68th Issue, March 12, 2021
March 16 - day 1 of Parent Teacher Conferences, 4pm to 8pm
March 17 - day 2 of Parent Teacher Conferences, 4pm to 8pm
March 19 - No School
March 22 - March 26 - Spring Break
April 6-8 - MAP Testing for virtual students
April 13-16 - MAP Testing for students attending school in person
April 20 - MAP make ups
April 16 - Hixson Summer Academy registration closes
May 26 - Virtual 8th grade Promotion Ceremony
A Note from the Principal
With spring rapidly approaching, we know that students will want to socialize with one another outside of school. I want to reiterate the importance of mask wearing, hand sanitizing/washing, and social distancing as much as possible in the remaining months of school. This is the support we need from our school community in order to reduce quarantines and keep all students in the responsive program in school as much as possible. Additionally, there are a few points that I'd like to make today.
- There is no COVID-19 outbreak at Hixson Middle School.
- If you have questions about quarantines or other information pertaining to Hixson, the best place to get your answers is straight from the source. Please feel free to reach out to me or other staff members to get your questions answered.
- We will follow the St. Louis County Health Department's guidelines for isolations and quarantines until we are told otherwise.
- Individual schools do not set the health and safety guidelines, nor do we have the power to change the guidelines.
- We appreciate parents being kind to us when we have to call you to initiate a quarantine. Quarantines are not ideal for anyone, especially our students. We have been charged with the tremendous responsibility of keeping all students and staff safe during a global pandemic. We appreciate your patience and grace during this extremely difficult time.
- Our teachers are truly amazing. They are working very hard and appreciate your kind words whenever you can offer them.
Thank you for your continued support of Hixson Middle School!
Support for a Hixson family
Meal train: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/qm581l
3rd Quarter Grades are ready to view!
3rd Quarter grades have been updated and are now viewable on the portal.
Directions on viewing the report card may be found below, or by viewing the video at the following link: https://youtu.be/sMFJMqnlk2I
1. Visit https://sis.webster.k12.mo.us
2. Click on the “Parent” tab and log in with your username and password.
3. Click on the “Grades” button.
4. To view teacher comments and citizenship grades, click on the underlined grade for each class.
If you have any questions regarding your child's grades, please contact the classroom teacher.
Hixson Spirit Week!
Hixson Middle School Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner
Parent-teacher conferences are just around the corner and that means long days ahead for our teachers. Every year the PTO organizes an evening meal for the faculty and staff during parent-teacher conferences. This spring we will be serving tamales from the Tamale Man, beverages, snacks, and cookies for a quick meal on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. We need your help to make this all possible.
This year, due to Covid 19, the PTO will purchase all of the food and beverages for the meal. If you would like to help out, please contribute digitally through the PTO PayPal Link. We will also receive cash and check donations. Please bring any donations to the front office – folks in the office will place the money into an envelope for the PTO meal fund! Please mark your envelope "PTO Conference Meal Money".
Thank you for your generosity in supporting our teaching staff at Hixson Middle School!
Hixson Middle School PTO
SIgn Up for Parent Teacher Conferences
Hixson’s Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are March 16 and 17 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm via Zoom meetings. There is not as much time allotted for spring conferences as there is for fall conferences. Therefore, if you recently had a meeting with your child's teachers and/or do not have any concerns you need to discuss with your child’s teachers, we ask that you refrain from signing up for a conference at this time.
To sign up for a conference, please visit the following site:
Revised Plan for Supporting Quarantined Students
MAP Testing for Virtual Students
All virtual students will be spaced six feet apart during testing, and they will be required to wear masks and wash/sanitize their hands. More information is to come.
PTO Donation Request
From Nurse Hensley
Meet & Eat - Statesmen Do Lunch!
The Hixson counselors would like to invite our virtual students to “Meet and Eat: Statesmen Do Lunch!” Meet and Eat will be a weekly lunch that is held for our virtual students via Zoom. Our purpose is to help students with support and also give them time to socialize and play games with peers that are also virtual. The meetings will be held during all lunches on every Wednesday of the month and will begin next Wednesday on February 10th. Feel free to join with snacks or a meal for lunchtime.
Please also indicate your interest in participating by submitting this form to us. Parents, if you are filling out this form for your child, please respond to the questions as if you were your child. We will send the Zoom link to all students who sign up, so please sign up ASAP!
Attention 8th grade Parents!
As part of our 8th Grade Celebration, we will be showing a presentation with pictures of every student. We are asking parents for help by submitting 2 pictures of your child - one from their Kindergarten year and one from their 8th grade year. These do not have to be school pictures.
Please email your pictures to email@example.com by April 16th. To help with organizing all of these pictures, please:
Make sure your pictures are .png or .jpg files.
Name these files as:
LastName.FirstName-1 (Kindergarten), LastName.FirstName-2 (8th grade)
SIS and Canvas
Below is a link to the technology support ticket system we are utilizing to provide our learners and families with the most efficient system for submitting technology support requests. Use this site to submit your request when you are having issues with your student's equipment/access/accounts/etc.
Free Breakfast and Lunch for All WGSD Students
All Webster Groves School District students – whether in the Responsive Learning Plan or the Virtual Program -- continue to have access to FREE breakfast and FREE lunch Monday -Friday.
Meals are available for pick-up at Webster Groves High School and home delivery. Students who have opted for in person learning can choose their meal daily in the classroom.
For home delivery or meal pick up, please sign up using the below link
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org .