Mr. Corso's Weekly Update

October 25, 2020

No School Monday 10/26. It is a day for Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind

Black Mountain Middle School will host a BMMS Return to Campus Parent Forum on Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. I hope you consider joining us. In order to participate, your Zoom name must include your FIRST & LAST NAMES or you won’t be accepted into the meeting. Thank you for helping support our safety protocols.

Here is the Zoom link:

Topic: BMMS Return to Campus Parent Forum

Time: Oct 26, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 988 6237 9565

Passcode: BMMSReturn

Next week at a Glance:

  • Monday: NON STUDENT DAY:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences for Some Families

  • Tuesday: Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

  • Wednesday: Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7 (no student had both 4 and 5)

  • Thursday: Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

  • Friday: Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7 (no student had both 4 and 5)

Social Justice Committee: Our next meeting is TUESDAY, OCT. 27 at 6pm via Zoom. I will send anyone who signs up the Zoom link. We plan to meet once a month on a Tuesday on Zoom. If you are interested, fill out the interest form by clicking the LINK

Counselor’s Corner: Here's a link to the Counselor's Corner newsletter:

Office Hours: FYI...If your student is having a hard time getting all their independent work done during the period, they can use time during Office Hours to catch up or check in with their teachers.

Interested in Working as an Instructional Aide? Poway Unified is offering a class to learn how to become a special education instructional aide. Click this LINK to learn more.

We hope you consider joining us for our Parent Return to Campus Forum Monday night at 5pm.

A better school starts with each one of us.

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

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The Week of November 9

The Week of November 9 will look a little different.

There is no late start day the week of Nov 9.

School starts at 8am each day

Monday, Nov. 9, 8am
Homeroom followed by Periods 1-3

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 8am
Homeroom followed by Periods 4/5-7

Wednesday, November 11 is a holiday - Veterans’ Day


Thursday, Nov. 12, 8am
Homeroom followed by Periods 1-3

Friday, Nov. 13, 8am
Homeroom followed by Periods 4/5-7

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Gift Cards and Adopt A Family

As the coronavirus, presents us with uncharted territory, PUSD is currently working hard to fill the needs of our families during this national pandemic.

Please consider donating a gift card or adopting a family this holiday season for our BMMS families in need.

Please go to the sign-up genius to see what gift card are needed:

Drop off gift cards to our front office during school hours, 7:30am-3:00pm.


Planning and preparations for Adopt-A-Family (AAF) program are in full swing.

For those who are new, this program support families that have been identified as having strong financial need and will receive gifts in December through the Adopt-A-Family program.

If you would like to adopt a family or have questions, please email Monica Taylor at

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Please visit our website for the parent education workshops that will be coming up at Parents can view and enroll in the courses they are interested in!

· Nurturing Sexual Intelligence in Our Children via ZOOM – All Grades

Many parents and caregivers struggle to come up with age-appropriate answers to sexually-related questions. Your child needs authentic answers to develop the knowledge and skills required for self-care. Learn how to welcome your child’s questions and nurture the sexual intelligence they need to navigate healthy relationships throughout life.

Monday, November 9th 2020 from 6:30pm-8:00pm Online Live Course via ZOOM

Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple

Please note, scholarships are available to parents who may be in need. Parent can contact the Caring Connections Center for more information.

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Time Change - Nov 1: Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, Nov. 1. Clocks need to be turned backward 1 hour.

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