Midland Messenger

September 28-October 2, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

As we prepare to transition into hybrid learning, it is important that we have a good sense of which students intend to learn remotely and which which students intend to come back into schools for in-person instruction. Only one-fourth of Midland families have completed this survey. We are asking families to select their preferred model based on the information available to us at this time. The fully remote model would mean that you are choosing for your child to have only online instruction. The hybrid model would mean that your child would receive in-person instruction a minimum of two full days each week, and the other days their instruction would be online. If you have additional questions, you can find information at www.fpschools.org/remote-learning.

It is essential that you complete a survey for each student no later than Monday, September 28. Your information is important as we make staffing decisions for both the remote and hybrid models. Please use this link to complete your survey for each student:

Student Survey English: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zqbbXvHufE-tndcueBeeqmHzrE-If2pLr5BnKBUrAyNUOVZDOTJDSlZaWlIyMFkySDU0Q09IRllZSS4u

Student Survey Spanish: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zqbbXvHufE-tndcueBeeqqqUwXXn-y9IpgfYeiFPypNUQTFRMkhZWERIUkJZNlpIUTlEUDRMRjQzSS4u

I want to assure you that whichever model you choose, your child will continue to have an excellent education.

It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Mrs. Dawson

Have you picked up your school supplies?

We still have quite a few bags of school supplies for students to pick up. If you haven't had a chance to pick yours up yet, please stop by the office during the hours of 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

These are important supplies that your student needs to be successful while learning at home. Thank you!

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Social Emotional Learning Corner by Mrs. Blaisdell

This week’s focus is Striving to be Respectful and Responsible

In all grades we will be talking about the respect of People—Places—Things. One of the best ways to discuss the respect of other people is to talk about the Golden Rule: Treat others in ways that you wish to be treated.

Being Responsible involves self-accountability, knowing expectations and choosing to strive to meet those expectations. Older children have skills that allow them to understand that there are different expectations for different people, places and activities. Older students can “adjust” meeting expectations for different people, places and activities; while younger students may struggle and need reminders of changing expectations as they work with different people, in different places, or within different activities.

As a family— You can discuss respectful words and behaviors you exhibit for each other and those around us in our community. Discuss everyone’s understanding of the “Golden Rule”. As far as responsibilities, perhaps you can talk about the expectations for behavior within your home and how they are different from the grocery store, your church, or your school. (when we can finally be back in these places 😊)

Have a Respectful and Responsible Week

Still having laptop issues?

Our IT department has been amazing at meeting the needs of our families, but some of our devices need to have the proper updates to make them work most efficiently.

If you are still not able to use the school device, or if the audio/video is not working, please let us know! We want to make sure you have the "fix" so your child can access learning each day.

The help number for the IT department is 253-298-4647 or you can fill out one of the two forms linked below.

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Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to James Hester, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sander, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000.