Kasson-Mantorville Middle School

Welcome Back!

A Message from Mr. Larsen

Hello Kasson-Mantorville Middle School Families,


On behalf of the staff at Kasson-Mantorville Middle School, we would like to welcome you and your child to the 2021-2022 school year. We are excited to partner with you and your child's education. While last school year was unlike any other we have experienced, we are eager to move forward in your child's education. At KMMS, we focus our efforts on educating the whole child - we firmly believe that positive and meaningful relationships between students, families, and staff are the foundation for building respectful, responsible, and productive citizens. Furthermore, KMMS has high academic and character expectations for all students in and out of the classroom. As a result of these efforts, we know that the students and staff working together will make Kasson-Mantorville Middle School the best it can be and realize that no significant learning occurs without meaningful relationships.


Included in this newsletter you will find important information and dates for Grade 5 Orientation, Grades 6-8 Open House, picture day, food benefits, and school supplies.


As always, a healthy and safe learning environment continues to be a priority as we continue to navigate COVID-19. As outlined in Superintendent Matuska's letter to families, masking for students and staff will be optional yet we are committed to maintaining 3 feet of social distancing at school. Our KMMS maintenance staff will continue its rigorous cleaning schedule. I am committed to ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment for all. Please be watchful for the KMMS Return to School Plan in upcoming communications.


I am excited to meet all of you in the coming weeks. It is going to be another fantastic year at KMMS. In the meantime, please know that we have a terrific staff that will address any questions or concerns that you may have. We want your child's time at KMMS to be a positive experience. Thank you in advance for your continued partnership with Kasson-Mantorville Middle School.


Together in KoMet Pride,


Josh Larsen

Principal

Grade 5 Orientation

KMMS will be hosting our Grade 5 Orientation on Tuesday, August 24, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Students and families can click here to access appointment slots using SignUp Genius. In the "name" section of SignUp Genius, please put your child's first and last name. Student slots will begin at 3:30 pm and run every 30 minutes until 6:00 pm. During the 30 minute slot, students will get a tour from one of their 5th grade teachers, access their lockers, and learn about 5th grade expectations for the upcoming school year.


**5th Grade families will have the opportunity to join us on Thursday, September 23, at 6:15 pm. in the middle school gym. Throughout my experiences at KMMS, we want to take the opportunity to provide education to families with the use of Infinite Campus, Google Classroom, grading and homework expectations, and partnerships in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Please join us on Thursday, September 23!**

Grades 6-8 Open House

KMMS will be hosting our Grades 6-8 Open House on Tuesday, August 24, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, walk their schedule, and access their locker. Schedules can be accessed online via the Infinite Campus app. Should you need a copy, please stop in the middle school office.

New Students to KM Presentation

New students and their families may join us at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, August 24, for the New Student/New Family Presentation. Many topics will be discussed including the Advisory program, class schedule, Infinite Campus procedures, student support programs, clubs, and activities. Please join us to learn more about Kasson-Mantorville Middle School.

Infinite Campus Annual Update

Parents and students have access to information about grades, attendance, schedules, and notifications in Infinite Campus, our student information system. You can update your contact information, pay fees, make purchases, and put money on lunch accounts using your Infinite Campus Parent or Student Account.


Each year, families are required to complete the Annual Update within Infinite Campus. Completing the annual update ensures we have current home and mailing addresses, contact information, and emergency contacts in the event we need to contact you regarding your child. The Annual Update also replaces many of the paper forms that are collected during back-to-school open house and conference times such as health forms, field trip permission, and more.


If you have not already done so, please log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account to complete the annual student update for the 21-22 school year by Friday, August 27. Please click here for directions to help you access the Annual Update or review this attached video from Infinite Campus for more information about using Online Registration/Annual Update.


If you do not currently have an Infinite Campus Portal account, or you are having trouble accessing your account, please reach out to your child’s school building secretary for assistance. Only one parent/guardian in each household can complete the Annual Update.

A Letter from Strawbridge Photography

Strawbridge Photography has listened to your feedback and made critical improvements and changes to ensure an excellent school photography experience for you and your child. Read below for more details, including the free photograph that will be offered to all families this school year.
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21-22 KM School Calendar

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KoMet Report

Please access the KoMet Report here.

Need a Planner or Sketchbook?!

If you would like to purchase a planner or sketchbook from the School Store? Please click on the link here to see how you can purchase a planner or sketchbook in advance.

School Supply Lists