MIDDLE MATTERS

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Mark your calendar!

Wednesday, October 14

Distance Learning day for ALL students: Groups A, B, & Distance Learners will be virtual.


Thursday & Friday, October 15 & 16

No School - Fall Break


Monday, October 26

Picture Retake Day: 8:00 am - 11:30 am


Tuesday, October 27

Picture Retake Day: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

2020 Fall Conferences will be on November 19 & 23.

All students will be scheduled with their M&M advisor for Fall conferences. You will be receiving an email to schedule a fall conference through MyConferenceTime.

Terrance Talley visits MMS!!

On October 7th & 8th, MMS welcomed Terrence Talley as a guest speaker. Terrence travels across the US bringing a strong message of HOPE and RESILIENCE to schools. He told a number of engaging and personal stories that promoted his message of 'Never Giving Up'! Following his performance, all students had small group conversations in their M&M classes to share and reflect on his stories and message. Our M&M teachers reported a number of great comments and conversations in that follow-up time. Terrence's encouraging message reminded all of us to stay connected, look out for one another, and realize the value every person has. If you or your student would like additional resources regarding staying connected or accessing mental health resources please check out the resources listed on our MS Student Center website or feel free to contact our Student Center staff by calling 763-272-2100. We would like to thank the Monticello ministerial group for helping the district with the costs associated with bringing Terrence Talley. If you get a chance, please ask your student about the presentation!

District Optional Care for Chromebooks

District optional Chromebook ChromeCare is available to purchase until Wednesday, October 14! ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT!


Go to the parent portal to sign up!


Student Responsibilities and ChromeCare

Having Chromebook issues?

Follow the steps below before coming into the school.


Chromebook & Technology Issues:

Monticello Education Connection

Connecting students to tutors to get the help they need.


Monticello Education Connection provides FREE digital tutoring services and educational resources. It was created last spring as a resource for K-12 students during Distance Learning and is still available this year. Students can access this service to get help for any of their classes with a free virtual tutor.


https://www.monticelloeducationconnection.com

STUDENT PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE!

Preview, personalize, and pay online at jostenspix.com and use Event Code: FE17520


Jostens Fall Portrait Day Flyer

Get ready for Picture Retakes!

All students should have their photo taken to get a student ID. No paperwork is needed for students to retake their photos.


  • Monday, October 26 - Group A
  • Tuesday, October 27 - Group B
  • Monday or Tuesday - Distance Learners: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

A Note from the School Nurse

Hello Parents,


Now more than ever, it is important to stay home when sick. Students should also stay home if a family member has symptoms & is getting tested for COVID (until the results are back). Parents, here is a document from the MN Department of Health on when to keep your child home from school?

Please call the health office if you have any questions or concerns @ (763) 272-2120.


Home Screening Tool For COVID-19.pdf


Monica Schwickerath, RN, PHN

ATTENDANCE LINE

Please use "763- 272- 2110" to call in, absent, late, or leaving early during the school day for all Hybrid and Distance Learning students.

Prior notice expedites the process, avoids interruptions into classrooms to have students dismissed, and eliminates difficulty reaching students during phy-ed, music, lunch, and special events.

Knowledge Bowl

It’s not too late to become part of our Knowledge Bowl teams. Practice for hybrid A day students will start on October 26th, and hybrid B day students will begin on November 3rd. Distance Learners can contact Miss Pearson to receive their practice times. Registration can be found in the Parent Portal under the Store Menu.

MS Volleyball

We're thrilled that the middle school volleyball season is underway. As per direction from the Department of Education, fans will be limited to two spectators per player, and the Mississippi 8 conference is allowing middle school volleyball fans at HOME games only. Masks and social distancing are mandatory. Volleyball players may register their fans and provide contact information in Schoology by Noon on October 19th. Please contact Ms. Spohn at bonnie.spohnschmaltz@monticello.k12.mn.us with any questions.

Thank You, Wright County Area United Way!

Monticello Middle School students and staff want to thank Wright County Area United Way for funding to support students in need!

We received a grant to purchase school supplies and other items to help families and students be successful in school. Any students who need assistance, please contact one of our social workers or counselors in the Student Center.


A special thank you to Wright County Area United Way for a significant grant this year to increase our mental health services and support for students, staff, and families. Alexis Peterson, our MMS school counselor intern from SCSU, will be providing services four days a week all year, which is made possible through funds from WCAUW. We're so grateful to have this additional support during these very challenging times.

Parent Involvement Meeting

Join us for the October Parent Involvement Meeting, no matter your students learning platform, all MMS families are welcome. Superintendent Olson will be in attendance as well.


SCHOOL HEALTH PRECAUTIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED FOR THIS MEETING!


Date:
10/26/2020 (Mon.)

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Monticello Middle School

The room location will be assigned as we are closer to the date.


Sign up here!

Photo Use Authorization

Photo Use Authorization - If you DO NOT WANT your child's photo/video/podcast used, please contact Chris at chris.schyma@monticello.k12.mn.us

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