King Philip Middle School Newsletter
May 24, 2020
Progress Reports Grades
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
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
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:
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 email@example.com 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
High School Athletics - for Current 8th Grade Parents/Guardians
Resources for Families
Wellness Resources for Middle School Parents During COVID-19
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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)