Mr. Corso's Weekly Update

January 31, 2021

Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind

On Monday, Feb. 1, some small groups of students will be returning to BMMS for instruction. Those families that are returning have been contacted. We are working hard to get as many students back on campus as possible. We will be contacting more families when we are able to support their children on campus. A/B Cohorts can only return five days after San Diego County returns to the Red Tier. We appreciate your patience and support.

Next week at a Glance:

Monday 2/1: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

Tuesday 2/2: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7

(no student has both 4 and 5)

Wednesday 2/3: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

Thursday 2/4: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7

Friday 2/5: Asynchronous Day - TT

Friday’s Pro Grow Day: On Friday, our staff was working while students had the day off. Our focus was on microaggressions: learn what microaggressions are and how they occur in our everyday lives, reflect on ways we have experienced microaggressions in our lives and explore ways to counteract microaggressions on an individual and society level. It was a day well spent. Thank you for the opportunity for our staff to be involved in this training on a Friday.

Office Hours: Office Hours are Monday-Thursday and they are a part of the school day. Students should be reaching out to teachers to ask questions. Teachers are inviting students to office hours. Two of the best ways to do better in school during virtual instruction is #1 Turn Your Camera On! and #2 Attend Office Hours.

Yearbook Link: We know you are out there. Help us create our Yearbook this year by submitting pictures here LINK. Please submit appropriate photos of BMMS students that can be shared in our Yearbook.

Shortened February Break: A reminder to families that the 2021 February break has been shortened from five days off to just two days off due to COVID-related adjustments to the 2020-21 school year calendar. There is no school on Monday, February 15 and Friday, February 19 due to the observance of Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays. However, school will be in session Tuesday through Thursday, February 16 through February 18, so students are expected to attend class on those three days. Spring Break remains the same, Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16. The last day of school was changed to Friday, June 18, 2021. You can view the official District calendar here.

I wish your family all my best,

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

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The Big I.D.E.A. shares about Black History Month

Our Big IDEA Committee created a video to share with our community why it is important to celebrate Black History Month. Check it out here...LINK

One of our students who is in the Big IDEA (we’re always looking for new members, email if interested) created a watch list for families to celebrate Black History Month. Here it is...Way to go Rontae!

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Counselor's Corner

Here's a link to the Counselor's Corner newsletter.

Topics this week include:

  • Counselors away from school
  • Time Management Tips
  • Yearbook update
  • A few words from Student Services
  • Effective Ways to Calm Down and De-Stress
  • Mindful Minute: The Social Brain
  • Teacher office hours reminder
  • Alumni Tutoring flyer
  • SEL Thrively Lesson: Emotions
  • Free Parenting classes info

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Help Needed for Reopening

As we work to open schools for our students, we are in need of Instructional Assistants to assist with the supervision of students and WE ARE HIRING! Starting Pay is $15.13/hr. We have several openings for 6 hour per day positions (8:00-2:30 daily). These are limited term assignments that will go through the end of the school year. If you or someone you know might be interested, please apply using the link below! Please feel free to contact me if you'd like more information! APPLY HERE
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EFBMMS Knotty Barrel Fundraiser

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 4-8:30pm

13211 Black Mountain Road

San Diego, CA

PUSD offers various classes for our Parents

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

  • Parenting and Supporting LGBTQ + Children and Teens – All Grades Parenting children can be very challenging, adding the LGBTQ+ life to parenting can be overwhelming. This workshop will provide parents/caregivers insight into the LGBTQ+ children and teens. We will be working to understand the unique needs of each child, finding common ground between children and parents/caregivers while exploring communication skills to best carry our message as parents/caregivers of love and hope for their future. Wednesday, February 3rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm Online Course via Zoom Class fee: FREE

  • FREE Spanish Teen Positive Parenting Program via Zoom that starts next week. Please encourage any parents that you feel may benefit from the seminar series. If you have parents who are interested in attending, they may either register through the link provided on the flyer, or parents can contact the Caring Connections Center to RSVP at (858) 668-4084 or email: FREE Teen Positive Parenting Program (Spanish) via ZOOM

Tuesdays, February 2nd, February 9th, and February 16th 2021

from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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February 2021 Calendar

02.01.2021 - 02.05.2021 - Counselor Appreciation Week

02.09.2021 - Principal's Coffee, 8:15 am

02.09.2021 - Spelling Bee, Zoom, 2:45 pm

02.09.2021 - Knotty Barrel EFBMMS Fundraiser

02.11.2021 - PUSD BOE, 6 pm

02.14.2021 - Valentine's Day

02.15.2021- President's Day - No School

02.16.2021 - HR + Periods 1-3

02.17.2021 - HR + Periods 4/5-7

02.18.2021 - Asynchronous Day for students

02.19.2021- President Lincoln's Birthday Observed - No School

02.24.2021 - Flippin' Pizza AVID Fundraiser

02.27.2021 - San Diego Regional Science Olympiad

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