Curtin Family Newsletter
October 20, 2021
Important Dates to Remember
Wednesday, October 20th
- Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences -- 3:30 - 7:15 PM
- Unity Day Walk -- October 20th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Friday, October 22nd
- NO SCHOOL – P/T Conference
Monday, October 25th
- NO SCHOOL – October Break
Wednesday, October 27th
- SEC Parent Meeting --3:30 - 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 11th
- Make-Up Picture Day
Monday, November 15th
- NO SCHOOL – Records Day
Wednesday, November 24th – Friday, November 26th
- NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, December 23 - January 3rd
- NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences
Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences -- October 19th & 20th
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held virtually using Google Meet. If you have not scheduled a meeting with your child's teacher as of yet, please call your child's teacher or call the school at 414-902-7700.
Unity Day -- Anti-Bully Event TODAY
Today our students celebrated Unity Day to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Curtin students, staff and families sent a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.
Thank you to all students, staff and families who joined in our Unity Day walk, skits and kindness awards.
We are HIRING!
- Parent Coordinator (40 hrs./week)--Bilingual Preferred!
- Art Teacher (2 days/week)
- CAMP Director (part-time) -- specify Curtin when you apply
- Building Service Helper
Please share this with your network in order to find the best candidate to serve our Curtin students. Click here to apply!
Call Mrs. Leshok, principal if interested (414-902-7700).
Make-Up Picture Day
If your child was absent on picture day, that is not a problem.
Make-up Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, November 11th.
It is recommended that orders be placed online.
Click here to order online http://scholastic-reflections.hhimagehost.com/7307PP21
Emergency Contact Cards
These are very important for cases of emergency. Thank you kindly.
Health and Safety
As you may already know, it is important that parent monitor their children's technology. Technology include Chromebooks, cells phones, tablets, etc. Below are a couple of articles.
MPS offers $100 incentive for students who vaccinate against COVID-19
For information go to the Student COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive webpage
To be eligible, students must:
- Be 12 years of age or older
- Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1, 2021
- Complete the online application by November 15, 2021
- Attend any MPS school, including any MPS charter school or partnership school
- Note that children ages 12 to 17 are ONLY eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses at least 21 days apart.
How do families apply for the incentive? To apply for the student incentive, a family member can access the online application at mpsmke.com/studentvax
You will need your student’s MPS login information, which is the Student ID (7-digit number) and password. More information can be found in the application.
The application is due by 11:59 P.M. on November 15, 2021. The application can be filled out by smartphone.
What does the application include?
- Verify that the student’s contact information is correct. If contact information is not correct, please complete the application, then contact your child’s school to update your information before November 15.
- Give consent to MPS to verify your child’s COVID-19 vaccination status through the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR).
- Give consent to MPS to share your contact information with a third-party partner organization to issue the incentive.
Guidelines for Health and Safety
To ensure the health and safety of all, MPS will continue to follow current CDC and Milwaukee Health Department guidelines.
Masks required by staff and students indoors except while eating or drinking
Masks not required outdoors
Masks required on buses
Plexi barriers on student desks when facing one another
A distance of 3 feet will be maintained in all school settings to the greatest extent possible
School Visitors- visitors with a scheduled visit are welcomed (masks required)
Water fountains/bubblers will be used as water bottle filling stations. Send your child with a water bottle daily.
Student Absence due to Quarantine or Bus Issues
If your child is absent due to quarantine or bus issues, AND, completes their assignments found on google classroom/Seesaw, they WILL be marked PRESENT.
Students also have the opportunity to receive virtual academic support. Ms. Bruno will be available on google meet.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-10:30 a.m. AND 1:30-2:00 p.m.
- Google Meet Code "curtinsupport"
What should I do if my child is sick?
Please call the school office at 414-902-7700 and share the following:
-Name of your child who is ill
-Symptoms your child is experiencing
-Date that your child began feeling their symptoms
Optional COVID-19 School Based Testing
MPS is now offering COVID-19 School Based Testing for students and staff with COVID symptoms. Testing will help reduce community spread of COVID-19 and ensure that our schools are safe for learning and working. Please consider completing this consent for testing. Students and staff who complete this form and display symptoms of COVID, may be able to be tested at Curtin.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) are expected to notify the school by phone/letter of a student’s absence. Personal illness is a legally excused absence. The building principal may request a medical statement from a physician or other health care provider when student(s) have a history of excessive absences. If your child(ren) is going to be absent, please be sure to call 902-7700. We have a 24 hour automated service.
Please be aware that vacations, going out of town, etc. are only excused if it is in a written notification prior to the absences.
PTO & School Engagement Council
Thank you to the parents who participated in September's School Engagement Council Meetings and Parent Teacher Organziation Meetings.
All parents are welcomed to attend any or all meetings. We will meet on
Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
- October 27th
- November 17th
- December 15th
- January 19th
- February 16th
- March 23rd
- May 18th
Please use the Google Meet link below:
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nqd-xdpt-mkz
Or dial: (US) +1 219-401-0603 PIN: 836 127 869#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/nqd-xdpt-mkz?pin=7530769422643
MPS Community Conversations Sessions
Our next session is on Wednesday October 27, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. We will spend time in breakout rooms to hold a discussion with participants on recommendations towards addressing school and district climate. The community conversations will all be virtually held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the following dates.
Wednesday October 27, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 1, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday February 9, 2022, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday May 4, 2022, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
To register: www.mpsmke.com/communityconversations
For more information: www.mpsmke.com/discipline
Share your comments at: http://tinyurl.com/mpscommunityinput
PARENT PORTAL FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
Parent Portal is a system used by MPS to give parents and guardians access to student information such as busing, immunization records, grades, etc. This system is also used for early admission for high school!
If you are an 8th grade parent and have not signed up or do not remember your username, please contact the office at 414-902-7700 or email Curtin at email@example.com.
8th Grade: High School Early Enrollment
On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2021, our school counselor, Ms. Nisleit, held a virtal information session about High School Early Enrollment for our 8th grade families.
- The information session was recorded and can be found here.
- Linked here is a copy of the presentation with live links to important information.
If parents or students have any questions, you can reach out to the following individuals for assistance:
- Ms. Nisleit, School Counselor
- At Curtin on Wednesdays
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Emma, School Secretary
- Parent Portal Access
- Families will need to come to school and show your ID in order to receive your individualized Parent Portal Letter.
- Call 414-902-7700 to schedule an appointment to come to school
Early Enrollment Website click here.
2021-2022 Coaching Opportunities—COACHES NEEDED!
Middle School Coed Basketball
Games every Saturday, December 11th-March 5th
Middle School Coed Volleyball--WE HAVE A COACH!
Games every Saturday, December 4th-February 26th
Middle School Softball
Games every Saturday, April 23rd-June 4th
Middle School Soccer
For all Sports:
Practice two nights a week minimum (1.5-2 hrs long) starting after school day ends
Practices will begin 1-2 weeks before start of season based on availability
Gear will be supplied for you
Contact Lauren Long (phy ed teacher/Sport Coordinator)