Manitou Springs Middle School
October 9th, 2020
Dear Manitou Springs Middle School Families,
I hope this newsletter finds you well. Our teachers are working hard to prepare meaningful remote lessons for your children. We talked yesterday in a staff meeting about how our students are the best. I thank you for your enduring support.
1. Parent Teacher Conferences October 22nd & 23rd
Families will have an opportunity to have a virtual conference with teachers. Conferences will last approximately 15 minutes. We ask that students join parents and teachers for each conference. Links to sign up for conferences are at the bottom of this newsletter.
2. Remote learning schedule
During remote learning, students will follow their daily schedule listed below. Please log into each class via Google Meet at the beginning of your block to check in with your teacher and see your classmates. Google Meet links will be in the Announcements section of each teacher’s Canvas page. Live instruction will last 20 to 30 minutes, but teachers will be available for the entire class time to answer questions.
3. PSAT 8 testing
On Wednesday, October 14th, all 8th graders will take the PSAT 8. This will be an in person assessment. FuelEd 8th grade students also take the PSAT 8. Backpacks and electronics are not allowed in the testing environment and should be left at home. Email our assistant principal, Mrs. Bartlett, with questions: email@example.com
4. Green & Gold Spirit Day
Next Friday, October 16th, is a Green and Gold virtual spirit day. Students are encouraged to wear green and gold that day.
5. Picture Retakes
Lifetouch photo retakes are being rescheduled for November. We are working on exact dates. If you have not received your proofs from picture day at registration, please contact the middle school office: 685-2127.
6th grade schedule:
7th/8th grade schedule:
Grade Level Conference Links (team conference with core teachers):
6th grade team - https://calendly.com/curban6th/parent-teacher-conferences-2020
7th grade team - https://calendly.com/vgaunce7th/7th-parent-teacher-conferences
8th grade team - https://calendly.com/jweimer_manitou/8th-grade-conferences
Exploratory Teacher Conference Links (individual conference with exploratory teacher)
Mountaineering & GT (Mrs. Gordon) https://calendly.com/mgordon-11/mountaineering-gt-enrichment-gordon-conferences
Computer Science (Mrs. Mattison) https://calendly.com/dmattison/exploring-computer-science-mattison-conferences
Reading Intervention (Mrs. Knapp) https://calendly.com/rknapp-1/reading-intervention-knapp-conferences
Math Intervention (Ms. Cowart) https://calendly.com/mccowart/math-intervention-cowart-conferences
World Language (Mrs. Huntington) https://calendly.com/chuntington-2/world-language-huntington-conferences-2020
Spanish (Ms. Stuart) https://calendly.com/mstuart-4/spanish-stuart-conferences
P.E. (Mr. Lutz) https://calendly.com/blutz-1/p-e-parent-teacher-conference-lutz
P.E. (Mrs. Allen) https://calendly.com/tallen-13/parent-teacher-conference
Choir (Ms. Steen) https://calendly.com/asteen1/choir-conferences
Art (Ms. Fodrie) https://calendly.com/nfodrie/middle-school-art-conferences
Careers in Construction (Mr. Johnson) https://calendly.com/njohnson-28/construction-conferences
Band & Orchestra (Mr. Weimer)