50th Issue, October 9, 2020
No School for Students - 10/15/20 & 10/16/20
Parents, remember there is no school for students on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 due to parent teacher conferences.
Materials Pick Up Day
We will have another Materials Pick Up on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This pick up will be very similar to the Materials Pick Up we had in August. Please see the directional map below. We realize that we are reversing the direction of the usual traffic flow on Hixson’s campus, but the route identified in the map works best for this event.
The following materials will be issued on Materials Pick Up Day:
- Social Emotional Learning Materials from our counselors (for all Hixson students)
- Books for Ms. Kraushaar’s students
- 7 Red Team treat bags
- Treats for 7 Orange students
- 8th grade band music
- Choir music
- Materials for students in Gifted Fine Arts (Mrs. Marks)
- Paper for Art (Mrs. Hannel)
- Materials for students in Mrs. Melloway’s classes
We hope to see you on Materials Pick Up Day!
Hixson Connections Day
Hixson Connections Day will be Tuesday, October 13, 2020. This will be a full asynchronous learning day that will focus on social emotional learning (SEL) and spreading positivity within our school community. Hixson teachers will create SEL activities for students to complete throughout the day. They will also write positive notes of encouragement and affirmation to their students, as well as recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding character throughout the school year thus far.
On October 13, students will not log in to their Zoom classes for synchronous instruction. Instead, they will be expected to access the menu of activities from their Statesman Time teacher’s Canvas page. We will also email them the link to the SEL activities. They will need to complete at least three activities of their choice from the menu. Students are encouraged to take a picture of themselves engaging in one of the activities and email it to their Statesman Time teacher. We will post some of the photos on our social media to help us demonstrate to our community how we engage in social emotional learning.
Statesman Time teachers will review the expectations for Hixson Connections Day on Monday, October 12 during Statesman Time.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Our virtual parent/teacher conferences will take place October 13 - 15. We are asking parents to please abide by the time limits set for conferences. Since conferences are virtual, teachers will likely have other parents in the waiting room who are waiting for their turn to talk to them. Teachers will end conferences on time so that they don't keep other parents waiting. Conferences will end promptly at 8:00 pm on October 13 and 14, and promptly at 4:00 pm on October 15. Thank you so much for understanding.
To schedule a meeting with your child’s teachers, please visit https://ptcfast.com/schools/Hixson_Middle_School_1.
Please note: math, PE, and elective teachers will meet separately from the team conference. If you would like to meet with these teachers, you will need to schedule additional conferences.
You will receive a link to a Zoom meeting in your confirmation email. You will use this link to attend your conference. We will send reminders and further information regarding Zoom links closer to conference days.
SIS, Grades, & Absences
Below is a link to the technology support ticket system we are utilizing to provide our learners and families with the most efficient system for submitting technology support requests. Use this site to submit your request when you are having issues with your student's equipment/access/accounts/etc.
If you are still in need of a device, please report to the District Service Center located at 3232 S. Brentwood Blvd between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to pick one up. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Library
Please remember you can add your public library card to your SORA app to open up your book choices! If you need help please email Mrs. Tumminello, email@example.com and we will set up a WIN time to do it together!
Ivory Crockett Run for Webster 5K and Fun Run
The annual Ivory Crockett Run For Webster has gone virtual this year! Run one (or several) of our 5k routes around each of our schools or choose your own 5k anywhere you want!
We always have fun family activities at the run, and this year is no different! On Saturday, October 17th 1:00 pm -4:00 pm, we'll be holding scavenger hunts at all of the WG elementary schools. We hope you can join us for fun and maybe even a few special guests!
Registration for runners closes on October 17th, but you have until October 31st to complete your run.
For more registration and information check us out at www.wgsdfoundation.org
or email us at RunForWebster@gmail.com