Kickemuit Middle School

Husky Highlights: Monday, May the fourth be with you!

Hello KMS Families!

Happy May, bring on the flowers because I am done with April showers! This week is Teacher Appreciation Week & Wednesday is School Nurses Day! We have amazing teachers, teacher assistants and a caring school nurse at our school and we are so lucky to have them!


Reminders:

IT HELP:

ASPEN Parent Access? Email portal@bwrsd.org.


Broken Device? Email BWRSDTech@bwrsd.org.


Also, please check your contact information in Aspen, phone number and email address, please email either Tammy.borges@bwrsd.org or Melissa.benevides@bwrsd.org if you need that information updated.


We are available to answer any questions that may arise during this time, please feel free to email us!


Thank you,


Your KMS Administration & Support Staff Team


Dr. Rosemary Burns | Grade 8 Administrator ~P: 401.580.5502 E: Rosemary.burns@bwrsd.org

Mr. David Patota | Grade 7 Administrator ~ E: David.patota@bwrsd.org

Mrs. Michelle Clifford | Grade 6 Administrator ~ E: Michelle.clifford@bwrsd.org

Mr. Frank DeVall Jr. | Dean of Students ~ E: frank.devall@bwrsd.org


Mrs. Tammy Borges | Principal's Secretary ~ Tammy.borges@bwrsd.org

Mrs. Donna Cruz | Attendance Secretary ~ Donna.cruz@bwrsd.org

Ms. Melissa Benevides | Front Office Secretary ~ Melissa.benevides@bwrsd.org

Mrs. Bethanie Maduro-Antonio | Guidance Secretary ~ Bethanie.antonio@bwrsd.org

Message from Dr. Burns!


May 4, 2020


Dear Families,


This week, our new May 4th to June 18th schedule debuts. The rationale: It considers a balanced distribution of courses, with a 3-day rotation that continues familiar elements. We needed to make the changes to accommodate the Professional Learning, Virtual Support, and the vacation days that will provide a bit of a break and help for students.


Click https://bit.ly/kmsDLcal to see the daily and Virtual Support Day schedules, in addition to the schedule’s rotation and some important dates in the calendar.


As you’ll see, school lets out at the end of the day on June 18. But before that, we’ll have our 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony. We’ll also be supporting all of our students to transition next year. Right now, we are working with the high school and 8th grade teachers to support our RISING 9th Graders, and 6th and 7th grade teachers will be preparing their students as they rise to the next grade. Additionally, our 6th graders will have a job helping to prepare our RISING 6th Graders from across the district by sharing their wisdom and lessons learned as now seasoned middle level students. I will also be reaching out to the parents of 6th grade students to share some of your own lessons learned to help prepare rising 6th grade parents!


Know too, that we will be celebrating all of our students during the last week of school! Stay tuned.


Have a great week!

Dr. Burns

Be RESPECTFUL, Be RESPONSIBLE, Be READY TO LEARN

BE RELENTLESS

Video Message from Mrs. Clifford: New Schedule this week

Please click the link to view: https://flipgrid.com/s/7ce31088c162
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2 Week Challenge #KMSteams

Fabric Face Covering Design Challenge

Art (Camara), Wellness, STEM, Inquiring Minds & Library team up:


This challenge will take two weeks for the students to complete as we want to be sure that students are not over-stressed by this!

Week 1 (April 27 - May 1)

Part 1. bit.ly/kmsffcdc1 - Engage and Investigate


Week 2 (May 4 - May 8)

Part 2. bit.ly/kmsffcdc2 - Act

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KMS FFC Design Challenge ENGAGE

Student Attendance

Student Attendance:

**A Robo call will go out daily if your student is marked absent in our system- meaning they missed their homeroom check in!

  • 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
  • If your child has consecutive absences with no communication to our office staff then you will receive a check in call from our office staff. Phone calls will come in from a restricted phone number.

Looking for the latest BWRSD Community Updates??

Click Here!


Latest BWRSD Updates

05.04.20

Attention KMS Community ~Military Families

Memorial Day is at the end of the month. KMS teachers want to recognize members of the KMS community who serve/have served in our military. Please emails me a picture of you/a family member who has served our great nation. Pictures can be of active, retired or passed members.


email photos to: melissa.benevides@bwrsd.org

Please include the person's name and who they are related to.

DEADLINE for photo submission: May 15th


Thank you in advance for sharing & always for your service!

Please click here to view the calendar!

" The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. " -Dr. Seuss

From our Librarian:

KMS students have access to eBooks and Audiobooks through Destiny Discover: follow this link http://guides.rilinkschools.org/kms/ebooksandaudiobooks or

Reading and Borrowing KMS Library eBooks and Audiobooks How-To Guide


Need a recommendation?

For all Grades 6-8 Students: The 2020 Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Project: http://guides.rilinkschools.org/kms/2020RIMSBA

All students who have read at least three books can vote for their favorite book. The last day to vote is April 30, 2020.


For all Grades 6-8 Students: KMS Library Reading Resources, including eBooks/Audiobooks/Animated books in languages other than English from The Global Storybooks Portal and The Spanish Experiment: http://guides.rilinkschools.org/kms/reading


For Grade 6 Students - Kids Reading Across Rhode Island: https://ribook.org/krari/


Any Questions? Need extra support? Please email our Librarian, Ms. Galipeau at nicole.galipeau@bwrsd.org

OUR Local Libraries!

Pick up a book at Rogers Free Library!

Rogers Free Library will begin curbside pickup on Wednesday 4/29 for kids in grades K-12. Limit is books per child.

See more information here.


E-books:

Rogers Free Library, Bristol: https://rogersfreelibrary.org/e-books-audio-books/

George Hail Free Library, Warren: https://georgehail.org/ebooks

Chromebook running slow?? Don't forget to refresh your chromebooks!

Push down the refresh key and then, while holding down the refresh key, tap the power button. This allows your device to process updates and load screens faster!
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BWRSD Online Tech Support for Families

Please continue to email BWRSDTech@BWRSD.org for support during this time of Distance Learning. The email account is accessible 24 hours per day, and you can expect a response within 1 school day. The most common issue for not being able to access apps such as STEMscopes is that they may not be going in through CLEVER or that families need to have students login to the Chrome browser with their BWRSD credentials. Here are directions.


If you have a broken device please email BWRSDTech@bwrsd.org.

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Important Info from Nurse Welchman

April 2020


From The KMS Nurse


Dear KMS Students, Parents, Guardians,


I want to check in and let our KMS family know that I am thinking of you everyday during this challenging time.


If you need anything, have any questions or concerns please reach out to me. (CONTACT INFO BELOW)


Although we may feel stressed or anxious at times, there are some things we can do to help ourselves deal with this.

  1. Try and maintain a routine and create a schedule for yourself.

  2. Schedule at the same time daily the time you: wake, eat, learn/study, exercise, spend time with family, watch TV, go outdoors, and bedtime. This actually helps us stay focused, feel better and decrease anxiety.

  3. Limit TV time and online/social media time and know that some information online and on social media may be inaccurate and cause anxiety

  4. Talk about your feelings with your family at home and share any thoughts you have.

  5. Know that our state and health officials are encouraging us to practice social distancing and stay home to keep us safe and well.

  6. Share any new information with me, your Team, teacher, guidance counselor, administrator anytime.


I hope you are all enjoying remote learning and finding the positives.


Although this new way of learning remotely has its challenges, it also has its benefits.

  1. Not having to wake up so early

  2. Eating meals on your own schedule.

  3. Not having to worry about what you are wearing, how your hair looks and about that new pimple that just appeared on your face this morning.

  4. Shorter school day

  5. Going outside whenever you want….when it’s not raining. Seems like we have had more rain lately.

  6. Studying from the comforts of your own bed, couch etc

  7. Freedom to use the bathroom without a PASS

  8. Freedom to walk around without a PASS

  9. Not having to rush through the halls and worry if you will be late to class.

  10. Still being able to stay connected and in touch with friends and KMS staff online


Erin Welchman M.Ed, BSN, RN, RICSNT

Kickemuit Middle School

525 Child Street

Warren, RI 02885

Tel. 401-245-2010 Ext 2009

Fax. 401-254-5960

email: erin.welchman@bwrsd.org


PLEASE Like the Bristol Warren Regional School Nurses @ Bristol Warren School Nurses

https://www.facebook.com/bwnurses/

RI COVID-19 Info

4/22/20, the State launched the Rhode Island COVID-19 Self-Checker, a web-based, mobile friendly tool to help Rhode Islanders make decisions and seek appropriate medical care. The platform offers a symptom self-checker, a personalized risk assessment that takes into account exposure and preexisting conditions, and detailed next-step guidance. YOU WILL NOT GET A CALL FROM A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BASED ON YOUR ANSWERS!! The tool is intended to help individuals who are at risk, suspected, presumed, or confirmed positive for COVID-19 infection make decisions, seek appropriate medical care, and take steps to protect themselves and others. This tool is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese at covidselfcheck.ri.gov or through RIDOH's COVID-19 webpage.


https://covidselfcheck.ri.gov/welcome

Kickemuit Middle School

Be Respectful..

Be Responsible..

Be Ready to Learn..

Be Relentless!

#partofthepack