Raptor News

Otho E. Stuart Middle School

Get Ready to RISE, Raptors!

We completed our first week! Wow, what a week. We were so excited to see our Raptors and spend time with them. We spent so much time preparing to welcome them that seeing them in person was such a reward. Thank you for the support and communication Stuart.


We know that we still have to improve communication with our Raptors regarding the links for some of the classes; Exploratory classes in particular. This will take a bit more time. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. Don't forget that all the links are posted on our website.


Together, we will continue to RISE! Have a great weekend Stuart!


Fabricio Velez, Principal

Free School Meals For ALL

Great news! The USDA has extended several waivers through as late as December 31, 2020 allowing school nutrition programs to serve free meals to all children into the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation –children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Sept. 1st, all meals are free of charge for students.


Yes, this is for ALL 27J students through at least December 31st, 2020. We will still be offering A La Carte items so if your child would like to order that they can do so at a cost. If you'd like to receive a refund of money you have in your Raptor's account, please contact Shannon Bonino at sbonino@sd27j.net and she can process a refund.


Make sure you take advantage of this resource Stuart!

Raptor Cafe - Student Virtual Support

Stuart, please remember that next week we are starting with our Raptor Cafe! If at any time you need help with one or more of your classes, this is the perfect time to get support. Please make sure that you are logging in and asking for support during the times that our Raptors are at home (asynchronous times). Please know that your child can access this resource during the scheduled times on a regular basis.


8th Grade: 12:34 PM - 1:34 PM

7th Grade: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

6th Grade: 12:34 PM - 1:34 PM AND 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

ESL/Gifted & Talented: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM


Please click HERE to access information on accessing support for your Raptor. All links will be added by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 1st.

Extracurricular Activities (Clubs)

Clubs are starting NEXT WEEK! This is a great opportunity to develop a passion on one of the many subjects we will be offering! Clubes take place from 4:00 - 4:32 PM on their asynchronous learning days. All the links for these clubs are up and running on our website at https://www.sd27j.org/stuart.


If you'd like to learn more about our Clubs, click HERE to access additional information.

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