Kickemuit Middle School
Husky Highlights: Monday, March 30, 2020
Hello KMS Families!
Hoping all of you had a great first week of virtual learning! We are all learning together on what is the best systems for all of our classrooms.
- DAILY: It is CRUCIAL that your child submits their attendance first thing -by 9AM so they can also then get right to their first class (and then not forget to do it later). If they do not check in they will be marked absent.
- Going to be ABSENT? If your student is going to be absent, please call the Attendance office: 245-2010 ext 1
We are available to answer any questions that may arise during this time, please feel free to email us!
Your KMS Administration & Support Staff Team
Dr. Rosemary Burns | Grade 8 Administrator ~ Rosemary.email@example.com
Mr. David Patota | Grade 7 Administrator ~ David.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Michelle Clifford | Grade 6 Administrator ~ Michelle.email@example.com
Mr. Frank DeVall Jr. | Dean of Students
Mrs. Tammy Borges | Principal's Secretary ~ Tammy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Donna Cruz | Attendance Secretary ~ Donna.email@example.com
Ms. Melissa Benevides | Front Office Secretary ~ Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Bethanie Maduro-Antonio | Guidance Secretary ~ Bethanie.email@example.com
Message from Dr. Burns!
Greetings KMS Students and Families,
During Week 1, administrators have met virtually with every teacher to find out how they are doing personally, if they have any school related needs, and to learn about their successes. They reported how thrilled they are to connect with their students, and that student attendance is very good! Teachers are using a variety of tools to make learning easier and better. They have learned much about these tools, and will continue to work on perfecting how they are used. They and I want to let you all know how much we appreciate families’ monitoring their students’ daily progress. Families that know what teachers are expecting from students are best able to support a healthy routine of learning. Additionally, a gentle reminder, we appreciate everyone submitting their attendance form each morning before 9:45am.
Please let us know how your first week of virtual learning is going. We would like students with their families to respond to our survey together by Monday evening at 7. Please click here: bit.ly/kmsDLglowgrow1
Schedule Updates - slight changes regarding Special Subjects only.
If a student is not scheduled to take a particular “specials” course, such as STEM or Library, they are able to work on other classes, take a break, or even clean their rooms.
We hope all are faring well and taking all precautions to maintain proper social distancing. We want to thank you all for the enormous efforts you are making to promote learning. Please email your teachers if you have questions or concerns about your school work.
Be safe and be well. And as always, contact me with any questions or concerns.
Be safe, be well
Rosemary (Dr. Burns)
Positive Vibes Only ~ From our KMS Families!
From the Casiano family!
From the Sumner Family!
From the Castriotta Family!
From the Paquette Family!
From the Mowrey Family!
From the Bagg Family!
From the Gauthier Family!
From the Raducha Family!
FROM THE SOUZA FAMILY!
FROM THE BERARDO FAMILY!
That said, please continue to keep me posted with all of his assignments as he is now working about 15 feet away from my office. He loves that ! I throw a hackey sack at him whenever I think he is drifting ! He loves that ! Continue to challenge all of the students and hold them accountable to learn and to grow. Just like in Celeste's Novella from your LA assignment Mr. Swist...the heart knows when we learn and grow emotionally and spiritually.
This experience will drive such growth."
From the Reed Family!
From Parents to teachers this week!
"Thank you so much!! I appreciate all the work and support you are providing to not only the students but parents as well. Thanks again for understanding and relieving my child's anxiety."
"Thank you for all the hard work and effort you all are putting in."
"Thank you! Thea said 8th grade English class mirrors being in school as closely as humanly possible right now. She felt the expectations and workload were clear and manageable. We really appreciate that you are making the whole child the priority while still forging forward with the academics. It is noticed that you are going the extra mile."
"I sat with my son today for a bit while he watched Romeo and Juliet and I also had the pleasure of hearing your morning check-in with them. I just wanted to thank you and acknowledge the very heavy lift that was preparing for online learning and continuing to work to support it. You are a warm, kind comforting voice to your students during this time as well. I am so grateful for you. Thank you so very much for all you continue to do!"
Positive Vibes Only ~ From our wonderful KMS Faculty & Staff
Mrs. Wirth, STEM Teacher ~ "Great to be back with the students and everyone. Routines and habits are important!"
Mrs. Cardente, Phoenix Team ~ "Having 100% attendance in my homeroom this week was awesome!"
Mr. Leger, Purple Lightning ~ "One positive thing for me is that because of this situation, it is forcing me to learn technology that otherwise I probably wouldn't have."
Mrs. Cabral, Trail Blazers ~ "Day one felt like I was juggling 89 objects at once! But, on this final day of week one, I have had amazing video discussions about the emerging themes in Romeo and Juliet. My students have been diligently working on all assignments and responding to my feedback by revising when necessary. In addition, students who have a very difficult time attending regularly and remaining focused have found great success with this style of learning. I miss my students. I am grateful for the technology provided by BWRSD that allows me to connect with my central admin, KMS leaders, my outstanding team of educators including our TA and special educator, and my wonderful students!"