Vol. 2 Newsletter 3- October 9, 2020
Midterm and parent/teacher conferences
Can you believe we have already reached the mid-term for quarter one? Our students are working hard and in the groove of their virtual schedules. We know working with young students in the virtual environment continues to be a balancing act and we have seen amazing perserverance and are very proud of our Knights. Synchronous instructional time allows students the opportunity to work directly with his/her teacher and asynchronous assignments provide an opportunity for students to work on skills and produce independent work. Both factors are considered when teachers are collecting information for grading.
FCPS will be grading students in all subject areas, including art, PE, and music. Our staff is working to gauge student understanding towards mastery of skills in many ways. If your child's teacher has a concern regarding progress, the teacher will reach out to you to see how they can help.
Parent/teacher conferences will take place on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. All conferences will take place on Google Meet. Teachers will be sending out sign up information via their class distribution lists on Monday October 12th.
Thank you for continuing to partner with us in your child's education.
We also love to see your pictures of our students learning. You can share them on Twitter and tag @PrincipalMPS and include the hashtag #knightpride.
Friday October 16th- Schools are closed for students- NO virtual instruction will occur. This is a teacher work day.
Wednesday October 21st- Parent/teacher conferences- instruction will begin 4 hours late at 1:00pm
Thursday October 22nd- Parent/teacher conferences- instruction will begin 4 hours late at 1:00pm
Friday October 23rd- Parent/teacher conferences- instruction will begin at normal time but will end by 12:00
**Classroom teachers will share specific schedule information with families**
Tuesday November 3rd- Schools are closed for students- NO virtual instruction will occur. This is election day.
MPS webpage update
Media Center book exchange!
We are so excited to announce that Middletown Primary School's robust library collection of books is back for circulation! Starting October 12th, your child can begin putting books on hold to be picked up at the school the following week! More information can be found here. Please fill out this acknowledgement form indicating whether or not you would like to participate.
In order to accommodate book exchange, changes will be coming to your child's media block schedule in the next few weeks. Please be sure you are accessing your child's media Schoology page to see those updates when they happen. If you have any questions, please email Sara.Storm@fcps.org or message her on Schoology.
Weekend Backpack Food Program
We will be continuing our Weekend Food Program for any families who are in need. The food may be picked up between 1-3:30pm on Fridays starting September 25th at MPS. If you are interested in this program, please contact Mrs. Police our School Counselor at 240-566-0229 or e-mail Janice.Police@fcps.org for more information.
Parent Resources for Virtual Learning
- Family Supports for Virtual Learning
- Lexia Core 5 Onboarding Video
- Support for Families: Using Lexia Core 5