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and equitable experience at Pine Hollow so that all students and families feel welcomed and supported.


If you want to talk with your child about these issues, please check out this great page: Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids. And, if you are interested in seeing a couple of the great organizations that our staff utilizes, please visit these sites: Center for Racial Justice in Education and Teaching Tolerance.


Please let me know if you have any questions or need any support. Thank you,


Ben Campopiano
Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School
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MDUSD's Roadmap to Reopen

The school district has created a new page on their website, "Roadmap to Reopen." This page gives you timelines, task force information, and board presentations about the plans for starting school in August. There is also a parent survey that all families need to complete so that MDUSD knows your preferences for schooling in the fall. Click here to view the page and take the survey.

Pine Hollow's Summer Teams

I'm excited to announce that we have 15 staff members volunteering this summer to prepare for the fall reopening! Because we know this will be a unique year, we have three teams that are working on the following areas of focus for both traditional and distance learning scenarios. This is a huge undertaking and I'm so grateful for their hard work!


CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION TEAM

  • Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Classroom Management

  • Team Building and Collaboration

  • Interventions and Supports

  • Grading

  • Homework

  • Late Work

  • Assessments and Testing

  • Equity


CULTURE AND COMMUNITY TEAM

  • Transitioning to New Era

  • Mental Health

  • School Spirit

  • Student Rewards and Honors

  • Communication

  • Equity and Current Events


LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS TEAM

  • Health and Safety

  • Staff Conventions

  • Staff Expectations

  • Staff Protocols

  • Student Equity

  • Student Expectations

  • Schoolwide Procedures and Guidelines

PTSA Support Needed

Thank you for taking these steps to support the PTSA! We need everyone's support and this will just take a few minutes of your time!

Other Important Notes

A few other important things to know: