JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER

Kraft Meadows Middle School

NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Kraft Meadows Parents & Guardians:


I hope this newsletter finds your new year off to a great start! I wish you and your family a wonderful 2021 and I look forward to working with you this year! I would like to remind our families about our upcoming schedule at Kraft Meadows:


Week of January 11: Hybrid Schedule

(Last Name A-L: Monday & Thursday)

(Last Name M-Z: Tuesday & Friday)

All students asynchronous on Wednesday



January 18: No School (Staff Professional Development)


January 19: 2nd Semester Begins


February 17: 1/2 Day for Students (Staff Professional Development)


February 18 & 19: No School - Mid Winter Break



It is my honor and privilege to work with your children each and every day, and I look forward to a great 2021. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Go Scots!


Steve Uyl

Principal

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CHS 8th GRADE PARENT NIGHT

Save the Date!

Caledonia High School's Virtual 8th Grade Parent Night

Monday, February 8, 2021

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

*Link to be shared closer to the date

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SNOW DAYS

As we come back from a winter break where snow was present, the natural question becomes, “What happens during a snow day?” and more specifically, “Will the district host online learning experiences if students are learning in-person?” Rest assured that, as a school district, we value learning and want to ensure that it stays as consistent as possible. However, we also recognize that providing quality instructional experiences for an entire roster of students so quickly (i.e., revising lesson plans from in-person to online) is extremely difficult. Thus, snow days will remain in place as they have been until further notice.


Our hope is that the turn of the calendar brings stability to our ability to offer learning experiences for our students. May you and your family be healthy and well.


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MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS

ATHLETICS:

Athletic Director: Angie Stauffer: stauffera@calschools.org

Phone: (616) 891-1380 ext. 7115 Athletic Coordinator: Karen Sundberg: sundbergk@calschools.org

Phone: 891-8649 ext. 2316

LOOKING AHEAD: (all dates subject to change)

WINTER I:

Boys Basketball and Competitive Cheer practices and competitions will resume in January.

Practices will begin on Tuesday, January 19 with competitions beginning on January 25 for Boys Basketball and January 28 for Competitive Cheer.

Complete schedules will be distributed by coaches at practices and is updated on the Website.

Winter II:

Girls Basketball (7th/8th grades): February, 2021…exact date to be announced

Wrestling (6th/7th/8th grades): February, 2021…exact date to be announced

Spring:

Track (7th/8th grades): March, 2021…exact date to be announced

Tennis (6th/7th/8th grades): March, 2021…exact date to be announced

All student-athletes are required to be registered in our online athletic registration program. We are partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students online. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! You will review your information once per school year to verify the information is correct and sign the forms. Please take a moment and sign up your athlete for the upcoming 2020-21 Sports seasons. Using FinalForms is a one stop shop for the entire registration process. Please use the Athlete Registration link that is provided on the Athletics Homepage and create a new account under the "Parent Login" portion. On the Athletics homepage, you will also see a link for the "Parent Playbook" which gives you step by step instructions through the registration process. You do not need to pay the athletic fee until the season you are registering your athletic for begins. The registration link is: https://caledonia-mi.finalforms.com

There is an Athletic fee of $75.00 per athlete per season, with a $250.00 limit collected per family, per academic year. (Middle School participation fees are separate from high school fees.)


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FROM THE LIBRARY

Exciting News!

We will be kicking off our new collection of eBooks and audiobooks later this month, partnering with SORA Overdrive and the Kent District Library!


Students will receive an introduction on how to access the books in their language arts classes. A big THANK YOU to Dollar General for the grant that made this possible!


Don’t forget to check out the Kraft Meadows Library Website with your students (see link below). There are book trailers, new releases, recommendations and more. Also, our new SORA link for online books will be added soon!


https://sites.google.com/calschools.org/kmmslibrarylinks/home

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SUPPORT ROOM / COVID UPDATES

Please contact Mrs. Hullinger (Hullingerl@calschools.org or 616-891-8649) if your student is absent for any Covid related reason and for any Covid related questions.


The Student Daily Health screener is a vital part in our managing Covid and needs to be completed daily. This process will take just a few seconds and is helpful in keeping us up and running. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please fill out the Student Daily Health screener EACH school day, BEFORE school starts, even if your child is not in school.


Here is the link for your convenience. https://powerschool.calschools.org/public


Thank you for partnering with us to do the best we can to comply with the guidance of the Health Department.


If you have a student returning to face to face learning, please be sure to get the Daily Home Screening Agreement Form signed and returned to school with you the week of January 19!