MMS Parent Newsletter

May 16th - May 20th

Number Of School Days Remaining: 9

Students must sign up 24 hours before the date needed for the bus. Last day for the late bus is Tuesday, May 17th.

Click the tab above to see what day your child's teacher has tutoring. Tutoring is after school 4:05-5:05. You must sign up for the late bus 24 hours prior to the day your child is staying.

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Due to STAAR test, we will NOT be able to check out your child during the STAAR test. We should be completed with testing by 2pm.

8th grade parents: Please make sure your child has turned in field trip permission slip and money by Monday. We have to pay the venue on Tuesday! Thank you!

MMS Family

We had a great week with STAAR testing. Students did a GREAT job of coming to school this week. On Tuesday, our attendance was 99% and Wednesday our attendance was 95%. Let's keep that going this week!


Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and plenty of rest the night before testing. Parents will not be able to bring lunch for their child on days of testing. We will have all students eat in the classrooms. Students will not be allowed to go to the front office to get food. Due to testing, we will have sack lunches.


We had a great time at our Tiger Club field trip. Students had fun bowling and spending time at Gattitown! This week our 6th and 7th grade students are going on a field trip. Please make sure all permission slips and money has been turned in.


Award Ceremony

We will have our award ceremony on Wednesday, May 25th. Due to space, only parents of students who are receiving an award will be invited to attend in person. The award ceremony will be available to watch online via Zoom.


7th Grade Award Ceremony starts at 8:20 am

6th Grade Award Ceremony starts at 9:10am

8th Grade Award Ceremony starts at 1:25pm


Have a great weekend! Thank you!


James Cruz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Cruz Zoom Link

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84955070520?pwd=Qm9SRFZ2WDVPbDQwdWZGRG1MNi9FZz09


Meeting ID: 849 5507 0520

Passcode: 8pPyX9


Morning Procedures

· If you are dropping of your child in the morning, please drop off in the back of the campus. After 8:05am, please drop off your child in the front of the campus. We are locking the back doors at 8:05am.

· All students need to enter the building. I HIGHLY encourage students to eat breakfast. It is FREE for everyone.


Dress Code

Students who are out of dress code will get an opportunity to correct it prior to calling parents to bring a change of clothes. Students may appear in dress code when standing up but when students sit down they become out of dress code.


· Outer clothing which resembles pajamas or under garments

· Skirts/Dresses/Shorts shorter than mid-thigh or more than 5 inches above the knee

· Overly tight dresses/skirts are prohibited. Undergarments that can be seen through dresses/skirts are prohibited.

· Pants with rips/cuts must have leggings or shorts underneath. Skin cannot be

revealing

· Tights/yoga pants/leggings can be worn as long as the shirt is covering the buttocks area.

· Pants must be worn at appropriate waist line. Sagging of pants is not allowed.

· Wind shorts are not allowed


Attendance

It is extremely important your child comes to school every day. Our attendance this past week dropped considerably. I understand the concern with the recent spikes of Covid but please make sure your child is attending school on a consistent basis. If your child is out, due to illness, please have them make up their work when they return back to campus.



After School Games

All students who are wanting to attend any after school games must attend with a parent.


Students Having To Quarantine

I have attached some updated information in regards to students having to quarantine. It is REQUIRED for parents to notify the school if your child is having to quarantine. You want to do this so your child is not marked absent. Your child is expected to complete missing assignments.


Dress Code

Please review the pictures below in regards to dress code.


Early Pick up

Reminder, we will not have any early checkouts after 3:00pm. Please plan doctor appointments accordingly.

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Save The Date (Reminders)


5/17 - STAAR test 6th/7th Math


5/18 - 7th Grade Field Trip


5/18 - STAAR test 8th Science


5/19- STAAR test 8th Social Studies


5/19 - Beginner Band Trip


5/20- 6th Grade Field Trip


5/23 - 6th Grade Only Tiger Day


5/24 - 8th Grade Field Trip


5/24- 7th Grade Tiger Day


5/25 - 8th Grade Tiger Day


5/25 - Student Award Ceremony (during the day)


5/26 Talent Show


5/26 Last Day Of School (Early Release)

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Camps are for all grade levels (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)

Join Sports You for more information and for the link to pay for camps!

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Summer School will be at Simon Middle School for all middle school students

Summer School this year for students will be for those students who do not pass Math and/or Reading for the school year. We will also look at Benchmark/STAAR data to determine who would be recommended to attend Summer School.

You need to register if you want your child to have a bus for summer school. Deadline to sign up for a bus is Wednesday, May 18th.

Any student that receives a referral (starting May 2) or conduct deemed by the administration to be inadmissible will not be allowed to attend a field trip.

All technology fees must be paid in order to attend a field trip. An email will be sent to you if your child owes a fee.

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Click on the attachment below about our Summer Reading project. It is not a grade but HIGHLY recommended for students to complete.

STAC Youth Center

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Basketball Camp at Johnsong High School (Click on the picture to make larger)

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Need assistance?

Hi all – HaysCo has an emergency rental assistance program for those impacted by COVID. The program aims to prevent people from being evicted by paying back rent, though it also helps with back due (and I think currently owed) utilities. I invite you to learn more about the ERA program on our website: https://hayscountytx.com/emergency-rental-assistance-program/

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Half-Day Junior Summer Math Camp at Texas State, San Marcos

Applications now being accepted for the half-day JSMC in San Marcos, Texas. The 2022 program will be held in San Marcos from June 6 - 17, 2022; Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until noon.

Once the application form is submitted, financial assistance will be awarded (if applicable) based on financial needs.

They are on a rolling admission, so when the camp is filled, students will be placed on a waiting list.


For Questions, please have them contact:

Patty Amende at Texas State University

Mathworks Program Coordinator

(512) -245-3439 pa16@txstate.edu

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All incoming 7th graders (current 6th graders) are required to receive a Tdap and meningococcal (MCV) vaccine to attend school. Exemption from immunization requirements are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, active duty with the armed forces of the United States, and reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. If your student has already seen their provider and received their required immunizations, we would appreciate receiving back the results of the visit.

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Send your child to NYC & Washington D.C.

If you are interested in your child going to Washington D.C. & New York City...please read!!!

We are thrilled to announce our Summer 2023 Student Tour to Washington D.C. and New York! If you missed our parent meeting, make sure to contact Ms. Martinez at sarah.martinez@hayscisd.net or you can go directly to our tour website and enroll at: www.efexploreamerica.com/2495232wj


This is an amazing opportunity for your student to learn more about our country, gain new perspectives, get out of their comfort zone and build skills for the future.

This tour is recommended for current 6th and 7th graders, but open to all students (and their parents too)! Don’t miss out on all the fun and enroll for the tour of a lifetime!


Sincerely,

Sarah Martinez

McCormick Middle School

Art Teacher & Cheer Coach

(512) 268-8508, Ext. 42853

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Click on the title below for resources in the community. Please check this out...great information!

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Do you want to be a guest teacher?

Please apply below to be a guest teacher for the district.


Apply Here

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Athletics Information

Purchase tickets to Football/Volleyball/Basketball games on this link. If it is not working please email Heidi.Durham@hayscisd.net. or call (512) 268-8512. MMS does not handle athletic ticket information.


All athletic schedules can be found at our MMS campus website under the Athletics page.


Rank One Link (you need to click on this for forms)


A current pre-athletics physical from a doctor –https://hayscisd.rankonesport.com/.../PrintableDocuments...


Completion, each year, of the REQUIRED Rank One Online Forms - https://hayscisd.rankonesport.com/.../NewInstructionsPage...


A uniform that you must purchase AND must be worn daily!! – https://sites.google.com/hayscisd.net/mmsathletics/store...


General Information and Contacting the Coaches:

Schedules, ordering supplies, physicals/forms can be accessed on our athletics page:

McCormick Athletics Page https://sites.google.com/hayscisd.net/mmsathletics/home


For quick questions (and a quick response), email me: brian.rich@hayscisd.net


We will be using SportsYou next year, an app, to share info as well…details to come


All physicals can be faxed, delivered, or scanned and emailed to Brian.Rich@hayscisd.net

Happy Birthday Shout Out!

Wish your child Happy Birthday on our school marquee! Please click the link below to put a birthday message on the school marquee!


LINK


North Side - Facing child nutrition

South Side- Facing entrance

Gifted & Talented Information

NEW! GT Spring Newsletter On May 10th letters will be sent home informing students who were recommended to the GT program of their admission status. This notice applies only to students who tested to determine initial placement in the GT program.
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Please watch the video below to show you how to create a parent account on our HERO program. This program tracks positive and negative behaviors. The first video shows how to create an account. I tried to create a second video but was having technical difficulties. I will try to upload a video at a different time.

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Hero Parent Account
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Please review the following items below.

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PSAT Information...8th grade parents!...directions below how to see your child's PSAT scores.

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Library News

Take a look at the Weekly Library Update to stay informed on what is happening in the library. Visit the library website to view this week's Weekly Library Update. The 40 Book Challenge is on, learn more here.

Please ask your child to show you if they can log in to Dreambox and Reading Plus!

Dreambox Information!!!

McCormick is utilizing an on-line math program called Dreambox. Please watch the following introductory video to know what it is and how to support your student's use and success with Dreambox. The family resource link mentioned in the video is found here.


Home Learning Guide - https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/2086007/PDFs/National/Home-Learning-Guide-For-Families_20200417.pdf

Family Support Website - https://www.readingplus.com/resources/for-families/

Reading Plus Information!!!

Please encourage your student to try their hardest on the Insight Assessment as this will serve as valuable feedback in order to best serve our student/s. For more information, please view the Reading Plus Video and/or visit the Family Support Link.

Order School Pictures

Go to lifetouch.com to order pictures. Deadline is May 1st, 2022

Student drop off/pick up

In the morning, please drive all the way up the hill as far as you can. Please do not drop off in the "Red Zone" where it says no parking. Also, we are locking the back doors at 8:05. If your child arrives to school after 8:00, please drop off in the front of the building.


In the afternoon we want to fit as many cars in as possible. I will stop traffic to let the buses go ahead of everyone. We are trying to get the buses loaded as soon as possible so they can get on their routes. I appreciate your understanding with this.


As you know the line at parent pick up is extremely long. We are doing the best we can and I appreciate everyone’s patience. The line will get faster. The following items are some things your child can do to make the line go faster:


- Make sure your child is looking for you

- Try not to get out of your car for your child to put things in trunk

- Drive all the way up the loop until you cannot drive up anymore

CNN Student News

We will show all students CNN 10 Student News every morning before 1st period. This is an excellent, non biased, news source that reviews current news events for students. It is targeted towards students. I have provided the link for you for review. This is similar to Channel 1 news when we were in school. Please let me know if you have any questions.


CNN10 LINK

Visitors On Campus

ENGLISH

We are so excited to open our doors to visitors again! As always, safety will remain our number one priority. Please review the District Safety Procedures prior to visiting our campus by clicking here.

A few reminders:

  • All visitors will continue to check in at the front office
  • All visitors will need to show official state identification (Texas Driver’s license or state issued ID card)
  • Visitation may be denied due to lack of appropriate identification required for criminal background screening
  • All students must wear their ID tag while on campus. Please make sure your student wears their ID daily.

We are excited to offer volunteering opportunities again! Interested in volunteering? Learn more: Hays CISD Volunteers In Public Schools (VIP)

Please click here for additional information and safety reminders: Campus Safety Protocols

We look forward to seeing you soon!


SPANISH

¡Nos da mucho gusto volver abrir nuestras puertas a visitantes de nuevo! Como siempre, la seguridad siempre será nuestra primera prioridad. Por favor revise los Procedimientos de Seguridad del Distrito antes de visitar alguno de nuestros campus al hacer CLIC AQUÍ.

Unos cuantos recordatorios:

  • Todos los visitantes deberán registrarse en la oficina de la entrada principal.
  • Todos los visitantes necesitan mostrar su identificación oficial del estado (Licencia de Conductor o Identificación del Estado de Texas)
  • Se podrá negar la visita en caso de falta identificación apropiada para la verificación de antecedentes.
  • Todos los estudiantes deberán usar su Credencial de Identificación mientras estén en el campus. Favor de asegurarse que su hijo(a) porte su ID diariante.

¡Nos emociona poder volver a ofrecer oportunidades de participación voluntaria nuevamente! ¿Le interesa participar como voluntario? Infórmese más en: Voluntarios en Escuelas Públicas de Hays CISD (VIP)

Haga CLIC AQUÍ: Protocolos de Seguridad en el Campus para mayor información y leer los recordatorios de seguridad.

¡Esperamos verlos muy pronto!

Lunch Deliveries From Parents/Online

Parents are allowed to drop off lunches for students. You will not have to come into the front office to drop off food. There will be a table in the foyer area. Please make sure you put your child's first and last name and grade level on the food you bring. We will have a post it note/pens on the table for you to use. Online food deliveries (Door Dash/Grub Hub/Etc..) are also allowed. Make sure your child's name is on the food when food is delivered.

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Wright this Minute - May 10