Midland Messenger

September 21-25, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

This week has been much more successful for our students and families. Thank you for your continued patience as we have been working on improving your students' technology! If you are having poor sound or video quality, we encourage you to have your student turn off the camera, to see if that helps. The amount of bandwidth required for virtual learning sometimes does not fully support both audio and video. We would rather your child hear the lesson, than for them to be seen. Below is a link to the IT department for you to make an appointment if you feel that your device is still not working properly.

This coming week, our district will be sending information to families about our next steps for the school year. This will include a survey, so please be sure to respond in a timely way. We need to hear from you about your preferences.

I hope you and your family are staying well!

It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Mrs. Dawson

Have you picked up your school supplies?

We still have quite a few bags of school supplies for students to pick up. If you haven't had a chance to pick yours up yet, please stop by the office during the hours of 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

These are important supplies that your student needs to be successful while learning at home. Thank you!

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Social Emotional Learning Corner by Mrs. Blaisdell

This week’s focus is ONLINE SAFETY

In grades K-2, we will be talking about the similarities and differences between social media/online engagement with others and in-person engagement with others. We will discuss respectful and responsible interactions online with teachers and peers.

In grades 3-5, we will be talking about the respectful and responsible use of digital devices and having healthy social interactions online, as well signs of device attachment.

As a family— It is important to have your own family guidelines for online safety and frequent discussions and check-ins to assure that your child is accessing only appropriate sites, as well as having healthy and positive interactions with others online.

Have a CONNECTED and Productive Week!

Still having laptop issues?

Our IT department has been amazing at meeting the needs of our families, but some of our devices need to have the proper updates to make them work most efficiently.

If you are still not able to use the school device, or if the audio/video is not working, please let us know! We want to make sure you have the "fix" so your child can access learning each day.

The help number for the IT department is 253-298-4647 or you can fill out one of the two forms linked below.

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Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to James Hester, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sander, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000.