KRMS Principal Newsletter
May 9, 2022
Hello KRMS families,
We are approaching the end of the school year rather quickly. With just over 6 weeks of the school year left I wanted to reach out with some important dates and information about upcoming events. More information about each items discussed can be found below in this newsletter.
First, the link to order your child a KRMS 2021-2022 Yearbook is HERE: If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Ms. Becky Bartlett firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also occurring this month is our required state assessments, NH SAS. The dates for this are May 26th (math), May 31st and June 2nd (ELA and Writing), and June 7th is Science for the 8th grade. Below is a letter from the Director of Curriculum explaining more as well as an attachment for those families that opt-out of the assessment. Please see below for this letter or feel free to contact Mrs. Katey Hills, email@example.com.
Over the last couple of years, we have not had a formal "promotion" for the 8th grade. We have shifted to providing opportunities for the students to be celebrated with school activities with their peers (a permission slip to Canobie Lake Park was sent home today) and an informal award assembly for the 8th graders that will occur during the school day on June 20th.
We are again hosting an extended school year option for current 7th and 8th grade students. This will be the same schedule as last summer with a Monday - Thursday, 9:00 - 2:00 schedule. This begins on Tuesday, July 5th and runs through Thursday, August 4th. Transportation will be provided. PLEASE complete the following survey if you would like or are interested in your child attending Summer School this year at KRMS: SUMMER SCHOOL SURVEY. This MUST be COMPLETED by, Friday, May 27th to ensure proper staffing.
In support of our students having some common experiences, our staff is looking to host a school dance on Friday, June 3rd. This will be the first school dance in over 2 years. We work with the transportation department and for a small fee, busses pick up at New Durham Elementary School, Ossipee Elementary School, and Court House Square in Ossipee. Drop off after the dance at the same locations are also provided. The cost each way is $2 and the entry to the dance is $5 per person. Snacks and drinks are available for additional costs. More information will be coming; however, this is ONLY for current KRMS students, and we will not be allowing any guests at this dance.
This is the time of year that can be a challenge for many children with a new transition coming up. We put many opportunities in place to support children with these transitions, however, behaviors can at times impact a student's access to extra opportunities, including the dance and potential field trips. Phones continue to be expected to be off and away (in a locker) during the school day and any and all support with this is greatly appreciated. As with distracted driving, phones create a distracted learning environment. Your assistance can also be helpful in supporting our district's dress code, especially with the warmer weather ahead.
We greatly appreciate your support and collaboration. If there is anything that I can assist you or your child with, please reach out to me directly.
James A. Reilly
GWRSD Food Services
Free Meals for All GWRSD/Middleton Students:
Extended for the 2021-22 School Year
But We need your help!
Both federal and state funding for all schools is tied directly to the Free & Reduced Meal applications. While all meals will be free to all students for another year, we still need qualifying families to submit their annual application.
Students who qualify also have access to college application fee waivers, reduced and/or free SAT/AP testing, demonstrate need for college scholarship opportunities and more-simply by filling out one application! Click here for more info and to see if your family can help!
There are three ways to apply:
Click here to apply online or
Download and print an application that is attached to this email or
Stop into any school to pick up an application in the main office
If you have any questions, or need assistance, please let Karen Michalski know!
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KINGSWOOD YOUTH CENTER
IMPORTANT AND UPCOMING DATES
NH SAS TESTING
Thursday, May 26th, 9pm
This is an online event.
5/26 - Math testing
5/31 and 6/2 - ELA/Writing testing
6/7 - Science testing for 8th grade
No School - Memorial Day
Monday, May 30th, 7am-2:15pm
404 South Main Street
KRMS SUMMER SCHOOL
Tuesday, July 5th, 9pm to Thursday, Aug. 4th, 2pm
404 South Main Street
2022 KRMS Summer School Program (Gr. 7-8)
REGISTRATION FOR FALL (2022) KRMS SPORTS
How Do I Register My Child(ren) for Sports at Kingswood?
Download and review or review online - the Athletic Handbook for Students Athletes & Parents 2022-2023. Both can be found in the "Inside Athletics" menu directly on the www.kingswoodathletics.org home page.
Visit: www.familyid.com, in the top right hand corner of the FamilyID website, click on “CREATE ACCOUNT” to create a FamilyID account. (FYI: after registering for a FamilyID account you will still need to sign up for your child’s sport of choice!)
Once your account is created (you never have to create another one!); click the “Find a Program” menu button on the FamilyID home page.
On the next page type “Kingswood” into the search box and click the “Find” button.
This will take you to a featured organization page, where you will see “Kingswood Department of Athletics” click on this blue lettering and voila! You are at our FamilyID page!
Scroll to mid-page and click on the program you are ready to register for!
On the next page, scroll to mid-page and click the “REGISTER NOW” button.
Complete the FamilyID registration and everything is routed to the Athletic Department--no forms to print out!
The only thing you owe to the athletic department on the first day of tryouts would possibly be an up to date physical.
*Please note that failure to register online will postpone an athlete’s eligibility at both KRMS
Mental Health Moment
Covid-19 Student and Staff Testing
Covid Hotline Phone Number
COVID HOTLINE NUMBER 603-581-1615This is the after hours number to call if a student or staff member tests positive when school is not in session (nights, weekends, holidays, school vacations).
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Kingswood Regional Middle School
Welcome to Kingswood Regional Middle School!! KRMS serves the towns of Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, and Wolfeboro. Approximately 375 7th and 8th graders attend KRMS. Through developmentally appropriate programs, KRMS facilitates the mastery of knowledge, skills, and personal competencies middle level students need now and in the future. On behalf of our school, we welcome your collaboration and encourage you to become part of our KRMS community.
James A. Reilly - Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kerry Hunt - Assistant Principal (email@example.com)