Middlebury Family News

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From the Desk of Principal Woods-Wallace

Happy Holidays Middlebury Families,

I hope you have had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break! As we move to finish up the 2nd half of quarter 2, there are a few updates that you need to be aware of. First, as a reminder, Monday, November 30th will be our first day of 100% remote instruction. Thus, the school building will be closed and remain closed until Monday, January 11, 2020. Upon that time, we will evaluate the COVID-19 levels in our county to determine if it is a safe choice to return our scholars' and staff to the hybrid instructional format.

Secondly, during this time of remote learning, we are providing our scholars with meal kits that will include their breakfast and lunch for the entire week. Meal kits can be picked up at the school on Mondays between the hours of 10 am - 2 pm. If you need an alternate time, give the office a call at 330.752.2766 and we will make arrangements for you.

Next, scholars' who have the older Chromebooks will be scheduled to switch out their devices for new Chromebooks. Scholars will be contacted by their teachers and or the school regarding the day and time they should come and pick-up their new devices. Also, we are requiring our scholars to return BOTH the Chromebook and charger in order to receive new equipment.

After the identified scholars have received new Chromebooks, we will switch our learning management system from Google Meet / Zoom to Blackboard exclusively. Our hope is to move 100% to this platform by Monday, December 14, 2020.

There are many moving pieces to our instructional program, however, our scholars remain the center of our focus. With that being said, we are constantly working to ensure that their comprehensive needs are met. This includes, but is not limited to their, academics, physical, therapeutic, and emotional needs. These services will continue to be rendered to our scholars virtually.

As we all adjust to our global circumstances, please have confidence in knowing that we CAN make a difference this school year. This task WILL be achieved by the collective efforts of home and school working together for the common advancement of our scholars!

Remain safe and have a productive week!

In education,

Ms. Woods-Wallace, M.Ed.

Meal Kits Go Beyond Nutrition-- They Can Make You a Winner Too!

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Hot Chocolate and Muffins with the Staff at Middlebury

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 9am-12pm

88 Kent Street

Akron, OH

You are invited to join the staff of Middlebury Academy for hot chocolate and muffins on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, between 9 am and 12 noon. Plus-- during this event, you can register to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by December 11, 2020.

We hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Enroll at bit.ly/MiddleburyKinder

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Calendar of Events Through the New Year

Nov. 30 - January 8.................100% Remote Learning (The building will be closed)

Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14.............Meal Kit Pick-up Days

Dec. 2.....................................Progress Reports Mailed Home and Available in Progressbook

Dec. 16....................................Hot Chocolate and Muffins with Staff at Middlebury

Dec. 21 - Jan. 1.......................Winter Break

Jan. 4......................................Teacher In-Service Day (School resumes January 5, 2021)

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Enrollment is still open, so reach out to us today and join the Middlebury family! If you are already a member of our family, please share our schools' name with family and friends who are looking for standards-based instruction from teachers who have scholars best interest at heart. Additionally, we provide follow-up assistance to scholars that are not only on campus, but for those who are learning virtually.

We also have trauma-informed staff at our school, waiting to provide that extra layer of support to our scholars that have had adverse childhood experiences. These qualities and many others is what makes MIDDLEBURY ACADEMY THE RIGHT SCHOOL OF CHOICE!

Call 330.752.2766, come in to see us, or click here to get registered online!

Have Questions? Contact Us Today!

Middlebury Academy is a tuition-free elementary charter school located in Akron, Ohio. We opened in August 2013, serving scholars in grades K-8. Middlebury places high importance on safety and civility. These are core to having a good learning environment and building character.

We have a project-based learning curriculum philosophy that incorporates new and emerging practices and technologies, such as chromebooks and tablets. We view the entire world as our classroom and will have a variety of face-to-face, virtual and other learning activities outside of the school.