Mustang Minute

June 7th, 2020

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8th Grade Parade & Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Car Parade

  • Wednesday, June 10th from 9-11am. Please participate in the parade at the time below based on your child's Homerooom teacher.

    • 9:00-9:30- Mr. Moreno & Ms. Erickson

    • 9:30-10:00- Mr. Hall, Mr. LaRocco Masi & Mr. Salmazan

    • 10:00-10:30- Ms. Brittner & Ms. Craig

    • 10:30-11:00- Ms. Metcalf & Ms. Streets

  • Enter the school at the top of the hill, near the athletic fields and follow the parade through the carline.

  • Our teachers and staff will be there to send off our 8th graders as they transition to high school.


8th Grade Promotional Ceremony Livestream

  • Wednesday, June 10th, 7 pm

  • This event will be streamed via YouTube Live. Students and families will be emailed the link to watch at 6:45 pm on the evening of the event.

  • Printable 8th Grade Promotion Certificates will be emailed to students after the Livestream

  • The video will be posted and shared after the Livestream for students and families that want to watch it again or were not able to view the Livestream

Student Pick-up/Drop-off of Materials

What: Report cards, personal items, library books and band instruments

Students that missed yearbook distribution may also pick-up their yearbooks at this time.

Note: Electronic devices will not be collected at this time (except for students not returning)


When: Pickup/Drop off times are by Homeroom teacher. Students should come during these times.


  • 6th Grade- Thursday June 11th from 9:00-3:00

    • 9:00-10:30- Ms. Rigsbee & Ms. Robinson

    • 10:30-12:00- Ms. Quinn, Ms. Smith, & Mr. Vargas

    • 12:00-1:30- Ms. Liesener & Ms. Sousa

    • 1:30-3:00- Ms. del Valle, Mr. Goldman & Ms. Hodgkin

  • 7th Grade- Friday, June 12th from 9:00-3:00

    • 9:00-10:30- Ms. Ringler, Mr. Smith & Mr. Volcan

    • 10:30-12:00- Ms. Glass-Steel & Mr. Tomlin

    • 12:00-1:30- Ms. Mudd & Ms. Erman

    • 1:30-3:00- Ms. Barnett-Lawrence & Mr. Charles

  • 8th Grade- Saturday, June 13th from 9:00-3:00

    • 9:00-10:30- Mr. Moreno, Ms. Erickson & Mr. Hall

    • 10:30-12:00- Mr. LaRocco Masi & Mr. Salmazan

    • 12:00-1:30 Ms. Brittner & Ms. Craig

    • 1:30-3:00 Ms. Metcalf & Ms. Streets


*If the following date(s) and time(s) do not work for you, we will be glad to find a time that does work during the week of June 15th.


How:

  • Materials being delivered from the school to students/families

  • Materials being delivered from students/families to the school.

    • Library books & band instruments (& Chromebooks for non-returning students)

      • Cars should drive following the traditional carpool pickup/drop off procedures

      • A box labeled ‘Library Books’ will be available for the student/family to drop off books. (Please, only 1 person at a time)

      • A cart will be available for students to return and place their band instrument. (Please, only 1 person at a time)

        • Band instruments only need to be returned for 8th graders and those not wanting to be in band for the following school year

Parent Surveys

Message:
Parents and guardians, when our campuses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, our educators continued serving students through at-home learning. Please use the following link to access the survey about the at-home learning experience of your students. Paper copies can be requested by calling your child’s school. The survey closes June 11. Your input will help inform our plans for the 2020-21 school year. The recently passed North Carolina Senate Bill 704 requires each school district in North Carolina to develop a remote-learning plan for the 2020-21 school year. We will share more information once our plan is finalized. We appreciate your support during these unprecedented times: bit.ly/2XGAqE7



Mensaje para los padres/tutores en español:

Padres/tutores, mientras nuestros campus han estado cerrados debido a la pandemia de coronavirus, nuestros educadores han continuado brindando instrucción a través del aprendizaje en el hogar. Utilice el siguiente enlace para acceder a la encuesta sobre lo que experimentó su estudiante durante el aprendizaje en el hogar. La encuesta se cerrará el 11 de junio. Su aporte ayudará a nuestros planes para el año escolar 2020-21. El recientemente aprobado Proyecto de Ley 704 del Senado de Carolina del Norte requiere que cada distrito escolar de Carolina del Norte desarrolle un plan de aprendizaje remoto para el año escolar 2020-21. Compartiremos más información una vez que nuestro plan esté finalizado. Agradecemos su apoyo durante estos tiempos sin precedentes:bit.ly/2XGAqE7

State Grading Guidance for Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 will receive a PC19 (Pass) or WC19 (Withdrawal) for each of their middle school courses. A student’s grade will not be negatively impacted for any learning after March 13.


The State Board of Education issued the following guidance in regards to PC19 (Pass) and WC19 (Withdrawal) for middle school students:

  • PC19 (Pass) will be assigned to any student meeting the expectations and passing their middle school course as of March 13 or who worked to improve to the point of passing after March 13 through remote learning.

  • WC19 (Withdrawal) will be assigned to a student who was not passing the course as of March 13, and who was unable to improve to the point of passing the class through remote learning opportunities.

  • A course grade of WC19 (Withdrawal) indicates a lack of evidence of mastery of standards addressed in the particular area.

  • WC19 (Withdrawal) does not indicate a failing course grade nor does it indicate that a grade retention should occur or that the course must be repeated.


Teachers will document individual student strengths and needs from both an academic and social/emotional standpoint to ensure a smooth transition to the 2020-2021 academic year.


High School courses taken in middle school will follow the grading options for high school students. Students will receive course credit. The grade will not be counted in the GPA calculation. Middle school students enrolled in NCDPI courses will receive PC19 (Pass) or WC19 (Withdrawal).

Mustang Booster Club

The Booster Club is in need of a President and Secretary for the 2020-2021 school year.


We help by providing assistance, funding and supplies which are not covered by the school's budget for Music, Arts and Athletics. For example, we purchased new uniforms for both the girls and boys basketball teams, volleyball shorts for the team, and gas mileage cost for many away events.

Money is mostly raised from concession sales during games and school events such as dances and concerts.


Meetings are once a month. Everyone on the board works together to get the job done.


Please email Joann Habron at sjhabron1@verizon.net if you are interested.

At-Home Learning Resources

Chatham County Schools At-Home Learning Resources


Margaret B. Pollard At-Home Learning Hubs

Students must be logged into their CCS Google account to access the links

6th Grade At-Home Learning Hub

7th Grade At-Home Learning Hub

8th Grade At-Home Learning Hub

Encore At-Home Learning Hub

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The PTA is an organization that helps connect parents, teachers and administrators to improve our school and help bridge the gap between school needs and resources.

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