Arcola Weekly Update

March 12, 2021

March 15- We are a GO!

Getting ready for a fresh start to spring! Let's spring forward with the time change and final transition as we move into the last few months of our year. As was stated on the parent survey, all selections are final for the remainder of this school year, changes cannot be made.


Click here for more details about the return: https://www.smore.com/qfwt2


Masks, Lanyards, Chromebooks, Cameras


Monday- Spirit Day, wear your MSD or Arcola gear and colors

The Counselor Corner

As a parent or guardian, you know that children are constantly trying out new apps and learning about the latest online trends from friends and social media. Chances are you’ve probably heard about this one and are wondering “Just what is Omegle?” Please see the following article for more information:


https://www.bark.us/blog/omegle-monitoring-are-your-kids-talking-to-strangers/


Attached to this newsletter is the March issue of Middle Years, a newsletter focused on helping you improve your student’s success in school. We hope you enjoy reading it!

Health/Wellness Class News

Mindfulness matters! The Arcola Health/Wellness staff has been engaging our students in mindfulness and movement activities to help students move and learn strategies to get grounded, relaxed and release energy. Our teachers are utilizing our gyms and classrooms during these class periods. As weather gets warmer we will move outside to get fresh air!


Representatives from The Laurel House join our 8th grade health class zooms 3/29 & 3/30 to teach a lesson on healthy relationships and how to help a friend who may be in an unhealthy relationship.

World Language Class News

Attention 8th Grade Families


For your information, below please find several updates from the World Language Department:

  • The World Language Department will be administering a benchmark assessment on March 22/March 23 for all students. This assessment is a progress check and will not be counted toward the marking period grade. Families may wish to review student performance on this assessment as they discuss course selection with their student for their 9th grade year. Requirements for admission to World Language course can be found in the Methacton HIgh School Course Planning Guide (click here)

  • World Language students will be participating in a speaking assignment in the coming weeks. More details on this assignment will be provided by teachers.

  • For your summer planning purposes, students entering level 2 of a World Language will have required summer work to complete, more to come toward the end of the year- please look for updates on the website and newsletters.

Student Services Support- In Need of Help for Your Child?

Click here for more information:


https://www.methacton.org/afterschoolsupport

Home and School News

Arcola Families,


Spring is in the air and we are looking forward to some of our upcoming activities and plans! In April we will host our last Virtual Activity Night for our students. In May we will say a great big THANK YOU to our staff at the school with personalized Target Gifts Cards. In June we will be gifting out 8th grade students with a graduating gift. All of this is only possible because of the donations we receive through out No Frills Fundraiser each year. If you are willing to make a one-time donation to support the efforts of Home & School this year, we have attached the flyer with all the details.


Thank you for your continual support in this unprecedent year!

Arcola Home & School Board

Arrival/Dismissal

Cars may drop off as early as 7:45AM

Cars may not enter campus until 3:00PM

Reminder for Friday 3/19~ asynchronous

Dear Methacton Families,


The district has been notified by the state that the following date is scheduled for COVID-19 vaccine administration to our staff:

  • Friday, March 19, 2021


As a result, all Methacton students in grades K-12 will be 100% virtual on Friday, March 19, 2021. Online instruction will be asynchronous (recorded lessons from your child’s teachers; no live instruction). Teachers will post lessons and assignments in their Google Classroom for students to complete at their own pace.


Thank you,

Methacton School District