Middle School Bulletin

August 2020

While things certainly look different than other years, we cannot wait to start this school year!
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6th Grade Orientation

On Wednesday, August 12, the PLP Middle School Staff is inviting 6th grade to come in for Orientation. This will be done in two groups. Group 1 will be from 8:00-11:00 am and group 2 will come in from 12:00-3:00 pm. In order for us to make our final preparations for Wednesday, please take a brief moment to fill out this RSVP.


Dropoff for 6th grade orientation will be in front of the Upper School. Staff members will be there to guide students to the Middle School. Students should plan to report to their first block class listed as their first class on their schedule, which will be viewable through PowerSchool on Friday. However, the room numbers may be different in PowerSchool than the rooms being used for orientation. Therefore, listed below are the room numbers that your student should report based on which teacher is listed as their first block class in PowerSchool:

Lewis - MS 215

Grant - MS 216

Gershman - MS 217

Biondo - MS 207

Sumners - MS 214

Krehnbrink - MS 209


Also, students are asked to wear any PLP shirt with uniform bottoms. Finally, we will be using the PikMyKid app for student pick up on August 12. More information about logging in and using the PikMyKid app is coming out on Monday. We can't wait to see our new Middle Schoolers!

7th and 8th Grade Meet the Teacher Zooms

We are excited to offer families the opportunity to "meet" their 7th and 8th grade teachers. 7th grade will take place on Monday, August 10 at 1:00 pm and 8th grade will take place at 1:30. These sessions are intended for both parents AND students to join! Also, both sessions will be recorded for those who are not able to attend live. The Zoom meeting details are below:



7th Grade 1:00 August 10:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72816867796?pwd=M2MyYVllM2xteWdCaEpTZ1h0YmYvZz09


Meeting ID: 728 1686 7796

Passcode: 3u1Hi7


8th Grade 1:30 August 10::

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4980679083?pwd=QmZoTFZCTlVHZzJLWmYrQmppOGFMZz09

Meeting ID: 498 067 9083
Passcode: 308742

PowerSchool is Open!

PowerSchool is open for students to view their schedules. We also wanted to remind everyone that, per the PLP Reopening Plan sent mid-July, Middle School electives will look different this year. All MIddle School students are enrolled in quarterly electives, which are art, general music, theatre and STEM. Also, every MS student will have PE every day.

Middle School Supply Lists


Thank you to those who purchased PTO School Supply Kits! PTO purchased, sorted and packed supplies and 100% of profits came directly back to PLP. Individual kits containing school supplies that will be used by each student can be picked up starting this week. Bulk items (e.g. copy paper, tissues, hand sanitizer, etc.) were delivered directly to the Middle School. PTO is holding a drive-through pick-up event at the ACC (gym) on Friday, 8/7 (10:30am-12:30pm). Individual kits not picked up during one of these events will be delivered to the Middle School lobby for pick-up during school hours.


While we encourage families to purchase what was on the original supply lists, which are found on the PLP website, we understand that beginning the year on Plan C changes supply needs right now. Therefore, at a minimum, we encourage families to have the basic supplies needed to participate in virtual learning for now.

Teachers will communicate specific supply needs while under Plan C to their students on the first day of school.

Plan C Daily Schedule

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PTO Reminds You to Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card

Please help us to raise money for PLP! We are happy to re-link or link your VIC card for you. This is a simple no cost way for you to help raise money for PLP! CSD raises over $10,000 a year from linking VIC cards. For the 2019-2020 school year PLP raised $3,000. We need as many families to participate as possible so we can do the same. This is free money for PLP with no cost to you. All we need is your First and Last name, your phone number that is connected with your VIC card and/or your VIC card number. Fill out the form (see link below) and PTO will link your card for you. YOU MUST RE-LINK EVERY YEAR!!!!! Every June all numbers are unlinked, and everyone has to re-link again.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJGYTWv2DyRO6rlB82ZA700BIonJDd1Aj3h21cFHD4Hwu9Dg/viewform?usp=sf_link

The Middle School is on Twitter!

The Middle School is proud to announce that we are now on Twitter. We can be found @PLPMiddleSchool. Please follow our feed to find news, pictures, and daily happenings in the Middle School!

Annual Calendar During PLAN C

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