Falcon Flash

October 9, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,

Happy Friday. I hope everyone had a great week and is looking forward to a beautiful weekend. As elementary students begin the transition to hybrid instruction, I wanted to be sure that everyone is aware of the timeline for schedule changes at Stetson Middle School as we approach our Hybrid Opening on November 5th.

Week of Oct 12th Remote 2.0 Schedule

Oct 19th - Oct 28th Interim schedule -- (elementary begins hybrid and transportation changes are required at all levels)

Oct 29th – Nov 4th 1/2 Day Remote Schedule

Nov 5th Hybrid Block schedule - ( B cohort will begin in-person instruction)

As we assess the number of students who elect to continue with Remote Learning, we are also in the process of finalizing transportation schedules. Please be on the lookout for a bus survey soon. Finally, we wanted to share a reminder about the A and B cohort groups. Families with the last names from A-K are assigned to cohort A and those with last names from L-Z are assigned to cohort B. The school will be in touch with families who may be assigned to a different cohort by October 29th.

Thank you for everyone’s support as we transition to in-person instruction through Hybrid Learning. Our faculty and staff are looking forward to welcoming students back to Stetson. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Puchalla

Remote 2.0 Calendar next week

October 12th--NO SCHOOL (teacher in-service)

October 13th--Day 2 PM (periods 5-8)

October 14th--Day 3 AM (periods 1-4)

October 15th---Day 3 PM (periods 5-8)

October 16th---Day 4 AM (periods 1-4)

**New remote interim schedule starts on October 19th

Message about Attendance--Cyber & Remote Learners

When a student misses class due to a doctor appointment, please email the teacher whose class they will miss and Mrs. Sadik (lsadik@wcasd.net) in the Attendance Office. Please ask the doctor for a note and email/scan a copy of the note to Mrs. Sadik so the missed time can be entered as excused.

Reminder that students are to attend all FOUR classes each day. If they miss 2 out of the 4 classes, they are officially marked absent for the day.

If you child is going to be absent for the entire day, we need a picture of a written note with your signature in order for the absence to be excused. Any email without a signature will no longer be acceptable for an excused absence.

After School Athletics for 7th & 8th Graders ONLY--Cyber & Remote Students

Game schedule was sent out earlier today with guidelines for game days at Stetson. Go Falcons!

Advisory--Remote Learners

We have a new class added to our remote learning 2.0 schedule called Academic Support (through homeroom teacher). During this Advisory course, we will be working with our students on improving and supporting their executive functioning skills such as organization, time management and assignment completion. Your child will be providing you with access to a Google weekly planning sheet. This will increase communication between you, your student and our teachers. Our goal is to provide you the confidence to support your child's academic success.

All students are required to attend this class. Attendance will be taken each class period. I hope you have gotten a chance to look at the planning sheet (has current grades on it). It was sent to you by your child and is updated weekly. If you have not, please have a discussion with your child at home and reach out to grade level administrator if you have any additional questions.

Nurse's Corner

Information on Chester County Flu Clinics