WILDCAT NEWS

August/September 2020

Rosa A. Lott Middle School

Principal: Dr. Jason Golden

Assistant Principal: Amy Merryman


Lott Middle's Motto:

Be positive!

Be on-time!

Be successful!


It's A Great Day To Be A Wildcat!

Mission Statement

Our mission at Lott Middle School is to promote a safe and positive environment conducive for all students to learn. Each student will be nurtured with rigorous and relevant 21st century-based instruction to foster life-long learning. This will be accomplished by a caring and encouraging faculty and staff along with parental and community support.

From the Desk of Dr. Golden

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:


I want to take a moment and welcome each of you to the 2020-2021 school year. We are beginning this year like no other due to the global pandemic we are experiencing. However, we are dedicated to ensure all of our students, faculty and staff have the safest and healthiest environment to continue life-long learning as is our Lott Middle School mission. Our teachers have completed multiple virtual and on-site trainings during the month of August to ensure all of our students will be successful from day one with Schoology our new learning management system that we will utilize this school year. We have practiced and implemented our school-wide motto: Be Positive, Be On-Time, and Be Successful. This is to ensure the learning environment is safe, orderly, and conductive to student achievement. We will continue with iReady Math and Reading programs to monitoring student achievement and growth during this school year. I am extremely proud of all our students ‘and teachers’ hard work and I am looking forward to the day we are all able to be back at school learning face-to-face in a healthy and orderly environment! Go Wildcats!


Dr. Golden

Schoology

Schoology is our new learning management system. All assignments will be completed and submitted via Schoology for the 2020-2021 school year. This holds true even if we return to a face-to-face traditional learning method.

Daily Attendance

Attendance is required DAILY to ensure student success. MCPSS attendance policy is in place just as every year. If a student is absent, he or she needs to provide a doctor’s note or a parent’s note for every absence. Each student is only allowed 8 parent notes per school year.

Outstanding Students

The following students have been chosen by their teachers for being the most engaged during remote learning. These students are completing their assignments and practicing exceptional virtual etiquette.

6th Grade- Kohen White & Emerald Ferrell

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7th Grade- William Daniel & Alissa Elzey

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8th Grade-Tyler Rowell & EmmaGrace Weaver

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Letter from Mr. Threadgill

Dear MCPSS Parents/Guardians,


Mobile County Public Schools has been monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases in Mobile County in order to determine when it would be safe for our students, employees, and our families to return for face-to-face instruction. The numbers have decreased significantly since the decision was made this summer to offer remote-only learning. The COVID-19 confirmed cases are currently to the point where I now feel comfortable with a plan to transition students back into the classrooms.

Please note that this is our tentative plan as of today, and it is subject to change if we see a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases, or if other challenges develop. Also, please know that you have an option as a parent to determine whether you would like to send your children back to school or if you would rather continue with the remote learning instruction that we currently have in place.

We have put measures in place for our face-to-face learning such as social distancing, wearing of masks, adjustments to our arrival and dismissal routines, and our breakfast/lunch program procedures to protect our students and employees. We will be vigilant in our efforts, knowing that we will still have cases of COVID-19. We will continue to enact quarantines as recommended by the CDC and the Mobile County Health Department as warranted.

Conclusively, is remote learning the best for some students? Absolutely. However, over the past week, it has been determined that it is not best for ALL students. It is working beautifully for some; others are showing little progress; and some parents have said their children are not capable of learning remotely. Therefore, based on numbers in our area and factual student data, again, I have decided that we will begin phasing students back into the classrooms.


Chresal D. Threadgill

Superintendent

Important Dates

9/1 - Beginning of First Quarter

9/7 - Labor Day Holiday (No School)

9/14 - Mrs. Perry's Students May Return to School

9/21 - 6th Grade Students Return to School

9/28 - 7th Grade Students Return to School

10/5 - 8th Grade Students Return to School

11/2 - End of First Quarter

Special thanks to Restoration Church, Bethel Church, & Memorial Baptist Church for supporting Lott Middle School!