Manitou Springs Middle School

January 22, 2021

Dear Manitou Springs Middle School Families,

The entire Middle School team was grateful to have students on campus this week. One of the highlights of my week was greeting students during morning dropoff and seeing all of the smiles. I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend.

Upcoming schedule

This schedule reflects the days each Cohort is in person. If you have any questions about which cohort your child is in or about the schedule, please contact the Middle School front office at: (719) 685-2127
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Google Meet schedule for at home students

When students are at home, they will follow the same bell schedule as their in person peers and log in to each class via Google Meet.
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Staying engaged at home

We would like to partner with parents to ensure all students are fully engaged during their at home learning. The staff at MSMS recognizes that it can be difficult for students to stay engaged without the structure of being physically at school. Our staff will take the following steps to support students who leave Google Meets early or join but do not participate:

First time: the teacher will touch base with the student to get more information about why the student was not engaged and clarify their classroom expectations.

Second time: the teacher will inform parents and work together to problem solve how to best keep the student engaged.

Third time:
administration will set up a meeting with the parents and student to discuss a support plan that includes possible interventions to keep the student engaged.

Yearbook updates and reminders

8th grade families: It's that time of year again! Email Ms. Fodrie ( your baby picture with the student's name listed by Friday, February 12th to make sure it's included in the yearbook or the continuation video.

ALL families: Haven't bought this year's yearbook yet? No problem! Go to MySchoolBucks to purchase today! If you have any pictures of COVID-safe activities with students or at home learning, please email them to Ms. Fodrie ( for consideration.

After School Tutoring (National Junior Honor Society)

NJHS students tutor all subjects all grades at 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. All students are welcome if they need extra support. Here is the link:

COVID Intake Form

If your student has been exposed to a close contact with COVID 19, diagnosed with COVID 19, or are in the process of being tested for COVID 19 and/or having symptoms, or someone in your household is being tested or suspected of having COVID 19, please fill out the attached COVID intake form and keep them home until you hear further direction from a member of the district’s COVID Response Team. The form is also available on the main page of the district website by clicking on the green box titled ‘MSSD COVID Intake Form’.