Middle School Update

September 23, 2021

New Format

This year there will be a new format for Newsletters and Updates. I hope you find these updates informative and helpful. I will be sending updates every 2 weeks. If I need to send other information outside that timeframe, it will come via a regular email.

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Upcoming Events

Picture orders Due: Any final picture orders should be turned in tomorrow. After tomorrow, a late fee will be charged for any additional orders. There are no retakes for this set of pictures. We will have another picture day in the spring.

Progress Reports: Grades for progress reports will close on next Friday, October 1. Progress reports will go out by email the following week.

Half Day & No School: Friday, October 8th will be a half day and Monday, October 11, is a no school day for all students.

Staying Current

In addition to this update, we have many other ways to stay up to date on happenings.

AKFCS Website: Here you can find calendars, bus routes, and important information. Please visit www.akfcs.org to help stay informed.

Class Tag: Classroom teachers are using this tool to communicate directly with caregivers. Students have received paper copies to bring home to you on how to sign up. You may have also received follow up emails. If you are not signed up, please contact your child's homeroom teacher to sign up.

PlusPortal: You are able to monitor your child's grades using our PlusPortal system. Grades are updated on a weekly basis. If you are not using this resource, please go here to access it: https://www.plusportals.com/AKFCS

Email & text: We also use the emails and phone numbers we have on file to communicate- including sending out progress reports and grades. Please make sure these pieces of information stay up to date with Ms. Thomas in our main office.


The middle school will be having after school clubs this year beginning the week of October 4. Most clubs will be held one day a week until 3:10. The activity fee for clubs that meet once per week is $25 per club with a $50 cap per student and a $100 family cap. There are reduced fees for those that qualify for free or reduced lunch. The fee for homework club, which is held 5 days a week is $100 for the year.

Pick up for clubs will be at 3:10. Late pickups could result in removal from the club without refund.

Club descriptions and permission slips will be sent out by email next week.

The clubs we will be offering include:

Junior Chorus - grades 4 & 5

Leadership Club - grades 6 & 7

Games Club - all grades

Art Club - all grades

Classics Club- all grades

Please watch for additional information to come home regarding joining clubs.

Music Ensembles

Our music ensembles are getting up and running soon. If you are interested in having your child participate in band, strings, or chorus sign ups are now open.

Please view this presentation on the program: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gwAA7SsnQkkWaIxyYBh6OBuFXZCOifSoOZ0eLlmOtXk/edit?usp=sharing

Once you have decided to sign up, please do so using this form: https://forms.gle/Tx5usp4E6z3qDUvd7

Covid Protocols- Working together

Thank you for your continued support with keeping Covid out of our school. This is helping our whole community to stay safer.

If you have not already signed up for our Test & Stay program, please visit the website to do so. It can keep your child in school if they are a close contact. Students who are close contacts and not in the Test & Stay program could be out of school for up to 14 days.

Test & Stay information:

Guardians must fill out a consent form in order for us to do testing on their child. The consent should be filled out here: https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district=null

More information can be found on the website here: https://www.akfcs.org/parents-students/covid-19-operations-2020-2021/

If you need to communicate with our Nurse, Ariel Stricker, you can contact her at astricker@akfcs.org or reach her at 508 854-8400 ext. 2604.

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