Warrior Weekly

King Philip Middle School Newsletter

May 24, 2020

Happy Memorial Day!

Please take time this weekend to honor all of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our country.

Progress Reports Grades

The progress reporting window for teachers is this week. By 11:59 PM on Tuesday May 26, students should see a progress report grade designation of Pass or Fail for the remote learning period on Infinite Campus. The progress report grade will show up under Term 4. In extenuating circumstances, a grade of Incomplete may be temporarily issued.

For 3rd trimester Unified Arts courses, some students may receive a grade of No Credit (NC) as a result of not engaging in the remote learning activities since the beginning of the trimester. We understand that students did not have the opportunity to have in-person contact with their new teachers at the start of the course in early April.

Please remember that a progress report grade is a snapshot of your child's progress. Any questions about grades should be directed to the teacher.

End of Year Information

Remote Learning

The last week of remote learning activities will be the week of June 8th. Students will have June 15 - 18 to wrap-up outstanding assignments as allowed by teachers.

Materials Exchange (Returning Books & Picking Up Belongings)

Students will be able to participate in a curbside material return and pick-up in June. We are assigning exchange times by teams in order to minimize wait time and to allow the opportunity for students to see their team teachers one last time before summer. During the exchange sessions, we will have belongings from regular lockers and gym lockers ready for pick-up by students and their families.

Our tentative schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 8

  • 9 AM - 12 PM: Green 7 Team
  • 12 PM - 3 PM: White 7 Team

Tuesday, June 9

  • 9 AM - 12 PM: Yellow 7 Team
  • 12 PM - 3 PM: Green 8 Team

Wednesday June 10

  • 9 AM - 12 PM: White 8 (Moose) Team
  • 12 PM - 3 PM: Yellow 8 Team

If you are the parent/guardian of siblings, you do not have to come to multiple assigned sessions. You may select one session and pick up materials for all of your children at that time.

More details about the Materials Exchange will be released in the coming week. Thank you for your patience!

From the Guidance Department

Please follow this link and take a moment to review this week's Mindful Minute.

Each week, the KPMS Guidance Department is reaching out to our students to help them understand that there are things they can do with their mind to support their well-being. The newsletter provides specific strategies that they can use.

Did I Order a Yearbook Yet for My Child?

From the Yearbook Advisor, Ms. Russell:

If you would like to check if you have ordered a yearbook for your child, please use the following link: Did I Order a Yearbook Yet for My Child? (https://bit.ly/KPMSyearbook)

You will need to type in YOUR CHILD'S KP EMAIL ADDRESS to find out whether you have already purchased a yearbook.

If you would like to order a yearbook, to to this site: tinyurl.com/ybhncbqs.

Please contact Ms. Russell at russells@kingphilip.org if you have any questions.

Information for Current 8th Graders

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE - 8th Grade End of Year Virtual Ceremony

We are moving our 8th Grade Virtual Ceremonies to Thursday, June 11, in order to avoid a conflict with another local school's event. The times will remain the same.

  • White 8 (Moose) - 10:00 AM

  • Yellow 8 - 12:00 PM

  • Green 8 - 2:00 PM

Join us as we recognize our students and give out academic awards. Parents, guardians, and siblings are welcome to attend. We will share more information about the event in the coming weeks.

In preparation for the ceremony, each 8th grader should be working on a personalized slide for the team presentation. Please refer to information about the slide that was shared by team teachers this past week.

High School Walk Through/Open Door Day - TBD

For current 8th graders -- King Philip Regional High School plans on holding an "open door" day in late August. The date is yet to be determined. Please contact the KPRHS main office at 508-384-1000 if you have any questions.

High School Athletics - for Current 8th Grade Parents/Guardians

Is your child interested in playing a Fall sport at KP High School? Registration will open in July and the season starts in August. The High School will offer Cheerleading, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Football, Field Hockey, Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Unified Basketball. Football will start on August 21 and all other sports will start on August 24. Parents will receive an email once registration is open. Please contact Athletic Director Gary Brown at browng@kingphilip.org if you have any questions.

Resources for Families

Wellness Resources for Middle School Parents During COVID-19

Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham and King Philip Schools recently hosted two virtual presentations for parents/guardians. If you were unable to attend, you may find the tools, strategies and information helpful as you continue to navigate life during the coronavirus pandemic with your children. Click here for links to the recordings of the Mindful Parenting and Teens, Tweens, and Quarantines presentations. On the page, there are also additional news articles and resources.

Mental Health Support

If there is a mental health emergency, families should call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Emergency Service Provider- Riverside Emergency Services

781-769-8674 or 800-529-5077

24 hour/7 days crisis intervention

Due to COVID -19, families should still contact Riverside Emergency, however they may not be able to provide support at a home or community location.

Youth Emergency Services are available to children under the age or 21, regardless of their insurance. Other Riverside services are being provided through telehealth services online and by phone.

Network of Care Massachusetts

Behavioral Health Information Hub-access information for behavioral health, substance use, health insurance, housing, transportation, income securing and employment, food assistance and general COVID-19 resources.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Therapy Matcher

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access (MABHA) - listing of providers for family therapy for families with youth in crisis - MassHealth insurance only


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Call2Talk: 1-508-532-2255 or Text C2T to 741741

  • Samariteens: 800-252-TEEN (8336)

  • Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678; A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth

  • Compass Helpline-NAMI MASS, National Alliance for Mental Health-Mass.

    617-704-6264 -- Navigators with experience navigating the mental health system answer questions and refer to community resources; Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm

Food Access

Families in need from King Philip, Plainville, Wrentham, and Norfolk Schools may access food distribution provided through the Plainville and Wrentham Schools while schools remain closed:

Mondays and Thursdays, 9-11 am and 5-6 pm

Anna Jackson Elementary School, 68 Messenger Street, Plainville (gym door)

Families should drive up and open their car trunk. Staff members will deliver food directly to your car.

Norfolk Schools will make grab and go lunches available for pickup by families indicating need while schools remain closed:

Parents can contact the Norfolk Superintendent's office directly at (508)528-1225 to request grab and go meals.

Tuesdays, 9-10 am

Freeman-Kennedy School, 70 Boardman Street, Norfolk

Families should drive up to Door #4 and open your car trunk. Staff will come out to place the food bags directly into your car.

Families impacted financially can contact KP Cares through rowec@kingphilip.org for consideration for grocery store gift cards.

Free Food for families in need through Hockomock YMCA

The Hockomock Area YMCA will provide food bags to families in need at all branches.

Wednesdays, 1-2 and 5-6 pm

Foxboro: 67 Mechanic Street

Franklin: 45 Forge Hill Road

North Attleboro: 300 Elmwood Road

Drive up to YMCA branch main entrance and a staff member will come out and place a food bag in your vehicle.

Families are encouraged to access local food pantries as necessary.

Local Pantries

Norfolk Food Pantry

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 Rockwood Road, Norfolk

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 (Proof of residency required)

Plainville- Living Bread Food Pantry

16 East Bacon Street, Plainville

Wednesdays, beginning at 6:00 pm (Proof of residency required)

Wrentham Food Pantry

Original Congregational Church, 1 East Street, Wrentham

Saturdays, 10:00 am - noon (Proof of residency required)

Other Food Access Resources

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